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Class of 1971 April Classnotes Submission
Greetings from sunny Lake Tahoe. By the time you get this our 40th reunion should be just a few months away. It’s not too late to sign up. Our reunion chair, Wayne Hobin, has led a team that has put together an outstanding long weekend of events. Current plans include dinner at the DOC house on Occom Pond, entertainment by the Dartmouth Aires, a golf tournament, a tennis tournament, hike to Harris Cabin, lecture about and presentation of Class Project at Hovey Grill, memorial service for departed classmates, numerous gatherings at the tent, seating at the homecoming game, gala Saturday night dinner at the Dartmouth Skiway Lodge and much more.
I briefly mentioned this in a prior classnotes, but if you missed the article featuring our own Anthony Sandberg in Alumni Magazine, here’s a pointer to read the full article on-line (http://www.ocscsailing.com/images/press/2009_07_dartmouth.PDF). Anthony founded the OCSC (Olympic Circle Sailing Club) in 1979 on the San Francisco Bay with one boat, a shed, and a simple idea: share the joy of sailing and take care of his clients the way he'd want his friends and family to be treated. Outside magazine named OCSC one of the 10 best medium-sized companies to work for in the country. .
Another successful CarniVAIL transpired this winter with appearances by our Class President Greg Fell, Don O'Neill, Wayne Hobin, Witt Fram, Peter Pratt, John Eaton and a Colorado contingent led by resident Vail Judge Buck Allen, Rod Morgan, & Bob Trout. They also had families and friends with them to make an impressive Class of 1971 presence.
Mickey Stuart reported on the Hovey Grill Mural Class Project and book which will be completed and available as planned for our Reunion. Jeff McElnea described a potential next project around Pilobolus honoring the members of the Class of '71 instrumental in forming the troupe, including Christopher Wolken and Moses Pendleton.
Greg Fell will take over for Pete Webster as our Alumni Council representative. Thanks Pete for representing our class over the last three years especially during a fairly turbulent transition a few years ago.
Dr. Larry McCleary, retired Acting Chief of Neurosurgery at Denver Children’s Hospital, just published a new book entitled “Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly”, that simultaneously addresses two of society’s most pressing medical challenges - obesity and mental decline - by providing a diet and exercise plan that helps lower insulin resistance, which causes diabetes (which quadruples ones risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease). Sounds like timely reading.
John Williams, editor of ShadowStats, recently released “The Gold Report” where he prognosticates about our financial future in the middle of stronger corporate balance sheets, tighter reins on costs and better stock performance. He concludes that the economy is weaker than ever, with specters of hyperinflation and systemic financial collapse on the not-so-distant horizon. You can speculate what his advice is based on the report’s title. This could be another interesting topic to discuss at the reunion.
Keep the news coming.