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Reunion 2024 - Wilmington, NC

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Ahoy Shipmates!

Plans are set for the 2024 USS Goldsborough Association in Wilmington North Carolina.  The reunion will be held October 6th – 10th, 2024 at the Hotel Lela Wilmington Tapestry Collection.  Mike and Linda Nowak have  another great reunion planned.  The Hotel Lela Wilmington Tapestry Collection, 5001 Market Street, Wilmington, NC. 28405 has given us a great rate of $129 a night plus taxes from Sunday, October 6th till Friday, October 11th.  The Friday and Saturday night before and the Friday night after the room rate is $149.  The room rate will be held till September 9th.  As this is a new hotel and won’t be opening until sometime in May, there is not a phone number to call.  You will need to book your room using the following site which will take you straight to booking with USS Goldsborough rates: 

The tentative POD is:

Sunday, October 6th:

Registration in Hospitality Room - Snacks and sea stories

Monday, October 7th:

Morning tour of the battleship USS North Carolina and memorial service

Lunch on own. Afternoon Henrietta Cruise.

Tuesday, October 8th:

Take bus to downtown. Everyone on their own. Things to do: horse-drawn carriage

& trolley tours; brewer & distillery tour; railroad museum; Cape Fear Museum of

History; Poplar Grove Plantation; WW II Heritage; ect.

Wednesday, October 9th:

Free day to enjoy the sights and sounds of Wilmington.

Thursday, October 10th:

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 6:30 pm followed by our world-famous auction. (Remember to bring items from your home state for the auction. )

Friday, October 11th:


Registration fee covers trip transportation fees, banquet, shirts for all attendees, hats for the men, bags for the ladies and all the goodies in the hospitality 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 to send a picture to help jog our memory a little.

If you have never attended a reunion, you will find it is a great time. Whether there is anyone you served with on the Goldy or not, you will find we are all brothers who served and our spouse and friends all have a great time hearing our stories and spending time together. The tours and areas we visit are a great way to see this great country. Our reunions rotate across the country every 3 years to make it as convenient as possible for shipmates to attend. We are always looking 2 years ahead to find a great place and shipmates to host a reunion. The 2025 reunion will be in Las Vegas, Nevada hosted by the Bob Franklin and Tom Weaver. The 2026 reunion will be in the Central time zone, so we will be deciding on that at this year’s meeting. If you would like to host it, we have plenty of shipmates that will help you get through it. Hope to see you this year or at one of the future reunions.

The USS Goldsborough Association also sponsors a $1,000 scholarship to association members or their descendants who meet the criteria. The application is on the Association website.

Bill Biller , HT2 77-81

USS Goldsborough Association Treasurer


2024 Goldsborough Reunion Letter
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