2012 Association of Minemen Reunion

Panama City, Florida - 22-24 October 2012


 Boardwalk Beach Resort & Hotel

 
The Boardwalk Beach Resort and Conference Center
 has been selected for our reunion functions.

 It is located at 9400 Thomas Drive
  Panama City Beach, FL 32408
 Phone: 1-(800) 224-GULF (toll-free)
 
HOST FOR THE REUNION IS
Ron Swart (678) 880-9008
 
e-mail <swartre1@comcast.net>
 
The Reunion workers & contributors this year are (so far) Ron Swart, Bob Bainbridge, Leo Smith, Ken Waringa, Ollie Collins, Brian Kopp, Nick Snyder, Ed Nixon, John Monn, Dale Garwood and Terrance Houghton. We hope to have a great turnout as this is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Florida Panhandle. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division is the engineering and technical home of Mine Warfare, both MCM and Mining. There is a lot going on in both programs to talk about. We are looking forward to hosting all y'all.
 -Ron Swart

Reservations can be made by calling (800) 224-4853 (press 1 for reservations) and mention the group reservation for the Association of Minemen Book - ID # 6240.

Reservations made after Aug 24 will be on a space
 available basis and will incur prevailing room rates.

 
Since we are just starting to gather details and making preliminary
 arrangements, the material on this page can best be described as tentative.
 
The LATEST NEWS
 

The Boardwalk Beach Resort and Conference Center in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida has been chosen as the venue for this year's Reunion Dinner and business meeting. The Boardwalk is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, ideally situated in close proximity to local dining, nightlife, shopping and more; The perfect location for our annual meeting.

Because October is one of Panama City beach's busiest months, the weekends in October were booked solid. November seemed to be a less-than-desirable month due to the elections and September was more expensive, so for the first time, we are going to have our reunion during the week - Monday, October 22, 2012 to Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The Boardwalk will extend their prices before and after the reunion period for any member who desires to come early or stay late (or both). These dates are being offered at the same room rates as our 2006 reunion.

Accommodations

The Boardwalk Beach Resort has a unique ability to offer a variety of accommodation choices to meet every need and budget. From economic to luxurious options guests are able to choose from accommodations in our gulf front hotel or 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums from 10 Royal American affiliated resorts.

While staying at the Boardwalk Beach Resort, each of our spacious rooms assure your comfort and convenience with:

- Two double beds or one king-sized. Refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, Iron/Ironing boards and Hairdryers
          - Pool or Gulf views
          - Wi-Fi Hot Spots

GUEST ROOM AVAILABILITY AND GROUP RATES

The following dates and room block is available on a first option basis:

Monday, October 22, 2012 to Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Arrive

Depart

Room Description

Rate

10/22/2012

10/24/2012

Boardwalk 2BR/2BA, Sleeps 6

$145.00

10/22/2012

10/24/2012

Boardwalk 1BR/1BA,
w/Bunks sleeps 6

$125.00

10/22/2012

10/24/2012

Boardwalk Efficiency Ste,
Sleeps 2

$95.00

10/22/2012

10/24/2012

Hotel 2 dbl beds Gulfview

$85.00

10/22/2012

10/24/2012

Hotel 2 dbl beds Poolview

$75.00

*Above rates are based on our current availability and subject to change. Applicable city and state taxes are currently 12.62% any exemption requires a valid tax-exempt certificate.

*Condomimiun rates subject to a one-time cleaning fee, a one time registration fee and a daily resort fee

Banquet and Meeting Room Facilities

We have the following dates and meeting/function spaces assigned for our use:

Meeting Dates:

Date

Day

Start

End

Function Name

Function Room

Style

Covers

Rent

10/23/2012

Tue

08:00AM

12:00PM

Meeting

Salon
1-4

TBD

50

$200

10/23/2012

Tue

05:00PM

10:00PM

Dinner

Salon
 1-4

Rounds

100

0.00

Monday 22 October - 'EARLY BIRD' will be held at the AMVETS Club  (The Fleet Reserve is the back-up) and will feature a Low-Country Shrimp Boil.

Wednesday 23 October -The Picnic will be held on the Navy Base with a back-up location to be determined.

 

 

Food and Beverages

Menu Guideline

Breakfast from $ 9.95++
Day Break Service from $ 5.95++
Lunch Buffet from $ 9.95++
Hot Plated Lunch from $12.95++
Plated Dinner from $18.95++
Cocktails/Wines from $ 6.00++
F&B Service Charge: 22%
F&B Tax: 7.57%

Hotel Features

Express check-in / check-out
Two Pools
Caribou Café
Rusty Anchor Bar & Grille
Food Court
Video arcade
Children’s activities
Beach chair service
 and water sport activities
 (Charges will apply)

Condo Features

Splash Zone
 Children’s Pool area
 w/ interactive water toys
The Corner Market
Two hot tubs
and heated pool
Video arcade
Fully equipped fitness
 and business center
Steam room and
Massage therapy
Children’s activities
Beach chair service and
 water sport activities
     (Charges will apply)
Under the Boardwalk
 Bar n’ Grille

Location

Experience Panama City Beach within minutes from the hotel:

Nightlife: Super Clubs –
Club LaVela and Spinnakers
World Renown dining
 and shopping at Pier Park
More than 1,000 holes
 of world class golf
Deep sea fishing excursions
Frank Brown Park
Aquatic & Sports Park
Shipwreck Island Water Park
Rock-it Lanes Bowling
 & Skating Center
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Zoo World
St. Andrew’s State Park
--- and more!

Dining

Breakfast is available in the Food Court.
Lunch is available at Under the Boardwalk bar n’ grille. Under the Boardwalk prepares fresh seafood, lite bites, garden salads and other favorites daily. Also choose from a wide variety of cold beers from the tap, tropical sensations from our full bar and even fresh Starbuck’s coffees and drinks.
After a day of fun in the sun relax with us at the Rusty Anchor Bar and Grill. Located in the Convention Center, the Rusty Anchor delivers a full menu every night featuring fresh seafood and char-grilled steaks. And of course, there’s a great selection of beers and full bar waits with nightly specials and happy hour.
 

Airport Directions

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)

Distance from hotel: 13.9 miles
Drive time: 21 minutes

Directions: Head southwest on State Hwy 388 toward Temple Ave. Turn left at FL-79 S. Turn left at Back Beach Rd/Panama City Beach Pkwy. Turn right at Beach School Rd/Clara Ave. Turn left at Front Beach Rd. Turn right at S. Thomas Dr.
  Destination will be on the right.
 


 
 
 
 
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