UPDATE

Updates for our Members, Family & Friends - March 14, 2020

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If you have not responded to the Milwaukee Reunion Poll
Please help us with your response as your answer is important to us

Brothers - VV 2/1 has scheduled our annual reunion this year for September 9th - 14th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We intend to hold the reunion, but we need your help. With concerns about the coronavirus we would like a firm head count of members who plan to attend the reunion. We planned a reunion for the same size as the 2019 San Diego Reunion (216 meals served). If members are reluctant to travel to this year's reunion we need to change the terms of our hotel contract to match realistic attendance numbers.

Kindly reply YES you will attend (Name and number of people) or NO you will not attend (Name only) by Monday March 23rd so we know how best to plan for this reunion. Detailed reunion information and itinerary will be posted by April 30th. Our goal is to have an enjoyable reunion, but your health and safety come first.

Thank you for your help.
Semper Fidelis - Tim Dunn, President

Please Respond:
YES (Name and number of people) or NO (Name Only)
Send by Monday March 23rd to:

Vinnie Burdziuk at webmaster@firstmarines.org

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