Class of 1962 - 45th Class Reunion




1962 Reunion Committee

Andrea Bond
Janne Shreves Fecht
Bonnie Bennett Home
Tom Weinberg

 Dear Class Member

How many Pomona College Class of '62 reunions have you attended?

For many of you, the answer is 8. Quite a few members of our class have attended every single reunion since our first in 1967. Obviously, they wouldn't let pass a chance to get back together with good college friends and to revisit the ever-changing campus. As we get older, each of these opportunities becomes more precious.

Unfortunately, for some of you, the answer is 0, and we hope that you will attend your first reunion this spring. We know you won't be disappointed.

(If your answer is more than 0 but less than 8, now is your chance to improve your score.)

Our 45th reunion - the 9th - is just a couple of months away: Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29, 2007. We have been at work with the Alumni Office, planning a mix of events - some for all alumni classes and some for the Class of '62. An Alumni Weekend schedule is enclosed, and the highlights for our class are included in this letter.

Favorite Class of '62 events from past reunions will be repeated, such as a Sharing Session and a campus walking tour pointing out recent changes that have occurred on campus, conducted by Professor Emeritus Robert Herman '51. We'll even return to Walter's, this time for our Friday lunch. For our Saturday night class dinner, we have invited some of our favorite professors to join us. We will have an enlightening guest speaker, Bruce Poch, who is Pomona College Vice President & Dean of Admissions. (You may wonder whether you would have been offered admission to last September's Class of 2010.)

If you are a regular participant in the Class of '62 listserv, you already know that many members of our class who sang the Brahms Requiem when we were students, including soloist Sue Hutchinson Self, will reprise that performance during the reunion. This will undoubtedly be a very special part of the reunion.

Those of you interested in doing so will have an opportunity to take a tour of the nearby American Museum of Ceramic Arts founded by classmate Dave Armstrong.

Please register now for our 45th reunion and make your hotel reservations. It is none too soon, and it would be very helpful to the reunion planners to know as quickly as possible how many class members to expect.

We would also like to recruit each of you to help assure a large turnout. If you plan to attend, please call friends and encourage them to come, too. The reunion will be more pleasurable for you if your good friends attend.

Here are some highlights for just our class:

Thursday, April 26
Dinner - 6:30 p.m. - Tutti Mangia Italian Grill, 102 Harvard Avenue in Claremont. Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to join us for this dinner and how many people will be attending. Expect to pay $40 per person (exclusive of drinks) for the dinner at the time of the meal.

Friday, April 27
Lunch - Noon - Walter's, 308 N. Yale Avenue in Claremont. Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to join us for this lunch and how many people will be attending. Expect to pay $30 per person for the lunch, including nonalcoholic drinks, at the time of the meal.

Brahms Requiem Reprise, Lyman Hall in the Thatcher Music Building - 5:00 p.m. Please indicate on the registration form your interest in attending as a member of the audience. If you are interested in performing, please contact John Beahrs - or by telephone at (503) 287-3448 - or Bonnie Home - or by telephone at (408) 268-1661.

After-Dinner Class of '62 Reception - 9:00 p.m. Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to attend this gathering and chat time and how many people will accompany you. We need to arrange for a room of appropriate size.

Saturday, April 28
Class Photo on the steps of Big Bridges - 9:15 a.m. Please be on time!

Sharing Session -10:00 a.m. - This is a traditional reunion favorite. Your classmates would like to know what you have been doing. Please indicate on the registration form if you'd like to share and, if so, what your topic will be and if you will need any special equipment for your presentation. Once we know the number of participants, we will let you know how much time will be allotted to you.

Museum Tour - 5:00 p.m. - American Museum of Ceramic Art, 340 S. Garey Avenue in Pomona. Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to join the tour and how many people will be attending. Admission to the museum for seniors is $2 per person to be paid at the door.

Class of '62 Reunion Dinner at the Doms Social Room in the Smith Campus Center - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 29
Campus Walking Tour conducted by Professor Robert Herman - 10:30 a.m. - Please indicate on the registration form if you will be joining us. We will depart from the Seaver House following the All-Class Brunch that morning.

If you would like to keep up-to-date with reunion plans and see who has registered, we urge you to check the class web-site: Call Janne at 818-903-2328 with reunion or class listserv questions or email her at

We are looking forward to seeing all of you in April.

Andrea Bond
Janne Shreves Fecht
Bonnie Bennett Home
Tom Weinberg

P.S. Yes, we realize that some of you are considering waiting for our 50th reunion in 2012. We are optimistic that all of you will be able to attend that landmark reunion as well, but please don't wait. It may not be as easy for all of us to make the trip to Claremont when we are five years older.


Pomona College Alumni Association
The Seaver House - 305 North College Avenue - Claremont, CA 91711 - Telephone: 909-621-8110 - Fax: 909-621-8535 -