the USS Charles S. Sperry DD697 ASSOCIATION

2017 Reunion

April 20-23, 2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2017!!!!!!!!

 

 

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 Grand Plaza Hotel

245 N Wildwood Dr.

Branson, Mo 65616

 

            

At the 2016 Reunion in Norfolk, VA, the members present voted to have the 2017 reunion in Branson, MO. We will be staying at The Grand Plaza Hotel located @ 245 N Wildwood Drive, Branson, MO, just north of the main drag (Hwy 76) and in close proximity to lots of Branson attractions and shopping.

For reservations, call the hotel directly: (800) 850-6646 or (417) 336-6646. Please mention that you are with the “USS Charles S. Sperry Reunion” TO GET THE REUNION RATE, which is good 3 days prior and 3 days after. Check out their web site HERE for local attractions.

The Springfield-Branson International Airport is 55 miles away, but there is no free shuttle to Branson. Therefore, our remedy for this is that a couple of our members will be there in advance with a rented 15-passenger van to help get attendees from and to the airport. Anyone flying in, and not planning to rent a car, needs to contact us as soon as they make their flight arrangements to let us know their flight information so we can plan our trips to Springfield to pick them up. We will maintain a spreadsheet and need names, flight numbers, arrival times, arriving from, and cell phone numbers in case we need to make contact. We will provide names and cell phone numbers of drivers when we get attendees’ flight information.

 

2017 REUNION REGISTRATION FORM IS AVAILABLE  HERE TO PRINT OUT.

2017 REUNION DAILY SCHEDULE IS NOT YET AVAILABLE TO PRINT OUT

Find THE GRAND PLAZA HOTEL WITH Google Maps HERE

Find THE GRAND PLAZA HOTEL WITH WITH BING MAPS HERE  

 

We had a very special 2016 reunion in Norfolk. It was our fourth visit, and the site of our very first Sperry reunion. We had several ‘first timers’, and the special treat of having Admiral James A. ‘Ace’ Lyons (our 15th CO 68-69) and his lovely wife, Renée, join us for the first time.

We had a great time with our last reunion in Branson in 2006 and we hope that you will join us this time. On Friday, there are plans for a group tour of Branson and a dinner cruise on the Branson Belle.

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER ASAP, BUT BEFORE MARCH 15, 2017 HOTEL REGISTRATION DEADLINE.

There are many other attractions and opportunities in Branson to check out, as well.    

ALSO: IF YOU HAVE CRUISE BOOKS OR PICTURES OF YOUR TIME ABOARD THE SPERRY THAT YOU WOULD ALLOW US TO POST ON THE WEBSITE FOR OTHERS TO ENJOY, BE SURE TO BRING THEM ALONG OR CONTACT THE WEBMASTER HERE TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET THEM FROM YOU.

For ALL OTHER inquiries about the 2017 reunion schedule or other information, Please email:

Gary Chesser

Email: HERE