Welcome to the Yale Class of 1968
50th Reunion Website


Dear Yale Classmates,January 20, 2018      

We are swiftly moving toward our 50th Reunion in New Haven Thursday, May 31 – Sunday, June 3, and our great chance to gather in friendship ‘under the elms.’

Your Reunion Committee has been hard at work putting the pieces together. Reunion HQ will be Davenport College. The Class Book is put to bed. The menus are set, wines selected, bands arranged and 3 of 5 of our Y’68 panels finalized.

Neil Berkson has diligently pulled together amazing tributes to our 148 lost classmates and he and Rabbi James Ponet are preparing what promises to be a most moving and memorable memorial service and video tribute for them.

We have slowly but surely been filling in the blanks for our new Y’68 website. So far we have 57 Y’68 authors, 160 books, 250 movies/TV shows, 6 artists, 4 musicians …and 2 poets. And, Dan Badger and friends have put together a marvelous retrospective on music at Yale under “Sounds of Yale.” More to come. If you’d like to be included, let us know. Plenty of room for anyone with a special interest or accomplishment.

Reunion information: Registration opens March 1 … In the meantime, to the left is a handy AYA link to relevant info currently provided by the AYA for Reunion – pre-registration, attendees, hotels, campus housing, general AYA schedule. Your Y’68 Committee will have more specifics shortly.

New! Pre-Reunion Lunches, Feb – April, 2018

Right now, we’d like to draw your attention to 15 (or more) pre-reunion lunches in planning around the country. Your fearless leader for this project, Bayne Stevenson, has arranged for hosts in each of the areas below. All events are free, courtesy of a generous Y’68 donor.

These gatherings are being organized to add momentum as we head into May, and have a single purpose – to allow a bunch of guys with a shared experience 50 years ago to meet and talk. No speeches, no slideshows, no fundraising and no pressure. Spouses included.


Invitations will go out shortly from your local host. If you don’t receive one, or would like to attend an event not in your area, just let the host know.

Also, if you’d like to host an event in your area (no matter how small), let Bayne Stevenson know and just forge ahead. We’ll include it on the website here. Just send a photo afterward.


Pre-Reunion Events Click Here to View All Currently Completed Pre-Reunion Events
Feb 1, 2018, Oklahoma City, OK: Yale ’68 classmates Kenyon Morgan(L), Russ Walker(C) and George Curry(R), met at the Oklahoma City Club for an impromptu lunch to renew old ties in advance of Y’68’s 50th Reunion in May. To set up a similar event, contact Bayne Stevenson or just call your local classmates and sent us a photo afterward.


Austin, Texas
February 12, 2018, Cocktails. 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Home of Clay and Anne Johnson
6202 Cat Mountain Cove, Austin, TX 78731
Host: Clay Johnson

Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania
February 20, 2018, Lunch, 12 Noon
Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hosts: Mike Riley, Chris Gadsden, Steve Friedman, Rick Sperry

Atlanta, Georgia
February 21, 2018, Lunch, 12 Noon
Buckhead Club
3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Hosts: Al Evans, Rob McCallum, Ken Cohen, Ken Strassner

Houston, Texas
February 22, 2018, Cocktails 5:30 – 7 pm
Briar Club
2603 Timmons Lane, Houston, TX 77027
Hosts: Clay Johnson, Bill Hixon

Sarasota, Florida
February 27, 2018, Cruising Lunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sarasota Yacht Club
1100 John Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34236
Hosts: Bayne Stevenson, Michael Mariner, Peter Soderberg

New Haven, Connecticut
February 28, 2018, Lunch, 12 Noon
New Haven, Connecticut
Hosts: Scott Junkin, Muhammed Saleh

New York, New York
March 1, 2018, Lunch, 12 Noon
Yale Club, Roof Dining Room
50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Hosts: Andy Morse, Mike Berger

Denver, Colorado
March 1, 2018, Lunch, 12 Noon
Cherry Hill Country Club
4125 S. University Blvd. Cherry Hills Village, Co. 80113
Host: Jeremy Kinney

Palm Beach, Florida
March 13, 2018, ENTICER Cruise Lunch, 11:30am
Town Docks
500 Australian Avenue, Slip 2E on Australian Dock, Palm Beach, Florida 33480
Hosts: Steve Tyre, Andy Samulian, Sandy Carden, Bayne Stevenson

San Francisco, California
March 15, 2018, Lunch, 12 Noon
One Market Street Restaurant
1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Hosts: Barry Dubin, Jamie Harris

Santa Monica, California
March 17, 2018, Dinner, 7:00 PM
Peter Markle’s Home
427 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Hosts: Peter Markle, Fred Hanfeldt, Derek Shearer, Franklin Levy

Boston, Massachusetts
March 22, 2018, Lunch, 12 Noon
The Wellesley College Club
727 Washington St,
Wellesley, MA 02482
Hosts: Sam Pease, Bill Howerton, Jamie Fisher, Jon Steffensen

Washington, D.C.
March 23, 2018, Lunch, 12 Noon
Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008
Hosts: Bob Reisner, Jim Coyne

Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 29, 2018, Cocktails and Dinner, 6 pm
Minneapolis Club – Audubon Room
729 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, Mn. 55402
Hosts: Larry Schuster, Conley Brooks, Rob Johnson

Naples, Florida
April 13, 2018, Cruising Lunch, 11:30 am
Naples Yacht Club
700 14th Avenue South, Naples, FL
Hosts: Joe Fogg, Paul Applegarth

Northern New England – ME, NH, VT
Lyme, New Hampshire
May 11, 2018, Dinner, 5:30 pm
River Camp, 729 River Road, Lyme, NH 03768
Host:  Bayne Stevenson


Portland, Oregon
Host: TBD

Chicago, Illinois
Host: TBD

Bill Baker, 50th Reunion Chair
Rick Sperry, 50th Reunion Co-Chair
Steve Weisman, 50th Class Book Editor
Jim Latimer, Class Secretary
Mike Riley, Class Treasurer
Bayne Stevenson Pre-Reunion Luncheons Leader