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REUNION 2017
Like the reunion held in 2010, there will be several events to choose from and the price for each event and other pertinent information is listed on the registration form to be returned with payment no later than June 20, 2017.

2017 Philly REUNION Registration Form
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: USS Philadelphia Sailor’s Association
MAIL PAYMENT WITH REGISTRATION FORM TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
James Milowski
P.O. Box 681
Mattituck, N.Y. 11952
2017 Philly REUNION Registration Form.[...]
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We do not have a complete sailing list so distribute this information freely with shipmates you’re still in contact with. Any further questions, please contact dwalters@yahoo.com or reunion2017@ussphiladelphia.org

 

 

Reunion Agenda is as follows:

 

Thu 7/20/17

Welcome Reception @ Groton Motor Inn
Open Hospitality Suite (1600 - 2000)
99 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT 06340

Fri 7/21/17

Pistol Shoot @ Ledyard Sportsman’s Club
(1300 - 1500) (See notes on page 2 of Registration Form.)
10 Whipple Rd., Ledyard, CT 06339

Fri 7/21/17

Dinner @ Subvets - Cash Bar (1800 - 2100)
40 School St., Groton CT 06340

Sat 7/22/17

In-Service Submarine Tour (AM)
Pending Availability. (See page 2 of Registration Form for required information for EACH person.)

Sat 7/22/17

Cook Out Lunch @ Clark Field (1200 - 1400)
210 Elm St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Sat 7/22/17

Association Business Meeting @
Clark Field (1400 - 1500)
210 Elm St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Sat 7/22/17

Reunion Banquet @
Clark Field (1800 - 2300)
210 Elm St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Sat 7/22/17

Reunion Banquet Open Bar Charge

Sun 7/23/17

Farewell Breakfast @ Groton Motor Inn
Free to GMI Guests; Others pay GMI directly.

 

MODEL PROGRESS

Here is the first of two collage pictures showing progress of the building of the model of the USS Philadelphia SSN-690 in 1:88 scale, approximately 49" in length. The USS Philadelphia Sailor's Association commissioned this project for installation at the Independence Seaport Museum located in the Penn's Landing complex along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The completed model will be unveiled and presented to a representative of the Independence Seaport Museum at the Reunion Banquet on July 22, 2017 at the Old Saybrook Fire Company's banquet facility.
Bottom Left: Detail parts for the Philadelphia SSN-960. (Left to Right) Lower Rudder, Upper Rudder, Starboard Sail Plane, Port Sail Plane, Starboard Stern Plane, Port Stern Plane, & Sail.
Bottom Right: The stern and bow sections with the main section of hull.
Bottom Center: Mel Douyette is the model builder we commissioned to produce the model.
Top:  The stern and bow sections are now attached and sanded to blend in to the mail hull section. Also the holes for mounting the boat to the base have been drilled and taped. This picture shows the boat model mounted on a "construction" base.

This second collage shows the model after major assemblies have been completed and from it we can get a vision of this project nearing completion. Thanks to Fred Nehring for taking lead on oversight, coordination, and fundraising. So far, the USS Philadelphia Sailor's Association has received donations totaling approximately half of the overall cost of the project. You can help by making contributions to our project along with your 2017 Reunion Registration Form above, or separately to the same address. Reunion Registrations are being accepted until June 20, 2017.

Reunion Planning Meeting Held & Final Schedule of Events Confirmed!

Saturday, April 8th planning meeting commenced at noon at the home of  Dale & Rita Walters, 139 Merchants Ave., Taftville, CT.

Reunion Planning Meeting
February 11, 2017

February 11th meeting has been confirmed to discuss and plan events for July's Reunion. We will be meeting, ideally, at the site of the banquet dinner to check it out. Below is the address of the meeting and the draft agenda. Please share your thoughts and let us know if you wish to add anything to discuss. The backup plan will be to hold the meeting at the home of Dale and Rita Walters in Norwich, CT. Please let us know via email if you are planning on attending the Planning Meeting in February at: dwalters@yahoo.com or reunion2017@ussphiladelphia.org 

 

Clark Memorial Field
210 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

http://www.clarkmemorialfield.com

 

Agenda:
- Schedule of events for the weekend
- Local Accommodations and Amenities
- Budget / Fundraising
- Meal Planning, Caterer, DJ
- Banquet Program
- Open Discussion
- Food, Drink, and Sea Stories!


Reunion 2017 Kick Off!
We met on February 20th, 2016 to start the process, discuss ideas, and set goals to honor the 40th anniversary of the commissioning of USS Philadelphia (SSN-690) and have set the reunion date for 20-23 July 2017 (Arrive Thursday, depart Sunday)in Groton, CT. For greater detail please read the file below & contact reunion2017@ussphiladelphia.org to let us know if you will be able to join us as soon as possible so we have a head count to work from!

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USS Philadelphia (SSN-690) Model Fundraising
In addition to a planned 690 reunion, there is a fund raising drive to pay for a USS Philadelphia (SSN-690) 1/90th scale model gift to the Philadelphia Seaport Museum to commemorate the ships 40th Anniversary of Commissioning.Thank you for your consideration. More information is available in this file.
690 Model Fundraising.pdf
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Old News:
in 2010 we produced a newsletter available on-line prior to the reunion. With little feedback, that project sank to the bottom of the sea. Should it be brought to the surface again? Take a look at those old issues and share your thoughts with us!

 

 

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