Bob Benson and Jim Buresh attended a reception and dinner celebrating the success of the "By Example Campaign for Culver" as well as recognizing the lifetime service of retiring Board of Trustees Chairman, Jim Henderson . The event was held in Chicago on February 4, 2011. Bob joined Head of Schools, John Buxton and Trustee, B.B. Culver in saluting Jim as he handed over the reigns of the Chairmanship to Miles White. A special slide show was shown and it included a slide of our four class coeds, Gerry Gram, Kay Covington Kolito, Judy Gollnick Council and Posie (Mary Curry) Neidigh in front of the Iron Gate last May.
On Saturday a special session of the Board of Trustees was held for those alums and parents in attendance on Friday night . John Buxton gave a state of the Academy update and his lead slide was our class of 1960 passing in review at the Garrison Parade last May. A series of presentations were made by the Commandant, the Deans and the leader of the Girls Academy. It was quite an impressive message.
We had 72 registrants tying the all time record for attendance by a reunion class. Additionally, three registered and paid but were unable to attend due to last minute illness. Here is the list of those in attendance:
Registered but unable to attend were: Pat McMahon, Howard Mayne and Steve Sontheimer.
As many of you know Jim Harding and Bob Glaze issued a crew challenge to the class of 2010 that took place over reunion weekend. The good news is that they completed the mile long course without any injuries or heart attacks. The not so good news was that the girls team beat their time by three minutes. The varsity... forget about it. The classmates who answered the crew challenge were: