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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.



11 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant, Arlington, VA

8 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

8 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

12 – Spring Luncheon at ANCC. Details later.

10 – Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

14 - Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

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

9 – Luncheon at Portofino Restaurant

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

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

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

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


Minutes of the Xcom Meeting held 8 February 2017

  1. President MacKinnon convened the meeting at 1255 on Wednesday 8 February 2017 at Portofino Restaurant after the monthly luncheon. Also in attendance were Adams, Baldwin, Parker, Pirie, Ruth, Stallman, Sullivan and Tolleson.

  2. Stallman presented the minutes of the 11 January meeting, which were approved.

  3. Pirie reported that he had received $220 in dues and paid $145 in expenses since the first of the year. With the January Newsletter now out he expects a surge of dues payments.

  4. Parker initiated an update on 65th Reunion planning

    1. Parker and Tom Cann prepared information on 5 Annapolis hotels that might serve for our reunion. Stallman emailed this information to all Xcom members with a request that the hotels be ranked in order of preference and report results. Only 7 reports had been received by the meeting. Stallman will send a reminder to those who had not responded.

    2. Parker has located a second reunion helper and has initiated contact.

    3. Parker handed out a first cut at information about the reunion to be sent to the helpers to obtain a quote for their services. He asked for review and comments to him.
  5. New Business

    1. Sullivan reminded of the Spring Luncheon on Wednesday 12 April. And also that the normal class luncheon cost at Portofino will now be $20.

    2. Stallman asked that a backup for him be found to send emails to the local lists when he is not available. Ruth volunteered to fill this position.
  6. The next meeting has already been scheduled for 8 March after the class luncheon. Need for this meeting will be reevaluated.

  7. The meeting was adjourned at 1325.

Tom Stallman
Class Secretary

Treasurer’s Report 11/12/2016

As of November 12 we have $34916.18 in the bank and $4729.00 on deposit with the Foundation. This year we have received $11,580 in dues, and have expended $5,395.97 as follows: Flowers $1,743.76, newsletters (2) $982.21, BR $2,670. I don't expect to have as good a year for dues again, but even so we can stay in business for another decade or so with current services.