For the past three years, our class has been ably represented on the Alumni Council by Jim Staros, whose term will be ending on June 30, 2018. The time has now come for selection of Jim’s successor to the Alumni Council for a three year term ending June 30, 2021. For this purpose, our class Executive Committee has designated a nominating committee consisting of our class President (John Mathias), our three Vice-Presidents (Rick Willets, Andy McLane, and Kelly Simpson), and our most recent two Alumni Councilors (Jim Staros and Peter Elias).
Fall events have reconnected me (and therefore us) with Phoenix brothers LIVE and In PERSON! Yes, it's true. I have actually rubbed old achy shoulders and raised a wavering glass or two with brothers in the flesh, and what a great treat for all of us. Many laughs, memories, and catching up.
Has your life been lived your way? Triumphs and tragedies? Fortunes and reversals of fortunes? Love found and love lost? What part did serendipity play? Roads taken and not taken? Who or what changed your lives forever? Let’s share our stories.
We can, you know. In 2019, there will occur two momentous and very personal events.
As part of our Class Connections effort during this year's Homecoming weekend, classmate Bill Stableford teamed up with some current '19s who are part of the Dartmouth Basketball Program. Shown in the photo below are:
(rear, L to R) Men's Head Basketball Coach David McLauglin, Emily Dryden, Bill Stableford, Evan Boudreaux, Guilien Smith, Isalyse Quinones;
(front, L to R) Kealy Brown, Cy Lippold, Women's Head Basketball Coach Bell Koclanes.
The women all said that they love trivia, so we will want to engage them for our next Trivia Night event.
Roy Hitchings sends a photo of a gathering of '69s in his home town of Camden, Maine, with this comment:
The photo was last summer and the 69ers are from left to right: Peter Imber, Clark Doran, Roy Hitchings, George Cook and Allen Petersen. Allen was visiting but the other 4 have homes here in this beautiful part of the world. Roy
Seven of your Class officers attended the September 15th-16th Class Officers Weekend in Hanover. In addition to the usual college-centric events, COW provides an opportunity to meet with our officer counterparts from other classes, discuss issues and share ideas. We also had an excellent lunch session for the seven of use, where we talked about plans for Homecoming, The Book, Reunion50, and our Class gift. Check out the photo (below the fold, of course) of attendees Norman Jacobs, Rick Willets, Peter Elias, Bill Stableford, John Mathias, John Myers and Dona Heller: