1st MARINE DIVISION ASSOCIATION REUNION 13-19 August 2012
Reunion Registration: The 1st Marine Division Association (FDMA) Reunion will be 13-19 August 2012 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel located at 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97201. 1st Recon Battalion Association members should register on line with the FMDA at: www.afr-reg.com/1stMarine2012/ or use the mail in FDMA Reunion registration form included in the Patrol Report. FDMA Registration closes 15 July 2012!
Lodging: The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel is the official reunion site for 1st Marine Division Association and 1st Recon Bn Association. Reunion accommodations are available at a rate of $113.00 + tax per night. The Marriott will offer attendees a daily parking rate of $15.00 per day. Reserve your rooms early; call the Marriott at (503) 226-7600 or (877) 901-6632 and ask for the 1st Marine Division Association Reunion rate.
Transportation. The Marriott does not provide complimentary shuttle service to/from Portland Airport. Blue Star Airport Shuttle offers airport-hotel service; for information and reservations call (503) 248-1837 or visit: http://www.bluestarbus.com. The Marriott does not have RV parking; however, the Portland Fairview RV Park, located at 21401 NE Sandy Blvd, Fairview, OR 97024, provides full hook-up services and is approximately 20 minutes from the hotel. Call (877) 777-1047 for RV information, reservations and directions. The FDMA will provide bus transportation for all reunion tours. Downtown Portland has an excellent bus and light rail system.
1st Mar Div Association Events. FDMA’s Portland Reunion Committee has done a superb job planning and organizing reunion events and tours. Visit Portland area wineries, museums, and gardens, the Columbia Gorge, take a river cruise and enjoy the Reunion Banquet. Although the FDMA Reunion registration form, event information and hotel reservation forms are included in the Patrol Report, go on line to http://www.afr-reg.com/1stMarine2012 for FMDA Reunion Registration and Event forms and detailed Reunion information and a schedule of events.
1st MarDiv Registration Form
1ST RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION ASSOCIATION REUNION
1st Recon Bn Assn CP/Harbor Site: The 1st Recon Battalion Association Reunion CP and hospitality suite at the Portland Marriott Downtown will be open to reunion attendees from 15-19 August. Recon Battalion Association members and guests are requested to sign in at our hospitality suite following their arrival at the Marriott.
Volunteers. As Always, we need volunteers to help with reunion registration, raffle ticket sales, raffle and silent auction item donations, and manning/maintaining the hospitality suite. Help us make this reunion succeed- donate some of your time to 1st Recon Battalion Association.
Fund Raising. The reunion is your Association’s primary source of income. The raffle, silent auction and Hospitality Suite refreshment donations keep the Association operating through the year. Help our Association. Donate raffle and auction items, buy raffle tickets and bid generously at the silent auction.
1ST RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION ASSOCIATION REUNION LUNCHEON AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING
1st Recon Battalion Association Luncheon will be Friday 17 August, from 1:00 pm -4:00 pm, at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 0715 SW Bancroft St. Portland, OR 97239. The luncheon will be buffet style and includes salad bread & roll, entrees and coffee, tea .. Any soft drinks and alcohol will be at the individual’s expense. Guests with special dietary requirements should contact Charlie Kershaw as soon as possible. The luncheon will cost $16.00 per person. Make your luncheon reservations early. RSVP to Charlie Kershaw and send your check or money order to: 1st Recon Battalion Association, c/o C. Kershaw, 2527 Unicornio Street, Carlsbad, CA 92009. Email or call with questions at: 760 402-8638 or email@example.com RSVP for the luncheon not later than 13 August 2012.
1st Recon Bn Association General Membership Meeting and Election of Officers is Saturday 18 August at 10:00 am in our Hospitality Suite. Members will be briefed and vote on revised, updated. Association By Laws, Association support for charitable organizations assisting Marines and elect our Membership Coordinator, Chaplain, an Associate Director and the 1st MarDiv Unit Director.
1st Marine Division Association Reunion 2012
For those who have not visited this part of the country, please take advantage of this terrific opportunity to visit the Pacific Northwest and all its beauty. Along with your fellow Marines and Family, you can enjoy some of the countries finest attractions such as:
-Beautiful Oregon Scenery: Columbia River and Mount Hood
-Famous Chinese Gardens
-Pioneer Courthouse Square
-Evergreen Air & Space Museum
-Breathtaking Multnomah Falls
-Brilliant Portland Skyline
-Just to name a few!!!
What: Start planning for the 2012 Reunion
Where: Portland, Oregon
When: 13-19 August, 2012
Hotel: Marriott Waterfront
**Look for the sign up sheet in the Jan-Feb-Mar ‘12 issue of the OBN; along with updates on Constant Contact and the FMDA website.
**Please direct your questions to Col Steven Easterday: (503) 828-7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org