NAFTS 2018 REUNION
October 24-28, 2018 in Baton Rouge, LA
Welcome to Baton Rouge!
Baton Rouge here we come ready or not! The dates are now set for Wednesday, October 24 – Sunday, October 28, 2018. We will be staying at the Embassy Suites Baton Rouge, 4914 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808 where every two-room suite features a private living room, flat-screen TVs and a separate bedroom. Enjoy a free made-to-order breakfast every morning which includes a cook-to-order egg/omelet station. Snacks and drinks are complimentary every night from 5:30 to 7:30 during an Evening Reception. Our rate will be $119.00 plus tax of 14%. This rate is good three (3) days prior to and following the reunion, on a space available basis. This means if you want to come early or stay later, call and make your reservations as soon as possible. The hotel’s phone number is (225) 924-6566. Rates quoted are per night, and includes a full hot breakfast buffet for up to two guests per room. If you are coming to the reunion but are not staying at the hotel, you must pay for your breakfast. Self-parking is free and airport transportation will be free and is available through the hotel who contracts with Uber.
Our reunion will also have some great tours planned: for Thursday (90 minute Swamp Tour boat ride), Friday (a day in New Orleans where we will have free time in the French Quarter for shopping & lunch on your own, and a visit to the World War II Museum where they have the IMAX Theater and lots of information about the Higgins Boats – with a step-on guide), and Saturday morning after our General Meeting (Capital Park Museum, the USS Kidd Veterans Museum, and the Old and New State Capital – again, with a step-on guide). Additionally, we are setting aside Thursday/Friday evenings so we can have individual ship gatherings.
I am working on a Plan of the Week and will be including the registration form in the July edition of the Towline; as well as online here. We will have hospitality space on the 1st floor of the hotel which will allow us to bring in our own snacks, drinks, and alcoholic beverages. We also have a space (OUTDOORS) to hold our now famous Limburger Cheese Social, which we will plan on having Thursday afternoon following our Swamp Tour. Nothing like bringing a little bit of the swamp back to the hotel!!
I am also still working on our Saturday night banquet dinner which will be preceded by photographs by Classic Imaging and followed by our annual raffle and 50/50 drawing. Afterwards, I am working to have a local band for some entertainment and dancing.
Now is a good time to start thinking about what you want to bring to the NAFTS 2018 reunion’s raffle table, this is our fun/fund raiser each year and we need your help to make it a great success. If you can’t attend, but you want to send a raffle donation, please call me, and I will tell you where to send it so that it can get to the reunion. My number is (803) 847-9154 or you can email me at: email@example.com.
SEE YOU IN BATON ROUGE!!!