Class of 1985 Giving

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30th Reunion Weekend

We are raising money for Luke’s Wings Charity as well as our Class of ’85 “Taking care of our own” fund. We will use the money we make at this reunion for 5 years of class support and soon after the reunion will publish a full accounting of the reunion and our 5 year plan.

Some other details related to giving and the reunion

One of our classmates – Rick Campbell – retired from the Navy and took up writing, signing a 2 book deal (which has been extended to a 4 book deal) with Macmillan / St. Martin’s Press for his novel The Trident Deception, which was hailed by Booklist as “The best submarine novel since Tom Clancy’s classic – The Hunt for Red October.” His first two books were Barnes & Noble Top-20 bestsellers and both are ranked in the Top-10 for submarine thrillers on Amazon out of 400+ submarine novels, based on customer reviews. He’ll be signing books at the Midshipmen store reunion weekend, and will donate all royalties from books sold at the Midshipmen Store or bought on-line from classmates to our class fund, to help defray the cost of paying for widowed spouses to attend the reunion. If you get a chance, stop by the Midshipmen Store to pick up a signed copy of either The Trident Deception or Empire Rising (or both!), or order on-line and send me an email, letting me know what format you bought (paperback, hardcover, eBook, or audiobook). This is a great way to help out a classmate, help cover the costs for widowed spouses, and you’ll end up with a great book or two. I’ve read his first book, and it was fantastic – you won’t be disappointed!

Also, we are putting together some really nice packages to raffle off for Charity this weekend. We are partnering with Luke’s Wings to support the “No Wounded Soldier Alone for Christmas” drive. I have obtained a few Army/Navy Tickets, we have a few extra special edition Woodford Reserve Bottles, I have some nice Class store items and I even have a package that is 4 hours of free shuttle service for a night out in Annapolis from Annapolis Bus Co. We will sell tickets at all events and at reunion registration so bring some extra cash and take a chance to win one of our fun raffle packages.

Going Forward

There will be a greater emphasis on Class of ’85 USNA Support Fundraising and expect to see more in the coming weekend.

Class of ’85 has 20 2015 President’s Circle Members and for 2016, it would be great to see 100 of us at that level. This means your gave $2500 or had an employer gift match that met $2500.  For those of you not familiar, as a President’s Circle Member, you get an invite back for a special home football weekend.  Stay tuned for more!

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