2018 NDA Reunion - Anacortes, WA
UPDATE -- 15 AUGUST 2017
I've written the August 2017 Newsletter which has a ton on information in it regarding our upcoming NDA Reunion in May 2018. Please link to it and read it if you even think about attending.
Of, course all the links below are still good.
UPDATE -- 22 SEPTEMBER 2016
The NDA reunion is scheduled for May 06 to May 10, 2018, at the Swinomish Resort & Casino in Anacortes, WA. https://www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com/
Remember, the NDA holds our reunions on the even years, (i.e., 2016, 2918, 2020, 2022, etc., etc.). The Master Divers ALWAYS hold their reunions in Panama City Beach, FL and on the odd years, (i.e. 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023, etc., etc.)
We invited, and they accepted, our Brothers and Sisters to the north of us, the Canadian Navy Divers Association (CNDA). I am excited about that. I know many of you have worked, at one time or another in your diving careers, with our Canadian Brothers and/or Sisters and this should prove to be a great reunion.
There will be RV hookups at Swinomish. They have reserved 10 spots at $25 per night with full hook-ups. Go to https://www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com/service/rv-park for additional information and map of RV Park.
Someone asked about camping in the area. A link I found is http://www.cityofanacortes.org/washington_park.php#.V-P2vK8VChc and, I assume there are many many more.
I also forgot to include Pete Pehl’s email address firstname.lastname@example.org Pete has been spearheading the search for us in the Great Northwest and lives very close to Swinomish. If any of you have questions about the area, (i.e., camping, boating, tours, etc.) I recommend you contact Pete. Of course, I just signed the contract Tuesday and our reunion is one and one-half years away, so you can expect much more info about the area as we get closer.
My recommendation to you now is to Make Your Reservations by calling toll free (855) 794-6563 and use Group Code NAVY DIVERS REUNION 18. You have the link to Swinomish above so you can look at the rooms.Monday Reception and Dinner Banquet particulars and prices will be put out in a few weeks.
UPDATE -- 21 SEPTEMBER 2016
Our NDA May 06 to 10, 2018 Reunion will be held at SWINOMISH CASINO & LODGE in Anacortes, WA.
SWINOMISH CASINO & LODGE, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221, is located 41 miles (47 mins) from Bellingham, WA, airport and 89 miles (95 mins) from Seattle-Tacoma Airport and 89 miles (2 hours) from Vancouver, Canada. There is also a ferry running from Anacortes to Vancouver Island, Canada (Victoria).
The website for SWINOMISH is www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com
Room rates are:
RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN: All reservations will be handled through the Swinomish Reservations Department. Guests may call toll free (855) 794-6563 and use Group Code NAVY DIVERS REUNION 18.
Check-in time is after 1600 and check-out time is 1100. They have 98 guest rooms and I have blocked 45 for Sunday and 60 each night for Monday to Thursday. So, I would recommend you make your reservations early and, if we get close to our room quota, I can add to the block.
A word of to the wise -- Make your reservations early, if you are inclined to get a Bay View Room. There are ONLY 28 Bay View Rooms (14 King and 14 Queen). There are plenty of Standard Rooms.
SWINOMISH Casino & Lodge will provide:
Guests will be able to add on packages (to their rooms) -- If you would rather not charge to your room, we will see about making other arrangements.
That should be all you need for now to get you started. I’m looking forward to this and expect it to be one of our better ones yet.