VP-11 Neptune Association
VP-11 Neptune Association Reunion
September 30 through October 3, 2009.
WASHINGTON DC 2009 REUNION
At the 2007 Branson, the members who attended the “Business meeting” selected Washington DC as the location of our next reunion scheduled for 2009. Our volunteer hosts, J.J. Quinn and Carl Hinger have been busy scouting out the best available arrangements, and have proposed the Fall (September or October) of 2009 for the reunion. The following summary of notes from J.J. provides an update on the progress they have made.
Notes from J.J. Quinn, Jan. 31 2008
The reunion in Washington DC is set for late September or early October 2009. We have the location, activities and proposed prices for the three nights and four days of the reunion. The attached note from our tour guide explains this in more detail. The price as quoted at this time is $495.00 per person for hotel reservations and scheduled activities. This may seem high however, Carl and I reviewed the expenses to our group at the Branson reunion which appeared to be just under $400.00 per person. In order to lock in the quoted price we need to book our reservations by August 2008. We will need a minimum of 30 confirmed reservations at that time to obtain the quoted price. With this in mind, we will need an early head-count of those members who intend to attend this reunion. We invite comments regarding these arrangements, and if an insufficient number of people are interested or a majority consider the cost too expensive perhaps we can select an alternate location.
SUMMARY OF NOTES FROM TOUR GUIDE
Please contact J.J. Quinn (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), Carl Hinger (email@example.com) or Dick Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register your intentions of attending the reunion and / or relative comments.
Proposed dates of VP-11 Neptune Association Washington DC reunion – Wednesday, September 30, 2009 through Saturday, October 3, 2009. Based on a minimum of 30 attending for 3 nights and 4 days - $495.00 per person. Included are the following:
The prices are based on the rates quoted for the hotel, bus and Dandy cruise at this time.
Hotel – with breakfast
Touring with guide
Dinner cruise on Dandy
Day 1: Arrive Washington DC – check into
Hotel. Free time.
Day 2: Arlington National Cemetery
Transfer to Udvar Hazy Air and Space
Museum. Lunch available in museum.
Return to hotel, opportunity to change for dinner cruise.
River cruise on Dandy.
Day 3: Bus to DC – Air & Space Museum
Time for lunch (National Gallery of Art is a good location for lunch.)
Tour of WW II, Korean, Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials. Free evening.
Day 4: Hotel checkout.
Time shop and opportunity to visit choice of the many museums etc. in the area.
For additional information on the Virginia Suites, refer to http://www.virginiasuites.com.
Information on the Dandy cruises can be viewed @ http://www.dandydinnerboat.com.
The following excerpts from a letter received by our Treasurer.
VP-11 REUNION ANNOUNCEMENT
Dear Mr. Postelwait,
On behalf of the volunteers and staff of the American Cancer Society, I thank you for your recent contribution. We truly appreciate your gift of $200.00.
Your generosity is helping us fund new cancer treatment technologies and research, reduce cancer in minority and other medically under-served groups, provide everyone access to free cancer information, and support community programs that help patients and their families cope with cancer.
It's our mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. By 2015, we. Hope to prevent nearly five million cancer-related deaths, avert six million new cancer diagnoses, and continue to improve the quality of life for people with cancer.
To learn how we're doing, how you can get involved, or how we can help you, call1-800-ACS-2345 or visit wwwcancer.org anytime. Thank you again for your generosity.
Judith Calhoun, RN, Chairman of the Board
American Cancer Society High Plains Division Inc 2433 Ridgepoint Dr A Austin, TX 78754
OFFICIAL GIFT RECEIPT
Benefit to Constituent:
Gift Date: 11/15/2007
Gift Amount: $200.00
The American Cancer Society warmly thanks: Mr. Ralph A Postelwait (in the name of VP-11 Neptune Association)
Deceased/Honoree Name : Gabe Sparagena
Memorial/Honor Notification Sent to: Shirley Sparagena
(Please note: This reunion is sponsored by the VP-11 group from the Orion era and although the members of the VP-11 Neptune Association are cordially invited, this event is not specifically sponsored by our association. ROR))
From: VP 11 Reunions [email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008
To: VP-11 Reunion Contacts
Subject: VP-11 Reunion 2008 (V)
This year's annual VP-11 reunion will be held on August 22-23rd at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. The hotel has agreed to have the reunion prices honored for two days before the reunion and three days after for a seven day window for those that wish to make a vacation out of their trip.
The Hotel provides transportation to and from the Airport, Bus station, and Train Depot.
We look forward to seeing a lot of folks there.
There are many things to see and do in the area of the Holiday Inn.
It is very close to the Old Port, which is one of the many attractions of Portland. There are a lot of shops and restaurants there.
Some of the historical sites in Portland are the Henry Wadsworth House; the mast of the USS Portland (CA 33), the waterfront is nearby with many sites and plenty of restaurants, there are ferry's to take you to the many islands in Casco Bay.
Also, the Coast Guard Base is in nearby South Portland with exchange services available.
If you would like to look into more services available at Holiday Inn by the Bay, you can log onto their site at www.innbythebay.com
We will also be using a bus this year for the trip to Booth Bay Harbor for the Lobster Clambake on Cabbage Island, with a 2 hour stop at L. L. Bean for shopping. We have 44 seats for the boat ride out to Cabbage Island so you need to get your reservations in early as it will be first come, first served.
Commodore Payton, CPW-5 is our scheduled speaker at this time. There may be a change of command in the spring. His secretary will keep us posted.
We will have hats available for sale, both with the P-2V and the P3B on them and also the new patch that was on our guest pins last year.
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