Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 71
UNITED STATES NAVY MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION SEVENTY-ONE
2006 REUNION OF WWII & 1966 - 1975 ERA 71st VETERANS
AUGUST 9 - 13, 2006
LODGE OF THE OZARKS
3431 WEST HIGHWAY 76 BRANSON MISSOURI 65616
Our third MCB/NCB 71 reunion will be held August 9-13, 2006 at the Lodge of the Ozarks Hotel in Branson Mo. (www.Branson lodging.net/)
We will have two reunion meals on Saturday Aug. 12th starting with an 8 AM breakfast & meeting and a evening banquet at 6:30 PM. Meal entrées and prices will be on the reservation form. Advance reservations for these meals are necessary as there will be no meals available for purchase at the door. Our meal and hotel costs are lower than our 2004 reunion.
We will also offer a dinner/show on Friday Aug. 11th. The dinner/show will be at the Lodge of the Ozarks Club Vegas and will feature Las Vegas entertainer Bob Anderson.
The hotel is also within walking distance of 6 major theaters. Information on other shows will be available in the hotel lobby. You can also visit www.explorebranson.com/ for more Branson info.
We will again have a hospitality room open from Wednesday thru Saturday. The exact hours are not determined as of yet. We do plan on having the room open for most of each day. For those driving to Branson and would like to donate some finger food .feel free to bring your favorite snack to share with others.
You will need to make your own room reservations directly with the Lodge of the Ozarks at 1-877-327-9894 (toll free). Our room rate is $60.00 plus taxes per night. This is about half the cost of our rooms in Rhode Island. TO GET THIS ROOM RATE YOU MUST MENTION THE CODE 0942 and TELL THEM YOUR WITH THE MCB 71 SEABEE REUNION. This room rate will be for a Standard and King size room. The hotel will honor this rate two days before and after the reunion in case you want to enjoy extra days in Branson. CUT OFF DATE FOR THIS ROOM RATE IS JULY 9, 2006. Get your reservations early. After the July 9th date we turn the unreserved rooms over to the hotel for them to sell.
The most convenient airport to Branson is the Springfield MO (SGF) airport (approx. 40 miles north of Branson). The hotel does not offer transportation to and from the airport. You must either get a taxi or rent a car. A taxi or shuttle company is very expensive therefore it is suggested you rent a car at the airport. The hotel has free parking. Having a car will also enable you to get around Branson. There is no public transportation in Branson. Airlines serving the Springfield airport are:
Allegiant, American, Delta (starting in Dec), Northwest and U S Airways. Car rental agencies are Avis, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. If possible it is highly recommended that you drive to Branson.
One tour is planned for the Veterans Memorial Museum. Cost is $7.50 per person. This is a reduced rate. The museum is not within walking distance. You must purchase tickets on the attached form. You will be able to take the tour anytime you are in Branson. We will have no scheduled tour. To see the museum online go to www.veteransmemorialbranson.com/
MCB 71 Reunion T shirts, polo shirts and hats will be available to purchase as listed on the RESERVATION FORM. Advance ordering is necessary as there will be none available for purchase at the door. CUTOFF DATE IS ALSO JULY 9, 2006 FOR THESE ITEMS. We still have MCB 71patches left, contact Jerry for those. Theyre only $12 each including shipping.
Again this year to offset the cost of the hospitality room, other reunion expenses and postage expenses. A line has been added to the reservation form for any donation you care to make. We appreciate any donation you might be able to send.
CUTOFF FOR MEALS, THE MUSEUM TOUR AND SHOW IS JULY 30, 2006
VERY IMPORTANT!!!!! ----- ALL MEALS AND TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE THE REUNION
Please complete a registration form. Click here to open PDF form. You can open the form using the free PDF Reader available from Adobe. The form can be completed using your computer keypad by putting your cursor in the field and typing the information. You can then print the form and send it.
JOHN ALLSWORTH JERRY MONTECUPO
906 West Northcrest AV 2548 Pitcairn Rd
Peoria IL 61614 Monroeville PA 15146
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