Just to be clear, although this reunion message is appearing on the USS Midway Veterans website, it is meant to invite all veterans (and their guests) of the three Midway Class carriers -- USS Midway, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, and USS Coral Sea -- to the May 6-9, 2019 reunion in San Diego. Read below for important reunion details.
The 3 Sisters Registration Form and Reunion Program are now available for your use. Click here to open our reunion web page where you can register online by credit card or download the Registration Form found in the upper-right hand corner (PDF file), make your choices, and mail the form along with your check to our reunion planning company, AFRI. You'll also find the Reunion Program at the upper right, which describes the reunion events, activities and times in some detail. This program will help you make your choices on the Registration Form.
The Wyndham San Diego Bayside, our reunion hotel, recently awarded us 70 additional room nights over the period of the reunion--rooms that came with appreciably higher rates ($229 and $179/n) than our originally negotiated rate of $153/n. Evidently there were enough Midway Class veterans out there who wanted to stay at the reunion hotel that they grabbed up these higher-priced rooms in record time. So now we are faced with the reality that future reunion attendees are going to have to pay a premium for their rooms at the Wyndham. Hotel rooms in downtown San Diego do not come cheaply in the springtime in San Diego, especially when there is a citywide conference going on.
Based on the information in the above paragraph, we recommend that you phone the hotel at 1-619-232-3861, ext. 6021, to get the current room rates for the reunion. Or click here to open our passkey web page set up for us by to verify the rates and dates. If the rates are acceptable to you—be prepared for “sticker shock”—and you still want to stay at the hotel during the reunion, make your reservation and we welcome you aboard! You might also want to conduct an Internet search of the hotels in San Diego's downtown area during the reunion period to look for lower rates. Whatever it takes, our goal is to have as Midway Class veterans and guests attend the reunion as possible. There is plenty of room for all of us on the flight deck!
Click here to learn about our reservation exchange program, if you are interested in one of our original $153.00 a night rooms. They can still be had!
We'll see you and your family and guests in San Diego in the spring of 2019, Shipmates! You absolutely do not want to miss this unique reunion of the veterans of these three mighty ships of the Midway Class. Click here to view the flyer on the 2019 "Three Sisters" Reunion. Click here to view and purchase reunion memorabilia.
Remember to bring a prize from your home state for our raffles and fundraisers. Donations go to supplement the costs of reunion events as well as to the USS Midway Museum's charitable programs. These fundraisers are lots of fun, and we raise money for a good cause--and you could walk away with a nice memento of the 3 Sisters reunion!
Also be aware that all forms and payments must be received by AFRI by April 8, 2019. After that date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis.
For questions on this reunion, contact MCR reunion chairman, Jim Hayter, at ph 703-264-0542; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are You a Midway Veteran? If so, click here to download the membership application to join the USS Midway Veterans Association. Pay your dues online by credit card as described above or complete the application form by hand and mail it, along with your check (payable to the MVA), to the address on the form. The membership fees (dues) we collect help offset the costs of writing, producing and mailing our quarterly newsletter and the many other costs associated with hosting our reunions. You don't have to be a member of the MVA to attend our reunions, just a Midway Veteran. Our three membership categories are described on the application form. We welcome all Midway veterans, regardless of their other Midway affiliations. Note: the USS Midway Veterans Association is a 501(c)(19) not-for-profit organization; our membership fees are tax-deductible as provided by law. We proudly donate 20 percent of our annual membership fees to the USS Midway Museum’s Education Scholarship Fund and Midway Preservation Endowment.