I hope everyone is in good health and avoiding Covid and its challenges, although I am aware of some facing other health challenges and our prayers are for you.
Two days ago (22 Jan 2021), we received word from West Point that they “regretfully were unable to host our upcoming Class Reunion this spring”.
In addition, they are unable to reschedule our reunion as this is the third set of reunions they could not host because of the pandemic.
They normally have about 15 classes returning each year - you can do the math.
As you may recall, Gary Hyde and his team had planned our 60th Reunion, scheduled at West Point.
West Point again cancelled all class reunions scheduled for the spring because of covid restrictions.
West Point has two reunion seasons a year, spring and fall, where they go all out in their support.
This spring was the third consecutive cancellation of a season, and rescheduling any of them on top of numerous upcoming reunions is not possible.
If we want a reunion, it has to be somewhere other than West Point.
Class Committee asked Gary to research possible sites for a rescheduled reunion.
The bottom line from Gary and his team was that Orlando, Florida offered the best site for a rescheduled time in the near term future – great weather (winter),
great accessibility by air or auto, great venues, and other attractions if you are so inclined. The dates are January 28 – 31, 2022.
Gary is the one person you want to negotiate any hotel and other facility deals as he gets more concessions than anyone can imagine.
Details on our 60th Reunion will follow when he sends out his infamous request for information and together with his team builds the best reunion possible.
We look forward to seeing you all this coming January 28-31!