There is a lot of excitement coming through messages from everyone, as we think about our upcoming 40th reunion and Colby’s 200th celebration. We have a very active and involved reunion planning committee and are using 40/200 to describe the big event. The reunion committee is growing and current. Active participants include class president Mark Serdjenian, head class agent Lisa Kehler Bubar, and members Mike Hart, Norm and Pat Flanagan Olsen, Dean Eaton, Janet Gillies Foley, Jane Currier, Susie Yovic Hoeller, Sue Colucci Neumyer, Lucia Whittelsey, Bob Diamond, Doug Gorman, Ken Viens, David Swardlick, and yours truly. Directed by Colby’s wonderful Alumni Relations directors Laura and Josh, and managed by Lisa Bubar, we recently enjoyed an extended conference call to actively kick off our campaign. In honor of Colby’s 200th year, our goal is to pester, nudge, call, engage, and connect with all classmates in an effort to bring 200 back to Colby next June and, if possible, help make our class contribution special as well. * Many classmates are already planning to come to reunion. Mark McGlynn plans to come for the “first time in quite a while,” and this will mark Malcom Tucker’s first reunion ever. He looks forward to returning to Mayflower Hill and is already excited about the chance to see everyone who comes. * Monica Bignelli will not be able to attend reunion as she rarely gets back to the U.S. from London. * Ken Gross is hoping to attend reunion unless his band’s schedule prohibits it. His New Magnolia Jazz Band played gigs over the summer in York Beach, Ogunquit, and Boothbay Harbor. * Bob O’Neil, a practicing attorney, will hopefully come to reunion He’s working on a song for our class, writing about the Colby College he loved from 1969-1973. * Bob Diamond enjoyed quality time with his family this summer and looks forward to spending more time on Colby (as a trustee, Bob already spends plenty of time and energy on us!). * My Colby forever friends, Chris Mattern Way, Jackie Neinaber Appeldorn, Debbie Mael Mandino, and Lisa Kehler Bubar, all hope to be at reunion. We spent a wonderful day in Debbie’s gardens behind her home in Natick playing a lot of bridge and catching up on everyone’s lives. * Jon Miller is an attorney practicing transactional law in Boulder, Colo., and is involved in filmmaking and photography. * Fran Gates Demgen, a member of The Dynamic Demgens Destination is a Cure team, participated for the sixth year in the 5K-walk portion of the San Francisco Marathon to raise research funds for Team Parkinson. * Susan Schink spent two weeks in June on Cape Cod, where Anne Huff Jordan joined her for a bit. They’re forever friends and Sue writes about officiating at the wedding of Anne’s daughter a few years ago in the gardens at Duke. Sue’s other joy, as a minister, is officiating at baptisms. * Amy Brewer ’71 and Gary Fitts sent many photos from their anniversary trip to Europe and met two different Colby alums in Paris! * The annual Lamda Chi ’73 gathering at Camp Relief on the Belgrade Lakes was very well attended by brothers and families. They hosted a cookout for former football coach Dick ‘Max’ McGee during the week there, while catching up with Alex Wilson, Brian Cone, Joe Mattos, John Krasnavage, Lloyd Benson, Bob Landsvik, Duncan Leith, Dave Lane, Ron ’71 and Linda Howard Lupton ’72, and Ken Bigelow ’71. * One more important 40/200 message: Jane Currier has generously offered to create a Facebook page for our class. By the time this article appears, the page will have a name and hopefully many posts from classmates. This page will be devoted to our class and may continue past reunion. Classmates can re-connect, post photos, and contribute ideas and thoughts about reunion 40/200, and is the best place to send photos, including those Forever Friends photos I’m begging for. Remember, Reunion 40/200 is June 6–9, 2013; please help us reach our goal and register early!