Sep. 28 - Oct. 1, 2006
Below is information about our minireunion in Chicago in September, 2006. By the time you read this, it will have happened. See 15 photos of classmates from the reunion.
Dear Classmates and Friends of 1964,
The date is set for our mini-reunion in Chicago. It's from Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 1, 2006.
Our headquarters will be the Whitehall Hotel, named "one of the eight great small hotels of the U.S." by Fortune Magazine. A block of 40 (31 king bed and 9 twin bed) rooms has been reserved at this Chicago landmark which is located at 105 East Delaware Place near many of Chicago's attractions and the Magnificent Mile shopping area nearby. Please call 800-948-4255 (within Illinois call 312-944-6300) between 7:00am and 6:00pm to reserve your room. When making your reservation refer to the "Yale 1964 Mini Reunion" block. The room rate is $230.00 per night for a king bed and $270.00 per night for twin beds (these rooms were recently upgraded) plus taxes. All rooms are on a first-come first-served basis and the block is being held until June 30, 2006. Thereafter, or once we have filled our block, rooms will be on an "if available" basis.
The anchor event for the mini-reunion will be the "King Tutankhamun: Golden Age of the Pharaohs" exhibit at The Field Museum. It has received rave reviews from the Egyptology community and will only be exhibited in Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Chicago and Philadelphia. This special evening will start off with an overview of the exhibit by one of the Museum's curators followed by our private viewing of the exhibit. There is an excellent article on the exhibit in the June 2005 issue of the National Geographic magazine and more information can be found on the Field Museum's website.
After the exhibit we will have a cocktail reception and dinner in the Field Museum's Rice Hall amongst displays of the Museum's permanent collection.
On Friday morning we will have a private tour of highlights in The Art Institute of Chicago's permanent collection. Prior to the tour an AIC docent will give us a brief talk on what we will be seeing. The AIC was founded in 1879 as a museum and school. Its highly regarded collection now encompasses 5,000 years of human expression and houses more than 300,000 works of art. For more information you can visit their website.
The AIC is located next to Chicago's Millennium Park. This award-winning 25-acre park features the work of world-renowned architects, park planners and artists and is regarded as one of the finest modem city parks in the USA.
On Saturday morning, Tom Beebe will give a talk on Chicago architecture followed by a tour of some of the City's hallmark structures. Tom is a former Dean of Yale's School of Architecture and is a highly regarded practicing Chicago architect. In 1989 Tom and his firm, Hammond Beebe & Babka, won the design competition for the Harold Washington Library which has earned numerous awards.
Below is a complete schedule of the weekend's events. We have provided for open afternoons on Friday and Saturday for visiting other Chicago sites (a list of sites will be emailed to participants), shopping and/or resting. We were warned by several sources not to schedule activities on a cheek-to-jowl basis! We have also enclosed a registration form. Please complete and return it by June 15, 2006.
The cost will be $600.00 per person plus your travel expenses to Chicago, lodging and optional event costs. For cancellations received by July 31, 2006 the fee will be reimbursed less $50.00 per person to cover administrative costs. For cancellations after July 31,2006, fee refunds will be based on the class' recoverable costs.
Weather in Chicago in late-September is usually cool in the evening, moderate
during the day and dry. Having said that, be cautioned that Chicago's weather is unpredictable.
If you have any questions, call Barbara Burt at 203-432-8016 or email@example.com. You can also call Chip Brennan at 847-680-1195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Committee (Chip Brennan, George Covington, Harry Howell, Bill Moeller and Bob Reum)
Official Program for Chicago Mini-Reunion
|Thursday, September 28, 2006:|
|Afternoon check-in at The Whitehall Hotel|
|7:00pm||Optional dinner at The Parthenon in Greek Town Transportation will be provided|
|Friday, September 29, 2006:|
|9:00am||Informal class meeting at the Whitehall Hotel|
|10:30am||The Art Institute of Chicago lecture on and tour of their permanent collection by museum docent|
|4:45pm||Bus departs Whitehall for Field Museum|
|5:00pm||Field Museum for lecture on and viewing of the "King Tutankhumun: Golden Age of the Pharaohs" Exhibit|
|7:30pm||Reception and dinner in the Field Museum's Rice Hall|
|Saturday, September 30, 2006:|
|10:00am||Architecture lecture on and tour of Chicago's significant architecture by Thomas Beebe, former Dean of the Yale School of Architecture|
|6:00pm||Cocktails at the top of the John Hancock Building|
|7:30pm||Dinner at the Casino Club located across the Street|
|Sunday, October 1, 2006:|
|Optional continental breakfast at The Whitehall Hotel|
A list of other attractions in Chicago will be emailed to participants and also posted here.
Balser, Paul, and Paula Del Nunzio
Barton, Jim and Nancy
Brennan, Chip and Mary
Covington, George, and Barbara Trentham
Francis, Sam and Bobbie
Franklin, Frank and Cindy
Hallenbeck, Gary and Marilynn
Hannah, Bob and Susan
Hershey, Doug and Bronwyn Bateman
Howell, Harry and Barbara
Lauritzen, Andy and Raquel
Lewis, Vic and Jayne
Massey, Ed and Anne
Meyers, Robert and Anne
Moeller, William and Kitty
Pollack, Dan and Nancy
Reum, Bob and Sherry
Van Doren, Don*
* Intend to come, but have not yet registered