Association 2017 National Reunion.....
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The 2017 Patrol Gunboat Association Reunion will be held in Atlanta, GA.
The 2017 Patrol Gunboat Association Reunion will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from Wednesday, August 09 through Sunday August 13, 2017. Our special group rate is $99.00 per night for single, double, triple quad.
The Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport North is located adjacent to the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport at the intersection of I-85 and Virginia Avenue. The hotel offers the ultimate in convenience, amenities, productivity, and relaxation. You will appreciate free wired & wireless Internet, 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, free 24-hour airport shuttle, and the HUB at Holiday Inn, a multi-functional area to meet, mingle, eat, and drink. The convenient location puts you near the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia International Convention Center, and downtown Atlanta Venues such as Phillip's Arena, Georgia Dome, Turner Field, Georgia Aquarium, and the World of Coca-Cola. We will also be minutes away from Georgia Tech University, Emory University, and Centennial Olympic Park. The location puts us just minutes away from all these sites via MARTA or via I-85, making the Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport North one of the area's most centrally located hotels. While you are here, feel free to enjoy amenities including an outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, on-site dining at the hotel restaurant and bar or via room service, and a 24-hour business center. The hotel's location near the Atlanta airport and a free, 24-hour shuttle ensure stress-free travel, while conveniences like free wired & wireless Internet ensure you can remain productive while you are here.
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Hotel amenities includes the restaurant, bar, Media lounge & business center, which is our bold, new approach to hotel social living and the heartbeat of our signature concept which integrates world-class service with the latest technology. Have a signature cocktail, dine on inspired cuisine, watch the game on one of the many HDTVs in the Media Lounge and recharge at one of our Laptop Loungers
Sleeping rooms feature a chic and modern setting. Enjoy the latest amenities including HDTV's, signature bath products from Bath & Body Works and our unique Pillow Menu. Stay connected with complimentary hardwired or wireless internet. Many guest rooms include a full parlor and private balcony. All suites feature a wet bar–complete with fridge, microwave and a dining table for two.
Those attending their first Patrol Gunboat Reunion will quickly realized that the Hospitality Room is the place to be anytime there is free time during the reunion. This is where you check in with the group, where you receive your registration packages, receive a copy of the itinerary of events for the week and your meal and tour tickets for the events you signed up for when you registered. You will also receive your free 2017 Patrol Gunboat Association Reunion coffee mug and a chance to purchase tickets for the Saturday night raffle table and 50-50 drawings. Those who purchase raffle table tickets also receive a "Free" Ballcap. The hospitality room opens at noon on Wednesday and remains open until noon Sunday. As always, there will be free snacks, soft drinks and beer available in the hospitality room throughout the reunion.
Our bus for the Thursday tour should be ready to board at 8:45 and depart at 9:00. Following our return at 3:00, feel free to visit in the Hospitality room or see some of the local sights. Dinner on Thursday will be on your own.
World of Coke, Inman Park and Margaret Mitchell House Tour
The schedule for Friday's tour is the same, board the bus at 8:45 and depart at 9:00. Following the tour, you will have some free time before our Buffet Dinner.
Martin Luther King Historic District, Oakland Garden Cemetery, Driving Tour and the Atlanta History Center
Returning to the hotel after our Friday tour, most of us will head to the hotel banquet room for our Friday evening Buffet Dinner. This is a casual event, come dressed to relax. Following dinner we will have an open mike session for those who want to make comments. Then head back to the hospitality room to relax, chat and enjoy the company of shipmates.
Saturday morning we will get together in one of the hotel meeting rooms to discuss the future of the Association. Topics will included Association Finances and the location of the 2018 and 2019 Reunions. Following the business meeting, relax in the hospitality room or take off to see some of the local sights.
The bar will open at 6:00 PM. Everyone should be seated in the banquet room in time for us to start the opening ceremony promptly at 7:00. While we enjoy dinner we will draw the winning tickets for the 50-50 drawing. Following dinner we will hold the raffle table drawing for some really great prizes including free rooms at the 2017 reunion. After a short comment session and a special welcome to our new members and first time attendees, we will spend a couple hours dancing to some great music from our DJ.
ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END
Sunday morning many will meet in the hotel lobby to share hugs and promises to meet again at the next annual Patrol Gunboat Association reunion. The hospitality room will close at noon.
MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW SOON.........