Greetings, here are some updates on Class activity:
Finances: As of June 30 there was $3,469 in the class account. The Class Scholarship was valued at $72,486 thanks to the class contribution of $10,000, individual contributions, and $7,500 in matching funds from the University of Maine Foundation.
Last year our classmates donated over $200,000 to a wide range of scholarships, activities and organizations at UMaine. This year, we surpassed the $200,000 mark in June! A big Thank You to all who contributed.
Project Status: The Page Museum will use the $5,000 we donated for repairs to the silo that shelters the elevator. UMAA has used $1,000 of the $10,000 we donated for UMaine advocacy for a legislative reception in Augusta. The Kenneth Allen Scholarship has been initiated with our $10,000 contribution, and we are listed as donors ($5,000) to the new Engineering and Design building. We have completed all the expenditures approved last year.
Mini Reunion: We are planning a one-day event in Portland on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Our tentative schedule is as follows: Coffee, greeting and a short business meeting, lunch at DiMillo’s, harbor cruise and tour of the Civil War Museum on Peaks Island, and maybe a dinner that night if there is sufficient interest. More details coming in January, and registration material will be sent out in April.
With Black Bear Pride,
Your 1963 Class Officers,
President – Dana Dolloff
Vice President – Perry Clough
Treasurer – Irv W. Marsters, Jr.
Class Agent – Marcia Roak Fitzgerald