Rick Holly
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The 2016 Tarawa Reunion will be Tuesday - Thursday, August 2-4, 2016 at Sam's Town in Fabulous Las Vegas.
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Rick Holly
We are getting closer to the official first day for signing up for the 2016 reunion in Las Vegas, 1/1/2016. Of course, Charlie will be the first one to sign up. He has been first since 2010! He did get a smoking room for his cigars at the 2010 banquet. Check the video out on the forum.
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Charles R. Petrach
Rick how much is it going to be for 2016 need to get my check out to you. And will we be able to book rooms as of the 1st of Jan 2016
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Rick Holly
Charles R. Petrach wrote:
Rick how much is it going to be for 2016 need to get my check out to you. And will we be able to book rooms as of the 1st of Jan 2016

Mary Lou and I have done about 50% of the reunion work. We know we have to have all the information up on 1/1/2016. Check it January 1, 2016. I hope the new information will be up by that date.
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Charles R. Petrach
Let's start with a big push to get the first 35 people to get there money in.
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Rick Holly
Charles R. Petrach wrote:
Let's start with a big push to get the first 35 people to get there money in.

Sounds good to me!
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Rick Holly
Charlie is once again the first shipmate to officially sign-up for the 2016 reunion. He was the first shipmate to sign-up for the 2010, 2012, and 2014 reunions, too. I see a pattern here, ha.
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Charles R. Petrach
So everyone else get your stuff in.
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Rick Holly
Follow the link to officially sign-up. http://www.tarawareunion.com/ 
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Steve Stanfill
Cris and I will be staying at the house about 10 minutes down the road instead of staying at Sam's Town.  Can't wait to see all of you guys (and gals) again.

Those of you coming in early, let me know. Any shooters coming in that would like to spend a few hours at a range, we can do that. [smile]
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Charles R. Petrach
We booked our rooms but may change to the RV park at SAMs town, we will decide after Dave decides if he is bringing his RV.
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
If we come (still waiting for the wife to be able to reserve the time off) we'll be bringing our RV.
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Rick Holly
I wish we had an RV. They look like a lot of fun!
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Rick Holly
I talked with Sam's Town today about the reunion. Sam's Town said we need thirty-five people signed-up by April 29, 2016 to have the reunion. If we don't have thirty-five people signed-up by April 29, 2016, the reunion is cancelled. All paid registrations will be refunded in FULL. You may want to make your plane reservations AFTER April 29, 2016.
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Charles R. Petrach
Are you updating the who attending list, or are there only 3 couples done so far?
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Rick Holly
I am updating the list. I think a lot of people are hurting financially.
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Charles R. Petrach
I hope people will find the money to make it I put away my money a year in advance.
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Rick Holly
Charles R. Petrach wrote:
I hope people will find the money to make it I put away my money a year in advance.

I hope so, too, Charlie. I know some of our shipmates are living from paycheck to paycheck with medical bills. I certainly hope they hold off buying their plane tickets until we find out we have enough money to pay for the reunion. Of course, I will refund their money in full, but the airlines may not.
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Steve Stanfill
Southwest will "bank" it for you in your Rapid Rewards account.  I've had to do that a few times when my plans changed.  I recommend signing up for Southwest's email specials and book in advance when we know it will go or not. 
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Charles R. Petrach
Good info steve
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Rick Holly
Okay. We booked our flights to Las Vegas with Southwest. If the reunion fails to get thirty-five people, we don't lose our flight money.
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Steve Stanfill
If the reunion doesn't happen, come out anyway!!  We can have our own little reunion.  [smile]
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Rick Holly
Steve Stanfill wrote:
If the reunion doesn't happen, come out anyway!!  We can have our own little reunion.  [smile]

We may do that. We can still have the shooting contest!
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Steve Stanfill
Yup!!  We can go to The Gun Store, or to the Clark County Shooting Range.  Or the Green Valley Range.  Cris and I like the Green Valley Range.  It is about 15 or 20 minutes from our house and it is nice.  Small, but nice.  We shoot right when it opens so we don't have to wait.  Non-member fees are C-H-E-A-P.  Google it [smile]

If folks want to bring weapons in, we can store them at our house so you don't have to worry about keeping it at a hotel.  Although hotels are pretty cool.  Just don't "carry" in the casino. 
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Keith Brownmiller
Jo and I will be there. Should be getting things in the mail soon. So far recovery from my last operation about 4 weeks ago, seems to be moving along.
The Gunny
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Rick Holly
Keith Brownmiller wrote:
Jo and I will be there. Should be getting things in the mail soon. So far recovery from my last operation about 4 weeks ago, seems to be moving along.

That's great news. I have been praying for you every day. You are #6 on my list.
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
Things have not worked out for us to attend this year.  I'm hopping that we'll make the next one. [frown]
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Keith Brownmiller
With fewer Rick your chances go up at Top Gun.
The Gunny
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Charles R. Petrach
Rick should get a good chance at the top gun
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Steve Stanfill
Everyone has a chance at the Top Gun [smile]
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Charles R. Petrach
Only if they show up.
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Rick Holly
If you guys remember correctly, I placed fourth in 2014.
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Steve Stanfill
And I expect you to give me a good run for the money this year!!
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Rick Holly
Wow, we are about one month from the 2016 reunion. Where did the last two years go? Time is like a vapor.
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Steve Stanfill
I can't wait!!  I've been looking forward to it for 2 years!!!
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Keith Brownmiller
The sooner the reunion is here, the sooner you have to relinquish the title of "Top Gun". Remember that I took the 2015 title.

So be careful of what you wish for.
The Gunny
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Steve Stanfill
Looking forward to relinquishing it.  That will keep me from having to retire from the competition. [smile]
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