New York City Mini Reunion, April 18 and 19, 2008

From: Peter Wells, Class Secretary

March 10, 2008

Dear Classmate and Member of the 1960 Family:

This is a reminder to, if you have not done so already, sign up for our mini reunion in April and announce a wonderful addition to the program.  You’ll recall that on April 18 & 19 we will be gathering in New York City.  The schedule of events is as follows:
Friday, April 18.  The Yale Club of New York City (50 Vanderbilt Avenue, at 44th St.)

4:30 PM.  Class Council meeting.  All members of the Class are invited.  Topics to be discussed will include Class fellowships, a Treasurers report, plans for a mini reunion in 09 and our upcoming 50th.

6:30 P.M.  Cocktails followed by dinner and an outstanding guest speaker from Yale, Professor Minh A. Luong, speaking on a very timely topic:  China at the Crossroads of the 21st Century:  Future Superpower or Failed State?

Saturday, April 19

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Rob and Lynn Hanke, we will be touring and having lunch at the Asia Society, truly one of New Yorks most treasured locations.  At one point Rob served as EVP and General Counsel for the organization and remains active in their affairs.  There are currently two small but outstanding Traditional Asian Arts exhibits , one on Japanese Edo Period art and the other based on selected pieces from the important Rockefeller Collection.
We are invited an noon, first viewing the exhibits on the 2nd and 3rd floors, proceeding up to the 8th floor for lunch and then taking in the book & gift store (rated by Zagats as the best museum store in the City).The afternoon and evening (and Sunday as well) have purposely been left open for plans on your own.

As a reminder, a block of rooms has been set aside at the Yale Club (212-716-2100).  Should you want one, just mention Yale Class of 1960 when you call for your reservation.  Rooms are, of course, on a first come, first served basis and are being held for us until March 14.  If you call after that, the chances of getting a room diminish greatly.

Again, as a reminder:

– The Class Council meeting will start at 4:30 PM on Friday and should last no more than an hour.  Important current and future plans will be discussed, and you are encouraged to attend.  I’m sure you’ll find it worthwhile.

– Our Friday night dinner, including open bar for cocktails, wine, choice of entré, etc., is priced at $135 per person, same as it was when we were there two years ago.  And Yale Club room rates compare very favorably to those of New York City hotels.

– Professor Luong is a very popular faculty member.  Specifically, he is Assistant Director, International Security Studies;  Associate Director, Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy;  Director, Ivy Scholars Program, and Faculty Fellow, Yale School of Management (SOM).  Hes been described to me as a great speaker, very engaging with people, and passionate about his area of expertise.

– Breakfast on Saturday is on your own.  The Yale Club offers a splendid breakfast buffet.

– Fairly recently, the Yale Club has instituted concierge service.  Feel free to use them when you call the Club to get Broadway show or other tickets.

I hope to see you in New York City for what should be a wonderful experience.

Best wishes to you and yours,

Peter R. Wells
Class Secretary

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