|VOLUME 3 ISSUE 6||SPRING 1999|
This will be a short newsletter to get some reunion related information out in time for you to MAKE THOSE RESERVATIONS. Don't Delay - Make Them Today! Come and Enjoy! DQS FELLOWSHIP - it doesn't get any better than that! The only way that it can get better is if YOU are there! The pleasure of your company is requested.
NATIONAL DUSTERS, QUADS & SEARCHLIGHTS
ASSOCIATION (VULCANS & HAWKS)
1999 REUNION - BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
JULY 8 - 11, 1999
HOLIDAY INN - BATON ROUGE EAST
10455 REIGER RD (1-10 AT SEIGEN LANE)
DQS ROOM RATE -$57 (includes taxes!)
Be sure to mention the DQS Reunion (or NDQS) when making our reservation
CUTOFF DATE FOR THE DQS RATE IS: JUNE 15,1999!!!
COME EARLY OR STAY LATE - AT THE SAME RATE!
BATON ROUGE - BE THERE!
WEDNESDAY - July 7: (Pre-reunion event) Gary Puro will lead those wishing to visit Jackson Barracks and Museum where the predecessor of 1/44 Arty was formed 100 years ago) to its location near New Orleans. A morning departure is planned.
The hotel hosts a cocktail & hors d'oeuvre party for all guests on Wednesdays . The DQS'ers may enjoy, if they choose. We will begin decorating the Hospitality Room on this evening.
THURSDAY - July 8: We will continue decorating the Hospitality Room, welcome arriving DQS'ers and begin sharing memories. VHS tapes will be available for viewing. Scrap books & momentos from Vietnam (BE SURE to bring yours) will be available for browsing and a lot of remembering or getting to know each other will occur. Product Sales and Sign-In Operations will commence.
The hotel will host a 'Welcoming Hors D'oeuvre and Cocktail Party' for those attending the DQS Reunion in the evening. Enjoy! We will continue the day's activities and hold a 1/2 Pot Drawing as the evening continues.
FRIDAY - July 9: A trip to Nottaway Plantation ($6 per person) is planned for the morning. We plan on departing by 8:15 am. We will do ride sharing to accommodate those needing transportation. We should all be back at the hotel by noon. The Reunion Stamp Cancellation is panned for the afternoon (in the Hospitality Room) along with more visiting and etc.
|**We will relocate (ride sharing) to the USS KIDD MEMORIAL (all should plan to arrive at this site by 5 pm) to enjoy the offerings there (Twin-40s, Searchlights & etc.)|