The 2012 annual reunion of Squadrons and Shipmates was originally scheduled at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. However, Mother Nature had other plans. The hotel took a direct hit from a freak tornado on February 29, 2012. It was touch and go for a while as they thought all the repairs would be complete by the time September 1 rolled around, not to be. It was finally determined that the reunion could not be held at the Hilton as the repairs would not be complete and the hotel would not be open in time. A large number of windows of the hotel had been blown out by the tornado. When they started to replace the windows the building was beginning to look like a checkerboard as the replacement window panes did not match those that had been left untouched by the tornado, so the decision was made to replace all the windows. This pushed the repairs into the month of October. The officers pow wowed and with much time spent and persistence another hotel was located that could accommodate the reunion. Of course the contract had to be renegotiated and all the arrangements "rearranged." In the meantime many of the potential attendees had decided to make other plans during that time so we were minus some members come September. However, we had a decent number of attendees come to enjoy the shows and camaraderie of their fellow Squadrons and Shipmates members.
Click on the link below to see our Reunion Sign-up Sheet
and all the venues that were offered at our third reunion