2013 News and Announcements
November 16, 2013
The Yale game on Saturday, November 16 is right around the corner now.
After the football team's incredible, triple-overtime 51-48 victory
over Harvard last weekend and its convincing 53-20 win over Cornell
yesterday, the Tigers are in sole possession of first place in the Ivy
League. I hope as many of you as possible will join us in Princeton to
help the team maintain that ranking and earn its second bonfire in as
many years by defeating both Harvard and Yale.
Our schedule of events for Saturday is as follows:
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
– Tailgate – food, drink and festivities at Fine Plaza. Hosted by the
Alumni Association, this is FREE and was a really good event last year.
We will have a sizable Class contingent. If you plan to come, the
Alumni Association has requested that you RSVP here.
1:00 PM – Tigers vs. Yale at Palmer Stadium
After the game
– Class of 1972 cocktail party at the Fields Center, located at the
corner of Prospect and Olden. No RSVP is needed for this event, and it
Please join us for some or all of these events if you can; hope to see you there.
We will also have a Class Executive Committee meeting at 10 AM in the Class of 1972 Dining Room at Whitman; all are welcome to attend.
'72 Napa/Americas Cup Weekend
Sept 5-9 2013
The races are over.
After trailing New Zealand 8-1, the US staged a spectacular comeback to
win 9 races to 8. The class of '72 was deeply involved.
30 members of the Class of '72 plus their spouses/guests attended 4 days of racing, eating, tasting wines and viewing
beautiful Northern California. Full details after the link. (More>>)
For those of you unschooled in Americas Cup Racing, please find Jack Griffin's primer on the sport below http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/living/2013/08/26/americas-cup-101.cnn.html
Class of 72 Road Trip
Football at Georgetown September 28, 2013
The Class of 72 hosted a road trip to
the Princeton-Georgetown football victory on Sept 28 followed by a
postgame poolside reception hosted by Ray and Helen DuBois at their
elegant and historic home in Georgetown. Their house is one of the
six remaining farm houses in Georgetown. It was constructed around
1800, as the White House was being completed - a historic home for a
historic football outing. The Tigers shut down Georgetown 50-22 and
roared away in triumph. A near perfect gridiron road trip: game,
setting, and matchless hosting afterwards. It felt then like the
start of something big...
The class brought numbers - nearly 60
classmates spouses and friends- both to the game and then to the talk
of the town afterwards. Seen (and rumored to have been seen) were:
Badenoch, Cammerzell, Curtis, Dayton, DuBois, Duesterberg, Extein,
Harrison, C. Hughes, G. Johnson, Kimball, Kohl, Maizels, J. Marshall,
Merrified, McNealy, M. Morris, Newman, Olezewski, Ondrasik, Rankin,
Rice, Rogers, Sethian, Smart, P.Unger, Walsh, and Woodward.
Fritz's son, Henry, was way cool in the
pool while son Freddy Cammerzell remained higher, drier, and wiser...
Special thanks also to Class Scholar Connor Clegg '14 and Matt
Strauser '14 for their attentive assistance at the reception.
41st Reunion: May 30 - June 1, 2013
May 2013 and reunions went
out in a blaze of heat -- yet our 41st gathering had more
than enough sizzle to dispel the notion that the year after a major
has the dulled pulse of a hangover. There was plenty of '72 snap,
crackle and pop to serve notice that we hang around, not over.
On Friday night, Fritz Cammerzell graciously hosted our class dinner attended by Phil Caton,
Pam Lloyd Coulter, Daryl English, Don Fletcher, Jim Graf, Randy
Harris, Doug Harrison, John Hepburn, Jim Hinton, Charlie Hughes,
Ruby Huttner, Brad Johnson, Art Kent, Charlie Kireker, Tad
LaFountain, Paul Le Vine, Matt Mancuso, Mark Markiewicz, Elisa
Marshall, Jim Marshall, Bruce Merrifield, Nikos Monoyios, Merc
Morris, Bob Murley, Skip Rankin, Larry Sanford, Bob Saunders, Mike
Schneider, Bill Sharpstone, Rob Smart, and Yaffa Ventura-Beck,
who arrived from Israel for her first reunion. Class President Bob
Wright welcomed everyone and presented Fritz Cammerzell with
an orange apron embroidered Chez Cammerzell as a thank you for his
gracious hospitality and service to the class at every reunion. As
all found out, the Class of 1972 has a tent big enough for all.
The tent got bigger.
Joining the Friday night crawlers were Hank Bjorklund, Gene
Brissie, Ralph Bulle, Steve Burns, Bob Daniels, Andy Dayton, Norman
Flitt, Alfred Glossbrenner, Chris Godfrey, John Hardy, Jim Hart, Kip
Hewitt, Dave Jones, Barbara Julius, Dave Kimball, Fred Kurz, Chris
Loomis, Rod McNealy, Dennis Murphy, Tom Schrader, Bob Scully, John
Sethian, Bob Tate, Tony Tichenor, Al Wen and Art Wood. Classmate
of many hats, Ed Strauss earned another as he donned the colorful cap
signifying his post as P-rade Marshal. He left early for cat herding
rules and graciously marked our station on Cannon Green where only
shade was in short supply. Gerry Drum, David Hingston, Cye
Newman and John and Chris Van Horne swelled the sweltering ranks.
We finished our passage along the
P-rade at the reviewing stand with a final locomotive for outgoing
President Tilghman and a welcome vintage cheer for incoming President
Eisgruber. Sixty-six strong for '72 in 2013; not bad for number
out photos from Reunions, click on "Trips/Photos", then "Picasa
Photos". If you have photos you can contribute, please send them to
Doug Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them.
of 1972 Virginia Civil War Battlefield Tour
sixth Class of 1972 Civil War Battlefield Journey mustered in
Virginia's (and the Confederacy's) capital city, Richmond, on
Wednesday April 10, 2013. Classmembers and guests were guided by
professor of history emeritus Jim McPherson and his wife Pat (both
honorary members of 1972) through the battlefields of Central Virginia
including Seven Days (1862), Fredericksburg (1862), Chancellorsville
(1863), and the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor (1864). more>>
Posted May 1, 2013
On Saturday, April 27th, a number of classmates attended the dedication of the Spirit of 1972 eight-oared
racing shell after watching some great racing on Lake Carnegie,
including a four-length victory over Dartmouth, Penn, and Tennessee by
the Women's Open Varsity crew racing in the Spirit of 1972. more >>