Dear Alumni Councilors,
Please join us for the 209th meeting of the Dartmouth Alumni Council, Thursday to Saturday, October 23–25, 2014, in Hanover, New Hampshire. The Executive Committee has been working throughout the summer to plan an exceptional program for you which will include a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Dartmouth Alumni Award.
The 209th session commences on Thursday afternoon with an orientation session for new councilors. Evening brings the opening reception and a dinner featuring an update on the work of the Presidential Steering Committee for Moving Dartmouth Forward from committee chair Professor Barbara Will and Association of Alumni president (and committee member) Sue Finegan ’85. On Friday morning you will have the opportunity to hear from President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 at your first plenary session.
Other planned highlights of the 209th meeting include an update from the Board of Trustees and presentations by Provost Carolyn Dever, Interim Dean of the College Inge-Lise Ameer, faculty and students. We also have an interactive networking session for you with current Dartmouth students. On Friday evening we will celebrate the extraordinary volunteerism of six fellow alumni at the 60th anniversary of the Dartmouth Alumni Award. All past recipients of the Alumni Award and the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award will be invited to this very special gathering. The attire for this dinner is formal, black tie optional. The meeting will close on Saturday at 12:30 pm at the conclusion of the plenary session, which will be held in the Arvo Oopik Auditorium at the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center.
Dress is casual throughout the majority of the weekend, with formal attire requested and black tie optional at the Friday evening reception and dinner. Plenary sessions are open to all alumni. In addition, former councilors are welcome to attend certain committee meetings as observers.
Current councilors will be our guests from Thursday until adjournment on Saturday afternoon. Due to space limitations, some alumni councilors, typically first-year representatives, will share accommodations. There will be registration fees to cover meals if you bring a guest. Attendance charges for former councilors and guests are listed on the registration form. It is important that we receive your registration form no later than October 1. After that date, we may not be able to guarantee overnight accommodations.
I look forward to seeing you in October.
Lynne Gaudet ’81
Director, Alumni Leadership