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Fall 2003

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Club do’s

Boston. More than thirty alumni got together for a ballgame between the Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers; the Sox were victorious! Thanks to Janine Geller ’01 for hitting one out of the park with this sold-out event. • Another sold-out gathering of alumni at Boston’s Colonial Theater, coordinated by Leila Joseffer ’97, featured a viewing of The Producers, starring Mel Brooks. • Mark and Jane Roberts Alpert ’70 hosted the new-student send-off event at their home in Newton Centre; about twenty-five (including eight new students) enjoyed dessert and other refreshments.

Cape Cod. For the second year in a row, a large crowd gathered to hear the a cappella grooves of the Hyannis Sound. Margi Bishop Maynard ’57 orchestrated the details.

Capital District, NY. The Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show took center stage in mid-June. Guests enjoyed lunch while watching the competitions.

Chicago. A group of alumni gathered at the Hunt Club to watch the 134th running of the Travers Stakes race on ESPN and welcomed members of the class of 2003 to Chicago. • Petria Fleming ’06 and her family hosted the new-student send-off event at their home; about twenty people, including four new students, enjoyed a buffet dinner.

Long Island. The worst blackout in the history of the Northeast did not stop alumni from gathering for lunch at the Devon Yacht Club in mid-August. Mary Hoff Fallon ’60 kept the electricity going for this event.

New York City. Young alumni from the area gathered for the annual summer boat cruise, a three-hour journey that featured a live DJ, food, and drink. Graeme Campbell ’98 navigated the details for this one. • A large group of alumni, parents, and friends gathered to watch the AAA Staten Island Yankees play the Brooklyn Cyclones, who won the game. John Johnston ’95 was MVP in arranging this outing. • Emily Dannenberg ’06 and her family hosted the new student send-off event at their home in Brooklyn. About thirty people, including four new students, enjoyed dessert and other refreshments.

Rochester. Pam Fennell Baker ’78 had such a wonderful experience at the new-student send-off that she attended as an incoming student that she wanted to host a similar event. She and husband Bruce provided snacks for about twenty-five people, including six new students.

San Francisco. Jonathan Leavitt ’06 and his family hosted, for the second year in a row, the new-student send-off event at their home. Two dozen Skidmorites, including ten new students, enjoyed a buffet dinner.

Schenectady. Alumni from the Schenectady area gathered at the home of Judy McEndy Lynch ’53 for the club’s annual picnic and a meeting to discuss events for the coming year.

Washington, DC. The Seeger family (Fran, Mark, Jonathan ’03, and Michael ’06) again hosted the new-student send-off event at their home in Bethesda, MD. About twenty-five people, including ten new students, enjoyed a buffet dinner.

Congratulations to the following Skidmore clubs for their outstanding efforts:

Most Creative Program: Westchester and Fairfield—holiday party with the Bandersnatchers (2001–02); New York City—scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2002–03)

Largest Gift to the Alumni Student Scholarship Fund: Schenectady (2001–02); Hartford (2002–03)

Club of the Year: Cape Cod (2001–02); Boston (2002–03)

—Compiled by Kirstin O’Rielly Drabek ’94, Senior Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs

 


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