When we began our reunion plans, we were roughly a year out. Guess what??? IT IS MARCH. OCTOBER IS COMING AND WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT!! Those who are working on special projects related to the reunion are patiently waiting for your “inputs”!!! We put deadlines in our mailings but that doesn’t mean you have to procrastinate until the deadline date!!….as the website says, “We know who you are”!!!
Check out the website's "Just For Fun" page at
http://maritimereunion64.weebly.com/just-for-fun.html. See what Mary O’Neill is doing to all of us. She would love to have more stories to add to her “column”. There are lots of memories already there. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joy Kisling is patiently waiting for bios for the journal she is preparing for the evening. She currently has only about 15. Send something about what you have been doing for the last 50 years and who you have been hanging out with! Also include your updated contact information. email@example.com.
Steve Richter has generously agreed to work with the pictures classmates are sending to put a slide/video presentation together. The response is slow. He would like a recent picture of you as well as any old pictures/videos you can dig up relating to our 4 years at the Fort, especially those with classmates in them. It takes time to get slides on a disc (ours took 3 weeks) so do it sooner than later. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quite a few of you have made your reservations at the Renaissance Hotel. As we stated before, you can cancel so why not do it and get it off your list. There is another Schuyler reunion that night so let’s beat them to the rooms!
Jose Femenia has been managing the information on the Endowment Fund and says we have passed the one-third mile stone toward reaching our goal of $25,000. We would like to report that we have reached our goal way before we meet in October. Compared to what you paid in the early 60’s it is very expensive to attend Maritime today. When you attended, there were no tuition or room and board charges for making the cruises. Today the cadets have to pay to clean heads, chip pain and clean bilges.
For 2014, the costs for three cruises costs are $22,810 for instate cadets and $29,984 for out of state cadets. If we want to help young men and women have the experience of going to sea on the TSES, you need to help them defray the added costs of the cruises. The Class of 1964 Cruise Scholarship Endowment Fund is a great way for you to support this form of education. If we all donated at least $250 to the fund, we would easily surpass our goal. Check the website for all information.
Lastly, Rick Kisling loves to go to the bank and deposit money. He awaits your dinner checks for your reservation for the banquet. Again, you can cancel up to the deadline so why not get that off your list too. “Schuyler Class of 64 Reunion”, $150/1, $300/2 mailed to 9 Colonial Drive, Bethel, CT 06801.
We are all looking forward to seeing so many old friends in October. Still looking for William Boyle, John Wilson, Ken Coleman, David Ward and Charles Holland.
Your Reunion Crew,
Ed Ryznar, Rick Kisling, Jose Femenia and Jack O’Neill
with assistance from Mary O’Neill, Steve Richter and Joy Kisling