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65th Reunion News


XCOM voted on Annapolis in Spring: April 23 – 25, 2020

As of now, no other reunions are committed to this time frame

Reunion Committee Hired a Reunion Coordinator: David Wright (’61)

David was Coordinator, Class of 1961 55th Reunion, Annapolis, September 2016

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


Reunion Committee Selected Host Hotel: DoubleTree (Hilton)

Excellent function space for our size group

Convenient location: USNA; Annapolis Town Centre; free parking

Executed contract July 24, 2017: guaranteed room bloc at a cost effective rate

Room registration (call-in) one year in advance (April 2019)


Preliminary Three Day Plan

Thursday: Check-in; Evening Welcome Reception

Friday: Class Meeting; Memorial Service (USNA Chapel); Class Luncheon (Yard); Superintendent Briefing; Dress Parade (TBD); Evening Company / Battalion Parties

Saturday: Morning Presentations; Afternoon Sporting Event (TBD); Evening Banquet


Reunion Committee Near Term Emphasis

Firm up the Three Day Plan (events; venues; timing)

Develop a preliminary budget: establish registration approach and fee

Continue to assess attendance: follow up to 2016/17 surveys

Develop a class Reunion Communication plan

 

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 1955contact@burtonfloyd.com. Send individual directory updates to Tom Stallman (staltom@aol.com) for processing to BR.

  2. Bruce Newell (admiraln@comcast.net) 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 (ted_parker@msn.com) with copy to Tom Stallman (staltom@aol.com).

  4. Tom Stallman (staltom@aol.com) 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 fredseod@gmail.com. (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 http://1955.usnaclasses.com 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.

 

2017 CLASS SOCIAL CALENDAR

January
11 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant, Arlington, VA

February
8 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

March
8 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

April
12 – Spring Luncheon at ANCC. Details later.

May
10 – Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

June
14 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

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

August
9 – Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

September
9 – Football and Tailgate: Tulane
13 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant
23 – Football and Tailgate: Cincinnati

October
7 - Football and Tailgate: Air Force
11 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant
21 – Homecoming, Football and Tailgate: UCF

November
8 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant
11 – Football and Tailgate: SMU
18 – Football: at Notre Dame

December
9 - Army Football Game in Philadelphia
12 - Luncheon w/Ladies at Army Navy Country Club


 

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