Newsletter Issue: Reunion '05

Review of Reunion Details

Sept. 19 (Mon), 20 (Tues), 21 (Wed), 2005
Best Western Inn (Chicago West)
1600 Oakton St.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 981-0010

Location: Just 5 min. from O'Hare Int. Airport conveniently located off I-90 and offers easy access to I-294 and Rt. 53/355. Downtown Chicago is 15 miles.

Accommodations: $72 + tax/room - 2p/2b. Complimentary internet access, in-room coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, other amenities, complimentary continental breakfast, courtesy transportation to and from O'Hare airport. Complimentary Hospitality room during our stay. You can extend your stay at the same rate. Please note: Notify the Hotel about your arrival and departure times - in advance - if you are using the courtesy airport transportation.

Hotel's Dining and Recreation: Cafe Alyse's Italian Steak House specializes in American/Italian Cuisine. Gladhound's Lounge. Tropical domed atrium with whirlpool, sauna, billiard table and video games.

412th-373rd Reunion Group's activities:

Sun. Sept 18th: Early arrivals. The Hospitality Room will be available in p.m.

Mon. Sept 19th: Arrivals. Hospitality Room available. Group Dinner at the Hotel. Business, Fun and games after dinner.

Tues. Sept 20th: A narrated 6 hr. tour of Chicago with a Dutch treat lunch break during the tour. PLEASE NOTE: Make your own dinner arrangements. There will not be a group dinner this evening.

Wed. Sept 21st: A free time day. Opportunity to visit, see more sights of Chicago, etc. Group dinner at the Hotel followed by fun and games.

Thurs. Sept 22nd: Check out

'05 Reunion Comments:

This year, we aren't having one group dinner (Tues) because many of us like to "dine on the town", or whatever after the tour.

The Hospitality Room will be available for fun and games throughout each day and evening as long as there is one of us there.

The group dinners cost for Mon. and Wed. night will be $20/person/dinner.

The tour cost on Tues. will be $20/person.

The dinners and tour will be payable to our treasurer Bill Geise.

Reservations and remittance must be made by Sept 5, 2005 to Bill Geise.

The group picture info. will be made at Monday night's dinner.

Please make your own room reservation with the Hotel.

Identify your Hotel room reservation as a 412th Fighter Squadron reservation to receive the group rate.

Transportation, etc.

As we know, Chicago is one of the transportation hubs of our great USA. Therefore, one shouldn't have much difficulty in using a comfortable mode of transportation to get to Chicago.

Chicago has two airports; O'Hare and Midway. Midway is used by several low cost airlines and one of those lines may fly out of your homeport. You will not have courtesy transportation by the Hotel from Midway. Hotel courtesy transportation is only from O'Hare.

Just a reminder. Don't hesitate to ask for Airport, etc., assistance in getting transportation to/from your departure gates if you have difficulty in moving about. In your travels, notify the hotel or any reserved facility that you will frequent about your needs in advance. If you are in need of some special medical assistance while at the reunion, please notify Bill Geise or me. We will try to find a source for your care and notify you prior to the reunion.

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