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Home arrow Crew Reunions arrow 2011 arrow USS Tunny 2011 Reunions arrow Where should the 2013 Reunion Be Held?
Where should the 2013 Reunion Be Held? Print E-mail
Written by Gerry Young   
Sep 07, 2011 at 12:00 AM

At the reunion in San Diego, we’ll be voting on where to have the 2013 reunion.  It’d be helpful to have suggestions from our shipmates on where they think that reunion should be held.  Please feel free to e-mail or comment below.  If you’re going to recommend a location, please keep the following in mind: 

1. We like to have a western location (California, Oregon, Washington, etc.) alternating with something in the eastern region of the country.  This gives shipmates, no matter where they live, an easier alternative for reunion travel at least every other reunion.  This indicates our 2013 choice should be somewhere east of the Mississippi, since this year’s is in the west.

2. Here’s a table showing where our shipmates (separated by ‘era’ – SS, SSG, APSS, and SSN) live by region.  The closer the reunion site is to a large concentration of shipmates, the better our attendance will be.  You can see there’s a large proportion of SSN 682 shipmates for whom we don’t have address data.

TUNNY SHIPMATES BY REGION OF COUNTRY








Region

APSS

SSG

SSG/APSS

SSN

WWII

Grand Total

California

11

41

3

9

3

67

Great Plains

1

15


7

2

25

Mountain West

5

21

1

19


46

North Central

12

22

2

14

3

54

Northeast

6

26


30

4

67

Offshore (AK/HI, etc.)

3

9


14


26

Pacific Northwest

9

26

1

21

2

60

Southeast

12

44

5

58

2

126

Unknown

1

3


51


55

Grand Total

60

207

12

223

16

526

3. If you’re going to send in a recommendation, give us some reasons why it’s a good location.  We prefer locations with a good selection of hotels, easy airline connections, and Navy-related or sightseeing activities.

4. Any shipmate can send in a recommendation.  But the voting will be held during our business meeting on Saturday of the reunion.  Only those in attendance at the meeting will be allowed to vote.  Only TUNNY shipmates can vote – wives, friends and guests are very welcome to attend the meeting, but voting is restricted to the shipmates.

Thanks for your help on this.


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