STILL

the MOST

INTERESTING

Class in the World!

36TH REUNION!!!

MAY 20-22, 2022



 

 

Please update your contact information and profile in TigerNet!

 

Please update your contact information and profile in the Class Directory!

 

Keep Scrolling for Information About ...


  • May Birthday Zoom
  • Going Back to Reunions 2024!!!
  • The Orange Lotus Class Mini-Reunion
  • Climate Corner

 

BUT FIRST - PAY YOUR $50 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE 2023-24 CLASS DUES !!!

 

*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 click here

 

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

 

 

AND SECOND - UPDATE YOUR TIGERNET PROFILE!!!

 

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!

 

 

AND THIRD - SUBMIT YOUR NEWS!!!

 

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.

 

 

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May Birthday Zoom !!!

 

 

Monday, May 20 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 Taurus/Gemini 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 ...

 


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Going Back to Reunions 2024 !!!

 

Join us back on campus for our 38th Reunion the weekend of May 23-26.

 

We'll be holding Class events throughout the weekend, so come for the whole time, or just one day.


FRIDAY, MAY 24 - We'll gather for dinner at the Ivy Inn.

 

Come as you are, order what you want (remember it's a CASH BAR) - then hit the tents...

 

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SATURDAY, MAY 25 - The Class will host lunch prior to the P-Rade at the Joseph Henry House Patio

- just East of Nassau Hall between Nassau Street and Chancellor Green.

 

We'll stuff backpacks for the Kids In Need Foundation again after lunch.


Please sign up HERE ASAP to let us know if you're coming to lunch,

and if you'd like to sponsor a backpack (or two) at $40 apiece.

 

Click here to make your online payment for Kids In Need. Many thanks!!!

 

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SUNDAY, MAY 26 - The Crane Gang has graciously invited us to continue the tradition

of brunch by Isabella's beloved pool. We will honor her and her wonderful family while we're there.

 

Let us know by May 17 if you're planning to attend HERE.
 
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Click here for the Satellite schedule for '84's 40th -

under the tent in Yeh College (south of Poe Field) this year...


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Please visit the PU Reunions website for everything else you need to know.

 

It will continue to be updated as information becomes available.

 

The 2024 Reunions Headquarters and Parking map is available here.

 

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Registration


IMPORTANT NOTE - Once again, pre-registration is required for all alumni

returning to campus for Reunions.


After registration is complete, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a QR code

information about where to check-in on campus to receive a wristband paired with the registrant’s information.

The wristband will serve as your entry ticket throughout Reunions weekend.


Satellite alumni registration is now available here

 

Select the 10th-65th Satellite Classes link to register for our class.


 
Guest Policy


IMPORTANT NOTE - Once again, satellite reunion alumni

from the Classes of 1960-2017 are permitted

to register one guest only (adult or minor), free of charge.
 
Questions? Contact pureunions@princeton.edu.

 


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The Orange Lotus Class Mini-Reunion



 

 

ORANGE LOTUS - SICILY

 

July 1-5, 2024

 

**ROOM FOR A FEW SINGLES**

 

BUT IF THERE'S ENOUGH INTEREST, WE'LL ADD ANOTHER NEARBY HOTEL!

 

Reach out to Doug Platt at: orangelotus.sicily@gmail.com.

 

Official website HERE.

 


 

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Climate Corner

 

"The Grass Is NOT Always Greener" - Your Lawn and Climate Change
by Kiku Loomis


Did you realize your lawn could be contributing to climate change?
 
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are an estimated 40 million acres of lawn in the US — nearly as much as all of the country’s national parks — and maintaining those lawns consumes nearly 3 trillion gallons of water a year, as well as 59 million pounds of pesticides, which can seep into our land and waterways. Those fertilizers you use contain nitrogen which converts into nitrous oxide (NO2), a greenhouse gas 265 times as powerful as CO2. It could be leaching to the nearest water course to cause damaging algae blooms.

 

Also, Transportation Department data shows that in 2020, Americans used roughly 3 billion gallons of gasoline to run lawn and garden equipment. That’s the equivalent of nearly 6 million passenger cars running for a year. (Washington Post, February 22, 2022)
 
For all these reasons, homeowners and businesses are ditching grass lawns for xeriscaped alternatives, replacing grass with free mulch, rock gardens and local vegetation. Enjoy gardening? Create a butterfly garden to nourish essential pollinators, while you lighten your impact on the planet as well as your wallet. 
 
Check out Expedia’s headquarters for a beautiful example! (National Wildlife Federation, March 28, 2024).