First Timer Reunion Guide

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ARRIVAL: Whenever you can get here. Some will come to town early in reunion week, but Thursday is the day things officially begin. Please consult your reunion schedule for time and places.

GMSAA BOARD MEETING: This is an extremely important meeting for GMSAA Officers and Board members as the GMSAA Board meets only during the reunion period. During the year, business matters are handled by telephone or computer generated communication. Visitors are welcome.

COCKTAIL PARTY: Thursday evening, we host an informal Cocktail Party. See Schedule for this year's time & location. Keg beer, wine and light snacks will be provided. This is an opportunity for old friends to meet and to make new friends. Dinner is on your own at one of Lewisburg's fine restaurants, and reservations should be made.

GOLF: The Greenbrier Valley Country Club, commencing at 9:00am. If you have a group scheduled, fine, but if not, come to the country club and join a group. This is a very informal event and the Calloway scoring system will be used. Be sure to complete your play prior to 3:00pm to ensure you can get back to the school in time for RETREAT.

REGISTRATION: Assistant GMS Alumni for 20 years are Cheryl Baker and Sherry Phillips.

RETREAT: All will meet on the front formation court as we did as cadets with wives and significant others giggling out front as they watch men remember when they were kids. This is the most serious time of the weekend as we pay tribute to our country and to our classmates who no longer fill our depleting ranks.

BBQ: After Retreat and picture taking, dinner will be served at the Alumni Center at approximately 6:00pm and will continue until all are served, sometime around 7:30pm. People will hang around for a while afterwards talking and meeting with others before heading off to their lodging or time partying. This is very informal with both pork and beef BBQ, salads, baked beans, bun and slaw (for those who prefer a sandwich) will be available to make it a great dinner. Coffee, tea, water, beer and wine will be available as part of the dinner. A cash bar is available for those who want a cocktail or other beverage. Special dietary consideration is available, but please let the Association know in advance.

LIFE MEMBERS BREAKFAST: See Schedule for this year's location. . Starting at 7:00am, an early start is suggested to ensure that all are served prior to attending the Association's General Business Meeting.

LADIES BREAKFAST: For our ladies, the place to be on Saturday morning at 9 AM is the ladies breakfast, served by Blackwell's. Location is most often the Elks Country Club, located 1/4 mile north of I-64, turning right as you pass the golf course, but be sure to double check the Schedule. The ladies breakfast and the Association's General Meeting will end around 11:00am.

GENERAL MEETING: All members are asked to attend the Association's General Business Meeting. Generally, all activities of the Association are covered and individuals are recognized for whatever achieved some distinction. Board actions are announced and members are invited to voice their concerns. This is an opportunity to participate in the Association's activities.

FREE TIME/SATURDAY: From around noon Saturday till 6:30pm, (time for the dinner/dance) you have time to relax, meet with friends, watch football, tour the Greenbrier Bunker, shop in Lewisburg or The Greenbrier, etc.

DINNER & DANCE: Usually located in the Sharp Alumni Center, be sure to see Schedule for this year's location. Food and Friends will cater a plated dinner followed by an evening of dancing and visiting.

CHURCH (Old Stone Presbyterian Church): For most who attended GMS, Sunday night church was mandatory and we marched our way across town to squeeze into this historic church. If we weren't singing our proverbial lungs out trying to crack the ceiling, we were gazing at the girls from GCW, many who came to be seen by those guys. Now we will return to the church from which we came, sing some of the hymns we sang in chapel and listen to the words of a Renown Guest Speaker. It is true, this service brings the reunion weekend to a fitting close, it gives additional meaning and relevance, and of what we do, we do church best! Don't miss it; this service will warm you all the way home.