While our virtual reunion in June last year was a fantastic opportunity to reconnect, visit with old friends, and do all the reunion things, it was lacking in, um, real-world presence. Dartmouth is trying to make it up to at least some of us by hosting Regional Reunions in San Francisco and New York this year. The San Francisco event drew ’85s from the Bay Area for some good old-fashioned camaraderie. Josh Alwit, Jill Morgan, Joe Niehaus, Lauren Sonstrom Rosen, and David Rosen all enjoyed the evening.
Please join us on the road for two special Dartmouth in-person reunion celebrations for 24 classes (1960, ’61, ’65, ’66, ’70 ’71, ’97, ’80, ’81, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’90, ’91, ’95, ’96, 2000, ’01, ’02, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’15, ’16) in New York City and San Francisco.
Visit https://alumni.dartmouth.edu/engage/reunions for more details and registration.
March 31, 2022
|The Pearl, 601 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94107|
New York City
April 27, 2022
|The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036|
Thanks to the magic of clustered reunions, we’ll be celebrating our official 35th Reunion next year, June 17-20, 2021. But as you know, it’s been 35 trips ’round the sun for us post-Dartmouth, and we deserve a little pre-reunion celebration to mark the occasion. Perhaps the College developed this awesome set of pre-union activities for those alums whose reunions this year were cancelled, but that doesn’t mean we can’t virtually party like it’s 1985. So click on through and check out the activities June 14-20.
It all starts with a virtual commencement on Thursday, then there are seminars on all manner of topics, from cooking to athletics. You can watch the new movie Early Daughters of Dartmouth: Blazing the Trail to Coeducation 1969-1972, and join a discussion of the film. And of course, there are opportunities to hear from Dartmouth administration and faculty.
This edition of our Shades of Green newsletter features news and lots of pictures from our 30th Reunion in Hanover. (For many more pictures from Reunion, visit the gallery here on the website). In addition to reunion news there’s a message from our new Class president Joe Riley and the full slate of new officers. You’ll also find updates from Kris Ellis and Terry Plank and some info from the College on a new gap year program.
Remember flipping through your Freshman Book your entire freshman year? It was the who’s who of our class! In celebration of 25 years, we have put together another who’s who of our class with lots more details, pictures and stories.
Our 25th reunion in Hanover was such a wonderful bonding experience for those of us who were there and we wanted to build on this spirit of camaraderie and excitement. So the Class of 1985 sent everyone who couldn’t make it to the 25th a Reunion Book.
It’s just one of the ways your Class Dues help support our efforts to stay connected with each other (hint hint).
Some of you submitted a detailed profile with essay and picture, and others just a few words. Regardless of what you submitted or didn’t, we have included all of you, using the basic information that the College has for each of us.
As you read through the book, some of you may wish you had submitted some details or a story. It isn’t too late! If you’re not already registered for this site, do it now, and fill in your Profile. The User Guide (link above) can walk you through it.
Flip through the Reunion Book, read a few essays and reach out to that friend you have been missing but didn’t know where to find – Call one, call a dozen! It is all in the book.
Wow, what a good time! If you made it to Reunion I hope you had as good a time as I did. If you didn’t, we’ll see you at our 30th, right? Hopefully the Class Agents and others will post some summaries of how well we did for the College, but I can tell you we met our goals and raised over $3.5 million for the College. Amazing.
Lots of pictures to come (thanks Jon Goldman for the one in this post – that’s a view of Tuck Drive and our tent in front of the Gold Coast dorms), but don’t wait for me! Post your own thoughts on Reunion and other class topics.
The reunion is winding down, but not before a blowout Saturday night. Earlier in the day we had a nice time at Storr’s Pond. Lots of kids playing on the beach–they discovered a trove of tadpoles and a good time was had by kids and grownups alike. In the afternoon many classmates attended lectures by Professors Saccio or Pease or others. Dinner was held on Baker lawn, where our class agents Doug Fulton and Mark Caron presented President Kim with a check for an astounding $3,500,000. You read that right. Nice work classmates!
After dinner the tent was rocking with a live band and many classmates hit the dance floor. Some time after 1 AM there was a significant migration to the Theta basement, where much pong and beer happened. I left around 2 AM but I’m pretty sure things are still going strong as I write this at 2:30.
Tomorrow morning’s brunch is the final event of our 25th Reunion, but check back here over the next weeks (or months) and look for pictures and other memories from your fellow 85s.
Our 25th Reunion has officially begun! Pretty good crowd for a Thursday, but I think a fair number of classmates are planning to arrive tomorrow. It’s possible that Game 7 of the NBA finals delayed a few die-hards from the Boston area. The weather report predicts sun and temps in the high 80’s for the whole weekend.
First thing I noticed was the tent: clearly the 25th merits the good tent, this one is pretty nice! Dinner was quite good, and the bar is well-stocked. The kids’ program is in full swing, with a long game of street hockey occupying the afternoon, and either Tooth Fairy or Iron Man for the evening’s movie entertainment.
Doug Fulton reminded everyone that we’re really close to hitting 50% participation for the Alumni Fund, so if you haven’t made your donation yet, it would be really great if you did it before the weekend was over.
Major thanks to Mimi, Joe, and Todd and the entire reunion committee. It looks like it’s going to be a great weekend!
Well, we’re almost there! I hope you’ve all registered for reunion and are packing as you read this. If by some chance you absolutely positively can’t be there, please stop by the website during reunion (the 16th through 20th) for updates from Hanover. We’ll try to post some summaries and pictures (if we’re sober enough) during reunion for you to enjoy.
Also, feel free to post to the Class Forum to get in touch, ask questions, or just chat while we’re in Hanover, whether you’re on site or pining for the, er, Lone Pine.
Reunion is just weeks away and you have’t registered yet? Visit the 25th Reunion page and just look at all those classmates that are going to Reunion! Are you going let them have all the fun? Are you going to let them tell stories about you without being there to defend yourself? Rewrite the history of your triumphant pong victory of record-breaking ascent of Mt. Moosilauke? Of course not! Go register now.
Click the 25th Reunion link in the navigation menu to the left and visit the College sites to see the full agenda of reunion activities, and register today.
Remember to check the website for the latest and greatest on Reunion activities, participate in the Class Forums to discuss who’s coming and make plans, and catch everyone up on what you’ve been up to so you can spend your time at reunion…er….reuning!