Reverting to his traditional role, 60th co-chair Frank Gould will be hosting the ’58 mini-reunion during the October 26-28 Homecoming Weekend, as this column, written in August, reaches you. It’ll feature Friday’s post-bonfire to-do at Lewiston Depot in Norwich, Vermont, and Saturday’s class meeting at the Black Center in Hanover and the pregame tailgate at Dave Bradley’s nearby law office, and after the Harvard football game, the gala class banquet at the Lyme Inn. Late-deciders, contact Frank or treasurer Mike Simberkoff, per Frank’s “Go Big Green” July mailing.
Speaking of the fall mini, class veep Sam Smith proposes changing its timing permanently to an earlier, warmer, leafier, less-congested early October date. John Trimble has Sam’s proposal on his meeting agenda for this year’s mini. The consensus in an August conference call of class officers and committee chairs was keen on Sam’s idea. That call, by the way, marked John’s kickoff of his laudable, unprecedented presidential second term. Wah-hoo-wah, John!
Other takeaways from that conference call (which occur at least bimonthly) included an affirmation of class solvency, even after the on-budget cost of June’s super 60th reunion; a reminder to remember the Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund in our wills; recognition of the multiple roles still played by Ralph Manuel (memorial books, Williamson awards, etc); and an excellent suggestion by Hal Bernsen to publicize administration contacts for classmates with grievances about the College and how it’s run today. Take note, Frank Gado, Cack Bittner,and others.
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—Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA, 19063; email@example.com