Ahoy USS Goldsborough Shipmates and friends,
One week to the 2021 USS Goldsborough reunion in Buffalo NY. My wife and I have just returned home from attending the USS Dyess reunion in Buffalo and had a great time. It also gave us a chance to see how things were running in Buffalo. I am happy to say most things were fairly normal. All of our scheduled events are running as well as can be expected. We checked in with the Millenium hotel and they are looking forward to hosting us. During our visit, we learned that the pool is closed due to Covid. Other than that we are looking at a great reunion.
If you have never been to the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area you will find it a great place to visit. Beautiful scenery, numerous wineries, many historical places. Just to name a few of the things to do. There are also casinos, many shopping areas and of course the hospitality room.
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. 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 courtyard, and fitness center on site.
The tentative POD is:
Sunday, September 26th: Registration in Hospitality Room – Snacks and sea stories
Monday, September 27th: We will start out with a slower boat ride on the Erie Canal followed by a nice lunch. Then we will go see Niagara Falls followed by a little more exciting ride on the Maid of the Mist. So, if you happen to get a little damp on the ride, we will be heading back to the hotel then so you can get into dry clothes.
Tuesday, September 28th: We will be going to the Buffalo Naval and Military Park for A Memorial Service on the fantail of the USS Sullivans as the elevator is not working on the USS Little Rock. We will have some time there for self guided tours on the ships or pier before we head to the Made in America Store for lunch and shopping. Everything sold in the Made in America Store is Made in America and they are very supportive of the Military and Veterans. They will tell you their story while we are there. We will then board the bus and head back to the hotel and see some of the sights of Buffalo on our way back.
Wednesday, September 29th: Free day. You can go back to tour more of the ships at the Naval Park. I know all you women love to see Navy ships. There is also shopping center next door and numerous wineries within an hour of the hotel. Also, there are casinos if you need to share the wealth.
Thursday, September 30th: U.S.S. Goldsborough Association Annual Meeting commences at 9:00am. . We will be deciding on the 2023 reunion location which will be in the Central time zone, so have some ideas for that. Of course Thursday night is the Banquet and auction commencing around 6:00 PM. Please bring an item or 2 from your area to auction off to help offset some of the cost of the reunion and support the Goldsborough Scholarship
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, Roger Benz, Deb Benz|
|Gary Buxengard||JanLee Buxengard|
|Mike Carlton||Jeanette Miller|
|Chip Chapin||Sue Chapin|
|Mike Crumpton||Jane Crumpton|
|Larry Fry||Cynthia Fry|
|Jim Haag||Tony Haag, Sue Haag, Chris Desroches, Robin Desroches|
|Russell “Rusty” Hutto||Sherry Hutto|
|Rob Kasulke||Denise Kasulke|
|Jim Lane||Ramona Lane|
|Curtis Maki||Merrilee Maki|
|Ralph McArtor||Kay McArtor, Irene Ferroni, Patty Goddard|
|Mike Nowak||Linda Nowak|
|Jake Rindosh||Diane Rindosh|
|Roy Satterstrom||Christine Satterstrom|
|Paul Schepers||Staci Schepers|
|Bill Schmitt||Marilyn O’Barr|
|Pat Taylor||Connie Taylor|
|Harvey Tillman||Kathy Tillman|
|Everett Truman||Chris Truman|
|Max Von der Horst|
|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