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2019 Reunion General Information

Reunion Notification and Dues Letter

Date:   February 7, 2019

To:       All 26th Marines Association Members of record

From:   26th Marine Association Board of Directors "26th Marines Association"



Please feel free to copy or forward this notice and give or send to anyone you know who may be interested in our Association.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of us.


2019 Reunion General Information

Reunion Notification and Dues Letter

Date:   February 7, 2019

To:       All 26th Marines Association Members of record

From:   26th Marine Association Board of Directors "26th Marines Association"

To: Members and all 26'ers of all times, Regiment and MEU - all battalions and supporting units :

 Preparations for the 26th Marine Association 2019 New Orleans, Louisiana, Reunion are finished

 Our 2018 Savannah, Georgia, reunion was another super success. 

 We had great attendance and continued reaching our goal regarding leaving each year's reunion with the next year's reunion determined, as well as, three sites selected for the following reunion in 2020.  Those cities will be Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, San Francisco, California, and Washington DC.  Be thinking about these three cities/areas in preparation for a vote at the 2019 Annual Meeting.


The reunion dates will be Friday, August 23, through Sunday August 25, 2019.  A contract has been concluded with a hotel in the French Quarter on Bourbon Street.  It is the Four Points by Sheraton in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Reunion Focus days – Will be Friday through Sunday.  As is the norm, we bargained for the group rate effective 3 days before and 3 days after the reunion dates above, in case some may want to make a longer vacation of their stay.


Please check our site www.26thMarines.com, often, for updates as they may occur.  The purpose of this letter is 2019 Reunion Notification and request for dues and other reunion fees, banquet, registration, "friendly incoming", etc.

 The fees for this 2019's reunion are as follows (please note the due dates):

1. Annual Membership Dues $45.00 per year

2. Registration fee will be $25.00 per person.

3. Banquet fee will be $50.00 per person.

4. If you bring a guest, it will cost a flat fee of $100.00 per guest(s), which entitles the guest to attend the banquet, use of our discounted hotel rate, and use of our hospitality suite.


First, the annual membership fee is due by March 15, 2019. (Thanks to you who have already paid!!)  Make checks payable to "26th Marines Association".  All payments received after that date will incur a $10.00 per annum fee.


While the registration and banquet fees are not due until July 31, 2018, if possible, please also submit your registration fees and banquet fees for each person attending, including you, family, and friends, as soon as possible.  But again, we will accept the Registration fee and Banquet fee or changes to them, as late as July 31, 2019.  You will notice our annual dues as well as our banquet fee have increased this year.

 Remember, the sooner we have a firm count, reservations made, etc., the more smoothly things flow after that.

 Please note:  Since we always try to contract with no demands on room count, this year, reservations must be made on or before July 20, 2018 to be guaranteed the group rate.  Those made after that date may incur a higher room cost, or no rooms available.  So, if you think you will be coming, make your reservations and if an emergency occurs, you can cancel your reservations.

Please note, the membership at 2013's reunion Annual Meeting, voted to "forgive" all back dues for anyone in arrears on dues.  This has been accomplished.  However, the rule of 2006 is still in effect “only members up to date on their dues, may attend the annual reunion and vote on matters.  Since all records have been brought to zero balance, please pay your dues in a timely fashion.

If you are not up to date on your dues, please contact Sonny Hollub and see if an agreement can be made on catching up.

This notice is being emailed to those members of record during 2018, and emails collected from past reunions and our Guest Book email entries.  If you need a hard copy, please let Sonny know today.  Hard copies will be mailed out to those needing them.  Of course, if you don’t need the hard copy, it will save our organization costs of paper, envelopes, postage, etc.

Please feel free to copy this notice and give or send to anyone you know who may be interested in our Association.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of us.

 Look forward to having another great 26th Marines Association reunion and seeing everyone there!!

 ¡¡ Thanks and Semper Fi !!

~ The 26th Marines Association ~ Board of Directors ~
DirectorLarry McCartneyPublic Information Officer419-340-6155lemccartney@lemccartney.com
DirectorRay MailletSecretary/REU Media714-420-0642rayandcrew@msn.com
DirectorMcDonald PeoplesWebmaster/Website301-218-0165Peoples1910@verizon.net
DirectorFrank BoothSocial Media770-598-2233
DirectorRichard SotoHistorian310-547-4509e8top@aol.com
DirectorDoug GundermannSgt. of Arms214-773-6329doug@gtaair.com
DirectorSonny HollubChairman/Treasurer/REU Coord512-825-4730sonnyusmc@gmail.com




26th Marines Association Mailing Address, 340 Humphrey Dr., Buda, Texas 78610




Reunion General Information...
Date:                                 August 23, 24, and 25, 2019 (Group Rates available 3 days before and 3 days after these dates
                                           as available, so book soon).
Location:                          New Orleans, Louisiana - In the French Quarter
Hotel:                               Four Points Hotel in the French Quarter by Sheraton - 541 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana  70130, United States
                                          Please note:  Rooms come with free local and 800 calls, and Free HiSpeed Internet.
                                          Parking - I could not get free parking this year.  Valet parking only at $20.00 per day.
Hotel Phone:                  504-524-7611, this number can be used to make reservations or use the link below.
Hotel Reservations:      https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/msyqf-four-points-french-quarter/
Hotel Website:               https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/msyqf-four-points-french-quarter/
Rate:                                $139.95 +, 1 or 2 beds.
Group Code:                   “The 26th MARINE ASSOCIATION”
Interna'al Airport Address:  Louis Armstrong International Airport, Phone: 504-303-7500, 900 Airline Drive, Kenner, La. 70062
Interna'al Airport Website:  http://www.flymsy.com/Default.asp

Shuttle airport to hotel:       http://www.flymsy.com/groundtransportation#Airport%20Shuttle
Hospitality Room:           Sonny/ Walter will have keys to the Hospitality Room (more if we can get them, like last year).
Landing Party Room:      Sonny/Walter will have keys to the Hospitality Room (more if we can get them, like last year).
Date and Time:                Thursday from when the first guest shows up until everyone has finished... 
Hospitality Suite:            Hospitality Suite will be operational from September 22, through September 26, 2019.
Annual Meeting Room: TBA
Date and Time:                8-24-19 Saturday - 8:30 am until about 10:00 am.
Banquet Room:               TBA
Date and Time:                8-24-19 Saturday  – Casual dress… Saturday 7:00PM til 10:00PM
Banquet Menu:               Tossed Garden Salad with choice of two dressings
                                            Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad, Vegetable Medley
                                            Rice Pilaf
                                            Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
                                            Roasted Pork Loin
                                            Chicken Piccata                                               
                                            Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut
                                            Dinner Rolls and butter, Assorted Dessert, Coffee and Ice Tea
Contact:                             Walter's Cell - 516-427-7110 during the Reunion - Email - 7aerodoc@optimum.net
                                            Sonny's Cell - 512-825-4730 during the Reunion - Email - sonnyusmc@gmail.com 
Local Attractions:      See: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Products-g60864-New_Orleans_Louisiana.html