FCY2K Planning Session Numero Uno

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
-OR-
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:

NONE OF THE FOLLOWING IS WRITTEN IN STONE
EXCEPT
THERE ARE, OF COURSE, NO DOGS ALLOWED

HAVE IDEAS / SUGGESTIONS / RESOURCES ?

WANT TO WORK ON A COMMITTEE OR EVENT ?:

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE APPROPRIATE PERSON!
Direct all other matters, including incredulity, anxieties, outrage, rants, legal threats, etc., to the Major Major Committee



REUNION DATE:
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)


PROPOSED SITE(s):
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 (?) . . .




PLANNING COMMITTEES:

F.B.I. (Franconia Bureau of Investigation, aka THE SEARCH COMMITTEE)

Motto: "The statutes of limitations have expired."

Contact Persons:

Natalie Woodroofe, Director, natw@together.net
David Goldblatt, Special Agent, goldenleaf@landmarknet.net
Howie Lyhte, Special Agent, howie3@ici.net
Initial Tasks:
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)
WE WILL KEEP ALL LISTS CONFIDENTIAL



COMMUNICATIONS

Motto: " . . .What . . .?"

Contact Person:

Howie Lyhte howie3@ici.net
Initial Tasks:
Create a Reunion Web-site (separate from the Forum page)
Create a prototype "chain mail" letter to discover FC'ers
Investigating possibility of resurrecting WOMB
Proposed Events:
Reunion Internet Chat Room
WOMB Broadcast


ARCHIVES

Motto: "It's around here somewhere..."

Contact Persons:

Adelina Axelrod, Chair
Adelina-Axelrod@Brown.edu
Veronica Hartman vhartman@mix-net.net
Melanie Hamilton hamilton@ncia.net
Christie Shaw xtshaw@together.net
Beth Simon bkbsak@together.net
Initial Task:
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


VENUES

Motto: "How can you be in 2 places at once when you're not anywhere at all?"

Contact Persons:

Judy Wallace jwallace@ncia.net
Nancy Wallace 1321 South Rd., Bethlehem, N.H. 03574
(e-mail Nancy via Judy)
Natalie Woodroofe natw@together.net
Alan Strell astrell@landmarknet.net
Tasks:
Investigating possible use of proposed venues;
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 . . .
Proposed Events:
APOLOGY BOARD Apologies tendered and requested...NEED ORGANIZER
IN MEMORIAM BOARD Names & Photos for remembrance Contact NATALIE


HOUSING

Motto: "Is anyone still using this room?"

Contact Persons:

Judy Wallace, Chair jwallace@ncia.net
Holly Wilkinson
Initial Tasks:
Contacting local inns and motels for availability of blocks of rooms
Compiling/providing a list of housing and camping resources and prices
We'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.



MONEY

Motto: "The line for financial aid is way over there"

Contact Persons:

David Goldblatt, Chair goldenleaf@landmarknet.net
Ann Ackley
Tasks:
Setting up an escrow account;
Fundraising;
Dealing with Insurance matters;
Bookkeeping
WE'RE GOING TO NEED MONEY, SO PLEASE SEND CONTRIBUTIONS!
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: "Franconia College Reunion 2000" and
SEND THEM TO: DAVID GOLDBLATT, 216 GROVE STREET, LITTLETON, NH 03561



FOOD

Motto: "Marge sent me"

Contact Persons:

Nancy Wallace, Chair (e-mail her via Judy)
Holly Wilkinso
Tasks:
Organizing scheduled meals;
Dusting off the meal tickets;
Organizing the watering holes;
Organizing/Coordinating food concessions


EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

Motto: "The hokey-pokey?   THAT'S what it's all about?"

Contact Persons:

Mark Chain, Co-Chair mchain@yahoo.com
Judy Wallace, Co-Chair jwallace@ncia.net
Alan Strell astrell@landmarknet.net
Marilinne Cooper mcooper@garnethill.com
Christie Shaw xtshaw@together.net
Tasks:
Collecting ideas for programmed events;
Scheduling/Coordinating events;
Dealing with permits, local law, first aid . . .
Proposed Events:
MUSIC: Battle of the Bands Contact ALAN
(Hoping for Swazey Lane, Con Fullam, Mystic Suns, Wicked Smart Horn Band: David G & friends)
Open-Mike music
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 jgage@uhc.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


CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Motto: "And this one is from my partner's second marriage..."

Contact Person:

Christie Shaw, Chair xtshaw@together.net
Tasks:
Organizing/coordinating a Kids' Tent
Collecting ideas for/schedule/coordinate kids' events;
Organizing babysitting, changing-stations . . . Kids' tent?
Children's Theatre?


ADMISSIONS

Motto: "May I    s e e    y o u r    p  a  s  s  p  o   r  t        p    l    e     a    s    e?"

Contact Persons:

Ann Ackley
Chris Collman
Tasks:
Welcome;
Registration; Production & Distribution of IDs(?);
Compiling/Distributing Resource Information


STUFF

Motto: "But it's really GOOD stuff, Mrs. Bialovski."

Contact Persons:

Beth Simon bkbsak@together.net
Wayne Turiansky culturew@together.net
Tasks:
Organizing offerings of Name-tags, Diplomas, T-shirts, Bumper-stickers;
Organizing/Coordinating Stuff-Concessions;
Organizing documentary filming of reunion;
Coordinating documentary book on reunion
Proposed: T-SHIRTS contact WAYNE

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 howie3@ici.net
:To get on the e-mail mailing list:

CONTACT NATALIE natw@together.net
: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 mchain@yahoo.com or JUDY jwallace@ncia.net
:To sign up for/initiate an event/project:

CONTACT EVERYONE YOU'RE IN TOUCH WITH
AND
ENCOURAGE THEM TO:
GET ON THE MAILING LIST
AND
GET ON THE F.C. "Heard List" (http://www.inti.net/herd.htm)
AND
SEND MONEY!

Make checks payable to: "FRANCONIA COLLEGE REUNION 2000" and
Send them to: DAVID GOLDBLATT at 216 Grove St., Littleton, N.H. 03561

Also:
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