Forget about the snow and the cold. Instead, think about 70 degrees and sunshine; shorts and tee shirts; refreshing drink and food; and a bunch of familiar (and just somewhat older!) faces of friends gathered at the College, looking out over the views of Memorial Hill. Ready or not, our 25th Reunion is just around the corner. Many of us on the Reunion Committee have been busy planning the food, entertainment, activities and programs that will make our weekend memorable. Only one question remains: Will you be there to enjoy the celebration? We certainly hope so!
It's easy! Just CLICK HERE to register. DO it now! If you know you'll be coming, it will take just 2 seconds to sign up right now, and will help our planning—don't wait until the very end and have to scramble. :-) A good number of us already have signed up (see the list above); we are already ahead of other classes at this point. Our goal: at least 50% of our class back to Amherst —and we are well on our way to hitting that mark.
When we asked you to make submissions for our Class Reunion Book, boy did you respond (many of you at the last minute, but why should that change since the days of college papers?). The final tally was more than 200 submissions representing over 53% of our class! THANK YOU! Keith Laezza did a yeoman's job with the solicitation and is now busy putting all of the essays and pictures into a book that will be sure to spark lots of great memories and great conversation when we gather in May. Look to receive the Reunion Book sometime in early April.
Stephanie Pasternak has been heading up a team of classmates who have been busy finalizing our class programs. You'll have the opportunity to see and hear from a number of our classmates, including Freddie Bryant, Rafael Campo, Jim Fahn, Eric Goulder, Gary Hudson, Darcy Jacobs, Chris Jochnick, Wanda Mial, Eva Neubauer, Niko Pfund, Jeffrey Wright, Josh Zinner and others. We will be announcing the formal lineup in a few weeks. In addition to the programs, we will have lots of recreational opportunities (including yoga with Christine Hoar) and other activities for the whole family. The food and beverages are arranged and the entertainment has been booked. The only thing we can think of that might be missing is YOU!
Life keeps all of us busy and oversaturated with obligations for sure, but we'll only have ONE 25th Reunion, and very few chances again to gather with as many of us in one place at the same time, as we did so easily in our college years. This is only one weekend—and a singular one—so we want you there!
There's little left to say except "please come!" Amherst holds unique memories for all of us. At its simplest, reunion will be a great time to hang out with people who share your history and connection to that very special place and time. Following are some resources to help get you to "yes!"
Important Sources of Reunion Information:
Register for Reunion
Learn about Children's Reunion
Visit our class website
Join the ’87 Facebook page
Post a message on our class listserv
And for a reunion "pre-game" warm-up, consider attending a regional gathering near you (Boston 2/9; NYC 2/10; Chicago 2/12; Los Angeles 3/4) S.F. and D.C. were big hits! CLICK HERE for more info on gatherings.
It's time for action. We are counting on you. Commit yourself! Register now! Make your travel plans! Be there!
We look forward to seeing you at Amherst May 23 - 27!
Jon Damon and Brad Richter