45th REUNION LETTER – Sent Fall 2011

Fall, 2011

Dear Classmates of Bryn Mawr College Class of 1967,

Here it comes again — our forty-fifth reunion is on the horizon. Please save these dates: Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27 (this is the weekend of Memorial Day). We who attended our last reunion had a great time five years ago. There were a whopping 74 of us plus 25 guests. If you always attend reunion, come when able, or have never attended know that the more of us there are, the livelier the conversations, the more old friendships renewed and brand new connections made. More IS more, in this case! It’s all about being open to possibilities for fun and personal growth, and to be able to set our eyes on our campus again.

Reunion offers opportunities to mingle with food and drink. A lunchtime barbeque in the Taft Garden launches the weekend on Friday, and both Friday and Saturday we have a number of workshops and panels, as well as campus tours. There is going to be a huge tent on Merion Green where we will have dinner both Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday will be set up as a food and wine fair. Friday will end with a step sing, and Lee Carpenter (we knew her as Alma) will once again be our songmistress.

Saturday morning there will be a discussion led by Harris Wofford, or you can tour the campus or check out the bookstore. Our class meeting will follow. We’ll begin the afternoon with lunch and the State of the College speech (back to the tent on Merion Green). Saturday afternoon there will be presentations by alumnae: Alice Rivlin ’52 will expound on the economy and Jessica Harris ’68 will talk about culture, food and wine.

The clusters are a thing of the past, but we are encouraged to invite friends from adjacent classes to party with us. The activities on Saturday afternoon, followed by cocktails in our hospitality suite and the food and wine fair in that Merion Green tent might entice a few of our friends from other classes to join us, especially if they live in or near Philadelphia.

You can help the reunion preparations enormously by responding to the linked form. We welcome your suggestions on topics for our class meeting and discussion, and we need a leader!

One of the questions concerns nominations for officers. This can really be more of a request to volunteer to help out. If we receive any names, be aware that we will be required to have the election before our reunion this year (not during it), so don’t put off making a suggestion or volunteering if you are moved to do so.

What’s next? We will send you another letter in February with more specific plans for our May reunion, and a preliminary list of who is planning to attend.

Make an effort to come, and encourage your best friend(s) from those years to come too! The more clusters we have of old friends, the more meaningful this weekend will be for everyone. It will be a time for reminiscing, reflecting, and meeting old and new friends. We look forward to hearing from you during the coming months and seeing you on our beautiful campus this May.

Reunion takes us back and encourages us to cherish the moment.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon,

Renee Allard Betts
Reunion Manager

Elana Klausner Vikan
Reunion Manager

Penny Milbouer
Class President