1979-Spring ’19 Class Letter
Kevin L. Warmack
As I sit at my desk at Bankers Life Securities in Chicago to write this letter, I look at the calendar and note that it’s the day after Valentine’s Day (and Royce Dunbar’s Birthday – Happy B-Day Royce). I note that it’s Friday – a pay day (YAY!!) and that in 4 months and 12 days, we will begin gathering for Alumni Weekend, June 27-30 and celebrate 40 years since we walked out of Ripon. In effect, this is our 100 Days (give or take a few days but who’s counting) till party time – Ripon style. So in that vein, I will start lifting a beer (water) and get the 100 Days Celebration started. Let’s begin with some Class of 1979 News and Notes.
Class of 1979 News and Notes
Sunday, February 24, should mean a lot to all of us. Our own Producer Extraordinaire, DIANE MOY QUON ‘79 is up for an Academy Award being nominated for being the Producer of the film “Minding the Gap”. Even if she doesn’t win (NOT!!), this shows everyone that there is a great life after age 50!!
Another great example of life after age 50 is through JENNIFER BRENGLE GIEDD ‘79. Jenny has begun working towards a PH.D in Education. I think thus far, she has completed 6 courses and has found time to make some Tomato Basil soup! Save me some!!
BOB GRANT ‘79 has sent some dispatches from Daytona Beach, Florida, where the Great American Race is held. But one dispatch that Bob sent continues to play in the theme of life after 50. Bob talked about finding work outdoors and he has – becoming Bob the Builder when he spent 3 days framing an addition in all types of weather.
JIM GOODRICH ‘79 has entertained all of us with his dispatches from around the world after retiring last year from teaching.
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, BETH PALMBACH NEMECEK ‘79 celebrated Christmas in a most marvelous way…she got a kidney!! She is doing fantastic and now my Bionic Co-Chair and I (remember I got a pacemaker/defibrillator in August) are ready for you.
40th Reunion Class Gift – Now is the time for all of you to begin to think about making a gift to Ripon College. Any gift will help. And if you give now rather than wait until reunion weekend, that gift counts towards the overall class gift.
40th Reunion – The party starts on Friday, June 27 after the Doc Weiske ‘50 Memorial Golf Scramble. I am planning on playing in the golf scramble and hope that we can get a couple of Class of 1979 foursomes out there. Great time at Lawsonia (tough course but fun). For Friday night, most of us usually go to the 1851 Alumni Awards Dinner, etc. but this year, let’s gather at Norton’s and eat, drink and be merry. The big reunion party is Saturday night at the Willmore Center (f/k/a- Storzer). That is the early line. Let me know your thoughts
As always, it is a pleasure to write to y’all. Special thanks to BETH PALMBACH NEMECEK ‘79 for those Facebook posts from the college. Let’s plan to get together soon. By the way, I may be in your neighborhoods (work travel). So watch out for a reach out for a beer or 3!!
Also, when you got news, don’t hold on, and drop me a note so I can make your class letter the best!!!
Kevin L. Warmack, ‘79