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Picnic Day is golden for classes of 1963 and earlier

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From page A3 | April 11, 2013 |

Dianne and Bill Hollingshead of Davis gear up for the 2013 Golden Society Reunion, part of Picnic Day weekend, April 19-21 at UC Davis. The Cal Aggie Alumni Association invites UCD graduates from the Class of 1963 and earlier to enjoy a slate of weekend activities and special privileges as Golden Society members. Courtesy photo

Aggies Dianne and Bill Hollingshead of Davis are always excited to return to their alma mater for Picnic Day.

But this year’s celebration — on Saturday, April 20 — is even more special. It’s been 50 years since Dianne graduated from UC Davis in 1963, making her a member of the university’s Golden Society. Dianne, 72, joins her husband, who was in the Class of 1960.

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association honors Golden Society members with a whole slate of activities for Picnic Day weekend, culminating with a reunion luncheon on Saturday.

Bill Hollingshead, 75, said it’s important for alumni to stay engaged with their university, and the Golden Society Weekend is a perfect opportunity. He enjoys many Picnic Day activities, especially the reunion.

“I always run across three or four people with whom I went to college,” he said. “Last year I met up with some who were in the Aggie band with me.” Bill continues to play the clarinet in the UCD Concert Band and is a guest lecturer for the music department on campus.

It’s also a chance for graduates to see what’s new.

“I would say they should come back and see how much the university has grown,” Bill said. “See the expansion of the buildings and campus, and the research that has brought it up to being a world-renowned university.”

Tickets to the entire Golden Weekend are $50, and include the following events:

* Vintage Aggies Wine Tasting: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, UCD. Taste wine from Amador Cellars, Berryessa Gap, Kitson Wines and beer from Sudwerk Brewery. Admission is open to anyone 21 and older. Prices are $25 for CAAA and Parent Association members, and $20 for nonmembers.

* Special Class of 1963 reserved seating at the 30th annual Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, in Freeborn Hall. Individual tickets are $10 for CAAA and Parent Association members, and Graduate School of Management Alumni and Affiliates; $15 for nonmembers; and $8 for children 12 and under. General admission tickets typically sell out. Plan to arrive early or register before April 18 at http://picnicday.ucdavis.edu. Parade grandstand seats are for the Picnic Day Parade at 10 a.m.

* Admission to the Golden Society Reunion Luncheon, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Alumni and Visitors Center.

Besides Vintage Aggies and the Pancake Breakfast, other CAAA Picnic Day activities include:

* Alumni Zone: 10:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday on Vanderhoef Quad (in front of the Mondavi Center), with campus partners offering a full slate of activities. An exclusive VIP area for alumni and parent association members (inside Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center) offers members a chance to relax indoors, enjoy complimentary light refreshments, and see the latest art exhibit.

For more information about CAAA’s Picnic Day activities or the nonprofit’s special membership promotion, visit alumni.ucdavis.edu/picnicday, email alumni@ucdavis.edu or call 530-752-0286.

For more information about Picnic Day’s other activities and a complete schedule, call the Picnic Day office at 530-752-6320 or visit http://picnicday.ucdavis.edu.

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