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Joe E. Aulisi wrote: “My wife, Jill, and I moved to Aiken, SC, from New York several years ago. After settling in, I began a third career. I am now an associate with Charlton Hall, an auction house in Columbia, SC. We deal in fine art, period furniture, jewelry, and the like through four or five auctions a year. It’s been great fun and rewarding too—a 180 from running a New York–based business for 30 years and a museum for 12 years. If anyone has anything sell, I’d be delighted to discuss the possibility with you. My advice to all y’all, as we say in the South: never retire.”


William H. B. Fenn wrote: “Having retired four years ago, I have become a caregiver for my 95-years-young mother. I also volunteer with Meals on Wheels three days each week. My route covers two hours of driving.” E. Bulkeley Griswold wrote: “Though our main home is still in Wilton, CT, I spend summers with my wife, Lila (50 years of marriage coming up this August), in Harwich Port, MA. We are often visited by our three children and their spouses, and our six grandchildren. I’m still active in the alternative asset area as a managing general partner of Centripetal Capital Partners, a limited partnership of HNW families investing in a broad array of private equity opportunities. I serve on a number of boards related to these companies and others. I continue to try and give back to others as an important aspect of my life. I’ve been a board member and head of fundraising for an interesting public/private partnership, Wilton Commons, providing affordable housing/congregate living for financiallyin-need area seniors. Through a combination of $2M of private gifts; $2.5M—including a 5-acre, 99-year, $1 land lease— from the town of Wilton, CT; and $7.0M in Federal and State mortgages and grants, we are a month away from opening a 51-unit apartment project with monthly rents, including utilities, ranging from $650 to $1,300. Interesting template for towns with affordable senior housing needs. While spending only a relatively short time in Saxtons River, I’ve always relished my senior year at Vermont Academy and the many rewarding experiences I had there. Keep up your outstanding educational stewardship.”


Class Volunteers: Leslie Lewis, 6 Alpine Trail, Pittsfield, MA 01201,; Robert Luke, 77 Hillside Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932,

CLASS OF 1958 Our 55th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!


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Class Volunteers: Donald McInnes, 75 Waterside Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540,; Peter Myers, 53 Thibault Pkwy, Burlington, VT 05401, Class Volunteers: George Yeomans, PO Box 33, 106 Masquesatch Road, Westport Point, MA 02791,; Penn Lardner, 20705 Meadow Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476, richardlardner@; Dan Brown, 13 Foxborough Drive, Gilford, NH 03249,; Ronald Stewart, 919 Maumee Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44906, Class Volunteer: John Anderson 304 Murphree Street, Troy, AL 36081,

Glenn A. Baxter writes that he is keeping very busy publishing physics papers and doing advanced scientific research with his physics colleagues around the world in the Belgrade Lakes Institute for Advanced Research and the NPA. He greatly enjoys his time as a member of a four-part a cappella singing group called the Belgrade Lakes Loons, very similar to the 1960-1961 Vermont Academy V-8s, with whom he sang during his senior year. Glenn also sings in the local church choir in Belgrade Lakes, Maine. Gregory J. Chase wrote: “I have finally retired…well, almost. I’m still consulting some, here and there, in the concrete industry. Otherwise, it’s six and a half months in Venice, FL, and five and a half months on Cape Cod every year—not bad duty. Hope to play in the annual VA golf tournament this year, so watch out! Bobbie (my bride) and I bought a travel trailer this past spring. It’s the first time camping for us, and we’ve been making three night trips once or twice a month ever since. It’s a whole different world! Keeping active, keeping fit, still chasing chicks on the Cape and in Venice. Gotta go now!”


Class Volunteers: Peter Flatow, 3 Thomas Road, Westport, CT 06880,; Richard Weeks, 4242 N 119th Street, Lafayette, CO 80026,

Steven V. Ruddell wrote: “Loving living on Kauai. Maybe it’s the trade winds, or maybe it’s the fragrant plumeria, paklan, puakenikeni, stemademia, and gardenia. Maybe it’s the year-round growing season with our own avocado, coconut, breadfruit, citrus, Surinam cherries, papaya, and mango. Or maybe it’s the garden of chard, lettuces, and variety of herbs. Perhaps it’s the stunning beaches or river kayaking. Or maybe it’s just the lovely community of conscious, environmentally sensitive friends and neighbors. Whatever it is, it adds up to a great choice for this Indiana boy! I’m only sorry to have missed our reunion and would love to hear from any of you that would enjoy sharing. Aloha from the Garden Isle.”

VA Life Summer 2013  

Vermont Academy's alumni magazine

VA Life Summer 2013  

Vermont Academy's alumni magazine