VP4 ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER #3 NOVEMBER 2000
REUNION 2001 MAY18-20, 2001 HOLIDAY INN BAY BEACH, PENSACOLA INFORMATION PUBLISHED BEFORE THIS NEWSLETTER REFLECTS PRELIMINARY PLANNING. WHEREVER IT DIFFERS FROM INFORMATION HERE IT HAS BEEN OVERTAKEN BY EVENTS AND SHOULD BE DISREGARDED.
FRIDAY MAY 18 ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE:
Check in and hospitality room open until 2200.
Golf Outing at the City Municipal Golf Course $33.25 + transportation
Tennis $3.76 daily court fee + transportation
Seven hour Tour and Shopping trip to historic Fairhope Alabama $45.15 includes lunch
Six hour Gulf fishing trip $80.62 + transportation, food, drink and Mate’s tip.
Fees shown are per person. Those desiring to participate in one of these Friday activities must make a reservation by including the fee indicated above with their registration fee.
SATURDAY MAY 19 ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE
National Museum of Naval Aviation Tour and Lunch Program, ADM Furlong, at the NAS Pensacola Officers Club.
Bayside Seafood Buffet and roast pig Luau at the Hotel Ready Room open until 2400
SUNDAY MAY 20 NO ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES
The following will be available
The hotel will have a Buffet Breakfast available
A map of local churches will be provided, transportation will be available
Ready Room open.
Transportation to the beach and Fort Pickens will be available at reasonable cost
REUNION REGISTRATION FEE IS $65.00 per person until April 1, 2001. After April 1 fee is $75.00. The registration fee includes all of the activities scheduled for Saturday and the ready room. Please send your fee and the registration form included in this Newsletter to:
13115 Le Parc #35,
Chino Hills, CA. 91709-1172.
Fees will be refunded for cancellations received before April 1st 2001.
For HOTEL RESERVATIONS call the Holiday Inns national reservation service at 800-465-4329 or dial the hotel direct at 850-932-2214. Please identify yourself as a VP4 guest. The hotel is on the Holiday Inn web page at www.holidayinn.com. Go to “Find a Hotel” enter “Gulf Breeze Florida,” click on “Pensacola – South (Bay Beach)”. Room rates: Poolside- $74.00; Non-Poolside- $59.00: Guest Suites- $89.00.
The hotel is located in a dry county and does not have a lounge. Beer, wine, mixers and soft drinks will be available in the hospitality room. Those who desire mixed drinks should bring their own bottle.
CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS At the conclusion of the Reno reunion several of your shipmates met to plan a 2001 reunion. A committee was formed and this meeting is the result. Lots of hard work in the meantime has compiled an expanded roster of over 800 names. This roster is available by contacting Steve Andruszkewicz . As with any organization the quicker we can get information about attendance, the better we can plan. We would appreciate timely notification of your intent to attend. There are many other activities, including several reunions, scheduled at this time in Pensacola. Our hotel is not large (nor are any in Pensacola) therefore reservations must be on a first come first served basis. If necessary we will attempt to make arrangements for overflow accommodations at a Pensacola Beach hotel.
Volunteers are needed to man the reception desk. We hope to get enough so that nobody has to be on duty more than an hour or two. If you are willing to meet and greet your shipmates please indicate so on the registration form on the reverse of this letter or let us know by email email@example.com.
Your VP4 Association officers are not an elected group. We formed (elected) ourselves at the end of the Reno reunion mostly for the purpose of having another reunion. Many of us are not interested in serving beyond the reunion. If the organization is to continue as anything but a group of good old boys who get together for fun and games at odd intervals we will need to elect officers at the reunion. We need to think about the type of organization we want and who (if anyone) will run it after next May. If anyone has comments or wants to volunteer for anything put your message on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email address _________________________
I will be accompanied by ______________________________________________________________
I am enclosing a check for the cost of the following:
Activity Cost Per Person Number Extended Total Reunion Registration Fee $65 ($75 after 4/1) $_______ $______
Friday Activities: Golf $33.25 _______ $______
Tennis $3.76 _______ $______
Fairhope Alabama Tour $45.15 _______ $______
Six hour Gulf fishing trip $80.62 _______ $______
Total submitted: $______
I/we expect to arrive on: _____________________________________________
I/we will arrive by:
_____ Motor Vehicle
_____ Private Aircraft
Please indicate your intention regarding local transportation in order that requirements can be met
I will use my own transportation locally ________; or I prefer to use group transportation ________