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Update on ’69 Homecoming: Saturday Night Dinner at DOC House
On Saturday night of this year’s Homecoming, there will be a ’69 Class Dinner at the DOC House, following the cocktail hour and dedication ceremonies for the DOC House renovation project that has been inspired, funded, and shepherded by our class.
PLEASE NOTE: Seating inside the DOC House is limited.
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 .
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.”
Our next Saturday at the Movies, employing the Amazon Prime Watch Party function, will be on July 10 at 8 pm Eastern (US). The usual cautions apply: you will need a US Amazon Prime account, a lap top or desk top computer to watch the movie, a web browser other than Safari (with Chrome working best), and you will have to rent (at $3.99) or purchase the movie from Amazon before you can join the party. Watch Party has a chat feature so that we can talk among ourselves while the movie is in progress, and we join together after the movie is over to discuss it via Zoom.
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:
The DOC House project is coming along very nicely and we should be able to use the renovated building for Homecoming 2021. see you there. Meanwhile, here is a gallery of photos showing the steady progress.
During the late 1960s at Dartmouth, there were at least two student protests that received national news coverage. While this attention was partly negative, Carini said that some people supported the protests.