The 2022 reunion will be held in Savannah, GA, from Sunday, October 9th, 2022, with our Hospitality Suite opening at 4:00 p.m., followed at 7:00 p.m.by a Welcome reception. A Chinese Auction will be held at the reception, with proceeds providing supplies for our hospitality room. Each attendee is requested to bring a donation with NO white elephants please. A hot Savannah style buffet is planned for Sunday night with an open bar beginning at 6:30.
The reunion will end with departures on Wednesday morning, October 12th.
Monday: (Oct. 10th) A guided tour of the old and new Savannah. After the tour a narrated cruise on a river paddle wheeler for a rich Southern lunch (provided). Leisure time to explore the wealth of specialty shops is available after the cruise. Our trolley can return you to the hotel. Dinner (independent menu selections) will be at Paula Deen's "The Lady and Sons" at 6 p.m.
Tuesday: (Oct. 11th) Independent time for touring or a guided tour of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. At 4:00 p.m. our annual membership meeting in the hospitality suite. At 7:00 p.m. our Remembrance Ceremony and banquet. A superb guest speaker from the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.
To attend the reunion, you must be a member in good standing of the USS WILLARD KEITH REUNION ASSOCIATION. The attached sign-up form, with your check for this year's subscription of $25.00, should be received by Paul Goldberg (Treasurer), no later than September 1st, 2022.
Hotel: Our base for the reunion will be the Best Western Premier, 103 San Drive, Pooler, GA 31322 Phone (912) 330-5100. The following applies for our reunion only:
⦁ a nightly rate of $129.00 per night plus applicable taxes has been established for our reunion; request the USS Willard Keith Reunion rate when booking your reservation. This rate is applicable for up to two guests in each room. This room rate is applicable 3 days before and 3 days after our reunion. We have blocked 20 rooms until September 1st. but we recommend that you book early as this hotel is continually sold out of rooms.
⦁ Inclusive of a hot breakfast buffet to be served for up to two guests per room.
⦁ Complimentary WiFi; hotel parking; and Airport Shuttle to and from Savannah/HiltonHead
International Airport (SAV) and area attractions within a five-mile radius. For those needing
airport pick-up by the hotel, please coordinate with the hotel when making your reservations
and ensure the hotel is notified of travel changes.
⦁ The hotel front desk will provide directions to our Hospitality Room which will open at 4 pm
on Sunday, October 9th.
⦁ Hot breakfasts will be served daily from 7:00 to 9:00 am.
Our point of contact for all things in Savannah, and its surroundings, is Kim Webster at: 1-912 644-6471 or [email protected] She recommends the following web sites when considering things to do during your stay in Savannah:
Information for getting around in Savannah: https://www.visitsavannah.com/getting-around
Tour and Excursions: https://www.visitsavannah.com/tours-excursions
The Savannah Airport offers regular flights to more than 31 non-stop destinations. Here is a link for reference. https://www.visitsavannah.com/getting-here
We look forward to seeing you.
Joe Mitchell, Mike McHenry, Jerry Hansen
Board of Directors
USS Willard Keith Reunion Association