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Description automatically generated with medium confidenceREUNION 2023 – Tucson, Arizona

March 9-11, 2023

The 2023 Biennial Reunion will be held March 9-11, 2023 in Tucson, Arizona!  As part of this 20th reunion, we’ll be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the USGS Retirees’ Association! 

 

We have a signed agreement with the Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel for a room rate of $155 per night (including taxes and fees).  Please try to make your reunion room reservations as soon as possible by contacting hospitality, not hotel reservations, through LaSasha Ross at (520) 629-2808 or lasasha.ross@atriumhospitality.com.  Just tell her you're with the USGS Reunion to get the contract room rate!  Additional information on the hotel is available at: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tusmp-tucson-marriott-university-park/

 

A copy of the Reunion Registration Form is included in the November 2022 Newsletter.  (Print it, fill it out, mail it.)

 

The Local Arrangements Committee has planned two tours for the reunion attendees:  Information on these tours is available at:

 

Friday (March 10, 2023) Tour:  Highlights of the Tucson Area

 

https://www.sanxaviermission.org/

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/309th_Aerospace_Maintenance_and_Regeneration_Group  .

 

 http://gemandmineralmuseum.arizona.edu

 

Saturday (March 11, 2023) Tour:  Sonoran Desert Museum

 

https://www.desertmuseum.org/

 

An opportunity to play golf and a USGS Jam session also are being planned.

 

 

 

Golf

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We want to create the opportunity for the golfers among us to take advantage of our beautiful courses Thursday afternoon or Sunday morning or both days. Rather than guessing the best event timing and format, we have time to base it on the input of those interested in participating. Tucson has a wide range of municipal and public courses available from ~$50 per round to high-end resort courses with prices in the low triple digits. An expression of interest will result in your receiving a survey to give us your preferences in day or days, cost range, format (scramble, best ball, mixed gender foursomes just playing golf, etc.,).

 

Contact Bob MacNish at macnish7@gmail.com or (520) 293-6547 by January 1, 2023, to express an interest and help us put together a golf experience that all will enjoy.

 

 

USGS Jam session

 

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In addition to having world-class scientists, USGS has its share of talented musicians, who have gathered often for informal jam sessions. We would like to have an evening of music at our reunion, perhaps on Friday, March 10th. Bring your favorite acoustic instrument, and maybe sheets with lyrics and chords to share. If you can’t bring an instrument, we may have a few to share.

 

If interested, contact Pat Tucci at ptucci@sprintmail.com by February 15, 2023, so that we can arrange space. Hope to hear you there!

 

www.wrdretirees.org Website contact: wrdretirees2014@gmail.com