2018 Reunion in Jacksonville, Florida

Sponsored by National Association of Naval Photographers

The 2018 Navy Photographers Reunion is taking place October 10th – 12th in Jacksonville, FL. We are planning a memorable and fun event with a shoot off, two days of tours, and a banquet. We hope everyone who considers themselves a Navy photographer (past & present) or who were associated with Naval photography make plans to attend. This will be our 29th reunion and we look forward to seeing you in Jacksonville. The reunion will take place at the Lexington Hotel on
the beautiful downtown Jacksonville river.

Schedule of Events:

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10

1600 – 2000  Registration
1700 – 2200  Hospitality Suite Open (alcoholic beverages available)
1800 – 2100  Meet & Greet Reception with Buffet

THURSDAY, Oct. 11

0730—0930  Board Meeting
0930 – 1100  General Meeting
1000 – 2300  Hospitality Suite Open (alcoholic beverages available)
1230 – 2130   St. Augustine Trip to include guided tour

FRIDAY, Oct. 12

0800 – 1530  Tour of Naval Station Mayport, lunch at NAS Jax golf club, tour of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast
1000 – 2300  Hospitality Suite Open (alcoholic beverages available)
1730 – 1800   Portraits & Group Photo
1800 – 2200  Banquet with plated dinner

SATURDAY, Oct. 13

0830 – 1000  Group breakfast
1200                Checkout/Depart

HOTEL

The Lexington Hotel in downtown Jacksonville will be the center of our activities. It is located at 1515 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Thirty rooms have been blocked at a discounted price for the photo reunion. *Additional discounted rooms will be based on availability and demand.

Accommodations

$99.00 per Room, Per Night (plus 13% sales tax)
King Standard or Double Standard

Use the following link to register for hotel group rooms: LEXINGTON HOTEL REGISTRATION

Or you can choose to upgrade to a discounted suite at the following rate:

$139.00 per Room, Per Night (plus 13% sales tax)
Executive King Suite

Be advised that in order to book the upgraded suite, you will have to email the event coordinator at casulloac@gmail.com.

*Parking – is complimentary for registered guests. Non-guests will be charged $5 per day.

You will be responsible for making your own hotel arrangements and payments.

Use the following link to register for hotel: LEXINGTON HOTEL REGISTRATION

Or you can call the hotel directly at 904-396-5100 – use group code NANP18

HOTEL REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 9, 2018

ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAY:

Meet & Greet – Once you have gotten your room, please come to the reunion registration desk in the Atrium Foyer to pick up your registration packet and sign in. Once you have signed in, you will be free to use the lounge, swim in the facilities, or enjoy the fully-stocked hospitality room located at the Dockside room starting at 1600. Your time will be yours until 1800 when we will begin the Meet and Greet!

THURSDAY:

NANP board meeting – The NANP board will meet at 0730 in the Compass room.

General Meeting – The meeting will start at 0930 sharp in the Compass room. This will be the opportunity for all NANP members to come together to discuss NANP business. Be advised that the general meeting is ONLY open to all paid members of NANP. To become a member or become current on your dues, fill out the form at the following link (http://navyphoto.net/wp/members/membership-application/) and submit payment using the following link (http://navyphoto.net/wp/members/).

St. Augustine Tour/Trip – You will board a bus for the one-hour ride to St. Augustine at 1230 and depart the hotel at 1300 en route to the oldest city in America. Upon arrival, the bus will pick up the tour guide for a three-hour guided driving and walking tour of the city to include Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. After the tour, attendees will have 3 hours of their own free time to shop, eat dinner, or continue exploring St. Augustine. The bus will be re-boarded from 2000-2030. Anticipated return time to hotel is 2130.

FRIDAY:

NS Mayport/NAS Jax Tour/Trip – You will board a van for the one hour ride to Mayport and receive a tour of Naval Station Mayport. Upon completion, the van will take you to Naval Air Station Jacksonville for lunch at the base golf club. *Lunch will be at your own expense. After lunch, there will be a brief stop at the site of the old photo lab and then onto a tour of Fleet Readiness Center, the level 3 aircraft maintenance depot. Here you will see the extensive work being done on the most current Naval aviation warfighters. *Be advised this tour will involve extensive walking.

Banquet – This will be the occasion where we will gather in one room to enjoy a meal and listen to a guest speaker (guest speaker is TBD). Please be sure to select your desired choice of entrée (beef or chicken) on the registration form. This event will include a two-bell ceremony to honor all of those who are no longer with us. If you know anyone who has passed away since the last reunion and needs to be added to the two-bell ceremony, please contact Tim Timmerman at (timnjudy1@verizon.net) or download and submit this downloadable form: 2-BELL CEREMONY MEMORIAL FORM.

There will be an opportunity prior to the banquet for complimentary portrait photos and a group.
*Only electronic copies will be provided.

SATURDAY:

Breakfast – There will be a group breakfast in the hotel restaurant for anyone interested. This event will begin at 0830.
*Breakfast will be at your own expense.

PRICES

Registration fee – Each attendee: $20.00
Meet & Greet Buffet – Each attendee: $55.00 (Italian buffet)
Tour of St. Augustine – Each attendee: Signup is closed. Trip is a go.
Base Tours – Each attendee: $20.00 (Transportation fee)
Banquet – Each attendee: $55.00 (Plated beef or chicken option)

As of October 9, 2018, registrations are no longer being accepted.

ACTIVITIES DEADLINE: All fees, excluding the St. Augustine trip which has now closed, must be paid by Oct. 9, 2018.