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65th Reunion News

Committee: Ted Parker (Chairman); Tom Stallman; Dennis Sullivan; Fred Tolleson

Annapolis: Thursday 4/23 thru Saturday 4/25, 2020

DoubleTree Host Hotel (

Great bloc rate ($139 + tax); free parking; transportation hub

Room registration cannot start until April 2019

Preliminary three day plan outlined; continuing review

Major events at the DoubleTree (e.g. Welcome Reception; Banquet)

Friday “On the Yard” (e.g. Memorial Service; Luncheon; Parade ??)

One Flat Registration Fee for the Weekend

Preliminary budget and costs defined: emphasis on affordable

USNAAA will handle registration checks and reports

Current planning: ~100 attendees (50+ classmates)

Survey in spring 2018 will update 2016 / 2017 information

Communications plan in place

Class emails; Annual Newsletter; Shipmate; ultimately, The Gouge

Volunteers Needed

Check-in support; stocking / staffing Hospitality Suite

Organizers for Company/Battalion get togethers

Focal point for class widows: maintain data base; communicate



Class Communications (July 1, 2016)

Procedures for Class Communications have been updated. They are explained below for your information and guidance.

  1. Burton Floyd, hereafter referred to as BR, keeps the class directory of all known classmate contact information, and also acts as the sender of approved class email broadcasts as Send individual directory updates to Tom Stallman ( for processing to BR.

  2. Bruce Newell ( is the class Decedent Affairs Coordinator. Send all notices of death and associated services, etc. to him.

  3. News items and other information, including time sensitive items, requested/suggested for class email broadcast should be sent to Vice President Ted Parker ( with copy to Tom Stallman (

  4. Tom Stallman ( is Class Secretary, including Directory matters, Newsletter preparation, website oversight and Executive Committee minutes.

  5. Fred Schoenberger is Shipmate Editor. Send news items and photos of general interest to him at (This is a special address for Shipmate business only.)

  6. The class Newsletter will be published several times a year and mailed to all known postal mail addresses. It will therefore reach the widest class distribution. The Executive Committee will determine content and timing, and will include the Annual Letter early each year.

  7. The class website is and includes the Class Directory and Lucky Bag photos (to view either enter password goat) and other information. Those with internet access (either your own or borrowed from family or friends) please review your contact information in the Directory and report changes to Tom Stallman as above. Also send Tom any comments, suggestions, etc. concerning the website.



10 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant, Arlington, VA

14 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant
25 – Brunch at the Naval Academy Club followed by the Glee Club presentation of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.

14 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

4 – Spring Luncheon at Army Navy Country Club. Details later.

9 – Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

13 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

11 – Luncheon w/ladies at Pirate’s Cove Restaurant, Galesville, MD.

8 – Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

12 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

10 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

14 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

8 - Army Football Game in Philadelphia
- Christmas Luncheon w/Ladies. Details later.

Note: Football and tailgate schedule will be promulgated later.


Minutes of the Xcom Meeting held 9 August 2017

  1. President MacKinnon convened the meeting at 1245 on Wednesday 9 August 2017 at Portofino Restaurant after the monthly luncheon. Also in attendance were Adams, Hatch, Parker, Ruth, Smith, Stallman, Sullivan and Tolleson. After his welcome MacKinnon gave a report on his health.

  2. Stallman presented the minutes of the 8 February 2017 meeting, which were approved.

  3. Stallman read Pirie’s Treasurer’ Report: "As of 2 August 2017 the class had $31,475.14 on deposit in a local bank, and about $4,800 on deposit with the Foundation. So far this year we have expended $4914.94 as follows: $1735.10 for flowers, $559.84 for newsletters, $2370 for BR, and $250 for an advance to David Wright for reunion services, which I expect to recoup from reunion contributions. To date I have received $1790 in contributions from 56 classmates. I recommend that we send out a reminder, either by email or in the next newsletter." Some discussion ensued about means to stimulate dues payments.

  4. Parker initiated an update on 65th Reunion planning

    1. He introduced David Wright “61 and his wife (and Assistant) Ginny Pusey, and also provided some background info on David.

    2. David gave a report on reunion planning to date along with some handouts. (He had earlier met the luncheon attendees which included John Cunningham and Bob Hinton as well as the above listed Xcom members. He also met separately with the Reunion Committee after the Xcom meeting).

    3. Some questions, comments and discussion then occurred, mostly they concerned arrangement of daytime events on Friday and Saturday.
  5. Sullivan made a report and started discussion about social activities for the remainder of this year and next year. Football tailgates will start soon, but with a shrinking attendance that suggests possible termination in the not too distant future. The July luncheon at Pirate’s Cove was a big success and will be scheduled again next year by popular demand. Spud Flowers will host again. The December luncheon will include our ladies and will be held at ANCC. Next year will be similar to this, with the Dark Ages celebration a luncheon as started in 2017. Ted Parker volunteered to host a group to attend the Midshipman 2018 musical production.

  6. New business

    1. Parker briefed on the activities of Jerry Nay in obtaining Hartley Holte’s Class related materials from Sally Holte. Jerry requested $200 be authorized as reimbursement for his expenses related to the materials. Parker then moved that the Treasurer be authorized to expend $200 for reimbursement to jerry on his application. Motion seconded and approved. We will rely on Jerry to manage the collection and disposition of the materials.

    2. Sullivan said he thought we should be doing more to support our class widows. This led to a discussion of what and how to improve. Our visitor David Wright reported that his class, ’61, had found a widow volunteer to oversee support of the ’61 widows. Stallman will provide a list of ’55 widows as a basis for looking into the possibility of finding such a person for us.

    3. Stallman inquired if there was need for a newsletter in the near term. No need was identified. The next scheduled newsletter will be the January 2018 Newsletter/Annual Letter.
  7. The next Xcom meeting was scheduled for 8 November after the class luncheon.

  8. The meeting was adjourned at 1345.

Tom Stallman
Class Secretary