1945 Plank Owner Gene Slingerland (center) and family arrive for Grand Banquet on Midway flight deck, Sept. 14, 2013
Dates and Hotel for MVA’s Next Reunion Announced
Save the Date!The USS Midway Veterans Association’s next reunion will be held April 23-25, 2015, . The reunion hotel is the Wyndham San Diego Bayside (www.wyndhamsandiegobay.com/), within easy hailing distance of the USS Midway Museum (http://www.midway.org/),downtown shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Our special negotiated room rate with the Wyndham is $139/day. This room rate is more expensive than our last reunion rate but all hotel rates are going up, and the spring is generally more expensive than the fall in San Diego. Upgrades to Bay View rooms are also available at a reasonable rate. Take note that the Wyndham has had a major renovation since we were last there in 2013, so it’s a sparkling property with many great amenities. This multi-million dollar renovation was mainly focused on updating, and upgrading, the guest rooms. Based on your comments on our 2013 stay at the Wyndham, the rooms needed significant improvements. You’ll be pleased with the revitalized rooms. Do not make your hotel reservations yet, as the hotel still has to establish our official online reservation portal. Many of you who attended our 2013 reunion in San Diego have asked us how we’re going to top it—dinner on the flight deck and all. Well, we don’t have the answer yet. But we do know this: We’re going to try! We’re already working to arrange some great activities on the ship, on the bay and about town. Stay tuned to this website for further, more detailed information as it becomes available.
Are You a Midway Veteran? If so, click here to join the USS Midway Veterans Association. The membership fees we collect help offset the costs of writing, producing and mailing our quarterly newsletter and the many other costs associated with hosting our reunions. Our three membership categories are described on the application form. And remember, you don't have to belong to the MVA to attend the reunions. We welcome all Midway Veterans, regardless of Midway Veterans’ affiliations. Note: the USS Midway Veterans Association is a 501(c)(19) not-for-profit organization; our membership fees (aka, dues or contributions) are tax-deductible as provided by law. We donate 20 percent of our dues/contributions to the USS Midway Museum’s Education Scholarship Fund and Midway Preservation Endowment.