27th Annual 30th Field Artillery Association Reunion
JUNE 2020 will be held at Ft. Sill, OK
All, wanted to give you an idea for the 2020 reunion.
LTC Hilt gave us the proposed COC of command date of Friday, 12 JUN 20, do we are looking at the week of 8-12 JUN 20.
Dan Mitchell and I (and Marilyn) have been busy. We talked to Homewood suites and they are willing to give us the same deal as last year, except the per diem rate went up $1. She will look in the rate at $94, even if the rate increases in the new FY. So the rate is $94/night, 30 rooms will be dedicated to the Association from 8-13 JUN, the hospitality room is comped, and they'll provide a cake for our icebreaker on 9 JUN. They always have breakfast and they provide an evening meal with beer and wine (Monday-Thursday). We have not locked it in until we talk to the board.
Roughly following the 2018 itinerary:
Monday 8 JUN Hospitality Room will be open
Tuesday 9 JUN Hospitality Room will be open; Icebreaker in the Hospitality Room
Wednesday 10 JUN Open Hospitality Room; Ladies Activity; Business Meeting/ Memorial Ceremony in the Regimental Room; BBQ Luncheon
Thursday 11 JUN Association Day out 1-30 COC Rehearsals
Friday 12 JUN 1-30 COC and Award Ceremony; Afternoon Activities on post;Banquet and Auction
Bus to the Aquarium at Medicine Park (not great, but nice for this area), lunch at the Plantation or the Riverside Café, free time to shop or get ice cream at Medicine Park, Wild Life Refuge (Road to Mount Scott may still be closed) but at least the Visitor Center, then stop off at the Janoskos for refreshments and return to the hotel.
Banquet. We would like to go to the Prairie Building at the Great Plains Coliseum. They have some very good meals for decent cost. We had a MOAA meeting there and they permitted us to bring in our own beer and wine. If Hardchargers want to bring something stronger, that is acceptable. Marilyn has agreed to help Dan Mitchell with that and we'll ask the 1-30 to assist with color guard, etc.
Dan Mitchell is ready to start working with The Soldiers Express for transportation and a local wine merchant and a vet (J.P. Richard) for the wine. Dan Mitchell said that he will also get the libations for the Hospitality Room (with Marilyn's) assistance, so Dan Gillotti will not have so much responsibility.
Hope this meets with everyone's approval.