2011 Association of Minemen Reunion
Point Loma, CA - 14-16 October 2011
Holiday Inn Bayside - Point Loma
37th ANNUAL AOM REUNION
POINT LOMA, CA OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2011
All are welcome to attend the 37th Annual Association of Minemen Reunion at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside and be part of a most memorable event. We are putting together the final touches for our reunion in San Diego, CA. I want to thank everyone for their assistance especially the 2011 Association of Minemen Reunion Committee, our President, our Directors as well as all the involved members and friends, for their assistance in our pulling together our reunion. We are looking forward to our 37th annual reunion being held from 14-16 October 2011 in San Diego, California, at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside. This hotel location was selected by the AOM Reunion Committee Team to house our reunion as well as most of our annual meetings, functions and activities. Our 1996, 2003, 2007 and 2009 AOM reunions were also held in San Diego and received "Well Done" from those in attendance.
The Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside is located at 4875 North Harbor Drive, intersecting Nimitz, in San Diego, CA, only one mile from the San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field) across from San Diego Bay. The 37th Association of Minemen Reunion is being planned and presented by our nucleus team consisting of President Gary Cleland, W. C. Holloway, Jerry Chipman, Jim Miller and Warren Savage as well as other southern California AOM members, Navy Mine Force and associates. We eagerly look forward to this even--as one to be truly remembered and surpassing our 35th AOM reunion also held in San Diego.
The team is in the process of putting together activities that include our annual Early Bird, banquet, picnic and auction as well as other endeavors and annual meetings. We are looking forward to making this truly a family oriented function that enhances networking and camaraderie. We are looking at USS Midway, Naval Station, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, casino sites and other activities.The Early Bird receptions will be held on Thursday, 13 October at 1200 in Harborview Room and Friday 14 October starting at 1000 on the Poolside Deck in the Pool Side Hospitality Room with refreshments available. This will be a great opportunity to greet, meet and mix. There will be maps and handouts available as well as photos from the past. The hospitality room hours will be from 1000 to 2200, 13 October to 17 October 2011.
The Board of Directors meeting is tentatively scheduled for Saturday morning at 1000 on 15 October, followed by the General Membership meeting at 1400 at the Holiday Inn Our banquet will be held that evening starting at 1800 at the Holiday Inn as well.Our annual picnic and auction is planned for Sunday, 16 October 2011, starting at 1130 at the Navy Mine Warfare Training Center on base across the street from the Holiday inn.We will be using our Dashpot and the AOM Website to keep everyone up to date on what is happening. We are looking forward to having a great and meaningful reunion.
To make reservations with the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside at 4875 North Harbor Drive in San Diego, CA 92106, call 1-819-224-3621 or the Holiday Inn National number at 1-800-662-8899. A FAX is available 619-224-1787, A special group rate is available 13-18 Oct 2011; Room rates are $109,00 plus 12,5% tax, single or double; ask for "Association of Minemen" special rates. The cutoff date is 27 September 2011.
Check-in time is 1600 and checkout time is 1200. Hotel parking is free. For your convenience, as well as a Holiday Inn Restaurant on site, there is also a Navy Exchange outlet located across the street and ten restaurants In close walking distance.
Complementary services provided:
- Free Parking
- Twenty-four hour airport / Amtrak shuttle service. Call the hotel directly for service,
- Shuttle to local shopping, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo.
- Hospitality Suite with coolers, ice, portable bar and display tables.
- One hour welcome reception with beer, wine, water, soft drinks and cold hors d'oeuvres.
- Use of TV/DVD/VCR for viewing past events.
- Kids 19 and under stay free; kids 12 and under eat free at hotel restaurant with a dining adult.
- Senior discounts offered at the hotel restaurant featuring affordable, home style cooking.
A complimentary airport shuttle service is available 24 hours a day and can be arranged by calling the hotel after you have retrieved your luggage. Please call the hotel directly at 619-224- 3621 to notify them of your arrival and location.
Derick S. Hartshorn -