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2 seats remain on the St. Augustine trip before we are forced to go to a waiting list.  To ensure you get a seat, please send your registrations now.

FDR Shipmates:

 

What a crazy year!

 

The FDR Reunion in Jax, originally scheduled for June 2020, postponed to November 2020, is now FINALLY scheduled for July 28-31, 2021. The Board has unanimously elected to keep that date!

 

On Feb 18, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Dr. Marty Makary), reported in The Wall Street Journal, that Covid cases are "plummeting much faster than experts predicted," down 77% in the past six weeks. Makary expect Covid will "be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life.  READ ARTICLE  All of us have either had our COVID 19 Vaccination or are in line to do so.

 

There is no question that anyone in our age group who wants a vaccination will not have a chance to do so in the coming weeks. That'll give a month or more to let those little antibodies complete "antibody boot camp" and be ready to give us our maximum immunity!

 

Our decision to go ahead represents a financial risk on the part of the organization. 

Right now, we have about 50 people signed up.  We need double that to break even. 

Here's what I ask of you:

 

1)  DECIDE TO COME - The Reunion Reader has the full itinerary. Look it over; 

2)  MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION - Our block is 75 rooms and we need to occupy 55 rooms to get the hospitality suite, etc. for no charge 

3)  SEND IN YOUR REGISTRATION to Steve Dukes.

 

If something comes up that you cannot come, you will get a full refund up to June 25. (We need to pay for buses, meals, etc. a month prior, so after June 25, refund may be pro-rated.)

 

The complete itinerary and all the forms, etc. are on our website:

www.ussfdrcv42reunion.com/2020-jax-reunion.html

 

We have some great stuff lined up

-  A visit to the newly renewed USS FDR Memorial ay Naval Station, Mayport

-  A pig roast and luau with Polynesian dancers at the club at NAVSTA

-  A road trip to St Augustine

-  An exciting business meeting!

-  An Italian Feast Saturday evening with dancing afterwards!

 

Please make a commitment as soon as you can.

We need to see the room list and reservations list grow!

 

Thanks!

On behalf of your officers

Bob Siefker, President

USS FDR Reunion

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New cut-off date for Jax T-shirts is now Jun 1, 2021; don't miss out!

Newsletters are now all available under the NEWSLETTERS tab at the top of this page.  If your not yet a member please join us.  Click the MEMBERSHIP tab at the top for all the info.

2021 FDR Reunion will be July 28th-31st. We will be at the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk Jacksonville, Fl. This hotel is on the river near the Double Tree.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

John Mason has shared an interesting story of his family's connection to Pres. Roosevelt.  CLICK HERE TO READ

Len Gaffga explains how to fly military space vailable Click Here to read or Here to watch   

All of the FDR's Flag Officiers are now listed on FDR Stats and History tab at the top.

Credit card scams discovered by George Thumudo READ  (please note when you click on read it will download the story; click the downloaded file to read)

Paul Ghysels has share a video of a final tribute to Rosie which he found on vimeo.com Check it out HERE

                              47 year old note discovered in bottle          anyone know Bob Klein   ?                      Read the Note

Bob served in VA-215 in 1970; does anyone rember him?

Two new "tabs" at the top of the page.  "The Legal Stuff" which has Minutes, By-Laws, and Treasurer's Reports. "Computer Corner" has useful information many may find helpful.  I've also rearranged the Reunion Photos by year which makes them easier to navigate.

Two of our shipmates have been kind enough to share stories of their adventures while aboard Rosie.

Len Gaffga's Stories are HERE and Skip Moyer has sent us a story HERE

WELCOME ABOARD TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

David Huffman (Wife Nellierae) E-Div 1968-71 Tavares, FL
Thomas (Tony) Pledger S-1 Div./Supply 1974-76 Santa Maria, CA
Albert Roberts (Wife Judy) E-Div 1956 West Jordan, UT
Larry Wade E-Div. 1960-1965 Eustis, FL
Roger Ehringer (Wife Annetta) 3rd Div. 1968-71 Henryville, IN
Edward Pomeroy 2nd Div. 1968-1969 Canton, MA
Michael Arkanoff (Wife Phyllis) Aux. Div 1973-1975 St. Petersburg, FL
Dennis Miller (Wife Sara) Post Off/X-Div 1966-68 N. Platte, NE
Arthur Moegenberg V2-Div/CMMA 1967-1970 Ft. White, FL
Bruce Hochtritt (Wife Lind) FA Div. 1975-76 Pewaukee, WI
Albert Chaston (Wife Gloria) 1st Div. 1945-46 (Plankowner) Provo, UT
Ernest Kevan Nichols S-2 Div. 1962-1966 Tisbury, MA
John Kotlar (Wife Vicki) 5th Div. 1963-1964 Kennedy, NY