Serving on the Class of 1969 50th Reunion Committee provided the opportunity to renew friendships and make new connections with fellow classmates. Our task was to work together to make the reunion a meaningful experience and also provided numerous chances to laugh at ourselves. It was so delightful to be with these people. After the reunion, our committee members expressed the need to continue these times for connection in the future. St. Olaf has been good to us, and we want to return it.
We Golden Oles are “vintage” people. This stage of our lives is a time to pause and give thanks for what has been, and look to the future as a gift. My hope is that we can provide experiences for alumni to connect and enrich their lives. This can come through local chapter events, shared interest groups, lifelong learning opportunities, or travel groups. My focus will be on our largest alumni group located in the Twin Cities metro area. After seeing the Piper Center for Vocation and Career and the Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion, and learning about their programs, I’m so impressed with what the college is doing and how it is growing. It will be good to share this with other alumni.