Class of '71 Excels with Attendance at
San Diego Presidential Visit and Mini-Reunion
By Stu Rickerson '71, Save the Wild Life Chair
February 12, 2016
Using a presidential visit, football or basketball game or any other excuse to have a Class of 1971 mini-reunion is something we encourage you to consider. In mid-February, about 30 Classmates and their spouses did just that in San Diego. President Eisgruber '83 spoke at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla to about 200 Princetonians, where he noted that '71 had by far the largest Class representation on that Thursday night of President's Day weekend. For an hour before the reception, members of the Class of 1971 got a specially arranged private tour of part of the museum by its director and long-time Save the Wild Life friend, Hugh Davies '70 and his spouse Faye. Demonstrating 1971 ubiquity, the main exhibition chosen by Hugh featured the work of painter Ed Ruscha, whose pop art was the award-winning thesis subject for Williams grad and Class daughter, Robin Kuntz.
The next day, after partaking in the various outdoor activities available in sunny Southern California, '71 had a Regional Dinner at Tony's Jacal, a Del Mar landmark since 1946. Smaller groupings gathered on Saturday and Sunday.
Making the effort to gather were Julie and Geoff Smith, Hillary Harmon '85 and Murphey Harmon, Elyse Dasko and Rick Ostrow, Hilda and John Drummond, Cree and Ned Scudder, Liza and Dan Kirkpatrick, Susan and John Arigoni, Kirk Liddell, Brad O'Brien, Susan and Bill Kuntz, Barb and Jack McNab, Carol Obertubbesing (Epstein) '73 W71, Thom Payne, Betty and Brian Langston, Sally and Jerry Fish, Rob Watson, Paul Deibel, Maggie and Laird Hayes, Nancy Rickerson '87 and Stu Rickerson. Tom Sinclair and Mark Wine got stuck in nightmare rush hour Orange County traffic and missed the festivities. Long-distance awards went to McNab (international division; Ottawa, Canada), Fish (north; Portland, OR), Harmon (south; Houston, TX) and Liddell (east; Lancaster, PA).
Almost all those attending have already registered for our 45th Reunion in May, and were excited when some of the background entertainment and other plans were revealed. Join these and other registrants, and rally friends, roommates, teammates and clubmates as 1971 shoots to set a record attendance record Memorial Day Weekend and create another warm and memorable Reunions experience. There's no good reason to procrastinate.
Click here for more photos of the museum tour and Class dinner
courtesy of Drummond, Harmon, Liddell, and Rickerson.