The $180 per person registration fee was originally based on an attendance of 30 shipmates (including guests). We ended up with between 33 & 38 shipmates and guests at each event. This along with some significant donations (over $1,000) resulted in a financial surplus for the 2003 Reunion.
Over two thousand dollars were available to pass on to the 2004 Reunion Committee to use as seed money for the next reunion. Seed money is required to place deposits on facilities and cover initial expenses before registration fees arrive.