‘Monterey 2016’ Category


September HOWGOZIT


  • Hospitality Suite is Room 1203
  • Your packet and list of attendees will be at the Hospitality Suite and then the Reception
  • Flight jacket on Friday night
  • No ties on Saturday night
  • Anyone with a retired ID card can escort someone without onto the base
  • $15 cash corkage on Saturday night (BYOW)

See you soon!


Alternate Lodging List 2016

Monterey Motels recommended for VP Officer Reunion

Block of Rooms Reserved @
Best Western Plus, Monterey Inn
825 Abrego Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Arrival Date:   Friday, September 23, 2016
(NOTE:  Two-night minimum)
Room with 1 king bed             $197 Fri & Sat / $161 Thu /$143 Sun
Room with 2 queen beds        $206 Fri & Sat / $161 Thu / $143 Sun
Plus tax and tourism fee

Individuals must call (877) 373-5345 or (831) 373-5345 and speak with a front desk agent to make their reservation. Please make sure guests identify themselves by using the group name. Check your July HOWGOZIT email for the group name.

Any rooms not guaranteed by the cut-off date will be released. CUT OFF DATE:  August 23, 2016

Amenities include:
Complimentary breakfast served from 7 am to 10 am
Complimentary WiFi
Complimentary parking

Additional Motels that look acceptable:

On Munras Avenue
Arbor Inn
Americas Best Value Inn, Presidents Inn
Comfort Inn
Padre Oaks
Days Inn
Casa Munras

On Del Monte
Monterey Bay Lodge at Aguajito
Holiday Inn Express, east of PG School
Forget the Hilton Garden Inn.  All their Standard rooms are gone.  Rate now is $359.



I have some good news and some not so good news. For those of you who listened to the instructions sent out by this site and booked your rooms at the Hyatt over the last few months . . . You chose wisely. We have 100 rooms booked at the Hyatt and it looks like folks are ready to get together. For the rest of you, WAKE UP!

The Hyatt had to cut us off two weeks before our cutoff date because they are FULL. I checked a year ago that there were no major events in Monterey for our weekend, so I wanted to know why they are sold out. Well, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are performing in Salinas that weekend. There aren’t enough motels rooms there to accommodate the participants and the crowd, so they are flocking to Monterey. HELLO!

So we went out looking for additional rooms. In order to get a discount, you have to book a block of 10 rooms. I have done that. I will publish that local motel information with the block of rooms and the secret password. You only have until 30-days prior to our Reunion to book your room at the reduced rate. That’s August 23rd!  After that I will release the block and you will pay more.

In addition, the list will have many of the local motels on Munras Ave. that look acceptable. They are close to the Hyatt and the PG School, and downtown. There is no military discount on weekends. Many give discounts to AAA and some to AARP. I know many of you will go out to Travelocity or Hotels.com and go for the lowest price. Please be careful. You do not want to be on the east end of town. Enough said.

We are two months away from a great Reunion. Everyone who has not booked a room and/or sent in your registration, please do so soon. It will help the Committee finalize plans with the two venues.

See you soon. Flight jackets approved. No ties required.

Tom Spink
Santa Clara Committee Chairman



The Northern California Committee have finalized the reunion details and it’s time to register! The deadline to make room reservations at the Hyatt Regency at the special rate is August 5, 2016.

Pass the word, and if you have been sitting on the fence, it’s time to make arrangements for your trip to Monterey on September 23-25, 2016.

Aside from the hotel above, there will be no online registration this year, so please download and print the Reunion Registration Form and Golf Registration Form and send them on via USPS with your payment. As registration forms are received, we will update the database for those of who you are subscribers to our contact list.

See you in September!



The VP Officer Reunion is on track for September 23-25, 2016, in Monterey, California.

Here is a quick outline of the events:
Friday evening Reception at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (HQ). Flight jackets encouraged.
Saturday morning Golf at a course TBD.
Saturday evening Dinner and Program at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Hospitality Suite at Hyatt Regency open Friday night to Sunday morning.

Here is the link to making reservations at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, California.

Hyatt Regency Monterey Reservations VP Officer Reunion

I hope everyone will stay at the Hyatt Regency because all the amenities are close to the large Hospitality Suite; pool, gym, spa, fire pit, Friday evening Reception.

Please pass this along to your VP Officer distribution. A note in a Christmas card will work.


Tom Spink
Chairman, Northern California Committee
Jim Schear
Co-Chairman, Northern California Committee


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