Upcoming 3rd Annual Maine Altzfest & OWU Reunion

April 27, 2016

The alumni enjoyed Friday night lobster dinner in the rough. From left to right: David Hazard ’80, Greg Altznauer ’81, Jeff O’Sullivan ’81, Steve “KJ” Kjellman ’82, and Gil Goetz ’80.

Sigma Chi David Hazard ’80 and Phi Psi Greg Altznauer ’81 came together two years ago to organize a reunion of OWU classmates from the late ’70s and early ’80s in the Portland, ME, area. The alumni invited classmates to the Cape Elizabeth area in late September for what became known as the First Annual Maine Alzfest & OWU Reunion. The event will be back this year for the third time, hosted September 9-11, 2016.

Alumni are pictured ready to begin their bike ride at mile marker 1, reaching the second of eight iconic Maine lighthouses. From left to right: Steve “KJ” Kjellman ’82, Gil Goetz ’80, Greg Altznauer ’81, Jeff O’Sullivan ’81, and a non-alumni friend.

“The gathering is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our friendships at OWU and relive and recount those glory days, all while creating some new and lasting memories,” David says. The three-day weekend includes a Friday golf tournament, dinner and cocktails on the coastline of Maine, and an early wake-up call so all involved can participate in the annual Maine Lighthouse Ride, an annual 25- to 100-plus-mile cycling event up and down the southern coast of Maine). A party at Greg’s home caps off the weekend, followed by a cycling awards dinner and a night out on the town.

The group has increased with each passing year, and David and Greg hope to welcome upwards of 50 people in the next few years. Interested alumni are invited to join in the fun this year, whether for all or part of the weekend. Simply email David (dlhazard@gmail.com) or Greg (galtz@yahoo.com) to get involved.