USS THOMAS C. HART (DE/FF-1092) VETERANS ASSOCIATION

2015 Reunion - Newport, RI

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Ok shipmates: With the Kentucky Derby just finished, we're off and running with the 2015 TCHVA Reunion sign-up.  As advertised, the 2015 TCHVA reunion is set for September 20th (thats a Sunday) to September 25th (Friday) with our banquet scheduled for Thursday, September 24th and the Officers Club on the Newport Naval Station.  Our host, Ron Koshko has managed to get us some really great room rates at the Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center in Newport! Our rate will be $80 per night + 13% Tax = $90.40 per night Double/King per room. This is a very good price for Newport!!  Our first order of business is to make those reservations now!  Unreserved rooms must be released on August 9th so sign up now!  Don't risk trying to book after the release date as you may not get a room; and if you do, it will be at a much higher rate!  CALL 401-849-9880 and be sure to tell the hotel you are with the USS Thomas C Hart Veterans Association reunion to get the special rate.   To visit the hotel website click the below link.

Mainstay Hotel website

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Look Who's Signed Up Already!

Legend for optional activities:  (1)  Trolley Tour   (2) 1693 Pub, Brewery, Distillery Tour   (3)  Cliff Walk  (4) Battleship Cove  (5)  Sunset SailingTour (6) Mansion Tour (7) Tennis Hall of Fame Tour  (8) Topiary Gardens Tour

Reunion Registrations:                              Rate/Rank                             Tour options
John Ebata, Wendy Baker
BTFN 86-90
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Randy Groen, Spouse Anita, Daughter Jillian
STG2 73-76
1,2,3,4,5,6,8
Michael Jones, Spouse Ruth
SHC 74-76
 
David Neimeyer
LTJG 75-77
1,2,3,4,5,6,8
Dan Schubert, Spouse Molly
ETN3 73-75
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Ron Koshko, Spouse Anita
EW1 75-79
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
"Skip" Mac Michael, Spouse Jo
CO CAPT 83-85
1,2,3,4,5,6
Garry Collins, Spouse Marylyn
LT 86-89
1,2,3,4,5
Ronald Church, Spouse Peggy
FTG2 73-77
1,2,3,4,5,6,8
E. Scott Ruerup, Spouse Patricia
OS2 73-76
6,8
Steve Garcia, Spouse Dee
NC1 84-87
2,3,5,8
Kevin Morrissey, Spouse Becky
LCDR 86-89
 
James Hunt
LT 75-77
1,2,4,5
Mark Lamboni, Spouse Kathy
LTJG 76-79
1,2,6
Lou Nick, Spouse Alyson
CO CDR 85-87
Late Arrival
Bill Shank
LT 87-90
 
Nelson Mertz, Spouse Dee
STG1 73-76
 
Phillip Leblanc, Spouse Diane
HT2 73-76
1,2,3,4,5,6,8
Andy Roberts, Spouse Lynn
OS2 81-85
1,2,3,4,6
Lee Edwardsen
STG2 81-86
1,2,3,4,6
Paul Dougherty
LT 88-91
 
Randy Fisher, Spouse Cathy
EN3 74-78
4,5
Jim Bowers
LTJG 87-90
 
John Batton
FTG 3 74-76

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Michael Cady, Spouse Brenda
OS2 76-77
 
Jim Schreiber
LTJG (87-90)
 

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Plan of the Week
Please review the optional tours and events.  Once you've decided what events you'd like to sign up for, then proceed to bottom of page and complete the online enrollment form, calculate your total costs, then pay online via the Paypal link below the registration form.  If you'd rather print a registration form and pay by mail, you can do that as well.  The link for a registration form is below. The only required fee is the $25/person Registration fee.  This fee will help cover the hospitality room expenses, transportation costs, incidentals, and the Thursday night banquet. 

Remember:  Signing up is a two-step process.  First complete the online Registration Form and click the Blue Submit Button.  Then, come back to this page, total your reunion costs including the $25/person registration and any optional tours you've selected, and pay online by clicking the Credit Card icon under the registration form.  This will direct you to the secure Paypal site to complete payment.  If you run into  problems with Paypal, you can always print and mail the registration form with your check.  

Day
Event
Link
Time
Notes
Sunday 09/20
Arrival/Check-In
Mainstay Hotel 

Mainstay Hotel

3:00pm
Hospitality Room open at 12:00pm
 
Sunday
Group Dinner (optional)
NA
6:30pm
Transportation provided; meals on your own.
Monday 09/21
Tour 1 - Trolley Tour

Trolley Tours

10:00am 12:00pm
$20/person
Monday
Tour 2 - Historic 1673 Pub, Storm brewery &Thomas Tew Distillery Tour

1673 Pub Lunch

Storm Brewery

Thomas Tew Distillery

12:30pm - 2:00pm
$25/person. Includes transportation and admission to venues. Lunch optional.
Monday
Tour 3 - Self-Guided Cliff Walk

Cliff Walk

Afternoon TBD
Free - Transportation provided.
Monday
Group Dinner (optional)
NA
6:30pm
Transportation provided; meals on your own.
Tuesday 09/22
Tour 4 - Battleship Cove

Battleship Cove

09:00am - 2:30pm
$45/person Transportation provided.
Tuesday
Tour 5 - Sunset Sailing Tour
72' Two Mast Schooner 

Sunset Sailing

5:30pm - 7:30pm
$35/person
Tuesday
Group Dinner (optional)
NA
6:30pm
Transportation provided; meals on your own.
Wednesday 09/23
Tour 6 - Mansion Tour; Breakers, Rosecliff. Lunch at Naval Base, Surface Warfare Officer School

Mansions

09:00am - 3:00pm
$55/person. Transportation & Lunch included.
Wednesday
Group Dinner (optional)
NA
5:30pm
Transportation provided.
Thursday 09/24
TCHVA Business Meeting
NA
08:30am - 09:30am
Mainstay Hotel
Thursday
Tour 7 -  International Tennis Hall of Fame

Tennis HOF

10:00am - 11:30am
$15/person. 
Thursday
Tour 8 - Topiary Gardens

Topiary Gardens

01:00pm - 2:30pm
$20/person. 
Thursday
TCHVA Newly Elected Officers Meeting
 
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Mainstay Hotel 
Thursday 
TCHVA Banquet
NA
05:00pm Cocktails
06:00pm Dinner 
Free - O'Club Newport Navsta. Transportation provided.
 
Friday 09/25
Hotel Checkout and Farewells
NA
11:00am
Free - O'Club Newport Navsta. Transportation provided.
 

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