2015 Red Dragons Gathering

September 20-24, 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana

Link to Red Dragons Association Home Page

We have a really good rate in a really good location. This will be a good trip for family members of all ages. Schedule and hotel details are below.
This year we will be Sunday-Thursday because this gave us a substantial rate reduction versus our usual schedule of Wednesday-Sunday.

What you need to do:

1)    Make your reservations directly with the SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown by June 30, 2015. The hotel allows later than this, but as usual we have great uncertainty for room count and food – I need to know attendance early. True, if you show up walk-in we will figure something out for you, but have mercy, please!

2)    Send me $75 per person ($50 for kids) by July 15 to cover hospitality room and banquet. You can send it to me at 1455 Spanish Lake Ave, St. Gabriel LA 70776, or via PayPal at waltere@cox.net.

3)    Indicate your interest in the following events. Personal word – we’ve done these before; they are very informative and a lot of fun. The cost will depend on how many takers.

o A bus tour of New Orleans sights, sites and history

o A bus tour of antebellum plantation homes

o Group visit to World War II museum. This is great if you go on your own but they throw in a few perks for military groups.

4)    Email me at waltere@cox.net with questions.

USE THIS LINK to make your hotel reservations on line http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Red%20Dragons%20Reunion%5EMSYSH%60RDRRDRA%6099.00%60USD%60false%609/20/15%609/24/15%608/23/15&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

Note: IF you want more vacation time the hotel will try to provide you the group rate for several days before and/or after the event. This depends on availability so the earlier you ask for it the better your chances.


SUNDAY Sept 20 Afternoon/Evening


Check in, gather in DRAGON’s LAIR hospitality room

MONDAY Sept 21 through SATURDAY Sept 24

8 AM to 2 PM

2 PM until

DRAGON’S LAIR will be open at all times

Bus Tour of 1) New Orleans, 2) Plantation Homes, or 3) WW II Museum depending on interest. Otherwise

Free time

TUESDAY Sept 22 6-9 PM

Presentation on history of Red Dragons


6 PM

9 PM


Memorial banquet



“March Order, Close Station”


SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown


SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown

301 St. Joseph Street New Orleans, LA  70130 Phone: +1-504-522-3100

·         http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/msysh-springhill-suites-new-orleans-downtown/

·         Check in: 3:00 PM

·         Check out: 12:00 PM

·         On-site parking, fee: 25 USD daily

·         Parking fee is $25. Hotel has limited spaces available for rental. Local parking options nearby.

·         Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport – MSY 14 miles West

·         This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

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