Class of 1965 Quarterly Conference Call Open to All

November 15, 2017 at 12 PM EST

See Below for links to Presentation, Class of 1965 Scholar Letters, Minutes and Dialing Instruction.


Dear Classmate

We will have a Class of 1965 Quarterly Conference Call and On-Line Meeting at noon (NY time) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

I am sending this message (1) by email to Classmates for whom we have an email address and (2) by regular mail to Classmates for whom we have a mailing address but no email address.  If you are receiving this by mail, please send your email address to me at

The agenda, a PowerPoint presentation, can be found Class of 1965 2007 Presentation 10-25-17.  Other materials you may want to read before the call include the minutes of the October meeting and thank you letters from Class Scholars Madison Hazard and Amanda Nee For those of you receiving this by mail, you can see the agenda, minutes and Class Scholar letters at



  • To dial into the conference

–Dial-in number US = (641) 715 3580

–Dial-in number International =

–Access code = 905681

  • To join the on-line meeting

–Online Meeting Link:

–Online Meeting ID: michael4496


I hope you can join us on the 15th.



 Mark Your Calendars 




October 5-8, 2017


Join other ’65s for a fun fall weekend at Mt. Moosilauke and in Hanover!  The 2017 mini’ will be held on Homecoming weekend, October 5 – 8. 

We will start on Thursday, October 5, with a ceremony, cocktails and dinner at the NEW Moosilauke Ravine Lodge to dedicate the Class of 1965 Meeting Room at the Lodge. If you wish, you can spend the night at the Class of 1965 Cabin.  On Friday morning Dave Beattie will lead a hike to the summit of Mt. Moosilauke.  He will also provide directions for shorter hikes near the Lodge [not up the mountain].

Classmates are encouraged to spend Friday and Saturday nights at Pierce’s Inn in Etna, about 6 miles from the Dartmouth campus.  Pierce’s features a massive stone fireplace and is a great place to relax and chat with classmates.  Pierce’s offers several rooms and great breakfasts – for reservations: e-mail:  or call (603) 643 2997

On Friday evening we will have a wine and hearty hors d’oeuvres reception at Jim and Debbie Griffiths’ home in Plainfield, NH – about 12 miles [25 minutes] from Hanover.  Jim has even promised us our own private bonfire!  We will send directions to registrants.

On Saturday there will be a pre-game cookout on the Sphinx grounds and in the evening, we will have a cocktail party and dinner at Pierce’s where we expect to have a performance by one of the Dartmouth singing groups.  Both Saturday events will be joint with the Class of 1964.

Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, October 5   5:00 pm   Cocktails and dinner at Moosilauke Ravine Lodge                                                                [optional overnight at the Class of 1965 Cabin]

Friday October 6         8:00 am  Breakfast at Moosilauke Ravine Lodge

                                        9:00 am  Hike up Mount Moosilauke

                                        6:00 pm  Reception at Debbie and Jim Griffiths’ home

Saturday, October 7    11:30 am Cookout on Sphinx grounds

                                         1:30 pm  Football vs. Yale

                                         6:oo pm Cocktails and dinner at Pierce’s                                                                                                        

Sunday, October  8     9:30 am  Class meeting at Pierce’s

For athletic event tickets, call 603-646-2466 

To register for these eventsClick here for Mini Registration Form








We would like to provide a $50,000 maintenance endowment fund for the Lodge.  Our goal is to replicate the 142 donors we had for the ’65 Bunkhouse. With numbers there is power, so even a modest gift will help us achieve our goal.  Thanks to the generosity of David Wagner ’65, T’66 we have a $5,000 gift to kick-off the campaign. 


You can make a gift on-line by going to:  Be sure to note “Class of 1965 Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Operations and Maintenance Endowment” in the “Other Instructions” tab. 


You can also send a check made to:

“Trustees of Dartmouth College” with memo line “Class of 1965 Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Operations and Maintenance Endowment.”

Mail to:

Kate Hesser

Dartmouth College

6066 Development Office

Hanover, NH 03755


If you have questions or concerns please email Stu Keiller at:  or call 410 703 8660


Please click here to see a write-up of the new Lodge.

Dedication of Class of 1965 Conference Room

at the New Ravine Lodge 


Mark your calendars and plan to attend the dedication of the Class of 1965 Conference Room at the new Ravine Lodge on Thursday October 5.   The dedication will take place at 5:30 PM followed by cocktails and dinner.   We have reserved the Class of 1965 Bunkhouse for those who want to stay overnight.  We have 26 bunks so make your reservations early by emailing Stu Keiller at   Dave Beattie will lead a hike to the summit of Moosilauke on Friday morning, October 6 with return to Hanover in time for Friday night Homecoming festivities.   Details on costs and exact times to follow

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine July/August 2017 
Feature Article “The Idiocy of War” 

The article features Vietnam war photos by Dick Durrance ’65 who was an Army combat photographer.   It also mentions our three Classmates who made the ultimate sacrifice for their Country in Vietnam:  Dennis Berger ’65, Stephen McVean ’65, and John Seel ’65.

Click here to link to DAM article



Dartmouth College
Class of 1965
50th Reunion



The 50th Reunion was a brilliant success — Look at these great photographs:

Class of 1965 Bunkhouse Dedication – June 11, 2015

Class Connections 1965-2015 Lunch

Class of 1965 Class Dinner – Coffee with President Hanlon

Class of 1965 Art Show

Out-going Class 1965 President, Roger Hansen, summarized the proceedings:

“The 50th Reunion of the Great Class of 1965 was a rousing success.  Getting us off to a terrific start on Thursday was the Jim Hamilton Memorial Hike up Mt. Moosilauke with about 30 classmates and guests making the climb.  Dedication of our Class of 1965 Bunkhouse and a celebratory reception and dinner followed.  We are all delighted with the finished product.

Back to campus Friday, there was a succession of wonderful seminars, meals, and social time.  At lunch on Saturday we presented President Hanlon with our Dartmouth College Fund check, the Ceremonial Key to the Bunkhouse and title to the PASSION FOR SKIING book and PASSION FOR SNOW film.

Our Class led the procession of guests, faculty and graduates into Commencement on Sunday. The last formal event of the reunion was a marvelous magic show by our own Rich Block ’65 after dinner on Monday.”

June 2016 Normandy D-Day Mini Reunion 

See details on Mini Reunions Page

More to follow!