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    The Thirteenth Annual Gig Harbor Reunion!

    My wife, Jan, and I invite you to join us on the last Saturday in July for the largest Swift Boat sailors’ reunion in the country (this year). For the thirteenth year in a row we are looking for as many Swifties and their families as we can fit into our house, deck, garage and lawn in Gig Harbor, Washington. There is no program or agenda, just a day-long gathering to eat, drink and share old memories. This event continues to get better every year with a mix of old friends we see every year and several newbees who have never before attended a reunion. We have had over 70 people attend but there is always room for more. So please help us spread the word to those who don’t use email or who are otherwise out of touch.

    Where: The home of Jan and Bill Rogers, 10909 Sea View Court NW, Gig Harbor, Washington, 98332. Phone: 253-858-3080. Email: willrogers@swiftharbor.com GPS: 47º21’26.75″N 122º33’25.08″W

    Gig Harbor is a scenic community located on the Puget Sound just west of Tacoma. It’s across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge approximately 30 miles south of Seattle. I’ll send you driving directions if you need them. For information on Gig Harbor and accommodations go to http://www.gigharbor.com.

    When: Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    The last weekend in July is almost guaranteed to be warn and sunny. It’s also the start of the big Seafair week in Seattle with the Blue Angels (unless Obama cancels them) and the hydroplane races on Lake Washington. So it’s a great time of year to visit the Pacific Northwest. The Olympic Peninsula is just a short drive away.

    Who: This is for all former Swift Boat sailors and their wives and families. Be sure to bring your wife (or significant other) – they’ll have a great time too.

    Program: None planned although we’re open to suggestions. Just lots of fellowship and eating. There will be a group photo taken at 3:00 p.m.

    Cost: $10 per head at the door to help offset the cost of food and drink.

    Transportation: Easy access from Interstate 5. Seatac airport is 20 miles north with a good connecting shuttle service. We also have a boat dock in our neighborhood and several more in Gig Harbor.

    Lodging: There are lots of motels and hotels in Gig Harbor and Tacoma. There are several places to park your RV. Gig Harbor has several marinas if you’re coming by boat. If you plan to stay in a motel be sure to book your room early. This is Seafair week and rooms may be hard to get by July.

    RSVP: Please let us know who’s coming (including first names) so that we can accurately buy the food and prepare name tags. And please give me your email address if you have one.

    Please note that our email address changed three years ago. It is now willrogers@swiftharbor.com.

    Bill & Jan Rogers

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