The 1st Regional Reunion was held in Lexington KY at the Campbell House Hotel on 15 Aug 09 an was a great success as evidenced by the Photos, Videos and Testaments from some of the attendees. You can reach these items by going to the website at www.carolinamilitaryacademy.org or clicking on one of the links below.
Announcing The Next Regional Reunion
We would like to invite everyone, Cadets, Family and Faculty to our next Regional Reunion at Charlotte NC on November 7, 2009. The place is still undecided at this time but we will get this information out to you as soon as possible. We plan to have pay as you go lunch at one of the local restaurants in Charlotte. We will begin at 11:00 A.M. with a casual welcome and short meeting and introduction of cadets before lunch, we will also observe a memorial to our fallen friends. We would like to encourage you to bring your spouse or better half so that she may enjoy meeting your old friends as well. There will be plenty of time for you to talk over old times and share some of your thoughts and memories and of course your "Wild School Stories" with your friends. Please bring any old annuals, photos or documents you may have from your time at CMA. And don't forget your camera, we will video some of the reunion for display on our website.
Please RSVP by November 1st so that we will have a head count and have your CMA reunion badges available when you arrive. Please let us know how many and who will be attending. If you will need rooms for the night, let us know and we will send you some suggestions and rates of local hotels.
Send your RSVP's to Randy Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 843-450-5800
Some of the early RSVP's are from:
Chuck & Cora Lee Pless (CMAAA President), Mooresville NC
Bart & Sherri Davis (Vice President), Hopkins SC
Leo & Ann Fuller (Treasurer) Denver NC
Randy Jennings & Patsy (Secretary/Webmaster) Smyrna GA
Earl Whitton - Charlotte NC
Steve Smith - Charlotte NC
Tommy Altobellis - Charlotte NC
Steve Grygas - Tega Cay NC
Lee Johnson - Asheboro NC
Bordie McCloskey - Charlotte NC
Ladson (Slim) Morgan - Gastonia NC
Landrea Johnson Rhyne - Statesville NC
John Williams - Statesville NC
Danny Stegall - Monroe NC
Dean Snipes - Huntersville NC (maybe depend on work)
Frank & Donna Sossaman - Gafney SC
Richard Mcgee - Newton NC
Ron McCluen - Charlotte NC (maybe depends on work)
Sandy Roper - Charlotte NC
Jim Spyder Lawrence - Lexington KY
Website & Regional Reunion Donation
As was stated back in the July 09 Newsletter, your Alumni Association is incurring expenses to operate the website with annual web hosting charges as well as other ancillary expenses and we conducted a survey to determine what the cadets thought of voluntary donation by the membership. Unfortunately the survey was only answered by 18 members and although all surveyed responded in the positive, we feel we need more input from the membership before we put this program into place. I have directed Randy to put up another survey, this time with links on the Home page of the website for more visibility. Please take a moment to let your choices be known.