61 We start this column with a quiz. Test your memory from 49 years ago and come up with the name of our senior class president. OK, time's up. And the answer is: Thomas Gittins. But then you knew it all the time, right? After being off the radar for a few years, Tom sent along an update. He writes as follows, "Every time I read our class column in the Cornell Alumni News, I promise to check in and say hello. Finally in 2010 I am doing that. Sue and I went to a performance of the Cornell Glee Club at the Kennedy Center with Don Spero and wife Nancy—a great performance followed by a good review in the Washington Post. By the way, Sue and I celebrated our 50th anniversary December 19 of last year. I spent several years as CEO of Sister Cities Int'l, coordinating and expanding US Sister City programs around the world until 1992. At this point, I left and set up Gittins & Associates Inc., focusing on international program and organizational development consulting. Currently a major focus is with the US Center for Citizen Diplomacy and planning for a national summit on global citizen diplomacy, in collaboration with the US Dept. of State. We have lived in Falls Church, VA, since 1971, after we returned from the Dominican Republic, where I served as director of the Peace Corps. Son Tom owns Art & Frame of Falls Church and is a leading businessman. Daughter Dianne is a captain in the Alexandria, VA, police force. So, that's a condensed 50-year summary. Hope we'll see many friends in June 2011."

Regularly we receive class notes from the CAM office. Thos Rohr sent along an e-mail and several pictures of golf legend Arnold Palmer. "The pictures are in Arnold Palmer's home offices in Latrobe, PA, during the celebration of his 80th birthday. Arnie and I have been close friends for 40 years. Although I live in Hawaii, we get together several times a year for golf and fellowship. I played polo at Cornell before moving to Hawaii, where I was fortunate enough to build, open, and operate some of Hawaii's most successful resorts. Much aloha."

Susan Williams Stevens (sabeelick@hotmail.com) writes that, although retired, she is involved in reading with children, church work, and library volunteer activities. "What I've been doing recently is getting used to being a pastor's wife and learning the Oregon coast. On the horizon I'm planning for a trip to WWI and WWII battle sites in Europe." Susan further comments on spending four years in Edinburgh, Scotland, for Bill's PhD in theology, and two years job hunting in Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park. Susan would like to hear from Ron Barnes, an old Cornell friend. A note from Brenda Young Crawford: "I decided to e-mail rather than fill out the News Form. My husband, Tony, DVM '62, and I arrived home from the 45th National Championship Air Races at Stead Airport in Reno, NV. Tony placed 1st in the Sport Class Silver, flying his Questair Venture Chick's Delight (the airplane is egg-shaped). His time was 282.130 mph!"

Charles Hecht, LLB '63, writes, "I am still actively practicing law in New York City, and Leslie and I are traveling extensively. Leslie is joining me at my second home-studio in Beijing and then we are going to Tibet for a week. I have also been invited by Tsinghua U. to again work with a glass factory in Boshan, Shandong Province. Recently, I completed a series of glass sculpture installations at that factory, some of which were accepted for a special exhibition at the Sunshine Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing. Although I will not be able to attend the opening ceremony, I plan to go to the museum and take pictures, which I will then post on my art website, www.charleshechtart.com. This series is currently on the website under 'glass installation'. One of my large flag sculptures was in an exhibition in Two Lines Gallery-798 Art District, Beijing, China. After all of this, Leslie and I are going on a scuba diving trip to the Komodo Islands. I always wanted to see the Komodo dragons. We will then spend some time sightseeing in Bali."

A few final notes following the globetrotting adventures in this column, submitted from sedentary Savannah, GA. John Sobke was elected president of the Landings Association, the governing organization of our community. John is accepting responsibility to manage an $8 million budget and preside over the governance of our 8,500 residents. A small mention: as the outgoing chairman of our SCORE chapter I was proud to accept the 2009 Small Business Advocate Award for our contribution to Savannah economic development.

In closing, a plea for input for this column. We need your thoughts, travels, awards, whatever . . . so please, interrupt your activities long enough to send us an e-mail or drop us a note. Your classmates want to hear from you. Doug Fuss, 5 Pineside Lane, Savannah, GA 31411; dougout@attglobal.net; Joanna McCully, 1607 Hilton Head Blvd., Lady Lake, FL 32159; joannacelticlady@aol.com.