At the membership meeting on the cruise in November 2015, San Francisco was chosen as the sit of the 2017 Reunion. The selection was between San Francisco and Philadelphia, PA. Voting was close but San Francisco won out by a few votes.
George Cumptson made the presentation about the Marine Memorial Association and Hotel located in San Francisco. Besides being located in the downtown area, they have a staff that plans reunions and meetings. George will be our contact with the Hotel, and John Wolfe and Andy DeHaan will be the boots on the ground team. If you live in the SFO area and are willing to help let me know and I’ll put you in touch with them.
The Marine Memorial Association and Hotel is associated with 200+ Clubs in 30+ countries around the world and in 39 states. With membership you are invited to utilize these clubs while traveling, for local events or for pleasant evenings out. In looking at the list I found that there were two Clubs within 30 miles of my house in SC.
As we move forward in the process, exact dates, probably in early 2017, will be announced.
Pricing for the hotel comes in three levels. Member, guest of member and other. Current membership, according to George is $120/year. Every one attending would qualify as a guest of member, however if the Reunion is three days or more, it is cheaper to plan to become a member.
The website for the Marine Memorial Association and Hotel is, http://www.marineclub.com. This is a very well organized site and I recommend everyone use it to answer your questions.