The class of ’99 was sent a reminder for the 5 year reunion today. The meat of the e-mail is this:
Hello Class of ’99!
Our class reunion website, produced by Josh Fincke, is up and running! Please take a moment to check it out at www.williams99.com.
If you are planning to attend our five-year reunion June 11 – 13th and have not yet sent in your RSVP card or have lost it, we still want you to be there! Just e-mail our reunion chair Laura Moberg at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let her know that you will be attending and whether or not you’ll be bringing a guest. In the next couple of weeks you should receive a mailing with all of the registration and housing details for the reunion. In the meantime, the website should be able to address questions you may have regarding what the big weekend will be like.
The e-mail is then finished off with about twice as much text describing how we came to receive that e-mail, and the process by which we can elect to stop receiving said e-mails.
I am class of ’99, but personally I won’t be attending this reunion. Not out of some protest but instead due to the fact that a plane ticket from here is going to be over $600-1000 and at this point I don’t think I can justify spending that much on the 5th. I would rather just give that money to a specific part of the school and have it better used that way.
I am sure that it will be a good time – I worked many alumni functions in the summers at Williams and witnessed just a small amount of the planning, effort, and (at a more abstract level) money that they put into it.