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Newport Dealeys 2017 Reunion Details


 

 


 Date :13 May, 2017

Dear  Newport Dealeys Shipmates

  Our 2017 reunion will be quite different this year due to the sudden closing of Premier Reunion Services/ MLRS in December 2016. As I mentioned before, at first the committee was at a loss as how to proceed as we couldn't find a direct replacement for the unique services that Larry and Brenda Eckerd provided for us over the past eighteen years that we've been an active reunion  group. (We were spoiled and didn't realize it) Utilizing a Reunion Coordinating service would have left us with many associated tasks to perform prior to, during and after the reunion, which was a non starter, due to our ages, lack of resources, and health concerns. Upon hearing of our dilemma, DESA stepped up and offered the Newport Dealeys an invitation to hold our reunion in conjunction with their convention and activities at the Radisson Hotel,  Albany NY,  under our own banner including our own hospitality room and banquet dining seating, while taking advantage of their tours and related activities . The committee agreed that utilizing this platform would allow us to meet once again and as a whole to discuss and decide how to proceed for 2018 and the Newport Dealeys future. The meeting is now scheduled for Thursday, Sept 7, 1-4 PM in our Radisson  hospitality room.

Yes, the routine will be quite different than we are used to, but we will still have an opportunity to gather once again with shipmates and spouses and reminisce about good old days.

Below:
 
You'll find a Newport Dealeys reunion activities summary and a sample of the DESA Convention activities order forms printed in the DESA news letter, which cannot be accessed from this site.
If you need a copy of the forms you can email me at Marc-a@charter.net

Fill out a form for each activity you wish to participate in.
The cost totals can be lumped into one check except for the Ladies Auxiliary (Mad Hatter) Luncheon which must be a separate check.
Note: Checks only, no Credit Cards accepted for the events.

Mail forms and checks (By Aug. 24, 2017 for DESA activities) to:
DESA
PO Box 488
Henderson Harbor NY 13651
Mail forms and checks to: 

Cutoff date for the Radisson Hotel reservations is Aug. 13,  2017 

 
"Remember Shipmates are Forever"
Marc Arsenault
Newport Dealeys
Tel. (508) 248 5072)
 

 

DESA 2017  Convention/ Newport Dealeys Reunion
  Radisson Hotel, 205 Wolf Rd. Albany, NY
Tel. 1-800-333-3333

Schedule Summary


Newport Dealey Reunion attendees will have to make hotel reservations on their own with the hotel this year. Indicate that you're attending the DESA convention using the code (DESTROYER ESCORT) to get the negotiated rate $112 plus 14% tax per night. Complimentary buffet breakfast is included the negotiated rate for Radisson hotel guest.
Note: if hotel is booked full, you'll have to make accommodations with other hotels in the area and transport to the Radisson hotel for the Convention/Reunion activities. (To avoid this book the Radisson Hotel early)

Sunday, Sept 3:  Lunch and Dinner on your own
Early Arrivals,  registration begins ($35 couple, $30 singles) No activities, DESA Ship's store open.

Monday, Sept 4:  Lunch and Dinner on your own
Registration continues. Newport Dealeys Hospitality room open.
7:00 PM, Welcome Meeting. (doors open at 6:30 PM with a keynote speaker)
8:00-9:00 PM, Wine and Cheese Reception (not a meal function)
No cost for registered guest of the hotel. (That is, if room is booked directly with the Radisson Hotel)


Tuesday, Sept 5
:   Lunch and Dinner on your own
8:00 AM-12:00 PM  Tour of the USS Slater (Bus transportation Cost $15 PP)

12:30 PM- 2:30 PM DESA MEN'S LUNCHEON, Open to all men attending the reunion
(Cost $30)
12:30 PM 2:30 PM  DESA LADIES AUXILIARY LUNCHEON, Open to all women attending the reunion
(Cost $30)
3:00 PM- 4:30 PM DESA First Timer's, Chapter, & Membership Recruiting Meeting
8:00 PM   MEN'S LIBERTY NIGHT OUT
(Guest Speaker free event)
8:00 PM   WOMEN'S LIBERTY NIGHT OUT (Bingo free event)

Wednesday, Sept 6: Lunch and Dinner on your own, except for Dutch Apple cruise.
9:00 AM DESA National Membership Meeting
9:00 AM DESA Ladies Auxiliary Membership Meeting
11:30 AM-3:30 PM  Dutch Apple Lunch Cruise
(Cost $45 PP)
8:00 PM USO 50s Fling Night
(Free event)
 
Thursday, Sept 7: Lunch on your own
8:00 AM- 12:30 PM  DESA Memorial Service aboard the USS Slater
(Bus Transportation -Cost $15 PP)
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM Newport Dealeys
Business meeting and associated activities.
Banquet (Cost $ 42 PP) 
Reserved Seating (Dress appropriately, Newport Dealeys will be grouped together)
5:30 PM  
Doors open
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM- 10 PM 
Dinner, music and dancing

Friday, Sept 8,
Breakfast, check out, no activities


Copied from the DESA
March 2017 News Letter
 


 

 

DESA 42ND ANNUAL CONVENTION

ALBANY, NY — SEPTEMBER 3-7, 2017

CONVENTION ACTIVITIES

REGISTRATION: Registration will begin on Sunday, September 3rd, from

10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and be open Monday, September 4th, from 9:00 A.M. to

4:00 P.M., and on Tuesday, September 5th, from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. On

Wednesday, September 6th, and Thursday, September 7th, hours are TBD.

MEN’S SHIP’S STORE: The Men’s Ship’s Store will be open on Sunday,

September 3rd, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., on Monday, September 4th, from

9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and on Tuesday, September 5th, from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00

P.M. Wednesday, September 6th, and Thursday, September 7th, hours are TBD.

LADIES’ SHIP’S STORE: The Ladies’ Ship’s Store will be open the same

days and times as the Men’s Ship’s Store.

THE MEN’S SHIP’S STORE, THE LADIES’ SHIP’S STORE, AND

REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED FOR LUNCH BETWEEN NOON AND

1:00 P.M. EXCEPT WHERE NOTED. TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

WELCOME MEETING: Monday, September 4th, starting at 7:00 P.M. There

will be a Keynote Speaker. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION: The “Wine & Cheese Reception” will be held

following the “Welcome Meeting” on Monday, September 4th, starting at approximately

8:00 P.M.

DESA MEN’S LUNCHEON: Tuesday, September 5th, from 12:30 P.M. to

2:30 P.M. This Luncheon is open to all Men attending the Convention whether you

are a member or not.

DESA LADIES AUXILIARY LUNCHEON: Tuesday, September 5th,

from 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. It is titled “Mad Hatter”. This Luncheon is open to all

Ladies attending the Convention whether you are a member of the Auxiliary or not.

24TH FIRST TIMER’S, CHAPTER, & MEMBERSHIP RECRUITING

MEETING: Tuesday, September 5th, from 3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

14TH MEN’S LIBERTY NIGHT OUT: Tuesday, September 5th, starting at

8:00 P.M.

14TH LADIES’ NIGHT OUT/BINGO: Tuesday, September 5th, starting at

8:00 P.M.

DESA NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Wednesday, September

6th, at 9:00 A.M.

DESA LADIES AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Wednesday,

September 6th, at 9:00 A.M.

5TH USO NIGHT: Wednesday, September 6th, at 8:00 P.M.

NOTE: REGISTRATION, BOTH SHIP’S STORES, THE DESA OPEN

HOSPITALITY ROOM, AND ALL SHIP HOSPITALITY ROOMS WILL BE

CLOSED DURING THE DESA NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND

DESA LADIES AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, September 7th, at 9:00 A.M. at USS

SLATER DE 766.

BANQUET: Thursday, September 7th. We are giving everyone a choice of either

Beef, Chicken, or Fish for $42.00 per person. Please indicate in the space provided

on the application how many of each dinner entrée you are ordering.

There will be RESERVED SEATING. When you purchase your ticket(s), there will be a

table number assigned to you. You will not know which table you have been assigned to until

you receive your ticket(s) at the DESA Registration Desk at the Convention. We are going to

wait to receive everyone’s applications and then place you at the tables. This will be done

after the cut-off date. This will ensure that all shipmates will be together, even though some

send their applications in later than others. If you want to be seated with particular people

who are not from your ship, you will have to let us know who the people are. The best thing

would be if you would send the applications in together. Also, if you specify that you want

to sit with people from your Chapter, if you are in a Chapter, you will have to let us know

who these people are since we do not know who is from what Chapter. Please remember you

will not be mailed your Banquet Ticket(s). They will be included in your DESA Registration

Packet when you pick up your Name Tags. You may pick up your Banquet Ticket(s) at the

DESA Registration Desk on the posted days and times.

Doors will open at 5:30 P.M. The Cocktail Hour will be from 6:00 P.M. to

7:00 P.M. At 7:00 P.M. dinner will be served.

Please place your ticket(s) on the table when you sit down so the server knows which

entrée you have chosen.

Traditionally, this is the night for everyone to dress for the occasion. There will be a Band

performing that night for your dancing pleasure until 10:00 P.M. Please plan on staying until

“Anchors Aweigh” is played, signifying the end of the 42nd Convention.

 

 


 

RESERVATIONS FOR THE

42ND ANNUAL DESA CONVENTION

SEPTEMBER 3-7, 2017 — ALBANY, NY

DESTROYER ESCORT SAILORS ASSOCIATION, INC.

CUT-OFF DATE: AUGUST 24, 2017 (for Registration, Banquet, Tours, Luncheons, and USO)

ROOM RESERVATIONS (To Be Made with Hotel Directly) CUT-OFF: AUGUST 13, 2017—SEE BELOW

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT ONLY. ALL INFORMATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL.

Member Full Name ______________________________________________ Phone No. (_____) _____________

Address _________________________________________________ City/State ___________________________

How Tag Should Be Typed

if Different from Above ___________________________________________________ Zip _______________

Spouse or Guest(s) Full Name(s) ________________________________________________________________

Is spouse a Member of Auxiliary? Yes ___ No ___ Is This Your First Time at a DESA Convention? Yes ___ No ___

Name of Your Ship(s) & DE Number(s) ____________________________________________________________

Mode of Transportation (please circle): CAR PLANE OTHER


WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION

Complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception for Only Registered Guests of the Radisson Hotel Albany who booked

directly with the Hotel and Registered with DESA. (This is Not a Meal Function, Only Cheese and Crackers.) This

Reception is for Registered Guests of the Hotel Only.

Radisson Hotel Albany Monday, September 4, 2017 Times: 8:00-9.00 p.m.

How Many Attending? _______ Please Indicate How Many in Party if in a Wheelchair _______


REGISTRATION FEE
EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO PAY REGISTRATION FEE(S)
TOTAL COST

Couple Fee  $35.00 per couple

Singles (If You Are Attending By Yourself) $30.00 per person

Each Other Guest Will Be Required To Pay Registration Fee $30.00 per guest


ACCOMMODATIONS: LIMITED ROOMS AVAILABLE

(IF ROOMS ARE FILLED, YOU WILL HAVE TO FIND YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATIONS.)

CALL FOR YOUR OWN ROOM RESERVATIONS, BUT YOU STILL MUST REGISTER WITH DESA.

RADISSON HOTEL ALBANY, 205 WOLF RD., ALBANY, NY 12205. PLEASE DO NOT SEND DESA THE ROOM

RATE FEE; IT WILL BE RETURNED.

CUT-OFF: AUGUST 13, 2017 — $112.00 ROOM FEE PER NIGHT PLUS 14% TAX.

(Includes Complimentary Breakfast Buffet.)

See “Instructions/Explanations” at right.

PHONE: (800) 333-3333

WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE USE THE CODE “DESTROYER ESCORT”. THESE ROOMS ARE

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED AND YOU MUST REGISTER WITH DESA.

There is an 14% tax per day and is paid at the time of check out. No other discounts will apply to the $112.00 rate. For those of you who

are driving, there is no charge for parking. Check in is after 4:00 p.m. and check out is noon. For those of you who are flying, see info for

free transportation to the Hotel in the “Instructions/Explanations” at right.)


BANQUET
: COST $42.00: Prime Rib, Chicken Chardonnay (Boneless Chicken Stuffed w/Rice, Sour Cream,

Mushrooms, and Leeks w/Chardonnay Sauce), or Baked Halibut. Entrées Include Salad, Starch, Vegetable,

Rolls/Butter, Dessert, and Coffee and Iced Tea. (Includes tax and tip.) These are per person prices.

COST

Please indicate choice of Beef, Chicken, or Fish BEEF ENTREE

Reserved Seating Sitdown Style Cash Bars ___ x $42.00 = $___________

Thursday, September 7th — Cocktail Hour 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CHICKEN ENTREE

Dinner 7:00 p.m. ___ x $42.00 = $___________

“Phoenix Room” Radisson Hotel Albany FISH ENTREE

Tickets will be included in your Registration Packet at the DESA ___ x $42.00 = $___________

Registration Desk.

*NOTE: See more information on procedures in “Convention Activities”. DESA IF WHEELCHAIR IS TO BE AT TABLE,

is not responsible for lost tickets. Entertainment will be provided after dinner. PLEASE INDICATE HOW MANY ______


TOTAL AMOUNT THAT YOU HAVE ENCLOSED: $_________

Make check payable to: DESA

Mail to: DESA, P.O. BOX 488, HENDERSON HARBOR, NY 13651 OFFICE USE ONLY $_________

CUT-OFF DATES: AUGUST 24, 2017, FOR REGISTRATION, BANQUET, TOURS, LUNCHEONS, AND USO / AUGUST 13, 2017 FOR ROOMS




INSTRUCTIONS/EXPLANATIONS

PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY!!!

APPLICATION FORM

Please PRINT or TYPE so that we will be better able to read it correctly. As in the past, we have also asked what name you want typed

on your tag if different from Members Name, i.e., NICKNAMES. If you were on more than one ship, please indicate which ship you want on your tag. We can only fit one ship name and number. For the Ladies who are members of the Auxiliary, please indicate your membership. If you do not check this area, we will assume that you are not a member.

If you are not a member of the Auxiliary, you can join at the Convention or use the form in the DESA News. If this is the FIRST

time you are attending a DESA Convention, please answer YES in the space provided. Also, please make sure your phone number is noted so that we may contact you if there are any questions.

The Convention Application, Men’s Luncheon Ticket(s), Tour Form, and USO Form are to be returned to the DESA office address at

the bottom of the forms. The check must be made payable to DESA and cover the Registration Fee(s), Banquet Ticket(s), Men’s Luncheon Ticket(s), and Tours. The cut-off date is August 24, 2017.

You are able to make your own room reservations with the “RADISSON HOTEL ALBANY”, but you MUST REGISTER AND

MAIL IN your Reservation Form and Registration Fee to DESA. The number for the RADISSON HOTEL ALBANY is (800) 333-3333.

When making your reservations please use the Code: “DESTROYER ESCORT”. All Reservations will require a credit card or deposit equal to one night’s room and tax to guarantee the room.

The Host Hotel is the “RADISSON HOTEL ALBANY”. Check in is 4:00 p.m. and Check out is noon. If you arrive before the 4:00 p.m.

check in time, your room may not be ready to occupy until after the 4:00 p.m. check in. The cut-off date for the Hotel to make your room

reservation is August 13, 2017, so don’t delay. Included in your $112.00 (plus 14% tax) room rate each day is a

“Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet”. You must be a registered guest with the Radisson Hotel Albany to be eliglble for this Buffet. You will receive your “Breakfast Tickets” upon check in with the Hotel. You

MUST have your tickets with you for this breakfast. This Buffet is for one (1) person or two (2) people per room registered with

the Hotel.

 The Tour Application must be filled out and returned to: “DESA”, P.O. Box 488, Henderson Harbor, NY 13651. You will not be mailed

ticket(s). You will need to be at the buses 15 minutes before departure time. The buses will depart from the front of the RADISSON HOTEL ALBANY. We only accept checks. See more info on Tours, Rules, and

Regulations on the Tour Registration Form. The RADISSON HOTEL ALBANY has free transportation to and

from the “ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT”. Once you pick up your luggage you will need to call the “RADISSON HOTEL

ALBANY” at (518) 458-7250 and request a pick up. There are no Hotel phones at the airport, so you will need to use your cell or find

a phone. Any questions on this, you can call Dori at DESA at (800)

603-3332.

CANCELLATION: YOU MUST READ THIS CAREFULLY.

TO CANCEL WILL COST YOU MONEY AND THE ASSOCIATION MUCH EXTRA TIME AND EFFORT. YOUR REGISTRATION FEE IS

AUTOMATICALLY LOST AS IT HAS BEEN OBLIGATED FOR THE CONVENTION. ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING AND

BE POSTMARKED BY AUGUST 24, 2017. PLEASE SEND ALL CANCELLATIONS TO: DESA, P.O. BOX 488, HENDERSON HARBOR, NY

13651.

   

 

DESA MEN’S LUNCHEON

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 — 12:30-2:30 P.M.

$30.00 PER PERSON — SORRY, MEN ONLY

RADISSON HOTEL ALBANY

Guys, you don’t want to miss this! While the ladies are enjoying their luncheon, the men will have their own

luncheon! All men are invited. Fill out the Reservation Form, make out your check or money order for $30.00 to

“DESA”, and send it in as soon as possible.

Cut-off date for mailing checks is August 24, 2017, so don’t delay!!!

Name ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________

City ______________________________________________________________State ______ Zip _____________________

Phone No. (_______) _________________________ Ship Name & Hull No. ______________________________________

My Check in the Amount of $30.00 Made Payable to “DESA” is enclosed.

Please Mail ASAP to: DESA, P.O. Box 488, Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Ticket(s) will be in your Registration Packet at the Convention.

We we will have a buffet which will include: Salad, Soup, Broccoli Raisin Salad, Sliced London Broil with a Light

Mushroom Sauce, Roasted Citrus and Rosemary Chicken, Chef’s Accompaniments, Coffee, Teas, Soda, and Dessert.




DESA LADIES AUXILIARY “MAD HATTER” LUNCHEON

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 — 12:30-2:30 P.M.

$30.00 PER PERSON — SORRY, LADIES ONLY

RADISSON HOTEL ALBANY

Ladies, you don’t want to miss this! The committee has made some great plans for you to have a wonderful time.

All ladies are invited. Fill out the Reservation Form, make out your check or money order for $30.00 to “DESA

LADIES AUXILIARY”, and send it in as soon as possible.

Cut-off date for mailing checks is August 24, 2017, so don’t delay!!!

Name ________________________________________________________________________________________________

If You Are a Guest of a DE Sailor, Please Indicate His Name __________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________

City ______________________________________________________________State ______ Zip _____________________

Phone No. (_______) _________________________ Ship Name & Hull No. ______________________________________

My Check in the Amount of $30.00 Made Payable to “DESA LADIES AUXILIARY” is enclosed.

Please Mail ASAP to: Phyllis Gruber, 3310 St. Stephen’s Ln., Whitehall, PA 18052

Ticket(s) will be in your Registration Packet at the Convention.

This year we will have a buffet which will include: Salad, Soup, Broccoli Raisin Salad, Sliced London Broil

with a Light Mushroom Sauce, Grilled Chicken with a Roasted Pineapple Salsa, Chef’s Accompaniments,

Coffee, Teas, Soda, and Dessert.

 

USO NIGHT — WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6TH — 8:00 P.M.

We will again be having a “USO Night”. Please join us. The theme this year is “50s Fling” so dress up in

50s style if you like. Everyone is welcome!! This is a free event sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. Come and

join us for music, dancing, coffee, and donuts. If you plan on attending, please fill out this coupon and mail it

in with your DESA Registration Form, etc., to:

DESA, P.O. Box 488, Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Remember, it’s free to all DESA registered members and guests.

RESERVATIONS ARE DUE BY AUGUST 24, 2017.

Name(s): ___________________________________________________________________________

How Many Attending: _________

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