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2015 Reunion General Information

Reunion Notification and Dues Letter

Date:    April 17, 2015

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 2015 Denver, Colorado area Reunion are finished.  Our 2014 Charleston, SC, reunion was another super success.  Other than our normal visiting and getting together, we made a trip to Paris Island and attended a graduation.


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 2016.  Those cities will be Seattle, WashingtonMinneapolis, Minnesota and The Mount Rushmore Area.  Be thinking about these three cities/areas in preparation for a vote at the 2015 Annual Meeting.


The reunion dates will be Friday, August 21, through Sunday August 23, 2015.  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 2015 Reunion Notification and request for dues and other reunion fees, banquet, registration, "friendly incoming", etc.


The fees for this 2015'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, 2015. (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, 2015, 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, 2015.  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 2014 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 ~



Bill Hoffman

Public Information Officer




Greg Freeman

Secretary/REU Media




McDonald Peoples





Mike Delong

Social Media




Richard Soto





Walter Heim

Sgt. of Arms




Sonny Hollub

Chairman/Treasurer/REU Co’ord




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




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


Date:                                        August 21, 22, and 23, 2015 (Group Rates available 4 days before and 4 days after reunion dates)


Location:                                 Denver, Colorado area


Hotel:                                       Renaissance, Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, Co 80207

                                                  Please note:  Each room will get complimentary vouchers for a daily free breakfast buffet.  Up to 2 per day per room.


Hotel Phone:                    (303) 399-7500                                  


Hotel Reservations:          (303) 399-7500 Use “The 26th MARINE ASSOCIATION” to book the $99.00 group rate with taxes is $113.60.


Hotel Website:                        http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/densa-renaissance-denver-hotel/


Group Rate:                             $99.00 per night plus taxes, totaling about $113.60 per night.


Group Code:                           “The 26th MARINE ASSOCIATION”


International Airport Website:         http://www.flydenver.com/


Shuttle from airport to hotel:      Yes from airport to Hotel complimentary.  Parking is complimentary as well.


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 20, through August 24, 2015.


Annual Meeting Room:        TBA


Date and Time:                      8-22-14 Saturday - 9:00 am


Banquet Room:                     TBA


Date and Time:                      8-22-2015 – Casual dress… Saturday 6:30PM til 11:00PM with Cash Bar


Banquet Menu:                    Garden Salad with two dressings, Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad

                                                Three meats…

                                         Cider Brined Pork Chop with Port Wine Demi Glace

                                         Herb Seared Breast of Chicken with Roasted Chicken Demi Glace

                                         Pan Seared Filet of Tilapia with Cajun Cream Sauce 

                                                Three sides, mashed potatoes, Chef's choice vegetable and rice pilaf

                                                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:  http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/denver-us-co-d.htm


                                                Mount Evans

                                                Museum of Nature & Science

                                                Denver Center for the Performing Arts

                                                Denver Botanic Gardens

                                                Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

                                                Denver Art Museum

                                                Coors Field

                                                Denver Zoo

                                                Colorado State Capitol

                                                Denver Public Library

                                                Larimer Square

                                                16th Street Mall

                                                United States Mint

                                                Civic Center Park


                                                 Also See: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g33388-Activities-Denver_Colorado.html