We are about 6 weeksfrom the start of the 2015 USS Grant Reunion in beautiful San Diego. It is now time for you to register for the reunion and commit to your selected activities.
We MUST have an accurate head-count for reunion activities to reserve the needed transportation and to confirm the ‘USS Grant Dinner’ on Wednesday, 11/4. Also, to obtain the reduced prices we negotiated, we must pay for the three days of transportation, the 3-day museum passes and the Pasta Buffet - - - in advance.
We need to know if you will be participating in the following activities listed on the POD:
1) Maritime Museum Tour # 2) USS Midway Tour #
3) USS Grant Pasta Buffet *4) USS Grant Welcome Reception *
* = Covered by the ‘Registration Fee’ or USS Grant Association.
Please use the next page to select your reunion group activities. Your completed ‘2015 USS Grant Reunion Registration/Admission/Dinner (RAD) Form’ will provide us with the information we need to provide daily transportation to/from the San Diego attractions, stock the Grant Hospitality Room (GHR), provide for MidRats and supply the post-Dinner ‘Brandy & Cigars Under the Stars’. We also must provide an advance ‘head-count’ to the hotel for the ‘USS Grant Pasta Buffet’, the ‘USS Grant Welcome Reception’ and the ‘USS Grant Dinner’.
Please remember that the reunion ‘Registration Fee’ covers the daily expenses for the beverages, snacks and MidRats in the GHR as well as the cost of the ‘USS Grant Pasta Buffet’, the daily transportation, the after-dinner ‘Brandy & Cigars’ and the after-dinner ‘Hula Show’.
We need you to complete the ‘RAD Form’ and mail it, with your check, to the USS Grant Alumni Association. The address is located at the bottom of the ‘RAD Form’.
++ = ‘Reunion Registration Fee’ required for each shipmate/guest attending reunion.
@= A ‘ONE-DAY SINGLE-VISIT‘ Maritime Museum ticket is $16. A ‘ONE-DAY SINGLE-VISIT’ Midway ticket is $20. ‘ONE-DAY SINGLE-VISIT’ tickets are purchased at the Maritime Museum & Midway. The USS Grant $25 combined ticket provides UNLIMITED daily access to BOTH for THREE days.
*=An activity which is covered by the ‘Reunion Registration Fee’ or USS Grant Association.
Make checks payable to: “USS U.S. Grant Association”.
Send FORM and payment to:Ron Lischak, USS U.S. Grant Association
P.O. Box 187, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Must be received by RonNO LATER THAN 10/9.
QUESTIONS?? CONTACT BOB @ 760-390-8137 OR RAY @ 407-886-6422
ONLY 7 WEEKS UNTIL THE SAN DIEGO REUNION!
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
JOIN US FOR THE LAND BASED PORTION OF THE REUNION, JUST US FOR THE CRUISE, OR BEST OF ALL, JOIN US FOR BOTH!!!
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!
USS GRANT REUNION GOLF OUTING
A USS Grant Reunion “Golf Outing” is being planned at the Admiral Baker (golfsd.com/adm_baker.html) golf course in the San Diego area. Grant shipmates Ed Maguire [firstname.lastname@example.org] and Bob Bardwell [email@example.com] are coordinating the event. Shipmates interested in playing a round of golf with other Grant shipmates must contact either Ed or Bob no laterthan October 1st.
The date and tee time will be announced after October 1st.
The pin is provided to each shipmate that attends a reunion. The pin itself represents the first reunion a shipmate attends.
Shipmates attending more than one reunion: A Silver Star is awarded for attending Reno, Branson, or Jacksonville reunions. A Bronze Star is awarded for attending Galveston, Seattle, Charleston, or the 2015 San Diego Reunion.
The total number of stars is one less than the number of reunions you have attended because the pin counts as the first reunion.
For a shipmate attending all 7 reunions, they would have the pin, two silver stars, and four bronze stars (as depicted in the image below).
USS U.S. Grant Reunion Pin
2013 CHARLESTON REUNION PHOTOS
Blue Crew Shipmates in Charleston
Gold Crew Shipmates in Charleston
The USS ULYSSES S. GRANT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is a fraternal organization of United States Navy Submariners who served aboard the nuclear powered fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN 631).The USS Ulysses S. Grant Alumni Association is the formal continuation of the USS Grant Forum established by Michael Arterburn.The primary purpose of the Association is to encourage and support theongoing communication and friendship among its members.The Association will maintain a sailing list and contact information of all shipmates, periodically issue newsletters and special bulletins and organize and host formal reunions for the benefit and camaraderie of its membership.
USS U.S. GRANT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS WERE SENT BY E-MAIL IF YOU DIDN'T GET ONE - WE DON'T HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS!