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The U.S.S. Rochester (CA-124) Reunion in Charleston, SC, cancelled in October due to Hurricane Matthew, has been re-scheduled to Thursday, March 16th 2017 through Monday, March 20th 2017 at the same hotel, the Crowne Plaza Charleston Hotel, 4381 Tangier Outlet Mall, North Charleston, SC 29418. The special room rate of $129 plus applicable taxes per night, the schedule of the tours, the entrée selections for the banquet, and the overall itinerary remain the same as was previously planned.

For returning attendees, you do not need to re-register with Joe Hill, you do need to confirm your intentions.

We are hopeful that as many of you who registered for the October reunion will join us in Charleston for this, the Thirteenth National Reunion of the U.S.S. Rochester (CA-124) Association. We are prepared to work with you personally in any way to help you make your arrangements or, if you are not able to come, to make a refund of the fees submitted with your previous registration. We ask you to confirm your intentions as soon as possible, but no later than February 16th 2017 by e-mailing or calling Pete Russell at 703-569-7733, peterussell@cox.net or Joseph Hill at 931-432-4848, nitecrawl@twlakes.net.

For new attendees, please find a reunion registration form in the newsletter (we’re hoping this new date will be encouraging to shipmates who could not make the October 2016 date).

We have reserved a room block of 40 rooms at the special rate, which will be applicable 3 days prior to and 3 days following the official reunion dates, as before. The Crowne Plaza is now accepting room reservations. Please call the hotel directly at 843-744-4422. Tell them you are attending the Rochester Reunion, and make sure they quote you the special rate of $129 plus applicable taxes. The hotel reservation cutoff date is February 16th, 2017. Thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space available basis. As before, the special room rate includes daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two in the hotel restaurant, complimentary parking, and complimentary WiFi in your room.

We hope to see you in Charleston in March. If you have any questions or need assistance making your plans, or with the registration form (for new registrants) please call or e-mail Joe or Pete.


Reunion Registration Form    PDF

Reunion Schedule  PDF