2016 50-50 drawing
Jacksonville, FL November 8-13, 2016
Even if you can't
make it, you can be there in spirit and join in the fun.
Our annual 50-50 drawing is the biggest fundraiser that we have
to support the organization. Every penny that we collect is added up and split right down the middle. Half goes to offset
Association costs and the other half is split between 3 lucky sailors. You do not have to be present at the reunion to play
or win. If your name is drawn as one of our lucky sailors, we will mail you a check.
Here is a chance to cash
in on some big bucks. The more we sell, the bigger the prizes! Ticket sales for the 50-50 will continue until just before
the drawing, which will be at the Saturday evening banquet.
Send your check; $10.00 for each 12 tickets along with some
of those pesky return address labels that regularly appear in your mailbox.
Our treasurer will take care of the funds
and will even stick the address labels on the tickets.
Make your checks payable to USS Benjamin Stoddert Association
and mail to:
Newbury Park, CA 91320
choose your tickets and pay with PayPal...we will generate your tickets on the computer and send you an email copy.
the drawing is always open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you attend the reunion.
here to go to the "Sweat Shop", click 50-50 and choose your ticket options and pay with PayPal
click here to go to 50-50 page and buy your lucky tickets
STODDERT / USS JUPITER REUNION
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 8 T0 NOVEMBER 13, 2016
AMENDED PLAN OF THE WEEK
DAY 1 - NOV 8, TUESDAY - REG. & HOSPITALITY
(4 PM - 11 PM)
DAY 2 - NOV 9, WEDNESDAY
- REG. & HOSPITALITY (9 AM - 11 PM)
* BUSINESS MEETING (6 - 7 PM) *PIZZA AFTER.
DAY 3 - NOV 10, THURSDAY
- (9 AM - 5 PM) TOUR OF NAVAL STATION
MAYPORT WITH SHIP TOUR, LUNCH AT OFFICERS CLUB,
THEN TOUR OF USS ADAMS AND
SHUTTLE BOAT BACK
TO HOTEL. HOSPITALITY ROOM (5 PM - 11 PM)
DAY 4 - NOV 11, FRIDAY - VETERANS
DAY PARADE (9 AM - 1 PM)
BANQUET PROGRAM WITH ENTERTAINMENT (6 PM - 11 PM)
* PICTURES AT 5:30 PM
DAY 5 - NOV 12, SATURDAY - TOUR OF ST. AUGUSTINE
HOSPITALITY (5 PM - 11 PM)
DAY 6 - NOV 13,
SUNDAY - HOSPITALITY (8 AM - 12) COFFEE AND
PASTRIES PROVIDED. DEPARTURE FOR HOME.
* AMENDMENTS SHOWN IN RED. CHANGES DUE TO TIME
RESTRAINTS AND HOLIDAY.
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE USING YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOTS.
Jacksonville FL Fun Facts
Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States with over 840 square
It's hard to believe Jacksonville was once known as "The Winter Film Capital
of the World." Thousands of films were shot in Jacksonville during the golden era of silent films. Unfortunately, the
majority of silent films were destroyed when the technology was deemed dated.
The First Coast is no longer Hollywood
of the East, but a handful of notable films have been made either partially or fully in Jacksonville.
1. Creature from the Black Lagoon
This 1954 horror classic was one of the
first films shot in 3D. Parts of the film were shot in Jacksonville, while other parts were shot just south of St. Augustine.
The Lobster House, a popular restaurant, can be seen clearly in certain parts of the film. The building is now occupied by
River City Brewery.
John Grisham's best-selling novel "Bretheren" features Pete's Bar which is located in Neptume Beach and
he took extensive notes whilst at this simple tavern and no-frills pool hall.
If you have not yet seen the master plan for the redevelopment of the former Jacksonville
Shipyards property in downtown Jacksonville, which includes the USS CHARLES F. ADAMS DDG-2 museum, please click the link
Please share this information with your association members. The overall
project is being completed by the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars football team, Shad Khan. Whereas these grandiose development
plans for the former shipyard property are not happening soon, establishing the ship museum is, and will be the first step
in the creation of a truly wonderful facility.
Have you made your reservations yet?
800 222-8733 code UBS
click here to check out this beautiful hotel
The "Sweat Shop" relocation to sunny dry Phoenix is finished
(wish I would have packed myself up in one of those boxes) and in the process of being updated. Our San Diego treasurer,
(and keeper of the checkbook) is busy shopping and planning new merchandise. Anything you would like to see in the shop?
Suggestions can be sent to Ted Waypa 66-69 at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.