05 Reunion Information

Very Important that your information is recieved ASAP
So Far Only 10 members have Indicated They plan to attend


From John
We are now in the planning stage for the next reunion in Branson, MO; November 10/13, 2005
Because we have less than a year to put this together,we would to hear from everyone that plans
on attending the reunion.
We would also like some input into what activities you would like to participate in during the
reunion.

Please contact:
John Smyth metalsmyth@comcast.net
Jim Schwermer wiljim@stovermo.com
Bill Cox avnut@avnut.com


From: Gene Andrzejewski
John:
I plan on attending, and I will probably have my wife joining us.
Thanks for all the good work you do in planning these events.
Gene A. (SKI)


From Bill
Add Bill & Sarita to this List we are looking forward to it.


From: Derald Whaley
To: smythjp@comcast.net
got your email,good to hear from you i hope to see you next year.
(Derald said that he would attend when I talked to him on the phone last week John)


From Larry Hallbick
Nan and I plan on attending the 2005 Reunion. Let me know if you need anything from me.
Semper Fi: Larry


From: Dick Parent
John, I'm going to try real hard to make this one. I'll probably be in Missouri at this time anyway, about 150 miles north of Branson. I'll make my dr's appointment here in the desert a little later in Nov. to give me time for the reunion. Things to do: take in a show- which is probably a given- there's also an IMAX theater there, oodles of tourist traps and beautiful Ozark country to drive thru!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I think of more I'll pass it on......
Semper Fi Dick


From Tony Bukwich
Thanks for this e-mail, it is one of the best things I have read in a while. I enjoyed the photos of San Diego, particularly MCRD, it's been exactly fifty years. I'm seven weeks post-operative. I lucked out. The cancer classified as stage 1 and totally within the kidney they removed. I've joined a local informal group called Shasta Area Marines. They meet for lunch once a month, and put on a Marine Corps Ball each year. The majority of the group are WWII Marines, with a few folks from the Navy and Army. My wife and I haven't been to Bronson. If everything goes well we may have the opportunity to attend next year.
Semper Fi, Tony


From: John P Smyth
To: undisclosed-recipients: ; We are now in the planning stage for the next reunion in Branson, MO; November 10/13, 2005 Because we have less than a year to put this together,we would to hear from everyone that plans on attending the reunion. We would also like some input into what activities you would like to participate in during the reunion.
Please contact: Bill Cox avnut@avnut.com
Jim Schwermer wiljim@stovermo.com
John Smyth metalsmyth@comcast.net


From Jim Schwermer
I am reading all your email and looking over my package from Branson. It looks like the first thing we need to do is pick out a hotel with a meeting room and a restaurant for our dinner. This is a very busy place on the week of Veterans Day so we shoud get a reservations in somewhere. Also, if we have enough people drive, I know everyone would love to go to Springfield which is about 50 miles from Branson, where the Bass Pro Shop is located and the Wildlife Museum is adjacent tol the Bass Pro Shop.
Jim Schwermer

From John Smyth
You must be reading my mind. I was also thinking that the first thing we should do is pick a Hotel and work from there. My thinking is that the hotel should be near some of the places that we will want to visit. I believe that nearest airport to Branson, MO is 43 miles away? Do we need to rent a car ? Is their a shuttle between the airport and the Hotels in Branson? I have my Computer set up so that all Email that contains "HMR 363" or "Reunion" in the subject , That Email is transferred to it, So that I read that Email first
Semper Fi John


From: Willie Sproul
HI,JOHN COUNT ME IN ON 2005 REUNION,WE SHOULD HAVE ARE BRITHDAY BALL. IWILL BRING THE CAKE AND NCO SWORD TO CUT THE CAKE SAY A FEW COMMENTS.TAKE IN SOME WESTREN SHOWS. LOTS OF THINGS TO SEE THERE. HOPE TO TRY TO GET GRICKS THERE?????.
SEMPER FI/WILLIE


From Jack Childs
I'LL BE THERE WHATEVER HAPPENS HAPPENS! Jack


From Bill Cox
Some Questions we need to ask ourselves. Do we want to seek help from the Reunion Planners or go on our own? Do we want to pick out shows ourselves or have the attendees vote? There are lots to pick from, my thoughts are to fill out the Request for Proposal and see what the Reunion Planners can come up with. I believe we can make our desires that we know of known and they can see if they can make it happen.

Suggestion Only for thought

Night of the 10th attend Dinner & Marine Ball at American Legion Post 637 All Veterans & Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Table Rock American Legion Post 637, Hwy 13, Kimberling City. We will celebrate the United States Marine Corps 228th Birthday with a cake cutting by the Corps. Cost $17 per person. Reservations required by Nov. 7, call 417-739-4108.

Day of the 11th Lunch on the Bell Showboat Branson Belle Steppin' Out (lunch)
4800 W. Hwy 165 Branson, MO 65616 showboat


Night of the 11th The Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show involves live animals, dramatic lighting, sound and pyrotechnics. If you or anyone in your party has allergies or medical conditions, please be advised to take the necessary precautions prior to entering the facility. One-Price ticket includes admission, the fabulous four-course feast, a spectacular show, and pre-show entertainment in our Carriage Room. Ticket Prices: $37.99 Adults, Dixie Stampede Dinner


Night of the 12th The White House Theatre 755 Gretna Road Branson, MO 65616 Show Schedule & Time Magnificent 7pm Show: Monday - Friday 7:00p.m. Adults $28.38 Dinner Served From 5:00 p.m. - 6:30p.m. Add a four course dinner feast to your show ticket for only $4.95 per person. White House Theatre


Fill Ins

Jimís suggestion of Springfield

Acrobats of China MGH Performing Arts Center 464 State Hwy 248 Branson, MO 65616 Adults $30.50 - Children 3-18 in the home $18.00 Acrobats


American Presidential Museum 3107 W. Hwy 76 (Located on Francis St, north of Branson, MO 65616 Senior (60+ yrs): $7.20 American Presidential Museum


Cosmic Caverns 6386 HWY 21N Berryville, AR 72616 Adult (13+ yrs): $11.50 Cosmic Caverns


Hollywood Wax Museum - Branson 3030 W Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616 Adult (12+ yrs): $12.25 Hollywood Wax Museum


IMAX Entertainment Complex 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Branson, MO 65616 Adult (13+ yrs): $8.10 IMAX


Ride the Ducks 2320 W. Hwy. 76 Branson, MO 65616 Senior (60+ yrs): $15.00 Ducks

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum Ripley's
Semper Fi Bill


From Ike Eichof
MARYBETH AND I ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND. I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH BRANSON BUT MIGHT LIKE TO ATTEND A SHOW OR TWO. WHEN YOU GET MORE INFORMATION ON THINGS TO DO LET US KNOW.
SEMPER FI IKE


From Gene Comiskey
My hope is that Marlene and I will be able to be at the 2005 gathering. I am scheduled to teach in a program in the fall of 2005 that meets on the weekend. This may be a problem, but I will see what I can do. Thanks for the email list. What about inviting other MAG 36 guys whom we have connected with in putting together the HMR 363 list? My suggestion is that we have activities that get us out of the Hotel but also keep us together. Many thanks for all of your dedicated work.
Semper Fi Ski


From Jim Schwermer
Bill, The proposal looks fine to me. We might as well send it in and see what they come up with. Your itinerary for Branson sounded good. It would probably be a good idea to find out if anyone has any preferences for any particular show tho. There are afternoon shows that they could go to if they wanted to see anything in particular. Be sure to include myself and my wife as planning on attending.
Jim


From John Smyth
I have Works instead of Word . Their are some lines in this message that I am unable to read, but from what I can read, I agree with the information that your are submitting with one exception my Email address is NOT metalsmyth@msn.com
it is metalsmyth@comcast.net
Semper Fi John


From Bill Cox
RFP mailed today with changes below
Request for: Lodging 10, 11,12, 2005 Meeting space Hospitality room for 30_40 Other Arrival date: 11/10/05 Departure date: 11/13/05 Estimated number of rooms per night: 15-20 Estimated attendance: 30-40 Lodging Special Requirements Moderate: Smoking Rooms: 2

Reply

Thank you and I will take care of this today. I will call you when the binders go out which will be (with the holidayand the office is closed Friday after Thanksgiving) either December 1 or 2nd.
Thanks Bill for thinking of Branson for your destination. Mary


From Larry Hallbick
Jim, I don't know anything about Branson, but picked up a tour book from AAA and the first thing I saw when I turned to Branson was an ad for a Veterans Task Force specializing in military reunions. (866 859 4232) EMail info@bransonveterans,com, Web Site www.bransonveterans.com. They will provide a free Reunion Planner's packet. If I can do anything from here let me know.
Semper Fi: Larry


From: AmySandrus
Subject: Re: Reunion 2005
Loris and i will be there great idea for the reunion.


Edward Lee (Blackie) Poettgen

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