The holidays are behind us now and we are well into the new year. The annual Goldsborough reunion is scheduled for October 4 to October 8, 2020, in Buffalo, New York. The host hotel is the Millenium Buffalo Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14225. The room rate is $109.00 a night for a deluxe king room or a deluxe 2 queen beds room which includes two complimentary full hot breakfast buffets. These rates will be good October 2 – October 10, 2020. You must call the hotel at 866-866-8086 and mention the Goldsborough Reunion to get these rates. Reserve your room by September 4th to receive our special rate. Please use the Goldsborough rate to fullfill our commitment towards the hospitality room. 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.
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, October 4th: Registration in Hospitality Room – Snacks and sea stories
Monday, October 5th: 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, October 6th: 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, October 7th: Free day. Optional chocolate & wine tour – additional cost of $50.00 per person. Tour includes visit to Platter’s Chocolate Factory, lunch on your own in the historic Village of Lewiston,
Honeymoon Trail Winery to taste four wines and Niagara Landing Wine Cellars for an opportunity to taste 6 wines. Tour is limited to the first 29 attendees.
Thursday, October 8th: 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. (Remember to bring items from your home state for the auction on Thursday evening.)
Friday, October 9th: Farewell
Please fill out registration form on reunion 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.
Many of us have changed a little since serving on the “Goldy”. If you have not previously submitted a picture of when you were on board the “Goldy”, we are asking you send a picture to help jog our memory a little.
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 77-81