2020 Reunion @ Jacksonville, FL
REMEMBER THESE DATES
October 7-11, 2020 REUNION
This will be the place to find out about the 2020 Reunion. It will be updated as needed.
It will contain the itinerary, prices, hotel info, Roster of people who are attending, etc.
2020 reunion registration and meals form
VP40 REUNION 2020 Info
these forms are not the final. THEY ARE FOR INFO ONLY AT THIS DATE 6/18/20
If you cannot print these out, let me know and I will send them in Word or PDF format
email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
phone #s home (828)483-6422) cell (828)423-2106
I am cancelling the 2020 reunion. The COVID-19 virus is still very much in force and they is no end in sight.
I will try and schedule the 2020 reunion in late Feb or March 20201. We can still have our 16th reunion in Oct 2022. (perhaps in the back seat of a car)
STAY SAFE and I will keep you abreast of things
I spoke to hotel this week and they are open and we will be able to have our reunion on Oct 7-11,2020 AS PLANNED. I will be finalizing everything and you will be able to book your rooms and make travel arrangements etc. very soon. I hope to see you all there. PLEASE let me know ASAP if you are attending. This reunion is open to ALL VP squadrons and associated former and present people.
I spoke to the hotel manager yesterday and he stated they would be open for our reunion and we should "be good to go".. That is GREAT news.
The sales manager will be back June 1 and we will get everything finalized and you can start planning to attend and have a great time.
I will update the registration forms for you to fill out soon.
See ya in Oct.
The hotel will open next week and I hope I can finalize everything. If I am able to finalize prices etc. I will post it here and you can start booking rooms, sending me the registration form back. I still believe the reunion will come off as planned. I you are like me I am more than ready to GET OUT of the HOUSE and travel. This could be the last reunion for some of our members as age and health problems are starting to take their toll on us. So I encourage everyone that can attend this reunion to please come on and do it. If you can contact me and tell me you (and number of your guests) are attending. I will have to give the hotel a head count and we must pay for a percentage of rooms we book. It also contributes to the cost of meals and the ready room. thank you.
Stay safe and healthy and I hope to see ya all there in Oct.
The hotel is closed as of today because of the COVID-19 virus. I cannot finalize our prices , but the hotel will remain the same $130/night plus tax. I am publishing the registration form and the information document for you to review. It may change but for now I am assuming the reunion WILL take place on 10/7-11/2020. If I have to delay or cancel it I will get the word ASAP. Do not sent me the money for registration yet. Hopefully we will survive this and return to normal soon. The forms are in hyperlink in BOLD at the top part of this page.
IT WILL HELP ME IF YOU WILL COMMENT TO ME HERE. EMAIL ME, OR CALL ME. I can negotiate better with valid numbers of attendees
I have selected a hotel for our reunion. (at least 95%) sure.
We are still negotiating some issues but I think it will work out.
I have stayed there many times and it very nice and they offer free shuttles to downtown St. Augustine 3 times a day.
here is the link for it.
here is a flyover video of the resort
I will set up a special website for you to book your rooms direct.
there is the World Golf Hall of Fame, and IMAX theatre, 2 golf courses on the campus.
Our rates will be $130 plus tax /night.
I will be posting the registration forms and info here in the near future.
I would like to receive an email ASAP if you ( head count ) are planning to attend.
HERE IS THE AGENDA PLANNED
Wednesday will be a welcome reception in the Ready Room @ 1700 hrs.
THURSDAY There will be a cookout outside in the early evening.
FRIDAY I have arranged for us to travel to NAS JAX to VP30 on Friday 10/ 9/20.
Between 1400 and 1700 hrs we can use the flight simulators, view the planes, (the P8a) and we will receive a reception from the skipper.
SATURDAY dinner and pictures in the evening.
I highly recommend you visit the Golf Hall of Fame. Even if you do not golf it is a visit I promise you will remember.
I am trying to get discounted tickets for it and also the IMAX theater.
Stay tuned for that and more to come as I receive it.
We are losing more member every month, so I hope you can make this reunion and unite with your shipmates/ friends while
we are still healthy enough to enjoy it.
IF you have pictures or other memorabilia ( model planes etc.) please bring them. We will display them if you want.
WE have a lot of pictures, cruisebooks, books etc. that will be on display.
We will also be selling VP40 hats, shirts, challenge coins , patches, pins etc.
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL VP SQUADRONS, SEAPLANE TENDERS, and ANYONE ELSE WHO IS INVITED
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE.