A resounding success!
On a beautiful late summer afternoon, Acadia Senior College finally celebrated its 20th anniversary (and its 21st) at Camp Beech Cliff. More than 100 members and guests enjoyed live music from Big Moose band, appetizers and drinks arranged and catered by the Membership & Volunteers committee, and a champagne toast and cake. It was a joy to see so many of us in person again.
A highlight of the event was the gathering of all six Acadia Senior College presidents – Jim Clunan, Moorhead “Mike” Kennedy, Bill Dohmen, Dan Poteet, Nat Fenton, and Linda Dunn!
Each president was presented with a special medal:
Jim Clunan – Founder and Cajoler Award
Bill Dohmen – Jack of all Offices and Living Archivist Award
Mike Kennedy – Official Diplomat Award
Dan Poteet – Wise Academician Award
Nat Fenton – Teacher of Stature Award
Linda Dunn – Zoomer Woman Grit Award
In turn, each president spoke eloquently and wisely about the college and its past and current achievements. Thank you to Sydney Rockefeller and Susan Lerner for creating beautiful custom medals with fabulous ribbons!
Another highlight was the presentation of an official expression of sentiment from the 130th
Maine State Legislature. Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows joined us in person and read the sentiment aloud. You can read the text here
A slideshow of historic photos from the past 21 years was on display at the event - if you have not seen the slideshow, have a look – you’ll recognize many faces and maybe even your own! View the slideshow
Mr. and Ms. MDI returned and a number of people posed for photos – some are shown below.
Enjoy and see you all soon!!