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USS FURSE DD/DDR-882

Reunion Association

 Jacksonville, FL.
 Wednesday, Oct. 10 - Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018

Ahoy Shipmates, 

It’s that time of year again to make plans to attend the annual USS FURSE reunion. Mark your calendars now for October 10th – 14th, 2018, and join us in Jacksonville, Florida. Don’t delay, the tours are limited to 55 persons due to bus size. It’s first come first served, so get your forms to Dan right away. 

Message from our President:

I thank everyone who attended our last reunion. Everyone had a good time. A reminder that this year is election year and we hope someone will be interested in running for a position. Hope to see everyone in Jacksonville.   

Louis Dugas President 

Message from our Vice President:

I am looking forward to our next reunion in Jacksonville, FL. It is always a great time to get together with old friends and shipmates.

Jerry Formulak Vice President 

Message from our Treasurer:

We had 65 in attendance at last year’s reunion in Washington DC.  I’m looking forward to this year’s event in Jacksonville, FL.  being hosted by Del and Delores Mattison. They have planned interesting tours for our enjoyment.   Thank you Del and Delores.

As a reminder, all reservations and payments must be received by Sept. 10, 2018.  If you aren’t attending this year’s reunion, send in your dues to receive all future mailings.  There are 89 dues paying members, not including widows and plankers who are exempt from dues.

If you are willing to plan and host a ship’s reunion for 2019 please contact one of the association officers.  You may contact me for the Request for Quote (RFQ) information guide.  I found it very helpful in planning a reunion.  Most cities have a convention or tourist bureau that can help with hotel and tour information.   

Dan Riddle, Treasurer

Email: naplesdlr@aol.com

PH: 239-272-1270 

Message from our Secretary:

These reunions are a great time for us to get re-acquainted with old friends and to make new friends! And I echo Dan’s comments; we need shipmates to step up and be hosts for future reunions. The location doesn’t have to have a nautical connection, just look around at whatever interesting attractions exist where you live and get involved.

Thanks to this year’s host Del and Delores, I know it will be a blast!

Jim Stone Secretary 

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Crown Plaza Jacksonville

14670 Duval Road, Jacksonville, FL

ARRIVE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10, 2018 LEAVE SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, 2018

Reservation:  1-877-559-0015 mention USS FURSE REUNION

Locally             1-904-741-4404

Room Rate:  $109.00 + Tax (Total $122.08) KING OR 2 DOUBLES

Incl. Breakfast for 2.  You may arrive up to 3 days before and stay up to 3 days after at this same rate.

Limo service is available from the airport – follow the signs to ‘Ground Transportation’ go to pole #6, and there press Number 2 to be connected to the hotel driver.

To receive this special rate, you must make your reservations before September 10th, 2018! 

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For this year’s reunion Dell and Delores Mattison have planned exciting and interesting day trips in and around the area.

 Tours

Day Trips: (LIMITED TO 55 Persons DUE TO BUS SIZE)

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 11, 2018 - COST $56.00.

THIS INCLUDES LUNCH;

VISIT KINGS BAY SUBMARINE BASE, Kings Bay, GA.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 - COST $57.00.

THIS INCLUDES LUNCH;

NAVAL STATION MAYPORT – Mayport, FL

 

ADDITIONAL MEALS:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018

     LUNCH PAID BY ASSOCIATION

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018

     BANQUET DINNER

     CHOICE OF:

      Chicken Marsala                                         $35.00

      Coffee crusted sliced Flank steak             $40.00

      Fish – Salmon                                              $35.00

 

Of course, there will also be plenty of time to join your shipmates for conversation, laughs, storytelling, snacks, meals, and a beverage (maybe even an adult beverage) in the hospitality room. 

We sincerely hope you will join us in Jacksonville, Florida (at a hotel near Jacksonville Airport) October 10th to October 14th, 2018.

Whether or not you meet shipmates from your time aboard Furse, you will meet shipmates who are interested in hearing your stories and telling you theirs.  

You, your spouse, your partner, your significant other and your guests; are all cordially invited.

 

Please note that the bus tours are LIMITED to 55 persons, first come first served; and that all forms must be returned to Dan Riddle before September 10th, 2018.

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2018 REUNION RESPONSE FORM
 Jacksonville, FL.
 Wednesday, Oct. 10 - Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018


NAME: ______________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: _________________________________________________APT: _____________
CITY: ___________________________________ STATE: ___________ ZIP: _____________
PHONE #_________________________EMAIL ADDRESS_____________________________
ARRIVAL DATE: ___________________IS THIS YOUR FIRST REUNION? YES____ NO____
List any additional attendees: ___________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Emergency contact information. _________________________________________________

USS FURSE REUNION ASSOCIATION DUES………………………………………….…… $ 15.00
(Payment of Dues is required of all Shipmates to remain on the active
mailing list. Plankers and Widows do not pay dues.)

TOURS- Each tour limited to 55. Tours leave hotel at 08:45

1. 10/11-Thursday, Kings Bay Submarine Base includes Lunch ……$56.00 X____= $_______

2. 10/12-Friday, Mayport Naval Station includes Lunch ……………..$57.00 X____= $________

3. 10/13- Saturday Lunch paid by Association …………………............Free X______

4. 10/13- Saturday Night Dinner ………………………………….…..................…Total= $________

CHOICE OF: (one entrée per guest please)
Chicken Marsala …………………………$35 .....#_________
Coffee Crusted Sliced Flank Steak ….$40.......# _________  
Salmon ……………………………………$35.......# _________
                                                                                                                     TOTAL=$_________

TOTAL PAYMENT and FORM DUE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Please return this form with your check payable to: USS FURSE REUNION ASSOCIATION


Mail to:

Dan Riddle
1503 Walnut Ave,
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Contact: Naplesdlr@aol.com or 1-239-272-1270

 

4/20/18