Our 10th anniversary homecoming extravaganza is approaching, and I couldn’t be more excited. We are continuing to make the very early preparation for next falls events. I’ve got contact information for everyone, but much of it is horribly out of date. I’m going to attempt a group mailing in the new year to continue tracking everyone down. If any thing comes out of this entire party planning effort, I hope to at least have solid contact information for 100% of the graduating class.
Tim Williamson and I have just registered the domain name http://www.usmma2002.com. Facebook is a great tool, (I certainly spend way too much time there) but for a variety of reasons, some people don’t want to be involved in social networking sites. We’d like a central location for information posting, updates on the reunion plans, etc that doesn’t rely on facebook or any other sites like it, to have a one stop shop for information on our party arrangements, costs, hotel blocks, van schedules, paypal links, etc.
We’d like it to be a permanent home for our class where we can post updates on what we’ve been up too. Anyone who wants to help in this endeavor, please feel free to contact Tim and I, we’ll get you set up. If you have a personal website, small business (or large business) you would like to promote or share with your classmates, send an email with the address and we’ll add a link. Share life’s adventures with your classmates, or just reconnect. Tell us what you’re working on, send pictures and stories, birth announcements, engagements, deployments, power-ball jackpots, job openings, etc.
Tim is going to be leading the charge as the Financial Chair for next years class gift. I’m not supposed to be involved in that, but we’ll be working together very closely on a number of projects to hopefully motivate people to get involved. The economy is in the toilet, a lot of us have mortgages, new businesses, wives, kids, etc. but with all that’s been going on at the academy the Alumni Foundation needs our help more than ever. Despite any hardships that I may have had at Kings Point, I regret nothing, and I look back at my 4 1/3 years there fondly. I hope to pay back a little of what the Kings Point family has given me over the past 14 years, and I hope you’ll join me. Stay tuned for more information from Tim, and let’s makes history with our 10 year anniversary class gift.
Finally, I want to hear from all of you on what you’d like to see and do at homecoming, and most importantly we’d like to start getting head counts together. Please head over to https://usmma2002.com/vessel-registry/ and provide us with your latest contact information, as well as indicating how likely you are to attend, and if you’ll be bringing guests. I have some ideas, but I’d like to extend the offer to everyone to let me know what you’d like to do on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. We’ll see what we can come up with to make it an event that that will take 5 years to recover from. Homecoming is on Saturday Sept 29th, 2012 and it will be here before you know it.
Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season, and a happy and healthy new year for you and your families.