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Donald R. Gressman EN2(SS) 1948-51 1/6/2020
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Eric T. "Skip" Clauson QM3(SS) 1963-65 10/13/2020
Gerald M. "Gerry" Negri STS2(SS) 1958-62 10/14/2020
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COMBINED 3 -SEAS REUNION.

SHIPMATES,

I just mass-emailed a proposed reunion announcement. SEE BELOW & COMMENT

11/28/2018
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SHIPMATES,

Below you will find a proposed COMBINED reunion announcement for SS-405, SS-407, & SS-406. The pertinent details and activities are contained within.

This idea was discussed & endorsed by attendees of our recent reunion in Cleveland (Jul 2018).

If this event is something that you expect that you would attend, please REPLY to me so we can forward an estimate potential SS-407 participation.

R.S.V.P by Jan 15, 2016 with

Please include the # of attendees in your party.


Thank You SHIPMATES,

Paul Roggemann
SS-407 Assoc Commander.



Manitowoc Reunion Proposal
(Combined Sea Poacher/Sea Owl/Sea Robin?)

Dates: Wednesday 26 September – Saturday 29 September 2019

Fall Weather with fall colors emerging. Avg. temp range 63 High/47 Low

Hotel is Holiday Inn $110 per day (+tax)

Package cost is estimated to be $200 per person.

26 September - Wednesday

Arrival Day

Hospitality Room to be open for welcome and registration
Dinner that evening (Probably at own expense at a common restaurant)

Note: Hotels do not provide shuttle service. Members and guests have two airport choices – Milwaukee (1 hour 45 minute drive) or Green Bay Austin Straubel (60 minute drive) Make their own arrangements to get to the hotel. Cab service available. Cab fare from Green Bay is $88 plus tip.

27 September - Thursday

Breakfast at hotel at own expense ($ 8-$11 per person)
Morning – tour of historic Manitowoc (Rosey the Riviter)
Lunch “Lighthouse Inn at the Lake” (Family Style)
Tour of Two Rivers commercial fishing. etc
Business meeting in hospitality room
Dinner on own

28 September – Friday

Breakfast at hotel at own expense
All day at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Morning:
Bus transport to Museum
Welcome aboard by speaker from Museum
Tolling of the Bells on deck of USS Cobia
Memorial wreath to be placed in river
Cobia Salute
Lunch at Harborside Restaurant (Own expense) One block from Museum
Afternoon:
Tour of museum
Bus transport to hotel to allow everyone time to get ready for
banquet
Bus transport back to museum for banquet. Museum has facility for banquets with a view of the USS Cobia and river.
Engine Start (Most likely before banquet)

Dress Code: Evening casual (no jeans, shorts, etc)
Keynote Speaker to be from the museum. They have a retired 2 Star who is actively involved with the museum – will try to get him.

29 September – Saturday

Breakfast at hotel at own expense
Departure or:

Do an optional tour on Wisconsin Farming industry.

Note:
The Green Bay Austin Straubel airport is serviced from 4 cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis. Air fares from these cities range from $400 -$500 per person. This would be in addition to the airfare to get to these airports.

Suggestion:
Item to consider: The Cobia ship keepers that will be on hand for the engine start, help to set up the tolling of the bells and tour of the Cobia are all volunteers. Recommend that they be invited to our banquet. Would only be a small additional charge when split up between 40 people.


10/11/2018



Re: COMBINED 3 -SEAS REUNION.

Sounds good so far.

I thought about stopping in Manitowoc on our way back from Cleveland. It is a long way off right now but we will see
how many are interested come late spring. It seems the closer the event gets, the more sign up. I am pretty sure we
will get some from the mid west that are close by early on. The ones from the coasts will wait.

We will plan on attending for now, health permitting.

Frenchy

Re: COMBINED 3 -SEAS REUNION.

Paul;

Two potential issues:

(1). I’ve already missed the response date of January 15, 2016.
(2). I’m going to startback to School Bus driving and School will be in session at the time.
Goody

Re: COMBINED 3 -SEAS REUNION.

1.) THANKS for catching that. Confirms I need to proofread EVERYTHING at thrice.
2.) Sorry to hear that you may not make it, but will keep you informed of any changes they make.

Re: COMBINED 3 -SEAS REUNION.

I put up a WEB PAGE with the pertinent information for the PROPOSED REUNION

Re: COMBINED 3 -SEAS REUNION.

Paul;

I certainly don’t want tothrough “Cold Water” on any early “Rah Rah’s” but isn’t each instance of cost here a little steep? I may be out of touch with inflation these day’s but the overall cost sounds like it could be a blocking point for Patsy and I. Is there any room any whare for negotiation?

Re: COMBINED 3 -SEAS REUNION.

I'm not too sure that those figures are that out of line. I think there is some transportation costs in there also. Our two bus trips in Cleveland cost us $500/ea. for 40 people. Some outfits wanted $750-$900 for a 10 mile round trip.

In Cleveland we collected $75/ea for reg + another $70/ea to cover the cost of the trips to USS COD and the boat cruise.

Even then we had a shortfall of about roughly $40/ea which had to be made up from our treasury.

Paul

Re: COMBINED 3 -SEAS REUNION.

Digested with a teaspoon of sugar to help get it down. I’m out of touch with the “Cost of Travel” these day’s. I intend to try to find a way to be present...I probably could miss a ‘couple driving day’s. Patsy and I do so enjoy these event’s.
Driving might just be a painful but viable travel alternative....

Goody

Re: COMBINED 3 -SEAS REUNION.

It would NOT BE THE SAME without you two. I believe that.

Scan the list of departed SHIPMATES at the top of this BBS page and you get an idea how many are lost just recently, never to meet again. Every year that list is about that long...20-25 SHIPMATES on ETERNAL PATROL.

I plan on making the trip by car, maybe including a ferry ride across Lake Michigan. I'm receiving a decent amount of positive replies, including a first-timer that served on the decoom crew.


Re: COMBINED 3 -SEAS REUNION.

Patsy and I will do our level best to be there. After all, you need me to copy a broadcast should it occur.....

Goody