2019 Reunion Is Right Around The Corner-Book Your Hotel Room NOW

Fellow 31st Engineer Battalion Veterans:

Our 2019 reunion is on the horizon! Please make your hotel reservations now to take advantage of the special group rate at the Double Tree Hotel in Danvers, MA.

Call the hotel at (978) 777-2500. Be sure to identify yourself as being with the 31st Engineers Reunion to the reservation clerk.

There are two side excursions planned for this year’s reunion, pick one. Either choice is $50.00 per person.

As usual, we will have a grand banquet on Saturday night. There will be a full buffet with 5 entrees. Cost is $52.00 per person.

Pasted below is an information sheet with all the details on the excursions and the banquet, plus the Schedule & Agenda.

Association Dues for 2019-2020 are due at $25.00.

Either side excursion is $50.00 per person.

The banquet is $52.00 per person.

Make checks payable to: 31st CMBT ENGR ASSN

Mail check to:    Warren DuBois, 906 W. Virginia Avenue, Salem, MO 65560

Best Regards and See You There!

Louis Brown, (508) 294-5869

 

INFORMATION SHEET

31st Engineer Battalion Association 2019 Reunion 

Danvers, Massachusetts
October 3-6, 2019

GUEST ROOM ACCOMMODATIONS
Number and Type Single Double 3rd Person 4th Person
70 Rooms, King or Queen or Double

$139.00 +$15.00 +$15.00

Note: 1. Add 11.7% sales tax to listed rates.
Make your reservations ASAP (NLT 3 September 2019) by calling the hotel directly at (978) 777-2500 or book online
All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Cancellations must be done no later than 24 hours prior to arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee of first night’s charge and tax. Early Departure Fee. An early departure fee equal to one night’s room rate plus taxes will be charged unless you advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in the scheduled length of stay.

AIRPORTS & AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
Air service is available through Boston Logan Airport and the Manchester, New Hampshire airport. Southwest Airlines has service to both of these airports as do other major carriers.
The Logan Express shuttle provides non-stop ground service from Boston Logan Airport to the Peabody Logan Express terminal which is only a few minutes from our hotel. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle van to and from the Logan Express terminal from 8:00AM to 8:00PM. The Logan Express cost is $12.00 one way or $24.00 round trip.
There are many ground transportation options from the Manchester Regional Airport. The airport website has all the details. www.flymanchester.com.
(Note that the T.F. Green airport in Providence, R.I. will probably come up in Google or Expedia searches for Boston area airports. T.F. Green is located well south of the Boston metro area, while our hotel is on the North side of Boston. Travel through T.F. Green is not recommended).
DINNER GROUP OUTING – On the Agenda for Friday evening we are suggesting small group outings to the group’s choice from restaurants accessible by foot or by the hotel’s free area shuttle. Area restaurants offer almost any cuisine you might want. A list of nearby restaurants will be available at registration.

BANQUET MENU – The cost of the banquet for Saturday evening is $52.00 payable to our Treasurer Warren DuBois in advance. To whet your appetite, here’s the menu:

31st Engineer Battalion Association Reunion Banquet Buffet Menu

Mixed Salad Greens, Cucumbers, Shredded Carrots, Teardrop Tomatoes and Chef’s Choice of Dressings.
New England Apple Cider Infused Slaw
Old Fashioned Potato Salad with Chopped Hardboiled Eggs and Smoked Candied Bacon
Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon and Apple Barbeque Sauce
Portuguese Barbequed Beef Steak Kabobs
Samuel Adams and Orange Scented Jumbo Prawn Kabobs
Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Smoked Paprika Butter
Herb and Sweet Garlic Marinated Vegetable Kabobs
Honey Mustard Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
Steamed Locally Picked Sweet Corn with Butter
Maple and Cheddar Cornbread
Gourmet S’mores
Chocolate Decadence Cake with Whipped Cream
Coffee, Decaf and Hot Tea
There will be a cash bar at the banquet.

ORGANIZED SIDE TRIPS
The Boston area is filled with things to do and see. Unfortunately to do the area justice would require several months, which we do not have. Two organized side trips are planned for Saturday, October 5th. The cost for either one is $50.00.
The first trip is to the Minute Man National Historical Park in the Lexington-Concord area. This is where the first two engagements of the Revolutionary War were fought. If you’re interested in seeing where the Shot Heard around the World was fired and walking the Battle Road, this is
the trip for you. You can get more information at https://www.nps.gov/mima.

The second trip is to the newly opened American Heritage Museum. This new center has exhibits that cover WWI and WWII from beginning to end. The museum is operated by the Collings Foundation. I’ve been privileged to visit some of their other facilities and I can tell you they do a superior job. All you military history buffs out there, this trip is for you. Get more
information at www.americanheritagemuseum.org.
Busses will depart the hotel at 9:30 AM on the morning of October 5th and be returning around 3:00 PM.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS
 The city of Boston has excellent self-guided walking tours as well as guided tours available. Simply going to the Village Green at the city center will get you started.
 The Ferncroft Country Club and 18 hole Golf Course.
 CoCo Key Water Park.
 Alfalfa Farm. An historic farm that mixes New England charm with the best wine making technology.
 Village of Salem, with its history of ghosts, goblins and witches, plus the Peabody Essex Museum.
 The town of Gloucester.

2019-2020 DUES
$25.00 Association Dues for 2019-2020 are due.
Make checks payable to: 31st CBT ENGR BN ASSN.
Mail to: Warren DuBois, 906 W. Virginia Ave., Salem, MO. 65560.

 

SCHEDULE & AGENDA

31st Engineer Battalion Association Reunion, Danvers, Massachusetts
October 3-6, 2019

Thursday, 3 Oct 2019 
1:00 – 6:00 pm Arrival, check-in, registration, open time Lobby
6:00 – 7:00 pm Informal welcome orientation (1)Location TBD
7:00 – Dinner (no host) Hotel or off-site dining
3:00 pm – 12:00 am Leisure time – Informal (2) Location TBD

Friday, 4 Oct, 2019
6:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast Hotel or off-site dining
9:00 – 11:00 am General Meeting (3) North Shore A
11:00 –12:00 noon Open Time ———–
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch (no host) ———–
1:00 – 6:00 pm Open Time ———–
6:00 – 10:00 pm Dinner (Group Outings Proposed) Location TBD

Saturday, 5 Oct. 2019
6:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast Hotel or off-site dining
9:00 – 9:30 am General Meeting North Shore C
9:30 – 3:00 pm American Heritage Museum Excursion (4) Boston
9:30 – 3:00 pm Minute Man National Historical Park (4) Lexington-Concord
3:00 – 6:30 pm Open Time ———–
6:30 – 7:00 pm Group Photo TBD
7:00 – 9:00 pm Grand Banquet (5) North Shore B
Sunday, 6 Oct. 2019
6:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast Hotel or off-site dining
9:00 – 9:30 am Final Meeting North Shore C
9:30 – 11:00 am Open Time
12:00 noon Clear Hotel, Departure

Notes:
(1) & (3) – Orientation on agenda, visitor information, transportation, etc. Meetings are to provide info/updates
on events of the day; comments/feedback on previous day’s events and future Association activities, including site
of our 2021 reunion. Election of Director and Officers for 2019-2021 will be conducted at the 4 October Meeting.
(2) Hospitality Room operation 10:00 am til 12:00 mid-night on Friday and Saturday.
(4) Group/bus excursions to Lexington/Concord and the American Heritage Museum. Cost $50 per person..
(5) Banquet event will be held Saturday night with delicious entrees, salad, vegetables at a cost of $52 per
person. Make checks payable to: 31st CBT ENGR BN ASSN. Mail to Warren DuBois, 906 W. Virginia Ave., Salem, MO. 65560. Additionally, membership dues of $25 for 2019-2020 (2 yrs) are payable after Jan. 1, 2019 by submitting checks to Warren.