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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

“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


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 )


President’s Remarks

  • 50th Reunion

    • 286 Classmates

    • 17 Widows

    • 368 Spouses, Children, Grandchildren, and Guests

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


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


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 ?


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


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


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


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


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 ?


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


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


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 ?


Election of Class Officers

Pete Gleichenhaus


Election of Class Officers

Nominating Committee

Pete Gleichenhaus

Jim Connolly

Tom Cuthbert

Don Lionetti

John MacLean


Class Nominations

President Bob Glass

Vice President Bruce Shroyer

Treasurer Dick Buckner

Secretary Ed Brown

Ex-Officio Lucy Paone

(Member of Class Committee)


Special Recognition

  • 50th Reunion Gift Committee

  • Chairmen

    • Pat Carroll and Frank Gibson

    • Committee Members

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

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

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

    • D-1 – Al Lubke D-2 – Bud Fritz

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

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

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

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

    • I-1 – Mac Greeley I-2 – Jim Oaks

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

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

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


Special Recognition

  • 50th Anniversary Yearbook

  • Editors

    • Bob Hardiman and Sam Weiss

    • Company CQs

    • A-1 – Mick Maus A-2 – Jim Blesse

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

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

    • D-1 – Al Lubke D-2 – Bud Fritz

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

    • F-1 – Joe Maio F-2 – Pat Hillier

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

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

    • I-1 – Mac Greeley I-2 – Jim Oaks

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

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

    • M-1 – Gary Hyde M-2 – Bill Tobin


Special Recognition

  • 50th Reunion Committee

    • Bob and Dawn Glass Pat and Jan Hillier

    • Ed and Rina Brown Denise Legge

    • Dick and Trish Buckner Bill and Okja Mackie

    • Todd and Millie Counts Bruce and Pat Shroyer

    • Scott Dillard John and Mary Jane Solomon

    • John and Teri Grisoni Al Vanderbush

    • Bob and Priscilla Hardiman Sam Weiss

    • Bob Hamilton Jack Zimmerman


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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