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DOC House project update

Our fundraising is going well. The new DOC House will be a reality! Here is a graphic showing the giving pyramid as of January 13, 2021:

 

The loss of classmate David Lyon Prentice (1947-2021)

“Way cool” is NOT the way David would describe his untimely departure on January 4, 2021
even though we’ve heard him say it hundreds of times. We would have wished that he would
have lived forever, enriching our lives with his generosity of spirit, wacky behavior, and sharp
wit. His lifetime spanned only 73 years and two months, and there was never a dull moment. He
was honest and direct, a community builder, networker, punctuation police, organizer guru,
eggnog aficionado, political pundit, and an avid historian and reader. A genuine quirky character,

Announcing three virtual wine tastings in 2021

The first Class of ’69 Virtual Wine Tasting was held in October 2020 in conjunction with our Virtual Homecoming Celebration. It was an unqualified success. Everyone in attendance had a great time. Following that event, there were multiple requests for us to develop a series of wine tastings with different themes.  
 
Dona and I are pleased to present three (3) Class of ’69 Virtual Wine Tastings in 2021!
 

Casual Conversations: Arthur Fergenson and SCOTUS, January 17

After a November break following John Mathias’s presentation on representing defendants accused of a capital crime, Casual Conversations on Zoom picked back up again on December 20 with Tex Talmadge, assisted by Dudley Kay (on his birthday), leading a discussion on the Civil War.  More than 20 classmates attended, as was the case also for John Mathias.  In each session, some new faces appeared, a valuable aspect of the program allowing an expansion of active Class members beyond the “usual suspects.”
 

Class and College giving opportunities

Dear Classmate,

We can agree that we have had a year like no other.  Certainly not like last year, when we experienced the glorious 50th reunion in Hanover, followed in our case by a tour of the Lake Michigan coast on our way back to Milwaukee — then an overseas trip in the fall, Thanksgiving in Hawaii, a month in December visiting family in Vermont — and a visit to Florida in January!  This year (since then)?  NO travel for us.  Next year?  There is hope.

Class Event Calendar

This is our (new) Class of '69 Google calendar! Contact Peter Elias if you have a Class event you wish listed.

 

Pop-up Poetry Event

Inaugurating what I hope will be a new series of ad hoc pop-up Zoom get-togethers, I am sponsoring a Zoom poetry participatory reading this Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 5 pm Eastern (US).  Each person on the call will be expected to read two poems (of any authorship) of his or her choosing.  That’s it.  No obligation to pick a poem of a certain length, although some verse works—like Paradise Lost or Howl—might be considered a bit too long for this venue.  No obligation, either, to pick a certain formal style, like a sonnet, or to rhyme, or to choose blank verse, free verse, or any of the

Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) House renovation project

Paul Tuhus has been making regular visits to the site of the renovation project and has been providing photos of the progress. Here is a link to the gallery of photos and here is a link to a slideshow of the same photos.

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