Here 'tis, folks. We (Mark and Howie) weren't sure if the formatting would hold, so if it didn't and it's hard to read, please forgive. We'll try to figure it out for future messages. As soon as the dates of the next planning sessions are settled upon, Mark will post them.
The first planning sessions were April 10-11. They went like clockwork - without a wristwatch among us - and were great fun. What follows hopes to give you an idea of content, form and mood of the sessions and proposals.
Attending were: Judy Wallace, Nancy Wallace, Melanie Hamilton, Adelina Azvedo Axelrod, Marilinne Cooper, Christie Shaw, Alan Strell, Holly Wilkinson, Howie Lyhte, Natalie Woodroofe, Mark Chain, Veronica Hartman, David Goldblatt, Beth Simon, Susi Stith.
CONTACT ADDRESSES FOLLOW BELOW
Next planning sessions are set for: Sat. June 5,
4 pm - 7 pm & Sun. June 6, 11 am - 3 pm
Sat. June 12, 4 pm - 7 pm & Sun. June 13, 11 am - 3 pm
They'll be here in Bethlehem again, at Judy Wallace's house: 121 Meadow Street
Get in touch if you want to come/need housing/directions, etc.
OK, here goes:
HAVE IDEAS / SUGGESTIONS / RESOURCES ?
WANT TO WORK ON A COMMITTEE OR EVENT ?:
Thurs, August 10 - Sun., Aug. 13, 2000
(Early informal get-together Wednesday eve, Aug. 9)
Begin Thurs. at 1:00 PM in the "Core Tent" with a Community Meeting.
Closing Ceremony Sunday (not too late)
Large tent at the Main Building site (Core Tent); what's left of the Soccer Field, Eliot's field, site of Alice & Henry's; the President's Lodge; Dow Strip; Franconia Inn (Mackenzie Dorm); Tamarack; Bridal Veil Falls, Rock Pool (?) . . .
F.B.I. (Franconia Bureau of Investigation, aka THE SEARCH COMMITTEE)
Motto: "The statutes of limitations have expired."
Natalie Woodroofe, Director, email@example.comInitial Tasks:
David Goldblatt, Special Agent, firstname.lastname@example.org
Howie Lyhte, Special Agent, email@example.com
To create a mailing list of students/faculty;
To let people know there is a F.C. web-site/Forum page/Heard List
CONTACT HOWIE :--> to get on the email mailing list
CONTACT NATALIE:--> to say if you think you'll come to the reunion;
:--> to get on the snail mail list
:--> if you have/know the whereabouts of F.C. documents or artifacts;
:--> with names of those no longer with us (for an "IN MEMORIAM" board)
Motto: " . . .What . . .?"
Howie Lyhte firstname.lastname@example.orgInitial Tasks:
Create a Reunion Web-site (separate from the Forum page)Proposed Events:
Create a prototype "chain mail" letter to discover FC'ers
Investigating possibility of resurrecting WOMB
Reunion Internet Chat Room
Motto: "It's around here somewhere..."
Adelina Axelrod, ChairInitial Task:
Veronica Hartman email@example.com
Melanie Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
Christie Shaw email@example.com
Beth Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
To locate/collect F.C. documents (history/site/programs/ people/artifacts . . .)Proposed Events:
OVERDUE BOOK RETURN (aka THE REDEMPTION CENTER) Contact ADELINA
PHOTO GALLERY At the Dorian Gray Pavilion Contact VERONICA
MEMORABILIA Exhibit at the Franconia Museum Contact ADELINA
EXHIBIT F.C. and the Local Community Contact BETH
POETRY: Reading Contact ADELINA
WRITERS: Bibliography: We-in-print/broadcast Contact ADELINA
ART: Exhibition of alumni artworks;
Creation of artworks-bibliography Contact VERONICA
Motto: "How can you be in 2 places at once when you're not anywhere at all?"
Judy Wallace email@example.comTasks:
Nancy Wallace 1321 South Rd., Bethlehem, N.H. 03574
(e-mail Nancy via Judy)
Natalie Woodroofe firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Strell email@example.com
Investigating possible use of proposed venues;Proposed Events:
Securing necessary permission for use of sites;
Organizing power, water, sanitary to/on sites;
Establishing and maintaining contact with local people/businesses . . .
Tent-rental, parking, shuttle transportation . . .
APOLOGY BOARD Apologies tendered and requested...NEED ORGANIZER
IN MEMORIAM BOARD Names & Photos for remembrance Contact NATALIE
Motto: "Is anyone still using this room?"
Judy Wallace, Chair firstname.lastname@example.orgInitial Tasks:
Contacting local inns and motels for availability of blocks of roomsWe're going to try and rent the whole President's House for the whole time: lodging for the brave few who want to be at ground zero (reduced room rates, maybe, considering what you'll probably have to endure). Will also see about renting rooms at the Franconia Inn (Mackenzie Dorm), maybe the former Raynor's.
Compiling/providing a list of housing and camping resources and prices
Motto: "The line for financial aid is way over there"
David Goldblatt, Chair email@example.comTasks:
Setting up an escrow account;WE'RE GOING TO NEED MONEY, SO PLEASE SEND CONTRIBUTIONS!
Dealing with Insurance matters;
Motto: "Marge sent me"
Nancy Wallace, Chair (e-mail her via Judy)Tasks:
Organizing scheduled meals;
Dusting off the meal tickets;
Organizing the watering holes;
Organizing/Coordinating food concessions
Motto: "The hokey-pokey? THAT'S what it's all about?"
Mark Chain, Co-Chair firstname.lastname@example.orgTasks:
Judy Wallace, Co-Chair email@example.com
Alan Strell firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilinne Cooper email@example.com
Christie Shaw firstname.lastname@example.org
Collecting ideas for programmed events;Proposed Events:
Dealing with permits, local law, first aid . . .
MUSIC: Battle of the Bands Contact ALAN
(Hoping for Swazey Lane, Con Fullam, Mystic Suns, Wicked Smart Horn Band: David G & friends)
VIDEO(s) "Water Snake in Coney Valley" Contact ALAN. If ANYONE has other F.C. videos, let ALAN know
COSTUME PARTY (We'd just been talking about Halloween)
"JEOPARDY" F.C. Trivia-forum
PRECIOUS MOMENTS Open mike for personal epiphanies with applause-meter)...NEED ORGANIZER
FAT CITY AUCTION On-site and/or "fBay";F.C. memorabilia, artifacts, flooring, windows, sinks...NEED ORGANIZER
TALENT SHOW ...NEED ORGANIZER
ROAD RALLY Scavenger Hunt Contact MARILINNE
MAP of the STARS Geography this! Contact MARILINNE
REUNION BOOK Yearbook of FCY2K Contact NITA GAGE email@example.com
THEATRE Contact CHRISTIE
SCULPTURE An on-site construction...NEED ORGANIZER
BRIDAL VEIL FALLS Picnic ?
SOCCER-BRUNCH Dow Strip ("A bona fide soccer field") says Contact CHRISTIE
Motto: "And this one is from my partner's second marriage..."
Christie Shaw, Chair firstname.lastname@example.orgTasks:
Organizing/coordinating a Kids' Tent
Collecting ideas for/schedule/coordinate kids' events;
Organizing babysitting, changing-stations . . . Kids' tent?
Motto: "May I s e e y o u r p a s s p o r t p l e a s e?"
Registration; Production & Distribution of IDs(?);
Compiling/Distributing Resource Information
Motto: "But it's really GOOD stuff, Mrs. Bialovski."
Beth Simon email@example.comTasks:
Wayne Turiansky firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizing offerings of Name-tags, Diplomas, T-shirts, Bumper-stickers;Proposed: T-SHIRTS contact WAYNE
Organizing documentary filming of reunion;
Coordinating documentary book on reunion
That's how far we are, folks. At the risk of being redundant, here's some of it again:
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW:
*When you get in touch, be sure to let us know when
you attended Franconia.*
We'd prefer the years. but if all you can remember is who was the college president at the time, that will do, too!
CONTACT HOWIE email@example.com
:To get on the e-mail mailing list:
CONTACT NATALIE firstname.lastname@example.org
:To say if you think you'll be coming to the reunion (and with how many people):
:If you have/know where old F.C. documents and artifacts are:
:With names of those no longer with us (for an "IN MEMORIAM" board):
:If you want or don't want your snail mail address posted:
CONTACT MARK email@example.com or JUDY firstname.lastname@example.org
:To sign up for/initiate an event/project:
CONTACT EVERYONE YOU'RE IN TOUCH WITH
ENCOURAGE THEM TO:
GET ON THE MAILING LIST
GET ON THE F.C. "Heard List" (http://www.inti.net/herd.htm)
Make checks payable to: "FRANCONIA COLLEGE REUNION 2000"
Send them to: DAVID GOLDBLATT at 216 Grove St., Littleton, N.H. 03561
DOES ANYONE DEFINITIVELY KNOW WHERE THE PORTICO CHIMES ARE ???
We'll update things as they develop - or as we remember what we've forgotten to include.
Mark and Howie