Ahoy USS Goldsborough Shipmates and friends,
Well we are about 2 months out from our reunion in Buffalo and it looks like everything is somewhat getting back to normal. Or the new normal as they like to say. I have spoken with the folks in Buffalo and things there are opening up, so hopefully our reunion will follow the schedule as planned. We are still getting reservations in and hopefully we will have a nice crew. Got some new shipmates registered and it is always nice to get some new sea stories. If you haven’t registered you have until Aug 27th to get room reservations in to be guaranteed our rate. Please get your reunion registrations in by then also so we can get our numbers in for meals , transportation, clothing, etc.
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 jog our memory if you haven’t already done so.
Shipmates that have registered for the reunion follows:
|Bill Biller||Pat Biller|
|Mike Carlton||Jeanette Miller|
|Chip Chapin||Sue Chapin|
|Mike Crumpton||Jane Crumpton|
|Larry Fry||Cynthia Fry|
|Russell “Rusty” Hutto||Sherry Hutto|
|Jim Lane||Ramona Lane|
|Roy Satterstrom||Christine Satterstrom|
|Paul Schepers||Staci Schepers|
|Bill Schmitt||Marilyn O’Barr|
|Bruce Smith||Shaun Mueller|
|Pat Taylor||Connie Taylor|
|Harvey Tillman||Kathy Tillman|
|Ted Wolff||Donna Wolff|
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