Mark your calendar:
2018 reunion will be in San Diego, CA, September 30 – October 4.
We are now into September and the Labor Day holiday has just finished up. Our weather here in northwest Ohio is not cooling down yet. We are still into the high 80s to lower 90s. We have 29 shipmates and 31 guests registered for the reunion as of right now. I believe there are a couple more that might be coming for part of the reunion. I have been guaranteed great weather in San Diego by the hotel for the reunion. My wife and I are looking forward to the reunion as always. We love to see old friends and meet new ones. We also get to see more areas of this great country. We are starting our trip a little early to visit some friends and family in the Tuscan area before heading to San Diego. After the reunion we are going by the Grand Canyon to do some sight seeing there. (That is another of my bucket list items). As I said, we love to see all the different areas of the USA and going to the reunions gives us a great way to do it. See you in San Diego.
This year’s 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. Remember to bring items from your home state for the auction on Thursday evening.
Friday, October 5th: Farewell.
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.
Shipmates that have registered for the reunion follows:
|Bill Biller||Pat Biller||Norm Fry||Sandy Crum|
|Gary Buxengard||Jan Lee Buxengard|
|Chip Chapin||Sue Chapin|
|Mike Christensen||Belinda Christensen|
|Malcolm Crosland||Linda Crosland|
|Mike Crumpton||Jane Crumpton|
|Refugio DeLa Rosa||Josephine DeLa Rosa|
|Bob Franklin||Jean Franklin|
|Jim Haag||Tony Haag||Sue Haag||Chris Desroches||Robin Desroches|
|James Lane||Ramona Lane|
|Richard Lindsay||Tana Lindsay||Susan Lindsay||Taylor Lindsay||Christopher Greene|
|Dee Maguire||Mike Maguire|
|Curtis Maki||Merrilee Maki|
|Roy Satterstrom||Christine Satterstrom|
|Paul Schepers||Staci Schepers|
|Bill Schmitt||Marillyn O’Barr|
|Dennis Steadman||Brende Hofer|
|Pat Taylor||Connie Taylor|
|Doug Tesdal||Jill Tesdal|
|Everett Truman||Chris Truman|
|Jim Vallin||Debbie Vallin|
|Dan Vliek||Susan Vliek|
|Tom Weaver||Wanda Weaver||Kimberly Weaver|
|Parker Willey||Sue Willey|
|Louis ‘Jerry’ Woolums|
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Bill Biller HT2 77-81