Naval Weather Service Association (NWSA)

 

 NAVAL WEATHER SERVICE ASSOCIATION

An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers

NWSA Reunion #44
New Orleans, Louisiana
Monday, 16th to Friday, 20th April 2018 

Reservations Going Slow

We Need to Have Registration Forms in ASAP,
for counts for Nat'l Museum WWII Tour and Final Evening's Banquet

If You're Staying at the Holiday Inn Downtown PLEASE Register NOW.
After March 15th We MayStart Losing Rooms at the $99 per night Rate.

Reunion #44 will be in New Orleans, LA on Monday April 16th to Friday April 20th 2018. New Orleans will be celebrating its Tricentennial Year in 2018, 1718 to 2018.

We will be staying at the Holiday Inn New Orleans - Downtown Superdome. Attendees should call the hotel directly at 504.581.1600 and refer to group code NWS. You can also call 1-800-HOLIDAY. If you encounter any problem making your reservation, ask for or call Ashley Hartman, Reservations Coordinator, at  504.581.1600 ext. 4102.

The room rates will be $99 per night, plus 15.75% tax. There is a $20 per night charge for parking in the Holiday Inn’s attached multi-level garage--make sure you get the $20 rate. The room rate of $99 is only effective from Monday 16 April through Thursday 19 April. The French Quarter Festival (http://fqfi.org/) is the 12th through 15th of April.  If you plan to arrive before the 16th the hotel rate is $149.00 plus tax.  Navy Week (https://www.tallshipsnola2018.com/about/nola-navy-week-2018/) is scheduled for April 19th through 22nd.  If you plan to stay beyond the 20th the room rate is $129.00 per night. 

At our reunion committee meeting on March 27th, due to the low member registration, we voted not to offer up a free room.  In order to offer a free room, we had to have 30 rooms booked and we have only 19.  With this few we couldn't justify giving out a free room.  We are also not offering the $5.00 room raffle.  We will still have the 50-50  drawing. So, complete your registration form (below) and get it in NOW!


As of April 7th

For those arriving/departing by airline, a shuttle service is available at:

At this website you can book your arriving and departing shuttle rides in advance. Rates are $44 per person roundtrip or $24 one way. Please book the shuttle at least 24 hrs before arrival time. You can also change a booked reservation at the website above. Here is a diagram of the New Orleans airport and its baggage claim areas, along with a phone number of the Airport Shuttle:

Many attractions, e.g., the French Quarter, are within a 4 to 6 block walk from the hotel. New Orleans has a clean, nostalgic streetcar system, which you can use for only $3, plus transfer, to tour much of the city’s attractions, e.g. Garden District, Canal Street, Jackson Square.

 

The only reunion activity scheduled will be a tour, movie and live luncheon show at the National World War II Museum. The live luncheon show is similar to the Bob Hope USO Shows. The show we will be watching is a Frank Sinatra salute. Transportation to and from the museum will be provided.


TIME TO SEND IN YOUR #44 REUNION BOOKLET ADVERTISEMENTS

Reunion #44 promises to be a reunion to remember, but to pull it off we need sponsors. Each Chapter can help by buying an ad in the one-of-a-kind Reunion Booklet. A business card size ad will run $10. If you have a small business, this is a good buy. We would like to see those with businesses sign up for the $10 business ad, or just a comment on a personal level. A quarter page ad will cost $20. Half page advertisements are $40 and a full page ad is $80. Most Chapters get full page ads, which is appreciated. Please send your advertisement and payment to:


NWSA 44

c/o LCDR Dennis Maljevac, USN RET

730 Mozingo Lane

Pensacola, FL 32514


FrenchQuarter Festival will be the weekend before Reunion #44. During the French Quarter Festival, food, drink, music and merchandise booths are set up in the Quarter and you can browse and buy at your leisure. There is no entrance fee. Navy Week in New Orleans follows the reunion, April 19th through the 22nd. The theme of 2018’s Navy Week is “The Tall Ships are Coming”. A schedule and tickets can be found athttps://www.tallshipsnola2018.com/our-events/event-schedule/


A number of other activities reunion attendees may want to do on their own (These are not formal, approved  recommendations by the NWSA or Reunion #44 committee, just suggestions):


PT-305

http://pt305.org/

The Ride of a Lifetime


City Sightseeing Double-Decker Bus


Paddlewheeler Creole Queen 


Steamboat Natchez

Day and Evening Jazz Cruises


GrayLine Sightseeing Tours

City, Plantation and Swamp Tours


Jean Lafitte Swamp & Airboat Tours


Pirates of the Quarter

https://piratesofthequarter.com/

Guided Walking Tours of the French Quarter


NOLA (Walking) Tour Guy

http://www.nolatourguy.com/


New Orleans Baby Cakes Baseball

http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t588

  Florida Marlins Farm Team


K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen 

 http://www.kpauls.com/


Red Fish Grill

http://www.redfishgrill.com/


The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant

http://www.courtoftwosisters.com/


Dave & Buster's

https://www.daveandbusters.com/locations/new-orleans


Fulton Alley -- Food, Fun & Games

http://www.fultonalley.com/


We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Reunion in the “Big Easy”, celebrating the NWSA’s 44th Reunion and New Orleans’ 300th year.


Laissez Les Bon NWSA Temps Rouler
 (Let the Good NWSA Times Roll)

Gary Cox, Reunion 44 Chairman, assisted admirably by Libby and Pat O'Brien and the Pensacola Chapter 



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