Volunteers Will Make Sesquicentennial Reunion Memorable

SUNY Oswego’s 150th birthday is coming in 2011, but there won’t be a party without volunteers.

Volunteers at Reunion 2010Oswego’s Sesquicentennial Reunion Celebration is slated for June 10 to 12, but the Oswego Alumni Association needs the help of class planning volunteers now to make it a memorable celebration.

Support by organizers for the biggest annual Oswego State alumni event is a crucial part of keeping our campus community vibrant and our graduates engaged, said Betsy Oberst, associate vice president for alumni relations and stewardship.

More than 1,200 alumni, family and friends attended more than 63 events during Reunion 2010.

“We expect even greater interest and participation in this year’s extra-special reunion,” Oberst said. “It only comes along once every 150 years!”

Reunion Class Volunteers help plan activities for the weekend, including special events for their graduation year or group. With the help of volunteers networking with their classmates and friends, the attendee list and anticipation for the Sesquicentennial Reunion Celebration will grow.

There are many opportunities to get involved, no matter where volunteers live or how much time they have to give. With e-mail, fax and phone, volunteers can contribute ideas even if they live too far away to make it to planning meetings.

Every graduate who has ever graced the halls of Oswego is invited to celebrate the college’s noteworthy milestone at June’s Reunion. There will also be special events planned for milestone anniversary reunion classes, including 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2007. In addition, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Beta Tau Epsilon, Delta Chi Omega/TKE, Delta Kappa Kappa, Phi Lambda Phi, Pi Delta Chi, Sigma Gamma and Theta Chi Rho already have special events planned as well.

To add your group to the list of Sesquicentennial Reunion Celebration groups, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Nov. 1. Sign up to volunteer online or call the Reunion Hotline at 315-312-5559 by Oct. 1.

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Photo caption: Helping out—Some Reunion 2010 volunteers enjoy the results of their planning this past June. The Oswego Alumni Association is recruiting volunteers to help organize class and group reunions for next year’s celebration, which will also note the college’s 150th anniversary.

(Posted: Aug 31, 2010)

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