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Alumni Return 2003 Brings Friends Together This Fall

Different Strokes for Different Folks

As we've mentioned in a previous issue of This Month @ Moritz, the alumni return will have a slightly different format than in previous years. Be sure that you reserve the right weekend for your class year:

  • Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, 2003 for the classes of 1953, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, and 1983, OR
  • Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8, 2003 for the classes of 1988, 1993 and 1998

Our 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th and 50th Reunion Celebration

Westin Great Southern HotelThe September 12-13 reunion weekend will be held at the Westin Great Southern Hotel in downtown Columbus. If you are coming from out of town, be sure to call the hotel at 1(800) Westin1 or (614) 228-3800 by August 21. A block of rooms has been reserved for us through that date-just mention that you are with the OSU Moritz College of Law reunion to take advantage of discounted accommodations at the center of the action. Activities will be as follows:

Friday, September 12
Reception for all classes with Dean Nancy Hardin Rogers 6:00pm
Presentation of the 2003 Outstanding Alumnus Award 7:00pm
Please help us to congratulate Jack Creighton, of the Class of 1957.
Class Dinners 7:30-???
Saturday, September 13
Tailgate at the Moritz College of Law TBA
OSU Football vs. North Carolina State TBA

Please note that the class of 1953 has special activities planned beyond the scope of the Friday evening events listed here, thanks to committee chair Frank Bazler. You will receive details in the mail. If you are a member of the class of 1953, and have not yet received your save-the-date card, please contact Laura Landy Carr at 614-292-2937 or carr.275@osu.edu.

Celebrating 5, 10 and 15 Years

Buckeye Hall of Fame CafeThe November 7-8 reunion weekend is all about being a Buckeye. We've centered the activities for both days at OSU hot spots. On Friday, November 7 we'll start with drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Café at 6:00 p.m., with dinner to follow. On Saturday, November 8, we'll meet at the Moritz College of Law for a tailgate at which we will honor our 2003 Outstanding Recent Alumnus, Brian Burns '97, followed by one of the best Big Ten match-ups of the season: OSU vs. Michigan State (times to be announced). Watch your mail for your save-the-date card, which will contain information about accommodations.

The Leaders of the Band

Your planning committee chairs have been chosen! Thanks to all those who have volunteered to help contact their classmates. You just might receive a phone call from one of these dedicated folks, reminding you not to miss this chance to reconnect with old friends.

As more details become available, we will be posting them on your reunion class pages, along with a list of those planning to attend. Visit often!

If you'd like to be a member of your class committee, and help with calling your classmates, this is a great chance to rekindle friendships. Please contact the appropriate chairperson below to get involved!

Class of 1953
Frank Bazler  
1156 Premwood Drive  
Troy, OH 45373  
(937) 335-6495  
bazler72@aol.com  
 
Class of 1963
John Weaner Jim Hopple
Weaner Zimmerman Bacon Yoder & Hubbard Schottenstein Zox & Dunn
401 Wayne Ave. 41 S. High St.
Defiance, OH 43512 Columbus, OH 43215
(419) 782-3010 (614) 462-2305
  jhopple@szd.com
 
Class of 1968
Dan Igoe  
Attorney at Law  
60 E. Broad St.  
Columbus, OH 43215  
(614)464-3332  
 
Class of 1973
Frank Ray Steve Fitch
Frank A. Ray Co. LPA Chester Willcox & Saxbe
175 S. Third St. Suite 350 65 E. State St. Suite 1000
Columbus, OH 43215 Columbus, OH 43215
(614)221-7791 (614)221-4000
far@raylaw.com sfitch@cwslaw.com
 
Class of 1978
Chris Skambis Jim Balthaser
Skambis & Skambis Thompson Hine
715 Vassar St. 10 W. Broad St.
Orlando, FL 32804 Columbus, OH 43215
(407)291-0090 (614)469-3226
cskambis@cfl.rr.com jim.balthaser@thompsonhine.com
 
Class of 1983
Garold Newbold  
Attorney at Law  
634 N. High St.  
Columbus, OH 43215  
(614) 224-2653  
 
Class of 1988
Phil Downey  
Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease  
PO Box 1008  
52 E. Gay St.  
Columbus, OH 43216  
(614)464-6400  
pfdowney@vssp.com  
 
Class of 1993
Scott Anderson  
Friedman & Feiger  
5301 Spring Valley Rd. Suite 200  
Dallas, TX 75254  
(972)788-1400 ext. 214  
sanderson@fflawoffice.com  
 
Class of 1998
Paul Goodburn  
Shumaker Loop & Kendrick  
41 S. High St.  
Columbus, OH 43215  
(614)463-9441  
pgoodbur@slk-law.com  

It's All About You

The Alumni Return is, and has always been, about friendship. This is your chance to reconnect with those who shared both the good and the tough times with you in law school. It's a great deal-we plan the parties, we arrange for tasty food and drink. All you need to do is to come to the event, and then kick back and relax with friends old and new.

Watch for details in the mail this summer, and visit our web site often for details, include the most current list of who is planning to attend from your class.

As always, contact Laura Landy Carr at (614) 292-2937 or carr.275@osu.edu with your questions and comments. We hope to see you in the fall!