REUNION NOTICE:

June 14, 2019 - Dan Brockman and Joe Cline are your hosts for a 50th anniversary celebration of the Squadron 3 patrol to VietNam. Although this is a particularly special gathering for the VietNam crew, ALL SHIPMATES from all eras of Sebago are encouraged to attend. 

Where:  Charlotte, North Carolina

When:   October 11 & 12, 2019

Host Hotel:  Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte - Waverly

                     Rate is $99 nightly. Use discount code VCGR

                     MUST reserve by Sept 10 to guarantee rate.

                     Phone 704-992-9900

Host Contact:   Dan Brockman - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The event will consist of a Friday evening dinner, Saturday afternoon meeting, and Saturday night dinner. The following Monday is a federal holiday (Columbus Day) and should widen the window of low air fares. 

There are many attractions in the Charlotte area that might be of interest to shipmates and family members wishing to extend their stay beyond two days:

 

1. NASCAR Hall of Fame
2. Billy Graham Library
3. Carolinas Aviation Museum
4. Dozens of NASCAR shops. (Guided vans or self tour)
5. Carolina Panthers game (Depending on meeting weekend)
6. Charlotte Hornets basketball
7. Charlotte Checks hockey games (season begins Oct 5)
8. Carolinas Raptor Center
9. Carowinds amusement park
10. Charlotte Mint Museum
 
We have confirmed availability of deeply discounted tiskets to NASCAR Hall of Fame as a group on Saturday. NASCAR "Shop" tours may be available for those that express interest. 
 

 

Will You Be In Charlotte?

June 14 - Are you planning to attend the reunion at Charlotte, NC, on October 11 & 12? At least one shipmate is flying in from Alaska.

To date we have confirmed plans from:

 

  • Nick Bernstein
  • Dan Bothe
  • Dan Brockman
  • Troy Carroll
  • John Chism
  • Joe Cline
  • Joe Cumblidge
  • Jim Curtis
  • Arthur Durrah
  • Bob Horning
  • Dean Kratchmer
  • Frank Lytle
  • Darlow Maxwell
  • Lewis McDonald
  • "Moose" Miles
  • Wade Olsen (XO family)
  • Robet Pinkerton
  • John Powers
  • Ken Savage
  • Dave Segelquist
  • Jerry Schambeau
  • Tom Smith
  • Gene White
  • Tom White
  • Dave Williams
  • Lee Wonnacott

That's two dozens shipmates plus their family members committed to spending some time together and remembering old shipmates and good times.  A few years ago shipmate Richard Miles (FN from Ron 3 patrol) told me, "This reunion makes me feel like family! I'm glad we came."  The banner tag line of this website is "Shipmates Once - Friends Forever" and I know that to be true, so come sit with your friends for a while. 

The host hotel will be the Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte-Waverly a few minutes south of the Charlotte International Airport. (NOTE: This is a change from what I had posted last week.... the venue is near I-485 in the Providence area of south Charlotte.) The address is 7415 W Waverly Walk Ave, Charlotte, NC. The number to make a directin reservation is 704-992-9900. Reservation code is   "VCGR"

Dan Brockman and Joe Kline are putting a lot of time and effort into ensuring that we all have a good time. At this time all of the gatherings are planned to be at the hotel, or in restaurants that adjoin the hotel property.  There is a very special Saturday afternoon event being put together that will send you home with a smile, some great photos, and the knowledge that had you missed this reunion you really screwed up!  BE THERE!!

 

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