October Yearbook Letter
Our 50th reunion, a great chance to connect with our classmates, will be held May 31 – June 3, 2018. The Reunion Planning Committee has already met on two occasions to begin preparations for this important milestone in our lives. Hopefully you have already returned the RSVP card from our first letter indicating that you will join us. Click here to see the list of those who have indicated their plans to be back on campus.
As part of the reunion, we prepare a reunion yearbook which includes, for each classmate, demographic information and personal thoughts about our remembrances and lives. Your personal thoughts, drafted as an essay/ode, are an important way to prepare for the reunion, to communicate with our classmates, to lay the groundwork for in-depth conversations at Reunion, and to create a permanent record of ourselves fifty years removed from our time “beneath the pines of dear old Bowdoin”.
To facilitate the collection and processing of your personal contribution to the yearbook, please click here to access a form which will serve as a guide for you and allow you to complete it electronically. We welcome your thoughts, whether composed on a topic by topic basis or as a free form essay/ode. Additionally, you may want to write about how “The Offer of the College” impacted your life. Whatever method you choose, please send your submission electronically to email@example.com.
We encourage you to limit your comments to no more than two pages (single spaced, font 12). While we understand that you may have the urge to write more than this arbitrary limit as your last chance to communicate with the class en masse, please be aware that we reserve the right to edit your submission for length, if necessary.
We would also appreciate your help with the following:
Photographs: Please include a picture or scanned picture of you as a young man, one of you today, a shot of you and your spouse or family, and perhaps a couple of others that you like. We’ll either use them in the yearbook or the class video that we create for the reunion. If you would like to see the 45th reunion video please check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-oiLQ5X1K0.
Stories: if you have a story about yourself or a classmate which would be of interest to the group, please write it down and share it with us. We are considering having classmates tell some of these at some point during the weekend.
Deceased and Lost Classmates: We intend to include obituaries for all deceased classmates and would like to include information on “Lost” classmates as well. If you have comments/words about any of these classmates, please submit them for inclusion in the Yearbook (please send a separate note to: firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to receiving your contributions for the yearbook as an integral part of a terrific reunion and sincerely hope that you will make your contribution to this effort.
We intend to distribute the year books by May 1, 2018 so that you will be able to read them prior to reunion.