Christmas Letter


 Hi, Class of ’75

It is Sunday AM and I am sitting in my rocking chair watching the bluejays and squirrels eating peanuts. It is a chuckle thinking what brings happiness as we progress in age ! And you ?

Or PERHAPS I am just resting up for our next reunion, May 2020. This will be the 45th and is being billed as our “Rehearsal” for the 50th when we get extra-special recognition from the university.

So, in no particular order, here is some information for you.

1.  The Class of ’74 is joining us in our 2020 reunion. I know years ago we enjoyed many escapades together, so this should be interesting. How much trouble can we get in at our age anyway ????

2.  Jack Rhind has begun to organize his class and has created a Facebook page for us all called “Mount A Class of 74/75 Reunion 2020”. Log on and share what you are doing.

3.  It is always nice to have goals. Reunions are getting larger and larger, but the Class of ’75 has ALWAYS been special and active. My 2020 goal is 150 willing partiers and reminiscers.

4.  The annual report for the Class of ‘75 Meighan Centre Fund gives a balance at the end of their fiscal year, April 30, 2017 of $32,668.00.

$1,100.00 in donations from us were received last year. If you are so inclined to support the Mt.A annual giving campaign,you can specify where your gift goes. I would love to see this at $75,000.00 by our 50th.

It is getting close enough to Christmas to be able to wish you a merry one and a Happy New year. I will be spending mine with my daughter and husband in their home in Germany. I hope your holiday will be as heart-warming as mine.





Reunion Weekend 2015

Reunion 2015 - Class of 1975

Floor (L-R): Brian Hayden, Brenda Jones, Barbie Smith, Patti (Smith) Gilbert, Debbie Scoffield, Jamie Storey.

Seated (L-R): Rita Kean, Marilyn MacDonald, Gail Denman, Sue Aubé, Sheila (Berridge) Blagrave, Pinie (Leighton) Oulton, Alice (MacDonald) Court, Sherry Redden, William (Bill) White, Jim Appleton.

Row 1 (L-R): Brian McMillan, Jane McMillan, Harry Lamont, Nancy Graham, Shelley Arsenault, Milo Cruikshank, Beth (Settle) McColl, Gaelyne Norris, Shirley (MacInnis) Carras, Jim Carpenter, Cathy Nicoll, Sandra Lean-Leighton, Peg Fraser, Susan Fisher, Donna (Minard) Hartling, Sandy MacIver.

Row 2 (L-R): Janet (Wadlyn) Trites, Steve Graham, Anne Shirley Campbell, Bill Denman, Blair Fearon, Bill Tucker, Steve Ridlington, Jack Rhind, Bill DeGrace, Malcolm Knox, David Capper, Dennis Bedard, Stewart O’Brien, John Trites.

Row 3 (L-R): Al Harris, Dave Betts, Iain Smith, Dale McGraw, Rod MacInnis, Rob Hart, John Boyle, Cam Hartling, Jim Hamilton, Mark Dickie, Arthur Smith.

Reunion 2010

Class of 1975 Reunion 2010

First Row: Marilyn MacDonald, Pinie (Leighton) Oulton, Shelley (Barnes) Arsenault, Janet (Wadlyn) Trites, Harry Lamont, Rita (Hudson) Kean, Anne (Shirley) Campbell

Second Row: Iain D. Smith, Rory Francis, Gaelyne Norris, Steve Ridlington, Cam Hartling, Donna (Minard) Hartling, Shirley (MacInnis) Carras, Stuart MacFarlane

Third Row: John Trites, Mark Dickie, Rob Hart, George Inman, John Boyle, Barbie Smith, Ed Betts

Class officers

President -
Barbara Smith
Vice-President -
Jamie Storey
Secretary-Treasurer -
Steven Ridlington
Janitor -
Jim Appleton
Valedictorian -
Shauna MacKenzie

Class yell

Hip, hip, hey, hey
'75 is here to say!
Hip, hip, hey, hey
We’re the best class here today
Hip, hip, hey, hey
Shout it out without delay,
Loyal and strong, come what may,
Hip, hip, hey, hey!!!!

Class of 1975 Meighen Centre Fund

The Class of 1975 continues to support its fund for students with disabilities. Members of the class are encouraged to continue contributing to help students realize their dream of a University education.

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