The following Information is provide about the Association's next Reunion...
Reunions Update Page
Click FrancisMarionHotel Square Map Overlook and Google Street View
Once Again, Shipmates, you are going to LOVE this Venue!!! Click Street View and the Video
to take a Walk-About
The Official USS Hancock Reunion Information will be added as soon as the Web Tender gets the Information...
Update #1: From President Dennis Flynn... "I have the dates and where it is along with the Hotel
and the room rate. As far as any tours, Armed Forces Reunions handles all that and they will not have the
tours and dates until they work out all the available dates and then they can schedule them. That is the only way
they can set them up as some tours may not be available on the date but maybe the next day so no schedule till
they work that out and it will be much closer to the official reunion which will not take place till August of
2020 so I can't be expected to provide any more on that for awhile which is set in place within 9 or 10 months
of the reunion, so I will supply Jake the Information as I get it, and Post it to this Reunion Update Page.
Links are on the Reunions Page as well as on the Home Page Marquee. Come back often and watch for further Updates.
Dennis Flynn: "What I do have is the dates the reunion will be held in Charleston, South Carolina
at the Francis Marion Hotel and it will be held from Sunday August 30 ( which is a check in day and socializing
day many members usualy come in mid to late afternoon on the first day since check in is usually around 4:00 PM)
and the reunion will go through Thursday the 3rd of September. Jake has placed a Countdown Timer on the
Reunion Page, so you can check with that as often as you like.
"There is parking in a City owned garage next door to the hotel (about 75 feet) and the rate there
is $25.00 a day for Valet parking or $20.00 a day for self parking.
"The room rates we were able to negotiate is $ 109.00 a day which is only $ 10.00 more than it was 12
years ago at our last reunion there. I have attached a .Photo below, which shows the description of the hotel
and a short history. The web site for the hotel is at the top of the page which Link is http://www.francismarionhotel.com/ (which loads extraneously), and any member can
browse through the photos of this grand hotel.
What we are working on for tours so far is definitely a tour of the USS Hancock's Sister Ship, the USS Yorktown CV-10 at Patriots
Point there is also a Destroyer and Submarine there. The Destroyer is the USS Laffey DD-724 which was named
"The Ship That Would Not Die". She has quite a battle history at Okinawa April 16, 1945 and is well worth
looking up on the internet or reading the book The ship that would not die. There are several Plantation tours
we are looking at and of course a Dinner Harbor tour which is much better than the ones we have experienced with
actual room to dine without sitting on your partner's lap. There is a Fort Sumpter tour also."
Regarding the Mini-Reunion which was held last Year (2019), It was an Instant Replay of the Mini-Reunion
in 2014! Max Pate & Lester Self gave the V-2 Arresting Gear Crew and all other Hancock Sailors a Reunion on
par with the Bi-Annual Reunions. They weould be excellent sources for how to have your own Mini-Reunion. You can
find their emails in the Alpha Roster.
There is no Mini Reunions scheduled in 2020. If you are planning to have one, please keep the Web Tender in
your Email List (firstname.lastname@example.org).
While we are waiting, let's all try to find other Hancock Sailors who aren't a member of the Association yet and
send them a Registration Form Here and a Friendly
invite. If you are on Facebook(r), invite them Here
and also Here (The two Major USS Hancock
Groups on Facebook).
Stay Tuned, Well, and Supportive! Check on your Membership to be sure it is Up-to-date.
This is for those who have Basic Bi-Annual Membership. That Information can be found on the Mailing Label of the
most Recent Hannah News. If you are Registered to get only the Hannah News, Online Edition, also known as the HNEE,
Expiration Date info is not available for individuals who read the eBook Version. You will need to send an Email
to Pete Cole at email@example.com
The USS Hancock Association Board Members,
Please visit our Association Officers Page Here.
Update: 21 March 2020
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