1 Feb 2021
• 722 reunion Packets were sent out to shipmates for the 2021 reunion scheduled for Spearfish, SD in Aug 20-22
o IF…….. Your packet as dog teeth marks, food stains or you get 2 congratulations – You still received ONE!
o IF – you didn’t receive one – You must contact your superior officer.. (just kidding – lets us know)!!
EACH PACKET – includes –
1 Reunion (3 double sided sheets) packet – fill out page 1 –
both sides and return with funds
1 Entry Card for the ONE and ONLY
50th Anniversary Downes Quilt!!!
Stick a stamp on it and mail it back,
NO MATTER if you show or NOT..
YOU WILL NOT RECEVIE ANOTHER Quilt Card– THERE WILL BE NONE AT THE REUNION. THIS IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO WIN!
(no cost) besides a post card stamp - so get it back to us!!
1 Order form for the USS DOWNES challenge coin.
PLEASE KEEP… the funds separate from the Reunion.
**** THE reunion is still on, South Dakota Has NOT had to SHUT DOWN due to COVID**** EVERYTHING IS A GO!!!!
ADDED Weekly information
• I will be picking up more hats tomorrow – so those will be going out in the mail!!
• The Challenge Coins HAVE BEEN ORDERED and will be here
the First Week of MARCH! GET your orders in
• The Check for the Shirts…HAVE NOT BEEN CASHED YET and will be when I have shirts in my hands
And Should be here soon!!
I am working on these items daily
I AM also Working on stuff for the “SHIP SHOP” and will honor any suggestions
OOOOOHHH and if you want to honor "OUR CAPTAIN' get my information we will be doing that on the NEW website...Keep checking in on that website..
THANK YOU to ALL Who so KINDLY sent in funds/ stamps/envelopes to help offset some of those cost!!!!!!!
I TRULY CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!! ( I hope I didn't forget to send a thank you card)
****EVERYTHING I make goes back into the USS DOWNES and its projects**** so again THANK YOU!!! - ( when I started this in 2016/2017 I promised Gary I would quit when I ran out of money – oops- I have now gotten creative.)
GOD BLESS – Have a Wonderful week ahead and remember
“I Do it for the Smiles”
- I continue to look for shipmates and get them reconnected!! That's my #1 goal.
ALSO, A BIG thank you for your support!
I can go away a fast as I showed up...
Gary & Becky Court