2018 Reunion General Information
Reunion Notification and Dues Letter
12, 2018 and April 27, 2018
To: All 26th Marines Association
Members of record
From: 26th Marine Association Board of Directors "26th Marines Association"
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
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.
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
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
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,
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 !!
26th Marines Association Mailing Address, 340 Humphrey Dr., Buda,
|Reunion General Information... |
|Date: September 20, 21,
22, and 23, 2018 (Group Rates available 4 days before and 4 days after these dates
available, so book soon). |
Georgia - Embassy Suites, Downtown Historic District. |
Suites - 605 West Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31401
note: Rooms come with a free breakfast each morning, free local and 800 calls, and Free HiSpeed
- I could not get free parking this year. Valet $25 per day and Self $20 per day. |
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 |
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. |
“The 26th MARINE ASSOCIATION” |
|Interna'al Airport Website: https://savannahairport.com/ |
|Shuttle airport to hotel:
Chathum Area Transit… http://www.catchacat.org/ From aiport to just across the street from our hotel. $5 one way, $8 round trip.
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
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 will be operational from September 20, through September 25, 2018. |
|Annual Meeting Room: EMBASSY
SALON A |
and Time: 9-22-18
Saturday - 8:30 am until about 10:00 am. |
|Banquet Room: EMBASSY
SALON A |
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 |
Pork Loin |
Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut |
Rolls and butter, Assorted Dessert, Coffee and Ice Tea |
Cell - 516-427-7110 during the Reunion - Email - email@example.com |
Sonny's Cell - 512-825-4730 during the Reunion - Email - firstname.lastname@example.org |
|Local Attractions: See: Savannah Attractions |