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Hi Guys!!

The following pages have the info for the 2018 709th/99th reunion at my place in Phoenix, MD.

The dates are September 12-15, 2018, so mark your calendars NOW!!

We have a lot of good things going for our Association, and I already have a few ideas on how to make the BBQ even better this year!! So try to make this reunion!!!!

The Bus trip this year will be to the Antietam National Battlefield.  The bus trip date will be Sept. 13th and more Info will be coming shortly.

Watch the website www.alwaysable.org as we’ll update the schedule and post more information as it develops.

Attendance at our reunions continues to grow--the direct result of many of you spreading the word to others.  We had over 70 people here Last year. And as we discussed at the annual meeting, we should all try to get at least one more “brother” to come.

And remember, I am always here to help you, especially in getting ideas from you on how to improve our reunions and also trying to find more brothers. A lot of names and the best information we have available for addresses are on the website under “Lost and Found”.  In addition, Steve Fetty and I have often been successful in tracking down brothers who we have little data on. IT ALL STARTS WITH A PHONE CALL!!!!

If you come in town early call me my house is always open and there is always others here that come early. Also the light Rail is 2 blocks from the motel and go to the Inter Harbor there is much to do there and the cost is less then $ 1.00. The Motel price is good for 3days before and 3 days after.

Call anytime H-410-527-1204 or C-443-250-7642 and we’ll help as needed.

See you at the September 2018 reunion—our 14th!!!

Dean Ayres  

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2018 REUNION SCHEDULE  

Wednesday 12 SEP

After 6:00PM – Gather at Dean’s for beverages, food, schedule update, registration for Thursday’s bus trip for ????? Tour. The bus trip cost of $ ??.00 per person includes bus 

Thursday 13 SEP

7:30AM –             bus departs Holiday Inn Express

12:00Noon – L10:00AM – Not taking tour? - Gather at Dean's, coffee and beverages available

12:00Noon – Lunch

1:30PM-6:00PM -- Socializing, reminiscing

6:00PM – Dinner

7:30PM-8:30PM

10:00PM – Close 

Friday 14 SEP

10:00AM – Gather at Dean's, coffee and beverages available

12:00Noon – Lunch

2:30 – VA round table 

6:00PM – Dinner, beverages and socializing at Dean’s

6:30 PM Blue Grass

10:00PM – Close  

Saturday 15 SEP 

10:00AM – Gather at Dean's, coffee and beverages available

12:00Noon – Lunch

1:30PM-2:30PM – Association annual meeting - see meeting agenda

2:30PM-3:00PM - 9th ID Society meeting – see meeting agenda

3:00PM-4:30PM – Soldier Stories led by Kenny Foss

4:30PM – Hayrides

5:30PM – Dinner, beverages and socializing

6:30 PM – Music by Miss Moses Band

9:00PM – Fireworks 

10:00PM – Closing ceremony 

Our reunions are open to all 9th Infantry Division Veterans and all Vietnam Veterans

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Bring pix/slides/scrapbooks/memorabilia/etc.; PC, slide/LED projectors & screens are available Check website for updates at www.alwaysable.org

 

 ASSOCIATION ANNUAL 2018  MEETING AGENDA

Saturday SEP 15 – 1:30PM-2:30PM  

Welcome                               Chuck Gallinger, President 

Treasurer’s Report               Jack Delong 

Membership Report             John Blanchette 

Election and installation of new officers 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjourn 

If you have any new Business, you plan to bring up please let Dave or Dean know so we can have as much info. At the meeting as needed 

Thank You 

Dean Ayres 

 

9th ID SOCIETY ANNUAL 2018  MEETING AGENDA

 

Welcome                                 Steve Fetty,   President

Reading of the minutes           Jim Bury,        Secretary/Treasurer

Old business

New business                         Discuss 9th ID Assoct., Future reunions

Adjourn

 

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709th Maint Bn. & 99th CS Bn. Association

2018 Reunion Registration Form

14605 Old York Rd. Phoenix, MD. 21131

September 12th thru 15th

"ALWAYS ABLE"

Name: __________________________________ Guest Name: _________________________________

    Please print your name (and Guest’s Name) the way you would like your name tags printed.

Registration Fee:        $130.00 Per Person x __ person:                                                                   $ ______         Bus Trip:                   ~$ 35.00 Per Person x __ person:                                                                       ______ 

Total for Guest:           $ ______                                                                                                             ______

Total Amount Rendered by Check/Money Order:                                                                             $ ______       

Please send your check:                    Payable to:      709th Maint. Bn & 99th CSB Assoc.

Mail To:           709th Maint Bn /99th CS Bn. Assoc

C/O Jack DeLong

 2325 Huntingdon Rd.

Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

 

You must mention that you are with the 709th Maint Bn Reunion to receive the special rate per night

The Holiday Inn Express

11200 York RD.

Hunt Valley, MD 21030

410-527-1500 ask for Sally Kneavel Director of Sales, ext. 122

Rooms are $84.00 per night

Hotel Reservations Must be made before Aug 27 to receive this special rate. Reservations made after this date will be at the regular (and much higher) Hotel rate.

 

For more information contact Dean Ayres at deanayres@comcast.net or call at 410-527-1204;

 Cell: 443-250-7642; Phoenix, MD 21131 or on the web site at www.alwaysable.org.

 

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Here is the Info needed to get to my place and for the reunion  

Dean W. Ayres

14605 Old York Rd

Phoenix, MD 21131

 

Dean’s Cell 443-250-7642  

My Post Office is Phoenix, MD but it is in Jacksonville, MD and you may find that better on a Map. I’m also just outside of Jacksonville about ¾ of a mile 

From Points North

Take rt. 83 south to Shawan Rd Exit  20-A east ( Hunt Valley) go about ¾ of a mile and turn Right on York Rd go to the top of the hill and turn left on Ashland Rd. that will turn to Papermill Rd go about 4 miles and turn left on Old York Rd. I’m about ¼ mile on the right  the house is on the left  

From the South  

Take I-95 North to I –695 to Towson North Exit 49-B go to I-83 north Exit 24 to Shawan Rd Exit  20-A east ( Hunt Valley) go about ¾ of a mile and turn Right on York Rd go to the top of the hill and turn left on Ashland Rd. that will turn to Papermill Rd go about 4 miles and turn left on Old York Rd. I’m about ¼ mile on the right  the house is on the left  

From the West 

I 70 east to 695 East ( Towson)   B go to I-83 north Exit 24 to Shawan Rd Exit  20-A east ( Hunt Valley) go about ¾ of a mile and turn Right on York Rd go to the top of the hill and turn left on Ashland Rd. that will turn to Papermill Rd go about 4 miles and turn left on Old York Rd. I’m about ¼ mile on the right the house is on the left  

From BWI Air port  

Take 195 to I-95 north to I –695 to Towson North Exit 49-B go to I-83 north Exit 24 to Shawan Rd Exit  20-A east ( Hunt Valley) go about ¾ of a mile and turn Right on York Rd go to the top of the hill and turn left on Ashland Rd. that will turn to Papermill Rd go about 4 miles and turn left on Old York Rd. I’m about ¼ mile on the right  the house is on the left. The Light rail Train runs from the airport to Hunt Valley the cost for SR is less them $1.00. Get on the light rail at the Airport and take it to Pepper road and if you call me I will have someone meet you and take you to the Motel. My Cell is 443-250-7642

The motel is in Hunt Valley AKA Cockeysville Between I-83 And York Rd.  I will get the info. For them and add it to this letter and resend it so you can keep it all on the same page. I have also attached maps to this e mail so you can print 

Dean Ayres

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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

 

Name:______________________________Nickname:_________________

 

Spouse’s Name:________________________

 

Address:________________________________________________________________

 

City:__________________________________State:_______________Zip:___________

 

Phone (Home)________________________Phone (Office)________________________

 

E Mail (Home)_______________________E Mail (Office)________________________

 

What Company and Platoon were you in:______________________________________

 

What Base Camp did you call home:__________________________________________

 

What Dates were you in the 709th or 99th:______________________________________

 

Dues:______ Annual - $  20.00   ______ 3 year - $ 50.00   Donations: _______________

 

Please make all checks payable to; 709th Maint. Bn. & 99th CSB Association and Mail to

 

John F. Delong   2325 Huntingdon Rd. Huntingdon Valley, PA. 19006

 

Please refer to the web site at  www.alwaysable.org for more Info. 

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