The Mass. Maritime Academy Alumni Association is turning 100! Yes, in 1916, just 25 years after the Massachusetts Nautical Training School was established, the Alumni Association was formed.
A lot has changed in the intervening years. In 1942, the school moved from Boston to Hyannis and its name was changed to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. There have been a long line of training vessels. But through it all, the Alumni Association has thrived, serving a vital role for alumni.
Now it’s time to celebrate! You and your family are invited to an “Anniversary Party and Family Day at “Joint Base Cape Cod” on July 30, which we used to know as Otis Air Force Base.
The day for this all-day event is Saturday, July 30th and the MMA Alumni Association has been busy planning lots of fun activities.
You’ll be able to chow down at a great cook-out with all the fixings, play golf, listen to live music, and watch the kids enjoy special activities. We will be getting a bounce house and a bowling alley. There’s an outdoor pool, too!
The Coast Guard is also expected to hold some “training sessions” for the public to watch. We can’t say just what that will include, due to hush-hush security reasons, but it should be very entertaining no matter what it is.
The price for all this is just $20 per person, with children age 12 and under for FREE! The Association’s Board of Directors wanted to make sure you could afford to bring the whole family to this fun all-day event.
Look for more details in the next issue of “The Bulletin”; buy tickets now. We hope you can join us as we celebrate MMAAA’s 100th Anniversary! You only turn 100 once, so we’re going to make it a doozy!