|Posted by Richard Ames on February 1, 2015 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Time is Flying! As we are starting to countdown to the reunion, I’m cranking up the publicity for the Sherman Reunion via the Sherman website (watch for more blogs photos and information) also on Facebook, updating the reunion newsletter and the various Military / Veterans magazines. We reserved a block of 60 rooms. As you can see on the Sherman Reunion Facebook event page we have 49 going and 61 maybes! More people planning on going than we have rooms available. If you are serious about attending please register ASAP. The hotel registration does not charge your card and can be canceled up to the day before the event!
|Posted by Richard Ames on August 31, 2014 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
The Sherman Reunion Newsletter is here! ... Took a lot of work to get to this point. The Newsletter is not just the writing on the pages .. but represents the actual nuts and bolts planning of the reunion itself, decisions, scheduling and verification documentation of that the information, and is as accurate as possible. And that said, I expect to be posting updates, modifications and corrections as the plan matures and the details are worked out!
The Newsletter has all the information about the reunion and the REGISTRATION FORM (on page 7)
Be very careful filling out your events, meal choices, the tours you want and totalling the costs. It's a lot of work for our treasurer when totals don't add up... Please get it right the first time!
There are three separate tours offered .. they are optional if you need to keep costs down, the Registration fee is required and you really should attend the Banquet! .. the tours are first come, first serve and if not enough people sign up for any one of the the tours that tour will be cancelled and your money refunded. JJ and I went all the tours had fun, a lot "Bang for the Buck", JJ and I agreed our week in Portland, The CONFAM, the Hotel, the Tours, the food, was the best vacation either of us had in a long time! The tours are great way to spend a day with your shipmates and crew members. I hope to write more about the CONFAM and Portland area in the coming months.
The Reunion newsletter / registration is stored in "Documents" click tab at the top of this page ..the the PDF is at the very bottom of the document page 2 or
STEP 1. Call the hotel and make your reservations for the days you want to attend. The room rate of $84 is good for June 7-11, 2015 and 3 days before and after those dates. You will need a credit card to register. Nothing will be posted against your card ... You pay when you check out of the hotel after the event. More details in the newsletter. If you need clarification please contact me.
STEP 2. Fill out the registration form. Double check your figures. Send the form and you check to the Sherman Assn. Treasurer. May be a good idea to make a copy of your registration for your records.
Step 3. This may be step one if you are flying into Portalnd and not sure of flights and arrival times. Save Money! - Book early! Portland is one of the top 15 airports in the US, some of the best airfares and all major carriers with direct flights from most major citys. The Merry Manor Hotel is minutes from the airport and offers Free transportation to and from the Portland International Jetport using taxi’s. The hotel will reimburse the guest's Taxi on the way in to the hotel and will prepay for taxi’s for the trip back to the Airport.
Again any questions about the reunion after reading the newsletter ... respond to this posting or contact me, If I don't know the answer I will find out and get back to you!
|Posted by Richard Ames on August 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
I also posted this photo on the Sherman Reunion Face Book Event page.
The Portland Maine CONFAM reunion planners hosted by Sharon Danitschek of the Reunion Friendly Network and Don Haggett - Merry Manor Inn. Our military planners stopped at the Cape Neddick Light house as part of our Kennebunkport bus tour. More about the (3) Tours that will be offered at our Portland Maine 2015 Sherman reunion coming soon!
What is a CONFAM? here is RFN's definition: "A typical ConFAM© agenda includes education, networking, small group problem solving, and one-on-one business appointments with hospitality professionals. In addition, at each event a tour of the local area showcases reunion-friendly attractions along with excellent accommodation options for your event. It is a great way to select and contract your next reunion location!"
If you are interested in being a reunion planner check out the Reunion Friendly Network!
|Posted by Richard Ames on July 5, 2014 at 4:25 PM||comments (1)|
We just locked in the date for the next USCGC Sherman Association reunion with the hosting hotel.
JJ O'Neil, Russ Allyson and I attended a RFN (Reunion Friendly Network) hosted "CONFAM" (Conference familiarization) for military planners. The conference was excellent and took place in Portland Maine the first week of June. We were very impressed with the planner training, the hosting hotel, Portland's prices and events. This email is just a quick overview:
The Sherman Reunion sign in is on Sunday June 7 thru Thursday June 11 - 2015 (Group room rate discount is also offered for 3 days before and after the event date)
The Hosting hotel is the Best Western Merry Manor Inn 700 Main Street, South Portland Maine.
Our reunion room rate will be $84 - Includes a free full American buffet Breakfast each morning at the Hotels Restaurant. We are planning many extras and events, more details will be posted here on this website soon.
I will be also publishing a full color 20 odd page Sherman reunion newsletter/itinerary/events/links the same as the the 2 last reunions with the mail in registrations and all the event details.
The Sherman Reunion newsletter will published emailed and posted as a PDF. The newsletter will also have a running "Planning to Attend" list of our crew members ... We need a headcount early ..so if you plan on attending please let us know. Right now we are contracted for a 60 room block.
Hope to see you there next year! - start making room for this date !
Open for comments, ideas, offers to help!
Please spread the word ...
|Posted by Richard Ames on April 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
Situation Report April 2014 -
I have registered to attend a CONFAM hosted by the Reunion Friendly Network for Portland Maine to check out events and accommodations for the next Sherman reunion! ... JJ O'Neil also sent in his Portland CONFAM registration .. Portland may offer better deals for hotel accomodations and meals as compared to Baltimore. More information coming.