WE WERE HERE IN 2005 AND NOW WE ARE COMING BACK 12 YEARS LATER, TO CHARLESTON, SC FOR OUR NEXT REUNION IN SEPTEMBER, 2017, ON THE 14TH, 15TH, 16TH AND 17TH (THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY.) MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDERS!

HERE ARE THE DETAILS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

WHEN: SEPTEMBER  14TH  THRU  17TH, 2017

WHERE: CHARLESTON, S.C. AT THE HOLIDAY INN, MT. PLEASANT.

A SPECIAL RATE ($139.00/ NIGHT) IS SET FOR OUR GROUP. THIS RATE IS GOOD FOR 3 DAYS BEFORE OUR REUNION AND 3 DAYS AFTER. USE THIS LINK BELOW & IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE HOTEL'S WEBSITE WITH THE CORRECT GROUP CODE ALREADY FILLED IN. IF IT DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU YOUR CAN CALL THIS SPECIAL NUMBER- 877-355-7693 AND ASK FOR THE GROUP RATE IN CODE "GBR"

THE LINK:   USS George Bancroft Reunion Group Rate at the Holiday Inn Mt Pleasant

WHEN YOU USE THAT LINK, IT TAKES YOU TO THE HOTEL WEBSITE AND JUST FILLIN THE DATES, HOW MANY PEOPLE AND CLICK ON "CHECK AVAILABILITY" THEN YOU PICK YOUR ROOM AND BOOK IT.

    

 

 

 

THE HOTEL IS LOCATED AT 250 JONNIE DOBBS BLVD IN MT. PLEASANT, S.C.

THERE IS ANOTHER HOIDAY INN NOT TOO FAR AWAY AT 350 JONNIE DOBBS BLVD SO DON'T GET THE TWO MIXED UP.

 

 

 

 

   

                       

 

THIS IS THE "ANGEL OAK" IN THE CHARLESTON AREA ( looks like it was on steroids for a while).                                      

The Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be in excess of 400-500 years old, stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet (1,600 m2). From tip to tip Its longest branch distance is 187 ft. There is considerable debate about the age of the Angel Oak. Some contend that it is 1,500 years old. Most believe that the more conservative estimates are more accurate.

It is an absolute must see for anyone visiting Charleston South Carolina. It is on everyone’s top ten list of things to do in Charleston. Despite being located on John’s Island, the Angel Oak has come to symbolize Charleston South Carolina. A large number of people search for “Angel Oak Charleston South Carolina” even thought this tree is on John’s Island. It is a southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park, on Johns Island SC.


 

BASIC SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

THURSDAY, SEPT. 14TH-CHECK IN AND OPEN  THE  HOSPITALITY ROOM. LET THE SEA STORIES BEGIN

                                                                            1600: MEET & GREET IN HOSPITALITY ROOM

FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER:

       0700-0900  BREAKFAST BUFFET IN THE GRAND BALLROOM (MORE SEA STORIES)

 HL HUNLEY TOUR- ALL TOURS ARE 1 HOUR IN DURATION

0930- DEPART HOTEL FOR TOUR A

1000- HUNLEY TOUR A

1030- DEPART HOTEL FOR TOUR B

1100- TOUR B                                                                            THE   HUNLEY TOUR IS LOCATED AT 1250 SUPPLY ST. N. CHARLESTON, S.C.

1130- DEPART HOTEL FOR TOUR C                                                           AND THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR PARKING

1200- TOUR C

1230- DEPART HOTEL FOR TOUR D

1300- TOUR D

                                                              DINNER CRUISE                       

1800- Depart Hotel for Dinner Cruise

1830- Board Cruise Ship at Patriots Point

1900-2130  Cruise of Charleston Harbor with dancing & entertainment & Dinner

2200   Depart Cruise Terminal for Hotel

THIS REUNION WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM ALL THE REST. IN THE PAST WE HAVE HAD A BARBEQUE OF SOME SORT ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THIS TIME AROUND WE ARE OFFERING A DINNER CRUISE THAT WILL INCLUDE A 4 HOUR TOUR OF CHARLESTON HARBOR, WITH DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT.

      SPIRIT LINE CRUISES    40 PATRIOTS POINT ROAD     MOUNT PLEASANT,  SC  

(there is a $5.00 fee for parking)

HERE IS WHAT THEY SAY:

This is Waterfront Dining!
SpiritLine Cruises offers the only true waterfront dining experience in Charleston. Aboard the Spirit of Carolina, you and your guests will enjoy a three or four course dinner, made to order from local seasonal ingredients. As you dine on a delicious multi-course plated dinner, the Spirit of Carolina will cruise through the beautiful Charleston Harbor, past Fort Sumter, along the Battery and beneath the Ravenel Bridge. See for yourself why others are raving about the dinner cruise. Pair that with live music, amazing Charleston harbor sunset views, full service bars, and you have the makings for an unforgettable evening on the water.

DINNER CRUISE DETAILS
3 or 4 course dinner made to order on board
2 & 1/2 hour cruise time (7:00pm until 9:30pm).
Boarding begins at 6:30pm
Captain Seating is our normal arrangement, 4 to 6 per table
Private tables for 2 available
Live music nightly
Full bar service available
Dining decks are climate controlled

 

             

THE PHOTO HERE IS THE DINNER CRUISE SHIP YOU WILL BE ON IN THE LATE AFTERNOON ON FRIDAY IF YOU SIGN UP TO JOIN US. IT WILL TAKE A CRUISE AROUND THE HARBOR FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AS YOU ENJOY YOUR DINNER. YOU GET TO PICK THE MEAL YOU WANT FROM THEIR SELECTION ONCE YOU ARE ON BOARD. THE COST FOR THIS CRUISE IS $67.00 PER PERSON AND YOU SIGN UP FOR IT ON THE REGISTRATION FORM. THAT COST IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE.

   TYPICAL CRUISE SHIP DINNER

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

0700-0900  Breakfast Buffet in the Grand Ballroom   (along with more sea stories)

1000- 1200  Business Meeting: financial disclosure, election of officers, future reunion planning.  (You need to attend this Association function), Raffles & more!

USS GEORGE BANCROFT CELEBRATION BANQUET

1800   Social Hour in the Grand Ballroom

                                             NOTE: SPECIAL DRAWINGS AND DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS, RAFFLES AND OTHER                                            ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE DONE DURING THE SOCIAL HOUR & DURING DINNER        

1900  Plated Dinner in the Grand Ballroom.

NOTE: The dinner choices are CHICKEN or BEEF. The details of the meals are as follows; The Chicken is a chicken breast done up as CHICKEN MARSALA and the BEEF is a 6 ounce Sirloin steak. Both these meals are served with Tossed Garden Salad, with Balsamic or Ranch dressing, Chef's choice of seasonal vegetables, Dinner rolls and butter, Dessert, Coffee service and Iced Tea

1945  Guest Speaker addresses the Attendees

2000- 2200  DANCING ( dont forget the sea stories)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

0700-0900  Breakfast Buffet in the Grand Ballroom

                                                                                                  FAREWELL UNTIL NEXT TIME

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THE CONFEDERATE SUBMARINE, H.L. HUNLEY

                  

                                                                     WHEN SHE WAS NEW                                                          BEING RESTORED IN CHARLESTON, S.C.

Shown in a South Carolina conservation facility, the Hunley sank the U.S.S. Housatonic off Charleston in 1864. Within minutes the sub itself sank too-killing its eight-man crew and creating an enduring mystery. (Also see "Forensic Team Studying Skeletons of Hunley Crew.")

Five years after the Hunley wreck's discovery in 1995, conservators raised the sub using a special steel truss that was removed only weeks ago.

"No one alive has ever seen the Hunley complete," said engineer John King on January 12 as a crane lifted the truss at Clemson University's Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, Reuters reported on January 13.

                                                                

HUNLEY SPENT SOME TIME SOAKING TO HELP GET RID OF THE ENCRUSTMENT OF THE HULL FOR 150 YEARS

PART OF OUR FRIDAY AGENDA FOR THIS REUNION IS A TOUR OF THE HUNLEY. THE COST OF THE TOUR IS $16.00 PER PERSON AND YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR IT ON THE REUNION REGISTRATION FORM.

THE HUNLEY MUSEUM IS LOCATED AT 1250 SUPPLY ST IN NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.

THERE IS NO FEE FOR PARKING

GO HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM: REGISTRATION

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  AS OF 8/11/17   

THE GUYS LISTED BELOW HAVE ALREADY SENT IN THEIR REGISTRATIONS.

COME JOIN US!

 

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