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The Class of 1969, looking forward to its 40th Reunion in May 2009, decided that it needed many more capabilities than the existing HAA web site offered. We reviewed every other class web site to create a wish-list of features we admired, such as a photo album, blog, and map. A critical feature was the ability to send e-mail messages directly to classmates.
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[[1957 Tailgate]]The Class of ’57 decided to have a Tailgate party before the football season opener. We sent the following emails out starting in June.
  
So we purchased a domain, HR69.org. Then we engaged a web designer, who recommended the Joomla content management system (which other classes have also used) because it is inexpensive and has a number of interesting additions that are also inexpensive. Many developers around the world are writing programs to enhance Joomla and they are making these programs available either free or at low cost. Best of all, Joomla seemed to offer all the features we wanted!
 
  
It was valuable to have a web specialist set up Joomla, because it requires some technical knowledge and the documentation is not comprehensive.
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From: Harvard Class of 1957
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To: Harvard Class of 1957
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Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:21 PM
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Subject: Save the Date September 19- 2008
  
Our site is now live and has the following features: registration subject to approval by webmaster; ability to send mass e-mail to some or all registered users; ability for a classmate to send a "blind" e-mail message to another registered classmate; ability to put features behind log-in and thereby restrict access to classmates only; easy-to-use photo and video albums; Google map of where classmates live; and self-moderated discussion area for classmates to post news and announcements. We also have listings of classmates' publications and web pages, as well as abundant information about the upcoming reunion. We joined the Amazon Associates program, so the Class will earn a small referral fee for purchases made after clicking from our web site. It is easy for the webmaster to create new menu items, edit pages, or add new ones.
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HARVARD CLASS of 1957
  
For more information, contact the Class of 1969 webmaster at webmaster@HR69.org.
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This year Harvard football's season opener with Holy Cross is a NIGHT GAME that starts at 7 PM at Harvard Stadium.  The Class of '57 will be having a tailgate party before the game so SAVE THE DATE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH.  Please email wsisson@post.harvard.edu if you are interested further information -- and please mention it to other classmates that might not read this announcement.
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Wally Sisson
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Class Treasurer
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8/21/2008
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CLASS OF 1957 TAILGATE PARTY
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Louis Newell made arrangements for some excellent seats for Harvard Football's season opener with Holy Cross on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH.  It is a NIGHT GAME that starts at 7 PM at Harvard Stadium.  Beginning at 5 o'clock the CLASS OF '57 will be hosting a FESTIVE TAILGATE PARTY.  We will provide free soft drinks, ice, and the use of some BBQ grills.  The rest is BYO.
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Football tickets from us are $12 each
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The DEADLINE IS September 1st. If you plan to attend please email wsisson@post.harvard.edu by September 1st to be given the exact location of this gala event -- and please mention it to other classmates that might not read this announcement.
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Come and have fun at this first class event leading up to our 55th Reunion in 2012!
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Wally Sisson
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Class Treasurer
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From: W. E. Sisson
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To:
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Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 7:00 PM
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Subject: IMPORTANT CLASS OF '57 TAILGATE INFO 9/19
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Dear Classmate –
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We are happy with the great response to the Class of ’57 Tailgate party!  After 5 PM we will be located at the Webster Field lot which is to the left of the round end of the Stadium after you enter at Gate 6.  Look for ‘57 signs.  Parking is at the Business School parking lot and garage.
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1. So that we can purchase the tickets, please send a check for $12.00 per ticket IMMEDIATELY
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      payable to Harvard Class of 1957 to:
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                                          Wallace Sisson
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                                          278 Adams St.
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                                          Milton, MA 02186
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2. Let us know now if you will want to use a BBQ so that we cam make adequate arrangements.
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3. The class will provide soft drinks, ice and cups.  EVERYTHING ELSE is “BRING YOUR OWN.”  If you need seating, consider bringing folding chairs.  Unfortunately, we can not supply such amenities.
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4.  Be aware that there is a new rule that if you leave the Stadium area after you have surrendered your ticket, you will need a new ticket to re-enter.
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********        MY CELL PHONE NUMBER IS 617-XXX_XXXX      ******
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We look forward to getting together with you at this pre-55th reunion event!
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Your 2 tickets are in Section 32 (between the 40 and 50 yard lines) and they will be given to you at the tailgate party.
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This event was attended by over 35 people (25 classmates).  The new rule that “once a spectator enters the stadium area, a new ticket is required if one leaves and tries to re-enter the stadium area,” influenced some who wanted to attend.  They preferred to purchase from vendors, all of whom were inside the stadium area, before the game. Therefore, they were not permitted to leave and enjoy the tailgate party.

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1957 TailgateThe Class of ’57 decided to have a Tailgate party before the football season opener. We sent the following emails out starting in June.


From: Harvard Class of 1957 To: Harvard Class of 1957 Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:21 PM Subject: Save the Date September 19- 2008

HARVARD CLASS of 1957

This year Harvard football's season opener with Holy Cross is a NIGHT GAME that starts at 7 PM at Harvard Stadium. The Class of '57 will be having a tailgate party before the game so SAVE THE DATE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH. Please email wsisson@post.harvard.edu if you are interested further information -- and please mention it to other classmates that might not read this announcement.

Wally Sisson Class Treasurer


8/21/2008

CLASS OF 1957 TAILGATE PARTY

Louis Newell made arrangements for some excellent seats for Harvard Football's season opener with Holy Cross on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH. It is a NIGHT GAME that starts at 7 PM at Harvard Stadium. Beginning at 5 o'clock the CLASS OF '57 will be hosting a FESTIVE TAILGATE PARTY. We will provide free soft drinks, ice, and the use of some BBQ grills. The rest is BYO.

Football tickets from us are $12 each

The DEADLINE IS September 1st. If you plan to attend please email wsisson@post.harvard.edu by September 1st to be given the exact location of this gala event -- and please mention it to other classmates that might not read this announcement.

Come and have fun at this first class event leading up to our 55th Reunion in 2012!

Wally Sisson Class Treasurer


From: W. E. Sisson To: Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 7:00 PM Subject: IMPORTANT CLASS OF '57 TAILGATE INFO 9/19

Dear Classmate –

We are happy with the great response to the Class of ’57 Tailgate party! After 5 PM we will be located at the Webster Field lot which is to the left of the round end of the Stadium after you enter at Gate 6. Look for ‘57 signs. Parking is at the Business School parking lot and garage.

1. So that we can purchase the tickets, please send a check for $12.00 per ticket IMMEDIATELY

     payable to Harvard Class of 1957 to:
                                                                             
                                         Wallace Sisson
                                         278 Adams St.
                                         Milton, MA 02186

2. Let us know now if you will want to use a BBQ so that we cam make adequate arrangements.

3. The class will provide soft drinks, ice and cups. EVERYTHING ELSE is “BRING YOUR OWN.” If you need seating, consider bringing folding chairs. Unfortunately, we can not supply such amenities.

4. Be aware that there is a new rule that if you leave the Stadium area after you have surrendered your ticket, you will need a new ticket to re-enter.

                • MY CELL PHONE NUMBER IS 617-XXX_XXXX ******

We look forward to getting together with you at this pre-55th reunion event!


Your 2 tickets are in Section 32 (between the 40 and 50 yard lines) and they will be given to you at the tailgate party.


This event was attended by over 35 people (25 classmates). The new rule that “once a spectator enters the stadium area, a new ticket is required if one leaves and tries to re-enter the stadium area,” influenced some who wanted to attend. They preferred to purchase from vendors, all of whom were inside the stadium area, before the game. Therefore, they were not permitted to leave and enjoy the tailgate party.