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Previous Reunions
 

The USS Finch has been holding annual reunions since 1988.
Click Here to view the list of all of our reunions
and their hosts.


Click on the respective reunions
listed below to view details of those reunions.


Reunion 2016  Las Vegas, NV
Reunion 2015  Norfolk, VA
Reunion 2014  Reno, NV
Reunion 2013  Bremerton, WA
Reunion 2012  Branson, MO
Reunion 2011  Memphis, TN
Reunion 2010   Portland, OR
Reunion 2009   Seattle, WA (Cruise)

Reunion 2008   Colorado Springs, CO
Reunion 2007   Rochester, NY
Reunion 2006   Laughlin, NV
Reunion 2005   Coeur d'Alene, ID
Reunion 2004
   Washington D. C.

Reunion 2003
   San Antonio, TX
Reunion 2002
   San Diego, CA



The USS FINCH
2017 Reunion
will be held in
 Bransom, MO
on Thursday, Nov 9th to Sunday, Nov 12
at Camden Hotel
800-335-2555 or
417-355-2555
For more info please contact the Host:

Gearld Gardner
 
nuttynuts@centurytel.net
417 548-7428



 

 



Reunion 2015
The Reunion will be held in Norfolk, VA
Our host is Dave Stidham.
Sunday, 10/11/15 Check-in day. Everyone on their own for Diner.
Monday, 10/12/15 Spaghetti Diner.
Tuesday, 10/13/15 No Diner Plans.
Wednesday, 10/14/15 Morning Business Meeting and latter our farewell Diner.
Thursday, 10/15/15 Was depart day.


Reunion 2014
The reunion was held on Reno NV, Sunday, Oct. 11 to  Thursday, Oct 15.
Our Host was Bob Piazza.
Sunday, 10/11/14 Check-in day. Everyone on their own for Diner.
Monday, 10/12/14 Morning we Bussed to NAS Fallon & All Hands club for Lunch.
Tuesday, 10/13/14 Morning we bussed to Virginia City then to Carson City.
Wednesday, 10/14/14 Morning we had our Business Meeting and latter our farewell Diner.
Thursday, 10/15/14 Was depart day.


Reunion 2013
The reunion was held in Bremerton, WA, Wednesday, Sept 1 thru Sunday Sept. 22.
Kaye and Myron Skubinna hosted this years Reunion and did a marvelous job.
The Hospitality room was conveniently located on the first floor where 60 Dozen
Cookies were consumed over the next 4 days. WOW!!!.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday: 18 September
1200 Registration in the Hospitality Room - Sign in
1800 On our own for Dinner

Thursday: 19 September
1000 Tour Bus to Tacoma - The Lemay Car Museum
1200 Lunch was served on the top floor of the Museum
1400 Tour Bus took us to the Chihuly Glass Museum (Spectacular)
1800 Tour Bus took us to the Old Spaghetti Factory for Dinner

Friday: 20 September

1000 Strolled over to the USS Turner Joy DD-951
1300 River Cruise on the Queen Bell of Memphis.
1700 Traditional Banquet Dinner at the Hotel. Speaker Ms. Amanda Windes MM

Saturday: 21 September
0900 Business Meeting
1200 On our own for Lunch
1600 Boarded a boat to trip to Blake Island for Salmon Bake Dinner.


Sunday: 22 September
Breakfast and Farewells


Reunion 2012
The reunion was held in Branson, MO, Wednesday, Sept 12 thru Sunday Sept. 16.
Glenda and Gerry Gardner hosted and exciting foodfull Reunion. Mostly Krispy Kreme Donuts.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday: 18 September
1200 Registration in the Hospitality Room - Sign in
1800 Pizza Dinner at the Hotel.

Thursday: 19 September
1000 Tour Bus to Fantastic Caverns.
1200 Lunch
1400 Tour Bus took us to visit one of Missouri's new military cemeteries
1800 Tour Bus took us to Lambert's for dinner.

Friday: 20 September

1000 Tour Bus to College of the Ozark (Hardwork University).
1300 Lunch
1700 Traditional Spaghetti Dinner.

Saturday: 21 September
0900 Business Meeting
1200 On our own for Lunch
1600 Traditional Banquet Dinner.


Sunday: 22 September
Breakfast and Farewells


Reunion 2011
The reunion was held in Memphis at the Memphis Grand Plaza Hotel. The Hospitality room was on the 11th floor and open throughout our stay providing access to our crew members whenever we were in the hotel.

The hotel was very nice and well positioned for walking to all the planned reunion sites, less than a mile from Down Town Memphis, Beale St. and the Peabody Hotel. If you did not want to walk, a Trolley to Down Town was just minutes away.

The Dr. King memorial site was located one and a half miles from our Hotel and many of use visited the site several times during out stay. Memphis is a great historical town.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday: 21 September
1200 Registration in the Hospitality Room - Sign in

Thursday: 22 September
0900 Tour Graceland
1800 BBQ Dinner at 'The Rendezvous'
2000 Beale Str. Stroll

Friday Morning: 23 September

1100 Strolling Ducks at the Peabody.
1300 River Cruise on the Queen Bell of Memphis.
1700 Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday: 24 September
0900 Business Meeting
1100 Trip to Tunica
1830 Banquet at the Hotel.


Sunday: 25 September
Breakfast and Farewells

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Reunion 2010
The reunion held in Clackamas Oregon a pretty city about 10 Miles south of Portland. We stayed at the Days Inn Motel and we had a very nice Hospitality room on the fourth floor overlooking the City of Clackamas to our west. We stayed from Wednesday (9/22/10) and left Sunday Morning (9/26/10).

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday: 22 September
The Hospitality Room: Room 468 - Sign in.

Thursday: 23 September
Morning trip to Trailhead Lodge at Mt Hood, Bonneville Dam and Multnomah Falls.
Lunch at the Lodge.
Evening Pizza Party in the Motel Lounge.

Friday Morning: 24 September

Morning Open day signup for several activities.
Lunch on your own.
Evening Spaghetti Dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory

Saturday: 20 September
Morning Ladies trip to Sellwood Road Shopping Center
Annual Business Meeting in the Hospitality Room.
Evening Annual Diner Banquet at the Hotel.


Sunday: 21 September
Departure day.


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Reunion 2009
The reunion held on the Celebrity Mercury out of Seattle Washington. Several people came beforehand and stayed a few days at nearby motels. Most flew in the day of departure (Monday 9/28/09) and  flew out the day of arrival (Friday 10/2/09).

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday: September 28
1200 Registration
1700 Underway
1830 Dinner

Tuesday: September 29
0700 Arrive Nanaimo, BC
1700 Underway
1830 Dinner

Wednesday: September 30
0700-Arrive Victoria, BC
1800 Underway
1830 Dinner

Thursday: October 1
Transit Inland Waters
0900 Business Meeting
0900 Hospitality Room Open
1830 Farewell Dinner

Friday: October 2
0800 Checkout and Departure

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Reunion 2008
The 2008 reunion was held in Colorado Springs, CO, home of The US Air Force Academy and Royal Gorge National Park. We stay at the Best Western Academy Hotel at 8100 North Academy Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, (800) 766 8524 from Wednesday, September 17 through Sunday, September 21, 2008

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday: 17 September
The Hospitality Room: Room ??? - Sign in.

Thursday: 18 September
Visit to the Royal Gorge National Park.

Thursday Evening: 18 September
Spaghetti Dinner.

Friday Morning: 19 September

Visit to the US Air Force Academy.

Friday Afternoon: 19 September
Visit to the Garden of the Gods area.

Friday Evening: 19 September
Dinner at the Flying 'W' Ranch.

Saturday: 20 September
Annual Business Meeting and Ladies Shopping Tour to the Broadmoor Resort and Shopping Center. Then a trip to old Colorado for lunch.


Saturday Evening: 20 September
Annual Diner Banquet at the Hotel.


Sunday: 21 September
Departure day.

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Reunion 2007
The 2007 reunion was held in Rochester NY, home of Genesee Beer, Eastman Kodak and Xerox. We stayed at the Strathallen Hotel at 550 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607, (800) 678 7284 from Wednesday, September 19 through Sunday, September 23, 2007. Please visit our Photo Gallery for memories captured in pictures.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday: 19 September
The Hospitality Room: Room 801 - Sign in.

Thursday: 20 September
Visit to the Genesee Village Museum, 83 Acres of  early 1800 Settlers Homes.

Thursday Evening: 20 September
Spaghetti Dinner.

Friday: 21 September

Bus to Niagara Falls.

Saturday: 22 September
Annual Business Meeting and Ladies Shopping Cooking Class and Shopping Tour. Then a trip to the Finger Lakes Casino and Race track with the 3rd race dedicated the the USS Finch and it's crew.


Saturday Evening: 22 September
Annual Diner Banquet at the Hotel.


Sunday: 23 September
Departure day.

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Reunion 2006
The 2006 reunion was held in Laughlin Nevada overlooking the beautiful Colorado River. We stayed at the Riverside Resort Hotel at 1650 South Casino Drive, Laughlin, NV 89029, (800) 227 3849 from Wednesday, September 20, 2006 through Sunday, September 24, 2006. Please visit our Photo Gallery  for memories captured in pictures.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday: 20 September
The Hospitality Room: North Tower 368 - Sign in.

Thursday: 21 September
River Cruise and Spaghetti Dinner.

Friday: 22 September
Historic Oatman and Lunch at  Casa Serreno Mexican Restaurant Tour.

Saturday: 23 September
Annual Business Meeting and Ladies Shopping Tour and the Evening Banquet.

Sunday: 24 September
Departure day.

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Reunion 2005
The 2005 reunion was held in
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on lake Coeur d'Alene, one of the most beautiful resort locations in America. Our home base was the Best Western Inn, 414 West Apple-way Ave., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 (800-251-7829) from Wednesday, September 21, 2005 thru Sunday, September 25, 2005. Please visit our photo gallery for memories captured in pictures.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday: 21 September
The Hospitality Room - Sign in.

Thursday: 22 September
Lake Tour and Spaghetti Dinner.

Friday: 23 September
Historic Wallace Tour.

Saturday: 24 September
Annual Business Meeting and Ladies Shopping Tour and the Evening Banquet.

Sunday: 25 September
Goodbye Brunch.

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Reunion 2004

The 2004 reunion was held in Washington D.C. at the Holiday Inn, Eisenhower Metro Center, 2460 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314-4695 (703-960 3400) from Wednesday, September 22, thru Sunday, September 26, 2004. Please visit our photo gallery for memories captured in pictures.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday: 22 September
The Hospitality Room should definitely be open by 3:00PM, although we are hoping that we will be able to set it up earlier if at all possible? Check the Reader Board in the lobby for our room number. We also hope to have some additional sign sin the lobby. Be sure to visit the Hospitality Room to sign in and pick up your arrival information.

Thursday: 23 September
Hospitality Room will be open for early morning coffee and donuts. This day is open for free independent touring. It is recommended that you use Metro Rail to go into Washington D.C.

Thursday: 23 September 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Spaghetti Diner Night in the Holiday Inn Ballroom. Cash bar will be available.

Friday: 24 September 9:00AM
Business Meeting (Be There!) in the Hospitality Room. The remainder of the day is free for independent touring. Use Metro Rail, its very convenient.

Saturday: 25 September 10:00AM
Buses for Tour participants depart Holiday Inn to visit the National World War II Memorial.

Saturday: 25 September 11:00AM
Buses for depart the National World War II Memorial to visit UDVAR-HAZY Center (National Air and Space Museum at Dulles). Individual luncheons at UDVAR-HAZY Center.

Saturday: 25 September 3:00PM
Buses for depart the UDVAR-HAZY Center for return to Holiday Inn about 4:00PM.

Saturday: 25 September 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Banquet in Holiday Inn Ballroom. Cash bar will be available from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.

Sunday: 26 September
Departures for shipmates and guest.

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Reunion 2003

The 2003 reunion was held in San Antonio, Texas. Please visit our gallery for memories captured in pictures.

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Reunion 2002

The 2002 reunion was held in San Diego, California. Please visit our gallery for memories captured in pictures.

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