Please e-mail your class news to Anne Brenner '75 at email@example.com
11/1/17 Chris Dietemann writes:
With our two sons out of the house (at least for now), and following a successful private equity sale of the Company I had led since 2011, I decided to retire at the end of May. In June, Bee and I packed up our son, Dan, and drove from Dallas to Kalamazoo, where Dan began his residency at the WMed Medical center, and then on to my family’s home in Stockbridge, Mass. On July 22, fellow ’75 classmate Charlotte Smart Rogan and her husband Kevin honored us with a visit on Charlotte’s birthday, which we celebrated that evening with a picnic on the lawn at Tanglewood for the BSO performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #5 with Emanuel Ax (Charlotte, Kevin, and Chris left-to-right). Bee and I plan to spend future summers in the Berkshires (away from the Texas heat), and are looking forward to seeing more of our Tiger classmates and friends.
3/28/17 Sarah Hey writes:
On behalf of Pope Flynn, I wanted to let you know that Marc Oberdorff '75 is now Senior Counsel for Public Finance tax law at Pope Flynn, a Public Finance law firm based in South Carolina. We are very honored to have him with us.
Link to his online bio:
9/10/12 Jim Floyd '69 writes:620"
I wanted to inform '75 that Princeton-in-Africa (http://www.princetoninafrica.org/)
will be honoring your classmate Conrad Person on 11/8/12 in NYC
10/12/09 Kathleen Reilly writes:
I am Kathleen Reilly, Executive Director of Princeton Project 55. PP55 announced that your classmate Scott Taylor ’75 was recently elected to his first term on the PP55 Board of Directors. You can read more by clicking on the link below. The wide range of classes represented by these new and returning Board members is in line with PP55’s strategic goal of diversifying the leadership of the organization beyond the class of 1955. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
10/8/09 Diane Weeks writes:
Dear All (and Jay whose email seems to have disappeared
in my cyber world):
6/21/09 Gail and Bill Baumbach write:
The turnout for our 34th Reunion was terrific - 85 classmates made an appearance, a record we think! This year, the Class of '75 sponsored a lunch preceding the P-rade as well as the traditional Class Party at Prospect afterward. Both events were well attended and lots of fun. The campus was beautiful as always, but continuously changing, with the New-New Quad having been replaced with yet newer dorms just this year - and the recently completed Lewis Science Library (featured in our new 35th Reunion logo) is an eye-opener!
Speaking of the 35th Reunion logo, please have a look on our class website to see it. The theme for our 35th is "7 X 5 = 35 / Good Times," continuing a numerical theme from previous major reunions: 30 years, 30 cheers from the 30th and MM from the 25th. Please check our class website often, as 35th Reunion information will be coming fast and furiously in the coming months: www.princeton75.org Look for registration info and a gift in the Sept class mailing!
For the upcoming 35th, May 27 - May 30, 2010, the class will sponsor an exciting new concept: Reunion kick-off events in the fall. So far, parties are planned in NYC (at the NY Public Library, Mon, 10/19), Washington DC (at a townhouse near the Capitol, Sun, 10/4), and in Los Angeles (at the wonderful home of a classmate, date tba) in October. Invitations to these events will be included in the Sept class mailing. Meeting classmates is always fun - especially so when a great 35th Reunion is imminent!
We envision a magnificent 35th Reunion, with premium food / drink, delightful entertainment, classic Regalia and, best of all, lots of friends!
Finally, a quick note about rooms at the 35th. The Nassau Inn releases a few rooms to each major reunion class, that MUST be reserved AND pre-paid by July 10. Anyone who is interested in reserving one of these convenient (albeit expensive) rooms for the three nights of Reunions 2010, please reply to this e-mail and we'll send you the details.
Have a great summer, and 35 Cheers,
2/8/09 Ellen Kahn Rampell writes:
11/5/08 Barbara Zipperman writes:
I am delighted to forward this announcement (http://wwwtest.aup.edu/news/aupnews/press_eng.php) about our classmate (and my best friend) Celeste Schenck being named President of the American University of Paris. Since she moved to France 18 years ago, she has held various positions at AUP as a member of the faculty, as a Professor of Comparative Literature, Vice President, Dean and most recently as Provost. Celeste has been living in Paris with her two sons, Lucas (who is now a student at AUP) and Max, who is in high school. Luckily for me, she makes frequent trips to the States and we were able to spend vacations together the past two summers. On her stops in New York she sees Marty Domb and his wife Nancy Sheldon.
In other news, this fall John Kornfeld spent many weeks of his sabbatical from Sonoma State University working for the Obama campaign in Missouri. While Obama didn’t prevail in that state, I am sure John’s efforts helped make it as close as it was.
6/8/08 Bill and Gail Baumbach write:
Over 50 classmates returned to our 33rd Reunion last week, a great turnout! The P-rade was a lot of fun, as was our Class Party at Prospect afterward. The campus is really exciting, with this year's 25th Reunion in Whitman College being especially impressive - and it is always a surprise to see so many familiar faces at Reunions.
4/30/08 Jay Finkelstein writes:
We have had three terrific Class mini-reunions this
year in Chicago, Boston, and New York, with over 35 attending the
NYC event. We will soon begin the process of planning for our 35th
Reunion, which is just two years away.
6/8/07 Bill Baumbach writes:
Our 32ND REUNION was a terrific time for the 50 plus Classmates (to be listed in Class Notes) who returned to Old Nassau last weekend!
Have a great summer!
6/3/05 Bebe writes:
I lied about the last ditty,
Reunions are over;
The off-site dinner at the Grad College
Music both nights
We announced an Honorary Classmate:
We cheered our 30 Years
If you were there,
Thanks to the volunteers,
30 Cheers for 30 Years!
5/30/05 Di and Bebe write:
We had a blast! Sorry to have missed a few of you. Here is a post-Reunions Ditty to remind you that Princeton's AG campaign ends June 30, 2005. So does the Presidency of Di and Bebe. As President Tilghman said at our Class Dinner, Princeton with its no-loan financial aid policy is a merit-driven place which allows all students the freedom to choose rather than to have to choose because of student loans.
We Tigers ain’t tame,
Orange and Black
As we go back and then back
Four of the Best years
So let us join all friends
To welcome back, and back Our friends, so dear
Cheers and beers (especially Tiger Beer, thanks to Jay F. and Bill B.),
Di and Bebe
P.S. We have had a great time as your Presidents. It has been an honor and privilege. Good luck to Ellen, Steve G., Lissa and Jay F.
5/30/05 Sally Sears writes:
Friends: I missed several of you at reunions. Ted Bohlen and Becky and Carl Frischkorn didn’t make it, and I didn’t have enough time with SEVERAL of you. But Ted asked for details, and here they are!
Dear Ted: Our reunion was wonderful except you weren’t there. The Triangle show was thick with the offspring of ’75ers, and included an outrageous rap song called Gangsta Registrar. Details in a minute.
Here’s my brief Reunions Rap.
I took the train down from Pennsylvania Station, and at each stop a whisker more Tiger boarded: a belt, a cap, a scarf. I could hear a faint locomotive inside my head.
At the Hyatt, the usual bowl of apples on the reception desk was replaced with bright oranges.
At noon Friday, The Alumni Council recognized our Carl Udell with an Alumni Service prize. He created the Reunion Handbook all the classes now use and modestly accepted as the great guy we know he is.
Janet Morrison Clarke sat with me and about 25 other classmates to as he accepted the honor. In Commons, no less. The old pinched room and the light from the leaded glass made us look skinnier and younger. Thirty cheers! BeBe Haynes looked great. So did new president elect Ellen Khan, and Steve Greenberg came from Atlanta, our new VP.
And just as competitive as ever. Janet noted the Class of ’75 could easily win some of the jillions of awards they hand out, so be on the alert for a notice: attendance at any gathering between reunions: ’57 won with a paltry 9% in Charleston. Or attendance NOT at Princeton between reunions. ’64 won with only 57 old geezers riding around New York on a harbor cruise!
We could do that in Maui with you! Or Atlanta with Me!
At the reunion tent, down at the New New Quad, the class uniform was, ahem, snug on a few of the members: Cheerleading shirts with ¾ length sleeves and vee necks. Flattering in white for the women, snappy orange for the guys, worn underneath our dizzying Tiger Up Tiger Down print jacket. I always thought it looked like MC Escher on auto repeat, but I learned from Janet & Diane President Weeks that we got the idea for the print from a John Le Carre spy novel cover in the Scribner catalogue. Somebody called Charlie Scribner to get legal permission to tweak it. He gave it generously. How good would a spy look in this print? Nobody would notice? Ha.
Another generous gift: Jay Finkelstein noodled around Tiger Beer in Singapore. Found it delicious, but unavailable except in a few little markets in the US, and only in bottles. So he navigated a beer license for importing and imbibing into New Jersey, just for the class of ’75. And then PU had to say yes to serving it Not in Kegs, in its bottles, which took a another round of negotiations. All who drank declared it well worth the trouble. Thirty cheers for Jay.
Class dinner: Lovely, Alex Donner enchanting as usual. We were in the Grad College, which nobody could remember visiting even once during our years there. Bad thunderstorm during dinner, and some guy walked by on the golf course raising his iron in defiance of the lightning. He wore Yale Blue. No surprise. Pres. Shirley Tilghman was gracious in her remarks, and we were gracious back.*
P-Rade Saturday. Ted, we’re lining up now in Sight of Nassau Hall! Ouch. Remember when we graduated our position was way down the hill past Brown Hall? This may be the right direction, but too fast. A bright blue sky, classmates all around, beside East Pyne Hall.
The class of ’80 came around the corner first. Thick but bland. Reunion jackets a muddy combination of dark orange and black. You could in a low light not know they were Princeton, I’m afraid. What, they plan to wear these somewhere else? But the Old Guard restored the outrage quotient. The oldest living graduates were celebrating their 80^th Reunion. Imagine. They finished Princeton in 1925, when the 1920’s were still roaring! Wow. I could see it in their faces. One is three months older than the other (there are only two) so the senior rode first and his classmate behind was close on his heels. They looked great, by the way, for being over 100 years old.
We poured down the hill when it was our turn, and got lots of locomotives as we went.
Tom James was in the crowd with me, and Dennis Sweeney and Robbie Pyne and Lisa.
I marched w. Genevieve Muinzer and Janet, Eileen Harvey Bakke and her husband Dennis and son Dennis ’05. We came through the arch of the new dorms which has a Frank Stella painting in the ceiling, Bloomberg I think. Then onto Poe Field and made a victory lap.
Eileen took seats in the Parents Stands and overheard some restive comments about the length of the P Rade. My favorite: Frustrated parents sitting through all the strollers with the classes of the ‘90’s.
“We’ve been waiting 75 years!” But a thunderstorm overtook the seniors at the very last moment, and they surged through the arch and pelted across the field, and everyone ran for cover. Trees came down, security cleared roads; mayhem!
Fortunately, Diane Weeks and Janet and I took cover in Maclean House (sp?) where they put the fortunate trustees, and I drank port and we felt exceedingly Old Guard while the rain slowed and stopped.
Triangle show: My very favorite piece was what to do with aging Spelling Bee champions in an era of Spell Check. Ellen Khan and Rich Rampell’s daughter Cathy wrote it and I was weeping when it ended. She’s a beauty, by the way, and can dance, too.
Another hysterical piece was the guy who had a girl following him who played the shofar, and the Kickline of PU cheerleaders in drag.
But the best lyrics I brought home for Will, my own rap and basketball 14 year old son. He’s been quite aloof from my Orange and Black madness, so this is to tempt him. It’s from last year’s show, performed for me at my request at the Triangle Reunion show by Lissa Kiser’s son John Mesrobian ’05, a hunka hunka with a great voice.
“I’m the Registrar for one and all,
from Nassau Street to Nassau Hall.
You may think we clean cut studs then,
All my provosts, profs and Ombudsmen.
By day I’m lamer than Frank Zappa.
But at night I’m a Gangsta Rapper.
If you bust a cap, Put your Homey in a Coma,
Word, I got yo’ back til you get yo’ Diploma.
Chorus: Oh, Gangsta Registrar… Dealing out courses for the Bourgeoise…
Lemme hear you say Four Point Oh….
Perhaps you had to be there, drinking Tiger Beer and kissing long lost classmates and friends. But it was funny and you’d have loved it, and we missed you very much.
See you at the 35th !
2/15/05 Diane Weeks writes:
Janet Clarke '75 will receive the Harold Helm Award at the Alumni Day Luncheon on February 26, 2005. Lunch starts at 12:15 p.m. at Jadwin Gym. Join the Class of 1975 as we cheer Trustee Clarke. No one deserves this award more than Janet. She has worked so hard to raise AG funds for Princeton and she was one of the three chairpersons of the Capital Campaign a few years ago.
Three cheers for Janet!
See you at lunch and at the 30th!
11/18/04 Lissa Kiser submits:
This news arrived too late for the relevant Class Notes column.
Our classmate CARL SAVAGE is featured in PBS's Nova program about Israel's Cave
of Letters, which will air Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 8:00 p.m. on most PBS stations.
8/2/04 Diane Weeks submits:
Bebe and Diane have the pleasure of announcing that retired English Professor Tom Roche will be teaching this Fall our Freshman Seminar Tragedy: The Example of Hamlet. This seminar will treat various ways in which we can read Shakespeare’s Hamlet: as drama, as poetry, as film, as commentary on late Elizabethan politics, as a study of character, as tragedy, as part of our cultural heritage. The students will also read other Elizabethan texts form other authors.
The Class of 1975 Freshman Seminar is the result of one of our Gifts to the University on the occasion of our 25th Reunion. Thank you for your support.
6/9/04 Bebe Haynes submits:
Greetings, dear classmates;
Reunions are over;
We checked out the bands;
Alex Donner will perform
Carl Yudell will register you;
Jackie Zins will organize
Ellen Kahn Rampell
Jay Finkelstein is our treasurer.
Dan Dye will provide housing;
Gail Baumbach has designed the logo
Bill Baumbach is our beverage man.
Of course Gail and Bill
Please watch for the EMAILS.
So send us your cheer
“Thirty Cheers for Thirty Years!”
Bill and Gail Baumbach
Ellen Kahn Rampell
4/26/04 Diane Weeks submits:
I just received the attached note from Alice Yeh who received the Class of 1975 Community Service Internship at Community House for this summer.
In previous years, not for profit projects headed by our own Louise Gengler and Sue Danoff have received support. We have also provided Internships through PP'55 and for the Council on Foreign Relations.
See you at Reunions!
My name is Alice Yeh, and I am currently a freshman at Princeton University. I am writing to express my heartfelt thanks for being selected to receive funding from the Class of 1975 to support my summer internship. I am looking forward to my job at Community House, where I will be a camp counselor for middle school aged kids at a computer camp that Community House is running. I am excited and believe it will be a fun and awarding experience. I am very grateful for the class support. Thanks again!
4/23/04 Diane Weeks submits:
As you may recall, our 25th Reunions Gift to the University enabled Princeton, among other things, to create two Summer Community Service Internships bearing the Class' name. (We also sponsor a Freshman Seminar and support a Scholarship.)
On behalf of the Class, I received a warm and generous note from Elizabeth Lea, '06, the recipient of one of our two Summer Internships, who will work at the Crisis Ministry, an SVC activity. I thought I'd share the note with you.
BTW, the Class is teaming with the Class of 1956 which will also sponsor a summer intern at the Crisis Ministry. The Class of 1956 won an award at Alumni Day for its community/public service initiatives.
Dear Ms. Weeks,
I appreciate so very much the support of the Class of 1975 for my internship this coming summer. I am working at Crisis Ministry, in Trenton and Princeton. The organization serves a twofold purpose: to provide immediate assistance in terms of canned goods and other food to anyone who comes in, and second to provide financial support for medical bills and rent in the time of a crisis. The interactions and hands-on experience I will gain should be incredible. I am looking forward tremendously to the summer, though I realize that it should be eye-opening and difficult to reconcile my own priviliged lifestyle. Hopefully I will be in touch with you later on to describe more in-depth my time working with these underserved populations. Again, thank you and your classmates so much for the support you are granting me. I cannot fully express my appreciation - because this would really not be a possibility for me without your help.
Elizabeth Lea '06
4/16/04 Diane Weeks and Bebe Haynes submit:
Bebe Haynes and Diane Weeks are pleased to announce that Mark Kowall, Ellen Rampell, and Roger Fuller will serve as our P-Rade Class Marshals, starting this year.
They get to wear those great floppy hats! Please come back to Reunions this year! Free to all who have paid their Class dues. Spouses, children and guests of dues-paying classmates are admitted free of charge. Bill Baumbach has a party planned post-P-Rade at Prospect. See you there as well.
2/15/04 Bebe Haynes submits:
The Winter 2004 Ditty
Iowa and New Hampshire are over,
But we’ll put politics aside,
But we need to organize
The Committee is busy,
As we have said before,
The food, the music, the costume,
Please enlist with your classmates
And remember, as always,
Hope to see you at this year’s reunion – our 29th – May 27-30,
2004 Memorial Day Weekend!
* send Class Dues to: Steve Greenberg, Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 600, Atlanta, Georgia 30339-5947. Payable to Princeton Class of ’75. $50 per year.
10/5/03 Amy N. Mack writes:
Jeremy Mack, the son of William Howard Mack '75d and Amy Nussbaum Mack '76, graduated from Brown University and is a first-year law student at Northeastern University School of Law.
Another Witty Fall Ditty 2003
Summer is over;
Diane and Bebe hope
But rest is not easy
Tigers helped out the Bronx poor
Charities in Princeton,
Football season has arrived;
Diane promises to bring
Watch for our notices;
But please remember,
Happy Fall to All!
Send $50.00 dues check to: Steve Greenberg '75
Yale Game: 11/15/03
For pity's sake, it's the Summer of 2003 Ditty
Reunions are over
Mary Gregory and Bob M
P-raders walked in a downpour
Please sign up for Tiger Net
Have a great summer
So let us say
1/27/03 Bebe Haynes submits the following:
The 30th Reunions Ditty
The 18th of January is past
They braved cold and ice
Contact anyone below.
The THIRTIETH is coming.
But we need all your help.
So here's to our 30th!
Bebe Haynes firstname.lastname@example.org
11/12/02 Mary Miller submits:
I'd like to invite 1975 to drop by the Master's House of Yale's Saybrook College, 90 High Street, for donuts, cider, and coffee, after the Game.
10/1/02 Bebe Haynes and Diane Weeks submit the following:
Ditty #8 Fall 2002
The elections are over;
10/1/02 Bebe Haynes and Diane Weeks submit:
October 26, 2002
We are pleased to announce for the first time in many years that the Class will sponsor two tables inside the Stadium at the October 26 Harvard game! The University supplies set-ups and you can purchase food and drink. Tentative Class list from out of the area includes: Vice-President Rick Waldron and Treasurer Steve Greenberg. As an incentive, Diane will bake from scratch an apple pie or two. Marvel merely that she can do it rather than how well she carries it off! Let's try to get a group out for the game.
Diane attended the annual reception for the six interns we sponsored last year through Princeton Project 55. Everyone had a great summer and the organizations we helped out were very grateful. This year, we sponsor two internships through the new Pace Center for Community Service.
So, please pay for your dues of $50.00. Something about which you may be unaware is that the Class must pay, each year and per classmate, fees to the University, which cannot be waived. The PAW costs the Class $12,169.95 per year. And the Alumni Council bills us $971.10. Please do your part. Thanks so much!
8/12/02 Diane Weeks has asked me to announce to you that we are sponsoring at Forbes College a Freshman Seminar on Rembrandt & Vermeer. Information is on webpage:
5/7/02 Bebe Haynes and Diane Weeks submit:
Most of you know
Find your jacket and hat,
Gail and Bill Baumbach
Housing is scarce,
Prospect will be ready
No issues confront our class
Speaking of money,
The dues money pays for PAW,
But you have heard this before,
Diane and Bebe
5/7/02 Final List of Class of '75 Internships placed through Princeton Project 55, for this coming summer:
Cindy Casazza '04, LINK Community School (Newark NJ) and the Center for
Community Service (Princeton NJ)
2/11/02 Bebe Haynes and Diane Weeks submit:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Happy New Year, dear classmates
Last year was tough
Now onward and upward
All the money we gave
Please note below
Now our money matters are settled
Once again, from Diane and Bebe,
2/8/02 Diane and Bebe write:
Laura Bachko has volunteered to serve as the Housing Chairwoman for Reunions this year. Please let her know as soon as your plans coalesce whether you will need a "bed". (The 25th or 30th Reunions give us "beds" and not rooms.) Laura shall know by early May 2002 how many beds the 25th or 30th will allot to us. Her preferred email address is new: email@example.com
Also, before we approve spending money for a Prospect party after the P-rade, Bebe and I shall appreciate knowing how many classmates and their spouses, significant others, and children hope to attend the party.
Thanks again to Laura for "being volunteered."
Bebe and Diane
1/28/02 Diane writes:
Bebe and I have resolved with out-going Veep of Development Van Williams '65 the issues surrounding the disposition of the income from the Reunions AG Memorial Funds. As you may recall, the University inadvertently never applied the income from the Funds since we made the Gifts in July 2000.
1. Starting September 2002, the University will award to a deserving undergraduate the Class of 1975 Scholarship in keeping with our Deed of Gift made in July 2000. The University will make awards for each year thereafter.Bebe and I wish to thank Van Williams for his patience and efforts. We wish him all the best in his retirement. We also invite you to meet Sasa Montano, the new Director for the Center for Community Service, located in Frist Center.
Diane K. Weeks
10/23/01 Diane and Bebe write:
We have good news, some "less than good news", and some great news.
A. New 30th Reunions Chairman
The Class announces with great pleasure that Bill Baumbach has agreed to assume responsibility for this position. Carl Yudell has "retired" from being Reunions Chairman after yeoman-like service to the Class. We thank them both for their dedication and spirit.B. Status of the 25th Reunions Class Gift to Annual Giving
Through the unstinting efforts of Margit Roos-Collins, the Class learned that, with the exception of the Class of 1975 Prospect Walk, the University has not used the income from the Gifts we gave from the Millennium Fund to Annual Giving. As some may recall, they were supposed to create:C. Duesa) The Class of 1975 Community Service Fund ($225,000);Therefore, the University awarded no Class of 1975 Internships or Scholarships last year. Nor did any Freshman Seminar this year bear the name of the Class of 1975.
Enclosed please find an envelope for your dues and a spot for news. Please send the envelope back to Steve Greenberg, Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30339 with a $50 check to pay for the PAW and please send news to Lissa.D. Yale Game
Let's all try to get to the Yale Game on November 10, 2001. Then, let's gather at Prospect after the game. A modest collation will be served.E. And now for some great news!
The Class of 1975 survived, physically if not emotionally, from the terrors of September 11, 2001. Other classes were not so fortunate. That "news" frames everything else in proper perspective.Diane and Bebe
9/14/01 Diane Weeks submits via e mail:
Please send the email below to Classmates.
Bebe and I drafted the dues ditty over the long Labor Day weekend at her house, nestled in the mountains, high above the fray, full of gaiety, guests, and good cheer. We sent it to Anne for distribution before the tragedy of September 11, 2001.
Last night at about 4:00 a.m., as I watched on TV the rain fall upon the Ground Zero site, I realized how inappropriate or frivolous the email might appear in light of what had happened on Tuesday. I resolved to contact Anne and the Alumni Council this morning to retrieve the email.
Alas, it went out before I could stop it.
But in some limited respects I am glad that it issued forth to the Class. It provides a sharp contrast between our lives before and after September 11, 2001. We view life very differently now. Let the ditty serve as a reminder of our new priorities. Our Nation needs us. Our fellow citizens need us. Our friends abroad need us. Things have indeed changed and the ditty marks the occasion.
Let us use the party time after the Yale Game, if held, to plan for the future. Let us go forward in the best tradition of Princeton to help our Nation in need.
Before the Game, we can communicate most effectively through the Princeton-75 chat room that Anne set up for us.
We still need dues to pay for the PAW and mailing costs, but I think we may find better uses for the balance collected. We are open to ideas.
I shall represent the Class on Sunday, September 16, 2001, on Cannon Green where everyone will congregate to mourn the dead of Princeton and to celebrate the life we still have to live in these difficult times.
God bless America and the Class of 1975.
Diane K. Weeks '75
9/6/01 Bebe Haynes and Diane Weeks submit:
TO ALL CLASSMATES:
Reunions are a memory
Diane and Bebe hope
Many events await you
Our first official gig
At ten in the a.m.
The Alumni Association
But that is not all
Please join us then
And send in your 2002 dues
Now continue to read
Diane and Bebe
Your devoted Class Presidents
Some Further Thoughts
1. The Importance of Dues (or why we did not run for office)
Last year, we received quite an education. Little did we suspect that the Alumni Council actually charges over $10,000 per annum for PAW. Unlike a class action member, you cannot "opt out" of the Class. So, all you free riders, please send your tax-deductible dues payments of $50.00 to Steve Greenberg. We shall determine where to allocate the balance of the dues money, if any, when Rick Waldron finally gets us that budget he has been promising us since last year.
We cover the costs of the cocktail parties because Carl Yudell and John Allyn did such a great job on the books for Reunions. No one would dare call them Bialystock and Bloom!
2. Reunions (speaking about)
We need two volunteers to help with next year's Reunions: coordinators for registration and rooms. There is not much work entailed in either assignment and one's responsibilities begin in late April and end in late May.
3. The Continuing Saga of The Jacket
Thanks to Carl Yudell and Gail Baumbach, we have just received over 700 yards of the Fabulous Tiger fabric, redone at no cost to the Class by Jim Steinert. Once again, Gail and Bill Baumbach have come to the aid of the Class Party by agreeing to store the fabric, which will not "bleed" as some of your Jackets did. We are open to suggestions about equitable distribution of the fabric but in the meantime rest assured that you will look even better in a new Jacket at our 30th Reunion.
Dues to: Stephen Greenberg, Esq.
4/11/01 Bebe Haynes submits the following:
We hope you survived the winter
It is Easter time
Reunions begin May 31st
We are partying with the 25th
It is in the Wilson College Complex
There are three rooms available,
Our cocktail party is after the P-rade
But PLEASE read this far.
Send in your money
And do not forget our projects,
Look at our website,
So HAPPY SPRING to all!
3/2/01 Diane Weeks reports:
Robert Harding '76 rejoined our Class. Took 1 year off in 1975. Varsity Football and Baseball. Bicker Chairman at Cap. I wonder if he wants a Jacket? Currently lives in UK.