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September 24, 2013 

Dear Shipmates,


In order to make this the best planned, best attended AOM reunion ever, there are a few last-minute details to cover. Hope to see y'all there!




-- The hotel conference room is ours for the weekend (early bird/BOD and  Membership meeting).  I have BOD meeting scheduled for 1000 Saturday  morning and the membership meeting at 1400.  


-- Toby is negotiating with the Navy for a bus to transport us from the hotel to the O-Club with pickup Sunday at 1745.  If not available, we can use the hotel shuttle.   

-- President Cleland has appointed Toby to MC the dinner meeting on Saturday evening.  UNODIR by your suggestions, a social with cash bar will begin 1800, call for seating at 1900 followed by welcome/ introductions/ pledge/ dinner prayer, dinner served at 1915.


-- After dinner (approx. 2000), will start with TAPS/Bell Ceremony (Derick), MNs of Year (Gary), Committee Reports (various), recognition of oldest and farthest traveling members, and then I will give "Honor Thyself" dissertation.  Head table now will seat Gary & wife, Derick and Tracey. 


-- Gary, will line up the members who will give committee reports (or can provide info to me for delivery)?  Also, Derick will be bringing a freshly polished bell for the bell ceremony. 


-- Toby will also have reunion info brochures for handout at front desk and Early Bird (start 1500 Friday), also charts of NAS Whidbey for members driving personal/rental cars to dinner/picnic events.  


-- Please advise of any changes so I can edit brochure before printing. Also, any security list info requirements to board the base must be in Toby's hands by October 3rd.


-- Toby has arranged for an additional Saturday morning event for the ladies.  There will be a "Deception Pass Bridge Bungee Jumping Contest" for the ladies starting at 1030.  Every contestant is guaranteed a prize." There will be a booth sponsored by All State offering one-day insurance policies. Don't forget to sign the release forms at the booth on the bridge.


-- So that the men won't feel left out, there will a swimming competition from the ferry dock at Clinton to the other side at Mulkilteo and back. Attractive prizes will be awarded to all survivors.


      Toby  can  be  reached  at




An updated eatery list is available. There will be a special prize to the individual/couple who can show evidence that they patronized all of the 130 establishments listed here 










Here's the weather forecast for the first couple of days. To find out how to plan for summer-wear or foul weather jackets, CLICK HERE for the extended forecast.

(Thanks to Eddie Adkins for the info)