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RAFINO/RAFINCO Reunion 2014 to be Held in Baton Rouge, LA

"Laissez les bons temps rouler!"

RAFINCO, in coordination with RAFINO, will host the 2014 RAFINO/RAFINCO reunion in Baton Rouge, La. Dates for the reunion are Tuesday, 14 Oct through Sunday, 19 October 2014 (the week following Columbus day). Mark your calendars now for "les bon temps", just -1441 days away.

Registraion fee (covering registration, Banquet, welcome reception, and Memorial/TAPs ceremony) is $175.00 per registered attendee (member and/or spouse).

Reunion Hotel

Co-hosts Bill Tolbert and Harry Miller have contracted with the Holiday Inn South, which, they advise, is a "military reunion-friendly" hotel. They have agreed a room rate of $89.00 per night (which incluides a breakfast) and the hotel will provide free transportation (upon suitable advance reservation) to and from Baton Rouge's airport. In addition, the hotel provides on-site parking and high-speed, wireless internet at no extra charge. They will also provide storage for excess luggage, etc. for those who are going on the cruise and returning to Baton Rouge. For those who may have overcome the ingrained finance officer's aversion to (shudder) gambling, the Hollywood Casino is 10 miles from the hotel (with other casinos in the vicinity).

You must register separately with the hotel for your room. Please do so early, as the reunion coincides with an LSU home game and once we have used up our block of rooms, there wilklk very likely be "no more room at the inn".
Holiday Inn South, Baton Rouge
   9940 Airline
   Baton Rouge, La 70816
   (mention "Retired Army Finance"
   Reservations: 1-888-HOLIDAY
   Front Desk: 1-225-924-7021
   Web: http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/baton-rouge/btrso/hoteldetail

Hotel Amenities:

  • Online Registration
  • Fitness facilities (bottled water and fresh towels provided)
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • 11 rooms specially equipped for the physically challenged
  • Free internet
  • Extensive Business services
  • free parking (250 spaces)
  • On-site guest laundry facilities (washer/dryer)
  • McPaper
  • Storage of excess baggage for cruisers

Tentative agenda will be:

  • Tuesday 14 Oct
    • 0900-1700 Early registration
    • 1300-2300 Hospitality Room is Open (closed 1700-2100)
    • 1800-2100 - A Cracker Barrel Evening - Dinner (across from the hotel - 2-way bussing starts at 1745)
  • Wednesday 15 Oct
    • 0800-1000 - Complimentary Breakfast
    • 0900-1700 - Registration
    • 1800-2100 - Welcome Reception (informal attire - "Sedona I" Ballroom)
    • 1200-2300 Hospitality Room is Open (closed 1700-2100)
  • Thursday 16 Oct
    • 0800-1000 - Complimentary Breakfast
    • 0845-1845 - New Orleans Excursion via bus (WWII Museum, lunch, bus tour of New Orleans). Busses load at 0830 and return to hotel at 1845.
    • 1900-2300 Hospitality Room is Open
  • Friday 17 Oct
    • 0800-1000 - Complimentary Breakfast
    • 0800-1600 - Golf Tournament - lunch & awards at golf course.
    • 0845-1330 - A Plantation Tour of the Old Ante Bellum plantations along the Mississippi Busses load at 0830.
    • 1445-1700 - A Memorial Service for our Deceased Finance Family members at the USS Kidd Busses load at 1430.
    • 1800-2100 - Another Dinner Excursion to Boutin's (Cajun Food). Busses load at 1730.
      Boudins Restaurant
    • 1700-2300 Hospitality Room is Open
  • Saturday 18 Oct
    • 0800-1000 - Complimentary Breakfast
    • 0900-1000 - RAFINO Business Meeting ("Mesa I")
    • 0900-1000 - RAFINCO Business Meeting ("Mesa II")
    • 1000-1200 - Joint RAFINO/RAFINCO Business Meeting ("Mesa I")
    • 1300-1600 - Bridge Tournament (Ballroom "Sedona I & II")
    • 1630-1800 - Formal Photos & Cocktails
    • 1800-2100 - Reunion Banquet. Business Casual (at least a sport coat) attire. Dinner call at 1800
    • 1200-2300 Hospitality Room is Open (closed 1600-2100)
  • Sunday 19 Oct. For details, see the Cruise Page
    • 0800-1000 - Complimentary Breakfast
    • 1230 - Busses Depart for New Orleans (busses load at 1200) and Caribbean Cruise aboard the Carnival "Dream"
      (you can pre-register for complimentary POV parking for cruisers who bus to/from New Orleans)
      Carnival 'Dream'
      Tentative Pricing (per person) - Embarkation from 1300-1500 10/19/2013:
      • Interior cabins from $454 cruise + $80 taxes and fees
      • Ocean View cabins from $579 + $80 taxes and fees
      • Balcony cabins from $714 + $80 taxes and fees
      • Deposit of $250 per person required to lock in prices.
      • Full payment due no later than 8/1/2014.
      • Trip Insurance Is Available

      Here is the Itinerary:
      DayLocationViaPort of Call Info
      Sunday, October 19, 2014Depart from New Orleans, La Dock
      Monday, October 20, 2014Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea
      Tuesday, October 21, 2014Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea
      Wednesday, October 22, 2014Mahogany Bay, Isla RoatanDock Roatan
      Thursday, October 23, 2014Belize Tender Belize General Info
      Friday, October 24, 2014Cozumel, Mexico Dock See Fodor's Cozumel Travel Notes
      Saturday, October 25, 2014Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea 
      Sunday, October 26, 2014Arrive at New Orleans, La Dock
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