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2014 Reunion General Information

Reunion Notification and Dues Letter
Date:    May 1, 2014
To:       All 26th Marines Association Members of record
From:   26th Marine Association Board of Directors "26th Marines Association"
Members- Preparations for the 26th Marine Association 2014 Charleston, South Carolina Reunion are finished.  Our 2013 St. Louis, Missouri 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 2015.  Those cities will be Salt Lake City, Utah, Denver, Colorado and Seattle, Washington.  Be thinking about these three cities in preparation for a vote at the 2014 Annual Meeting.
The reunion dates will be Thursday, September 18, through Sunday September 21, 2014.  A contract has been signed with the hotel and our website www.26thMarines.com , has been updated.

Reunion Focus days Will be Thursday through Sunday during the first weekend of September 18, 19, 20, and 21, 2014.

We have added an extra day this year as we did when we went to San Diego.  We will have our landing party on Thursday night the18th and caravan down to Parris Island Friday the 19th, to attend a boot camp graduation on Friday.  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 2014 Reunion Notification and request for dues and other reunion fees, banquet, registration, "friendly incoming", etc.
The fees for this 2014'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 May 31, 2014. (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, 2014, 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, 2014.  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, the membership at 2013's reunion Annual Meeting, voted to "forgive" all back dues for anyone in arrears on dues.  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 2013 only.  If you do not 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 there!!
¡¡ Thanks and Semper Fi !!

~ The 26th Marines Association ~ Board of Directors ~
DirectorBill HoffmanPublic Information Officer718-813-2096SherwHof@aol.com
DirectorGreg FreemanSecretary/REU Media713-659-4734c1greg1@gmail.com
DirectorMcDonald PeoplesWebmaster/Website301-218-0165Peoples1910@verizon.net
DirectorMike DelongSocial Media618-295-2297Delong5715@yahoo.com
DirectorRichard SotoHistorian310-547-4509e8top@aol.com
DirectorWalter HeimSgt. of Arms516-427-71107aerodoc@optimum.net
DirectorSonny HollubChairman/Treasurer/REU Coord512-312-4168sonnyusmc@gmail.com
26th Marines Association Mailing Address, 340 Humphrey Dr., Buda, Texas 78610

    
 Date:September 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2014 (Group Rates available 4 days before and 4 days after reunion dates)
Location:Charleston, South Carolina
Hotel:Doubletree by Hilton, Charleston Airport, 7401 Northwoods Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29406
Hotel Phone:843 518 6200
Hotel Reservations:843 518 6200 and advise they are with “The 26th MARINE ASSOCIATION” to book the $99.00 group rate.
Hotel Website:http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/south-carolina/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-and-suites-charleston-airport-CHSNCDT/index.html
Group Rate:$99.00 per night plus taxes, totaling about $113.36 per night.
Group Code:“The 26th MARINE ASSOCIATION”
Shuttle from airport to hotel:

 

Yes from airport to Hotel.  Also, shuttle is available 24/7 to anyplace within 6 miles from the hotel.  The hotel will take you to a point you can catch a shuttle to the downtown district.

 

International Airport Website:http://www.chs-airport.com/
Hospitality Room:Ajoining suites 402 and 404  - Sonny and Walter will have keys to the Hospitality Room (more if we can get them, like last year).
Landing Party Room:Ajoining suites 402 and 404 - Sonny and 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... 

Friday - Trip to PI

 

 

Caravan down to Parris Island to attend a graduation ceremony.  Will depart approximately 7:00 AM.  Graduation ceremony will be at 9:00 AM.

 

 

Annual Meeting Room:

 upper Altitude
 Date and Time: 9-20-14 Saturday - 9:00 am
Contact:Sonny's Cell - 512-825-4730 During the Reunion  -  Email - sonnyusmc@gmail.com
 Walter's Cell - 516-427-7110 During the Reunion  -  Email - 7aerodoc@optimum.net
 Sonny and Walter will have keys to the Hospitality Room (more if we can get them like last year).
  
Local Attractions/Websites:
 











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Banquet Room:Aileron Ballroom
Date and Time:9-20-2014 - Saturday 6:30PM til 11:00PM
Banquet Menu:Salad, Pasta Salad and Fruit Salad
 Three meats… Chicken, Fish and Pork
 Three sides, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley and rice pilaf
 Dinner Rolls and butter
 Assorted Desserts, Cheesecake, Cookies and Brownies
 Coffee and Ice Tea