Mark your calendar:
2018 reunion will be in San Diego, CA, September 30 – October 4.
Scholarship application is due in by May 15, 2018 (See Scholarhip page for more information)
Shipmates and friends,
It is now into February, and I don’t know which groundhog to believe. I guess we will just have to wait and see how much winter we have left. The annual Goldsborough reunion is scheduled for September 30 to October 4 in San Diego. The host hotel is the Best Western Seven Seas, 411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego. The room rate is $75. a night. The rate is good for 2 days before and after the reunion. Just mention you are with the Goldsborough to get our rate. Reserve your room by September 1st to receive our special rate. Unfortunately, breakfast is not included, but there is a restaurant at the hotel. The hotel does not have a shuttle. Taxis will cost approximately $20 from the airport to the hotel.
The Fashion Valley Mall is about 1 mile away from the hotel and has many restaurants including True Food, Cheesecake Factory and PF Changs. You can also access the Fashion Valley Transit Center Trolley stop which can take guests to Old Town or Downtown. A day pass is about $5.00. Balboa Park is always a great option to walk around with many museums and the San Diego Zoo. The Old Town Trolley Tours (different from the transit Trolley) picks up around the corner from our hotel and gives guests a tour of San Diego and allows them to hop on and hop off at any stop throughout the day. Many guests love this option to take around the city and stop on Coronado Island for lunch. Tickets can be purchased on their website. www.trolleytours.com They are under $40.
The tentative POD is:
Sunday, September 30th: Registration in Hospitality Room Snacks and sea stories
Monday, October 1st: Depart hotel 9:30 am – Memorial Service at Mount Soledad. Lunch at Old Town. Arrive back to hotel around 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 2nd: Depart hotel 9:30 am – Tour USS Midway. 2 Hour Harbor Excursion w/box lunch. Arrive back to hotel around 3:30 pm
Wednesday, October 3rd: Free day
Thursday, October 4th: U.S.S. Goldsborough Association Annual Meeting commences at 9:00 am. Meeting usually lasts 1.5 hours. Discussions of old business, new business, etc. Evening banquet at approximately 6:00 pm followed by auction
Friday, October 5th: Farewell.
Remember to bring items from your home state for the auction on Thursday evening.
Please fill out registration form at the top of this page and return to William Biller to get your registration in. You must make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel. Please mention the Goldsborough to get our room rates and make sure the Association gets credit for your room.
We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Please try to join us for this reunion or one in the future. I am sure you will be glad you did.
Bill Biller, HT2 77-80