40th Reunion – Update #12 – Final Gouge!

Posted: 10/24/2022

Update #12 – 40th Reunion – Final Gouge

From Rich Clyborne: Reunion Update 10/22/2022- Less than one week until the 40th begins! We have over 500 classmates registered and nearly 1,000 classmates, and guests combined! It’s going to be a BIG party! Registration and the 40th reunion schedule is at https://www.signupnow.events Still have a few updates to make on the website, but the “TBD” and some other time schedule updates listed below are current.
Please read all the following entries:

1.    Online registration will remain open through reunion weekend! – Registration fee will be $100 from this point forward; the Post Parade reception will also be $100, and the Tailgater Fee will be $250 (until Saturday of reunion weekend – see note below). There may not be geedunk bags available for late registrants as we had to give the vendor our numbers prior to the publishing of this update.
NOTE: If you decide to show up on Saturday for the tailgater and you did not register or pay prior to 29 October, you will be charged $350 for all tailgate admissions; children under 12 will remain at $40 per admission. Additionally, you must have a football game ticket to enter the tailgater. There will be no cash or check transactions at the reunion. All registrations and events must be paid for by credit card through the registration website. https://www.signupnow.events

2.    Reunion Check-In – check in is scheduled for the Historic Inns of Annapolis (HIOA) “Maryland Inn” site at 16 Church Circle in the Crown & Crab room located on the lower level near the bar of the Maryland Inn from 1200 – 1800 on Thursday and 0900 – 1800 on Friday (27/28 October).  We will also be conducting check-in on Saturday at the stadium (1300 – Halftime). Geedunk bags will be distributed at check-in at the Maryland Inn location only, and you can confirm which events you have registered for at the tables.

3.    Name Tags – All classmates and guests who completed online registration prior to 10/20/22 will receive nametags and lanyards at check-in. Classmate nametags will have your name and Lucky Bag photo; guests – name and class crest. If you registered after the 20th there will be blank nametags and a sharpie available at check-in.
a.    NOTE: Each nametag will also carry icons that represent the events that you paid for at registration. Besides your registration fee, the events that require payment are the Arrival Coffee, Yard Tours and golf outing on Thursday, the Post Parade Reception on Friday, and the Tailgater on Saturday.  Your nametag will constitute your admission pass to all those events except the ones on Thursday. Make sure you have your nametag with you throughout the weekend!
b.    Thursday events – a registration list will be present for the Arrival Coffee and Yard Tours. A reunion committee member will be present to check you in for those events only (reunion check-in will take place as stated above). Rick Stein who is coordinating the golf outing will check in the golfers at the USNA golf course on Thursday afternoon.

4.    Reunion Photographer – Jim Garman (’82) will be taking pictures during the reunion weekend. Look to him for taking company and small group photos at events. He will post pictures (details to follow) after the weekend.

5.    Hopper Hall Tours – look for more information in the coming week.

6.    Glenn Snyder’s Inurnment – will take place at the Columbarium (located along College Creek next to left of the footbridge that leads to Hospital Point) at 1400 on Thursday.  If you’re on the Yard, please come and support Glenn’s wife Betsy and her family. This is an outdoor facility with a small, covered area for the service.

7.    Memorial Service – Contrary to what you may have heard or remember from the 35th, the Memorial Service will take place in Memorial Hall from 1000 – 1100 on Friday 10/28.
a.    Memorial Hall is in Bancroft Hall (remember your yard gouge?) at the top of the steps leading up from the Rotunda. As of today, we have over 500 people signed up to attend the service but there will only be seating for 275. Standing room is available for those not able to find a seat.
b.    We need to start promptly at 1000; please be in Memorial Hall prior to 0950.
c.    There will be a section in the seating area roped off for spouses and loved ones of our fallen classmates.
d.    We will be followed by another reunion memorial service at 1100 so when our service has concluded please exit Memorial Hall and assemble on the step in front of Bancroft Hall as quickly as possible for a class picture taken by a drone operated by USNA personnel – arrangements courtesy of Jeff Voight! Even if you don’t attend the service you are invited to participate in the photo. Estimated snap time is between 1100 and 1115.
e.    Please watch https://www.youtube.com when you get a few minutes and some Kleenex. You can also search youtube with “USNA 1982 memorial service”. Thank you John Vena and Jeff Voight!

8.    Class Meeting – will take place immediately after the class picture following the Memorial Service in Rickover 102, 1130 – 1230.  Come hear about all of the great things that the class has been doing and plans to do!

9.    Superintendent’s Briefing – will take place from 1350 – 1500 on Friday in Mahan Hall – Capacity of 800 – First come, first served.

10.   Formal Parade – will take place at 1600 on Friday at Worden Field.  There will be a section for the class roped off in the bleachers – look for the Class of 1982 sign.

11.    Post-Parade Reception – The Post-Parade reception will be held at the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center in Beach Hall on Hospital Point (in part of the old hospital). This is a new event venue built by the U.S. Naval Institute.  Here’s a link with information about the conference center: The Jack C. Taylor Conference Center | USNI (jackctaylorconferencecenter.org. The reception takes place on Friday from 1700 – 2100.  REMINDER: This is not a dinner. There will be Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

12.    Parking – most of you know that parking on the Yard and in Annapolis can be a problem.  Even in 1982 it was a problem – now imagine 40 years of growth and security restrictions, Homecoming, a football weekend – I think you get the picture! Here’s the latest gouge:
a.    Yard Parking – Vehicle access and parking on the Yard is extremely limited especially on Homecoming Weekend. Only drivers with a valid DOD ID are permitted to drive and park on the Yard.  Gate 1 (by Halsey Field House) and Gate 8 (out by the baseball field) are the only gates that will be open for vehicle access.  Each occupant over the age of 18 must have a valid Real ID in order to gain access.  Reserved parking is clearly marked and strictly enforced.  Additionally, there is no parking on roads or sections of roads that have red curbs.
b.    Handicapped – If you have valid handicapped license plates or a dashboard or rear-view mirror hanger/placard you may drive and park on the Yard. You must enter through Gate 8 and the driver must have a valid Real ID compliant driver’s license.  All occupants over the age of 18 must have valid ID’s as well.
c.    Off-Yard Parking – Here is a link to the Annapolis Parking website: The Official Annapolis Parking Guide | City of Annapolis, Maryland (MD) Parking Guide.  The site provides locations, maps, and parking fee information for parking lots and paid on-street parking areas that are available.  NOTE: The Hillman Garage located off Main Street and used by many when visiting downtown is closed for renovations.
d.    Free Shuttle – Annapolis runs a free shuttle bus service from the parking lots around the city to downtown and other key destinations. You can find information including a route map and times of operation at the parking link above. Wheelchair lifts and bike racks are available on the buses.
e.    Stadium – Unless you have season tickets or a stadium parking pass you will not be able to park in the NMCMS lots. Many of the communities surrounding the stadium offer parking for a fee on a first come – first served basis.  Fees vary and are typically cash only.

13.    Tailgater – We are using the Class of ’53 Pavilion on the Northeast side of the stadium directly behind the lawn seats for the tailgater. Vice any other word you may have read or heard, everyone who is attending Saturday’s tailgater must enter through Gate J – located to the right of the words “Class Ring Northeast” (upper right-hand corner) on the attached diagram.
a.    Football Game Ticket – Everyone attending the tailgater must have a ticket to the football game to gain access to the tailgater venue. If you do not have a ticket already, NAAA has blocked out tickets for us – reserved seats in Section 25, Costs are $50.
b. When purchasing tickets through NAAA’s website Navy Sports | Online Ticket Office | Promotions (evenue.net) – 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.
b.    IMPORTANT: These will be E-tickets.  You will need to download them to your cell phone and show the QR code to the gate attendant for entry to the stadium. Please download football tickets before you enter the stadium, cell service is in demand. There is a one clear bag policy. Leave your midstore bags away from the stadium.

14.    Company/Team/Club Get-Togethers – check the class website for information on these gatherings. Some are scheduled for Thursday evening, Friday evening and Sunday. Email Rett Rasmussen at Rett@Rasmussen.biz if you want your gathering location, time, and contact gouge added to the class website.

15.    Saturday and Sunday Morning Events
a.    PLEASE NOTE: We will not be holding a Community Service event on Saturday morning
b.    Old Goat Run – Show up for an impromptu ’82 run (2, 3, or 4 miles) at Halsey at 0800 on Saturday, 10/29/2022. Issue Blue Rim T-shirts are mandatory. Jerry McEnerney has sent an email to all who signed up with instructions.  If you didn’t sign up at registration and want to show up and run, please contact Jerry at: jxmcenerney@gmail.com to let him know or for any questions.
c.    ’82 Bike Ride – Mark Converse is coordinating a bike ride on the rail trail that starts at the entrance to the Annapolis-BWI trail head on Sunday morning.  Mark can provide directions.  He has sent an email to those who signed up at registration.  If you didn’t sign up but want to participate, please contact him at: converse@cypressintl.com.  The ride will start at 0800.

16.    My contact information – if you have any questions or issues please reach out:
a.    rbclyborne@gmail.com
410-703-3138 (mobile)

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