Turner Joy Shipmates:
Your Reunion Group EXCOM is in the process of planning a reunion in San Diego during the period
October 11-15. Since our beginning in 1990, we have normally scheduled for 3 days. As we have all added a few years, this year it was thought that we should include more free time in between activities. As many of you know who, have been regular attendees, having to be on the go each day is quite taxing. So, with an extra day you will be able to do as you please. There are many attractions in the area for those eager to explore. For those who wish to relax and visit with local friends and or shipmates, this will afford a little individual downtime.
We are hoping that this announcement will also reach shipmates who have never joined TJRG. We encourage you to join the Group and come to the Reunion. For members, we ask that you reach out to your shipmates. Except for the Covid period, we have enjoyed many gatherings at the ship and East Coast locales. Our East Coast shipmates have hosted great reunions away from Turner Joy.
A vote was taken shortly after the 2021 Reunion in Bremerton as to where 2023 should take place. In the past, any time that we were on the West Coast, we met at the ship in Bremerton. San Diego was always an option, but the ship was our home and She had the ‘votes’. 2023 will be San Diego.
TJRG members will receive a newsletter via e-mail or hard copy if you have previously requested such, in March or April. Those of you who have not joined the Group, please contact us and reconnect with your friends and shipmates. You will not be disappointed. As in the past, we will have an “Icebreaker” on Wed. after registration, Thursday is free day and late arrivals, Friday is a harbor dinner cruise. Saturday as we prepare to say goodbye, we will meet aboard the USS Midway flight deck for our Memorial Service in the morning before the ship opens to the public. Saturday evening our Banquet will be held aboard the Berkeley, a late 1800’s ferry that served San Fransisco for 60 years. If you see Clark Gable in the mist, it could be…. oh well…
As a member myself since our beginning, I can tell you that almost every time, someone new shows up that I have not seen since I left the ship in July of 1969. That goes for the most of us. So, mark your calendars. I’ll be there along with Jim Chester, our President and the rest of the Reunion Group Committee.
“ESSE QUAM VIDERI”
Tod Hale STG3 ’66/’69
Central Point, Or
541 840 0492