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Reunion Update #9

Posted: 8/26/2022

40th Reunion – Update #9 – Registration Gouge

Message From Your Reunion Coordinator           

Greetings ’82!  I know it’s been a frustrating wait for information regarding the reunion and for that the committee and I want you to know that we understand and have been working tirelessly behind the scenes trying to finalize events, venues, pricing, etc.  This time around it hasn’t been easy.  A lot has changed in Annapolis since our 35th and COVID did not help.  Lodging, catering, venue rentals, etc., have become more complicated and very expensive and the committee and I have attempted to simplify the process and keep your costs down as much as possible.  Using past reunion attendance numbers and factoring in Alumni Association data we tried to develop an SOE that included the traditional reunion events and maximized the time you have with friends, roommates, teammates, etc.  In any case we are ready to send out the link to the online registration site.  You’ll find it below but before you click on that link there are a couple things that you should know:

  1. Schedule of Events – we will have most of our traditional events for the reunion with one big exception. We will not have a Crab Feast this time around.  Venues for an event such as this are hard to come by and Mike’s on South River is no longer doing large group reservations.  Thursday evening will be an open time slot for companies, sports teams, ECA’s and other groups to gather and share sea stories.  Please check with classmates in your companies, teams and ECA’s to see if anything is planned.  Friday evening’s schedule will be a repeat of Thursday.

We added a few new events to accommodate early arrivals and late leavers.  Thursday morning, we will have an Arrival Coffee at the Naval Academy Club (the old O-Club) and an opportunity to take a tour of the Yard – a lot has changed since 26 May 1982 and if you haven’t been back for a while, you might enjoy seeing all the new or renovated buildings and structures.  We will also have an opportunity to tour the new cyber defense building – Hopper Hall – on Thursday afternoon as well.  On Saturday morning we will do our requisite/mandatory/optional 5-yr PRT running/walking event (known better as the Old Goat Run) and Sunday morning we will be holding a class bike ride on the B&A Trail the entrance to which is located just up the road from the Severn River bridge.  We are also attempting to set up a community service project with the Midshipman Action Group on Saturday morning.  You’ll find more details at the class website and on the registration site.  If you plan on participating in any of these events, make sure you roger-up for them when you register – it will help us with numbers.

On a more somber note, we have added the inurnment of our classmate Glenn Snyder to the SOE.  This ceremony will take place from 2:00 – 3:00 PM on Thursday at the Columbarium adjacent to the Naval Academy Cemetery on Hospital Point. Please consider paying your respects and supporting Glenn’s family by attending if you are in the area.

  1. Spouses and loved ones of our deceased classmates: Please email me ( or call me (410-703-3138) if you would like to attend the reunion.  We will have a special registration process in place to assist you.
  1. Registration: Several items before you head out to the website:
  1. We are using a vendor approved by the Alumni Association called SignUpNow. SignUpNow is owned by Evan Barnet USNA ’91.  They have done all of the reunions over the past two years and from what we can tell they will do a great job for us.
  2. You will have to create an account when you register. This will allow you to return to the site to make changes (if needed) to the events that you want to attend or add guests after you register.  You will also be able to see “Shout Outs” from fellow classmates, attendee numbers by company and we will also place updates or changes to events on the site along with the class website.  There is a lot of good information on the site including a FAQ section.  If you have any problems with registering, please let me know.
  3. Only classmates will be charged the registration fee of $82. Adding guests will not increase your registration fee even after you register.  For those of you who have family members attending USNA or if you are a sponsor and want your sponsored midshipmen to attend the tailgater – you can add them as guests when you register.  These midshipmen will need to follow all USNA regulations while attending the tailgater.
  4. Some events do not have a fee associated with them – Old Goat Run, Bike Ride, Memorial Service, Hopper Hall tour, etc. We encourage you to register for these events to give us a better idea of the number of people planning on attending.
  5. Early online registration will end on 13 October (two weeks out from the reunion). After the 13th the registration fee will go up to $100, the Post-Parade Reception fee will go up to $100 per person and the Tailgater fee will go up to $200 per person.  PLEASE NOTE: If you show up at the tailgater on Saturday and you did not register through the registration website prior to that date (10/29) the fee to enter the tailgater will be $350 per person and does not include the football game ticket fee.  You must have a football game ticket to attend the tailgater – no exceptions.
  6. Deadline for registering for having printed nametags is 01 October. If you have not registered before then you most likely will not receive a nametag in your geedunk bag at registration.
  7. Golf Registration: We only have 16 spots available at the USNA Golf Course on Thursday afternoon. We will be sharing the course with the Class of 1972.  There will be a waiting list created in case our 16 slots increase.
  1. Reunion Check-In: Reunion check-in will take place at the Historic Inns of Annapolis at 16 Church Circle in Annapolis. We will be using the Crown & Crab Room.  Check-In hours will be – Thursday 1200 – 1800; Friday 0900 – 1800; Saturday 1300 – Halftime.  We will put out parking information for HIA if any will be available.

For those who will go to the Naval Academy Club (NAC) between 0800 – 1200 on Thursday, 27 October for coffee and/or tours, please check in at NAC for those two specific events with ’82 reunion staff. After 1200, check in for the 40th reunion at the Crown & Crab room at 16 Church Circle.

  1. REMINDER: You will need a ticket to the football game to attend the tailgater (no exceptions). Tickets can be purchased at Navy Sports | Online Ticket Office | Promotions (  Use the Promo Code of 1982.
  1. Here’s the registration website link: Class of 1982 40th Reunion Registration

That’s it for now.  Please keep watch on your email inbox for updates from Rett Rasmussen our Reunion Communications Director.  If you have any questions about any reunion related item, please shoot me an email or give me a call.  The committee and I are excited about seeing everyone in October and we are continuing to work to make your experience a memorable one.  Thanks for your patience!

Rich Clyborne


Reunion Update #8

Posted: 8/19/2022

40th Reunion – Update #8

From Goat One Jane Conley:

  • Getting really close to registration link release, hold on for just a bit longer. The link will be released via this email distribution and the website, Follows are a few pending taskers if applicable prior to signing up for the 40th reunion events:
  1. Make sure you have your football tickets if you are planning to go to the tailgater in the ’53 pavilion. Access, click on the “tickets” tab, select “enter ticket promo codes”, then type 1982 in the text bar. The tickets are digital. If you haven’t used the process, there are videos and FAQs on explain processes for different transactions. To purchase seats and not standing room only in the two hill sections, please call Mac Loud at (410) 293-8743. “Hill 2” is the section closest to our tailgater.
  2. Order Class merchandise, the site to preorder clothing articles to wear to the reunion and other places is at The ball cap shown in this link is not the ball cap that will be in the registration gedunk bag. Order NLT 28 August to ensure items arrive to your homes prior to departing for the 40th!
  • Mark needs content! Send your scoop to Mark shields75@yahoo.comfor the Shipmate! Only need a picture and/or a paragraph. Know there have been numerous classmate meetings this summer!
  • Save the date for the first home football game of the ’22 season, Navy vs Delaware, 12pm, 3 Sep 2022.

Looking Good ’82.  Can’t wait to be back together!



Reunion Update #7

Posted: 8/16/2022

40th Reunion – Update #7

Tomorrow, 8/16/2022, we are having a 40th Reunion Committee Zoom call. We are expecting to finalize the link for Registration.
Reminder – the deadline to order the optional Class merchandise is August 28 in order to receive their gear before the reunion. The link is:

Reunion Update #6

Posted: 8/3/2022

40th Reunion – Update #6
Yes, the Reunion Registration Website did not go live on August 1 as we anticipated. With a couple of costs left to nail down, and some behind the scenes preparations being worked on, the new target date is August 15. Thank you for you patience.

Schedule of Events Changes:
to Thursday, at 1400 – Inurement with full military honors at the USNA Columbarium for Glenn Snyder (21), who passed away on July 21, 2022.

Removed from Thursday – Crab Feast. We were unable to secure a location which had enough crabs, at a semi-reasonable price, who could accommodate about 165 people. We encourage gatherings at the company, club, and team levels.

Reunion Update #5

Posted: 6/23/2022

40th Reunion – Update #5
We are about 125 days and a wakeup before our 40th Reunion on October 27-30, 2022.

A site for ordering clothing articles to wear to the reunion and other places is at Orders placed by June 26 (this Sunday) will be shipped the week of August 8, 2022. We don’t know the timing for delivery of later orders, but check it out today and get your orders in.

2) THURSDAY EVENTS (tip o’ the cap to Donna Sengelaub and Dave Burnes for their organizational efforts for these events). Please schedule these into your Annapolis arrival plans – the more the merrier!

a) COFFEE AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: Kickstart the reunion by joining your classmates for Coffee and Continental Breakfast at the Naval Academy Club on Thursday 27 October from 0800 – 1100.

For those who don’t remember their Plebe Summer Yard Gouge, the Naval Academy Club is located across from Leahy Hall (Admissions Office) and the Tripoli Monument.  If in doubt, you can always dust off and consult your Reef Points.

The cost for the Coffee and Continental Breakfast is $25 per person and the menu includes: breakfast pastries, muffins or croissants, preserves, whipped butter seasonal fresh fruit, orange, apple and cranberry juices, coffee, decaf coffee, herbal tea, and water.

b) YARD WALKING TOUR: For an additional $15, there will also be a 1.5 hour guided tour of the Yard will start at the Armel-Leftwich Visitor’s Center (Field House) beginning at 10:30 which will end at T-Court just in time to view noon meal formation and Thursday inspection.

Tours of Hopper Hall, the new Cyber-Warfare Center, are currently being coordinated.  More details to follow as updated information becomes available.

A lot has changed at USNA since 26 May 1982 (Hopper Hall – new Cyber Warfare Center; Alumni Hall added; all academic buildings have been completely renovated – Sampson, Maury, Rickover, NIMITZ Library, Chauvenet, Michelson, upgrades to Memorial Hall; Uriah P. Levy-Jewish Center; completely different midshipmen room arrangement; new roof on the Chapel; air conditioning in Bancroft Hall; reflection pool is gone; Wesley Brown Field House; Twilliger Hall; renovated Sailing Center; Soccer Stadium; updated Bishop Baseball Field; Renovated Dry Dock, etc, etc).    A running list of changes on the Yard since 26 May 1982 will be provided to you at check-in in your reunion packet so you can also tour the Yard at your leisure during the reunion weekend.

3) REGISTRATION: Registration for these and all other Class Reunion events will go live online on August 1, 2022. You will need to register separately for the Coffee/Continental Breakfast and/or the Guided Tour of the Yard. Basic registration will be $82 per classmate, and includes a bag of gedunk/SWAG.

A) LodgingAll of the ’82 hotel room blocks have been expanded and then sold out. You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements. Our reunion is on Homecoming weekend. Annapolis will be busy, so please make your arrangements soon.

B) Old Goat Run – Jeremiah McEnerney is coordinating the perimeter run for Saturday morning at 0800. Start dropping those pounds and limbering up so you can “follow the man in the red Corvette!”

C) Tailgater – We will be having the Tailgater inside the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in the Class of ’53 Pavilion, just as we did for our 35th Having the tailgater inside the stadium will require everyone attending to buy a football game ticket; no exceptions. All classmates must have a football tix and a tailgater band to enter.

For discounted football tickets to the Reunion game, Saturday, 29 October 2022, go to, click on the “tickets” tab, select “enter ticket promo codes”, then type in 1982 in the text bar. The tickets are digital. If you haven’t used the process, there are videos and FAQs on that explain process for different transactions. ”Hill 2” tickets will be closest to our tailgater.
Call Mac Loud at (410) 293-8743 for HILL 1 and 2 Seats, but if you only plan to party with no sitting, purchase SROS on Hill 1 and 2 with link.

D) Bike Ride – Mark “Stick” Converse is coordinating a ride on Sunday morning, open to all riders, kinds of bikes, and abilities. 0730 departure from the Route 2 Trailhead on the Annapolis-BWI Trail. For those coming from out of town, Big Wheel Bikes has multiple locations in the DC area with multiple bike types available to reserve for rental. Contact Stick for more info:

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