Dudley Kay's Phoenix News

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Fall events have reconnected me (and therefore us) with Phoenix brothers LIVE and In PERSON! Yes, it's true. I have actually rubbed old achy shoulders and raised a wavering glass or two with brothers in the flesh, and what a great treat for all of us. Many laughs, memories, and catching up.

Thank you note for our SIBS philanthropy

We received a note thanking us for our 2017 $10,000 gift to SIBS.

Invitation to our 50th

November 2017

Dear ’69 Classmates,

Has your life been lived your way? Triumphs and tragedies? Fortunes and reversals of fortunes? Love found and love lost? What part did serendipity play? Roads taken and not taken? Who or what changed your lives forever? Let’s share our stories.

We can, you know. In 2019, there will occur two momentous and very personal events.

Homecoming 2017 report

Homecoming was a tremendous success. We had a total of 32 attendees, including 23 classmates. Thanks to Rick and Paul for making arrangments.

On Friday afternoon a small group (Dudley Kay, David Prentice, Jim Staros, Henry Allen, Paul Tuhus) met to work on The Book for our 50th reunion.

A basketball connection

As part of our Class Connections effort during this year's Homecoming weekend, classmate Bill Stableford  teamed up with some current '19s who are part of the Dartmouth Basketball Program.  Shown in the photo below are:

  • (rear, L to R)  Men's Head Basketball Coach David McLauglin, Emily Dryden, Bill Stableford, Evan Boudreaux, Guilien Smith, Isalyse Quinones;
  • (front, L to R)  Kealy Brown, Cy Lippold, Women's Head Basketball Coach Bell Koclanes.

The women all said that they love trivia, so we will want to engage them for our next Trivia Night event.

Mini-Reunion summer 2016 in Camden, Maine

Roy Hitchings sends a photo of a gathering of '69s in his home town of Camden, Maine, with this comment:

The photo was last summer and the 69ers are from left to right: Peter Imber, Clark Doran, Roy Hitchings, George Cook and Allen Petersen. Allen was visiting but the other 4 have homes here in this beautiful part of the world. Roy

 


 

Class Officer's Weekend

Seven of your Class officers attended the September 15th-16th Class Officers Weekend in Hanover. In addition to the usual college-centric events, COW provides an opportunity to meet with our officer counterparts from other classes, discuss issues and share ideas. We also had an excellent lunch session for the seven of use, where we talked about plans for Homecoming, The Book, Reunion50, and our Class gift. Check out the photo (below the fold, of course) of attendees Norman Jacobs, Rick Willets, Peter Elias, Bill Stableford, John Mathias, John Myers and Dona Heller:

A new gallery of miscellaneous photos

We periodically receive photos from classmates from various activities, sometimes related to class events but often not. They usually do not come with much explanation. We have struggled with what to do with these, and have decided to create a gallery of miscellaneous photos from classmates. Here.

(This also allows me to play with the royal 'we' in my writing...)



 

Portland (Portlandia-themed) Mini Reunion August 2017

Thanks to our own Allen Denison, there was a hugely successful gathering of '69s and friends in the Porland, Oregon region this summer.

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