‘San Diego 2014’ Category

 

Contact Database Upgraded

We have completed the upgrade of our database software (phpList) to the latest version. This was necessary to implement some important security upgrades. With an IT staff of one, the upgrade was performed in stages over a two-month period, so you may have experienced some problems (or encountered some weird error messages)  when registering, logging in, requesting a password, updating your profile, or conducting queries during the transition.

As with any software upgrade, there likely remain some glitches. Some minor ones we know about and are still working on. If you encounter any database issues, please fire off an email to admin@vpreunion.com and we’ll address them. Some folks have already alerted us of one, and to them we are grateful.

 
 
 

After Action HOWGOZIT

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We hope your return trip home or elsewhere to be with your loved ones on Thanksgiving was a pleasant one.

It’s just been a few days since the 2014 “last” West Coast VP Officer Reunion has come and gone, and your San Diego Committee just wants to say “thanks” to all who attended and who made the event a complete success. We really appreciate the many BZs we’ve received—they mean a lot. Our greatest thanks, however, is in the warm atmosphere enjoyed at each of the functions and in the fact that over 230 of you devoted the time and expense to come to San Diego to see one another.

We’re happy that the weather was spectacular and the hotel and golf course outdid themselves to provide a memorable weekend. For those of you from the northern tier of states, we’re happy we could give you a three-day respite from the elements.

We welcome your continuing comments and suggestions. The response Saturday evening made it clear that there is a groundswell of support for another reunion in the next few years. If the consensus is that San Diego should be the venue, we will strongly consider hosting it. If another venue is preferred, the San Diego contingent will be there.

For those of you who couldn’t join us, you missed a good one. You may rest assured, however, that you were thought of and missed. You were also probably the subject of more than one sea story.

We wish you a happy, safe, holiday season and urge you to keep in touch. The reunion database will remain up and operating and can serve as a great reference to maintain contact with your VP buddies.

We have already posted some reunion photos for you to peruse and enjoy.

Fair winds and following seas, everyone.

Your San Diego Reunion Committee

 
 
 

October HOWGOZIT

Wow!  One month to go! Everything is still on track. We want to see you in San Diego! More than 185 people have already signed up and more plan to come. We are excited and grateful for the strong turnout. As we’ve previously noted, a large percentage of those registered so far are from outside of California. Also, many attendees are new to the reunion, or have not attended in recent years. Once again, if you want to see which of your buddies are coming, you can log in to the site, click on Database, then click on Reserved to see who is a confirmed attendee. (You must be a subscribed member of the Contact List in order to see this information.)

A quick reminder, —for those of you who are paying by check, please make the check out to Tim Verhoef, not the VP Reunion. The bank doesn’t recognize the VP Reunion title.  Thanks!

We still have a FAQ page on the site to provide answers to questions that the Committee receives.

We‘ve tried to give visitors for the 2014 Reunion information about San Diego that might be useful.  We want you to enjoy our city to the fullest while you’re here. A reminder, our welcome packet will not include San Diego activities this year, since we’ve been providing them in each HOWGOZIT, so please download the info from the HOWGOZIT before you arrive.

FYI—the check-in point for the Reunion will be in the Hospitality Suite. Directions to the Suite will be available at the hotel front desk. It will be manned starting at 1200 on Friday so if you need to wash down the trail dust, we can make it happen!

A reminder—please bring those vintage flight jackets for the Friday evening reception.

As we’ve mentioned before, the evening of the Welcome Reception, we will have a seating chart available for you to select your table for the banquet the following night. So plan ahead in order to assemble the group you’d like to join.

We are finalizing a special guest speaker who will give us an update on the P-8 Poseidon program—should be very informative.

The list of golfers is now at 32 and growing and we look forward to a fun tournament at the Admiral Baker Golf Course.

In response to a number of questions, the Reunion web site will stay up after the reunion, so you’ll be able to retrieve information well into the future.

This will be the last HOWGOZIT prior to the reunion, so please send any questions to the FAQ portion of the website.

This is going to be a GREAT reunion!

All the best,
Your Reunion Committee

 
 
 

September HOWGOZIT

Hi everyone!

The countdown continues—only two months till the Reunion, and everything is still on track. We want to see you in San Diego! More than 120 people have already signed up (well ahead of 2010) and many more plan to come. We really believe this “last blast” will be the best ever! We are still pleased with the fact that a large percentage of those registered so far are from outside of California. Also, many attendees are new to the reunion, or have not attended in recent years. As we previously pointed out, if you want to see which of your buddies are coming, you can log in to the site, click on Database, then click on Reserved to see who is a confirmed attendee. (You must be a subscribed member of the Contact List in order to see this information.)

A quick reminder, —for those of you who are paying by check, please make the check out to Tim Verhoef, not the VP Reunion. The bank doesn’t recognize the VP Reunion title.  Thanks!

We now have a FAQ page on the site to provide answers to questions that the Committee receives.

We’ve tried to give visitors for the 2014 Reunion information about San Diego that might be useful.  However there may some things we’ve missed.  We want you to enjoy our city to the fullest while you’re here. FYI—your welcome packet will not include San Diego activities this year, since we’ve been providing them in each HOWGOZIT, plus we’ve created a Tell Me About…. page for you on the website to ask your questions if you have any.  The answer to your question may be just the information someone else may find useful as well.  Follow the instruction at Tell Me About…. to ask your questions and Ron Kissmann will reply.  You’ll have to return to Tell Me About…. to get the answer, but that’s ok; we don’t want anyone to miss out on Things To Do in San Diego.

A reminder—please bring those vintage flight jackets for the Friday evening reception.

As we’ve mentioned before, the evening of the Welcome Reception, we will have a seating chart available for you to select your table for the banquet the following night. So plan ahead in order to assemble the group you’d like to join.

We are still working on a special guest speaker who will give us an update on the P-8 Poseidon program—should be very informative.

The list of golfers is now at 28 and growing and we look forward to a fun tournament at Admiral Baker Golf Course.

In response to a number of questions, the Reunion web site will stay up after the reunion, so you’ll be able to retrieve information well into the future.

We’ll provide new updates in the October HOWGOZIT. If you have questions, just ask.

This is going to be a GREAT reunion!

All the best,

Your Reunion Committee

 
 
 

August HOWGOZIT

Hi everyone!

The countdown is on—only three months from the Reunion, and everything is on track for a great occasion. More than 80 people have already signed up (well ahead of 2010) and many more plan to come. Again, a large percentage of those registered so far are from outside of California. If you want to see a list which of your buddies are coming (and are a registered subscriber), you can log in to the website and click on “Reserved” to see who is a confirmed attendee. (Tips on how to view the list are included at the end of this HOWGOZIT).

This is a great time for you to sign up, as it will let your friends know, early on, that you’ll be there. A special request—for those of you who are paying by check, please make the check out to Tim Verhoef, not the VP Reunion. The bank doesn’t recognize the VP Reunion title. Thanks!

We now have a “FAQ” option on the web page to provide answers to questions that the Committee receives.

A reminder—please bring those vintage flight jackets for the Friday evening reception (we’re sure they still fit!).

The evening of the Welcome Reception, we will have a seating chart available for you to select your table for the banquet the following night. This will allow you to ensure seating with your friends.

We are working on a special gust speaker who will give us an update on the P-8 Poseidon program—should be very informative.

The list of golfers is growing and we look forward to a fun tournament at Admiral Baker.

As in previous HOWGOZITs, we’re including tips on San Diego activities as part of this HOWGOZIT:

Getting around in any unfamiliar city is a matter of personal choice and budget. San Diego offers the normal, and not so normal, options. From rental cars to seaplane rides, check out Getting Around in Things to do in San Diego. However you choose to get around in San Diego, you’ll find that our wonderful weather means that getting there is as much fun as being there!

We’ll provide new updates in the September HOWGOZIT. If you have questions, just ask.

This is going to be a GREAT reunion!

All the best,

Your Reunion Committee

Contact List Database tips:

1. Find the Login box in the sidebar. Use the email address and password you provided at registration. (If you haven’t yet subscribed, click on the Subscribe link.)

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2. After a successful login, the Login box is replaced with the Welcome box. Click on the Database link.

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3. At the top of the left sidebar are some query buttons. Click the Reserved button.

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Note: The “Maybe” and “Yes” lists simply reflect the responses subscribers provided in their profiles, while the “Reserved” list includes only those who have confirmed reservations.

4. The list is now filtered on those who have made reservation commitments. (Image is pixelated listhere for privacy.)

 
 
 

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