CALC 2020 and 2021

The 2020 Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC) and a class meeting were held in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 21-22. The class meeting was chaired by 60th Reunion Co-Chair Jim Moore. Other classmates in attendance were Class Correspondents Sue Williams Stevens and Doug Fuss, Webmaster Larry Wheeler, President Emeritus Advisor and 60th Reunion Co-Chair Marshall Frank, Regional Vice President Doug Uhler, President's Council member and Class Advisor Diane Meakem, Class Advisor Rosanna Romanelli Frank and, by telephone, 60th Reunion Co-Chairs Pauline Degenfelder and Carol Franklin. The main discussion topic was preparations for our 60th Reunion in 2021. Meeting minutes.

The 2021 CALC is scheduled to be held in Orlando, FL. We do not yet know the dates and if this will be an in person event.

Frank H.T. Rhodes Memorial

Class Scholarship Recipients

Read about the recipients of our Class of 1961 sponsored scholarships for the current academic year. Click here.

Class Notes:

Send e-mail with news, pictures, questions, information about classmates, thoughts on reunion, or just about anything to our class correspondents: Susan Williams Stevens or Doug Fuss . Read their current and past class columns In Cornell Alumni Magazine.


There were some mini-reunions held prior to the onset of Covid-19 and pictures from them are posted below.

Phi Gam '61 Reunion, September 2019, on Cornell Tech Campus. L-R, Phil Hodges, John Sobke, Warren Spicka, Robin Bissell, Dick Tatlow, Jack Neafsey, and Doug Uhler.

Bench shown above donated in honor of classmate Pete Meinig by the Phi Gam '61 golfers group.

Class President, Dick Tatlow, and Webmaster Larry Wheeler shared a round of golf and then dinner with wives Pat and Margaret (front row). Scottsdale, AZ, Oct. 2018

2021 Reunion Co-Chairs: Pauline Degenfelder, Carol Franklin, Jim Moore and Marshall Frank


Our 60th Reunion in 2021 is in an advanced planning stage. At this point, we do not know if the Reunion will be virtual or in person. Hold the dates June 10-13, 2021 open, and invite your classmates to do so as well. Our Reunion Co-Chairs have assembled a team of volunteers with areas of responsibility as listed below. 

Marshall Frank: Registration, Budget
Pat Richards: Welcome/Information Desk
Robin Bissell: Transportation
John Sobke: Clerk Management

Larry Wheeler: Website
Doug Fuss: Cornell Alumni Magazine
Jon Greenleaf: Logo, Marketing, Mailings and E-Mails

Carol Franklin: Decorations, Souvenirs, Friday Night Host
Rosanna Frank: Food and Beverages
Carmine Liotta: Singing Groups/Music
Jim Moore: Budget, Affinity, Saturday Night Host

Pauline, Carol, Jim, Marshall and Dick Tatlow

We appreciate all who have come forward to help with reunion planning and administration. Additional classmates working on our team would be welcome. Please let us know of your availability and interest.

55th Reunion Report - Click here or select Reunion 2016 from the Site Index

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