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Year 2010 Reunion – Our 30th
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Branson, as usual, was among the best reunions the Robbie has ever had. "It doesn't get any better than this" expresses the sentiments of all those who attended this very special 30th Annual Reunion celebrated at the Clarion Hotel in Branson, MO, thanks to our host George Schureman who made this reunion a blast for all, along with the very special Clarion Hotel Staff.
The Crew was greeted in the hospitality room with a huge display created by hotel host Joe Cuna and his Cunateers. Joe also made a movie of all the activities done in the hospitality room and a copy was made available to each attendee at no cost. Thanks!
The crew had a very special Robbie Reunion Party, celebrating our 30th Annual Reunions 30th Birthday. The party was very exciting and enjoyed by all, thanks to the hard work of Patsy Smith, Peggy Clegg, George Schureman Art Bowne, and the Staff of the Clarion Hotel. Certificates were given out to all that have attended 15 or more Robbie Reunions and special USS Robinson Calendars were presented to those that have attended 20 or more years. Dick Gruny has attended the most with 23 years. Charles Smith emceed the affair and recognized the following for their many years of reunion attendance.
15 years: Andy & Norma Anderson; Eldon & Anne Bartlett;
Pete & Margie Masella; Dave & Betty Miller;George & Eleanor Schureman
We were honored to have "First Timers" Frank Pitts and Richard Sprague onboard for this years reunion. Welcome aboard Frank and wife Linda, Richard and wife Marian. We also welcome first time attendee Dianne Fowler Melton and her daughter Holly Brem. Dianne is the daughter of the late Rufus E. Fowler.
Saturday morning the Gals of the Robbie held their annual meeting in the hospitality room where they displayed and judged their decorated tote bags. The winners were 1 st place; Betty Carlson 2nd place:Barbara Reynolds 3rd place; Eleanor Schureman. The ladies decided to decorate a cap and/or sun visor. They are also asking that you bring your favorite recipes for making a cookbook.
Sunday morning we made a memorable trip to Branson Belle, Queen of Table Rock Lake. Before boarding the vessel, we assembled at a nearby gazebo and held a Special Memorial Service for the USS Robinson DD562 Fallen Shipmates. One could hear the recorded voice of the late Rev. Howard Wise singing his favorite hymn. We opened with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner, the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the Navy Service Hymn (lyrics provided by Venice Loder). Balloons we released at the end of a very touching ceremony.
Row 1. Fred Robertson, Eldon Bartlett, Dianne Fowler Melton, Gabe Gabel,
Front Row: Luke West, Paul Reuter, Dave Wilkinson, Betty Wise, Bud Carlson (on floor), Barbara Reynolds,
Don Hendrick, Fred Souba
Front Row: Jim Lane, Wes Shanholtzer, Vern Compton, Hal Mullen, Jim Tomkinson
|Here's where we were in past Robbie reunions. Where were you?|
1981 South Bend, IN
1997 Harrisburg, PA
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