Well we are about a month away from the 2023 annual Goldsborough reunion. Pat & Connie Taylor have another great reunion planned. The reunion is scheduled for September 24 to September 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee. The host hotel is the Radisson Hotel Airport Nashville, Nashville, TN 37214. Call the hotel at 615-866-4017 and mention the Goldsborough Reunion to get our rates. The hotel has free on-site parking, free airport shuttle, free wi-fi, and wheelchair accessible. There is a restaurant, bar, indoor pool and fitness center on site. The hotel is about a 15 minute drive to Broadway and Opry Mills. It is under 8 miles to visit The Hermitage or Music City Center.
Early registration is now closed. Registration fee now is $245 per person and due by September 12, 2023.
We have a great group coming and it looks to be one of the largest turnouts we have had. See the list below to see who is joining us this year. We should have some new sea stories as we have some new sailors joining us this year, as well as many of the regulars who always seem to remember another story from times past. (Some of them are probably true.)
The tentative POD is:
Sunday, September 24th: Welcome Shipmates Party in the hospitality suite
Monday, September 25th: 0800 Group photo in reunion shirts; 0830 Depart for Jack Daniels Distillery Tour 1300 Lunch at Mary Bobo’s Family Style Restaurant; Return to hotel around 1600
Tuesday, September 26th: Free day until 1500. 1600 Bus to Downtown Nashville (Broadway St.); 2020 First Downtown Pickup; 2200 Last Downtown Pickup. If you want to stay later, call Uber.
Wednesday, September 27th: Free day to enjoy the sights and sounds of Nashville
Thursday, September 28th: 0900 U.S.S. Goldsborough Association Annual Meeting. Memorial Service to follow. 1700 Attendee photos; 1730 Happy Hour, 1800 Banquet Meeting. Auction to follow dinner.
Our auction helps raise money for our secondary education scholarships. So, remember to bring items from your home state or other items to sell at the auction. One item to be sold this year is an artist rendering of the Goldsborough in action on the firing line. These are limited and numbered prints and we will be selling print #one of the collection.
Friday, September 29th: Farewell
There are tons of things to see and do in Nashville so we have left free time to explore on your own or with a group of others.
The hospitality suite will be open any time we are at the hotel, normally 0730 – 2300. Your registration fee covers trip transportation fees for Monday and Tuesday, lunch and tour on Monday, banquet, shirts for all attendees, hats for the men, bags for the ladies and all the goodies in the hospitality room.
You can print off and fill out the registration form from the following link and return to William Biller to get your registration in. You must make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel as mentioned above. 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.
Shipmates that have registered for the reunion follows:
|Bill Biller||Pat Biller, Tom & Patty Biller, Kathy Willey|
|Peter Boyd||Nobuko Boyd|
|Gary Buxengard||Jan Lee Buxengard|
|Chip Chapin||Sue Chapin|
|Mike Christensen||Belinda Christenson|
|Mike Crumpton||Jane Crumpton|
|Bob Dunn||Jeneane Culler|
|Larry Fry||Cynthia Fry|
|Heriberto Garza||Victoria Rivas|
|Jim Haag||Tony & Sue Haag, Mike & Christy Haag|
|Ronald Hohensee||Tanya Hohensee|
|Rob Kasulke||Denise Kasulke|
|Jerry King||Margret Ford|
|Jim Lane||Ramona Lane|
|Richard Lindsey||Tana Lindsey, Cynthia Phillips, Rory Ingwersen|
|Curtis Maki||Merrilee Maki|
|Ralph McArtor||Kay McArtor, Irene Ferroni, Patty Goddard|
|Mike Nowak||Linda Nowak|
|Arnold “Shan” Owens||Rena Owens|
|Christine Satterstrom||Terry Sleaper, Ginger Bennett, Tina Kosobucki|
|Paul Schepers||Staci Schepers|
|Bill Schmitt||Marilyn O’Barr|
|Dennis Smith||Patty Smith|
|Terry Sullivan||Theresa Sullivan|
|Pat Taylor||Connie Taylor|
|Jim Vallin||Debbie Vallin|
|Robert West||Tippy West|
|Parker Willey||Sue Willey|
|Patrick Winn||Veronica Winn|
|Ted Wolf||Donna Wolf|
Bill Biller , HT2 77-81
USS Goldsborough Association Treasurer