2007 Reunion Schedule of Events and Program

Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11, 2007

Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown, New York


1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.      Reunion Registration, Otesaga Hotel Lobby

                     Pick up registration packet in hotel lobby and hotel check in.


4:00 P.M.      Welcome Reception, Empire State Carousel, Farmers’ Museum

Get some refreshments;

                     Meet and greet old and new Potter Club friends; and

                     Browse the Carousel facility

5:00 P.M.      Presentation: The Empire State Carousel     Gerald Holzman, 1954


5:30 P.M.      Ride the Carousel 

6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Return to Hotel and prepare for dinner

(Jackets required for gentlemen, and proper attire for women.)


7:00 P.M.      Dinner, Otesaga Hotel, Fenimore Room

                   Welcome:                                                           Fred Culbert, President, 1965, Host


                   Invocation:                                                        James Finnen, President, 1954


                   Dinner -                  Menu choices follow. Choose from the list below.


Appetizers:   Vine Ripened Melons, Prosciutto and Balsamic Reduction

                       Iced Shrimp and Crab “Louis” Lemon and Horseradish Tomato Coulis


Salads:         Otesaga House Salad, Cucumbers, Tomatoes and Carrots, Creamy Herb Vinaigrette

                      Greek Salad with Crumbled Feta Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Calamata Olives


Entrees:        Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Horseradish Cream and Au Jus

Pan Roasted Chicken “Coq Au Vin” Button Mushrooms, Bacon, Pearl Onions & Herbs, Red Wine Reduction

Herb Braised Atlantic Salmon Garniture of Citrus and Flat Leaf Herbs, Dill Beurre Blanc

Pasta Primavera Fresh Vegetables Tossed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Roasted Roma Tomatoes, Pesto Bruschetta


Desserts:      N.Y. Style Cheesecake Dome with Glazed Berries

                     Chocolate Decadence with Crème Chantilly


Reconvene in the Main Ball Room immediately after dinner


8:45 P.M.      Business Meeting and Social                          Main Ball Room


                   Pledge of Allegiance                                            Fred Culbert, 1965


                   Introductions and Announcements:               Fred Culbert, 1965  


                   Potter Room Refurbishing Project Update    Paul Ward, President, 1953


                   Reunion - 2008 and Beyond:                           Jack Higham, 1957                       

                                                                                                       Ron Graves, President, 1958


                   Singing of Potter Club Song:    Led by           Milan Krchniak, 1953


                   Social Hour

Refreshments, reminiscing, and reprise of the Potter Club Drinking Song, under the able direction of Gerry Holzman. (See your song sheet if you forgot the words.)


  7:00 A.M.    Breakfast, Otesaga Hotel Dining Room (served until 9:30 A.M.)  ($15 per for walk-ins)


  9:00 A.M.    Individualized tours of Cooperstown area attractions. Brochures in your registration packet; list on back of sheet, and sign up lists at Business Meeting for small groups.


12:00 P.M.    Lunch on your own, Otesaga or your preference of dining establishments. See list.