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Saturday, June 14, 2008

497 RTG Reunion in two weeks!

We just finished up the last planning meeting before the second annual 497th Reconnaissance Technical Group's Colorado Springs reunion earlier this afternoon. Everything seems to be well in hand for Saturday, June 28th, at the Air Force Academy picnic area. I've promised to bring my copy of the 497th RTG "A Look Back - 30 Years on the Rhine" booklet and medallion. There will be lots of food, probably some photos, and good times with good friends. Anyone associated with the 497th, or any member of any Recce-Tech, is invited to attend. I'll be looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces.

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Blogger Bloodthirsty Warmonger said...

Since not every person with an interest in this reunion picnic is registered with the 497th E-Group, I will post the minutes of the planning meeting concluded today here:

Minutes of final planning meeting, 14 June 2008:

The meeting was called to order at the Village Inn Restaurant, 3902
Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO by Charles Sakai at 2:30 p.m.

The following individuals definitely intend to come to the picnic:

Ben Acre
Debbie Barnes
Michelle Barnes & 1 guest
Bill Cordell & 1 guest
Joyce Donaldson
Martha North
Mike Prahl
Larry & Nita Propp
Jay Richards
Charles Sakai
Bill Shankster
Brian and Marie Taylor
Mike & Jean Weatherford
Dan Wilson, wife, & 2 children

Unable to attend: Tom Konzel, Dave Tyler

We have volunteers for these items:
Bratwurst and hamburger patties - Mike Weatherford
Paper plates, plasticware, tablecloths, napkins, hot dog buns -
Debbie Barnes
Sodas - Charles Sakai

We thank Joyce Donaldson for her generous contribution to the
endowment fund, and appreciate pledges from Bill Cordell and Brian
Taylor.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

Charles M. Sakai
2043 Southgate Rd., #84
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Home Ph. 719-667-0453 cell 719-331-8348

5:53 PM  
Blogger Bloodthirsty Warmonger said...

Just a quick update to the guest list above:

Ben Acre has to take care of his ailing wife and cannot come
Dale Auer may show up, if his health permits
Al Heroux & John Jacobson, both alumni from the 1970s, announced their intention to attend

9:35 PM  

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