Class of 1961

Class Secretary: Gretchen Shorter Davis, 315 Chandlers Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4652,

Class President: Evelyn Yavinsky Biddle, 362 Acorn Ln., Shelburne, VT 05482

Next Reunion in 2006. Got news? Tap out a note to!  Classmates of Everett D. Ayer recently learned of the death of his wife, Mary Anne, in April 1998 and send our thoughts to Everett and daughters Elizabeth and Susan…. Getchen Shorter Davis says, “What are the odds of finding five Batesies on one boat in the middle of Lake Michigan? It happened this past summer on an Elderhostel trip. Jerry and I enjoyed the company of Mario and Jill Durland LoMonaco ’54 and Emelie Steheli Knoerzer ’49. We figured that almost 7 percent of the 73 people on board represented Bates and were quite delighted to find we had so much in common due to our Bates connection.”…. Laurie Sunderland Sutherland has been working with New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the James D. Sutherland Memorial Scholarship. Tops on her list are her two grandchildren whose parents are Julie and Halsey Platt ’88. Lisa and Mike Platt are both in graduate school. (Correction: the James D. Sutherland Memorial Park is in Moultonborough, N.H., not Meredith as previously reported.)