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June 21-25, 2015

 

HOTEL:   Holiday Inn-Opryland/Airport

2200 Elm Hill Pike

Nashville, TN 37214

615-883-9770 Front Desk

 

RESERVATIONS:   615-883-9770

     Website:          http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/nashville/bnaop/hoteldetail

 

 Rates:          $119 with breakfast for two (2) for single or double occupancy plus tax.  (Ask for USS Ajax Reunion Rates).  Free parking is offered to all guests.  FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE IS AVAILABLE.  Airport shuttle runs every 20 minutes between 5 am and 11 pm and on demand from 11 pm until 5amIf you need a handicapped wheelchair accessible room please specify when booking room                                      

Complimentary parking.   

Directions:  Exit airport onto I-40 West, take exit 215 B onto Briley Parkway (155 N), take exit 7 onto Elm Hill Pike, at the light take a right, hotel is on the left.

 

CUTOFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS IS NEED TO BE MADE BY MAY 22, 2015.  USS AJAX RATES AND ROOMS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER MAY 22, 2015

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SHIPMATES! REMEMBER TO DONATE AN ITEM FOR THE ASSOCIATION RAFFLE WHICH WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015 AFTER OUR DINNER BUFFET.  THESE ITEMS COULD INCLUDE AJAX MEMORABILIA, BOOKS, NAVY AND MILITARY ITEMS, GIFT BASKETS, HOMEMADE CRAFTS AND OTHER ITEMS.  ALL DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED.



Sunday, June 21, 2015       12:00 Noon - 7:00 pm        Hospitality room 

                                       

Monday, June 22, 2015       9:00 am -3:00 pm        Tour of Music City with Lunch at Margaritaville 
                                        5:00 pm  8:00 pm        Cash Bar

                                        6:00 pm - 7:00 pm       Dinner buffet 

                                        7:00 pm - 9:00 pm       Association business meeting

 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015     9:00 am - 1:00 pm      Tour of Hermitage with Lunch.  
                                              
                                        5:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Dinner and Grand Ole Opry 

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  General Jackson Showboat                 Cruise and Lunch.
                                    
                                         5:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Cocktail hour / photographs

                                         6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Banquet

                                         7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Raffle

                                     

Thursday, June 25, 2015     7:00 am - 9:00 am     Farewell breakfast. 

 

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Below is a tentative itinerary for the USS Ajax Reunion Association 2015 reunion in Nashville, Tennessee.  Rates include roundtrip motor coach transportation from Holiday Inn to the tour destination, admissions where necessary.  WE WILL HAVE ONE MOTOR COACH WITH A WHEELCHAIR LIFT.

  

EXPERIENCE MUSIC CITY TOUR

Monday, June 22, 2015      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$86.00 per person  (minimum 30 paying passengers)                                             2 – 55 pax motor coaches (1 coach is ADA)
        
This 6 hour “experience” features some of the best highlights of Music City including a driving tour of the historic downtown area, Ryman Auditorium, State Capitol, Bi-Centennial Park with WWII Memorial, the Parthenon and more.

You’ll visit world-famous Music Row, the heartbeat of the music industry where hearts are broken & dreams come true. You’ll stop and tour Historic RCA Studio B – Home of 1000 Hits; one of Nashville’s first & oldest surviving recording studios. Legends such as Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers, Charley Pride, Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold all recorded their hits at Studio B. The most famous to record at Studio B was Elvis Presley who recorded over 260 songs in 50 Master Sessions from 1958-1971.  Learn the true secret to how Elvis created the melancholy lonely feeling in his recording of “Are You Lonesome Tonight”.  

You enjoy a self-guided tour of the state-of-the-art Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum & a limited engagement exhibit.  “Family Tradition: The Hank Williams Legacy” explores the connections between country music’s most iconic figure & his creative heirs showcasing family personal items never before seen by the public.

You’ll enjoy Lunch at the world famous Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville located downtown on Honky Tonk Row.

 

THE HERMITAGE TOUR with LUNCH  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015           9:00 am – 1:00 pm   

$59 per person  (minimum 30 paying passengers)                                                           2 – 55 pax motor coaches (1 coach is ADA)

Visit the home of the 7th President of the United States – Andrew Jackson. Guides in period costume welcome you to the 1837 mansion. See how Jackson lived & hear behind the scenes stories of Jackson’s road to the White House. Tour the Mansion, heirloom garden, slave quarters and the tomb of the President and his beloved wife, Rachel. After the tour, you’ll enjoy a delicious southern buffet lunch at Hermitage House Smorgasbord – Home of the Fritter, a location Nashville favorite.

  
GRAND OLE OPRY TOUR       

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:00pm-10:00pm                

$77.00 per person  (minimum 30 paying passengers)                                                   2 – 55 pax motor coaches (1 coach is ADA)

Dinner included tonight at the Santa Fe Cattleman’s Club where it is okay to throw your peanut shells on the floor.  Then, you have reserved seats for the world famous Grand Ole Opry the longest running radio show in radio history.  The #1 reason folks have been coming to Music City for six decades. From today’s contemporary artists to legends of tomorrow, you’ll see & hear a host of entertainers this evening. 


GENERAL JACKSON SHOWBOAT LUNCH CRUISE TOUR

Wednesday, June 24, 2015              11:00 am – 3:00 pm

$76 per person  (minimum 30 paying passengers)                                 2 – 55 pax motor coaches (1 coach is ADA)

Cruise the scenic Cumberland River on the 300 ft paddlewheel General Jackson Showboat where you will enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in the beautiful Victorian Theatre and spectacular entertainment during your cruise.  

 

 

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Menus for USS Ajax 2015  Reunion 

 
Monday, June 22, 2015 - BUSINESS MEETING


PLATED MEAL - CHOICE OF ONE

Mixed Field of Greens
Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumbers,
Shredded Carrots with Assorted Dressings                                                     
Seared Chicken Breast with White Wine Veloute
Chef’s Choice of Starch
Chef’s Choice of Dessert
 $38.00 per person

Or

Mixed Field of Greens
Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumbers,
Shredded Carrots with Assorted Dressings
 Flamed Grilled New York Strip with
Garlic and Herb Butter
Chef’s Choice of Starch
Chef’s Choice of Dessert
 $45.00 per person



Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - BANQUET

Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad
Fresh Garden Greens with Assorted Dressings
Herb Roast Chicken with Pan Gravy
Rosemary Pork Loin with Apple Bourbon Sauce
Garden Blend Wild Rice Medley
Steamed Vegetable Medley
$38.00 per person 


 Thursday – June 25, 2015

 Farewell Breakfast – $24.00 per person
Assorted Fruit Juices
Sliced Fresh Seasonal Fruit Tray
Selection of Breakfast Breads
Fresh Scrambled Eggs
Crispy Bacon Strips
Home Style Country Potatoes with Onions and Peppers                                  Fresh Brewed Coffee and Tea  



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                            USS AJAX REUNION 2015 REGISTRATION FORM

In order to keep our roster up to date please fill out the above information          and return it even though you cannot attend the reunion.

NAME: _____________________________________________________

ADDRESS: _________________________________________________

CITY ________________________ ST ______  ZIP CODE ___________

PHONE # __________________

EMAIL ADDRESS: ______________________________

WHAT YEARS DID YOU SERVE ON AJAX? _________________________

NAME OF SPOUSE and/or GUEST ________________________________

ARE YOU A PLANKOWNER?  _______Yes  __________ No


Please make checks payable to:  USS AJAX REUNION ASSOCIATION

Mail to:     Kathy Dewey

               USS Ajax Reunion Association, 

                511 Carmody Hill Road

               Cantonment, Florida 32533

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ANNUAL DUES AND REUNION SIGN UP PAGE


      Registration @ $10.00 per person                 ____ X $10.00 = $______

       *2015 Association Dues                                 ____ X $10.00 = $_____

June 22, 2015 - Tour @ $86.00 per person              _____ X $86.00 = $______

PLEASE PICK CHOICE FOR DINNER:

    - Dinner Grilled Chicken $38.00 per person        ______ X $38.00 = $______

    - Dinner NY Strip $45.00 per person                  ______X $45.00 = $______
      

June 23, 2015 - Tour @ $59.00 per person           ______ X $59.00 = $______

                       Tour @ $77.00 per person          _______X $77.00 = $______

June 24, 2015 - Tour @ $76.00 per person           ______ X $76.00 = $______

      - Banquet Buffet @ $38.00 per person         _______ X $38.00 = $______

June 25, 2015 - Breakfast @ $24.00 per person  _______ X $24.00 = $______

**  Preorder 2015 Reunion Cap @ $15.00 each  _______ X $15.00 = $_______

                                                                               TOTAL $_________

*Reminder:  Dues are for members only who:

       Are NOT Life members

       Are UNDER the age of 80

** Available only through preorder

We are implementing permanent name tags with a magnetic backing.  The name tags will be patriot blue and engraved with the Ajax’s original logo.  Each member who attends the reunion will receive two (2) name tags free of charge. These name tags will then be brought to all future reunions.  Additional and/or replacement name tags will be available for $15.00 each.                                                                             
 


NAME AS IT WILL APPEAR ON NAME TAG:  MEMBER

First name: ____________________

Middle initial: _________________

Last name: _________________

Years served:  19___ - 19 ______

Rate: __________

NAME AS IT WILL APPEAR ON NAME TAG:  SPOUSE/GUEST

First name: _____________________

Middle initial: ________________

Last name: __________________

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Contact:  Thomas Judge, President, USS Ajax Reunion Association

(830) 745-2024 or Email:  tjudge7673@sbcglobal.net

210-288-7904 (cell)

 
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