Monthly News & Events Update



hello fellow dartmouth ’85s!

 welcome to our second monthly news & events email

— to help keep us connected to each other,

to the college, and to our class.

items of interest coming up soon…

…..march 2016…..

(as always, for more information, check out our class website:

Green Eggs & Dues Challenge – Check out Joe’s video here

Hope you received your class dues notice in the mail in February!  Please join us in supporting our great class of 1985 by paying your dues now.

The math is simple:

$50 class dues + optional $35 contribution towards class projects = $85.

Join our class president, Joe Riley, and take the Green Eggs & Dues challenge!  And go to our Dartmouth Class of 1985 Facebook page to watch Linda Blockus (class projects co-chair) and Jeff Weitzman (class webmaster) take the Green Eggs & Dues challenge, too. 

There are two ways to pay your dues:

— go to our website (, look under “News & More,” and click “Pay Class Dues”

— or mail your check in the envelope that arrived with your class dues notice and great letter from our class president.


85th Day of the Year Celebration

Friday, March 25th:  here we come!!!!

Happy March!  Well, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring and it sure seems to be real here in Georgia.  Hope that it’s happening in your part of the world too!

Well, March is a special month for the ’85 family.  Not only do we get to celebrate a holiday filled with Green (St. Patrick’s Day) and March Madness (and yes, the first day of spring), but it’s the month when we ’85’s celebrate a really important and exciting day of the year-you guessed it-the 85th day of the year-yahoooo!!!!!  With Leap Year in the mix, we celebrate this major milestone on Friday, March 25th (counted and double-counted-and hopeful that I got it right:-)  So it’s time for another virtual mini-reunion for the Class. 

Get out your “ancient” Dartmouth-wear and take a picture wearing it (or stick it on your child/pet/friend and take some pics:-).  If you can, gather a bunch of Dartmouth ’85 buddies and watch some March Madness (or not) and take a picture of the gang.  Post these awesome pics to our class Facebook page (Dartmouth Class of 1985) (thank you Jeff Weitzman, our fearless webmaster, for making this page a reality). Get out those photo-albums and post some throw-back pictures from our “glory days” on the site too. 

Any and all of these things will be great BUT PLEASE DO AT LEAST ONE OF THEM on or around Friday, March 25th.  Let’s make it festive folks.  Todd and I feel so darn grateful to be part of this great class of ’85-truly an honor and a privilege.  So let’s show some spirit and make Friday, March 25th “our” day.  

With gratitude-Valerie (Hartman) and Todd (Cranford) (mini-reunion chairs)

PS:  And in the spirit of some good, fun competition, let’s see who can post the most pics for our 85th Day of the Year Celebration-there will be a special shout out for the winner (and maybe something more:-)


’85s on the slopes in California


Saturday, February 27, 2016 – Top of Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

back row:  George Eldridge, ND, ND, John Palmer, Ted Meisel, ND

middle row:  Mark Engel, Andy Ford, Chris Mendelson, Joe Niehaus

front row:  Billy Budd

(*ND = non-Dartmouth friends)


Dartmouth Events for March 2016

For more information about these and more events, and to rsvp, go to


March 8th — “Distinctly Dartmouth:  A Commitment to Discovery & Action”, with Provost Carolyn Dever

Where: The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th St

When: 6-8pm

Contact: Laura Gilloux



March 10thSuperbosses with Sydney Finkelstein

Where: 555 California St, auditorium on concourse level

When: 6-8pm

Contact: Rachel Wilson



March 16th — Off the Green in Boston:  Dartmouth and Medicine

Opportunity to connect with fellow alums, parents and students working across specialties in medicine.

Where: Harvard Medical School’s Joseph Martin Conference Center

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur (in the Longwood area of Boston)

When: 6:30-8:30pm

Contact: Courtney Pike



March 16th — Celtics vs The Thunder

Where: TD Garden

When: 7-10pm

Contact: Chip Conner ’85 T’87



March 19th — Volunteer with the Greater Boston Food Bank

Where: 70 South Bay Ave

When: 1-3pm

Contact: Bill Ragan D’82 P’16



March 21st —  Superbosses with Sydney Finkelstein

Where: Hogan Lovells, 555 13th St, NW

When: 6-8:30pm

Contact: Dartmouth Club of Washington DC



March 29th — “Distinctly Dartmouth:  A Commitment to Discovery & Action”, with Provost Carolyn Dever

Where: Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, 433 Chestnut Street

When: 6-8pm

Contact: Annie Walker (603) 646-2224



April 8th — Dartmouth on Location:  The Greeks

Join Lindsay Whaley, Dartmouth professor of Classics and Linguistics, and explore the blockbuster exhibition The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great)

Where: The Field Museum, 1400 Lake Shore Drive

When: 6-10pm



Save the Date:

Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service – Saturday, May 7, 2017

Plan your own project for your area and invite fellow alum and friends or check out Dartmouth’s list available later this month.  We’ll keep you posted on when the list is ready.


News you’d like us to feature?

— let us know!

Joe Riley ’85

Margaret Warram Marder ’85               


Lisa Sweeney Herrington ’85


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