60th Reunion News
Click here to watch a cool 4-minute video by Lee Blyler reminiscing about why he chose Princeton.
Princeton Class of ’61 Reunions Committee Meeting
AGENDA March 18t, 2021
Welcome and Roll Call: Joe Prather
- Costumes/Themes: Dick and Rachel Manning/Jon Hlafter
- Treasurers Report: Mike Horn
- Program/Schedule intro: Joe McGinity
(Note – Saturday schedule is not shown, as there are no class events scheduled)
Presenters’ comments on events:
|Day ||Time ||Event ||Link ||Classmate/Speakers |
|Thursday, May 20 ||2:00 – 2:10pm ||Welcome ||Click HERE (when available) ||Peter Pettibone |
| ||2:10 - 2:20pm ||Class Video ||Click HERE (when available) ||Ken Lomas, producer|
narrated by George Brakeley
| ||2:20 - 2:35pm ||Class Heroes ||Click HERE (when available) ||George Brakeley |
| ||2:40 - 3:45pm ||Virtual Tour "Changing Places on Campus" ||Click HERE (when available) ||Jon Hlafter |
| ||4:00-5:15pm ||Alumni Faculty Forum (AFF) ||Click HERE (when available) ||? |
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|Friday, May 21 ||Noon ||Alumni Council luncheon ||Click HERE (when available) ||? |
| ||1:00 - 2:45 pm ||AFF ||Click HERE (when available) ||? |
| ||3:30 - 4:45 PM ||AFF ||Click HERE (when available) ||? |
| ||5:00 - 5:40pm ||Class Meeting (and Nassoons?) ||Click HERE (when available) ||Peter Pettibone and officers |
| ||5:45 - 6:30pm ||Memorial Service ||Click HERE (when available) ||Jim Adams and Pat Davidson |
| ||6:35-7:15pm ||Zoom Breakout Group discussions ||Click HERE (when available) ||Peter Pettibone |
- Technical Support: Len Berton/Lee Blyler
-Stem-support for Zoom/Break-out Rooms/on site support for Users issues
-University Support: Videos, adding music, film clips etc.
-Eisgruber talk, Alumni Luncheon, etc.
-Alumni Faculty Forums-our Class members: John Cooper
-Virtual Year Book: Joe Prather
- Results to date.
- Suggestion for next steps -a. Explaining the sign-on process: email blast? snail mail? and calls b. Should we send a final reminder in May?
February 4, 2021
Re: our 60th Reunion, May 20 - 23, 2021
We have been advised by the University that this year's reunion will be virtual. Here's what the Alumni Council has said:
"In view of ongoing concerns related to the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision that Reunions will not take place on campus and will be held as a virtual event this May. We will miss this opportunity to gather in person as Princetonians but have determined that convening on campus for even a modified celebration with guests from around the world is not prudent or possible this spring."
In anticipation of this decision, our reunion committee has been working on a virtual reunion program. You are invited to attend via your own device, over the internet, free of charge. We will also be offering some clothing and other items on an a la carte basis.
Here are some of the activities we are planning, to be grouped into sessions. Some of the sessions which are recorded will still be available for viewing online after the virtual reunion has ended.
o A welcome by Class Officers
o Class news from George Brakeley
o A tour of the campus by Jon Hlafter
o Tales of our "escapades"
o A photo history of our class by Ken Lomas
o Your choice of events to be offered by the University (forums, lectures, etc.)
o Videos of prior P-rades
o The Princeton Band
o A Class of '61 memorial service led by Jim Adams
o A virtual class meeting chaired by Peter Pettibone
o A group singing of "Old Nassau" led by Patrick Davidson
Needless to say, we're making history. This will be our first Major Reunion to be attempted on line.
We want it to be entertaining, creative, and informative, and we welcome your thoughts regarding the program. Further, we're hoping that all classmates will attend at least some, if not all, of the program from the comfort of our own homes!
We would appreciate knowing your thoughts on attending this virtual reunion, and any suggestions you may have for content. Please address them to any class officer, or to Joe McGinity, attendance chair firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be in touch with you as our reunion committee continues to develop the program.
We hope you will join us on line in May!
Please stay safe and healthy,