36th AOM REUNION

WILLIAMSBURG, VA
OCTOBER 14-17, 2010


 

Early Bird
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Early Bird
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Early Bird
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Dinner
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Dinner
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Board/Business
Meeting
Picnic /Auction
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Picnic/Auction
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Picnic/Auction
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[Photos provided by John Loonam, Jodi Bentley, Don DeCrona & Phil DeChene]

 

The Association wishes to thank all who made contributions to the Mine Museums, General and Scholarship Fund.  Thanks to your continued generosity the Association awarded 19 $750 scholarships during 2010.

Thanks for attending the Yorktown 2010 Reunion held at the Lexington/George Washington Hotel in upper York County.

 Thanks to Toby Horn for arranging the free tour of the Mariners Museum in Newport News on Friday.

We had a record crowd for this area attending the various functions of the reunion.  We outgrew the planned dinner and picnic rooms as well as doubled the number of rooms booked. The Hospitality room needed expandable walls as the crowd kept increasing. Some attendees never made it through the wall of tale-tellers. We were never lacking in conversation with Adm. Hoffman and Cdr. Lorenzen explaining past experiences.

The hotel was happy with the attendance and demeanor of the membership. All in all, the Reunion Committee wishes to express our pleasure in hosting the event with such a positive gathering. The business meeting required extra seating as we reached the largest crowd we have ever seen. Clothing sales, auction, hospitality room, banquet and picnic were all well supported and we thank each and every one of you for your participation and financial support to the AOM. 

We are all shocked and saddened by the event that followed when we lost our new President Willie Wilson.

Ed Oyer, John Loonam, Eddie Atkins, Danny Epperly 2010 Reunion Committee

 

New President (Pro Tem): Gary Cleland
New Vice President (Pro Tem): Robert Hart
New Members on Board of Directors:MN1 Shane Stone, Robert Oltman
New Reunion Committee Chairman: Warren Savage
The President announced the Minemen of the year as follows:

Active Duty Sea ------ MN1 (SW) Brian A. Rey.
Active duty Shore --- MN1 (SW) James Longhtin.
Reserve --------------- MN1 (SW) Kenneth J. Lopez.
Bill O'Donovan, our guest speaker was presented with an AOM Challenge Coin.
Captain Charles B. Marks was made an Honorary Mineman
Bob Reid was declared eligible for the Clock Cockers Award
The 2011 Reunion will be held in San Diego and the 2012 reunion will be held in Panama City, FL

 

Please submit any corrections or additions to Derick S. Hartshorn