Washtenaw's 2017 Reunion

11May17
Our 2017 reunion will be held at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas September 20-24. Mike and Kathy Shaw will be our reunion hosts this year. Discounted group room rate is $129 per night plus tax, and parking has been discounted to $15 per day. This room rate is available 3 days before and after event dates. Room rate includes complimentary Wifi and buffet breakfast for up to 2 people per room. Reservation cutoff date to receive group rate is August 21, 2017.

Reunion fee will be $85 per person, which covers the Thursday evening Meet & Greet, Saturday evening Banquet Dinner with silent auction, and hospitality room stocked with snacks and beverages. To remit payment to join the Association, or for the reunion fee, visit the Association page found here. Payments can be submitted via check, money order or PayPal, and you'll find all the contact information at this link. Be sure to submit the reunion questionaire info in any form that works for you via email, mail, phone call or use the message box if using PayPal.

Hotel reservation information:

Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
111 E. Pecan Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Telephone reservations: 1-866-764-8536 and mention group code 09156884WA
or click Online Reservations then go to make a reservation, enter dates, click on Special Rates, go to group code, enter 09156884WA and update to get group rate.

Transportation:

If flying in and not intending to rent a car, cab or shuttle, there is a real bargain available. The VIA Metropolitan bus system sells 7 day bus passes to seniors 62 and over for $6. The pass is valid for unlimited rides on all regular, express and Primo service for 7 days from activation. It can be purchased in advance online and is activated just by using it. The bus system covers much of the town, and the #5 McCullough line runs to and from the airport and hotel. Just be aware that the dropoff point next to the hotel is not the pickup point to return to the airport. The return pickup point is a block or two away, so do study the routes online!

We will be continuing our policy of inviting crew members of other LSR9 ships, including the LSMR's and IFS-1, and crew of any other LST's to attend our reunions. The idea is to bolster our attendance so we can negotiate better hotel rates.

Silent Auction:  As has been our tradition at previous reunions, there will be a silent auction at the banquet dinner.  We ask that you donate an item from your home state (aprox $15 value suggested). Items from past reunions have included food items (wine, honey, dates, nuts, etc.), Navy memorabilia (hats, coins, silverware, and boatswain whistle, etc.) and craft items.  This activity serves as an ice-breaker before the banquet dinner, as shipmates and their guests try to outbid one another for these items.  Proceeds from the auction are used to help pay for the entertainment at the banquet, and to defray reunion expenses.  We have held this auction many times and have found it to be an enjoyable event as well as a great way to obtain a keepsake from the reunion.




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