to Mike McLaughlin, Noe C Guerra and Bob White and the San Antonio
Airport Hilton and their staff this was a near perfect reunion and
probably one of the best yet. Not to take away from the others as
the previous four reunions were outstanding and bring a lot of great
memories to each of us, but this one had most everything in place.
A very nice Hospitality Room which was also used as the meeting room and
for the Silent Auction items. The temperature got a little out of
control a couple of times but all in all the room was great.
We will say the FTVA Golf Tournament was
a memorable one as we were caught in two different down pours and none
of us had a dry stitch of clothing on our bodies. But the rain
stopped and we kind of dried out and the barbeque following the golf was
outstanding. Doug Miller and his team won a little money but the
rest of us just got wet and that was about it.
The banquet came off without a hitch and
the John Paul Stevens High School Color Guard did an outstanding job
presenting The Colors during the banquet. The food was excellent
and we heard nothing but great comments on the food and the service from
the Hilton. Our guest speaker, Retired Colonel Robert S. Cope gave
an excellent speech (and short) as he talked of the AMTs and their
importance in the missions.
The two ladies that worked with the
AMTA Reunion Committee to ensure a memorable reunion at the Hilton were
Shelli Harmon, Sales Manager and Bethany Reese, Convention Services
Supervisor. These two ladies approached every situation and made
sure we were pleased and things went smoothly.
The General Membership elected three
Associate Members during the reunion. First was Janice Shuman,
widow of Larry Shuman and long time friend of many AMTs. Secondly
was Ken Wondra, an L-3 Communications tech rep who has worked closely
with many AMTs over the years. Last was Dan Sloan a close friend
to many AMTs and a person that has only missed one AMTA reunion.
Dan is an old USAFSS guy and he has long been a strong supporter of the
AMTA both financially and by his active participation.
As we said in the beginning this has
been an outstanding reunion and we had more new faces at this reunion
that we had faces that have yet to miss a reunion. Hopefully
during the next one we can get more new faces and maybe some more back
again from past reunions.
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