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2023 Reunion Information
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Orleans Casino & Hotel - Las Vegas
The 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Association’s 2023 reunion will be held in concert with the 1st Marine Division Association’s 76th Annual Reunion at the Orleans Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada.
Essential Elements of Information for the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Association Reunion follow.
Location and Date. Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. 1st Marine Division Association 13-20 August 2023; 1st Recon reunion events are 16-19 August.
Hotel Reservations. Reservations may be made online at the Orleans website: orleanscasino.com or by telephone at: 800 675-3267. The Reunion Group Reservation Number is: FMDH23C. The reunion room rate is in effect until 14 July or when the block is sold out.
Transportation. Airport to hotel shuttle service is available for guests at the airport Arrivals level. In addition, Division Association has contracted with a shuttle service to transport reunion guests from the Las Vegas airport to the Orleans Hotel and return for $20.00 per family. Shuttle reservations should be made on the reunion registration form.
Reunion Registration. Reunion guests should complete and mail the attached Division Association Registration form (attached) as soon as possible but not later than 25 July.
Reunion Activities. Division Association reunion activities are listed on the attached registration form. Recon Association activities.
The Leatherneck Club. Thursday, 17 August, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Swap sea stories and enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch ($30.00 per person) which includes pulled pork, chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and fresh rolls.
American Shooters Range (adjacent to Leatherneck Club). American Shooters (Americanshooters.com). Weapons firing and a pistol marksmanship competition, open to Association members and adult family members.
Shuttle transportation to/from 17 August activities will be provided by 1st Recon Association.
General Membership Meeting. Orleans Hotel, Friday 18 August 10:00 am -12:00 pm.
Association Banquet 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Orleans Hotel. Dinner, at $65.00 per person, includes an appetizer, flat Iron steak or chicken marsala entrees and dessert. Vegan meals are available on request. Regretably, the Orleans can accommodate only 70 diners. Reservations will be on a “first come, first served basis”.
Dave Snider (email@example.com )will take orders for 1st Recon memorabilia, such as polo shirts, belt buckles, and challenge coins. Items will be available for pick-up at the reunion. Otherwise, these items will be mailed to those members unable to at the reunion.
As you know, the Association does not require membership dues. Donations and the live auction are our primary source of funds. Bring a donation for the live auction. We need an auctioneer. If you are willing to try your hand at being the reunion auctioneer, contact Ron Overton.
The Thursday BBQ lunch is $30.00 per person and the Friday dinner is $65.00 per person. Reservations and checks should be made out to 1st Recon Battalion Association and mailed to Creg Howland, 43761 Churchill Glen Drive, Chantilly, VA 20152 not later than 10 August 2023.
Sorry to be late on this but I wanted to share the results of our telecom with those that were unable to join.
It is at the Orleans Casino and Hotel and runs from Wednesday August 16 (Travel) through Saturday the 19th. However, we'll be done Friday night so Saturday can also be a travel day. Please note that the division reunion runs from August 14-20. At this time, we do not know what excursions they might be planning. For this reason, Charlie wants to plan ours now in such a way as to enable our people to just sign up for the minimum. Vegas is very expensive. When division comes out with their excursions, there may be something you're interested in and want to come earlier.
Thursday will be the Leatherneck Lounge and American Shooters gun range across the street. For those Marines, Corpsmen and spouses, here's your chance for some trigger time. They have most everything known to man available to shoot (see link). Friday will be our business meeting during the day and our Dinner and fund-raising Auction, Friday evening at the Orleans. Saturday, for those that are interested, the division will have their business meeting and normally their banquet that evening. Their banquet is a dress up affair and is quite impressive if you've never been to one.
Also, Larry discussed our plans for the Memorial Day Wreath Laying at the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Memorial in Virginia.
This year the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Memorial Service and Wreath Laying ceremony will be at noon on Saturday May 27 at the battalion memorial near the Marine Corps Museum in Virginia. After the ceremony they all go to the Globe and Laurel. Everyone is more than welcome. Any questions get in touch with Larry Feldman
Just wanted to give you guys an update on what you might have missed. If anyone that was on the call, sees something I missed or got wrong, speak up.
“1st Recon Battalion Association Merchandise”
We are now taking orders for 1st Recon Battalion Association merchandise to be delivered at the Las Vegas reunion as well as direct mail to the home.
Due to manufacturing and purchasing limitations, orders for Recon belt buckles, challenge coins, and golf shirts will be handled as follows:
For both reunion and home delivery please email Doc Snider at firstname.lastname@example.org (513-607-9184) to place your order.
All pre-orders for both reunion delivery and home mailing MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, JULY 17.
For reunion deliveries bring a check for $33.00/buckle made out to 1st Recon Bn Assoc. I should have Prices for the other items shortly.
Pre-orders for mail delivery MUST ALSO BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, JULY 17. All items ordered for delivery will be charged an extra $6.00 to pay for postage. Do not send any money for home deliveries until the product is in hand.