Milne Alumni April Newsletter
Dear Milne Alumni,
Since the All-Milne reunion on April 9th and 10th, the flurry of e-mail communications have tapered off between the founding members, but there are many plans in the works.
One of Jackie Mann Gavryck's remarks on April 9th about contact information for all the missing class years has shown the need to put together a comprehensive Milne Student Directory. The school published a directory in 1968-1969, but as far as I can tell, not before or afterwards.
I have been collecting class lists from the organized class years, will add them to my list taken from the 1968-1969 directory, and will build a database that can be updated for our next reunion. I have begun to circulate the information from the 1968-1969 directory for additional names and corrections. This list indicates both siblings and deceased graduates.
Once the list of names is relatively complete, it will be compared with the University Alumni Association list, and a secure list with addresses can be kept with it for future reunions and communications.
Other Milne Alumni Association projects include:
Organization Committee, Milne Alumni Association Website and
Reunion Committee, Planning for the next All-Milne reunion in
five years, 2010
Renovation Committee, working with planners at Milne, Page
Hall, and other buildings
Milne Memorabilia Committee, preparing displays, possibly for
the Milne Room
Milne Gym Committee for possible renovation
Milne Sports Committee, collecting sports memorabilia and
planning senior sports meets
Faculty Search Committee, searching for living faculty,
honoring the deceased
Fundraising Committee, general and specific
Crimson and White Committee, collecting editions and
These various committees could bring together graduates from different class years who have since gone on to careers influenced by their years at Milne. For example, all those who have become teachers, artists, musicians, doctors, or lawyers could become groups of people who keep in touch with each other and could have meetings of their own.
If you are interested in any of these proposed areas, or others, please contact your Class Contact or me for further information.
Until next month,
Mary Welch, '71