USS HANCOCK CV/CVA-19 ASSOCIATION
From the Hannah News
President's Message - September 2014
Volume 31 - Number 4 - June 2020
Can Do - Do Now!
There's not much good in bad news, so we will give you the good news first. The "bi-annual" Hancock Reunion,
for the first time, will be a "tri-annual" Reunion. Mark your calendars for Sunday,
August 29-to-Friday, September
3, 2021. Guests must check-out on Friday, September 3. The annual banquet
will be Thursday evening, September 2.
The excellent news is that the Reunion
is still in Charleston, South Carolina, and hotel rates remain at $109 per night. Early bird registrants may check
in on August 27 or 28 for the same price.
The coronavirus crimped our lives and forced us to alter plans for the bi-annual Reunion. That's the bad news.
The good news is that the hotel and our tour guide assistant worked with us to move the dates forward. Even more
good news results from being able to keep our association members safe, because now you all can avoid travel and
tight-knit groups during this life-changing COVID-19 international experience.
The tours scheduled for this year will remain relatively the same in 2021. We'll be able to firm up the tours and
entertainment as we move into 2021. So stay tuned.
Above all, reserve August 27-September 2, 2021,
and plan for a great reunion with shipmates and friends.
Another bit of good news is that
this postponement gives each of you time to contact other association members and urge them to attend. Now you
also will have the opportunity to contact shipmates who are not members of the Hancock Association and let them
know all the benefits of membership. For incredibly reasonable dues, they'll have a chance to get reacquainted
with shipmates whom they have not seen for years, plus share memories and laughs with new-found friends.
For example, Hector Esparza, our shipmate from the Marine Detachment, found two men who already became members
of our association. Maybe we'll have to set up a special table for the Marines.
Each one bring one. Let's make that our mantra for 2021. If each of you will find someone new to join the Hancock
Association, we can have a blow-out Reunion in 2021. Meanwhile, we Navy guys can "adapt and overcome."
Stay safe. Be thankful for your health. We will carry on.
Dennis E. Flynn President USS Hancock Association 2018-2020
Take care and have a great Summer,
Edition added 21 July 2020
Our news editor Paula Schumacher is always looking for new interesting articles for the Hannah news. If you come across
any fascinating articles, or wish to submit your own "Sea Story", please forward them to her here...
816/809-3847 | To Submit News/Articles, etc.