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2018 Reunion General Information

Reunion Notification and Dues Letter

Date:   January 12, 2018 and April 27, 2018

To:       All 26th Marines Association Members of record

From:   26th Marine Association Board of Directors "26th Marines Association"


Members and all 26'ers of all times, Regiment, and MEU   -  all battalions  and  supporting units :


Preparations for the 26th Marine Association 2018 Savannah, Georgia Reunion are almost finished.  Our 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada, reunion was another super success. 


We had great attendance and continued reaching our goal in regards to leaving each year's reunion with the next year's reunion determined, as well as, three sites selected for the following reunion in 2019.  Those cities will be New York City, New York, Memphis, Tennessee, and New Orleans, Louisiana.  Be thinking about these three cities/areas in preparation for a vote at the 2018 Annual Meeting.



The reunion dates will be Thursday, September 20, through Sunday September 23 , 2018.  A contract has being concluded and related information is posted on our website www.26thMarines.com .  As is the norm, we will bargain for the group rate effective 5 days before and 5 days after the reunion dates above, in case some may want to make a longer vacation of their stay.



Reunion Focus days – Will be Thursday through Sunday.  As we have done anytime we are in the area of an MCRD, we will caravan via personal cars to witness a Friday Graduation at Parris Island.  New information will be posted as it develops.


Please check our site www.26thMarines.com, often, for updates as they may occur.  The purpose of this letter is 2018 Reunion Notification and request for dues and other reunion fees, banquet, registration, "friendly incoming", etc.


The fees for this 2018's reunion are as follows:


1. Annual Membership Dues $40.00 per year

2. Registration fee will be $25.00 per person, members and each member's guest(s).

3. Banquet fee will be $45.00 per person, members and guest(s).


First, the annual membership fee is due by March 15, 2018. (Thanks to you who have already paid!!)  Make checks payable to "26th Marines Association".  All payments received after that date will incur a $10.00 per annum fee.


While the registration and banquet fees are not due until July 31, 2018, if possible, please also submit your registration fees and banquet fees for each person attending, including you, family and friends, as soon as possible.  But again, we will accept the Registration fee and Banquet fee or changes to them, as late as July 31, 2018.  You will notice all the fees have remained the same as last year.


Remember, the sooner we have a firm count, reservations made, etc., the more smoothly things flow after that.


Please note:  Since we always contract with no demands on room count, this year, reservations must be made on or before August 21, 2018 to be guaranteed the group rate.  Those made after that date may incur a higher room cost, or no rooms available. 


Also, we have a certain number of rooms blocked, but we can change that as required as late as 7-21-18.  So, if you think you will be coming, make your reservations before July 21, 2018 and if an emergency occurs, you can cancel your reservations.


Please note, the membership at 2013's reunion Annual Meeting, voted to "forgive" all back dues for anyone in arrears on dues.  This has been accomplished.  However, the rule of 2006 (see below) is still in affect.  Since all records have been brought to zero balance, please pay your dues in a timely fashion.


This notice is being emailed to those members of record during 2017, and emails collected from past reunions and our Guest Book email entries.  If you need a hard copy, please let Sonny know today.  Hard copies will be mailed out to those needing them.  Of course if you don’t need the hard copy, it will save our organization costs of paper, envelopes, postage, etc.


Please feel free to copy this notice and give or send to anyone you know who may be interested in our Association.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of us.


Look forward to having another great 26th Marines Association reunion and seeing everyone in Savannah!!


¡¡ Thanks and Semper Fi !!


~ The 26th Marines Association ~ Board of Directors ~
DirectorLarry McCartneyPublic Information Officer419-340-6155lemccartney@lemccartney.com
DirectorRay MailletSecretary/REU Media714-420-0642rayandcrew@msn.com
DirectorMcDonald PeoplesWebmaster/Website301-218-0165Peoples1910@verizon.net
DirectorFrank BoothSocial Media770-598-2233
DirectorRichard SotoHistorian310-547-4509e8top@aol.com
DirectorWalter HeimSgt. of Arms516-427-71107aerodoc@optimum.net
DirectorSonny HollubChairman/Treasurer/REU Coord512-825-4730sonnyusmc@gmail.com



26th Marines Association Mailing Address, 340 Humphrey Dr., Buda, Texas 78610




Reunion General Information...
Date:                                 September 20, 21, 22, and 23, 2018 (Group Rates available 4 days before and 4 days after these dates
                                           as available, so book soon).
Location:                          Savannah, Georgia - Embassy Suites, Downtown Historic District.
Hotel:                               Embassy Suites - 605 West Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31401
                                          Please note:  Rooms come with a free breakfast each morning,  free local and 800 calls, and Free HiSpeed Internet.
                                          Parking - I could not get free parking this year.  Valet $25 per day and Self $20 per day.
Hotel Phone:                  912-721-6900, this number can be used to make reservations or use the link below.
Hotel Reservations:      http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/S/SAVESES-MAR-20180920/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Hotel Website:               http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/embassy-suites-by-hilton-savannah-SAVESES/index.html
Rate:                                Week End rate is Friday and Saturday.  Week Day rate is Sunday-Thursday.  WE rate is $209+, 1 bed, $219+, 2 beds, WD rate is $199+, 1 or 2 beds.
Group Code:                   “The 26th MARINE ASSOCIATION”
Interna'al Airport Website:  https://savannahairport.com/

Shuttle airport to hotel:       Chathum Area Transithttp://www.catchacat.org/  From aiport to just across the street from our hotel.  $5 one way, $8 round trip.
PI - MCRD Gradutaion:   9-21-18 Caravan in personal cars to PI for graduation.  Leave about 7:30am (please let Sonny know if you will have a car and will drive).
Hospitality Room:           Sonny/ Walter will have keys to the Hospitality Room (more if we can get them, like last year).
Landing Party Room:      Sonny/Walter will have keys to the Hospitality Room (more if we can get them, like last year).
Date and Time:                Thursday from when the first guest shows up until everyone has finished... 
Hospitality Suite:            Hospitality Suite will be operational from September 20, through September 25, 2018.
Annual Meeting Room: EMBASSY SALON A
Date and Time:                9-22-18 Saturday - 8:30 am until about 10:00 am.
Banquet Room:               EMBASSY SALON A
Date and Time:                9-22-2018 – Casual dress… Saturday 7:00PM til 10:00PM
Banquet Menu:               Tossed Garden Salad with choice of two dressings
                                            Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad, Vegetable Medley
                                            Rice Pilaf
                                            Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
                                            Roasted Pork Loin
                                            Chicken Piccata                                               
                                            Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut
                                            Dinner Rolls and butter, Assorted Dessert, Coffee and Ice Tea
Contact:                             Walter's Cell - 516-427-7110 during the Reunion - Email - 7aerodoc@optimum.net
                                            Sonny's Cell - 512-825-4730 during the Reunion - Email - sonnyusmc@gmail.com 
Local Attractions:      See: Savannah Attractions