Mark your calendar:

2018 reunion will be in San Diego, CA, September 30 – October 4.

2018 San Diego Registration Form

Ahoy shipmates.

We hope everyone has enjoyed their 4th of July and the official beginning of summer.  It is time to make your fall plans and we hope they include joining USS Goldsborough shipmates for our annual reunion to be held September 30 to October 4 in San Diego.  These reunions are a great time to renew friendships and make new ones.  They also are a time to remember our shipmates from long ago.  We also get to visit the area and see the sights of San Diego.  It is a time to see if you have some sea stories that no one else has heard.

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:

Shipmate Guest
Bill Biller  Pat Biller
Gary Buxengard  Jan Lee Buxengard
Chip Chapin  Sue Chapin
Mike Crumpton  Jane Crumpton
Refugio De La Rosa  Josephine De La Rosa
Bob Franklin  Jean Franklin
James Lane  Ramona Lane
Richard Lindsay  Tana Lindsay Susan Lindsay Taylor Lindsay Christopher Greene
Jim Long
Curtis Maki  Merrilee Maki
Bob Moloney
Paul Schepers  Staci Schepers
Bruce Smith
Bill Schmitt  Marillyn O’Barr
Dennis Steadman  Brende Hofer
Pat Taylor  Connie Taylor
Everett Truman  Chris Truman
Jim Vallin  Debbie Vallin
Max Vonderhorst
Tom Weaver  Wanda Weaver  Kimberly Weaver
Parker Willey  Sue Willey

My wife and I look forward to the reunion every year.  It is great to see shipmates from long ago and shipmates that we have met since coming to the reunions.  It doesn’t matter if you served at the same time we our all Goldy sailors.  We have walked the same decks, spent time in the same ports, (the fodder for many of the sea stories), spent many days and nights out on the oceans, stood watch at all hours of the day and night, and ate many midrats.  We are all Goldy sailors. Please try to join us for this reunion or one in the future.  I am sure you will enjoy it.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Bill Biller HT2  77-81




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