50th Class Reunion Announcement
May 12, 2021
It may be hard to believe but the Class of ‘72 will be convening next year in New Haven in the spring for our 50th reunion. At this point in time, it is likely that we will be meeting in person, but final decisions on the exact date of our reunion and even the location on campus of our reunion headquarters are still to be determined. This is because the university calendar is still not finalized, and the university has decided that reunion classes which had to hold virtual reunions this year will be allowed to hold in-person reunions next year. This means there may be twice as many reunions happening as normal, so it will take some time for the logistics and schedule to be worked out. I wish I had more definitive information to give you but that’s the best I can do at the time this letter was printed.
Nevertheless, we have already begun to plan our reunion and I am delighted to announce the names of our classmates who have agreed to lead our reunion planning: Reunion co-chairs are Connie Royster (JE), Cynthia Brill, Andrew Capitman (SM) and myself. These co-chairs will be coordinating logistics, programming, marketing, the memorial service, and other functions with each one of us taking the lead in specific areas. A 50th reunion book to which each classmate contributes essays, reflections, and photos has a special significance, and I am grateful that Jonas Zdanys (BR), who edited our 25th reunion class book, and Bill Fowkes (DC), who was co-editor of our 45th reunion class book, have agreed to co-chair our 50th reunion book committee. Jonas and Bill have already begun planning our book and will be reaching out to classmates in May/June soliciting participation in the book. I am appreciative that many classmates have already agreed to serve on this and other committees for our reunion; they include Deborah Rose (JE), Cathy Olian (GH), Leah Greenwald (ES), Jamie Stern (BR), Rhonda Singer (also our AYA delegate), Lydia Temoshok (ES), Ed Tan (SY), Roger Rosenthal (MC), and Michael Schaeffer (SM). Last but not least, our super capable treasurer, Frank Krejci (SY), will be working with our committee to keep our reunion financially viable including making it possible for every one of our classmates to attend the reunion regardless of personal financial circumstances. Bill Fowkes, in his position as our Corresponding Secretary, will be working on marketing, as well as on the reunion book.
My ask: Please join our reunion planning committee! We need many more classmate volunteers in all areas and I am happy to speak or email you regarding our committees and any particular interest you may have. Please contact me at email@example.com
Thank you for supporting the Class of ‘72 and I can’t wait to see you in person next spring at our 50th reunion!
Robert Bildner Class Secretary