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Co-chairs: Ev & Joe Prather
Thursday, May 28 - Sunday, May 31. '59 will host us at Blair Court. Sign in and get badge and materials (noon - 9 Thursday, 8am-9pm Friday).
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Friday, May 29: Class Dinner* at Mary & Bob Pickens's house, 15 Finley Road, Princeton, NJ 08540-7503, 609-924-8907 (directions for using dynamic Google map below*): Dress is casual. Come as you are. Badge not needed for this function.
Agenda (times approximate):
|6:00pm - Cocktails|
|7:30pm - Dinner|
|8:30pm - Annual Class Meeting, President John Graham|
|8:45pm - Speaker: Mike Horn, Chairman, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York|
|9:30pm - Tigertones|
*The Class and Reunion Committee would appreciate your donation to cover dinner and entertainment expenses. Any surpluses will go to the Class scholarship fund. Suggested minimum: $50 per person. Can give Prather cash or check made out to Princeton Class of 1961 at the dinner. Saturday, May 31: P-rade (Show up around 1:30pm by Nassau Hall). Costume: black polo shirts from the 45th under our blazers. Reunion hats if available.
Meals at tent
Meals at '59 tent will be covered by class reunion account, but contributions from those partaking of the food will be appreciated.
Ken Scasserra says "1961" baseball hats are available for $20 each. Let him know and they can be picked up at this reunion.
Click here for the Alumni Council's full reunions schedule.
Campus Beds: The Class of ’59 has allocated 4 beds for us. They are offered on a "first come, first served” basis. Three of them have already been taken. The last one may be booked by calling Murray Simpson ’59 at 301-229-4880, or email Murraycora@aol.com. The price of one bed for the weekend is $120.00, check made payable to "Princeton Class of 1959”, and mailed to:
Ed Mills ‘59
300 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025
Other Housing: click here for information from the class of '59. And Patrick Davidson writes:
For the University's list of Princeton vicinity lodging, click here. Many of these hotels are already filled, charge high rates, require a 2-night minimum stay, and some even want a prepayment. But with some classes now releasing blocks of rooms, there may be availability.
However, the Marriott web site lists three hotels that are five to nine miles outside of Princeton, more reasonable with a Marriott Senior Rate (as of April 1st) and accept 1-night reservations. These are:
1. Marriott Residence Inn Princeton-So.Brunswick Rt.#1 (5 miles) $212 night with breakfast
2. Courtyard Cranbury-So. Brunswick by NJ Turnpike Exit 8A (9 m) $135 night (senior)
3. Courtyard Ewing-Hopewell off Rt. 95 near Trenton Airport (9 m) $144 night (senior)
The AOL travel website also lists a Best Western and some Red Roof Inns.
Who was there? (40)
Jim & Sue Blair
George & Ellen Brakeley
Patrick & Diane Davidson
John & Suzy Graham
Jon & Pat Hlafter
Mike & Gerri Horn
Justin & Suzanne Kimball
Cookie Krongard & Sheryl Pearlman
Richard, Rachel* & Liz* Manning
VJ & Lorraine Menna
Jay & Nancy Parsons
Bob & Mary Pickens
Joe & Ev Prather
Jim & Margaret* Todd
Jim & Martha Wickenden
*P-rade, not dinner
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*HOW TO USE THE GOOGLE MAP to get to the Pickens: click View Larger Map. Then 15 Finley Rd on left. ThenGet directions. Enter your approximate starting point (can be dragged to right spot) and you get the route map, step-by-step directions, plus estimated distance & driving time. Next to (B) Placemark 1 at upper left are the GPS coordinates. Use navigation buttons (NW corner of map) to move or zoom. Or use mouse to drag map around, and the scrolling wheel can zoom it in & out.
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CLASS OF 1961
May 29th, 2009
The class of 1961 annual meeting was called to order at
9:00 PM by President John Graham. The meeting was held at the home of Bob and
Mary Pickens in Princeton.
The president thanked Bob and Mary for their hospitality
in hosting the reunion dinner and the social hour. A donation to the class scholarship
fund was made in their honor.
The minutes of the class annual meeting of May 30th, 2008
The President thanked the class officers for their
support and efforts for the past year. Especially Pat Davidson for chairing the
previous annual meeting as well as organizing the Yale weekend activities along
with Joe McGinity; George Brakeley for his faithful reporting on class
activities in PAW, as well as his sensitive treatment of class memorials; Mike
Burton for keeping the class financially solvent, and Len Berton for managing our outstanding web
The class also expressed appreciation for the classmates
whose leadership made the class activities possible:
Reunions - Joe and Ev Prather
Yale Game Tailgate - Pat Davidson and Joe
Florida Golf Outing - Don Swan and Joe McGinity
Alumni Day Memorial Service - Jon Halfter and
Class Dinner in NYC - Frank Richardson and Tom
Treasurer Mike Burton reported class funds of $33,600
composed of funds in a money market and checking account in Arvest Bank in Tulsa,
plus the class PayPal account.
He also advised that 266 classmates contributed $13,300
in class dues and 84 contributed $5,100 to the class scholarship fund. This was
a decline of about 15% from last year.
On behalf of class co-agents Rick and Kathy Wall, the
president reported class participation in Annual Giving at 44% which compared favorably to last year. It was
later reported that the final tally at the end of June 2009 was 61.6% and
$169,000 contributed to the University. This was somewhat smaller than last
There will be class activities organized for the
following events in the coming school year:
Yale football game in Princeton
Basketball game in New Haven
Skiing in Deer Park Utah hosted by Jim Blair and
Class Dinner in NYC in March chaired by Tom
Pulling and Frank Richardson
Alumni Day at Princeton in March
49th Reunion in May, 2009.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM.