Reunion 2013 was one week ago as I write this column—and I’m already starting to anticipate Reunion 2018. I promise not to harass you this far in advance about attending—but remember that reunion is usually the first or second weekend of June, so mark your mental long-term calendar and try to keep it free. Despite rainy weather for the start of the weekend, our class had a wonderful time visiting at the various reunion events and in our comfortable class headquarters in Dana. Thanks so much to reunion committee members who provided refreshments and snacks throughout the weekend to sustain our energy! I encourage everyone to check out the alumni pages on the website for reunion photos and for everyone who attended to post their photos, too. I know that although I was there enjoying all the festivities, I did not take a single picture; I was far too busy experiencing the campus and all of my classmates. I will depend on posted pictures for mementos. * Norm Olsen, who worked hard as a reunion committee member alongside his wife, Pat (Flanagan), has accepted our nomination and is our new class president! I’m excited to work with Norm and Lisa on our next reunion as I have been asked to extend my term as class correspondent. I’m thrilled to be asked and thank you all for making this so much fun. * Lisa Kehler Bubar, our head class agent (and overall amazing classmate), extends sincere kudos to all of the reunion committee members for their hard work in helping to raise funds for our reunion gift and thanks everyone who contributed. Lisa and all of the fundraising committee members worked very hard to help our class reach our dollar goal. I was proud to be in the audience and witness the generosity of the reunion classes to Colby. * Many classmates wanted to attend reunion but couldn’t make it. Susie Yovic Hoeller looks forward to joining classmates for the next reunion. She was very disappointed to miss this big celebration that, as a committee member, she worked hard to help organize. Jon Miller also hopes to make it to our next reunion after a last-minute injury forced him to cancel his plans to attend. We missed you both! Sue Schink sent her best regards to everyone. She was hiking in northern Spain and stopping at Bilbao to see the Guggenheim. She reports that in her position as a parish priest she is baptizing babies faster than she is burying people, so that is a good sign. * Alex Wilson was at reunion and updated us on the latest news of his “chopper” buddies. They had their annual gathering in Portsmouth, N.H., for golf and “antiquing.” Attendees included Alex, Duncan Leith, Joe Mattos, Phil Ricci, Lloyd Benson, Brian Cone, John Krasnavage, Bob Landsvik, and Chris Lawson. They enjoyed a late-night conference call with Bruce Smith (who sends his regards to all!) and Bob O’Neil (one of the three in our class). The “Choppers” were treated to a gourmet “Bubarque” at the home of James ’72 and Lisa Kehler Bubar and were joined by Steve Jasinski, Dennis Pruneau ’71, and Rick Leslie ’72. * Amy (Brewer) ’71 and Gary Fitts traveled to see classmate Greg Smith in South Carolina on their drive back to Maine. Greg was busy working on his commencement address for Colby’s graduation this year. Their trip back to Maine included a stay with their three granddaughters in Virginia. Gary and Amy are doing an exterior makeover of their 102-year-old camp on Sibley Pond, and as of the last conversation, Amy was eagerly awaiting the arrival of warmer weather. * For me, this was the best reunion ever. Forever friends Chris Mattern Way, Lisa Kehler Bubar, Jackie Nienaber Appeldorn, Debbie Mael-Mandino, and I were fortunate to be assigned dorm rooms together on one of the second-floor wings of Dana Hall. We all met and became forever friends on the second floor of Dana almost 44 years ago, and to have the opportunity to experience this again, together, was more special than words can express.