Reunion 2018 Recap

Wow – what a fun filled weekend the class of 1983 had! What follows are thanks, highlights, and photos! Enjoy!

Thanks

Thanks to our Reunion ChairsLisa Fagan Walts and Pamela Smith, the weekend was a huge success! With 80 alums 28 guests in attendance, we talked, we danced (a lot!), we laughed, and of course, we ate and drank!

Also contributing to a fantastic reunion were Alecia Oberg McClure for the survey and booklet, Gaby Crane Peterson for the parade signs, Jerri Barrett for leading our Friday night discussion panel, Susan Sterman Proctor for leading our Saturday night book group, Betsy Luebbe Garrott and Pamela Smith for showcasing our class archives and junior show, Charlotte Lehmann for Class Memorial Service, Nancy Barlow for Friday night dinner and parade costume, Mindy Setzler Kolodziej for Friday night M&Cs, Jody Frenkel Terryfor Saturday cocktail hour, Sarah James Landis for being our IT guru, and Lisa Hawley Hiley and Shelly Kelly Manners for hospitality/welcome.

And special thanks to Moe Tracy and Lisa Oca as head class agents helping our class raise over $130,000!

If I’ve missed anyone, my apologies.

Highlights

The reunion chairs put together an incredible weekend for us while we were in MacGregor Hall. Friday evening was the “Welcome Back Class of 1983 Dinner”, with a delicious menu catering to all dietary needs, ending with M&Cs consisting of strawberries dipped in chocolate and cookies!

Saturday was a beautiful (and HOT!) day on campus, and the parade was a highlight as always. Then on to the lunch and class photo, and then various wanderings around upper and lower lake, the Odyssey and all the other events MHC had to offer that weekend.

Saturday evening started with the Class Meeting (see notes here), a lovely Memorial Service headed by Charlotte Lehman, cocktail reception, and music by the Chill Harmonics acapella group with our classmate Pamela Smith. After dinner in the new “Super-Blanch”, we headed back to our dorm for a 1980’s joint dance party with the class of 1988 and uber-DJ Amy West.

And then thankfully Sunday was a day of recovery! Check out photos here or on our facebook group!

Reunion Class Survey Results!

If you weren’t at reunion (or even if you were), we’ve posted a pdf version of our class survey booklet that everyone at reunion received. Give a look and see what your classmates think 35 years out! It’s fun, entertaining, hopeful and helpful! It’s in 2 parts – so view below or download as follows:

Download Part 1 | Download Part 2

MHC1983 Lists
MHC 83 Survey_No Lists_Final

Reunion 2018 is here!

Pam and I are so excited to be kicking off reunion. For those that couldn’t make it this year, we will miss you! For those that are attending – see you soon! We have planned plenty of fun activities – so enjoy the weekend and being back together on campus!

Here’s the link to our reunion schedule! See you soon!

“Class Read” and Discussion Panel Results Announced!

FRIDAY NIGHT PANEL DISCUSSION: All of our activities on Friday Night are in the dorm, including a drop-in buffet dinner available from 6:00-8:30. There will be an engaging panel discussion about “Life Transitions (Including Aging Parents)” as a group activity around 8:15, followed by M&Cs! We hope you will be there and attend!

SATURDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION: After dinner, besides our class dance co-sponsored with MHC 1988, there will be a lively book discussion group. Our “Class Read” will be Elinor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Elinor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is available at Amazon.com for around $13 as either a Kindle read or a paperback.