2019 Grayback Reunion - Muster in Reno 6-10 May 2019
Dust off your sea stories because plans for our next reunion have been finalized. Dennis Wiley and Ken Anderson have done the leg and paper work and a contract has been signed with the Boomtown Casino & Hotel. The dates for events will be Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, 7-8-9 May 2019. It is recommended that you make travel plans to arrive Monday, 6 May and depart no earlier than Friday, 10 May. Arriving on Monday 6 May 2019 you will be able to attend all three days of the reunion and you will not miss any of the sea stories. Our hospitality suite, stocked with snacks and beverages, will be in Room 2219 of the North Tower of the hotel.
We anticipate following a schedule similar to our past reunions to include all hands breakfast buffet Wednesday, 8 May with some business discussion (such as where next reunion)and farewell dinner buffet Thursday, 9 May. Registration fee covers the hospitality room and the various condiments & refreshment & noon treats and many other cost and Tuesday morning breakfast with some business discussion and finally Thursday night farewell banquet and the registration fee is $75.00/person will cover all these activities. The Registration form is attached (in both Word and WordPerfect and PDF). To register please print out the registration form (attached below) and complete the form and mail to Mike Dimmick. Make checks payable to Grayback Reunion. Mail the form to Mike Dimmick, 5800 Perfect View St, Las Vegas, NV 89130.
Boomtown is located on I-80 about 14 miles west of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The hotel’s 316 guest rooms (all recently renovated) have plenty of space for rest and relaxation, featuring mountain and valley views. The rooms offer Serta® pillow top beds, flat screen televisions, high-speed wireless internet access, refrigerator, single serve coffee makers and a microwave along with spacious bathrooms. All the casino action, entertainment, bars and restaurants are just steps away. Great restaurants include the new Steakhouse, Mel’s Diner, The Famous Lobster Buffet, Market Fresh Deli and Peet’s Coffee®. There is valet parking, non-stop gaming, live music nightly, indoor and outdoor pools, family fun center and clean and comfortable rooms are everything visitors need for a fun and relaxing stay. A Cabela’s Outfitter store and a Chevron gas station/minimart are located next to Boomtown. Check out all of the casino and hotel amenities on their website. A KOA RV Park is located adjacent to Boomtown; for info and reservations visit Kampgrounds of America or call 888-562-5698.
Several hotel rooms have been blocked in the North Tower at a discounted group rate of $57.99 Monday-Thursday for a 2-Queen/1-King room (with fees & taxes total is $78.53/night). To receive the discounted room rate make your reservation by calling (775) 345-6000 or 1-877-726-6686; use Group Code AUSSG. Check-in is 4:00pm and Check-out 11:00 am. Because of the Grayback Group-Code discount it is necessary to make your reservations by telephone.
The Reno-Tahoe area has a wealth of outdoor activities, arts, museums, food & drink and attractions. To make the most of your visit, check out all the offerings at Visit Reno/Tahoe. You can view their visitors guide online or request a copy by mail here Plan Your Trip. Also check out the offerings and reviews on Trip Advisor
Confirmed Reunion Attendees
Note: Most Of Our Attendees Will Be Staying At The Boomtown Casino & Hotel.
There Is A Number Following Each Shipmate’s Ladies Name Indicating Their Type Of Lodging During The Reunion. There Is A Legend Listed Below.
ACORD, Bill, ENCM(SS/DV/COB/CMC), & Denia (#1) LPSS (68-75 & 79-81) Reno: 6-10 May 2
BALLINGER, Mike, LCDR (SS/DV), Arlene & Carl (#1) LPSS (72-75) Reno: 6-10 May 3
DAFOE, James “Jim”, CAPT (CO, DV), & Sandy (#1) LPSS (68-69 & 73-75) Reno: 5-17 May 2
FOSTER, Patrick, SK2(SS), & Rebecca Conroy (#1) LPSS (76-77) Reno: 6-10 May 2
HOCHRINE, Tom, MMC(SS/SW) (#1) LPSS (79-84) Reno: 6-12 May 1
LAWSON, "Fast Eddie" TM2(SS), & Edna (#1) LPSS (70-74) Reno: 6-10 May 2
PREDMORE, Jerry ICC(SS) & Pat (#1) LPSS (70-72) Reno: 6-10 May 2
SAVAGE, Les, ENCM(SS/COB), & Sandie (#1) LPSS (77-79) Reno: 5-12 May 2
SCHMIDT, Mark, ATCS(SS/AW) (#1) LPSS (68-71) Reno: 5-10 May 1
TATTERSALL, Joseph “Joe”, TM1(SS) (#1) SSG (63-64) Reno: 6-10 May 1
VAHALA, Jeff “Val”, MMCS(SS), & Elsa (#1) LPSS (74-77) Reno: 6-10 May 2
DILICK, Jeffry “Jeff”, ENCM(SS), & Rose (#1) LPSS (76-81) Reno: 6-10 May 2
#1: Boomtown Hotel & Casino
#2: Local Residence
#3: Motor Home or Travel Trailer
#4: Time Share
#5: Alternate Hotel or Lodging
For info about Boomtown or the Reno-Tahoe area: Dennis Wiley (775) 225-1388 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Anderson (775) 772-3503
For registration matters: Mike Dimmick (702) 810-8056 or email@example.com