25th IDA Annual Reunion

**July 9, 2020 Update**

As you may be aware, the 2020 reunion is not doing too well in terms of bookings. Even with a low turnout our initial thought was to continue to hold the reunion for those intrepid souls willing to come. However, with the recent uptick in cases and deaths after some of the states opened up and with other potential problems, the executive council has voted NOT to hold our San Diego reunion this year.

Verne Seehausen, our treasurer will send refund checks in your total amount, Reunion Registration and Activity Registration directly to you. Those of you who paid by credit card will receive a refund check. We will not issue a refund on your credit card via PayPal.

Iʻm going to miss all my reunion friends this year. The reunion is one of the highlights of my year as I get to see and visit with so many of our great members.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Thatʻs what Iʻm here for.

Take care and be safe.

**May 26, 2020 Update**

Several of you have inquired about the upcoming reunion in San Diego.  As of today it is going to happen!  Earlier this week, the sales manager of the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside, our reunion hotel, and I had a long conversation regarding our reunion.  They are looking forward to hosting our group. The hotel is actually operating during this difficult time because it is an official hotel for several airlines crews as well as some of our military.  They have made adjustments to their cleaning routines including:  sanitizing all surfaces several times a day; wrapping the remotes in the rooms with plastic each time a new guest takes occupancy; keys are sanitized in a bucket of sanitizer; free standing, hands free hand sanitizers are in the lobby and they observe the 6 foot social distancing rules and more.  We believe October is far enough away that travel restrictions will be adjusted.

We are also working with our local tour operator.  At this time we don’t know which of our tours will be available.  However, please rest assured we will make whatever adjustments will be necessary to provide our members with a positive experience based on what is available while we are there.

I believe we will all enjoy being among friends and having fun, especially after so many weeks/months of social and/or physical distancing.  Send in your reservations now.  Remember, if you have to cancel your monies are refunded; and if we have to cancel, your monies will also be returned.  Full reunion details appeared in the fall/winter 2019/2020 issue and are repeated in the spring issue.  If you have any questions regarding any facet of the reunion, please contact us.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in San Diego!!

Sarah Krause
Reunion Registrar

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FYI – here is our updated information for Holiday Inn San Diego – Bayside: Here is the on-line booking link for your group. We look forward to welcoming the 25th Infantry Division Association guests this October!

Thank you for selecting the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside to host the overnight accommodations for your event scheduled from October 13–19, 2020. Your group code is D1K and your group rates are valid for booking through September 11, 2020.
Click here 25th IDA Reservation Booking Link to proceed directly to your reservation desk
 
The group rate is available for three days pre and post event based on room availability via the provided link or contact hotel reservations directly at Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside. Call 1(619) 224-3621, ask for reservations (Ext: 701) or call toll free (in USA only) 1(800) 662-8899.
 
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Each year the Association sponsors a reunion. The reunion location is moved around the country each year to give as many members as possible an opportunity to attend. Every five years the reunion returns to Schofield Barracks. Our past reunion locations can be found here: 25thida.org/association/reunions/past-reunions

Save the Date: 11-19 October 2020 for our annual reunion in San Diego, California. Details are published in our triannual publication for members, Tropic Lightning Flashes and they are available as a PDF: 2020 25th IDA Reunion Packet To register for the reunion or make your hotel reservations, print out the the forms found in the packet and mail them with your payment. You will also find details about reunion activities and tours.

The forms and reunion details are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and require the free reader to view or print them. If you don’t have this piece of software, visit the Adobe website and download it.