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50th Reunion. “State of the Class”. Bob Glass. May 16, 2011. Agenda. President’s Remarks Treasurer’s Report Election of Class Officers Special Recognition Special Instructions Questions / Discussion. President’s Remarks. The Class of 1961 Today 478 Living Classmates with addresses

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50th reunion

50th Reunion

“State of the Class”

Bob Glass

May 16, 2011


Agenda

Agenda

President’s Remarks

Treasurer’s Report

Election of Class Officers

Special Recognition

Special Instructions

Questions / Discussion


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President’s Remarks

  • The Class of 1961 Today

    • 478 Living Classmates with addresses

    • (429 Graduates and 49 Non-Graduates)

    • 69 Widows of Classmates with addresses

    • (64 Graduates and 5 Non-Graduates)

    • 131 Classmates have joined the “Long Gray Line”

    • (104 Graduates, 6 Graduates from ’62, and

    • 21 Non-Graduates )


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President’s Remarks

  • 50th Reunion

    • 286 Classmates

    • 17 Widows

    • 368 Spouses, Children, Grandchildren, and Guests

    • From 41 States, Albania, Belgium, Italy and Afghanistan


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President’s Remarks

  • Past Five Years

    • AOG Board of Trustees and Council of Advisors

    • Gene Witherspoon

    • J. B. Taylor

    • Ed Jones

    • Army Sports Hall of Fame − Jon Aaronsohn

    • Class Gifts

    • Reconciliation Plaza

    • Center for Oral History


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President’s Remarks

  • Past Five Years

  • (Continued)

  • Mini-Reunions

  • Danube River Cruise

  • Israel Trips (3)

  • Seine River Cruise

  • Kopcsak’s Pig Roast (5)

  • Golf Outings: Albuquerque, Breckenridge, Boyne, Orlando (2)

  • Golf & Football: Niceville and New Orleans

  • Company Mini-Reunions: E-1, H-1, K-1, A-2 (2), H-2 (3), I-2 (3), K-2, and others ?


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President’s Remarks

  • Past Five Years

  • (Continued)

  • Communications

  • Assembly – Marty Ganderson

  • Class Web Site – Sam Weiss

  • E-Mail – Ed Brown

  • Principal means of communication

  • Need everyone to register their address with the AOG

  • Memorial Article Program

  • Directed by Bruce Holmberg until April 2008

  • 49 articles published – 23 since 40th Reunion, none since Fall - Winter 2009


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President’s Remarks

  • Past Five Years

  • (Continued)

  • 50th Anniversary Yearbook

  • Bob Hardiman ran the show with nearly 40 Classmates and wives (especially Sam Weiss, Priscilla Hardiman, and Bobbi Weiss)

  • They met all publications deadlines, compressed into 12 months

  • 500 copies were ordered

  • A great project, superbly executed


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President’s Remarks

  • Past Five Years

  • (Continued)

  • DVD

  • Brainchild of John Solomon with tech support from Terry Ryan (’65) from the West Point Alumni Glee Club

  • Great compendium of music, photos, and remembrances

  • Select for viewing and listening from each of approximately 25 sections

  • Additional copies for family and friends available at www.wpalumnigleeclub.org


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President’s Remarks

50-Year Affiliation Program (1961-2011)

  • R-Day Open House – June 2007

  • March Back – August 2007

  • Acceptance Day Parades – August 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

  • Class Crest Unveiling – April 2008

  • Yearling Flag Ceremony – July 2008

  • Cow Affirmation Ceremony – August 2009

  • PME 2 – AY 2009 - 2010

  • Ring Melt – March 2010

  • Ring Weekend – August 2010

  • Branch Night – November 2010

  • Class Officers Dinner – March 2011

  • Battle Command Conference – April 2011

  • Graduation – May 2011

  • TOTAL COST – $35,000


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President’s Remarks

  • Next Five Years

  • Nominees for At-Large position on the AOG Board of Trustees or Council of Advisors?

  • Nominees for Army Sports Hall of Fame?

  • Maintenance of Reconciliation Plaza

  • Mini-Reunions

  • Russian River Cruise – 2012

  • Continue company mini-reunions

  • Continue Class golf mini-reunions

  • Consider Class sponsored cruise ?


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President’s Remarks

  • Next Five Years

  • Communications

  • West Point Magazine

  • Class Notes on-line

  • Class web site

  • E-Mail

  • Memorial Article Program

  • Need to identify program director

  • Establish and work with Cadet Company POCs

  • Publish articles in TAPS and/or class web site

  • Task does not get easier with time


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President’s Remarks

  • Next Five Years

  • (Continued)

  • Continuity of Operations

  • Class Committee issue

  • President – Vice-President

  • Issue with Treasurer, Secretary, Scribe, and Web Master

  • 55thReunion

  • May 2016


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Treasurer’s Report

  • Gift Fund (as of 10 May)

  • Maintain Reconciliation Plaza

  • Balance – $829,394 ($250,000 paid to Center for Oral History in May 09; at least $750,000 of balance to be transferred to Center for Oral History; remainder to be used to maintain Reconciliation Plaza in future years)

  • Admin Fund (as of 10 May)

  • Support class operations, particularly donations in memory of deceased classmates

  • Balance – $257,763 (50th Reunion invoices to be paid from balance)

  • Dues

  • Support class operations, particularly donations in memory of deceased classmates

  • Requested $20 in Feb 96 and Jan 01; none since

  • Future ?


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Election of Class Officers

Pete Gleichenhaus


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Election of Class Officers

Nominating Committee

Pete Gleichenhaus

Jim Connolly

Tom Cuthbert

Don Lionetti

John MacLean


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Class Nominations

PresidentBob Glass

Vice PresidentBruce Shroyer

TreasurerDick Buckner

SecretaryEd Brown

Ex-OfficioLucy Paone

(Member of Class Committee)


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Special Recognition

  • 50th Reunion Gift Committee

  • Chairmen

    • Pat Carroll and Frank Gibson

    • Committee Members

    • A-1 – Mick MausA-2 – Paul DeVries

    • B-1 – Rusty DyerB-2 – Phil Mallory

    • C-1 – Hamp HodgesC-2 – Jim Connolly

    • D-1 – Al LubkeD-2 – Bud Fritz

    • E-1 – Larry ButterworthE-2 – Bob Cairns

    • F-1 – Bud Coddington / Frank RauchF-2 – Pat Hillier

    • G-1 – Bill MackieG-2 – Ham Evans

    • H-1 – Todd CountsH-2 – Bren Battle

    • I-1 – Mac GreeleyI-2 – Jim Oaks

    • K-1 – Dan BarneyK-2 – Gene Witherspoon

    • L-1 – George HriczL-2 – Jim Lynch

    • M-1 – Gary HydeM-2 – Jerry White


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Special Recognition

  • 50th Anniversary Yearbook

  • Editors

    • Bob Hardiman and Sam Weiss

    • Company CQs

    • A-1 – Mick MausA-2 – Jim Blesse

    • B-1 – Bill GriffithsB-2 – Fred Pryor

    • C-1 – Hamp HodgesC-2 – Jim Connolly

    • D-1 – Al LubkeD-2 – Bud Fritz

    • E-1 – Larry ButterworthE-2 – Dave Brooks

    • F-1 – Joe MaioF-2 – Pat Hillier

    • G-1 – Pete Boylan / Bill MackieG-2 – Ham Evans

    • H-1 – Todd CountsH-2 – Bren Battle

    • I-1 – Mac GreeleyI-2 – Jim Oaks

    • K-1 – Dan BarneyK-2 – Gene Witherspoon

    • L-1 – Dave MillerL-2 – Jack Campbell

    • M-1 – Gary HydeM-2 – Bill Tobin


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Special Recognition

  • 50th Reunion Committee

    • Bob and Dawn GlassPat and Jan Hillier

    • Ed and Rina BrownDenise Legge

    • Dick and Trish BucknerBill and Okja Mackie

    • Todd and Millie CountsBruce and Pat Shroyer

    • Scott DillardJohn and Mary Jane Solomon

    • John and Teri GrisoniAl Vanderbush

    • Bob and Priscilla HardimanSam Weiss

    • Bob HamiltonJack Zimmerman


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Special Instructions

  • Keep your pocket schedule handy

  • Be on time for the buses – when departing from the Westchester Marriott and West Point

  • Company Photos will be taken during Monday’s buffet dinner

  • Tuesday Lunch: Use North Area entrance to the Mess Hall

  • There are no company tables planned for Tuesday's dinner – we expect everyone to mingle with classmates

  • Contact any committee member if you have questions


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Company Photo Schedule


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Questions / Discussion


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