Through the Dataport

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CAA was proud to welcome more than eighty new Life Members from the Class of 2010 into the Association on Friday, May 7. A special induction ceremony was held where cadets and CGC students were presented their plaque, a lapel pin and information about services CAA provides.

Archived Issues ›› March ›› April ›› May

In this issue:

›› Ring Lost and Found

›› Upcoming Events

›› Order Your Big Red Today

›› more

›› Update your Contact Information Online

›› CAA Online Community

›› The Citadel Online Calendar

›› View this e-newsletter online

›› CAA Credit Card - Apply Now!

News from your Alumni Association

››Lost Your Ring? Found a Ring? CAA wants to Know
CAA has compiled a list of lost and stolen rings to aid in finding and contacting those alumni whose rings are found. If your ring has been lost or stolen, please contact Kyle Mims by email or 843.953.7694. If you find a ring, take a look at the list and help us return the ring to its rightful owner.

››Call for Nominations
Alumni Board of Visitor's Seat.
One of the three alumni seats on The Citadel's Board of Visitors must be filled for a single six year term. By South Carolina law, membership on the Board of Visitors is restricted to residents of the state and they cannot succeed themselves.   The term of office runs from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2017.

Vice President of The Citadel Alumni Association.
The candidate elected serves a one-year term as VP - Homecoming 2010 - Homecoming 2011. VP then automatically becomes President-Elect for one year, then President for one year and finally serves two more years on CAA Board of Directors).   

Treasurer of Association
Treasurer, two-year term:  Homecoming 2010--Homecoming 2012. (Treasurer ONLY must reside in the Charleston area.)
Nomination forms for the above offices are available from the Alumni Office and must be signed by ten members of the Association. Nominations will be accepted through July 23, 2010.

District Directors
In accordance with The Citadel Alumni Association Bylaws adopted at the annual meeting November 5, 2004, elections will be held this year for district directors in even-numbered districts.  Nominations for the district director seats listed below must be signed by ten members of the Association from the specific district.  Terms run from Homecoming 2010 through Homecoming 2012.

  • District 2 - South Carolina - 2 seats available
    (Counties of Fairfield, Richland, Lexington, Calhoun & Orangeburg)
  • District 4 - South Carolina - 2 seats available
    (Counties of Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, Newberry, Laurens & Anderson)
  • District 6 - South Carolina - 1 seat available
    (Counties of Darlington, Dillon, Marion, Horry, Georgetown, Williamsburg & Florence)
  • District 8 - U.S. Air Force (active duty) - 1 seat available
  • District 10 - Florida - 2 seats available
  • District 12 - North Carolina - 2 seats available
  • District 14 - Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware - 1 seat available
  • District 16 - Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan & Wisconsin - 1 seat available
  • District 18 - Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas - 1 seat available
  • District 20 - California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam - 1 seat available

››Alumni NewsSpring issue of Alumni News coming soon
If you've been looking for your spring issue of the Alumni News magazine, it's coming... Soon... Well sorta soon. The winter issue was published later than expected and the summer issue will include a full report on the Regimental Band's appearance during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Aug. 6-28. To space out the three magazine more equally, you'll get the Spring issue in July.

Because of this, the deadline for including information in the SUMMER issue of the magazine has been extended until June 30. Any information received after that date will be included in the Winter 2011 issue.

››Big Red Gear
Everyone knows that Big Red has made it return to The Citadel and now is on display at The Holliday Alumni Center.  You might not know that Big Red is going to be honored at this years Homecoming Football game (Nov 6, 2010) with The Citadel’s first ever “Red Out Game.”  It is hoped that everyone will be wearing red this Homecoming and there is not a better way to show your colors than with T&T Sports Big Red gear.  Please visit the Big Red merchandise web site.  15% of all sales goes to help support The CAA to preserve and display Big Red.  If your class is holding a reunion this year, please contact T&T Sports at (843) 747-5000 for all of your reunion needs.  All T&T Sports Big Red gear is custom made, so order soon.

››Your Perception of Heroes
Psychology professors Dr. Conway Saylor and Dr. Chip Taylor are asking you to participate in a brief on-line anonymous research survey about adults’ perceptions of heroes and heroic acts, how they change over the life span, and how they relate to life experiences. This research was made possible by the Arland D. Williams Professorship, which honors a Citadel alumnus who sacrificed his life to save several of his fellow air-crash survivors in January, 1982. Survey participation is completely voluntary and you may choose to discontinue at any time. For every form that is completed by an adult aged 23 or older before June 7th , 2010 a $1 donation will be made to the PSI CHI’s fund to support The Citadel’s Halloween and Valentines Day  Buddy Dances. Up to $500 will be donated. Thus in 5-10 minutes you can help us better understand heroism AND help support a major cadet community outreach program for people with disabilities. Thanks for your consideration! Here is the link to use if you decide to take the brief survey:

››Upcoming Events
Per the e-communications policy, we've included upcoming Club, Class and CAA events on the CAA homepage. We'll also be including them in Through the Data Port. Here are the upcoming events for June and July. Clubs and classes can add their events here.

Event Date
Hilton Head Citadel Club Dinner with Gen. Rosa [Info] June 2, 2010
Atlanta Citadel Club Cadet/Pre Knob Reception [Info] June 3, 2010
Summerville John Baker Memorial Golf Tournament [Info] June 17, 2010
South Florida Citadel Club Annual BBQ [Info] June 26, 2010
Western NC Annual Golf Tournament [Info] July 22, 2010
Pacific Northwest Citadel Club Summer Picnic [Info] July 24, 2010
Summerville Citadel Club Knob Night [Info] July 30, 2010

››Order a Replica of Big Red With Your Class Year on It
Big RedAs everyone knows, Big Red has returned to campus and special events are being planned for Homecoming 2010.  Classes having reunions may want to plan ahead and order a class Big Red flag for Homecoming.  The CAA is working with Carolina Flag and Banner to produce flags for the CAA, alumni, friends and the Corps of Cadets.  They will be stocking other Big Red flags and custom-making flags displaying your class numbers.  A 2’ X 3' custom-made Big Red with class number is only $42.50 plus tax and shipping.  You can call (843)769-4141 in Charleston or (800)544-8535 outside Charleston to order a class flag or other Big Red flag.  A portion of every sale goes back to help pay the cost of bringing Big Red home.

››Citadel Ring PrintCitadel Ring Prints Available
Fine art prints from the Mike Strantz Collection, featuring The Citadel Ring, are now available. All graduation years are available, plus the Parade sketch and The Citadel's Summerall Chapel. Coming soon: a double ring rendering 2 graduation years for father-son/daughter graduates.

For more information, visit the website or call 843.412.6856.

Mike Strantz was a nationally recognized golf course designer and artist. A portion of your purchase will be donated to the Hollings Cancer Center.

››Leave a Message for the Troops
Throughout The Citadel’s history, the military college has produced scores of graduates who have selflessly served their country, often giving their lives, to protect our freedom and the freedom of our allies. As we fight the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and in other regions, we would like to continue to show our thanks and appreciation to the many alumni serving. Leave your message for the troops on the "Supporting the Troops" message board.

››Citadel Wine - Save 10%
Personal Wine makes a great gift for your Citadel graduate or way to celebrate any special occasion! Visit us online to see our exclusive Citadel Collector’s Edition Series Labels and Engravings. Save 10% with COUPON CODE: J6CZ9H. PLUS, get FREE SHIPPING on any 12 bottle case! Order Online

››Upcoming Alumni Association-sponsored Travel
2010 alumni travel is a benefit of membership in CAA.  Brochures are available in the Alumni Office or by calling Collette Vacations at (888) 260-8663.

Salt Lake City, Idaho Falls, Craters of the Moon, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful
Departure Date:  July 16, 2010
8 days • 11 meals
$1,978 per person, double occupancy (includes airfare)

ISRAEL:  A Journey to the Holy Land
Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Tiberuas, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jericho, Dead Sea, Masada, Qumran, Jerusalem, Wailing Wall, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Mount of Olives, Mt. Zion  (optional Jordan post tour extension)
Departure Date:  October 20, 2010
10 days • 15 meals
$3,799 per person, double occupancy (includes airfare)

VIA Rail Canada’s Snow Train Express, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff
Departure Date:  December 2, 2010
7 days • 9 meals
$2,499 per person, double occupancy (includes airfare)

››School of Humanities and Social Sciences Newsletter
There's a new edition of SHSS newsletter available for download by clicking here.

››Keep CAA Updated
Do you want to change the e-mail or other address the CAA has for you? DON'T REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL! You can change any of your information online in The CAA Online Community or via the CAA Web site.