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Meeting Minutes: February 18, 2006

From: Barbara (Bobbie) Furman Attardi, Secretary


Name Email
Barbara Furman Attardi
Nancy Taylor Butler
Nancy Lore Einhorn
Steven Einhorn
Marcia Goldschlager Epstein
Judie Pink Gorra
Janet Spencer King
Linda Cohen Meltzer
Karl Miller
Carolyn Chauncey Neuman
Bruce Wagner
Lenore Weitzman

The meeting was called to order at about 2:30 p.m. by Class President Janet Spencer King.

Turnout was low this year due to the Philadelphia location and timing (Presidents' Day Weekend).

The minutes from the class meeting in 2005 had been circulated on line and were not read.

Treasurer’s Report (Linda Meltzer)

We discussed raising our dues from $40 to $45 ($65 for a Cornell couple) to cover operating expenses. Dues includes a subscription to the Cornell Alumni Magazine. A motion to raise dues passed unanimously. Dues without the Alumni Magazine will be $20. This increase won't take effect until next year (2006-07).

We would like to make a gift to the University of $10,000 to $15,000. Carolyn Neuman talked to Rich Glick, an employee of CU Alumni Affairs and Development assigned to our class, about a naming opportunity. Two alternatives were presented: naming the office in the Carol Tatkon Center in Balch Hall for $15,000 or the computer room in the Latino Living Center in Anna Comstock Hall for $10,000.

Rich Glick came to speak to our group and elaborated on the choices. The Carol Tatkon Center is a learning resource for the entire freshman class which sees about 1,000 students per day. It's the site of freshman seminars, peer advising (counseling, tutoring), and presentations by professors. Our gift would become part of the endowment for the Center and would generate income each year (up to about $1,000). It would be recognized with a plaque and could possibly be supplemented in the future. We found the Carol Tatkon Center the more appealing alternative. A motion was made to make this gift, and it passed unanimously. We will get further information about exactly how the money will be spent. We will plan a dedication of this room in June at the Mini-Reunion in June (see below). 

caco 2006

From left: Nancy Taylor Butler, Bruce Wagner, Judie Pink Gorra, Karl Miller, Lenore Weitzman, Linda Cohen Meltzer, Janet Spencer King, Barbara Furman Attardi, Nancy Lore Einhorn, Carolyn Chauncey Newman, Steve Einhorn

Class Web Site

Our class has a new web site. Many thanks to Bruce Wagner and Bob Friedenson. We would like to keep the website fresh and at a high level. We will post the minutes on this site.


We plan to have a Mini-Reunion in June, 2006 in Ithaca at the same time as the regular class reunions (Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11) to celebrate the Class of '64 turning 64 (at least many of us) sponsored by CRC (Continuous Reunion Club). We will stay at CRC's low-rise dorm.

This will be a low pressure event. The CRC initiation fee will be $25.00, and the dorm will cost $40.00 per night. A button can be obtained for $50.00 to allow us entry into reunion events. Carolyn Neuman has offered to host a barbeque at her lake house on Saturday (afternoon or evening, rain or shine). We will email everyone who came to one or both of the last two reunions to inform them of the plans. We discussed possible activities (speaker such as Glenn Altschuler, Friday night dinner on a boat on the lake, a class hike, paleontological museum, Saturday lunch with the athletic department in the Statler, etc.) and incentives (CAU's seminar on American History the same week).

Fund Raising

We didn't meet our 2004 Reunion goal for Tower Club. We need to get more classmates participating. To reach fund-raising goals, we talked about the importance of personal communication. We need to get lists of people to call from Rich Glick (; 607 254-6127). Discussion of fund raising and major gifts for the 2009 Reunion will begin next year.

JFK Memorial Award

This award is to encourage a new Cornell graduate to enter a career in government or other fields of public service; it is not a scholarship. Emily Adelman is the 2005 JFK awardee. She has been working in Washington, DC in a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching Latino residents how to start their own businesses.

Applications for the 2006 JFK Award will arrive the third week of March, and the decision will be made in April. Current award is $5,000. We will advertise one award with the option of making a second if there are two very qualified applicants. A motion was made and passed unanimously to raise the value of the award to $6,000. for next year. Linda will get us information about how the value of the award has increased over the years. Carolyn proposed that for our 50th reunion we compile a book about awardees. Janet will work with Joan Melville to identify previous awardees.

Class History

We still have no Class Historian. Send any material for archiving to Carolyn Neuman.

At 4:45 p.m., the meeting was adjourned to the cocktail lounge at the Downtown Marriott.