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DETAILS OF THE 2018 REUNION IN APRIL NEWSLETTER

 

USS FURSE DD/DDR-882

Reunion Association


Ahoy Shipmates,

    It’s that time of year again to make plans to attend the annual USS FURSE reunion. Mark your calendars now for October 12th – 16th 2017, and make plans to join us in Herndon, Virginia.

Message from our President:

I hope everyone had a good year and are planning to attend this year's reunion. Last October's reunion was well attended and was a very good one. Joe and Paula did a very good job. Looking forward to this October's reunion.  

Louis Dugas President

 Message from our Vice President:

I am looking forward to our next reunion in Herndon, Virginia. It is always a great time to get together with old friends and shipmates. Last year was wonderful and I know Joe and Paula will do it again this year. Make your plans now and get your forms back to Dan right away. 

Jerry Formulak Vice President


Message from our Treasurer:

    The 2016 reunion in Columbus, GA. was another very successful event and this year’s will be no different thanks to Joe and Paula Ajello. The Washington, DC. Area is a great vacation spot. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at this year’s reunion in Herndon, VA.
    Reservations must be made in advance for all tours and meals.  Don't forget to mark your dinner choices on the response form. Payment must be received along with your response form no later than SEPTEMBER 6, 2017.  If you are unable to attend this reunion, send in your association dues to insure receiving all future mailings.  Plankers and Widows are exempt from dues.

Dan Riddle Treasurer

Message from our Secretary:

    First, let me say, from all of us - Thank you, Marty Wuenscher, for a job very well done!!
This is my first year as secretary of the Reunion Association. I took over from Marty after our last meeting. Marty did a wonderful job as Secretary for so many, many years. Thanks Again Marty!
    I think everyone had a great time in Columbus GA. The highlight for me was the day trip to Fort Benning, where in addition to having lunch in the mess hall with hundreds of active duty military personnel, we spent a few hours in the small arms simulator firing rifles and machine guns. What fun we all had! Don’t miss the fun and camaraderie this year in Herndon, VA.

Jim Stone Secretary


Dear FURSETTE Friends:

    It may be the beginning of MARCH but I'm already thinking about our October USS FURSE REUNION and looking forward to seeing many of you and renewing our friendships in VIRGINIA/WASHINGTON, DC.
    This October we will be traveling to HERNDON, VA/ WASHINGTON, DC for our annual USS FURSE REUNION. From the beginning of reunion to the Nautical Party, the RED, WHITE AND NO DRESS BLUES DINNER and the farewell breakfast on MONDAY it will be fun.
    Remember to make your reservations early so you get the reunion discount rate. When you call the hotel be sure to mention the USS FURSE so you do get the special pricing.
NOW is the TIME to start making something for OUR ALMOST WORLD FAMOUS RAFFLE AND AUCTION. Remember that the income from the raffle and auction supports the hospitality room. We love homemade items, nautical things and especially USS FURSE items but everything goes so if you don’t have a bit of creativity watch for things when you go shopping.
    Our NAUTICAL Party is a fun evening for shipmates and friends. All FURSE SHIPMATES are to wear some part of their UNIFORM they can still find and that still FITS and the rest of us find something NAUTICAL to wear.
One of the highlights of the weekend is our RED, WHITE AND NO DRESS BLUES  evening. That means that everyone wears something red, white and blue to our banquet and gentlemen don't need jackets (no dress blues). It’s a big patriotic party!
    Please be sure to let me know if someone needs a get-well card, a sympathy card or a card of congratulations for a special occasion. We can't send them if we don't get the word. Also, let us know if you have a second address.
    Good health is my wish for all of you for 2017. Hope to see you all in OCTOBER, and please stay in touch. My phone is 631-749-0274 and email is jackieapt@aol.com
Fondly,

 Jackie Tuttle

            REUNION INFORMATION


For this year’s reunion Joe Ajello has planned exciting and interesting day trips in and around Washington, DC.

Day Trips: (LIMITED TO 52 Persons DUE TO BUS SIZE)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017-- COST $55.00.
THIS INCLUDES LUNCH;
VISIT MARINE CORPS MUSEUM, AND THE NATIONAL AIR & SPACE MUSEUM (Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017-- COST $55.00.
THIS INCLUDES LUNCH;
WHITE HOUSE VISITATION CENTER, THE NAVY MEMORIAL & HERITAGE CENTER, THE WWII MEMORIAL, THE KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL, THE VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL, AND THE MARINE CORPS MEMORIAL.


(WE ARE APPLYING FOR ACCESS TO A SECURE FACILITY. An Announcement will be

 Made at the reunion if we are allowed access. This site will be a replacement

for the White House Visitation Center. SEE THE ATTACHED FORM Pages 7 and 8)



ADDITIONAL MEALS:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
LUNCH PAID BY ASSOCIATION

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
BANQUET DINNER COST $40.00 PER PERSON
CHOICE OF:
Lemon Caper Chicken
Flank Steak with Peppercorn Brandy Sauce
Pan Seared Tilapia with Sun Dried Tomato Bruere Blanc
Vegetarian
                                                        
    Of course, there will also be plenty of time to join your shipmates for conversation, laughs, storytelling, snacks, meals, and a beverage (maybe even an adult beverage) in the hospitality room.
    We sincerely hope you will join us in Herndon, Virginia (at a hotel near Dulles Airport) October 12th to October 16th, 2017. Whether or not you meet shipmates from your time aboard Furse, you will meet shipmates who are interested in hearing your stories and telling you theirs.
    You, your spouse, your partner, your significant other, your guests, or all of the above are cordially invited.
    Please note that the bus tours are LIMITED to 52 persons, first come first served; and that all forms must be returned to Dan Riddle before September 6th 2017.

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 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

THURSDAY
1200-2300 Hospitality Room Opens, Registration
1930-2300 Get acquainted again

FRIDAY
0630-0900 Breakfast (Hospitality Room)
0845-1700 Tour
0930-1700 On your own (if not attending Tour)

SATURDAY
0630-0900 Breakfast (Hospitality Room)
0845-1600 Tour
0930-1800 On your own (if not attending Tour)
1800-2300 Nautical Party Hospitality Room
(Wear the parts of your uniform that still fit)

SUNDAY
0630-0900 Breakfast (Hospitality Room)
0900-1100 USS FURSE Association Meeting
0900-1100 Fursette Meeting
1200-1300 Luncheon Hospitality Room
1300-1600 Auction and Raffle
1800-2300 Program and Dinner

MONDAY
0630-0900 Farewell Breakfast (Hospitality Room)


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IF ACCESS TO THE SECURE LOCATION IS ALLOWED EACH VISITOR WILL
BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.

A FORM MUST BE FILLED IN FOR EACH PERSON WHO WISHES
TO ATTEND THE SATURDAY 10/14/17 SECURE FACILITY TOUR.
Make additional copies as necessary

PLEASE PRINT

FIRST, MIDDLE & LAST NAME ________________ ____ ___________________
(As it appears on your driver’s license or ID )
BIRTH DATE________________________
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER _____________________
ARE YOU A CITIZEN (YES OR NO) __________?
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN (IF A CITIZEN THEN USA) _____________
CITY OF RESIDENCY_________________________
STATE OF RESIDENCY________________________

This form MUST be returned to Dan Riddle no later than September 6, 2017.

Send to:
Dan Riddle
1503 Walnut Ave.
Lake Placid, FL 33852
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 2017 REUNION RESPONSE FORM
 Herndon, VA.
 Thursday, Oct. 12 - Monday, Oct. 16, 2017


NAME: ______________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: _________________________________________________APT: _____________
CITY: ___________________________________ STATE: ___________ ZIP: _____________
PHONE #_________________________EMAIL ADDRESS_____________________________
ARRIVAL DATE: ___________________IS THIS YOUR FIRST REUNION? YES____ NO____
List any additional attendees: ___________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

 EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION._____________________________________________

USS FURSE REUNION ASSOCIATION DUES………………………………………….…… $ 15.00
(Payment of Dues is required of all Shipmates to remain on the active
mailing list. Widows of deceased shipmates do not pay dues.)

1. Marine Corps, National Air, and Space Museum ……………….…$55.00 X____= $_________
2. White House Visitation center, Navy, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, USMC Mem. $55.00 X____= $_________
Sunday Lunch …………….………………………Free X______……………. Paid by the Association
3. Sunday Night Banquet Dinner.......... ………………………….….…$40.00 X_____= $________
CHOICE OF: (one entrée per guest please)
_________ Lemon Caper Chicken
_________ Flank Steak with Peppercorn Brandy Sauce
_________ Pan Seared Tilapia with Sun Dried Tomato Bruere Blanc
_________ Vegetarian
Any food allergy? _______________________________________

TOTAL PAYMENT and ALL FORMS DUE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 6, 2017………$_________

Please return all forms along with your check made payable to: USS FURSE REUNION ASSOCIATION
Mail to:
Dan Riddle
1503 Walnut Ave,
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Contact: Naplesdlr@aol.com or 1-863-699-5795

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                   HILTON WASHINGTON DULLES AIRPORT

                                                                                    13869 Park Center Rd., Herndon, VA 20171

ARRIVE THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 2017 LEAVE MONDAY OCTOBER 16, 2017
Reservation: 1-800-445-8667 mention USS FURSE REUNION
Online: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hilton-washington-dulles-airport-IADAHHF/index.html

Room Rate: $109.00 + Tax (Total $122.08) KING OR 2 DOUBLES
Incl. Breakfast for 2. Additional persons in room at $10.00 per person, per day

Limited rooms available 3 days before and after the reunion dates

Van from Airport: Pick up every 30 minutes (van info only 703-478-2900)
From lower level baggage claim exit doors 2A or 2H go to middle median.
Van will have WELCOME in different languages and say Hilton Washington Dulles

To receive this special rate, you must make your reservations before September 6th, 2017