IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
Recognizes with Deep Appreciation
the Extraordinary Achievements of
THE CLASS OF 1962
Recipient of the 2014-15
Donald C. Smith '53 Award
in Recognition of an Outstanding Mini-Reunion Program
The Mini-Reunion Chairs Association is comprised of a group of individuals, selected by their classmates, who have generously volunteered their time and energy to keep class bonds strong. Members span seven decades as well as the globe, but all share a deep loyalty to the Dartmouth College community. The mini-reunion program strengthens the legendary Dartmouth alumni community and inspires us to continue to return by the thousands for Homecoming Weekend, make our voices heard in campus issues, and provide the critical--and generous--financial support for the many classes to come, long after we ourselves have left the College.
Members of the Dartmouth Class of 1962 turned 75 this past year, and they show no signs of slowing down. In the past twelve months they have woven together a rich tapestry of adventures, trips, and gatherings that prove the Dartmouth connection is truly timeless. With meetings in California, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and Georgia, it seemed like no matter where you went in America you would run into a Dartmouth '62. You would think that marching in the Homecoming parade and hosting luncheons in Hanover, White River Junction, Stowe, Deer Isle, and Woodside, California would be enough for them, but no, they were just getting started. The North Shore Men Our Age (NOSHMOA) group hosted five events in Peabody, Massachusetts at the Sylvan Street Grille. The event that truly "took the cake" was their 75th birthday party in San Diego, California. More than 100 classmates, family, friends, and guests made their way out west for a non-stop weekend of celebration and leisure. Boasting a sunset cruise around Point Loma, a dinner at the Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill, owned by a Dartmouth alumnus, a trolley tour, a Pacific sunset themed beach party complete with a Jimmy Buffet-style cover band, rounds of golf, and a visit to the USS Midway Museum, the Class of 1962 has proven themselves to be the class to beat.
Congratulations on a highly successful year and showing the Dartmouth community how to celebrate a semisesquicentennial!