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  • USS Washoe County (LST 1165) Association’s

    Annual Reunion

    ATTENTION  ATTENTION

    ALL HANDS NOW HEAR THIS

    The USS Washoe County LST 1165 Association 16th Annual Reunion

    Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference

    Center-Rapid City, South Dakota

           September 17-September 21, 2014

     

    The room rates quoted below are in effect three days prior, during and three days after the 2014 REUNION.

    Room Rate: Queen and King Room: $104.99 per night.

          Room rate does not include applicable taxes.  Room rate does include a full buffet breakfast for two people per room.  Each additional person in the room is an additional $11.39 for breakfast.  Please Specify: Two double beds or King Size Bed.

     

    Reunion attendees may reserve their rooms by calling the hotel’s FRONT DESK AT, 1(605)-343-8550.   A major credit card number will be required to secure your reservation.  Make sure you mention that you are making the reservation for the USS Washoe County LST 1165 Association Reunion.   Attendees must complete their room reservations no later than August 4, 2014 to receive the discounted room rate.

    If you have special requirements such as an accessible room or you need a refrigerator for medical reasons, please contact the hotel directly using the number listed above.

    Members and Associate Members are requested to contact any non-member and USS WASHOE COUNTY shipmates they know and encourage them to attend the reunion.  Memberships in the USS Washoe County LST 1165 Association is NOT required to attend the reunion.  Your friends and family members are always welcome.

    PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS AND REGISTRATION IS AUGUST 4, 2014!!!

     

    Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center

    211 North LaCrosse St. Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

    The Association Reunion Committee is looking forward to welcoming you all to our 2014 reunion in Rapid City, South Dakota. 

     

    TOURS AT 2014 REUNION

     

    USS WASHOE COUNTY LST 1165 ASSOCIATION

    2014 REUNION TOURS

    September 18, 2014

    Gold, Deadwood & Spearfish Canyon Tour (7Hours)

    $40

    Take a Black Hills Gold Factory Tour which offers “on the floor” up close and personnel jewelry tours with factory direct prices on Black Hills Gold Jewelry.  We will then travel to historic Deadwood for a 2 hour layover for gaming, meal break on your own and touring of downtown Deadwood.  Walk in the footsteps of our legends and release your inner outlaw in historic Deadwood.  Don’t forget to check out the # 10 Saloon where Wild Bill Hickok was shot while holding the “dead man’s hand”.  We will then finish your day with a scenic drive down Spearfish Canyon after viewing the Open Cut in Lead, SD. 

     

     

    Mount Rushmore & Fort Hayes Chuck Wagon Dinner Show Tour

               September 19, 2014 (12 Hours)

         $88

     We will head out for a perfect day tour of the Black Hills that will include a box lunch.  We will experience Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Needles Highway, Needles Eye Tunnel and the many scenic byways scattered throughout the Black Hills area.  We will then finish off your Wild West day at Ft. Hayes, the site of the Oscar award winning movie set, “Dances with Wolves”.  You will be able to browse the film set & South Dakota Film Museum and you will see the original buildings used in this popular Wild West movie.  Find the perfect souvenir at the Fort Hays Gift Shop.  We will end our day with a delicious Chuck wagon supper and live Cowboy music. We will be served BBQ Beef or chicken, chuck wagon potatoes, baked beans, biscuits, applesauce, old fashioned spice cake, cowboy coffee and tenderfoot lemonade.  Fort Hays Wranglers will take the stage to entertain you with the Black Hills most popular western music variety show! You will have a Hand Clappin’, Toe Tappin’, Foot Stompin’, Belly Shakin’ Laughter of a great time!  Family fun for everyone!  Bring your camera and take some pictures.  Fort Hays Wranglers CD's and other Wrangler gift ideas will be available in the gift shop. Bring your cowboy boots and hats.  Leave your guns at home!

     

     

     

    Click here Printable Registration Form

    Click here for the Plan of the Day

     

     

    Contact:

                  Dennis A Steenbergen

                  E-mail- dsteenbergen1165@gmail.com

                  Bernie La Fianza

                  E-mail: Oldsailorbj@aol.com