June 19-24, 2016
The 79th Annual Reunion of the CREW of the
SS Fellowship to MEET in Greensboro, NC on June 19-24, 2016 at the
Embassy Suites Greensboro Airport
The SS Fellowship will dock on June 19,
2016. The CREW Hospitality Room will be open for drinks and hors
d’oeuvres during selected times of the day.
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As you can see from our registration form,
you are on your own for all meals except for breakfast and the evening
happy hour which are included with your hotel stay.
Greensboro began around 1740 when Quakers
moved into the area. The Revolutionary battle was led by American
General Nathanael Green at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse on March
15, 1781 which led to Lord Cornwallis’s defeat at Yorktown 7 months
later. In 1807 local residents elected officials, purchased a 42-acre
tract of land for $98, and named it “Greensborough”, later to be
changed to Greensboro, in honor of Major General Greene who won the
Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
In 1837, the Quakers of the New Garden
Community formed a boarding school that is known today as Guilford
College, the first coeducational Institution in the South.
During the Civil War, Greensboro was a
railroad center for the Confederacy supplying Robert E. Lee’s Army of
Northern Virginia. Greensboro became the seat of the Confederacy on
April 11, 1865 as Confederate President Jefferson Davis arrived here
after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. FYI, both Robert E. Lee and
Jefferson Davis were relatives of our late Mate Jeff Davis from GA.
Just South of Greensboro is Level Cross, home of Legendary Race Car
Drivers, Lee and Richard Petty.
Our theme this Year is “Reunion of
Anniversary Years leading to our 100 Years in 2020.” Mate John Sprole
is my 2nd Mate in Charge of CREW Reunions. If you have any questions,
contact Mate John Sprole at
We’re pulling out all the stops to have
many chances to meet old and new Mates of the CREW.
That’s why we are giving a special invitation to those of you whose
terms in national office ended in 2011, 2006, 2001, 1995/96, 1990/91,
and 1985/86 (& before). You should make a special effort to attend and
meet up with those with whom you served most closely.
Did you serve with:
PRESIDENT, US JAYCEES 2011 - 5 YEAR REUNION
PRESIDENT, US JAYCEES 2006 - 10 YEAR REUNION
WARD-TOMPKINS PRESIDENT, US JAYCEES 2001 - 15 YEAR REUNION
PRESIDENT, US JAYCEES 1995/96 - 20 YEAR REUNION
PRESIDENT, US JAYCEES 1990/91 - 25 YEAR REUNION
PRESIDENT, US JAYCEES 1985/86 - 30 & ALL EARLIER YR REUNIONS
There are many things to
see and do in to addition to those mentioned above such as the Richard
Childress Racing Museum, SKYWILD at Greensboro Science Center,
Childress Vineyards Tour and Wine Tasting, tour Old Salem in
Winston-Salem, NC and the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
For more information on Greensboro, visit the Greensboro Area
Convention & Visitors Bureau at
We will have our hospitality bar open most
of the week for registered Crew Mates only. The CREW will meet at the
same time and place as the USJCI Senate annual meeting, but the CREW
meeting is a separate function. More details are on the CREW
registration form that will be part of the upcoming Log and is here on
our Web site.
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Plans are to have forums on the Past,
Present and Future of the US Jaycees at the CREW Reunion meeting on
Tuesday morning and afternoon June 21, 2016.
The CREW hospitality room will be in the
Embassy Suites Greensboro Airport, 204 Centre Point DR, Greensboro, NC
reservations may be made at (236) 668-4535. Ask for the US JCI Senate
room block. Hotel room conference rates are $120 + taxes per room and
are available 5 days before and five days after the conference.
Regular check-in would be June 19 and checkout June 25. Complimentary
breakfast and shuttle service to and from the airport are also
block cutoff is May 1, 2016.
Every room is a two-room suite with a private bedroom and separate
living area. More information on amenities can be obtained from the
hotel. Mate John Sprole, 2nd Mate in Charge of CREW Reunions.
CREW REUNION 2016 HOSPITALITY SUITE SPONSORSHIP
We are once again requesting sponsorships
for our Hospitality Suite, a need of about $1,200 -- for those Mates
that would like to remember a Mate or an event in their Jaycee life,
who cannot attend the Reunion personally, or who simply want to help
sponsor the "hospitality" part of our 79th Annual Reunion.
All donations and
sponsorships of $100 or more will be used to defray the cost of the
Hospitality Suite and the food and drinks served there. As at the 78th
Reunion, a list of the donors and their names will be published in the
Checks should be mailed to Mate Kim Newlin, 12455 SW 97th CT, Miami,
FL 33176 and made out to "The Crew of the SS Fellowship” with a
notation of CREW Hospitality on the bottom left hand side.
Donors for the 78th
Reunion in Nashville were:
A J Morton,
Lawrence L. Kenney,
Kim Newlin and