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Calling All USS Bergall Crew, Family and Friends!

There's a reunion underway September 15-19, 2004 in Saratoga Springs, NY!
Make this a reunion to remember... get off your butt and get with your friends!
Look who's on the LIST! (check it for friends attending!)

 The Bergall Association’s 2004 Reunion is being held this year in Saratoga Springs, NY in conjunction with the Annual USSVI Convention September 15-19, 2004. We, again, have a Hospitality Suite, located in room 458 at the Prime Hotel, the Convention Home Site.
 

Wanna Play Golf with fellow Bergall Golf Pros?
Dick Fiske, Pat Murphy and Tom Stratton are looking for a fourth or fifth or... to golf on either the 15th, 16th, or 17th.
These hackers may take days to complete the front nine... On Friday, Carl and Marge Weber are going to show these guys how it's done... it should be a great show!   Come on out!!!   If you can't hit the ball don't worry... neither can we... but we sure have fun threatening the darned thing and the squirrels, birds and fellow golfers and...!
SIGN UP for the infamous, widely reported, 1st Annual Bergall Skins Game

We hope you will join us for another year of sea stories from the ‘40s, 50s, 60s, ‘70s, '80s and '90s and honest to God truths that wives just don’t seem to believe.       Don Basham, President-Bergall Association.

For Convention information and registration, see the bottom of the page!!!

WHEN: September 15-19, 2004
WHERE: (Primary) The PRIME HOTEL
Toll Free: 866-937-7746
Local: 518-584-4000
www.primehotelsandresorts.com/

The Bergall Hospitality Suite is at the Prime Hotel, room 458.
Come and enjoy your friends at our "new crew's mess"...

Sodas, Snacks, Beer and Booze will be found... if you are particular, bring your own... and we'll share it with ya!

SECONDARY HOTELS
MARRIOT COURTYARD
1-800-321-2211.
Room rate is $119 per night.
Reference the Sub Vets for discount!
Code is Sub A for a King Size
Sub B for two Queens.
ST. CHARLES MOTEL
(near Holiday Inn)
Toll Free: 518-584-2050
$55/$65
TURF AND SPA MOTEL
Toll Free: 800-972-1229
Local: 518-584-2550
www.saratogaturfandspa.com
$75
HOLIDAY INN
Boat Reunion Headquarters
Toll Free: 800-465-4329
Local: 518-584-4550
www.spa-hi.com
$119/$119
ST. FRANCIS MOTEL
(near Holiday Inn)
Local: 518-584-1275
$75.00 (2-2 bedroom
apartment 100/150)
GRAND UNION MOTEL
Local: 518-584-9000
www.grandunionmotel.com
$97/$97
HILTON GARDEN INN
Toll Free: 800-445-8667
Local: 518-587-1500
www.saratogasprings.gardeninn.com
$124/$124
 
THE SPRINGS MOTEL
(near Holiday Inn)
Local: 518-584-6336
www.springsmotel.com
$70/$70
GIDEON PUTNAM HOTEL
Toll Free: 800-732-1560
http://www.gideonputnam.com
$132/$132
COMMUNITY COURT MOTEL
(next to Holiday Inn)
Toll Free: 888-322-7856
Local: 518-584-6666
www.saratogacommunitycourt.com
$79/$79
 
SARATOGA ARMS
Victorian Bed and Breakfast
(across from Prime Hotel)
Local: 518-584-1775
www.saratoga-lodging.com
$165/$185
 
INN AT SARATOGA
(across from Holiday Inn)
Toll Free: 800-274-3573
Local: 518-583-1890
www.theinnatsaratoga.com
$97/$97
SARATOGA DOWNTOWNER
(near Prime Hotel)
Toll Free: 888-480-6160
Local: 518-584-6160
www.saratogadowntowner.com


$99/$99

 
CARRIAGE HOUSE
(near Holiday Inn)
Local: 518-584-4220
www.saratoga.org/carriagehouse
$119/$129
ADELPHI HOTEL/MUSEUM
Local: 518-587-4688
www.adelphihotel.com
$95 (room)
$120 (suite)
 
WHO: All officers and crew of the Bergall of any era, families and friends.
Families and friends of Shipmates who are "resting their oars" are also warmly welcome.
RESERVATIONS: Please schedule your own plane and hotel reservations.   
 
REUNION DINNER: September 16

Cocktails scheduled for 6:00 - 7:00pm

Dinner Buffet scheduled for 7:00pm  

Sea Stories: Will commence on arrival and will last... until the last man leaves.

DINNER MENU: Buffet   Pick one main entree:
Grilled NY Strip Steak
Grilled Boneless Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast
High Rock BBQ Ribs

Salad:
"Build your own" with Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce, Julienne of Carrots, Fresh Broccoli and Cauliflower, Sliced Cucumber, Tomato and Onions, Shredded Cheeses, Black Olives, Bacon Bits, and a Selection of Creamy Dressings and Vinaigrettes.

Vegetables:
Fresh Hot Baked Potato served with Broccoli, Whipped Butter, Sour Cream, Hot Melted Cheese and Bacon Bits.  And Adirondack Baked Beans and Green Beans

Desserts:
Apple and Blueberry Pie, Warm Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge Sauce, Whipped Cream, Chopped Nuts and Maraschino Cherries.

Served with:
Oven Fresh Rolls, Fresh Baked Buttermilk Biscuits, and Warm Corn Bread.
Coffee, Tea and Herbal Teas.

COST FOR DINNER: $40.00 per person

Ma
il the check to our Treasurer, Sam McConnell, payable as shown below:
Bergall Association
815 Pikes Peak Road
Delta, PA 17314

(Please send extra if you want us to REALLY respect you in the morning.)
CONTACT FOR REUNION INFO Don Basham
8638 Woodward Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 799-7777 or (703) 780-1215    (202) 616-5343(work)
e-mail:     bashamd@ix.netcom.com

From the convention folks...

US Submarine Convention and Boat Reunions   Saratoga Springs, New York   September 14-19,2004

We are busy preparing for what we hope will be the most memorable USSVI gathering ever. Make your plans today for this year's convention! Hotels are filling up fast. There are still rooms at and near the Holiday Inn (Holiday Inn, the Springs, The Carriage House Inn, Grand Union Motel and the Hilton Garden Inn) and near the Prime Hotel (Marriott Courtyard and Saratoga Arms Bed & Breakfast). See our website's Hotel List for more information.

The New London Submarine Base trip on Thursday September 16th has been expanded, but only one busload is allowed. The trip now leaves at 5:45 AM and returns at 9:30 PM. Added to the Sub school Graduation and tour of the school, you will tour the Nautilus and Submarine Museum and eat dinner at the Groton Base Sub Vets Clubhouse. See the trip page on our website for details. Please note that if you are going on this trip, you will miss the Lake George Boat Ride and Dinner Thursday evening.

Don't forget: the U.S. Navy Band will play in a parade just for you during this year's convention!

Things to do in and around Saratoga:
We are adding much more information about nearby attractions.
Check our website frequently for changes.

Attractions on the SubVet Shuttle line
(1 mile Sub Vets Shuttle runs every 20 minutes. Pickup and drop-off at designated corners and hotels.)

17 Hotels, Motels and B&B's with more than 1000 Rooms
More than 70 Restaurants Health Spas Baths & massage
Naturally carbonated private baths or massage
Mineral Health Spring water - 6 springs
Antique and specialty shops
National Dance Hall of Fame
Congress Park, (US Sub Vet Logo Flower arrangement, Italian Gardens and Fountains, Veterans Memorial Bandstand, The oldest Casino)
A working 1890's Musical Carousel
State Spa and Park (the Lincoln Mineral Baths and Health Spa, Gideon Putnam Hotel, a 9 and an 18 hole Golf Course, Classic Automobile Museum)
Million Dollar Mansions (North Broadway- one block from the Prime)
Historic Main Street (Broadway was designated Main Street USA and one of the top ten most walkable streets in America)
1890's Hotels (the Adelphi Hotel, Rip Van Dam Hotel and Saratoga Arms B&B)
A 1700's Stagecoach Tavern ( Olde Bryan Inn)
Bowling Visitor's Center NYS Military Museum (visit Submarine displays and memorabilia)
Outdoor cafés
Saratoga Music Hall (in historic City Hall)
Saratoga Arts Center Several Art Galleries Walking Tour
Saratoga Thoroughbred Race Track and National Racing Hall of Fame and Museum
Farmer's Market
Yaddo Artist Retreat, Mansion and Gardens
Caroline/Putnam Street Nightlife (between the Prime Hotel and Holiday Inn)
Old Taverns; Outdoor pubs and dinning; Irish Pub, Saratoga Brew Pub; world's busiest Ben and Jerry's. Or just take a horse drawn carriage ride through the evening activities.


Within Half Hour Drive

Saratoga Racino - 5 Minutes from Downtown (1300 Slot Machines and the fastest half mile Harness Horse Track in America)
Lake George Village
Six Flags/ Great Escape, October Fest (in September)
Saratoga National Battlefield (Turning Point of the American Revolution)
Saratoga National Veterans cemetery (Sub Vets Memorial; USS Saratoga Ship's Bell)
Adirondack Mountains -Only 15 mins. from Saratoga - 6 million acres-biggest state park in the country; bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Everglades National Parks combined! A dozen Nature Preserves and Biking Trails
President General Ulysses S. Grant's Cottage
National Speed Skating Hall of Fame
Saratoga Lake (get fishing license at City Hall)
8 golf courses
Navy Exchange and MWR rental: boats, campers, etc.
Navy Nuclear Power Training Site - See the Containment Ball. Bigger than Epcot Center's)
Last of the Mohegan's sites
Hudson River locks (four Locks in Saratoga County)
Old Champlain Canal Old Saratoga village (Schylerville)
Two VA clinics (Glens Falls and Clifton Park)
National Bottle Museum
Albany-Saratoga Speedway (racing cars)


Within Hour Drive:

Vermont Green Mountains and foliage
Albany: NYS Capital and State Museum and USS Slater (WWII Destroyer)
Lake George Fort William Henry (this area is loaded with French and Indian War Sites)
Howe's Caverns
Iroquois Indian Museum
Main Navy Exchange and Commissary (Route 5 in Scotia, NY)
Whitehall (US Navy's Birthplace)


Within a Two to Three Hour Drive

Lake Placid (1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics)
Hyde Park (Home of FDR)
Plattsburg (naval battle War of 1812)
Boston (USS Constitution)
New London/Groton, CT (3.4 hour)
Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame)
NY City (ground zero; USS Intrepid)
Indian casinos
Montreal, Canada (3.5 hours)
West Point (site of first Submarine attack)
Watkins Glen Speedway.

For more info on the convention...
http://www.albanysaratogasubvets.com/2004-Convention.htm

USSVI Convention Information
http://www.ussvi.org/2004conv.htm
http://www.albanysaratogasubvets.com/2004-Convention.htm
Convention registration... http://www.albanysaratogasubvets.com/USSVI-convention-registration.htm

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