The USS Eugene A. Greene Reunion was held in Las Vegas,Nevada, at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino, hosted by Glenn and Laverne Herman. The Gold Coast was outstanding and exceeded our expectations. The breakfast was exceptional, and the service to the “Strip” very reliable. We had a great Reunion!
Fifty-five persons attended, including 27 former USS Eugene A. Greene shipmates. We enjoyed a sightseeing tour of the Las Vegas Strip, including the “Fremont Experience,” a laser light show. We also enjoyed the beautiful lights and fountains that only Las Vegas can offer. Wednesday was a free day, and many visited Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon National Park.
Thursday started with the business meeting. The next Reunion will be hosted by Jack and Linda Plasterer near Buffalo, New York, in September 2015. They will explore combining our reunion with that of another ship to share expenses. Association dues will remain $20. Members voted to make two $500 donations, one to the US Navy Memorial Association and one to Tin Can Sailors.
The Thursday evening banquet began with a hospitality hour. Hosts Glenn and Laverne Herman were presented a plaque of USS Eugene A. Greene and a cribbage board. The banquet concluded with an opportunity raffle, with many lucky winners.
Reported by Robert J. Clark, Louisville, Kentucky