The VMB-433 Squadron Reunion will be held October 8, 9 and 10, 2009 in Saint Louis, Missouri. We urge all members in good health to attend as this may be our last.
Flights should be booked to arrive at Saint Louis Airport. This facility is a major hub and is serviced by 14 airlines, providing over 700 flights daily. Transportation from the airport to the hotel is available every 15 minutes by the city's Metro Loop for $2.25 each way. In addition, the Metro Loop provides transportation to many of the local tourist attractions.
We have reservations at the Crowne Plaza Downtown. The phone number to the hotel is 1-800-925-1395. Be sure to mention our group for the proper rate of $89.00. They have given callers incorrect information so be very clear. Should any issues arise call me 1-513-683-3731 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make your reservations as soon as possible. Hotel reservations must be made by 9/8/2009. Additional information on the hotel is at: www.crowneplaza.com/stlouisdt
The welcome desk will be near the check-in. Please let me know as soon as possible if you plan to attend. I would love to hear from you even if you cannot attend.
Following our tradition, the plans will be as follows:
Thursday 10/8/09 check in and buffet dinner at 6:00PM. Our buffet will be The Heartland Buffet consisting of: three salads (garden, pasta and ambrosia); two entrees (pot roast and fried chicken); mashed potatoes; green beans; corn on the cob; macaroni & cheese; corn bread; biscuits and a desert buffet. Drinks will be available at a cash bar.
Friday 10/9/09 trolley car tour from 10:00AM to 3:00PM with a stop for lunch at Rigazzi’s. Evening dinner will be on your own. The trolleys will board at 10:00AM with stops at many sites including:
1. The Brewery or the Antique District (you pick which one you want on that Friday).
2. A lunch stop at Rigazzi’s in the Italian section of town.
3. Forest park old architecture.
4. Ted Drewe’s for ice cream.
The price for the trolley tour, including tip is $35.00 per person. For additional information on the tour visit: www.tourstlouis.net
Saturday 10/10/09 day trips on your own. Dinner and meeting at 6:00PM. Our dinner will be a choice of Spinach Crusted Chicken, Grilled Pork Tenderloin or Vegetable Lasagna and a cash bar. We will have a ready room from 7:00AM to midnight.
Please complete the data sheet to provide us with the necessary information on which events you plan on attending. Upon completion, mail it to our reunion hostess along with a check for the correct amount: Reunion Data Sheet
Other information on Saint Louis can be found at the following links:
Many thanks to our Reunion Hostess, Gale Clute for her efforts in the planning of this event. Gale is the daughter of our late squadron member, Jerry Dunlevey.
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