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2021 Reunion Information
Hi everyone, Wednesday, May 12, 2021
To: Shipmates and families
Subject: 2021 Mini-Reunion
Tentative Date: October 19, 20 & 21, 2021
Please be advised that I have been in contact with Marianne Smith, Beach Cove Resort North Myrtle Beach, regarding Safety Measures and Information in place at this time. The hotel is still practicing Covid-19 procedures under the guidelines set forth by the company ownership. Such procedures include daily thorough cleaning, strict laundry protocols, social distancing, mask wearing and safe dining routine. Please go to the website for the Beach Cove Resort (www.beachcove.com) to find out more of the specifics.
On the top of the Resorts page there is a “Our commitment to your safety” link. Click the learn more box to view all the current measures in place. (www.beachcove.com)
While the overall outlook for the Myrtle Beach area seems to be improving, business procedures are still exercising caution. However, the Resort restrictions do not lend themselves to a gathering such as ours. At the time of cancellation last year we had 7 rooms booked. This was well below expectations, but understandable since many in our age group are the most vulnerable.
Before going forward, we will need an accurate count of the number of people who are not only interested but actually planning to attend the mini-reunion. It is impossible to predict how the situation will look in October and Ms. Smith could not provide any further information. The Beach Cove web site has more detailed information.
Please contact me by email: email@example.com and provide me with your intent, to attend or not to attend, and the number of people attending. I would like all responses and comments no later than the 30th of May in order to make a final decision.
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