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2020 Reunion Information


51st USS ESSEX Association Reunion

Our 2020 reunion will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28217 the week of August 9 to August 16, 2020. To make your Hotel reservations please call Crowne Plaza Reservations at (800) 227-6963 or (866) 380-0612. You MUST indicate the group name USS ESSEX Association in order to receive the group rate. Our room rate is $105.00 a night plus tax & includes, Parking, Transportation To & From the Charlotte Airport.

* Make your Hotel Reservation & Reunion Brat Registration EARLY *

The Reunion Brats’ Registration Form Must Be Post Marked by July 7, 2020. Due to people waiting to the last minute to make their reservations, The Reunion Brat has to charge a late fee of $20.00 per person; she does not want to do this but has no choice. PLEASE MAIL EARLY

The Hotel is about 20 minutes from the Charlotte Airport (Airport code is “CLT”). If your using a computer to search for Airfare you can try KAYAK.COM to search numerous airlines at one time, when you select an airline it automatically switches you to that airline to make your reservation. Note: Southwest Airlines does not participate in Kayak. After landing and picking up your luggage, call the Hotel at 704.527-9650, chose option #3 for pick up. Pick up will be outside of baggage claim, cross the street and go to Zone ‘B’ for pick up, look for the Crowne Plaza Hotel Van.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening we will have a specialty food night. The below prices have been reduced, because the association is contributing 46% of the cost for these dinners. This benefit comes from the Funds we raise at the LADIES AUCTION. PLEASE remember to bring the items you want to donate to the Auction. Also available is an optional Vegetarian Meal.

Tuesday we will be having Tossed Green Salad, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, (Vegetarian Option is Lemon Orzo with Marinated Portabella) Platter of Cookies, Iced Tea & Coffee, @ $14.00 P.P. NOTE: All Dinner prices include Tax & Tip.

Wednesday we will be having Tossed Green Salad, Barbequed Chicken with a Carolina Mustard Sauce, Stewed Green Beans, Rice Pilaf, (Vegetarian Option is Rose Pasta with Spinach and Sundried Tomato) Rolls & Butter, Assorted Desert Bars, Iced Tea & Coffee, @ $14.00 P.P.

Thursday we will be having Tossed Green Salad, Smoked Brisket, Old Bay Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, (Vegetarian Option is Mushroom Risotto with grilled Asparagus) Rolls & Butter, Brownies & Blondie’s, Iced Tea & Coffee, @ $14.00 P.P.

We will be receiving $9.95 coupons for the Buffet Breakfast which includes, Fresh Fruit, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Sausage Gravy & Biscuits, Potatoes, Grits, Toast, Bagels, Pastries, Pancakes, French Toast, Waffles, Cereals, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee, Tea, along with cooked to order Omelets. Some items will be served on alternate days. NOTE: The Regular Buffet price is $14.00 our price is $9.95. You can purchase Coffee & a Bagel at the Hotel bar for about $7.00 plus tax.

There is a 20% Discount in the Hotel Restaurant this year for Lunch and Dinner. There are Several Restaurants within walking distance. Sonny’s BBQ & Chilies are about 2/10 of a mile, Kabuto Japanese Steak House is about 3/10 of a mile, Wing & Subway are about 4/10 of a mile from the Hotel.

NOTE: You can cancel your Hotel reservation up to 48 hours before your Check in time & date.

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If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Reunion Coordinator
Dan Genet (954) 464-8000 • email:

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