Caribou Association

The 2009 Reunion



September 2nd thru September 6th Branson, Missouri

The Straight Scoop

The Official Reunion Flyer

List of Attendees and Other Useful Information

Place: The Lodge of the Ozarks, 3431 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616 (  The hotel has 190 guest rooms with the usual amenities.  Our War Room is the Club Vegas on the main floor.  Rafters restaurant, also on the main floor, will be available for meals that are not on the agenda. A wide variety of restaurants and fast food places are within walking distance. Hotel Reservations: The room block is under “C-7A Caribou Group” ($99.40/night inclusive of taxes). To reserve a room, call 877-327-9894. Identify yourself with the Association so that you get our special room rate and the Association gets credit for the reservation (our prices are contingent upon meeting certain minimum registration requirements). Please note that hotel reservations are the responsibility of the attendee and are not included in any fees paid to the Association. Hotel Check In: The check in time is 3:00 PM or later, but we are working to try to get that moved up. Unless the hotel is full the night before, some rooms may be available a little earlier.

Weather: The historical averages for September are highs of 82 degrees F, lows of 55 degrees, and monthly rainfall of 4.2 inches.


  • By Car: Branson is on U.S. Route 65 and the hotel is west of the highway.

  • By Commercial Air: Branson’s new airport opens in May or you can fly into Springfield, MO which is 40 miles north of Branson.  Rental cars, taxi service, and shuttle bus service are available.

Reunion Registration: Note that items on the registration form (coming soon) in bold type are required items to register. Register for the reunion with Pam Brown of Gatherings Plus (417-338- 4048) with final payment due August 2. There will be a 90% refund for individuals who cancel by August 23.  No refunds can be made after that date. Note that this is our first reunion with a professional planning service and that the checks you send to Pam Brown eventually end up in the hands of the Association.  Cancellations must be made by phone and authorized by a representative of “Gatherings Plus.”  Upon arrival you will pick up your nametag and registration package at the reunion table.  If you do not pre-register, every effort will be made to accommodate last minute arrivals, but we cannot guarantee the availability of an event due to varying prior-notice requirements for transportation, tickets, and 72 hour advance meal counts.  Registration will take place from noon to 4:00 PM on 2 September in the hotel lobby. For those who will not be arriving in that time period, just seek out the War Room and someone will take care of you.  If you arrive before noon, come on in and help with War Room setup! The War Room is large and will accommodate 300 people. It will be outfitted with tables to sit around and catch up with old acquaintances.  It will open at noon on 2 September, closing at 11:00 PM, and then be available from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM on 3 September through 5 September and from 7:00 AM until noon on 6 September.  Exception: During periods when reunion attendees are away at “off-campus” events, e.g., shows, tours, banquet, the War Room will be closed (locked up) unless an Association volunteer agrees to act as War Room monitor. The Caribou Association – not the Lodge of the Ozarks – will be responsible for War Room security throughout the reunion.

Breakfast: On 3 through 6 September, a Continental Breakfast of coffee, Danish, and assorted juices will be available.

Activities: The following (optional) shows and activities are planned: reception, Clay Cooper Country Music Express, #1 Hits of the 60’s (added to their schedule in response to our request - y’all come), Dixie Stampede dinner and show, Ride the Ducks, Legends in Concert, Showboat Branson Belle (cruise with dinner and show), Shopping (for the Ladies), 50’s At the Hop, Reunion Banquet. Reunion Flyer (with registration form) will have details and schedule. It will be mailed early in June.  There will be more detailed information on these activities posted here as soon as I can get it.


Brochures for the optional events

(These are large PDF files and each opens in a new window.)

Showboat Branson Belle Clay Cooper
#1 Hits of the 60s Dixie Stampede
Ride the Ducks Veterans Memorial Museum
Tanger Outlets  


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