4 October – 7 October 2012
FELLOW TUGGERS! The plans for our 6th Reunion of the Coast Guard Tug Association have been set! The vote of the membership present at our 2010 reunion was heavily in favor of holding our next gathering “where the Apalachee is” – that turns out to be in the Great Lakes– ERIE, PA. Your wishes are our command and we hope to bring you another memorable experience.
Dates: Thursday, 4 October – Sunday, 7 October 2012
Location: The Wingate Hotel, Erie, PA located at I-90 & Peach St. (I-90 Exit 24)
Hospitality suite/meeting room, a block of 30 rooms, and complimentary breakfasts will be provided at the Wingate. The hotel has an indoor pool and spa, exercise room, and easy access to numerous restaurants, shopping malls, local attractions, and Presque Isle Downs & Casino.
The cost of the reserved block of rooms will be at $89.00 for all rooms per night. Currently, there are 4 King suites with Jacuzzi, and the rest are King rooms (some double Queens may become available, depending on previous registrations). Depending on our registrations, additional rooms may be added.
As at previous reunions, attendees will be responsible for making their own individual hotel reservations, travel, (some) local transportation, banquet cost, and any additional, unsponsored events (additional admissions to attractions, etc). Hotel reservations may be made at The Wingate by calling 1-814-860-3050 and identifying yourself with the Coast Guard Tug Assoc. Reservations must be made not later than 4 September 2012 to insure confirmation.
The “dinner”/meeting will be held Friday, 5 October, aboard the M/V Victorian Princess, a local paddle wheel cruise vessel from 1430 - 1630. Cost of the banquet/meeting and 2 hour cruise is $34.95 per person for the cruise and a buffet of salad, beef, chicken, pasta, veggies, and dessert. There will be a cash bar available. Please make dinner payments in advance (see registration form). There is a minimum of 35 people required to get the vessel U/W for our private cruise, so please sign up ASAP.
Thursday, 4 October 2012
1200 – Arrival, reunion registration at Hotel; local packages of materials, brochures, etc for the area, and “sea stories” at The Wingate. Free time to visit various local attractions. Meeting room open.
Friday, 5 October
1000 – Group Tour of Erie Maritime Museum & U.S. Brig Niagara;
1430 - 1630 Dinner/Meeting Cruise aboard M/V Victorian Princess (boarding time 1415).
Free time in Erie after meeting.
Saturday, 6 October
1000 – Tour of Erie Coast Guard Station; also present former-USCGC Apalachee (and perhaps others) open for tour.
Sunday, 7 October
Hail & farewell, clean up, and departure.
As at past reunions, uniforms are an option and encouraged for our events at the Dinner on Friday. With that in mind, any active duty or retired members are welcome to “break out the old sea bag” and attend in uniform. The Uniform of the Day will be Tropical Blue Long or appropriate prior uniform.
We are a 501 (c) 3 incorporated veteran’s Association; we need your help to maintain a solid treasury. Your donations help us finance our Association’s business, support our reunions, assist in “up front” financing for future events and memorabilia, and work on the recovery and restoration of the Apalachee. Any donations to the “cause” are appreciated and are fully tax deductible!
Hope to see a great turn out in Erie!
Coast Guard Tug Association
BADGE NAME: ___________________________________________________
COMPLETE ADDRESS: ____________________________________________
HOME PHONE: ____________________ EMAIL: ______________________
SPOUSE/GUEST NAME: __________________________________________
TUG(S) SERVED IN, YEAR(S), other service: ___________________________
UNIFORM FOR EVENTS: Y N
Dinner/Cruise Payment @ $34.95 per person Number: ____ Total: _________
DONATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ____________________________
(Make all checks [separate for cruise & donations] payable to: CG Tug Association)
Please print this page, fill in the blanks, and “snail” mail the form, along with your check(s) to:
C. A. Schwaab, CWO3, USCG, Ret.
President, CG Tug Assoc.
10 Crowthers Pl.
Hope Valley, RI 02832