Of course I am happy that summer is here, but I am also getting excited that our 35th anniversary reunion is only three months away, during Homecoming October 6-8, 2017. On Saturday, October 7th, we will have a reception starting at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. all at the Steyer Opera House located in the Hotel Winneshiek in downtown Decorah. The cost will be $30 per person and should be paid in advance when you make your reservations. You can make your reservation using the form enclosed or online at luther.edu/homecoming. President Paula J. Carlson and the Reverend Dr. Thomas Schattauer will be stopping by our reunion to greet our class.
Our amazing reunion committee has been working all year to make this get-together fun and unforgettable, so we sure hope that you are planning to join us. We recently met as a group to put the final touches on our plans—see the enclosed flyer for more details! We will also have a photo booth at the dinner—generously donated by your reunion committee members!
By the way, if you haven’t sent in any pictures yet, it’s not too late. We all have so many shared memories of dorm life in Brandt Hall and Ylvisaker Hall, of Messiah, of Paideia, of playing Frisbee on the library lawn or studying out at Dunning’s Spring. Surely we have some pictures of these experiences too! Enjoy reliving the memories and go dig up some pictures to send to Rachel Vsetecka in the Development Office. She will scan them and mail them back to you—we promise! We want to have a lot of pictures and a wide variety, so please help us out by contributing your favorites.
There will also be all sorts of reunion activities to attend—the football game, the parade, and the alumni dinner on Friday night, October 6th, during which the Distinguished Service Awards will be presented and our very own classmate, Sue (Livingston) English, will be honored with one! Congratulations, Sue!
There will also be the Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7th, in Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.
If you are wondering if certain classmates are coming to the reunion, and you want to get in touch with them, you can use the Online Alumni Directory at www.luther.edu/alumni/directory. You need a username and password (of course…we need one to do practically everything these days, right?), but you can get an account by contacting the Luther Technology Help Desk at (563) 387-1000.
Please take a few moments to look over all the materials tucked into this envelope. There is a lot of good information and we hope you will respond that you are coming right away.
If you have questions, you can email me at [email protected]. Also, please check out our Class of 1982 Facebook page and like us so you can keep up with our postings, and post pictures as well.
And please don’t forget about the Annual Fund and the Class of 1982 Scholarship and the $82,000.82 Challenge. Even if you cannot make it to the reunion, this is a great opportunity to help our class give back to Luther in honor of this big reunion milestone of 35 years!
All of us on the reunion committee look forward to seeing you in October.
Class of 1982 class agent
2915 Emerald Drive
Davenport, IA 52804