This letter was sent to all Classmates with email addresses on Feb 2023. If you did not receive it or you do not have email, follow the instructions in the letter below to register.
Gordo's Letter to the Class (2/1/23)
This letter will cover
all the information that you need to register for REUNION 65. Following the
Schedule, you will find paragraphs written by the class board member who has
accepted responsibility for that task/event. The board member has also accepted
responsibility for answering any questions or comments that you may have about
Thursday – 13
1200 – 2100 Check-in
at Westin Annapolis
1200 – 1800
Friday – 14 April
0800 – 1200 Check-in
Breakfast – On your
0800 – 1000
1000 – Memorial
Service USNA Chapel (Photo after Service)
1130 – Buffet Lunch
1330 – Supe’s
Briefing at Club
Following Supe –
Alumni Association (Jeff Webb) Briefing
1600 – Brigade
Company/Battalion Parties (Scheduled Individually)
Saturday – 15
Breakfast – On your
0800 – 1600 –
1000 – 1100
Terwilliger Hall Tour
Lunch – On your own
1530 – Lacrosse at
Stadium Navy vs. Lafayette
1900 – Class Dinner
(Open bar starting at 1800)
Sunday – 16 April
Brunch – King Hall-
From 0800-1100 they serve breakfast, from 1100-1300 they put out brunch.
Catholic - 0900; Protestant - 1100
Buses will provide
Since I have had that
responsibility for several events, I will address them herein and welcome your
(and Alumni Association CEO President’s briefing)
Supe’s Briefing will take place immediately after the Friday lunch at the
club. It will probably require changing of seats. We will be assisted by the
club personnel in deciding on the arrangement and making it happen. It will be
followed by Jeff Webb’s briefing. Jeff is the new Alumni Association President
and CEO. You will enjoy meeting him. You are welcome to attend even if you did
not pay for and attend the luncheon.
Brigade Parade will have a section of seats reserved for us. Since we will be
the only class having a reunion at that time it will not be a problem.
MATCH VS. LAFAYETTE
lacrosse match against Lafayette will require a $10 admission ticket. We are not
making that a part of the registration process so that you will not have to
decide in advance (and are able to change your mind later) regarding attendance.
Tickets may be purchased at the stadium just before entry. We are assured that
there will not be a shortage.
Terwilliger Hall tour is scheduled for Saturday morning. The chances are that
you have never seen Terwilliger Hall. It contains many, many awards won by Navy
teams and individual Navy Athletes including our “Class Legends” selected by
you. All classes’ Distinguished Graduates (including our five) are recognized
in a separate room.
folks may come any time between 0800 and 1300. From 0800-1100 they serve
breakfast, from 1100-1300 they put out brunch foods. Classmates may sit
with the mids or at their own table. Reservations cost $10 each but no tickets
will be issued. We will pay for the number of tix charged.
Any questions or
comments? I am always available.
Gordo – 703-437-0074
REUNION 65 registration, we will be using only on-line registration.
Registration cost is $65 per person. Please note that this covers
transportation, check-in, hospitality suite, etc. The last date for Registration with guaranteed
refund is 23
March 2023. The
last date for Registration with POSSIBLE refund (if we have the money) is 6
April 2023. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 6 APRIL.
on-line process is offered by the Alumni Association database/Information
Technology Office. This process includes a cash management system, which
provides the capability for all monies remitted for our reunion to be received,
processed, and deposited into the Class of 1958 Account at the USNA Alumni
There are two aspects
to this process. First you must have an account with USNA Alumni website (www.usna.com).
Second, you must register for the reunion on the USNA website.
Setting Up or
Retrieving an Account on the USNA Alumni Association Website
onto the USNA Alumni website (www.usna.com)
and click on the SIGN IN tab in the upper right-hand
corner. If you have an account but do not remember your password and have
the same email address as when the account was set up, click on Forgotten Password.
If you are not sure
whether you have an account or need to set up an account, click on the firstname.lastname@example.org link
at the bottom right hand corner of the page and they will be happy to check if
you have an account or help you set up an account. Do not attempt to set
up a second account by filling out the New User Form, it will not work. If
nothing works leave the website and send an email explaining your problem
directly to email@example.com
Using the USNA Alumni Website
onto the USNA Alumni website (usna.com).
If you have trouble
with the registration process, contact Fred at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone: 301 862 7826 ) If Fred cannot help you, contact our USNA
Alumni representative, Wendy Owen (Director, Alumni Class Programs at 410 295
Please contact Fred first
Once you have made
your selections, you will be asked to pay by credit card. You will get a
confirmation email once you have successfully registered.
will be our Headquarters and is located at 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD
21401. The Telephone is 410-972-4300 and the web site is www.marriott.com/bwiwa
We have reserved 100
rooms for Thursday, Friday & Saturday, April 13, 14 & 15. Single
& Double Room rate is $169/ night. Approximately 15 rooms remain.
State and local taxes of 13% additional. Rooms will held until Friday
March 17, 2023. Contact Marriott reservations at 1-888-627-8994 or use https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1651531010237&key=GRP&app=resvlink
If a classmate is
trying to make a reservation for earlier than April 13, 2023 or to stay after
April 16, 2023, the site would state no availability because it is outside of
the contracted dates. The Westin suggests they make the reservations for
the dates that have been contracted which are April 13 , April 14 and April 15
first and then send our rooms coordinator Sujin Lee a message of the early
arrival or later departure and she will check availability and extend the
reservation if there is availability. Sujin Lee can be reached at email@example.com
The parking is owned
by the City of Annapolis and management is by a third party for the Valet.
The current cost is
$34.00 for Valet and $25-$36.00 for self-parking and depends when the guest
checks in and checks out of the garage.
Contact: Mike Giglio @
As soon as possible
after you have checked into the hotel, go to the Class Check-In
Desk, where you will receive a Schedule of Events, a Bus Schedule, and any
tickets you have purchased. The Check-In Desk will be in the '58 Reunion
Hospitality Suite. It will be open Thursday 1200-2100 and Friday 0800-1200. For
further information, please send your email Linda Gamboa at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or text/call her at 703-608-2023.
Hospitality Suite for the Class of 1958’s REUNION 65 will be co-located with
the check-in suite in the Caucus Room at the Westin Annapolis hotel. The
Hospitality Suite will serve as a place where friends can meet before heading
out to an event. Information about the schedule of events for the reunion
-times, places, bus schedules, etc. will be posted. Listings of events in the
Annapolis area and maps of the area will also be available. We plan to have a
bulletin board to serve as a point where we can leave messages for other
attendees, and post info such as the latest COVID mask requirements in the yard
and in town. Light refreshments will be provided – Coffee, tea, soft drinks,
water, and snacks.
The Hospitality Suite
will be open and staffed by representatives of Annapolis Events on Day 1 –
1200 – 1800; Day 2 0800 – 1000; and Day 3 0800 – 1600. These hours are
aligned with the reunion schedule of events.
Should anyone like to
volunteer to augment the Annapolis Events staff please let Taylor and John know.
Looking forward to
seeing you there.
Memorial Service for the 65th Reunion of the USNA Class of 1958 will take place
commencing at 1000 on 14 April 2023 at the USNA Chapel. Bus service will be
provided from the Westin Hotel and programs will be available at the
Chapel. A group photo of attendees will be taken after the service.
Jack Adams can answer
any questions – 703-992-0773
will be provided for all registered attendees for all scheduled events. The bus
schedule will be available at sign-in. Rupe MacLean will work with Devon and the
bus company to ensure it works the way we hope it does. Rupe is at email@example.com
buffet lunch will be offered on Friday, April 14th at 1130, in the upper floor
(street level) of the Academy Club. Purchase of tickets ($40.00 per person) will
be required. When you register for the reunion, purchasing tickets for the lunch
will be one of your options. At Reunion Check-In, you will be given the number
of tickets you purchased as part of the registration process. For further
information please send an email to Linda Gamboa at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or text/call her at 703-608-2023, or Kay Powell at email@example.com,
or text/call her at 301-752-3431.
At this time about 1/2
of our 24 companies have developed plans for Company Parties. Those
companies who have not yet decided should check with their Company Reps soon and
make a decision. Bus service will be available for all reasonable venues.
As companies decide, let Marty Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
know. He will coordinate with Rupe Maclean to provide party bus service.
The banquet will be
held at the Westin on Saturday night, April 15 beginning with free drinks at
1800 followed by the sit-down dinner at 1900.. We will do our best to seat
companies at individual tables. The menu will include a small filet of beef and
crab cake, a Caesar salad and dessert. Wine will be included. Cost will be $95
per plate. Vegan and vegetarian alternatives will be available on request.
Questions to Bruce
Wilcox at BAW58@aol.com or 757-345-5878
I hope you have
found this letter straightforward and complete. Start thinking about REUNION
70…We hope to hold it in 2028. Try to make it.