VP8 Alumni Association




Sep-Oct. 2012 - #154

Sep-Oct 2012 / Alumni Newsletter
Newsletter Highlights by Carolyn Magee:


IT'S TIME TO GET EXCITED ABOUT OUR 2013 REUNION, so here are the hotel particulars:

Crowne Plaza, 33 East Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402   937-224-0800    www.crowneplaza.com/day-crowne

VP8 Alumni Association Reunion, June 3-7, 2013.    Rates :   Standard or King $99 plus 13% tax (always!)

The rates apply three days   pre and/or three days post convention with advanced reservation notice, subject to availability.Rates include the hot breakfast bufffet and complimentary valet parking.   You may make reservations beginning now by calling the reservation department at 937-229-9835.   Identify yourself and request the group rate for VP-8 Alumni Association Reunion.   All reservations must be guaranteed for arrival by deposit in advance or confirmed with a credit card.   CUT OFF DATE for HOTEL:   12:01 a.m. May 13, 2013.   Some Perks from the hotel: k One complimentary overtnight room for the reunion plannner.   kComplimentary welcome reception which includes   assorted cheese and fruit, fresh vegetables with dip, coffee and punch   kHospitality room for the duration of the reunion with cups, napkins, ice and 2 mini refrigerators provided--we can bring snacks and beverages including alcohol.   Larry says there is also shuttle service provided which   will take us shopping or back to each venue if we so desire , provided they are not tied up at the airport, etc..

Stars Rooftop Restaurant at the hotel   serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.   The hotel tells   me they will have a new menu out before we go.   There are also   a number of other restaurants in the area--fast food and sit down.

Crowne Plaza at Dayton Ohio

When I last talked with Larry, he asked me to encourage each of you to go ahead and reserve your room at the hotel, even at this early date, so we can have an early head count of attendees. This also helps me be able to get the name badges made up early.   The hotel has assured us that reservations can be canceled up to the last minute.   I have decided to go ahead and include the registration form on page 7 in this newsletter--please note that price for the reunion itself is only $112.75.   Note that on the registration form you must make a choice of sandwiches for a box lunch on thursday.Very reasonable, so I encourage   to attend, especially those of you in NY, PA, OH, IN, IL, and other states close by.

New Alumni RostersAvaliable!

New Alumni Rosters Avaliable!


Complete up-dated 2009 roster is $8 if it is picked up and $13 if mailed

If you have a loose leaf roster with 2006 as the date, all you have to do is order the up-dated insert which is $4.50 mailed or $2 picked up.

Order by sending a check made out to VP8 Alumni Assn. to Don Rickel, 33 Bridge St., Topsham, ME 04086. When he receives the check, he will let your roster editor know, and it will be mailed out as soon as possible


The new roster is loose leaf, so as you get changes from each newsletter. I suggest that you put a piece of notebook paper in the roster section and keep up with the changes as they come out--until a new roster is published.

The new roster is very different as it is divided into Sections.

SECTION ONE contains TAPS, the origin of the association, a list of reunions, the actual roster with an index, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and a map showing how many people we have listed from each state.

SECTION TWO contains the history of VP-8 along with lists of Commanding Officers.

SECTION THREE contains other interesting and important documents.

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