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MAY 20-22, 2022



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  • March Birthday Zoom
  • Princeton Women's Basketball March Madness
  • The Orange Lotus Class Mini-Reunion
  • Alumni Day Recap
  • Global Happy Hour 4.0 - Online Wine Tasting and Regional Events
  • Reading Glasses Book Club
  • Climate Corner




*REMEMBER - CLASS DUES ARE COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM ANNUAL GIVING! Dues not only constitute a pledge of your continuing membership and engagement in the Class of 1986, but they also subsidize off-year Reunions events, both in person and virtually, both in Princeton and around the globe. They also help us to include classmates who might otherwise be unable to go back to "the best old place of all".


The matching challenge may be over, but it's never too late to pay your dues. We will continue to go green, so no more dues requests in the mail. Please take a moment to pay your $50 tax deductible class dues. Just sign in to the class website and click Class Dues.


If you prefer to mail a check, make it payable to Princeton Class of 1986 and mail to

Els Paine, 415 Ridgeview Road, Princeton, NJ 08540





We send all Class communications through Tigernet 2.0, so if you would like to receive them at a different email address, or change your subscription settings, you must make the changes HERE yourself. Unfortunately, we can't do it for you.


We're always looking for fun facts about classmates for Class Notes in the PAW. Please let us know if you have something unusual, exciting, or noteworthy going on in your life!

You can submit news HERE.


Please let us know if there's an event in your area that you'd like to invite classmates to attend. We'll include in in a future newsletter!





Peter Wayner, our new interim Class Secretary, is always looking for news about classmates for our Class Notes in the PAW.

Please let us know if you have something fun, exciting, or noteworthy going on in your life!


You can submit updates HERE or HERE.





If you were unable to attend the memorial service for Isabella de la Houssaye, it is available for viewing HERE.






March Birthday Zoom !!!



Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 - 9:30 EDT!!!


Most of us have a milestone birthday coming up in 2024!


Let's make 60 the new 40 and celebrate it together!


In March we will celebrate all of our Pisces/Aries babies who have forged ahead into a new decade.


Please join the party - no matter when you were born!

Zoom link HERE.


BYO Beverage, Birthday Cake, Birthday Hat ...





Women's Basketball


NCAA Tournament - First Round


Saturday, March 23 at 5:30 PM EDT vs West Virginia


Watch HERE


Listen HERE


Women's Basketball website HERE




Alumni Day - Saturday, February 24


Join us on campus for an all day, mid-winter celebration of this year's distinguished award winners.


Speakers, discussions, lunch, and the always incredibly moving Service of Remembrance in the chapel.

Information and registration HERE.


We will host a reception afterwards near campus if there are enough people interested. Please let us know ASAP HERE.



And... see below for an event the following day (2/25) in New Jersey...




Global Happy Hour 4.0


February 22 - March 1 - in/near your hometown!



Online Wine Tasting


Sunday, February 25 at 4:00 - 7:00 PM


Wine tasting sponsored by the Class, Jim Petrucci '86, and Chris Cree - NJ's only Master of Wine (only 500 in the world).


We'll ship wine to your regional group so we all can enjoy a taste and discuss a few different varietals from

Cree Wine Company - supplier of the vintages served at our 36th Reunion!


Only 15 spots left, so please RSVP HERE ASAP if you'd like to attend!




San Francisco Bay Area - Thursday, February 22, 6-8pm


The British Bankers Club


555 Santa Cruz Avenue


Menlo Park, CA 94025


(650) 382-3191


Hosted by Ann Klein and Ed Zschau




Atlanta - Friday, February 23, 6:30pm


The Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub


1110 E. Club Lane NE


Atlanta, GA 30319


Hosted by Mary Virginia Coffman


Evite link HERE




Boston - Friday, March 1, 6-8pm


In Like a Tiger … Out Like a Lamb!



Celebrate making it to March with a wine tasting at Julia (Hicks) and her husband Nick (‘88) de Peyster’s home in Wellesley.

Wear PU-themed attire! Heavy nibbles will be served with a guided wine tasting from Cree Wine Company.


Please RSVP HERE by Feb 26. Julia will send more info and directions.





Reading Glasses Book Club


Sunday, March 3 at 8:00 - 9:00 EST!!!


Join Leslie Tucker '86 and Henry Horenstein

(working photographer and Rhode Island School of Design alumnus - where he also serves as Professor of Photography)

to learn about their new book, We Sort of People.



Photographer Henry Horenstein and Leslie Tucker began working together in 1997 when Tucker invited Horenstein to Maryland to document her family. The project started as a genealogical search for a family whose roots stretched back to the early 1700s and the founding of the first Catholic colony. It grew into a mystery about the multi-ethnic origins of America, and became a race against time and preservation as the Wesorts (we sort of people) and their descendants slowly passed away. Henry took the pictures and Leslie interviewed remaining Wesorts. The project is a reimagined Let Us Praise Famous Men (James Agee/Walker Evans), except Leslie's people are not simply reported about; they speak for themselves.


Purchase the book HERE, if you'd like. The discussion does not require having read the book. This one will be more of a presentation and Q&A.


Zoom link HERE.




The Orange Lotus Class Mini-Reunion








July 1-5, 2024




It may be "brrrrrrrrr" cold where you are,

but this is the view we'll be "chilling" to in July!

You may have been to Italy before…but never like this! 


There’s nowhere more magical (and occasionally mysterious) than Sicily. Join us for an unforgettable mash-up of everything that’s amazing about Italy - with all of your old and new friends.


Southeastern Sicily is less explored, but it’s overflowing with beauty, great wine, bountiful produce, volcanic adventures, and amazing places to visit.


This will be a Mini-Reunion/60th Birthday like no other.

So relax by the pool, sidle up to the hotel bar, and check into

The Orange Lotus!


Only a very few spots left, so don't delay! Family and companions welcome.

We've also opened it up to adjacent classes, so please invite your friends!


If you're still thinking of joining, please let us know, so we can prioritize '86ers.


Visit or reach out to Doug at:


Official website and registration HERE.












Climate Corner


We will post tips from our Tiger experts on how we can contribute as individuals to the fight against climate change.


First entry...



Our Second Annual Virtual Climate Summit:"Turning the Tide"

was a huge success!!


On Sunday, November 12, over 100 Tigers joined us for a conversation with

Professor Elke Weber (Professor of Psychology & Public Affairs; Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy & the Environment)

followed by seven breakout sessions led by our extraordinary classmates and peers.

The response was amazing, and we plan to continue this kind of programming in the coming years.


Click HERE for downloads - including the full program from the event, further resources, articles, and reports.


From our Environmental Sustainability Chair ... 


Thank you to those of you who attended the Class of 1986 Climate Summit Turning the Tide. We were thrilled that so many Tigers showed up to discuss this important topic, and that among the 106 participants, we had alumni from the early 70's through the Great Class of 2026! We would like to extend special thanks to Anni Tilt, Carl Walsh, Carlos Rufin, Charles Wohlforth, Jim Waltman, David Antonioli, Kata Burns, Leila Philip, Lynne Archibald '87, and Todd Laurence for offering their expertise and insights on this critical topic. We left with a glimmer of applied hope that the climate crisis can be addressed through collective action, innovation, and behavior change. 


We look forward to seeing you at the next one. If you would like to join a committee supporting future '86 climate events, please email me at


If you are interested in collaboration on climate solutions with other alumni and faculty you may want to join the Princeton Pollinators. The goal of the group is to "connect the talents and experiences of Princeton alumni and experts with scholars who are working towards a sustainable future." Email me or David Stewart at and we will send you an invite to the Slack workspace.

Kind regards, 

Kiku Loomis '86