Dan Rohde writes:
Carrie and I started a SoCal vacation with a fantastic (but too short) visit with Ann and Joe Walsh. They hosted a wonderful dinner Saturday night and Mark Coynes and Dawn joined us. Sunday, Joe, Carrie and I celebrated National Maritime Day with the USCG Captian of the Port Jennifer Williams (KP 90). Down in San Diego now for the College Sailing Nationals, our youngest is competing with the USCGA team. I was going to wear Joe’s “Beat Coast Guard” hat but Carrie wouldn’t let me.
Del Lewis wasn’t able to hit the Rohde/Walsh get-together, but shared this:
By total chance I ran into Rhonda (Whitaker) Cobb at a business event in Las Vegas! At an open-seating dinner we ended up sitting next to each other! She’s living in Ohio and doing quite well. Even though we hadn’t seen each other in well over 30 years when we traded stories about Wiley Hall, the engineering faculty, and some of the characters in our class, it seemed like yesterday. It was great to catch up!
Brian Foy submitted this photo from May 23rd Blue-Gray Golf Outing at the Westfield’s Club near Washington, D.C. L-R: Bob Ross; Sean Connaughton; Randy Johnson; and Brian, who noted “Good to see a few classmates!”. Bob notes that “Randy won all of the door prizes. Mickey was supposed to join us but bailed out because they were calling for a hint of rain.”
Retirement Corner (please suggest a more playful name):
John Diegoli happily notes:
Last Month I retired from the FAA and am now living up in the mountains of Calaveras County. I just completed my Lifeguard Cert and am working on a Ski Patrol cert program. I still race sailboats down in the Bay Area and do a little flight instruction for fun. I guess a lot of our class will be starting to retire soon.
Speaking of retirement, Skip McAloon was compelled to share:
Jim Quern is retired and now wears shirts like this. This is newsworthy and I think our classmates should know.
Lisa Fields submitted her notice of retirement from her position with The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She says, “I’m only two days into retirement, but I think I am going to enjoy it. Gary and I decided that now was the time, as our grandsons live as close as they ever will, and their father will be going back to sea duty next summer. This first year will be spent making memories with the boys. My best to all.”
OK, enough of this retirement talk. Some of us need to keep working.
John Rhatigan announces a cool career move:
I have taken a new position that started in January as the Chairman of the Marine Machinery Association(MMA). The MMA is the trade association that serves the interests of the American companies that supply products, systems and services to the world’s shipyards. Our goal is to help return US Shipbuilding to be the envy of the world. To paraphrase George Toma in the last installment of the Kings Pointer, it’s awesome to be in an industry where I get to reconnect with so many Kings Pointers.
John Kimmerlein confirmed that his son David is indeed a member of KP Class of 2020! He adds, “We will stop by the day before for a track and cross country meeting with the coach.”
Mark Faller furnished this important update, so mark your calendars:
Soft Opening for 6 Bears & a Goat Brew House in Fredericksburg, VA is September 2016. Check us out at 6bgbrewingco.com.
— sounds like a good travel destination for all you retired folks with nothing better to do…and then you can drive just 3 hours up the road to Wilmington, DE to have another cold one in Ray Christensen‘s slightly less formal “Beer Room”.
When you send your “retirement announcement”, you should probably rub it in a bit and include a smiling photo of yourself doing what you enjoy! Take care and share your news with me often.
—– Ray Christensen
Joe & Ann Walsh, Ann Walsh, Mark Coynes, Carrie Rohde, Dawn Coynes
Dan Rohde, Capt. Jennifer Williams (90) (USCG Sector Commander & Captian of the Port of Los Angeles – Long Beach), Carrie Rohde, Joe Walsh
Bob Ross, Sean Connaughton, Randy Johnson, Brian Foy