The 2013 reunion will be held at the Holiday Inn Columbus North, 2800 Manchester Expressway, Columbus, GA 31904. The phone is (706-324-0231. The dates of the reunion will be September 26 – 29, 2013. The room rate will be $79.00 plus tax and each attendee is responsible for making their own reservations and paying for the room. There is a complimentary full southern breakfast each morning. The hotel does not have elevators to the second floor so the contract calls for all of our attendees to be housed on the ground floor. If you require a handicapped room, please call early as there are a limited number of handicapped rooms available.
Our proposed schedule is as follows:
Thursday, September 26, 2013. Arrive, free day. Officers will meet when all are available. You will be on your own for the meals. Hospitality room will be open.
Friday, September 27, 2013, . There will be a bus tour of the city of Columbus with a tour guide that will give an in-depth history of the city with particular emphasis on the Civil War time frame and its effect on the area. We will visit the National Civil War Naval Museum, have a tour of the museum, attend a presentation by the museum players called “Medical Mysteries”, have a catered lunch and complete the bus tour in the afternoon. There will be an informal buffet mixer Friday night with finger food and snacks at the hotel. Hospitality room will be open before and after the mixer.
Saturday, September 28, 2012. Members meeting at 9 am with early afternoon free. We will have the plated dinner at 6 pm. The meal will be tossed garden greens with a blend of iceberg and romaine lettuce, shredded carrot, tomato wedges, croutons with assorted dressings. The main course will be a 6 oz Petit Bistro Filet and 4 oz Bourbon Glazed Salmon with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, French Style Green Beans, Rolls with Butter and Mini Fudge Chocolate Cake. Regular and decaf coffee, sweetened and unsweetened tea and water will be the beverages. Following the meal, the Wounded Corpsmen will be honored and gifts will be presented. At this time it is not for sure if the scholarship recipients will be recognized at the members meeting or at the evening meal. Hospitality room will be open before and after the banquet.
Sunday, September 29, 2013. Depart and look forward to the 2013 meeting in Columbus, GA
The weather in early September should be pleasant days and cool nights so a light jacket will be needed. It usually rains during this time so an umbrella should be included in your packing plans. Columbus is served by the following airlines; American and Delta with all flights coming from the hub at Atlanta. There is also a ground shuttle from Atlanta to Columbus. More info will be provided on this in the summer 2013 newsletter.. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle from the Columbus airport.
Please bring ideas for the 2015 reunion with you as we are seeking input from our members on the locations for out year reunions. If you bring an idea for a site, please conduct the preliminary work concerning rates, availability of activities, lodging, etc., so you can present a complete package to the members for a vote. We have two cities that will probably be presented for 2014 at this time so there is time for you to prepare a package for a site you wish to present for 2015. Most of the officers will be arriving on Wednesday evening to relax and enjoy the comradeship before the full schedule begins. We have invited the surviving members of the 1st Med Bn, 1st Marine Division from WW2 to attend. They are so few in number that they have had to stop conducting their own reunions. We have also invited the members of Fleet Hospital 15 (a USNR Fleet Hospital from Desert Shield/Storm) to attend.
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