Reunion Update #4 (5/31/17)

Posted: 6/3/2017

From Rich Clybourne:

I apologize for the long gap in providing an update to the reunion. This reunion thing has a lot of moving pieces and the committee and I have been trying to put them all together to give you a better picture of the scheduled events and the associated costs for reunion weekend. Here goes:

  1. Need Coordinator – We are looking for someone to take on the role of coordinator for the class memorial service on Friday of the reunion weekend. This can be done remotely (from outside the Annapolis area) through phone calls and emails. This event is a key part of reunion weekend and those who have attended in the past have commented on the importance of keeping these classmates in our hearts and minds. It is an opportunity to honor our fallen classmates and their families and to recognize the sacrifice that they made for our class, our school, and our country. If you are interested, please send me an email at rbclyborne@gmail.com or call me at 410-703-3138 (mobile) or 410-975-9077 (home).
  2. Registration Website – I know people are getting tired of hearing that the site will be going live in the next couple of weeks but unfortunately that’s where we still are. Technical difficulties with the Alumni Association’s online registration process have caused us to go to an outside vendor to handle online registration for the reunion. Dan Proulx is working with that vendor to get us up and running as soon as possible but it may take until mid-June to get that done. Please bear with us. Jane will be sending out a link via email when the site goes live which we are striving to make happen a soon as possible.

Online registration will end at midnight on 27 August. If you miss the online registration window and still want to come to the reunion you can email me at rbclyborne@gmail.com and we will get you registered. The late registration fee will go up to $100 after 27 August. Also if you want to attend the tailgater the late fee will be $125 per person 12 yrs.old and up; the fee for children under 12 will remain at $40.

NOTE: If you decide to just show up on Saturday for the tailgater and you did not register prior to 08 September you will be charged $225 for the first tailgate admission and $145 for any additional admissions (12 yrs. old and up); children under 12 will remain at $40 per admission. Additionally you will have to have a football game ticket to enter the tailgater.

NOTE: In lieu of having the website up I am re-sending most of the information contained in previous updates with more current information (times, venues, costs, etc.) so that you can be better prepared with your choices once we do have the website available for registration.

3.  Reunion check-in will be handled by a group employed by Brian Caldwell (’95). Check-in will occur at Ogle Hall (the Alumni Association house) on King George St. from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM on Thursday, 07 September and Friday, 08 September and at the Crab Feast and Post-Parade Reception. There will be no registration at the tailgater on Saturday, 09 September, only tailgater payment will be accepted. If you registered online and the first event you can attend is the tailgater, your geedunk bag will be at the tailgate check in table.

4.  You will be required to check in for each event – Please bring your email confirmation listing the events or wristband (still working those details) for those events of which you have registered to check-in at Ogle Hall and to each of the events in case there is a discrepancy. Brian Caldwell’s group will be handling check-ins at all the reunion events for the weekend. A member of the reunion committee will be at each event to handle any questions/discrepancies.

5.  Lodging – the hotels listed in the previous updates are still taking reservations the only hotel that is “sold out” is the O’Callaghan and they do not have any more capacity for the reunion weekend. If demand dictates, we will add room blocks as the remaining hotels capacity allow. That information will be communicated on an as needed basis.        Here is the list again:

    1. Doubletree Annapolis (off Riva Rd out by Annapolis Mall)
      1. Address: 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
      2. Room Block – 40 rooms for Thursday (07 Sep), Friday (08 Sep) and Saturday (09 Sep)
      3. Room Rate – $249 per night; non-refundable one night + tax deposit due at time of reservation
      4. Room Rate available until 08 July 2017; after that regular room rate will prevail
      5. Phone Number: 410-224-3150
      6. Web address: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/A/ANPDTDT-N82-20170907/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
      7. Group Name: USNA C/O19 82 35TH REUNION – may not be required in online registration
      8. Group Code:      N82 – may not be required in online registration
    1. Crowne Plaza Annapolis (behind Fuddruckers; across from Annapolis Mall)
      1. Address: 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
      2. Room Block – 30 rooms for Thursday (07 Sep), Friday (08 Sep) and Saturday (09 Sep)
      3. Room Rate – $119 Thurs night; $205 Fri/Sat night
      4. Room Rate available until 08 August 2017; after that regular room rate will prevail
      5. Phone Number: 410-266-3131
      6. Web address: USNA Class of 1982
      7. Note: For those planning to stay all three nights the room rate will show up as $176.33 per night (avg. $109+$205+$205). If you only want to reserve a room for Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday night, click on the “Change Search” button and select the desired dates.
    1. Westin Annapolis (at corner of Taylor Ave. & West St. at traffic round-about)
      1. Address: 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
      2. Room Block – 30 rooms for Thursday (07 Sep), Friday (08 Sep) and Saturday (09 Sep)
      3. Room Rate – $245 per night; 2 nights minimum; refundable one night + tax deposit (refundable until 30 days prior to reservation date) due at time of reservation
      4. Note: Parking not included in room rate; self- and valet parking facilities $20-$26 per day.
      5. Room Rate available until 08 August 2017 at 5:00 PM Annapolis time; after that regular room rate will prevail
      6. Phone Number: 410-972-4300
      7. Web address: Cut and paste in your browser – https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1703229498&key=38BABDB7
  • Schedule of Events
    • Thursday, 07 September
  • Registration
    1. Time – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    2. Venue – Ogle Hall (Alumni house – King George St.)
    3. Cost
          1. Registration FeeRegister online before midnight 27 August (Regular registration) – $82 per classmate
          2. Registration FeeRegister between 28 August and 08 September (Late registration) – $100 per classmate (may not receive geedunk bag, pre-printed nametag, etc., will depend on date registered)
  • Golf Outing
    1. Time – 1:00 PM
    2. Venue – USNA Golf Course
    3. Cost – $100 per golfer
  • Crab Feast
    1. Time (6:00 – 8:30 PM)
    2. Venue – Mike’s Restaurant & Crab House, Riva, MD.
    3. Cost – $70 per person
    1. Friday, 08 September
  • Registration
    1. Time – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    2. Venue – Ogle Hall (Alumni house – King George St.)
    3. Cost
  1. Registration FeeRegister online before midnight 27 August (Regular registration) – $82 per classmate
  2. Registration FeeRegister between 28 August and 08 September (Late registration) – $100 per classmate (may not receive geedunk bag, pre-printed nametag, etc., will depend on date registered)
      1. Memorial Service
        1. Time – 10:00 AM USNA Chapel
        2. More information to follow.
      2. Class Meeting
        1. Time – 11:00 AM
        2. Venue – TBD
      3. Superintendent’s Reunion Classes Brief
        1. Time – 1:30 PM
        2. Venue – TBD
      4. Formal Parade
        1. Time – 4:00 PM Worden Field
        2. Senior Class Flag Officer present to review parade
      5. Post-Parade Reception/Happy Hour
        1. Time5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
        2. Venue – Perot Deck, Dahlgren Hall
        3. Cost – $30 per person; cash bar
      6. Company Gatherings – individual companies encouraged to organize for Friday evening
    1. Saturday, 09 September
      1. Old Goat Run – unofficial gathering; Time – TBD; Site – TBD; more information to follow
      2. Alumni Action Group Project (tentative) – opportunity for classmates to participate in an Annapolis community related project; Time – TBD; Site – TBD
      3. Tailgater
        1. Time1:00 PM – 90 minutes after Navy Blue & Gold (kick-off scheduled for 3:30 PM as of 31 May)
        2. Venue – Class of ’53 Pavilion at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
        3. Cost
            1. Regular registration (prior to 28 August) – $110 per person age 12 yrs. and up; $40 under 12 yrs.
            2. Late registration (between 28 August – 08 September) – $125 per person age 12yrs. and up; $40 under 12 yrs.
        4. Day of Game – $225 for single ticket age 12 yrs. and up; $145 for all tickets beyond single; $40 under 12 yrs
        5. NOTE: Everyone attending the tailgater must have a ticket to the football game in order to gain access to the tailgater venue. If you don’t have a ticket already, NAAA has blocked out tickets for us (420 reserved seats in Section D and 200 SRO/Lawn tickets; costs are $40 and $25 respectively).  When purchasing tickets through NAAA’s website ( http://ev12.evenue.ne t/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/EVExecMac ro?linkID=navy&evm=prmo&RSRC=& RDAT=&caller=PR – you may need to cut and paste the URL into your browser) classmates should use the promo code: 1982 in order to reserve tickets with the class. Enter the promo code AT THE BEGINNING of the purchase process.If you have any reunion questions please contact me at rbclyborne@gmail.com and put 35th Reunion in the subject line.Thanks for your patience and the committee and I look forward to seeing you in September,
        6. Will miss those of you attending Tailhook. If there is anything that can be done for you to make one of some of the events during 7-9 September 2017, please let me know.
        7. Thanks for your patience and the committee and I look forward to seeing you in September!

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