It is with great reluctance and regret to announce on Monday, 31 August 2020, the 2020 Annual Reunion at Louisville, Kentucky, is officially cancelled, as posted on our website.
All rooms for USS Constellation have been released and all reservations have been cancelled. Our association is not liable for penalties that may be imposed by the hotel. After conducting a research to date and according to the “Corona Virus Update Kentucky” my decision is based on protecting the health and welfare of our members and families, and not to put them at risk. I trust our members and families are exercising rules and guidelines set by State and Municipal authorities to combat and not fall victim to the COVID-19 virus. In addition, the flu season is rapidly approaching. Flu shots are now made available at VA Clinics nationwide.
If you submitted your 2020 Annual Reunion Reservation Form to MRP with monies, i.e. by check, money order or bank card to cover tours, events, meals, etc., and have not received your refund from MRP, proceed to contact MRP by E-mail/Mail notice to credit you and to retrieve your money, as follows: Phone – 817-251-3551 E-mail: MilitaryReunionPlanners.com Mail address: MRP, Box 1588, Colleyville, Texas – 76034
I take this opportunity to thank 2020 Mini-reunion hosts Maryann and Leslie Stessel, and 2020 Annual Reunion hosts Jean and Doyle Gilliam for stepping up to the plate as hosts to make the 2020 reunions possible. Unfortunately, the deterrent effect of COVID`19 pandemic prevented our association to hold our traditional reunions this year. MRP will rebook the 2021 Annual Reunion at Louisville, Kentucky for next year and push the Annual Reunion at Buffalo, New York to 2022. More information will follow later.
2021 Mini-reunion update Our hosts, Maryann and Leslie Stessel, have rebooked 2021 mini-reunion at College Station, Texas as follows: Holiday Inn Express 1203 University Drive College Station, Texas 77840 Front desk phone: 1-979-846-8700 Central reservation line: 1-888-653-4858 Name of group: 2021 USS Constellation Navy Reunion Group reservation code: SNR Check-in -- Tuesday, 20 April 2021 Check-out – Friday, 23 April 2021 Rate -- $84.00 per room per night + applicable taxes Cutoff Date – Tuesday, 6 April 2021 Points of interest/activities will be announced in our fourth quarter newsletter when confirmation is received.
Wall of Fame Donor Plaque A reminder, the model replica of our beloved Lady USS Constellation now permanently resides aboard the USS Lexington Museum carrier row exhibit at Corpus Christi, Texas. The Wall of Fame donor plaque is exhibited on the bulkhead next to the “Connie’s” model replica.
For a minimum donation of $20.00, a nametag will be engraved with both your name and your spouse’s name, and tags will be added to the plaque. Make payment payable to “USS Constellation Association” and in the memo part of check/money order, write “Hall of Fame” donation. Mail to: Capt. Sidney Rodgers, Secretary/Treasurer USS Constellation Association 7706 Cumbertree Court Springfield, Virginia 22153 Send nametag information to Shipmate Gayland Rushing at: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note all future events, items of interest and a copy of quarterly newsletters will be posted on our website for your information. I encourage you to use our website more often.
God Bless America!
Looking forward to calmer seas in 2021,
Rafael A Rivas, President USS Constellation Association
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We have recently lost two of our Shipmates
Shipmate Edward Kassabian passed away on June 29, 2020. He was a plank owner. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
On September 12, 2020 Shipmate Chief Corpsman E7 Ron James passed away. Our condolences also to his family and friends.
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