This is the page to find info on the 2012 reunion. I will update it when needed..
The 2012 Reunion is over, thank you for all the people who attended and contributed to its sucess.
here are some pictures and video of the reunion.
Here are the videos
READY ROOM 01 2012 reunion 001
READY ROOM 02 2012 reunion 002
READY ROOM 03 2012 reunion 003
FINAL UPDATE 9/28/2012
This is the final final attendees list as of 9/28/12.
2012 VP40 REUNION ROSTER 9-28-12
I have had 3 people cancel
Bob Foss, Allan Prevette, and Gordon Benson.
so much for the FINAL attendees list. It has been revised, here it is.
2012 VP40 REUNION ROSTER 9-25-12
Here is the FINAL ?? 2012 Reunion attendees list as of 9/23/12.
2012 VP40 REUNION ROSTER 9-23-12
Congratulations. As of 9/15/12 I have received 56 member reunion forms back with 45 guests,
for a total of 101 people attending the 2012 Reunion Oct 3-7,2012 in San Diego, CA
I still have a few people who have not sent me their form that have expressed that they will be there.
If you still need to make your hotel reservations do not delay much longer. As for the forms I need 5 days notice.
We will have a GREAT time so DO NOT MISS IT. Each passing reunion we get older and more forgetfull??
I will post a final list of attendees 9/29/12 before I leave to go out there.
I added the current SAN Diego Guide 2012. It is in PDF format. Goto the PLAN of the DAY Tab
look on the right side of the page under LINKS. It is large (20 MB) so it might take some time to load. It would be better to download it and read it offline
if you have a slow internet connection.
Also I am posting a list of all the people that have sent me their forms and or have told me that they are attending. It is current as of today 9/8/12. It also is in PDF format
2012 reunion roster members 9-8-12
So far we have 53 members signed up and 45 guests.
If I have left off anyone please contact me.
As of today 8/29 I have 66 people that have made hotel reservations for the reunion. I know some of you have NOT done it yet,
but remember you can reserve your room and cancel it if need be and they will not charge you with at least 1 day notice.
I show 75 people who have sent their forms and paid for the reunion, and I know of some who have NOT done it yet.
I only need a few days notice for the dinners but if you can please confirm with me and the hotel it will make planning a litle bit easier for us
thanks and hope to see you all there in San Diego. We will have FUN and you do not want to miss it !!!!!!!!!!!
We will have a computer and 8 ft projector that will be showing pictures and videos of VP40 and related subjects. This will be for at least 1 hour a day in the ready room.
times to be announced at the reunion.
Also an “open Mike” each day for those who would like to tell a sea story or two.
We will have some items to purchase also. i.e. ballcaps, teeshirts, logo patches, license plate frames
The 2012 VP40 (seaplane era) reunion will be as follows:
Wednesday October 3, 2012 check in
Depart Sunday October 7, 2012
Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
4875 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: 619-224-3621 – Fax: 619-224-1787
web site http://www.holinnbayside.com/map.htm
room rates $105 +tax/night .
Be sure and tell the hotel that you are with the VP40 reunion group for the special rate.
I have reserved rooms from Monday Oct 2 until Sunday Oct 7 for that rate, before or after that you are on your own.
READY ROOM – Hospitality Room will be the Harborview Room
The room will open Thursday-Saturday 7:00 AM -11:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
check in at the ready room.
5:00PM – 6:00 PM –Welcome Reception in the Harborview Room
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM –Western Barbeque at the Poolside Deck
MENU: WESTERN BARBEQUE – CHICKEN & RIBS
Tossed Green Salad with Ranch and Italian dressings
Chicken and Ribs
Texas Style Beans
Corn on the Cob
Fresh Brewed Kona Coffee, Decaf and Asst. Hot Herbal Tea
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Banquet Dinner in the California Room
MENU: TWO ENTREE DINNER
Beef Bourguignon, Top Sirloin sautéed with Mushrooms, topped with a
Burgundy Sauce and served over a bed of Fettuccini
Macadamia Chicken – Tender Boneless Breast of Chicken mesquite
grilled and served with Macadamia Nut Amaretto Cream Sauce
Roasted Red Potatoes with Garlic & Herbs
Fresh Vegetable Du Jour
Rolls and Butter
Black Forest Cake
Fresh Brewed Kona Coffee, Decaf and Asst. Hot Herbal Tea
The guest speaker for the dinner will be VADM Allen G. Myers.
A photographer will be on site from 5:30 until 9:00. We will take 1 member group photo, 1 spouse group photo.
They will also be available for smaller group/personal photo’s as well. They can be purchased and picked up that night.
Members only Meeting 1:00 – 3:00 PM
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – FILIPINO BUFFET DINNER in the Harborview Room
MENU: TRADITIONAL FILIPINO FOOD
Lumpia with dipping sauce
Rice, chicken fried rice
Entertainment following dinner is a Philippine Dance Company. They will be performing 8 traditional Filipino dances in their native costumes.
Audience participation in the tinikling dance will be accepted.
12:00 Check out Ready Room closed.
I look forward to seeing you all there in San Diego
Here is the FORM to fill out and mail back to me (with payment) if you plan on attending the reunion. registration and meals 2012 reunion
I am asking each member to reach out to someone they remember, who is not on our current member roster and inform them about our group.
Mention our reunions and they will be welcome to attend. Mention that we do have a web site now and they can look at it and maybe help them decide.
I am sure I do not have to tell you that some of us are getting older and to maintain this group we must keep our membership growing.
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