Reunion Update #7 (July 27, 2017)

Posted: 7/27/2017

Update #7
Things are starting to gel for the reunion weekend! Here’s an update on some things coming up
in the next few weeks:
1. Lodging – there are still plenty of rooms available with the hotels we have contracted
with for the weekend but the discounted room rates will expire shortly. Here’s the
information for each hotel:
a. Doubletree Annapolis (off Riva Rd out by Annapolis Mall)
i. Address: 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
ii. Room Block – 40 rooms for Thursday (07 Sep), Friday (08 Sep) and
Saturday (09 Sep)
iii. NEW: Room Rate – $294 per night; non-refundable one night + tax
deposit due at time of reservation 3-night stay required
iv. Phone Number: 410-224- 3150
v. Web
TDT-N82- 20170907/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
vi. Group Name: USNA C/O19 82 35TH REUNION – may not be
required in online registration
vii. Group Code: N82 – may not be required in online registration

b. Crowne Plaza Annapolis (behind Fuddruckers; across from Annapolis Mall)
i. Address: 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
ii. Room Block – 30 rooms for Thursday (07 Sep), Friday (08 Sep) and
Saturday (09 Sep)
iii. Room Rate – $119 Thurs night; $205 Fri/Sat night
iv. Room Rate available until 08 August 2017; after that regular
room rate will prevail
v. Phone Number: 410-266- 3131
vi. Web address: USNA Class of 1982
vii. 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.

c. Westin Annapolis (at corner of Taylor Ave. & West St. at traffic round-about)
i. Address: 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
ii. Room Block – 30 rooms for Thursday (07 Sep), Friday (08 Sep) and
Saturday (09 Sep)
iii. Room Rate – $245 per night; 2 night minimum; refundable one
night + tax deposit (refundable until 30 days prior to reservation date)
due at time of reservation.
iv. Note: Parking not included in room rate; self and valet parking
facilities $20-$26 per day.
v. Room Rate available until 08 August 2017 at 5:00 PM Annapolis time;
after that regular room rate will prevail
vi. Phone Number: 410-972- 4300
1. Web address: Cut and paste in your browser –

2. 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 and we will get you registered. The registration fee will go up
to $100 after 27 August. In addition, 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
a. We can’t guarantee a printed nametag or gift bag for late registrants
b. NOTE: If you decide to just show up on Saturday for the tailgater and you did
not register or pay 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.

3. Registration Fee(s) – Several people have managed to complete the registration process
without paying the registration fee. Whether it was a system glitch or an oversight,
every classmate that attends the reunion must pay the registration fee. If your
confirmation email does not show a registration fee of $82, you can go back to the
registration web page, select and pay the fee and add that item to the list of other
events that you are attending. If you don’t accomplish that before 27 August, we will
collect that fee at check-in.
a. I have also received inquiries about the number of registration fees that are
required. In my last update I indicated that only one registration fee is required
per classmate attending. If you are bringing family members, friends, etc. Only
one registration fee is required (despite what the drop down list shows). If you
paid more than one registration fee by mistake please send me an email and we
will get the fee refunded to you.
b. If your spouse is a classmate, and is planning to attend the reunion, they must
pay the registration fee as well. Select “2” from the drop down list when
registering. All classmates who register prior to 28 August will receive a gift bag
and a printed nametag for themselves and their guests.

4. Memorial Service – Many thanks to those of you who have offered to help John Vena
with the memorial service on Friday, 08 September. We appreciate the extra help!

5. Post-Parade Reception – Just a reminder that the Post-Parade reception on Friday
afternoon/evening is not a dinner and has a cash bar. The decision to have the cash bar
was made to keep costs down. Reception runs after the P-rade until 8:00 PM

6. Football Game Ticket – We are using the Class of ’53 Pavilion on the North side of the
stadium directly behind the lawn seats for the tailgater. There is no direct access from
outside the stadium to the Class of ’53 Pavilion.
a. Everyone attending the tailgater must have a ticket to the football game in
order to gain access to the tailgater venue. If you do not 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).
b. When purchasing tickets through NAAA’s website – 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.

7. Midshipman Attendance at Tailgater – A question about midshipman attendance at the
tailgater was put forward and has prompted us to adopt the following guidelines:
a. Midshipmen in uniform will be charged $25 to attend our tailgater and should
have some direct connection to the class, i.e., son, daughter, nephew, niece,
sponsor mid, etc. Note: If you are planning to invite your mid to the tailgater
please send me an email so that we can add their names to the attendance list.
b. Midshipmen will not be admitted to the tailgater until after the game has started
so as not to interfere or appear to interfere with any USNA directive regarding
attendance at the march over/on.
c. Midshipmen are in a duty status until after Navy Blue & Gold. Therefore, the
catering staff will be instructed to not serve alcohol to midshipmen until after
that time and only to those midshipmen with valid ID’s (21 and over).

8. My contact information:
410-703- 3138 (mobile)
410-975- 9077 (home)