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2016 Reunion General Information

Reunion Notification and Dues Letter

Date:   April 5, 2016

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, MAU and MEU   -  all battalions  and  supporting units :


Preparations for the 26th Marine Association 2016 Seattle, Washington Reunion are finished.  Our 2015 Denver, Colorado, 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 2017.  Those cities will be Las Vegas, NevadaChicago, Illinois and Des Moines, Iowa.  Be thinking about these three cities/areas in preparation for a vote at the 2016 Annual Meeting.


The reunion dates will be Friday, August 19, through Sunday August 21, 2016.  A contract has been signed with the hotel and our website www.26thMarines.com , has been updated.


Reunion Focus days – Will be Friday through Sunday.  No group excursions are planned this year.  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 2016 Reunion Notification and request for dues and other reunion fees, banquet, registration, "friendly incoming", etc.


The fees for this 2016'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, 2016. (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, 2016, 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, 2016.  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 July 20, 2015 to be guaranteed the group rate.  Those made after that date may incur a higher room cost, or no rooms available.  So, if you think you will be coming, make your reservations 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 2015, and emails collected from past reunions and our Guest Book email entries.  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
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 Coord512-312-4168sonnyusmc@gmail.com



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




Reunion General Information… also see www.26thMarines.com 


Date:                                        August 19, 20, and 21, 2015 (Group Rates available 4 days before and 4 days after reunion dates)


Location:                                 Seattle Washington area, specifically Bellevue, Washington


Hotel:                                       Coast Bellevue Hotel - 625 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

                                                  Please note:  Rooms come with a free breakfast buffett each morning.  See times on website.
                                           Free parking, free wi-fi and free buffett breakfast. 


Hotel Phone:                  425-455-9444                                 


Hotel Reservations:          425-455-9444


Hotel Website:                        http://www.reservations.com/hotel/coast-bellevue-hotel?gclid=Cj0KEQjwoYi4BRDF_PHHu6rI7NMBEiQAKZ-JuFqI12jP-CUvcDgqcfNWBYVMIdnN8U4j_ESI7Txm-SAaAmFt8P8HAQ


Group Rate:                             $169 per night plus taxes, which is $193.37 per night.  Up to 4 people per room.


Group Code:                           “The 26th MARINE ASSOCIATION”


International Airport Website:      https://www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Pages/default.aspx


Shuttle from airport to hotel:     Shuttle Express - Phone 425-981-7000.  Call to make arrangements to and from the hotel.  Cost is about $20, one way.


Hospitality Room:                 TBA  - Sonny and Walter will have keys to the Hospitality Room (more if we can get them, like last year).              


Landing Party Room:           TBA  - Sonny and Walter will have keys to the Hospitality Room (more if we can get them, like last year).


Date and Time:                      Friday from when the first guest shows up until everyone has finished... 


Hospitality Suite:                   Hospitality Suite will be operational from August 18, through August 22, 2016.


Annual Meeting Room:        The FIR Room


Date and Time:                      8-20-16 Saturday - 9:00 am until about 10:15 am.


Banquet Room:                     The EVERGREEN Room


Date and Time:                      8-20-2016 – Casual dress… Saturday 6:30PM til 11:00PM with Cash Bar



Banquet Menu:                    Assortment of freshly prepared Salads including Pasta salad, Oriental Chicken salad, black Bean and Corn salad, mixed

                                          green Salad, fresh Fruit, Roasted red Potatoes, fresh Vegetables.


                                                Three meats…


                                         Bakes Salmon with Champagne Sauce

                                         Breast of Chicken with Lemon Sauce

                                         Roasted Pork Loin, Carved in Room 


                                                Dinner Rolls and butter

                                                Assorted Desserts

                                                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


                                            Sonny and Walter will have keys to the Hospitality Room (more if we can get them like last year).


Local Attractions/Websites:      See:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60878-Activities-Seattle_Washington.html



                                                 Also See: http://www.visitbellevuewashington.com/things-to-do/attractions/