Dear Classmates,

It’s hard to believe our 55th Bowdoin Reunion is only seven weeks away. As you make your plans to return to Campus, we want to share some of the exciting class-specific events planned for the weekend, as well as offer a sampling of the general Reunion programming offered by the College.  (Class specific events noted in bold.)

Thursday, May 29th

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 1959 Golf tournament hosted by Bruce Chalmers in Bridgton, Maine

1:30 p.m. – 1959 Round Robin Tennis Event hosted by Jerry Fletcher on campus

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Reunion Programming: Old Guard Reception

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Reunion Programming: Reunion Welcome Dinner

Friday, May 30

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Boat Cruise aboard the Pied Piper – Paul’s Marina, Mere Point Road, Brunswick

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Reunion Programming: Old Guard Reception and Luncheon

5:00 p.m. – Class of 1959 Memorial Service – Bowdoin Chapel

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Class of 1959 Cocktail Reception and Dinner – Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall

7:30 p.m. – Reunion Programming: Bowdoin Beer Fest: Sample the best of Maine’s craft beer and enjoy bluegrass music

Saturday, May 31

10:00 a.m. – Reunion Programming: Alumni Parade and Reunion Convocation

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reunion Programming: Speakers Sen. George Mitchell ’54, H ’83; Geoffrey Canada ’74, H ’07, CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone; and President Barry Mills ’72.

4:00 p.m. – Rod Forsman: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail – Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception and Class Photo – Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Class of 1959 Lobster Bake – Moulton Union Dining Room

9:00 p.m. to Midnight – Reunion Programming: All Reunion Party

For additional information regarding our class specific events, please download the Class of 1959 Reunion registration letter.

On-campus housing is available but for if you prefer to stay off-campus, the Best Western (formerly the Parkwood Inn) on the Orr Island Road near Cooks Corner set aside 20 rooms for the Class of 1959. Rooms are has on a first come, first served basis at a reduced rate of $103.96 per night. For reservations, please call 207-725-5251 or 800-349-7181. Be sure to mention Bowdoin Class of 1959.

It promises to be a wonderful weekend full of new memories and old. We look forward to seeing you back on campus on May 29th!

Your Reunion Host Committee Co-Chairs,

Jim Carnathan, Jerry Fletcher, and Zeke Zucker

As of 4/14/2014, the following people have registered for the Class of 1959 Reunion. (Please note: this list is updated once a week.)
Reid Appleby ’59
John Bird ’59
Jim Carnathan ’59
Jerry Fletcher ’59
Rod Forsman ’59
Dick Morgan ’59
Sid Slobodkin ’59
Gene Waters ’59
Tim Whiting ’59
Dave Zolov ’59
Zeke Zucker ’59