Once upon a time, a group of college buddies sat atop the aptly named Doghouse. With graduation a couple of days off, these young men declared that the bonds formed over the past four years must remain intact. And thus, circulated a piece of paper declaring that they all must gather once a year, every year, to rekindle friendships, relive stories and renew the bonds they had formed those past four years. This decree became known as The Commitment.
The 20th-Annual Commitment will take place at Vail, Colorado. That's right, the 20th, which means we've reached a monumental milestone, or that we're just getting plain old. Rick Schmitz retakes the reins again, and instead of steering us elsewhere, he's booked us in the village. Which means that twelve years later we'll, once again, ski the Ox. Rick can be reached at email@example.com (his new leisure tour email address).
Many of The Commitment attendees lived in The Animal House, just a half-block from The Commitment's instigator, the University of Santa Clara.
Beecher led a terrific trip to Whistler-Blackcomb. Whistler is perfect for us. Everything is accessible by foot (lifts, bars, beds, chow).
19th-Annual Commitment 2005 - Whistler
The Commitment - The Rules
1) Keep Up Or Perish !!
2) No Wives or Significant Others
(unless otherwise voted upon - now 0 for 19)
3) Prepare for Credit Card Roulette
(prompt wives, pay off accounts, etc., no exceptions)
4) No Sex with Wives in the Month of May
(this rule has been repeatedly broken)
5) No Valentines Day Weddings
(Frank Byrne is excused, but prompted this rule)
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