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2008 Reunion

We are pleased to announce Charlie Company will be returning to the Hilton Cincinnati Airport June 20-21 for our 2008 reunion! Their address is 7373 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; phone numbers is 859-371-4400 and their URL is www.hiltoncincinnatiairport.com.

GUEST ROOMS

We have a block of 30 rooms reserved for the dates: 06/20/2008 - 06/21/2008. The rate will be $97 a night and is subject to an 11.3% tax per room per night, or the prevailing tax rate. This rate represents a discount off their anticipated published rates (currently $119 for weekends) and will be good three days before and three days after the reunion. The Hilton will honor this rate if we have more than thirty reservations as long as space is available. It is recommended that you make your reservations early. We reserved 20 in 2007 so 30 may look like a big jump but we had 25-27 rooms rented the Friday night of our reunion. The hotel does not require a 2-day stay. We’d love to have everyone both days but even one day makes it worthwhile. Be sure to tell the Hilton you are with the Charlie Company Reunion when making reservations. As of April 9, we have 18 rooms reserved!

RESERVATIONS & INDIVIDUAL BILLING ARRANGEMENTS
• Individual guest will call Hotel direct for reservations and are to pay all of their own charges. Check-In Time: 3:00 pm Check-Out Time: 12:00 pm
• All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Credit card authorization needed
• Cancellation of any reservation must be made 48 hours prior to arrival date and confirmed by the Hotel cancellation number

CUT-OFF DATE: MAY 30, 2008
At the cut-off date, the Hotel will release the unreserved rooms for general sale. Any reservation received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis. Reunion attendees will receive a 10% discount in Grand Café.

MEETING TIMES

We have a Meeting & Hospitality Room reserved and a Reception scheduled there Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. We are having a Friday evening buffet at 6 p.m. and a business meeting about 8:00. Saturday's events include a golf outing, a tearoom brunch at noon for the ladies, and an evening banquet buffet at 6 p.m.

REGIONAL REFRESHMENTS

One of the perks we've gotten from the Hilton is being able to bring our own food and drinks into our hospitality room. Many places wouldn't allow this and would charge to supply those things and not at Wal-Mart prices! We didn't have any money to purchase refreshments last year so as a cheap solution we asked folks to bring a few samples of refreshments that are made near where they live.

It was a fun and easy way to have refreshments provided for our hospitality room. We enjoyed it last year and have decided to do it again this year. After seeing it last year, some have even thought of things they were going to bring to represent the "homeland". If you want to help, don't feel like you have to provide enough for everyone. We had plenty last year and some left over thanks to the generosity of participants.

REUNION 2008 MEALS

In our business meeting at last year's reunion, it was determined the group would like to have a meal planned for Friday night in addition to the banquet dinner Saturday. After discussion with the Catering Consultant at the Hilton, we have agreed to schedule these buffets for Friday and Saturday:

Friday BUFFET - 7:00 pm
Fresh Fruit Salad and Cottage Cheese
Grilled Chicken
Sliced Roast Beef with Mushroom Gravy
Parslied Red Skin Potatoes and Vegetable Medley
Fruit Cobbler with Vanilla Sauce
Beverages

SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER BUFFET - 7:00 pm
Mixed Garden Salad
Choice of Potato Salad or Coleslaw
Sliced Boneless Pork loin with Madeira Sauce
Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast
Country Style Green Beans and Whipped Potatoes
Dinner Rolls and Butter
Assorted Fruit Pies (one selection diabetic) and Beverages

The Hilton is giving us the luncheon menu price of $15.95 plus tax and gratuity that totals $20.28 per meal. We have to give them a final count and prepay the total amount for all meals at least a week before our reunion. These meals are, of course, optional. 

Please send a check or money order before June 10 (payable to Charlie Company 1-20 ) for $20.28 per meal per person.

Be sure to include this information with the payment: Name(s) and Number of meals: Friday & Saturday.

GOLF

Mike Feltes and Bud Vincent are inviting you to join them again for a round of golf at one of the local golf courses. They plan to tee off at 10:00 a.m. and the cost will be about $50 for the 18 holes plus a cart. I would make a comment about them using a cart instead of they way they used to hump with full packs many years ago but I think the reply would be "Why aren't we sleeping out in the woods, under the stars, cooking C-rations in our mess kits using C4?" Contact us if you want to join them in the golf outing WITH A CART so they will have a number to give for the reservations.

YESTERDAY'S CAFE and TEA ROOM

A noon brunch is scheduled for the ladies Saturday June 21 at Yesterday's Cafe and Tea Room. The cafe and attached European style tearoom are done in bright colors with elegant furniture and artwork to match. The building dates back to 1892 when it was the first Kroger's in Florence, and it still has the antique carriage doors to prove it. Yesterday's features a Tea Room, Café and Gift Boutique.

Those wishing to attend need to let us know by June 10 so the final count for the brunch can be sent for reservations. The cost of the brunch is $12.95 but no prepayment is necessary. To visit them on the web, go to http://www.yesterdayscafeandtearoom.com/ .

TO-DO LIST!

Contact Mike Stinnett at 319 Antioch Road, Clarksville, TN 37040 (931) 647-8917 to reserve meals, golf outing and/or ladies brunch. You may also contact by email at mike(DOT)stinnett(AT)yahoo(DOT)com. You will need to use the . and @ signs in the email address.

Any suggestions or recommendations about any aspect of the reunion would be welcome.

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