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Casual Conversation with Dimitri Gerakaris July 17

Our next Casual Conversation on Zoom is July 17th with Dimitri Gerakaris ’69:  the Path Not Taken

Low Country Mini Reunion

A mini-reunion of sorts took place in The Low Country of South Carolina in late May. John and Elizabeth Beck arranged to spend a couple days in Sun City Hilton Head with Dudley Kay and Jill Ford on their trek from their Naples, FL, retirement home to their cooler summer home in CT. Jill, who had just earned her Master Naturalist certificate, thought it might be a good idea to get together with Jerry and Missy Schulz. It was a pre-Covid ecotour given to us by Jerry on his boat, during which he spoke of his own Master Naturalist credentials, that had inspired Jill to take the 6-week course .

Class of '69 virtual activities

Here is a summary of our extensive virtual activities, courtesy of Arthur Fergenson:

 

“These Zooms have been wonderful for me as I’m getting to know guys that I never interacted with while on campus.  Next reunion, I’ll actually have something to talk with them about, rather than trying to make acquaintances in a limited amount of time.”

Homecoming October 2021: President's Message and Schedule

Message from Class President Jim Staros:

As you have heard, President Hanlon and the Board of Trustees have decided on an in-person fall 2021 term at Dartmouth, and we are delighted that it includes an in-person Homecoming.   Homecoming Co-Chairs Norman Jacobs and Dona Heller have developed a great schedule of events for the weekend, and I look forward to seeing you there.

I want to highlight two special events on the schedule:  

DOC House Project update

Paul Tuhus has been providing about an update a week, usually with great photos. His most recent update came yesterday with 8 photos. Here is a link to the photogallery of the DOC House Project, in chronologic order, mostly annotated. It looks as if we will be able to use it over Homecoming on Octob er 8 and 9.

SEE YOU THERE!

 

Jewish Culture Group conversation with Rose Mantelmacher

On October 13 of this year Rose Mantelmacher will turn 100 years old.  That she has lived that long is notable, but even more significant is what happened 76 years ago when Rose was liberated from Bergen Belson by British troops.  Sick with Typhus, she was unable to eat although suffering from malnutrition and desperately hungry.  That probably saved her life because the troops did not know the proper medical protocols to feed the starving: many of the victims of the Nazi horror died from being allowed to eat as much as they wanted.
 

One on one with Sandy Alderson

Here's an article/interview with our own Sandy Alderson in The Dartmouth from today, April 16th.

Here's the intro:

Homecoming October 2021 - UPDATED plans and schedule

Here is our UPDATED SCHEDULE for Homecoming 2021:

Dartmouth College
Class of 1969
Homecoming 2021


 
Friday, October 8, 2021:

Class of '69 virtual activities

At the April monthly Executive Committee meeting, Arthur Fergenson summarized the virtual (Zoom) activities we are doing as a Class:

Casual Conversation with Ray Saginur

After last month’s successful (37 participants at the height) Casual Conversation with Paul Tuhus sharing tips and answering questions about travel, we take a trip across the border into Canada for classmate and Ottawa resident Ray Saginur, M.D., to lead a discussion on Ethics and Covid-19.  Ray, as his description of the upcoming session and his bio attest, is trained in both infectious disease and ethics.  While a pandemic is the worst of times for the world, it is fortunate that we have someone whose expertise is uniquely suited to the occasion.  

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