2021 Reunion POSTPONED

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2021 Reunion POSTPONED

Post by Keith Holman »

The USS James Madison Reunion Association has scheduled our next Reunion for March 24-28, 2021 in Galveston, Texas.

In view of world events, including the Coronavirus and economic impacts, we are trying to provide a maximum of flexibility to allow each of us to accommodate our own special circumstances (for example, allowing no penalty cancellations at the hotel with 24 hours notice).

Should we experience a government-mandated disruption (whether Federal, State or local), we are prepared to adjust to remain in compliance. We also allow for the possibility that good judgment may require that we re-schedule.

Please make your travel arrangements to retain the level of flexibility needed to match your personal comfort level.

More information on the agenda, costs, reservations and so on will be forthcoming as soon as nailed down.

We're hoping you can join us!
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Re: 2021 Reunion Dates Announced

Post by HLCARES »

Which hotel?

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Re: 2021 Reunion Dates Announced

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Additional lodging information is now available.

Four Points by Sheraton Galveston
2300 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
Hotel Website <<==This is information about the hotel.

Event Summary:
USS James Madison
Start Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
End Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Four Points by Sheraton Galveston for 119 USD per night

Room rates do not include taxes (currently 15%). Breakfast is not included in these rates but is available at $7 per person each day.

The special rate is available 3 nights before and 3 nights after the reunion activities. To get the additional nights at the reduced rate, you may book by phone 409-974-4796 or via the link below.

If you wish to book beginning Wednesday night through Sunday morning, you can book online Book your group rate for USS James Madison

The closest airport to Galveston is Hobby Airport in Houston .

The area is also served by George Bush Intercontinental airport

The hotel does not provide transportation to the airports, there are several shuttle companies that one can use if flying in.
Two shuttle companies serve the airports and Galveston.
Galveston Express is one of many companies in Galveston that provides affordable one-way or round-trip shuttle service between Houston and Galveston Island.
Galveston Express
Round-trip from Hobby: $60-$65.
Round-trip from Bush: $70-$75.
Phone number: 409-762-4397.

Island Breeze Shuttle
5201 Avenue S
Galveston, TX 77551
Phone 409-770-0100
Fax 409-497-2275

There are multiple RV parks nearby as well.
List of local RV parks

We have negotiated with the Four Seasons for a reduced rate for lodging but have not negotiated for shuttles or the RV parks.

Specifics of the reunion schedule are still being worked out but you can plan on Wednesday arrival/check-in and Saturday business meeting and evening banquet with planned Sunday departures.
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Re: 2021 Reunion Dates Announced

Post by patrick@salkeld.biz »

I've made my reservation, see you there.
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Re: 2021 Reunion Dates Announced

Post by jwalton »

We're booked into the hotel for 3/23 through 3/30. We are driving in from Tucson, AZ. Looking forward to it!!!