Next Reunion 

Click here to see the LIST of Shipmates who came
Click here to see the LIST of 5 people who went on the CRUISE at reunion

6th Reunion - Cocoa Beach, FL

Dates • Friday & Saturday, October 26-27, 2001
Location

Hilton Oceanfront Hotel
   Melbourne Beach
   3003 Highway A1A
   Indialantic, FL 32903
website: www.melbournebeach.hilton.com

Note: the hotel is approximately 16 miles south of Cocoa Beach and 8 miles south of Patrick AFB on route A1A. The hotel is approximately 60 miles east of Orlando International Airport and within a few minutes of Melbourne International Airport. All Orlando attractions are within 70 miles of the hotel. A rental car is recommended for those flying into the area.
Room Rates • Discount rate of $89/night (single or double occupancy)
                 + 6% sales tax & 4% guest tax (total of 10%)
• Discount rate is good 2 days before and after the reunion
• All rooms have beautiful ocean view with balcony
Reservations • Call hotel directly (toll free), (877) 843-8786

Note: Tell clerk that you are with the Robert E. Lee Reunion. The hotel requires a credit card reservation to guarantee a room. Suites are available at a higher price.
           
 Room Block:     10/24/01     10 rooms
                           10/25/01     35 rooms
                           10/26/01     70 rooms
                           10/27/01     70 rooms
                           10/28/01     30 rooms
                           10/29/01     10 rooms

Note: Room block will be held until 10/12/01 and then rooms will be released for general sale. Thereafter, rooms are on a first come, first serve basis and the discount rates cannot be guaranteed. You must reserve your rooms before 10/12/01.
Reunion Fee • $80/person or $160/couple for Association members ($100/person or $200/couple for non-Association members). Reunion fee includes 18% gratuity and 6% sales tax (total of 24%) for all reunion functions.

Note:  Reunion fees must be in the hands of the Association Treasurer no later than September 15, 2001 to prevent possible penalty fees and/or loss of deposits. Send all checks to the USS Robert E. Lee Association, c/o Jerry McWilliams, 5066 Comanche Lane, McLouth, KS 66054-4162

Agenda Thursday: October 25, 2001

• To Be Determined  - Evening Cruise on Gambling Ship (tentative plan)

Friday: October 26, 2001

Ballroom A
•  1:00 - 5:00 pm  - Registration / Hospitality Room (refreshments)

Ocean Deck
•  6:00 - Midnight    - Reception Party
                                  - Free Keg of Beer
                                  - Cash Bar (Happy Hour Prices)
•  6:00 - 7:00 pm       - Social Hour
•  7:00 - 8:30 pm       - Surf & Turf Buffet
•  9:00 - Midnight    - Disco - DJ Dance Party

Saturday: October 27, 2001

Ballroom A
• 10:30 - 11:55 am   - Business Meeting (Refreshments)
                                 - Old Business
                                 - Officer Election
                                 - New Business

• 12:00 - 4:00 pm    - Hospitality Room (Refreshments)

Pool Side
• 6:00 - 6:30 pm      - Group Pictures

Grand Ballroom
• 6:30 - 7:30 pm      - Social Hour
                                - Couple & Small Group Pictures
                                - Free Keg of Beer
                                - Cash Bar (Happy Hour Prices)

• 7:30 - 8:30 pm       - Buffet Dinner

• 8:30 - 9:00 pm       - Guest Speaker
                                - MTCM(SS) Jeff Hudson, who is now the Chief of the Boat (COB)
                                  of the USS Wyoming (SSBN-742) home ported in Kings Bay, GA
                                  will attend our reunion and speak on Saturday night.
                                  (click here to see Master Chief Hudson's Bio)

• 9:00 - 9:30 pm       - Presentations

• 9:00 - Until ??       - Dance Band, Drawings, & Auctions

Activities Kennedy Space Center Tours - Due to the tragic events of September 11th, all tours we had arranged had to be cancelled.

Trident Tour - Due to the tragic events of September 11th, all tours we had arranged had to be cancelled.

Gambling Cruise - Port Canaveral has several gambling ships that go out twice a day for about 4 hours per cruise.  You can schedule a cruise at almost anytime, but the Association will try to formally schedule a cruise on Thursday night (October 27th) for our group that includes free transportation to/from the hotel and free passage.

Cruises - Mike & Lee Hartung have organized two different 4 night cruises to the Bahamas before and just after the reunion. Click here to see the details, prices, and list of those going.