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– Honor our Fallen Fundraising

Posted: 12/15/2022

Hopefully you have seen the many emails and postings about the Class of 89 fundraising to honor our Line of Duty Losses. Click here for more details and to donate.

Matching gift challenge: A small group of our classmates have agreed to contribute up to an additional $25K if these monies are matched by class of 1989 members who – as of the Army game – give to the Honor our Fallen fund. This matching gift challenge ends Christmas Eve, so please consider contributing or adding to your current contribution.

Multiyear Pledge Option.

You can stretch your donation over five years and give $89.00 per year, $1989.00, or any amount that fits your budget.

Download this form if you are doing a multiyear pledge. If you use this method, please e-mail Brian Caldwell to let him know.

If you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brian Caldwell. Brian is our class point person for the special project.

Posted by Ingar Grev on behalf of Brian Caldwell 12/14/22


– Yard Gouge Spring 2022

Posted: 3/13/2022

Hello everyone, and welcome to spring 2022! Please find below a short summary of the December 2021 USNA Council of Class Presidents (COCP) meeting:

COCP Chairman Steve Comiskey, Class of 1969

  • COCP is a key partner with the Alumni Association/Foundation and the Athletic Association
  • COCP is an important conduit for information sharing across the classes, and to ensure that all Alumni feel welcomed

Alumni Association and Foundation briefings

  • Investment percentage made by the recent $541 million fundraising campaign included 35% to Academics, 21% to Athletics, 17% to unrestricted giving, and 9% to Leadership and Ethics; 85 percent of fundraising goes directly to the need (15 percent staff goes to staff overhead, communications and other fixed costs). Click here for more details
  • Every gift received can be tied to the 2020 USNA and Alumni Association Strategic Plans
  • Alumni Association Board and leadership positions have grown more diverse and younger; the Class of 1992 is the median class for all living Alumni
  • USNA has 59,000 living graduates and 85,000 living Alumni
  • Shared Interest Groups are part of Alumni outreach
  • Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) is going well and is in-person again.
  • New Alumni Center: construction began Oct 2021 with substantial completion expected in March 2023. The new building can accommodate up to 1100 persons for events like reunions. Click here to see live images of the construction progress

COCP participants toured Hopper Hall and the Terwilliger Center

Brief by Superintendant VADM Sean Buck, Class of 1983, at Terwilliger Center

** Please note that comments pertaining to the Physics cheating scandal, DoD Naming Commission, Critical Race Theory, Tecumseh et al have been sent to the class over e-mail.

  • Activities have largely returned to normal
  • Commandant has been charged with growing the Professionalism, Accountability and Esprit de Corps of the Brigade (items most affected by COVID constraints)
  • International programs remain a priority
  • Emphasis on standards of conduct
  • Diversity and inclusion: “We can be diverse, but if we aren’t inclusive, we fail”
  • New majors: Foreign Area Studies (2021) and Data Science (2022)
  • Chapel Dome project is complete
  • Rising sea level: plan to mitigate flooding is in progress

Athletic Department

  • Class of 1965-sponsored Legends of Sports exhibit is on display at the Terwilliger Center
  • Upcoming projects include NMCMS Gardens, Men and Women’s Lacrosse Facility, and the Naval Academy Golf Course (additional 18 holes under consideration)

US Naval Institute

  • USNI has been on the Yard since 1873
  • Still publishing books and reaching a younger audience through live streaming and various forms of media
  • An excellent venue to consider for Class events and reunions

The next Council of Class Presidents meeting will be held at the end of April 2022 in Annapolis. I’ll post the next update soon afterwards!

Now’s the Time, 89!

Fondly, Denise

’89 Class President

Posted by Ingar Grev on behalf of Denise Willert on 3/12/22


– Beat Army 2021 Tailgater!

Posted: 12/2/2021

Click here to get all the gouge and register.A few reminders:

Registration is not required – just really helpful! Registration helps us plan – especially given the size of our typical Beat Army tailgaters, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers. If there’s a chance that you’ll come, though, please register ASAP so that we can plan accordingly – just select “pay at the door” so that you can hedge your bets. We start buying food and supplies on Saturday, December 4.

Want to Volunteer? We could always use volunteers for food / menu planning / selection, heavy lifting (set up and shut down), etc., but – again – what’s most important is that you come. Just let me (Ingar) know!

Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us! We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, sparkling/regular water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Thursday night so that we can start buying food on Friday!

Beat Army!

Ingar

Posted by Ingar Grev on 12/2/21


– Beat ECU 2021 Tailgater!

Posted: 11/16/2021

Click here to get all the gouge and register.A few reminders:

You Don’t Need Tickets to Tailgate: we have a TV this season, so just come out and hang out with your classmates! Stay outside with the food and drink if you are unable to find tickets for the game. Weather permitting, we’ll be showing the game!

Want to Volunteer? We could always use volunteers for food / menu planning / selection, heavy lifting (set up and shut down), etc., but – again – what’s most important is that you come. Just let me (Ingar) know!

Registration is not required – just really helpful! Registration helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers. If there’s a chance that you’ll come, though, please register so that we can plan accordingly.

Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us! We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, sparkling/regular water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Thursday night so that we can start buying food on Friday!

Beat ECU!

Ingar

Posted by Ingar Grev on 11/15/21


– Beat #2 Cincinnati 2021 Tailgater!

Posted: 10/20/2021

Click here to get all the gouge and register.A few reminders:

You Don’t Need Tickets to Tailgate: we have a TV this season, so just come out and hang out with your classmates! Stay outside with the food and drink if you are unable to find tickets for the game. Weather permitting, we’ll be showing the game!

Want to Volunteer? We could always use volunteers for food / menu planning / selection, heavy lifting (set up and shut down), etc., but – again – what’s most important is that you come. Just let me (Ingar) know!

Registration is not required – just really helpful! Registration helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers. If there’s a chance that you’ll come, though, please register so that we can plan accordingly.

Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us! We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, sparkling/regular water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Thursday night so that we can start buying food on Friday!

Beat #2 Cincinnati!

Ingar

Posted by Ingar Grev on 10/19/21


– Beat SMU 2021 Tailgater!

Posted: 10/4/2021

Click here to get all the gouge and register.A few reminders:

You Don’t Need Tickets to Tailgate: we have a TV this season, so just come out and hang out with your classmates! Stay outside with the food and drink if you are unable to find tickets for the game. Weather permitting, we’ll be showing the game!

Want to Volunteer? We could always use volunteers for food / menu planning / selection, heavy lifting (set up and shut down), etc., but – again – what’s most important is that you come.

Registration is not required – just really helpful! Registration helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers. If there’s a chance that you’ll come, though, please register so that we can plan accordingly.

Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us! We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, sparkling/regular water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Thursday night so that we can start buying food on Friday!

Beat SMU!

Ingar

Posted by Ingar Grev on 10/4/21


– Beat UCF 2021 Tailgater!

Posted: 9/28/2021

Click here to get all the gouge and register.A few reminders:

You Don’t Need Tickets to Tailgate: we have a TV this season, so just come out and hang out with your classmates! Stay outside with the food and drink if you are unable to find tickets for the game

Want to Volunteer? We could always use volunteers for food / menu planning / selection, heavy lifting (set up and shut down), etc., but – again – what’s most important is that you come.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER TO COME! It just helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers. If there’s a chance that you’ll come, though, please register so that we can plan accordingly.

Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us! We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, sparkling/regular water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Thursday night so that we can start buying food on Friday!

Beat UCF!

Ingar

Posted by Ingar Grev on 9/27/21


– Beat Air Farce 2021 Tailgater!

Posted: 9/7/2021

Click here to get all the gouge and register.

A few reminders:

You Don’t Need Tickets to Tailgate: we have a TV this season, so just come out and hang out with your classmates! Stay outside with the food and drink if you are unable to find tickets for the game

Want to Volunteer? We could always use volunteers for food / menu planning / selection, heavy lifting (set up and shut down), etc., but – again – what’s most important is that you come.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER TO COME! It just helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers. If there’s a chance that you’ll come, though, please register so that we can plan accordingly.

Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us! We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, sparkling/regular water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Thursday night so that we can start buying food on Friday!

Beat Air Farce!

Ingar

Posted by Ingar Grev on 9/7/21


– Beat Marshall 2021 Tailgater!

Posted: 8/31/2021

Click here to get all the gouge and register.

A few reminders:

You Don’t Need Tickets to Tailgate: we have a TV this season, so just come out and hang out with your classmates! Stay outside with the keg if you are unable to find tickets for the game

Want to Volunteer? We could always use volunteers for food / menu planning / selection, heavy lifting (set up and shut down), etc., but – again – what’s most important is that you come.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER TO COME! It just helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers. If there’s a chance that you’ll come, though, please register so that we can plan accordingly.

Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us! We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Thursday night so that we can start buying food on Friday!

Beat the Thundering Herd!

Ingar

Posted by Ingar Grev on 8/31/21


– Class Crest Customized Chapel Dome Heirlooms Survey

Posted: 6/13/2021

After surveying the Class, the Board decided to commission Class of ’89- branded heirlooms made from the Chapel Dome. Click here to get a sense for the type of heirlooms we can get.

For two of the items we can customize (the Challenge Coin and the Holiday Ornament), we need to get a sense for what “back” options the class likes best. Click here to take the survey.

Hurry! The survey closes Monday, June 21st at noon EDT

Posted by Ingar Grev on on 6/13/21. Updated 6/16/21.


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