USS Eugene A. Greene Association Reunion News

 

USS Eugene A. Greene (DD/DDR/711)

 

Ramada Philadelphia Airport, Essington, Pennsylvania

September 14 18, 2011

 

The tenth USS Greene Association Reunion began on Wednesday with Registration and on open Hospitality Room hosted by Jack and Linda Plasterer. Seventy-two persons registered for the Reunion. On Thursday the scheduled tours began with a visit to the Battleship New Jersey, lunch at Reading Terminal Market and a tour of Philadelphia with stops at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Christ Church. Friday we toured Longwood Gardens and Valley Forge National Park. In the evening Zac and Carol Zacamy presented a Philadelphia Mummers String Band to entertain the group.

Saturday started with the Business Meeting. It was decided that the next Reunion will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in September 2013. Glenn and Laverne Herman volunteered to host the Reunion. Members voted to make donations to U.S. Navy Memorial Association, Tin Can Sailors and Gold Star Mothers.

The Saturday Banquet began with a sing-a-long with Bob Clark playing the piano. Rick Roy herded the guests for a wonderful group picture. After a delicious dinner Martin Deeney presented a moving U.S. Navy slide show. The banquet concluded with an opportunity raffle that ended with many lucky winners.  

Sunday was the conclusion of the Reunion and a collection of memories to take home. Once again it was time for a fond farewell.  All are looking forward the 2013 Reunion.

 

Robert J. Clark