Reunion 2022 News

Philadelphia, PA

Details are still being worked out.

 

   As you know, the COVID19 situation has turned things upside down. As a result, the CARVER Reunion Committee has rescheduled the CARVER reunion to late 2022 - we are expecting to use the following dates, September 15 - 17, 2022; awaiting confirmation from the hotel.

For those that already paid via check, please let Bart Moore know if you would like to have the check deposited and held for the rescheduled reunion or to cancel the check.

If you already made room reservations at the casino for the 2021 reunion, you will need to cancel tremor you may be charged.

Message below from past Reunion Committee President, Bill Vasquez:

The theme for our Carver Reunion 2021 was originally twofold. First, it was to celebrate our 10th get-together, and second, it was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our first reunion. Today, I am asking that we add a third theme in memory of Mike Brown who passed on in early 2020. Until his death, Mike was right in there driving hard to get our reunion together - just as he did for all reunions since our first one in 1996.

On patrol, Mike was always active in "halfway Night" and other fun activities, so it was natural that he would be a key player in our reunion activities. He and I and our reunion committee successfully pulled seven reunions together - and Mike was always the driving force.

Mike was always creative, diligent, and persistent. He would creatively come up with an entire reunion program, including receptions, banquets, breakout sessions, and tours. Then he would diligently seek out participants, venues, providers, speakers, and even entertainment to support his program. Finally, he would then fill in any gaps by focusing on details like brochures, gifts, snacks, and even things like table centerpieces. All this time, I would be his "straight man" doing whatever I could to help.

So, to sum up, Mike was pivotal in bringing our reunions to where they are today and it is with a hand salute that I wish him "fair winds and following seas". At Reunion 2022, Let's make sure we acknowledge all that Mike did to make Carver Reunions "The Best in the Fleet!"

Thank you,

CARVER Reunion Committee.

  • Thursday - 9/15/22: Basic meet & greet.

  • Friday - 9/16/22: Tours.

  • Saturday - 9/17/22: Morning - Breakouts Evening - Reunion Dinner.

Proposed Ground Zero for the Reunion:
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 1st Ave
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Hotel Information/Registration

A. RESERVATION METHOD

Individual Call In: Individuals can contact Hotel directly at 610-354-8118 for reservations. The Valley Forge Casino Resort has two separate hotel tower names. Please instruct your guests to ask for the USS George Washington Carver Association Room Block specifically in the Valley Tower when making their reservations. In order to expedite check-in, we request all reservations include the following information:

* Arrival and departure dates
* Guest Room Tower (VALLEY TOWER)
* Room Preference, based off availability
* Credit card type, number and expiration date to be used for payment
* Current address, phone & email information
* Number of guests

B. GUARANTEED RESERVATIONS

All Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and accompanied by a first night’s room deposit including sales and occupancy tax. Deposits will be charged to the credit card provided to guarantee the room at the time the reservation is made. All guaranteed reservations must be cancelled 3 days prior to arrival to avoid the forfeiting of the first night’s room and tax deposit.

C. ROOM RATES

Rates for the Room Block up until the Cut-Off Date are as follows:

SINGLE (1 PERSON) $138.95 inclusive of guestroom tax, food and beverage tax, & service charge. Lafayette buffet breakfast with whole fruit included for (1) each morning.

DOUBLE (2 PEOPLE) $158.00 inclusive of guestroom tax, food and beverage tax, & service charge. Lafayette buffet breakfast with whole fruit included for (2) each morning.

All guestroom rates are subject to the current state & local occupancy tax of 6% and 4% per room plus any additional taxes or fees that may be owed at the time the rooms are occupied. Tax rates are subject to change without notice.

Payment

A down payment of $80 per person is required to hold a place for you and each of your guests. Instead of a down payment of $80, you may pay the complete cost of the reunion per person now if you choose.

Registration Cost Per Person:

CASH/Check

Reunion & Basic Tours: $165
Reunion, Basic Tours & Battleship: $185

Credit

Reunion & Basic Tours: $170
Reunion, Basic Tours & Battleship: $190

Note: A small fee will be charged for processing.

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