We had a great turnout and a
successful reunion! Thanks to
Bob Sipole for his hard work on this reunion.
The 2006 reunion will be held in Beaumont, Texas. We are hoping for a large
turnout. If all the shipmates
who live in Texas
attend, we’ll fill the hotel.
Bob Sipole, our reunion coordinator has put together a great
reunion. All the details can
be found in the newsletters.
Please click on newsletters at the top of the page for details and
the event sign up sheet.
Please reserve your room and send in your sign up sheet as soon as
possible. The deadline for
sign up sheets is September 1.
Please send in your sheets as soon as possible. Bob needs to have an idea of the
number of people to make coach reservations.
1-4, 2006 (Depart Nov. 5)
Place: Holiday Inn Beaumont
I H 10
Toll Free: 800-315-2621
Group Rate: $89.00 per night plus tax
Group Code: 2-USH
The hotel has been completely renovated since Hurricane Rita
damaged it and we’re told it’s beautiful.
There will be a bus trip on Nov.
1 to L’Auberge du Lac Casino/Resort. We don’t have a departure
time yet, but it will be in the morning. If you plan to go, you should plan
to arrive at the hotel October 31.
There will be a trip to the Johnson Space
Center in Houston including lunch one day. Also, a Beaumont city tour of museums followed
by a memorial service.
On Friday night, there will be a
banquet with a Cajun band as entertainment.
On Saturday morning, there will
be a breakfast buffet. In the
afternoon, we’ll have a business meeting followed by a raffle. Please bring an inexpensive or
home made item for the raffle.
A Tucker ship model will be
raffled. See information in
the newsletters for ticket information. A replica of a British compass and
a walking stick carved by Dayton
Powell with USS Henry W. Tucker on it will be raffled. For the compass and walking stick,
tickets will be sold at the reunion only.
Start times for events will be
noted in the next newsletter.
Bob needs a general head count before he can set the start times,
so please send in your event sheets.
For those traveling in RVs, several shipmates will be staying at a
nearby RV Resort
Place: Gulf Coast RV Resort
5175 Brooks Rd.
rate: $15.00 per night
Due to hurricane damage to the main terminal at the Beaumont
airport, Bob Sipole, our reunion coordinator, suggests flying into Houston. Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAG)
and Hobby Airport (HOU) are about 85 miles from Beaumont. Continental is the primary airline
into Bush and Southwest is the primary airline into Hobby.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has given our group a special rate for the
reunion. 10% discount off the
best published rate available in the Greater Houston/Beaumont area.
800 RENT A CAR
For more information on the reunion and events, click on the newsletters
link at the top of the page.
The event sign-up sheet can be found in the April and June 2006