Ahoy USS Goldsborough Shipmates and friends,
Hopefully everyone is getting through the pandemic without any issues. I am a little late on getting forms out for the 2021 annual Goldsborough reunion, but have been waiting to see what will be open in Buffalo to do. Still not sure as everything seems to be just starting to get back to regular schedule. We are going to plan on keeping the schedule the same as we had planned for last year and if we have to change, we will make it work. The reunion is scheduled for September 26 -30 2021, in Buffalo, New York. Our host hotel is the Millennium Buffalo Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14225. The room rate has been lowered to $99.00 a night for a deluxe king room or a deluxe 2 queen beds room. For “Goldy Reunion” attendees, a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet for up to two per room is included in our room rates. These rates will be good September 24 – October 3, 2021. You must call the hotel at 866-866-8086 and mention the Goldsborough Reunion to get these rates. Reserve your room by August 27th to receive our special rate. The hotel has free on-site parking, free airport shuttle, free shuttle within 2 miles of hotel, free wi-fi and wheelchair accessible. There is a pool, courtyard, and fitness center on site. Please reserve your rooms using The Goldsborough reunion name as this helps us get the hospitality room for free.
Next to the hotel is Walden Galleria Mall and many restaurants. The city of Buffalo offers a variety of activities to do and see. There are many casinos, Niagara Falls park, numerous wineries, Memorial Park, Canal Side entertainment area, etc.
The tentative POD is:
Sunday, September 26th: Registration in Hospitality Room – Snacks and sea stories
Monday, September 27th: Boat ride on the historic Erie Canal followed by lunch. Niagara Falls tour, ride on the Maid of the Mist for an up-close look at the falls and a stop at Goat Island to view the Horseshoe Falls.
Tuesday, September 28th: Tour Buffalo Naval & Military Park with memorial service on the USS Little Rock. Trip to the Made In America store for lunch and shopping. Buffalo city highlights tour.
Wednesday, September 29th: Free day.
Thursday, September 30th: U.S.S. Goldsborough Association Annual Meeting commences at 9:00am. Meeting usually lasts 1.5 hours. Discussions of old business, new business, etc. Evening banquet at approximately 6:00 pm followed by auction. (Remember to bring items from your home state for the auction on Thursday evening.)
Friday, October 1st: Farewell
Please fill out your registration form and return to William Biller. Since many of us have changed a little since serving on the “Goldy”, we are asking that you send a picture of when you were on board to help job our memory if you haven’t already done so.
We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Hope to see you in Buffalo.
Bill Biller , HT2 77-81
USS Goldsborough Association Treasurer