Mar/Apr 2014 / Alumni Newsletter
Newsletter Highlights by Carolyn Magee:
Since the newsletter is going out quarterly, there will be just two more chances to register--April/May/June and July/August/September. (Sorry--I made an error in the last newsletter and neither of us caught it.) Registration must be in by Sept. 1 so that we know how many are coming in case we have to make adjustments. Reunion is from Oct.6 to Oct. 9; we will say goodby on Oct. 10th at breakfast. Don't forget, the banquet is "dress up", and you need to bring an item for the auction. Registered so far: Danny Jarmuzek, Frank and Carolyn Magee, Patrick Devine and spouse for banquet, Dick & Rita Scotti, Santo & Barbara Adams of course. Not many, huh.
As stated, there is only one more chance to sign up for the reunion after this newsletter. Please make arrangements to be there and get you registration in. Santo told me to stay on everyone's case about this reunion. We don't want it to fall through or have a very low turnout like the last one. There is much too much work going into planning a reunion to get there and have 20 people show up. We have quite a few members who live near Charleston who can attend and some who are able to come some distance. We want to see you. We want to meet some of you whose names show up on our membership list, but whose faces we have never seen. As Beth would say, "Get your sorry butts in gear," or maybe even stronger than that.
Reunion Hotel Registration Information for Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview. Call the toll free reservation number 1-800~766~4451 and ask for the Patrol Squadron Eight Alumni Association group block. ADA Accessible Rooms Available. Cut-off date for hotel is September 8th, 2014. Monday, October 6th ~ Thursday, October 9th, 2014, rates are as follows: King Standard $94.00/Water View $104, Double~Double Standard $94.00/Water View $104.(All Plus tax.) If you want to come in on Sunday, you can get the room at the same rate, but the rate is higher for Friday & Saturday. (A lower rate was not available. If you ask for Sunday at the same rate, and they say, "no," call one of us.) THE ABOVE RATES INCLUDE TWO FULL HOT BREAKFAST BUFFETS PER ROOM/DAY (GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED). Here are some directions from the hotel website when I registered: From south of Charleston: >From I-95 North, take Highway 17 North (exit 33) The hotel is on the left at the Ashley River Bridge (Hwy. 17) >From north of Charleston: >From I-77 South, take I-26 East to Highway 17 South.(exit 221A) The hotel is on the left, 2 miles ahead. You can still get a Charleston visitors guide by calling 1-800-774-0006. It would be very helpful if you intend to do some walking in Charleston by taking advantage of the free hotel shuttle. They may have the guides available at the hotel for us.