Switzerland A contemporary art fair proved a popular setting
on June 24, when around 40 alumni, their partners, friends and/or
parents as well as two trustees gathered in Basel for an inaugural
event of the Tufts Club in Switzerland. The day started with a guided
tour of the Young Art Exhibit "Liste 2000," where young
and yet unknown artists exhibit their work in the industrial surroundings
of a former brewery. After lunch, the group walked over to the world's
most influential contemporary art fair, Basel Art. All famous modern
and contemporary artists since WWII were represented in paintings,
installations, sculptures, photographs, drawings and editions. At
the end of the day, impressions of the exhibit were shared over
cocktails in the VIP Lounge. "Wait to hear more from us!"
writes event coordinator Daniel Unger, A92.
Cape Cod Guest speaker the Rev. Scotty McLennan, University
chaplain, continued to be a popular guest at alumni club events
throughout the spring. Dr. Bernard Maney, A49, M53, of the Cape
Cod Tufts Club writes in that more than 50 graduates and friends
turned out for the groupÕs spring luncheon at the Coonamessett Inn
in Falmouth to hear McLennan speak about his best-selling book,
Finding Your Religion: When the Faith You Grew Up With Has Lost
Atlanta In April, nearly 100 Jumbos from all over Georgia
gathered at the Atlanta Zoo. The trip began with a picnic in Grant
Park. Dr. Tara Stonski, J91, a primate expert and member of the
zoo staff, led the tour. Alumni enjoyed the chance to meet the zoo's
primates as well as the newest members of the zoo, the giant pandas
Lun Lun and Yang Yang. Thanks to Tara, guests also had a behind-the-scenes
visit that included feeding the rhinos, touring the primate lab
and posing in Jumbo-spirit for a photo with an elephant. "The
event was considered a rousing success by all, especially with Tara's
wonderful guidance," said coordinator J.J. Kwashnak, A88.
San Francisco The all-new steering committee of the San
Francisco Tufts Alliance (SFTA) tied together memories of Boston
with current lives in the Bay Area. The "old" home team,
the Boston Red Sox, came to town to challenge our "new"
home team, the Oakland A's. Three decades of Jumbos brought family
and friends to the game, where they had a great time cheering for
both teams, meeting old friends and making new ones. They even met
an honorary Jumbo, Stomper, the A's mascot. If you are a Jumbo living
in the San Francisco Bay Area, and you haven't been receiving emails
from the SFTA, visit their website at sfta.homepage.com or email
Dave Backman at email@example.com, and be added to the list.