Certain unruly elements of your Association recently contacted me regarding acceptable uniforms for the reunion banquet.
When Kirby started the Association, the tradition was suits/coats & ties for the gentlemen and cocktail dresses for the ladies since people from that generation dressed for almost all occasions. Later generations are decidedly less formal, although most of our ladies still do enjoy dressing up.
After consulting with HH01 Emeritus (Jaybird) here’s the official policy:
Ladies: Cocktail Dress / Formal or Semi-formal Pants Suit
Gentlemen: Coat and Tie OR Juvat Party Suit (with shoes- no flip flops, please)
However, if you’re flying in on a cross country and space in the jet is limited, Business Casual or a clean flight suit (with boots) is OK.
We think that represents a good compromise from the values of the WWII guys down to those of the present day Juvats- classy but not stuffy.
That being said, for the 2015 reunion ladies might want to bring some comfortable shoes and a sweater since we’ll be touring the Museum and possibly the restoration area which may be a bit cooler.