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67th Reunion scheduled for April 28–30, 2022


Class Communications (March 14, 2018)

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. Jim “Rock” Rothrock ( 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 Bob Fountain ( 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.



All the usual activities are in abeyance during the pandemic. In their place we have added a class zoom gathering at 1600 ET on the last Monday of each month. A class email will be sent each month with the information needed to join.


Minutes of the Xcom Meeting held 11 September 2019

  1. President Parker convened the meeting at 1240 on Wednesday 11 September 2019 at Portofino Restaurant, after the monthly luncheon. In attendance were members Fountain, Pirie, Stallman and Sullivan. Visitors present for all or part of the meeting were Betsey Fountain, Bob Hinton, Bill Smith and Si Ulcickas.

  2. Stallman summarized the content of the minutes of the 13 March 2019 meeting, which were approved.

  3. Pirie presented a Treasurer’s report. The class currently has $30,908.88 in the local bank account, and is owed $1,750 from the reunion account. So far this year we have spent $1,510.01 as follows: Flowers $940.22; Newsletter $569.79. We have received class dues in the amount of $3,320. Our reunion account with the USNA Foundation is $24,007.06, and is growing as members chip in their fees for the reunion.

  4. Parker initiated a discussion of arrangements for the December luncheon with the ladies. After review of options it was determined to hold the Wednesday 11 December luncheon with our ladies at Portofino, with attendees individually ordering from the regular luncheon menu.

  5. Fountain presented a Reunion update report prepared by David Wright (see below). After discussion about the reunion Stallman said he will put together a newsletter outline with reunion information for consideration.

  6. Sullivan initiated a discussion concerning the regular monthly luncheons. He said the luncheon cost needs to be increased to $22 to cover the antipasto we are now enjoying. He also mentioned the low attendance – there were 9 today. After discussion of various ideas about the luncheons it was determined to continue the present practice of monthly luncheons at Portofino on second Wednesdays and with the present standard menu at $22 per person. Stallman and Sullivan will work on a luncheon news article to be broadcast to the local lists.

  7. There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1310.

Tom Stallman
Class Secretary