Looking forward…looking back… paying tribute to the 20+ years of our AMA Museum
Honoring classes of '40, '41, '50, '51, '60, '61, '70, '71, '80, and '81
1600 - 2000 Early Registration and Hospitality Room open Blackburn Inn
0730 - 1630 Registration AMA GYMNASIUM
0800 - 0930 Hospitality Soupy call at Hoover Hall serving AMA Breakfast: Bacon sandwiches, Motor Oil Coffee, over toasted toast, Onion tasting Milk.
0900 - 1600 Historical Tour- President James Madison’s Home “Montpelier”. Departing Main Barracks Blacktop Area.
0900 - 1600 Golf Outing at Ingleside…on your own, no tournament. Help find “Walter”
1000 - 1400 Sporting Clays at Flying Rabbit.
0900 - 1600 Silent Auction – Raffle and Tower of Power sale at AMA Gymnasium
1200 - 1330 Hospitality Soupy call - Hot Dogs and Burgers cookout at Hoover Hall
1400 - 1530 Ladies of AMA ART event
1400 - 1500 AMA Sports in Front Field
1730 - 1830 Welcome and Hospitality location TBA
1800 - 2200 Silent Auction continues
1830 - 1945 Texas Style BBQ and Fundraiser location TBA
1945 - 2200 GROG Ceremony honoring AMA Faculty location TBA
0730 - 1300 Registration open AMA Gymnasium
0730 - 0815 Hospitality Soupy AMA breakfast at Hoover Hall ... Pastries, day old doughnuts, AMA coffee
0830 - 0930 AMA Alumni General Membership Meeting at the Big Room
0945 - 1045 Foundation Meeting at the Big Room
1115 - 1230 Founder’s Day Ceremony, Old Stone Church Cemetery.
1300 - 1430 AMA Luncheon and program AMA Gymnasium
1500 - 1700 Silent Auction open at Gymnasium
1800 - 1900 Cash Bar Blackburn Inn
1915 - 2045 Banquet and Program at Blackburn Inn
1800 - 2100 Silent Auction at Blackburn Inn
2100 - 2300 Hospitality Suite open at Blackburn Inn
Reunion 2021 moved to September 17-18.
All details remain the same until further notice.
Major Changes Planned for Reunion 2021
New headquarter Hotel, New events, New venues
For the first time in the history of our organization a planned reunion event (R2020) had to be canceled this past April due to COVID19. Your AMA Reunion Committee took that opportunity to carefully review past Reunion events and venues and consider many suggestions being voiced by our alumni. Everyone felt it was time shake things up resulting in some significant changes to our reunions going forward. First we eliminated any official event on Thursday, however early registration and hospitality will be available for those arriving on Thursday. Although there are some important and required events that will remain, the Committee has been working to allow for more fellowship opportunities at the location where our memories were made….our AMA campus. Hospitality AMA Breakfast Soupy at Hoover Hall; Meetings in the Big Room and Texas Style BBQ are planned. For the first time the “Ladies of AMA” will hold at our campus a Fun Art event for all ladies that attend R2021. Furthermore the Committee has been for years considering a change in our hotel headquarters and for this Reunion we have selected the Blackburn Inn, in Staunton, VA as the R2021 alumni headquarter venue. In an effort to offset some of the cost of a better quality of food and drink we will be soliciting sponsorship opportunities for some of the events. Due to a very limited number of rooms and contractual obligations it is imperative that you make your hotel room reservations no later than August 13, 2021 and provide them with special pricing event code AMA21 in order to get a nightly rate of $99.00 plus tax.
R2021 Hotel Headquarters:
The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center
301 Greenville Ave
Staunton, VA 24401
SPECIAL RATE $99.00 PLUS TAX YOU MUST PROVIDE/USE SPECIAL PRICING CODE OF : “AMA21”
This is a boutique type of hotel with a limited number of rooms. We have been able to secure just a few rooms at this special rate and once they are gone, they are gone. August 13, 2021 is the deadline but we do not anticipate any rooms being available by then, so to play it safe, make your reservations well before then. Alumni fully booked all the available rooms for R2020 before it was canceled due to COVID19 so be aware.
Your AMA Reunion Committee has been working diligently since late April 2020 securing a new venue for our reunion hotel headquarters and organizing a new format and events for Reunion 2021. We are trying to do some new things and significantly improve in the overall quality of the reunion experience. In order to make it affordable for as many alumni as possible we are opening certain events for sponsorship opportunities to help offset some of the costs. Excess sponsorship donations will be rolled over to the AMA Foundation as a donation.
All Sponsors will be recognized at all events and venues.
Here are the events/needs and the sponsorship amounts we are seeking:
|Event/Activity||Total Sponsorship||Partial Sponsorship|
|Registration Desk||$500||5 @ $100|
|Friday BBQ/GROG Event||$2,500||5 @ $500|
|Sporting Events (2)||$200||2 @ $100|
|Historic Bus Tour||$500||5 @ $100|
|Saturday Formal Banquet||$3,500||7 @ $500|
|Lunch at Gymnasium||$3,000||3 @ $1,000
or 6 @ $500
|Friday Breakfast Soupy||$600||6 @ $100|
|Hospitality Room||$1,500||3 @ $500|
|Founder's Day Wreath||$200||2 @ $100|
|Corsages / Flowers||$200||4 @ $50|
Acknowledgement of sponsors:
- Signage at event
- Names mentioned with thanks during event.
- Single 100% sponsor of Thursday reception/Friday Banquet/Sat Luncheon/Sat
Dinner AMA Medallion with engraved name as full sponsor.
Please be generous and consider becoming a sponsor at whatever level you can afford.