Once again, I want to welcome you to the 49th redux reunion of the USS Valley Forge held by the Happy Valley Reunion Club in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bette and I are fully vaccinated and anxious to travel and meet old shipmates. I hope you too are vaccinated and feel the same.
Our skippers this year are Ed and Stephanie Camardelle. They are excited to show off their city, New Orleans, and its many fabulous attractions. Thursday has been left open for you to explore on your own. Within walking distance is the best WWII museum in the country, Harrah’s Casino, River Walk with its many shops and food choices, the aquarium, and of course the French Quarter. Your arrival packet will contain brochures to guide you to the many choices. Friday will feature a scenic riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River with lunch and battlefield tour.
Let the good times roll!
"We hope your stay in New Orleans is eventful, fun and full of comradeship.Ron & Bette
IMPORTANT HOTEL INFO:
Our hotel, the Spring Hill Suites is located in the heart of the Arts and Warehouse District of New Orleans. You must call the hotel and make your reservations. A block of rooms is reserved for USS Valley Forge Reunion at a discounted rate of $119, plus tax and hotel fees per night. Breakfast and internet included. Valet parking is $20 plus tax per night, per vehicle.
Address: SPRINGHILL SUITES, 301 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-3100 or 888-236-2427.
Wheelchair, mobility scooter, or walker rental is available with Access Mobility, 504-534-3366, www.totalaccessmobility.com
SATURDAY EVENING will be our Reunion Banquet with full buffet and cash bar. Yes there will be a raffle table for prizes. It is customary to bring a $10 gift or cash in an envelope for the banquet on Saturday night. Tickets for the raffle will be sold on an ongoing basis throughout the reunion. As always, we will need volunteers for the recovery room and selling raffle tickets. If you haven't been to a reunion of the Valley or haven't been for a long time this is the year to come and see your shipmates and be part of the 48th Happy Valley Reunion.
839 Hawkk Run Trail
O'Fallon, MO. 63368
USS VALLEY FORGE 49TH REUNION “HAPPY VALLEY” REUNION CLUB September 2021
SPRING HILL SUITES | New Orleans, LA 70130
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Wednesday, September 15
1500 - 1900 Reunion Registration Open. Recovery room is open for registration sign in and welcome packets.
1200 - 2300 Hospitality Room opens and remains open for duration of the reunion
Thursday, September 16
Free day to explore on your own.
0700 – 2300 Hospitality Room Open
Friday, September 17
0700 – 2300 Hospitality Room Open
0945 – 1230 TOUR – Riverboat cruise and lunch
Saturday, September 18
0700– 1000 Hospitality Room Open (Closes at 1000 for Steering Committee and Business Meeting)
1000 – 1100 Steering Committee Meeting
1100 – 1200 General Business Meeting – All Hands 1200 – 1600 Hospitality Room Open (Closes at 1600 for banquet preparations)
1700 - Cash Bar
1900 – 2200 Banquet Dinner is served
Sunday, September 19
0700– 1000 Farewells and Departures
NOTE: Raffle tickets are sold throughout the reunion and at the banquet there will be a table for the gifts to be won. If you left your gift at home, $10 or more in an envelope would be acceptable.
From the President: For more information please contact Co-Chairman Ron Andrews 1-636-265-3119
Unable to attend - please contact Ron Andrews 830 Hawk Run Trail, O’Fallon, MO. 63368