Major Projects Approved: The Road Turns Safe Home
First Breakfast with the 17s a Great Success
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.
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