All hands are requested to join us at Branson, Missouri
for our 3rd USS Perry Association Reunion
May 14, 2003 - May 18, 2003
I'm pleased to report; our Perry Association members have spoken. After counting our electronic votes (no Florida chad process for us) Branson Missouri was decisively selected for our next reunion. The votes indicate we will have approximately 50 - 60 shipmates attending, similar to past reunions. For the shipmates who feel a bit disappointed because their choice was not selected I humbly ask you to join us and frolic with the most wonderful group of shipmates to be found anywhere. Remember, the more the merrier. We have some wonderful speakers in mind that will truly add to the excitement of this reunion. We'll make the speaker announcement just as soon as it's confirmed. I promise, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
God willing, I'll see you all very soon and smooth sailing.
Site of our 3rd Reunion
May 14 2003 - May 18 2003
"Some of you have visited Branson, Missouri before on
your own. Most have not, I dare to say. It is listed as the most
popular place in the United States for Military Reunions -- all
branches but many, many Navy reunions. It has no active military
presence but it does have a two-year old fantastic Veterans Memorial
Museum and the most beautiful body of "cold" water--Table
Rock Lake. You are URGED to browse three wonderful Web Sites
to excite your appetite for attending the Third USS Perry Reunion
Association reunion: www.branson.com
-- describes the beautiful "Music Capital of the Universe"
in the middle of the Ozarks. You will find a very different perspective
from the untrue tales of old. You form your own opinion of what
"Mid-America" is like. There are 30+ theaters with
60+ shows daily, lots of great dining and shopping spots, etc.
-- select the "Branson, MO" button and browse to
your delight, particularly the three highly professional and
popular shows on our itinerary:
This year the Board decided upon its first "package"
concept with a professional reunion planner that has resulted
in "more for your money". There is a payment plan to
make the reunion more affordable to the "budget strained"
shipmates. Pam Brown of the Branson Reunion Planning Center (RPC)
will mail to ALL roster shipmates a complete registration Kit
in the Fall of 2002. It will include an Invitation Letter, the
full itinerary for 5 days, information about Branson and other
important data for your consideration. A FREE Website will be
provided by RPC for you to track the shipmate registration attendees
on a weekly updated basis. The entire schedule of ALL activities
/ itinerary will keep you fully occupied with other shipmates
throughout the 5 days and 4 nights, with provisions for well-remembered
"Sea Stories" and back slapping and hugging. It puts
all together for all events. It will enhance camaraderie and
We trust you will view all four Websites then block out your vacation for May 14-18, 2003 in Branson, Missouri. You should look forward to receiving your Reunion Kit from the Reunion Planning Center in the Fall of 2002. Your early Registration will be much appreciated.
THANKS for your serious consideration.