To be Held October 13, 2001
There will be an informal reunion of the members of the Rice Class of 1960 and their friends on October 13th. It will be in Annapolis, MD at the Rice vs. Navy Football game. Here is the "Hot Scoop".
A Rice Alumni tent will be set up outside the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis before the game. The tent will be open from approximately 10:00 a.m. (Eastern time) until Noon, which is when the kickoff for the football game is scheduled. The Alumni tent, which will include suitable Chesapeake Bay cuisine and appropriate beverages, will cost about $15 to $20 per person. Reservations are requested, but don't let that hold you back from a last-minute decision. To make your reservation and to learn where around the stadium the tent will be, call Ann Peterson at 1-800-RICE-ALU. (Note to all baseball fans: RICE ALU is not related to Matty, Felipe, or Moises Alou)
The tickets to the game cost $22 per person plus $1 per ticket (S & H) for phone-in orders. To get tickets, call the Rice Ticket Office at (713) 348-4068 or get them through TicketMaster. The ticket office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (Central time). You need to place your order with the Rice Ticket Office before October 9th in order to sit in the Rice Section, and be with your classmates, cheering on another Rice victory.
If you need a room to Friday and/or Saturday nights, October 12th/13th, the best I could do is the Greenbelt Marriott, in the Washington, DC, suburb of Greenbelt Marriott. There are 15 rooms reserved at a rate of $99 per night. Call either the hotel at (301) 441-3700 or the Marriott Master Reservations number, (800) 228-9290, and tell them that you are with the "RICE CLASS OF 60". (Note: there may be an energy surcharge on the room rate, plus applicable taxes.)
Hopefully, we will all be able to get together after the game and hit one of the Annapolis bayfront restaurants for dinner. The original plan was to have a great weekend in one of the most picturesque towns on the eastern seaboard, but, to my dismay, the East Coast Power Boat Show occurs that weekend, as does the Naval Academy Homecoming, and the hotels in Annapolis have been booked for 18 months. The majority of the hotels in Annapolis didn't even return my phone calls in trying to find space. However, the Greenbelt Marriott is the official Rice hotel for the weekend, and the football team and others from the official traveling party will be staying there.
If you have a Class of 1960 T-Shirt from either the 1995 or 2000 Reunion, be sure to bring it and wear it to the Pregame Alumni Tent and the game. You will be instantly recognized as a member of the best class. If you don't have one, look for someone who does and reintroduce yourself. It will be a fun weekend and a good time will be had by all!
Harold C. Gosnell, Jr.