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 
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. Arrangements are still on-going with details and prices, e.g., tour and banquet, still being finalized. Attendees can call 1-800-HOLIDAY and refer to group code NWS. 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. 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. For those arriving/departing by airline, a shuttle service is available at:

Airport Shuttle NewOrleans

http://www.airportshuttleneworleans.com/

At this website you can book your arriving and departing shuttle rides in advance. Rates are $44 per person roundtrip or $24 one way.

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.


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 at: https://www.tallshipsnola2018.com/our-events/event-schedule/


A few other activities reunion attendees may want to do on their own:


City Sightseeing Double-Decker Bus


Paddlewheeler Creole Queen 


Jean Lafitte Swamp & Airboat Tours

 

As with the San Antonio reunion, we are providing an additional incentive to register early. For those registering prior to February 1st, 2018, there will be a drawing for a free room. This does not take the place of the traditional free room raffle. We will still have that raffle plus the 50-5drawing. So, complete your registration form (below) and get it in early!. 


Reunion #44 Registration Form

 

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