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Jim Goodspeed
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 PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:14 am    Post subject: DEVELOPING FUTURE REUNION SITES Reply with quote Back to top

Each year at Reunion, the guests approve the following year's Reunion site.
I am privileged to work with USS Basilone Association Members and encourage prospective Hosts to step up and propose future sites for the approval of the membership.

The SEATTLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST 2014 REUNION was very successful at developing future Hosts. Our future potential reunions are taking shape as follows:

2015............Santa Fe, New Mexico (Approved, Frank Cowling Hosting)
2016............Wilmington, North Carolina (Proposal being developed)
2017............Titusville , Florida (Hosts considering stepping up)
2018............New Orleans, Louisiana (American Queen Showboat Cruise)

Make plans NOW to enjoy USS Basilone Reunions or better yet step up and Host a reunion. Share your home area with your shipmates.

Regards.................Jim
 
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 PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Whom does one contact if your interested in going??
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 PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

John - if you are on the mailing list you will be notified when and where the reunions will be held
if you are not on our mailing list send Phil Poplaski a private message with your snail mail information
and request to be added
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 PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:29 am    Post subject: Getting Information for Santa Fe 2015 Reunion Reply with quote Back to top

The Host for the Santa Fe 2015 reunion is Frank Cowling. E-mail him at fcowling@beyondbb.com and ask to be added to his contact list to receive regular informational reunion e-mails......................Jim Goodspeed
 
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 PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:36 pm    Post subject: REUNION SITE WISH LIST Reply with quote Back to top

Potential future reunion sites are developed from a wish list. All Hands are invited to post a site on the wish list; those sites with a potential future host move to the top of the list.

The current Wish List includes :

Cincinnanti, Ohio (potential Hosts, Bob and Linda Clancy)
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
White Horse , Yukon Territory, Canada
Portland, Oregon
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

You are invited to add to the list...............Jim Goodspeed
 
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 PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:31 am    Post subject: CHANGES TO FUTURE REUNION SITES Reply with quote Back to top

SHIPMATES:

Future reunion sites often change. Here is the latest list of approved and potential reunion sites:

2015..................Santa Fe, New Mexico, Frank Cowling Hosting, Regis-
tration deadline, July 1st. Reunion 20-26 September.
2016...................Wilmington North Carolina, Richard & Joann
Papesca Hosting. Site to be proposed in Santa Fe.
2017...................Titusville, Florida cancelled, to be replaced by
another site, possibly New Orleans. Is there a
potential Florida Host willing to Host in the St.
Augustine Area ?

REGARDS..............................Jim Goodspeed
 
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 PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:06 am    Post subject: USS BASILONE "DIAMOND JUBILEE" Reply with quote Back to top

SHIPMATES:

The 2020 and 2022 USS BASILONE REUNIONS will mark the 75th Anniversary of the Commissioning of our ship.To celebrate this "Diamond Jubilee" we should make special reunion plans.

The USS Basilone's keel was laid in Texas in 1945. The ship was outfitted and commissioned in Quincy, Mass.in 1947 The USS Basilone lies at rest on the ocean bottom off the Coast of St. Augustine, Florida where it serves as an artificial reef.

We are seeking Hosts for these sites to celebrate our "Diamond Jubilee" Reunions:

- Galveston, Texas
- Quincy, Massachusettes
- St. Augustine, Florida

Special "Diamond Jubilee" memorabilia will be developed for reunion guests.

Regards........................................Jim
 
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 PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

keel laid 7/7/45...
commissioned 7/26/49...
tomorrow will be 70 years since keel laying
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 PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:58 pm    Post subject: SALUTING THE USS BASILONE ASSOCIATION Reply with quote Back to top

Wilkopedia had it all wrong !i

Thanks to Chris, USS Basilone Historian, we have the FACTS. Thanks, Chris for all you do for our Association.

SHIPMATES:

Please join me in saluting Chris and Phil for all their hard work, through the years to make the USS Basilone Association what it is today.

Many LARGE SHIPS with mmassive crews have active, long term Associations; FEW SMALL SHIPS have as large or active an Association as the Basilone. If my math is correct (help me here, Chris), the Santa Fe Reunion in 2015 will mark our 23rd Consecutive, Annual Reunion. The 2017 Reunion, which is being considered in Cincinnati, will be our Silver Anniversary Reunion and mark a quarter of a century of annual reunions.

This is an amazing accomplishment for a ship which lies on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Basilone Pride is self-evident in our Association.

REGARDS........................................Jim
 
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 PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

for the Basilone Association historical facts
there were three reunions prior to the beginning of the continuous reunions
the first one being in 1989.... ask John Berger who attended
two were held in Raritan in '94 & '96
'96 was when it was decided to become an official association
'98 was the beginning of continuous reunions
Phil has attended every reunion except '89
this year will be 18 continuous

as a side note:
I attend reunions for two other ships on a regular basis
Damato DD871 will be having there 38th reunion in Sept
C S Sperry DD697 held there 25th in May '15
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 PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:05 am    Post subject: PACKING OUR RIG Reply with quote Back to top

Shipmates:

Our rig takes us to USS Basilone reunions. The reunion supplies have ridden in our rig from Gettysburg to Seattle and now to Santa Fe. Santa Fe promises to be a wonderful reunion and we hope you are coming.

The Papescas will propose the 2016 reunion in Wilmington, N.C. at this year's reunion. We hope that you will make plans, now to be there in 2016.
Our rig will take us there.

It is time for a host to step up and begin planning the 2017 reunion. Potential hosts are being approached for Cincinnati, New Orleans and Jackson Hole. We are still seeking a host in St. Augustine, Florida.

Kind Regards...................Jim Goodspeed
 
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