Reunion Welcome letter


Welcome to the Tenth Caribou Association Reunion!

We hope this will be the best reunion yet.  We know you are going to enjoy Arizona with your old friends and the new ones you'll make here. The earliest DoubleTree Suites check-in time is 1500 hours (or 3pm civilian time) each day.  The latest checkout time on your last day is noon.


One of the things that we want to do is take your picture sometime during the reunion -- hopefully at registration.  If we missed you at registration, please stop by the hospitality area and remind us to get you picture. We also hope to take a group picture sometime -- probably at the conclusion of the business meeting.  Some of these pictures will be placed on our Caribou Association website, so smile for the camera.


During the registration please confirm any tours that you wish to take as a part of our group.  If we go together to the areas of interest we can get group rates at most places.  The meeting times to depart for the tours will be posted. We will have brochures available on the various Tucson area sites of interest and maps or directions on how to drive to them. 


The Friday bus all-day trip that will tour the Davis Monthan AMARC (boneyard), Tubac, Nogales, Mexico (lunch included), and if time allows, on the return trip stop by the San Xavier Mission.  The total cost of this trip is $43.50 per person.  Most have prepaid the $40 for the trip, but the AMARC portion was an add-on that adds-on another $3.50 per person.  Please pay for this at registration.  We have a large bus and should be able to accommodate up to six more last minute passengers.


At registration we plan to distribute known proposals or motions that will be presented in the Saturday afternoon's business meeting.  The proposals/motions are presented for your review so that you can think about them and talk with the authors and other members before the meeting.  We hope that the advance information will improve the efficiency of the meeting.  We encourage, but do not require that motions be written.  By having them written they will probably be better organized and have support information to make them better understood. Also, with them written down, they can be given to the secretary for ease of entry into the meeting record after you've made the motion.


Please give favorable consideration to contributing your service to the Association.  We have some positions available on both the staff and the board.  As explained in the newsletter, we do most of our business via the internet email therefore having computer and a modem is a requirement.  If you have a computer we can arrange for an email account that wouldn't cost you anything.  Please speak to any of the present association officers or board members to learn about the involvement.

The following is the preliminary schedule for the reunion:


4 to 6 pm -- Reception in the "War Room" hospitality suites area (rooms 244/245).

6 pm -- Meeting to pair up drivers for tonight's restaurants and Friday tours

Afterward -- Dinner at the restaurants of you choice

6:30 to 8:30pm -- Hospitality suite will be closed during dinner period

8:30 to closing -- Hospitality suite with honor bar will be open


            6:00 -- Complimentary breakfast in the hotel begins 

            8:15 - 8:35 am -- Board the bus for the day trip to DM/Nogales/Tubac/San Xavier

            8:30 -- Meet in the hospitality suite to pair up for the drive to Sabino Canyon tour

                            Options after the morning tour and lunch would be to:

      a do the PIMA and /or  the AMARC tours in the afternoon, or

      a the ladies might want to do some window shopping (leave your
           money and credit cards with your husbands) at a nearby
           upscale shopping center, or

       atour the down town historical/art area 

9:00 -- Meet in the hospitality suite to pair up for the drive to the PIMA Air & Space Museum -- note: the PIMA organization personnel coordinate Davis-Monthan's AMARC tours, in addition to their museum tours.

PIMA  opens at 9:00 then there are 2 hour walking tour which begins at  10:15 and 1:15 -- there are narrated tram tours for an additional $3.00 per person.

AMARC (boneyard) tours depart at 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:15 -- Note: a photo ID as on you license is required to take this tour which is on Davis Monthan AFB. 

       Other options of other places in the afternoon would be to:

      aTitan Missile Museum

      aLiving Desert Museum

3:00 to 7:00 -- Hospitality suite and honor bar open (registration of those arriving today)

7:00 to 8:30 -- Hospitality suite and honor bar closed for dinner and restocking

8:30 to closing -- Hospitality suite and honor bar open.  A brief meeting will take place at 8:45 for any announcements and to coordinate driving for tours on Saturday


6:00 -- Complimentary breakfast in the hotel begins 

7:45 -- Meet in the hospitality suite to pair up for the drive to the Living Desert Museum

8:30 -- Meet in the hospitality suite to pair up for the PIMA Air & Space Museum or   other sites of interest

1:30 -- Spouses meet in the hospitality suite to pair up for traveling to wherever is decided for the afternoon

1:45 -- Members assemble for the business meeting (Catillina Room)

2:00 -- Business meeting begins for the members

6:00 -- Assemble for a group picture (place announced at the business meeting)

6:10-- Enter the banquet room (Catillina Room)

6:25 -- Dinner announcements

6:30 -- Dinner begins (the memorial service will take place as the last item after dinner)



29 Jan 2000 02:51 PM