Today, June 20, 2022, marks the end of the registration at our host hotel, the DoubleTree and our overflow hotel, the Marriott Southbank. The $119 rate will no longer be available under our USS ORLECK block. You might still be able to reserve a room in these hotels so if interested you need to contact those hotels and inquire. If you still are wanting to attend the reunion that is still possible but you will need to contact Bob Orleck at firstname.lastname@example.org
WE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!!!!
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA IS WHERE SHE OUGHT TO BE!
USS ORLECK DD 886 has a wonderful new home. Finally got her permanent berth and she is being taken care of by competent, caring people who understand her value and that she was and is worthy to be saved.
Veterans Day will be celebrated on the 11th of November this year and we will be celebrating with our 16th reunion since our first in San Antonio in 1993. It sure has been fun and it sure has gone quickly. We missed a reunion in 2020 but not this year. Let’s all gather one more time and pretend it is our first and best. In at least one way it will be. Not since she returned to us from Turkey in 2000, has she had a place to call home for good. She sure does now, and we want to see her and walk her decks again and we will.
Update: 8-12-2022 9:53 AM: Some have raised the question as to when the reunion actually starts. It begins on the 10th in the hospitality room where we will finalize registration, have a chance to mix and mingle, refreshments served and at lunch will be the traditional pizza served. In the evening we will have a banquet at the hotel. Plan-of-the-day for each day will be provided when done.
Update: 8-12-2022 9:56 AM: I have been asked where to send the registration and check and who to make the check payable to. Make check payable to “Destroyer USS ORLECK DD 886 Assn., and mail them to Destroyer USS ORLECK DD 886 Assn., P.O. Box 473, Shallotte, NC 28459. Any questions call or text me at 802-565-0340.
Update 9/9/2022 Check this out: USS Orleck – Visit Jacksonville
Update 9/23/2022 Visit our FaceBook page for some reporting on the Vystar Press Conference just prior to her official opening to the public this coming Wednesday, September 28th.