If it's September, it's gotta be time for... Oktoberfest! Elisabeth van de Grampel is excited to announce that this year’s Aiglon Munich Oktoberfest is taking place in Weinzelt (yes, she says, they also serve beer) on Saturday 22 September, 2018, from 4pm–8pm. Places are strictly limited, so please contact us so we can tell you how to contact her as soon as possible to reserve your ticket(s). Prosit!
It's the big kahuna—Aiglon's 70th Anniversary Alpine Bash!
All alumni are invited to ‘soar like an Aiglon eagle' back to the mountains in Chesières next summer for the Aiglon 70th Anniversary celebration weekend—Friday 28 June to Tuesday 2 July, 2019. "We’re planning an enlightening morning of meditation, followed by competitions, a boat trip on Lac Léman, a tour of the Château de Chillon, a visit to Gruyère, an expedition at Solalex, a meal at Bretaye, and a Saturday evening gala with cocktails, dinner, and dancing," says Marcia Izant (Clairmont, 1971), Aiglon Alumni 70th Anniversary chairman. Come and share your stories with fellow alumni. If you would like to donate to the auction, (ahem, ahem) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the Anniversary event page at https://www.aiglonlife.ch/70th/
This autumn, join other Aiglon alums at the Käfer Wiesn-Schänke (one of the best beer gardens at the fairgrounds) for some unforgettable Gemütlichkeit at the FOAC EU's fourth annual Munich Oktoberfest. For more information and reservations, go to the Aiglon alumni FB page. We've only reserved 20 places this year, so buy your tickets now!
Join us May 5th for an Aiglon alumni party in Boston!
Meet fellow alumni and help us toast the success of the class of '17. Enjoy complementary appetizers and a welcome drink, courtesy of the FOAC US.
Alibi is located in the former "drunk tank" at the renovated Charles Street Jail—a fun place for a get-together with fellow Aiglonians.
The FOAC Special Events Committee, led by the indefatigable Noel Thompson, is hard at work organizing this autumn's school Reception and Alumni Gala in New York. Mita Corsini-Bland's husband, Gerald, has generously arranged for the Reception to take place on Friday, October 28th, 6:00 p.m., at his gallery in the Fine Arts Building at 59th and Third (www.geraldblandinc.com). The Gala Dinner and Auction will take place on Saturday the 29th at the Yale Club, at 50 Vanderbilt Avenue. Drinks in the Library at 6:00 p.m. Dinner in the Grand Ballroom (a last-minute upgrade!) at 7:00, followed by an auction. Check out our new FOAC special events site to see a listing of some special auction items and a schedule of events. Then go to the 'Bidding For Good' site and buy your tickets now!
To see your personal video invitation, click here and type in the password 'reunion' when prompted.
Is it possible that 1976 was forty years ago? Line Stump Magnin pulled out a calculator and did the math. She says numbers don't lie—although they can be fudged. So everybody who was at Aiglon during those halcyon days (whether actually in the class of '76 or not) is invited to a big bash on the Mountain next summer. People have been reserving their places on Line's Facebook page, under 'events': ('29 June to 03 July 2016 40th Reunion for Class of 1976'). There's also a reservation page on the Aiglon Life site. Note that the first events are actually scheduled for the 30th, though most people (40 so far) are arriving the day before. Contact us if you haven't gotten a Facebook invitation or need more information.
Sandro Corsini posted this: "Most importantly I will again lead a group expedition from Col de la Croix to Bretaye and Lac Noire, over an alpine ridge which is one of my favorite walks in the world! The plan is to then meet with all for a picnic lunch, near the lake. Can't wait!"
So we'll need a few oxygen tanks, a guitar, and somebody who can do a passable impression of Julie Andrews singing Do-Re-Mi. Dust off your hiking boots and start learning the lyrics now. We'll see you in the Alps next summer!
You know what they say: "Old skiers never die; they just go downhill—fast." Save the dates and check back for more details about activities and exact times. You can book accommodations here: http://www.villars.ch/en/page.cfm/Sejour/Hebergements/Hotels