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The Dartmouth 67 Winter 2015 newsletter
It’s our largest and best newsletter yet, full of information about our upcoming 70th Birthday Celebration (July 17-19), the evolving plans for our 50th Reunion, reports on and lots of photographs from our great Boston and Vail (CarniVAIL) mini-reunions, lots of news of classmates and a special insert (you’ll have to flip it over) on our two major Class Gift projects for the 50th. To read the newsletter online, please click here. You can go to the News Archive in the News tab to see all of the newsletters we have on file. If you have copies of newsletters we don't have, please let Newsletter Editor Bob Burka, (rburka@foley.com) know and he will arrange to get it on this website.

Alumni Council Report 
David Millane Alumni Council Representative attended the Alumni Council Meeting in late October. The most important news of the meeting was a progress report on the Moving Dartmouth Forward program to address the issues of dangerous behavior on campus. His report can be found here.

Newsletter Archive Reorganized
Our great Class Newsletter, long edited by Bob Burka, is your best source of information not only about recent and upcoming news of the class and classmates, but also our history. Over the years, unfortunately, the newsletters started getting filed in various sections of the website, making them hard to find. They are all now in the Newsletter Archive which can be accessed through the link in the Class of 67 Archives section below. A link to the most recent Newsletter will always be found in this section of the Home Page.

'67 is LinkedIn
We have a LinkedIn Group, thanks to Class Secretary Dave Mangelsdorff. We now have over 60 members of the Group, which is open only to classmates. As classmates post their news to LinkedIn it shows up on your LinkedIn home page, which is a great way to keep in touch.  To keep it secure, Dave has to approve every request to join off the Class roster.

Joining the Group is easy.

• Go to www.linkedin.com and register
(if you haven’t before).

• On the LinkedIn page, look at tabs on the top for Groups. Click Groups You May Like.

• Enter Dartmouth College Class of 1967 in Search Groups box on top left. 

• Hit Join button.

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50th Reunion Plans Begin to Gel

Major Projects Approved: The Road Turns Safe Home

67s 50th will be June 9 -11, 2017, and a few days either side for special additional events.
Groups of 67s have begun planning for all of the events, projects, programs and festivities of 67s. Details can be found on the 50th Reunion Page on this website, but here are the most recent developments:

  • Our most experienced team of Reunion Chairs -- Bruce Pacht, Paul Killebrew and Rob Kugler -- have been meeting, talking and occasionally even letting the College know our plans to make 67s’ 50th Reunion not only our Class’s best ever, but as unique in the annals of Dartmouth history as being held in the context of Commencement allows. 
  • The 50th Reunion Book -- Living Through Times of Momentous Change -- is well underway. A team led by John Isaacs is busily contacting 67s who are now developing essays on how their lives were affected by the Vietnam War, by the civil rights and women’s rights movements and by choosing lives of social and political activism. Comments from the entire class will be solicited and all 67s will also be asked to participate in a Momentous Change Survey that will be included in the book.
  • Major Gift Projects -- the College has approved 67s’ plans to participate in the planning for and development and funding of two major capital projects -- a Class of 1967 Cabin at Moosilauke and a Class of 1967 A Space for Dialogue Room in the soon to be expanded Hood Museum. The teams responsible for each project have done a great job getting them through the approval process, and are now developing materials for the newsletter, website  and direct mail to provide you with the details, and solicit your financialsupport. Both will be a part of our 50th Celebration. 

Class Connections Update

First Breakfast with the 17s a Great Success

Several years ago, Dartmouth started a new program called “Class Connections” in which classes with upcoming 50th Reunions would begin bonding with the incoming first year class with which they would march at their graduation. Not surprisingly, Dartmouth 67 chose to take the program to a whole new level, and, we’re delighted to report, Dartmouth’s still new Class of 2017 has eagerly taken us up on making Class Connections an important and continuing part of their Dartmouth experience.
As reported extensively in the Fall 2013 67 newsletter, it began with three terrific activities – greeting and feeding 17s as they passed through the Second College Grant on First Year Trips; providing over 1100 17s with their pins immediately after Matriculation; and greeting 17s at the Community Picnic immediately preceding Phil Hanlon 77’s installation as Dartmouth’s new President.

John Kornet, our long time head agent and intrepid member (with Pokey) of Team A at the Grant, has produced and outstanding video recollection, set to familiar music that really tells the story of why this project has meant and continue to mean so much to 67s and 17s.

67' Blogs – Easy to Use, Great Way to Connect!

The best new feature of our website is the state-of-the-art 67 BLOGS. Here you will be able to post news about yourself, read the postings of our classmates and engage in discussions about College, Class and life issues.  You can read the Blogs without a password, but posting is password protected for security. The password is listed in the masthead of every edition of the 67 Class Newsletter.  If you do not have yours handy e-mail Sam
ceo@ostrow-partners.com or our webmaster, Krisa Verbitsky krisa@inkoutofthebox.com.

A description of the blogs can be found by clicking on the Blog tab at the top of every website page.

Class Officers:

President: Sam Ostrow

Vice Presidents: Paul Killebrew, Sr., Robert Kugler, Bill Bogardus

Class Secretary: A. David Mangelsdorff

Class Treasurer: Rick Geissinger

Reunion Chairman: Bruce Pacht

Mini Reunion Chairmen:
  New York – Jim Peck, Hugh Freund
  Washington DC – Bob Burka, John Isaacs
  San Francisco – Andy Danver
  Boston – Ted Neill, John Manaras, Steve Cheheyl
  Rhode Island – Larry Bowen
  Vail – John Lobitz

Head Agent: John Kornet

Gift Planning: Howard Sharfstein

Webmaster: Krisa Verbitsky, Ink Out of the Box

'67 Website – Like Us, Getting Better After All These Years

The Great Class of ’67 website was re-launched in 2009, and we have now had the time and experience to understand what 67’s like about it, and what more they expect. The good news is that the website continues to be reasonably well visited – an average of 20 unique hits a week, many using search terms that tell us classmates are looking for specific information about upcoming class events, and other classmates (and sometimes even their significant others).

We have had many inquiries about using the blogs, but precious few bloggers. And, in our conversations with classmates at Class and Dartmouth events, we find that everyone likes the new website, but there are strong desires for (1) updating it more frequently; (2) making it more interactive and transactional; and (3) providing links to news about the College and the Dartmouth activities we support and in which our classmates are engaged. Some of those “wants” are being addressed immediately.

Links: We have a section on this Home Page (just above the Class Archives) of links to major Dartmouth news sources.

Updating:  We have set up a new process for getting periodic information from our Class Officers and the members of the Executive Committee who manage our Class projects. You will start to see their updates soon, either on the Home Page or by clicking on the tabs at the top of the Home Page. You will also begin to see regular updates as we move towards the 50th Reunion, which will have its own tab at the top of the Home Page. Important news will be on the Home Page in the right hand column.  We are posting the Class Newsletter to the website as soon as it comes off the printing press.

Interactivity: The blogs work. They are easy to use. We password protected this section to avoid spammers. Everyone in the Class has the same password. If you need it again, e-mail Sam or Krisa and it will be sent to you immediately. We are looking at ways to put an email link into the stories, so that if you want to email a classmate mentioned in an article, all you will have to do is click and your email program will open up. We are also studying ways to put in secure transactional capabilities for payment of Class dues and Reunion fees.  The link we have just added to the Dartmouth College Fund is secure.

This is your website. Please use it. Please let us know what you think about the improvements. Please let us know what else you would like to have.
•  First Year Parents’ Weekend May 2 – 4, 2014.  Paul Killebrew and Bruce Pacht represented 67 at  the barbeque luncheon for First Year students and their parents on Saturday, May 3.  Paul's report: Bruce and I had quite a successful presence at the First Year Parents Weekend lunch on Saturday. There
we were, Bruce in his beanie and letter sweater (cheerleading) and me squeezed into my 1967 sweater, feeling absolutely out of place, standing in front of our '67 & '17 road signs, sorry we had ventured out on what appeared to be a rainy day.  Well, it never rained and after a few blessed parents broke the ice, asking essentially, "What in the world are you doing here?", we had a semi-steady interaction with about 15 families. The conversations were downright fun and most were
relatively long which surprised me until it occurred to me that a lot of parents were feeling a bit awkward themselves. 

Anyway, it was a good experience and we are glad we did it, and if for no other reason it gave Bruce and me the chance to catch up and chat about our 50th.  The event itself was well-conceived, the large crowd comfortable in the Kemeny Courtyard and with plenty to talk about after the President's speech. The food was terrible (EBAs) and lines were long, but otherwise, again, it was a successful event and worthwhile use of our time.

•  Student Panels.  This is where our Class will “cash in” on the program, by having 17s describe their Dartmouth experiences to us during mini-reunions over the next three years.  These mini-reunions may occur in Hanover or anyplace else where a critical mass from both classes can be found.  In the past, other classes have held these events in both NYC and San Francisco, being the sites of many internships during Junior year.
•  Networking Panels.  In return, our Class would sponsor one or more meetings of the 17s with recent graduates who have used networking successfully to land jobs.  As much as many 67s might like to participate directly in this exercise, the rules of the game have changed so significantly over the intervening years, experience shows that it would be better for us to serve as facilitators than as participants.

As you can tell, all of these activities are dependent on 67s being available to come to the breakfasts and facilitate the networking meetings. Rob and Paul have been surveying the 67s in the greater Hanover megalopolis about their availabilities and willingness to participate and the response has been terrific.  But you don’t have to be living in the Northeast to be a part of this class-wide project. The schedule for Connections events will be posted on the Connections Page of this website and in the newsletter, and you can let Rob or Paul know of your interest and availability should you be headed near one of these get togethers.  As you can see in the pictures and sense in Rob and Paul’s reports, they like us, they actually like us – and it is fun to be connected to young Dartmouth students to really understand how much Dartmouth has changed, and how much its traditions remain the same.
Over the past months, Rob Kugler  and Paul Killebrew , who are leading the Class Connections project for us, met with a group of 17 leaders to plan activities for the years ahead (Over 30 17s applied to be liaisons with us! Four were selected.).  Here are the key elements as described by Rob and Paul: On-going Breakfast Meetings.  These are informal events which other classes have used successfully, held once a month at EBA’s in Hanover.  An announced topic is circulated by email to all 17s invitingthem to participate.  The first X number who sign up are treated by our Class to breakfast and a discussion about whatever the topic might be – sometimes serious, sometimes less so.
The first breakfast with the 17s was held on April 30 at Everything But Anchovies in Hanover. After an informal conversation period and buffet breakfast, Rob Kugler led the group in a discussion of Dartmouth Traditions -- Then and Now. The 17s seemed fascinated in hearing about some of the activities we thought were "permanent" traditions and about which they knew nothing, and we were interested both in what carried on and what "new traditions" have emerged. Given that 67s are the Guardians of the Old Pine, we were glad to find out the Old Pine still matters, but none ofthe 17s were sure why.
Paul Killebrew and Bill Bogardus with the 17s

Type Rob Kugler talks to 17s about Traditions -- Old and New
Robert Piampiano and Steve Cheheyl with 17s at the April 30th breakfast

67 Completes Excellent Year

As documented in the recently completed Class Activities Report, Dartmouth 67 had an excellent year, with top performance in all of the major categories reported. We maintained our level of dues participation, and increased the funds raised by our check-offs for our class projects. For those projects, we distributed $19,995 -- and met
our full commitments to Dartmouth Partners in Community Service, Dartmouth
Athletics Recruiting Trips and Class Connections while also significantly growing our  Memorial Grove Endowment for Perpetual Maintenance and our Class of 1967 Memorial Fund. 

The report shows that our Executive Committee met -- either in person or via phone and
electronic communications -- five times, usually to begin the planning for our 50th Reunion; we held six mini-reunions -- Hanover for greeting the17s and celebrating the inauguration of President Hanlon, Rhode Island; Rhode Island (hosted by Larry and Sharleen Bowen and Beth Paolino) for the Rich Paolino 67 Golf Open and Dinner; Washington (hosted by John Isaacs and Bob Burka) for the 10th annual 67 dinner there;  New York (hosted by Howard Sharfstein and Jim Peck), to begin establishing an annual dinner there; Boston (hosted by Ted Neill, John Manaras and Steve Cheheyl), for the
31st annual Boston area 67 dinner and CarniVAIL, at which we had our third consecutive 67 renewal, with John Lobitz' outstanding leadership.

Our class website was completely revamped, and is known for having one of the most complete class archives and set of links to other Dartmouth websites of any class website. We had our full complement of class newsletters, communicated with the full class and regions of classmates via snail mail and the College's new (and still buggy) email system, and, most important, received news of many informal gatherings of classmates from the coast of Maine to the coast of California.

Planning for the 50th moved ahead, with major activities starting to be blocked out and outlined, venues evaluated (not easy to find places for an expected 500 67-related guests
in Hanover), and budgets developed. The team developing our book of our reflections on Living in a Time of Momentous Change began working with classmates on developing chapters which will interest, excite and move every 67; while the team developing our DVD class history began developing the technical requirements for handling the input we will be reaching out for beginning later this year. The College also approved our two Major Gift
Projects for the 50th -- a new cabin at Moosilauke and a gallery for A Space for Dialogue at the soon to be expanded Hood Museum.  The teams responsible for each project are
now working with their counterparts at the College to develop the specifications for each project as well as reaching out to foundation donors to ensure we can reach our financial goals when class-wide fundraising begins.

We also set some short and long-term goals for the Class. The short-term goals for the College's 2014-2015 (ending June 30) year are:

1. Increase number of Dues Payers
2. Develop additional projects with Class of 2017 in Class Connections program.
3. Complete basic planning for 50th Reunion -- schedule, additional events, budget parameters.
4. Finalize definitions and financial requirements for 50th Reunion major projects
5. Begin fundraising for major 50th Reunion projects and reach approximately 50% of needed funding
6. Continue to increase classmate contributions to our 5 dues check-off funds,
7. Complete initial interviews/chapters for 50th Reunion book "Living Through Momentous Change,"
8. Begin soliciting input from all classmates for 50th Reunion DVD.

The long-term objectives, through the 50th Reunion, are:

1. Achieve 50% of living classmate attendance at 50th Reunion
2. Complete funding for 50th Reunion projects
3. Publish 50th Reunion book "Living Through Momentous Change."
4. Survive 50th Reunion.
A couple of caveats about the Class Activities Report. First, the CAR had to be completed before July 31st, and the Financial Report is not due until August 30 (though ours was
submitted before July 31st), Therefore, it appears we collected no dues and funded no class projects. As noted above, we did, and did them very well.
Second, this year the College went to a new form for completing the CAR. As with so much of the College's new software,  it is somewhat buggy, and doesn't always allow you to do what you want to do. Please ignore the gaps, as well as the somewhat intemperate remarks of those who struggled to get the right information up there.

And great thanks to every 67 for everything you do for your Class and for Dartmouth. 

Click to download the Class Activity Report.