2021 Reunion New Orleans Update

Change to the schedule: Due to the high price of car rentals and valet fees at the hotel, I will not be renting a van. If you are not there when the bus leaves for the museum you will have to take a taxi, and if you chose to leave the museum early you will have to take a taxi or find another way back to the hotel. I have a bus rented, if we can rent vans in town, I will cancel the bus rental.

The link for making your hotel reservation for the November 18-21 Reunion in New Orleans is: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/M/MSYCCES-67R-20211118/index.jhtml

548th and 67th Reunion New Orleans

November 18-21, 2021

Embassy Suites Hotel New Orleans Convention Center

315 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Tel: 1-504-525-1993

Registration Cost: $100/person, includes the World War II Museum with movie, banquet dinner and vans to the museum , if you are not going to museum or are paying for it on your own (No Movie), the cost is $75/person.  Please pay by October 17, 2021, if you cancel before October 17th, we will refund the full amount, after that we will refund anything we are not charged for by the hotel.  You can either pay via:

    – Paypal to webmaster@548rtg.org

    – Check/money order mailed to 548th and 67th Recon Assoc, PO Box 75549, Kapolei, HI 96707, made out to same. 

With your payment, please include a note with the names you want on your name tags

Hotel:  

Cutoff Date for Reservations: October 18, 2021, reservation must be made before this date. Make reservations at:

Cutoff Date for Reservations: October 18, 2021, reservation must be made before this date. Make reservations at: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/M/MSYCCES-67R-20211118/index.jhtml

(Note: Reunion room rate is approximately $169 per night (Plus taxes). Valet parking only at hotel at $44/day (plus tax).

* 1 night’s deposit due at time of booking

* 2 nights minimum stay required

* 72 hours prior to arrival date no charge to cancel policy

* $90 early departure fee

* $10 per person round trip baggage fee for group arrivals of 10 people or more arriving at the hotel at the same time.

* $20 per person charge after 2 occupants in the room over the age of 18.

* Parking is Valet Only. Prevailing rate over contracted dates will apply.

Schedule

November 18, Thursday:  Arrive hotel, I arrive in the morning and should be in the lobby or that general area by 1300 to hand out name tags and other information.

        – 1730 to 1900, Evening hotel reception in the hotels Main Tower with

complimentary beverages, cocktails, wine and beer.

        – 1900 Diner on your own or as a small groups.   Across the street from the hotel you have Galliano, which looks good or Mulates, two and a half blocks from the hotel.  Advise making reservations early at any place you are eating.

          – 2100 to ?, Free time.

November 19, Friday:  Complimentary Breakfast Hotel

             – 0950 Bus to the National World War II Museum.

                  -Entry fee:  We are being charged a group rate of $17/person, plus $7 for the movie Beyond All Boundaries 4D, which is included in your reunion  registration fee, normally the museum admission price is $24.50 for seniors and $18 for military (includes retired). If you are not seeing the movie, you will need to buy your own ticket, preferably in advance online Dave Belote had this to say about the movie: “Put something on the reunion website about the fact that they are going to see the “4D cinematic experience Beyond All Boundaries.”  As you know, when Lianne and I left the Dayton reunion, we traveled all over the East Coast and eventually wound down south to see the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.  Beyond All Boundaries was amazing and is something that everyone in the USA and really the free world should see.  The 4D aspects of it must be witnessed as they’re hard to describe, but it should not be missed.

            – 1100 Lunch at the museum’s The American Sector Restaurant and Bar, pay as you go, probably no group seating

             – 1600 Bus to the hotel, anyone wanting to return to the hotel earlier will need to take a taxi or walk, it is a long six block walk.

             – 1730-1930, Evening hotel reception

             – Dinner on your own

             – 1930-? Free time.

November 20, Saturday: 

            – Tour on your own tour with the New Orleans Hop On-Hop Off buses, which stop in front of the hotel every 30 minutes, cost is $39 for a 24-hour pass, also available are trolleys, buses, streetcars or your own car.  See suggested tours attached.

            – 1800 Banquet Room open, socializing, dress business casual or aloha wear

            – 1845-1900 Business Meeting

            – 1900 Opening ceremony

            – 1915-2000 Banquet Buffet Dinner             

Entree Choices:  Roasted Beef au jus, Blackened Fish New Orleans seasoning, Chicken Picatta lemon caper sauce

Soup:  Corn & Crawfish Bisque

Salad: Arugula Salad creole tomato, cucumber, red onion, creole mustard vinaigrette

Accompaniment: Roasted Potatoes

Specialty: Shrimp Creole stewed tomato, gulf shrimp, white rice

Desert:  Southern Pecan Pie graham crust and Carrot Cake cream cheese icing

            -2000-2100:  Guest Speaker Ken Kelly and Larry O’Dell talk on the Civil Air Patrol.

            -2100-2200:  Socialize

            -2200- ?:  Farewell to Nola

November 21, Sunday:  Check-out of hotel

January 8, 2021

The month of November is pretty busy at the hotel with rescheduled reunions and meetings that were cancelled like ours, so the 4th of November was not available.  The dates of our reunion will now be November 18-20, 2021.  It will be a day or two before we can make reservations, I will let you know when you can make reservations.  The rate is the same $168/night.

 Due to COVID 19 we will reschedule our reunion in New Orleans to this fall, tentatively early November 2021.  If you are planning on attending or might attend, please send me an email at forsythj223@hotmail.com, include the number in your party attending and if you are not booking a hotel room or going to the museum, or watching the movie at the museum.  The hotel rate for the reunion when it was scheduled in March was $169/night plus tax, we expect about the same rate for November 2021.

 You will need to cancel your reservation and change your flights if you made them for March when we firm up the new schedule with the hotel.  I have a list of those who have paid and will carry it over.

Mahalo

Bill

The below information will be updated once the new dates are firmed up.

548th and 67th Reunion New Orleans

Fall 2021

Embassy Suites Hotel New Orleans Convention Center

315 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Tel: 1-504-525-1993

Registration Cost: $100/person, includes the World War II Museum with movie, banquet dinner and vans to the museum , if you are not going to museum or are paying for it on your own (No Movie), the cost is $75/person.  Please pay by ????, if you cancel before $$$$, we will refund the full amount, after that we will refund anything we are not charged for by the hotel.  You can either pay via:

    – Paypal to webmaster@548rtg.org

    – Check/money order mailed to 548th and 67th Recon Assoc, PO Box 75549, Kapolei, HI 96707, made out to same. 

With your payment, please include a note with the names you want on your name tags

Hotel:  

Cutoff Date for Reservations: ????, reservation must be made before this date.

(Note: Reunion room rate is approximately $169 per night (Plus taxes). Valet parking only at hotel at $42/day (plus tax).

* 1 night’s deposit due at time of booking

* 2 nights minimum stay required

* 72 hours prior to arrival date no charge to cancel policy

* $90 early departure fee

* $10 per person round trip baggage fee for group arrivals of 10 people or more arriving at the hotel at the same time.

* $20 per person charge after 2 occupants in the room over the age of 18.

* Parking is Valet Only. Prevailing rate over contracted dates will apply.

Schedule

Thursday:  Arrive hotel, I arrive in the morning and should be in the lobby or that general area by 1300 to hand out name tags and other information.

        – 1730 to 1900, Evening hotel reception in the hotels Main Tower with

complimentary beverages, cocktails, wine and beer.

        – 1900 Diner on your own or as a small groups.   Across the street from the hotel you have Galliano, which looks good or Mulates, two and a half blocks from the hotel.  Advise making reservations early at any place you are eating.

          – 2100 to ?, Free time.

Friday:  Complimentary Breakfast Hotel

             – 0950 Vans to the National World War II Museum, if necessary I will standby at the hotel with a van until 1020 to pick up any stragglers.

                  -Entry fee:  We are being charged a group rate of $17/person, plus $7 for the movie Beyond All Boundaries 4D, which is included in your reunion  registration fee, normally the museum admission price is $24.50 for seniors and $18 for military (includes retired). If you are not seeing the movie, you will need to buy your own ticket, preferably in advance online

            – 1100 Lunch at the museum’s The American Sector Restaurant and Bar, pay as you go, probably no group seating

             – 1600 Vans to the hotel, anyone wanting to return to the hotel earlier can call me on a cell phone number I will provide at check-in and I will give you a ride to the hotel, it is a long six block walk.

             – 1730-1930, Evening hotel reception

             – Dinner on your own

             – 1930-? Free time.

Saturday: 

            – Tour on your own tour with the New Orleans Hop On-Hop Off buses, which stop in front of the hotel every 30 minutes, cost is $39 for a 24-hour pass, also available are trolleys, buses, streetcars or your own car.  See suggested tours attached.

            – 1800 Banquet Room open, socializing, dress business casual or aloha wear

            – 1845-1900 Business Meeting

            – 1900 Opening ceremony

            – 1915-2000 Banquet Buffet Dinner             

Entree Choices:  Roasted Beef au jus, Blackened Fish New Orleans seasoning, Chicken Picatta lemon caper sauce

Soup:  Corn & Crawfish Bisque

Salad: Arugula Salad creole tomato, cucumber, red onion, creole mustard vinaigrette

Accompaniment: Roasted Potatoes

Specialty: Shrimp Creole stewed tomato, gulf shrimp, white rice

Desert:  Southern Pecan Pie graham crust and Carrot Cake cream cheese icing

            -2000-2100:  Guest Speaker Ken Kelly and Larry O’Dell talk on the Civil Air Patrol.

            -2100-2200:  Socialize

            -2200- ?:  Farewell to Nola

Sunday:  Check-out of hotel