SDR X ~ Flash Traffic
Date: 13 MAY 2021
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Crew Announcement <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Ahoy, Good 'Devil' Crew and Family,
The Sea Devil 10th Reunion Committee met on Saturday, May 8th, to decide on our reunion date. If you recall we were considering either mid-September this year, or early May of next. The decision was unanimous to go with the May date, due to the remaining challenges with the hotel and venues and uncertainty in being able to have a 'no holds barred' indoor gathering. So, please mark this date on your calendars:
May 4 (Wed) - 7 (Sat), 2022.
My intent is to send out all the forms (registration, agenda, etc.) about 6 months prior to the above date (i.e. early October, '21). Please do keep a weather eye out for these.
Regarding the hotel, I've checked with the Ft. Magruder Sales Manager and our special rates are currently in place for reservations.
As before, there are both double bed, single king, and double bed mobility accessible rooms available (though these are limited in number, so don't wait too long).
Please use the following link for hotel registration, which will provide you with a discount and also help us keep track of attendance:
- Note that the dates are defaulted to Mary 4-7, but can be adjusted to 2 days prior and after with the same discounts
- Caveat: Do not try to change the "Rate Applied" (currently set to group code 042121SEA). The rates will only go up.
If you have an questions, requests or comments, please contact Skip at email@example.com,or 253-670-5718.
Thanks for your attention, shipmates.
Stay healthy, well and yer jibs full o' fair wind.
SDR X ~ Flash Traffic / Hotel Reservations
Date: 27 JANUARY 2021
>>>Note to Crew<<<
I hope this missive finds you all well and hopeful about the future.
This is just a quick note to update those of you that made reservations with Fort Magruder for April of this year:
Stay well, shipmates.
SDR X ~ Flash Traffic
Date: 10 JANUSRY 2021
Ahoy, Good Shipmates;
Happy New Year!
I hope this note finds you all healthy and hopeful for the year ahead.
I bear news regarding our 10th Sea Devil Reunion.
Due to the approval of effective COVID-19 vaccines and the start of their distribution the reunion committee has decided to postpone the planned April event until either mid-October, 2021, or the first week of May, 2022. We hope that the situation in the country will allow for the October date, but if not we will select the latter.
The criteria we are using considers both crew safety and the quality of the gathering. Specifically, we want to make sure that everyone that wants to get vaccinated has had an opportunity to do so and we want to have, as Admiral Fountain put it, a "no holds barred" event. That is to say no 'distance', or mask restrictions.
We will make our final decision on the date in early May of this year and inform everyone immediately.
So, stay tuned to this channel and keep a weather eye out for future, important updates. In the mean time, should you have any questions, or concerns please e-mail, or call me at the address and number, below.
My very best to you and your families as we all move forward through these challenging waters.
Date: 21 NOVEMBER 2020
SDR X Registration eMail
Now hear this: It is time to sign up for our 10th USS Sea Devil Reunion! Don’t miss out and don’t delay. We need all hands on deck to make this a reunion to remember and to kick those pandemic blues in the stern.
As you know, this 10th reunion will be in historic Williamsburg Virginia next year (2021) from April 22nd to the 25th, with daily trips to Colonial Williamsburg, the Mariner’s Museum (or Yorktown) and Jamestown.
(The Yorktown trip is an alternative to the Mariner’s Museum, should it be closed due to the pandemic.)
We will also hold our Reunion Banquet on Saturday, the 24th.
In addition, as this Reunion coincides with the 50th anniversary of his assumption of command of Sea Devil, Admiral Fountain would like to invite all those who cruised with him in those eventful years, together with their sweethearts, to dinner with him on Friday night 23 April 2021 (the night before the Reunion Banquet). Uniform is shirts and slacks. Dinner and the first beer are on Admiral Fountain; after that you’re on your own!
As previously shared, we have secured a discount rate at the Fort Magruder hotel. The management of the hotel will do their best to place all our rooms in the Williamsburg Wing, near New Market Hall where the Hospitality and our Banquet Rooms are located. Here are some important notes:
Please see the following attachments for registration and more information:
Please contact Skip Short if you have any questions.
Skip can be reached at:Cell: 253-670-5718e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celia and I send you and your loved ones our wish for health, well-being and a safe and Happy Holidays. Fair Winds and Following Seas, shipmates.
Skip – 253-670-5718
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