2019 Macon / Warner-Robins, Georgia Reunion

317th Veterans Group 2019 Reunion
Macon / Warner-Robins, Georgia
Thursday, October 24th through Sunday, October 27
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 We have a great reunion planned for this Fall, I hope you will make plans to attend. We booked a great hotel with lots of amenities including an indoor pool and exercise room. Our discounted rate includes a free, all you can eat breakfast buffet for each day of your stay. The hotel we selected is the Holiday Inn Macon North located at 3953 River Place Drive, Macon, GA. We have a block of rooms set aside for our group at a discounted rate of $95.00 plus taxes per night. This rate is also valid two days before and after the reunion dates. To make your reservations call the hotel at 478-803-8200 and be sure to tell them you are with the 317th Veterans Group to get the group rate. You can also make your reservations on line by clicking on this link:   Holiday Inn Macon North Reservations                    
should you have to cancel your reservations, you may do so without penalty, if you notify the hotel 24 hours before the date of your reservation.

 If you have any problems with your reservations or need a handicap room call hotel manager, Brigette Lee at 478-803-8203.

It’s important that you make your reservations early; our block of rooms is expected fill up well before the start of our reunion.  Our hotel contract states that our room block will expires 30 days before the start of our reunion. You may still reserve a room after our room block expires but it will be based on room availability.

Macon, Georgia has so much to offer, you may want to stay an extra day or two. There's historic sights, museums, shopping and much more.  Click on this link and look at all this town has to offer:  Macon Visitors Guide Link


We will follow our usual reunion format: 
Casual dress for all events, except for the Saturday Evening Banquet where a jacket and tie are the recommended attire.

Schedule of Activities

Thursday, Oct. 24 Our Hospitality Room will be open all day. After you have checked into the hotel, be sure to stop by our welcome table and get checked in with us. We will have refreshments, exhibits and Mr. James Gregory, our reunion vendor will have 317th Veterans Group and Squadron clothing, hats, patches and souvenirs for sale.  At 7:00 PM we will have a meeting to go over our reunion itinerary and answer any questions you may have.  If you use Thursday as a travel day, please arrive at the hotel in time for this meeting.

Friday, Oct.25  We will be traveling to Warner- Robins to visit the Museum of Aviation. It is the second largest air museum of the US Air Force and is located next to Robins AFB.  Our tour buses will arrive at the hotel at 9:00 AM. Please use the tour bus and not you own car for this visit; It's important that we arrive together as a group. At noon we will have a catered lunch at the museum in a private room we have reserved for our group. This room is ours for the day, you can use it anytime during our visit to sit and take a break. The museum has four buildings of exhibits as well as outside exhibits and a nice gift shop. After our visit we will depart back to our hotel in time to rest up for the evenings wine and cheese social in our hospitality room.

Saturday, Oct.26 Free time early in the day to visit some of the many attractions in the area or to relax and socialize in our hospitality room.  At 5:30 PM our Banquet room opens; a cash bar will be set up for refreshments. Our banquet is a dress up affair, a jacket and tie is the recommended attire for the men.
At 6:00 PM our program will start with opening remarks and introduction of our guest speaker. Following our speaker, dinner will be served. After dinner and deserts, we will have booked a local entertainer to perform. It's not Elvis this time, but this guy does a good job of singing those old songs we know and love. And of course, we will have our reunion raffle where each ticket will give you multiple opportunities to win a nice prize.

Sunday, Oct. 27 We will have our Farewell Breakfast at the hotel as we say our goodbyes to our friends, old and new.

 

 Here are some helpful links to area attractions and other information.

 

Macon Visitors Bureau  www.visitmacon.org

Some Macon Attractions:

Hay House https://www.hayhousemacon.org/

Allman Brothers Band Museum  https://www.thebighousemuseum.com


Museum of Arts and Science    https://www.masmacon.org/

Some Warner Robins Attractions  ( Warner- Robins is 20 miles from Macon.)

 

Warner Robins Museum  of Flight  http://www.museumofflight.org/

Warner Robins visitor center  http://www.warnerrobinsvisitorscenter.com/

Warner Robins Attractions  http://www.warnerrobinsvisitorscenter.com/attractions.html

Robins AFB   https://www.robins.af.mil/

Macon is located in central Georgia