2018 India Company Reunion News………
Marines, Corpsman & Family of India Company,
I hope this little note finds all of you well. Our 2018 India Company Reunion here in Utah is less than 11 months away. The reunion dates are 20 September thru 23 September 2018. If you have not yet done so, now is the time to mark your 2018 calendar. Make this reunion a priority. We need all of you here in Utah. Each Marine and each spouse bring a little something special to our reunions. If you are not in attendance, we all lose something. We may not like it or admit it but we are getting old and for some of us this could be our last reunion. Just since Nashville we have lost 4 of our Marine Brothers. Lets make the best of the time we have left and be here in Utah for each other.
I know it’s early but, beginning 1 November, we can start reserving our rooms. To reserve your room Call The Lodge At Snowbird at 1-800-453-3000. To get the discount rate you must tell them your with “MARINES OF INDIA COMPANY.” The rate is $109.00 a night, plus a $10.00 a night resort fee, plus tax. The total cost with resort fee and tax will be $131.00 per night. I was hoping for a little better rate, but this is what it will be. The regular rate for this resort with taxes and fees would be $185.00 per night, so I guess we didn’t do too bad. I believe $131.00 is around what we paid for our rooms in Nashville. At the time of reservation they will charge your card for the first night. If you cancel at least 3 days prior to your reservation arrival date you will receive a full refund. I hope none of us have to do that. These are great rooms. Each room has a balcony with a great view of the valley and the mountains. The lodge has blocked out 30 rooms for our reunion. Please reserve your room as soon as you can. It will help me to determine how many are coming and if I need to have the lodge block out more rooms. To get the discount you must reserve your room by 20 August 2018. Information on Banquet and other cost will be coming out in January.
I will be sending out a letter by mail in January or February with all the information on the reunion. I want to make sure anyone without email gets all the information on the reunion.
I suggested you might take the time to visit some of these parks while in Utah. They are beautiful and well worth taking the time to visit while here. With that in mind, I have roughed out some possibilities on four of these parks. First tour choice, a three-day two-night trip to Arches National Park & Canyon Lands National Park. The cost for this choice would be approximately $300.00 per couple. Second tour choice, a three-day two-
night trip to Bryce Canyon National Park & Zion’s Canyon National Park. Cost for this choice would also be approximately $300.00 per couple. Third tour choice, a five- day four-night trip that would include all 4 National Parks. Cost on this trip would be approximately $500.00. per couple. As I stated the costs are approximate and could change depending on lodging choices. Included in these cost would be Lodging, Transportation and Park Entrance Fees. Food and other expense would not be included. We would depart Salt Lake City on Sunday following the reunion. For the three-day trips we would return to Salt Lake City Tuesday evening. For the five day trip we would return Thursday evening. If you have the time I would recommend the 4-park 5-day trip. If there is any interest on any of these trips, please let me know as soon as possible. Go to Google and check out each of these parks. Let me know what you think. At Zion’s the Lodge and cabins inside the park are very popular. The same goes for Ruby’s Inn at Bryce Canyon. For those two parks I would need to make reservations soon. Not so for the other two parks.
Please if you have any questions on any of this, please feel free to call me at 801-427-6150 or email me at email@example.com.
Semper Fi, & see you in September 2018.
Gary Campbell (Gary II)