Class of 1937

Class Secretary: Jane Ault Lindholm, 12 Nelke Pl., Lewiston ME 04240

Class President: Robert York, 15 Goodwin Ln., Orrs Island ME 04066

Although more limited in her community and College activities, Geneva Kirk continues to contribute in any way she can as a resident of Clover Manor in Auburn. She attempted to form a reading club there but found many members had poor vision and were unable to participate, and when she tried reading to them, they fell asleep. Surely a worthy attempt, anyway…Your secretary apologizes for being remiss at getting out a Class Letter and promises to do better. Somehow it takes a lot longer to accomplish much and the activities of busy husband Milt ’35 have kept her much involved…. Thurston “Huey” Long reports that he get news of Bates from his grandson Gregory Struve, who works at the College and is the son of Nancy Long Struve ’69…. With sadness we report the death of Brownie Marcus, wife of Barney and very much an adopted member of our class. Barney is now at the Clover Manor nursing area…. Bill Metz was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Wakefield (R.I.) Rotary Club last summer. A retired URI history professor, Bill is a go-to guy in his Kingston, R.I., community, said his local newspaper. “One of the real joys in a small community [is that] you have the opportunity to become acquainted with a large number of people,” he told the paper. “You have a chance to shape your community.” Says daughter Elizabeth Metz McNab ’64: “For years in town, people have said, ‘Just call Bill Metz and he’ll know, or will be able to get it done.” Bill’s award honors his more than 50 years of community service. He helped the local historical society come into being and has been a champion of historic preservation; he served in various capacities in Kingston town government and has been active in his church as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and, now, as chairman of the cemetery committee…. Dorothy Preston Brouillard is in a retirement home in Carlsbad, Calif., near a son and his family. She still drives and enjoys visits with other children. She says she is in “awe of all Bates’ development.”… Jeanne Walker Hapgood, now at Heritage-at-Danvers retirement home, is particularly happy at no longer having to prepare meals. She misses her car but appreciates transportation provided, exercise classes, poetry groups, and scenic trips.