As I write this I’m hoping many of you will attend our 35th and I’m looking forward to our trip east to visit family and attend reunion. * The big news from Susan Raymond Geismar is the wedding of her oldest daughter in July. Susan is looking forward to a great celebration and fun reunions for her family and that of her husband John ’78. Susan planned to return to Malawi in late April/early May, accompanying a group of Bates students and their professor for a short-term course on child/educational development in the very rural district of Ntchisi. She was there for a month in January with a group of Eckerd College students and their professor exploring service learning and African NGOs. The work of the NGO she volunteers with, Go! Malawi, in education and sustainable agriculture (specifically coffee) is a constant challenge but incredibly rewarding. * Amy Davidoff has decided to throw her hat into the political ring. She’s running as the Democratic candidate for District 10 (Arundel, Dayton, and part of Lyman) in the Maine State House of Representatives. Unopposed in the primary, Amy is running against a Republican incumbent (an uphill climb, she says). Since 1997 she has been a faculty member at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her research focuses on heart disease and diabetes. Amy still loves to sail and has her boat moored in the Saco River—when the river is not frozen—near her office. * This is a short column, but I promise a full report on our 35th reunion for the next issue. Please write in and share your reunion and/ or summer highlights.