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Welcome Mates to the United States Junior Chamber Crew Web Site!
 

We have added the nomination form to the website. To nominate someone for the CREW click here.
A copy can also be found in the "CREW INFO" section of the website.

73rd Reunion of the Crew of The S.S. Fellowship

CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA
REMEMBER WHEN!

Registration Form Now Available Online (PDF)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE DECEMBER 31, 2008! 
YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SAVE $25 ON YOUR REGISTRATION!

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Viewer installed, you can download a FREE copy of it in order to view/print the REGISTRATION FORM Click on the "Get Acrobat Reader" button to get your copy today. (10/24/08)

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HOTEL

Plantation Inn Golf Resort and Spa, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail; Crystal River, FL 34429
For reservations call 1.800.632.6262 or 352.795.4211. (8/11/08)

CREW REUNION 2009 HOSPITALITY SUITE SPONSORSHIP

We are once again inviting sponsorship of our Hospitality Suite, for those Mates that would like to remember a Mate, or an event in their Jaycee life, or who cannot attend the Reunion personally, or who simply want to help sponsor the "hospitality" part of our 72nd Reunion. Sponsorships will be used to help defray the cost of the Hospitality Suite, and the food and drink served there. And like at the 72nd Reunion, a list of the donors and their names will be published in the Reunion Program.

Checks should be mailed to the Ship’s Purser, Mate Dave Atkin at 1600 Elmore Ave; Columbus OH 43224 and made out to "The Crew" with a notation of CREW Hospitality on the bottom left hand side. Thanks.

WE STILL NEED YOU HELP! (10/24/08)

 

A GOLF RESORT AND SPA IN CRYSTAL RIVER, FL IS THE SITE OF THE 73RD ANNUAL REUNION OF THE CREW OF THE SS FELLOWSHIP on March 20-22, 2009.

This is a great location and time when much of the US is still much colder. For those who want to come in early, they can play golf, go to the Spa and Register for early hospitality on March 19, 2009. The Theme of this event is: “Remember When” the late 1970's the US Jaycees peaked at almost 500,000 members with over 5,000 chapters. I am encouraging that all Mates of the 1970's and 1980's and the National Presidents to encourage their teams to come to come to this as a special reunion. Mate Randy Avon has agreed to help me with this Event when Florida Marched Number 1 in the Nation in June 1971.

For more information on the Plantation Inn, go to this website http://www.plantationinn.com and more information on the Jaycee event and details and how to get there, go to: http://www.fljaycees.org/yearend2009/. For those of you who want to know what's on the menu:

  • Sat morning breakfast - Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs with bacon,

  • Sat Lunch - Baked Salmon,

  • Sat Dinner - Roast Prime Rib, and

  • Sun Breakfast - Deluxe Continental with hot egg & cheese croissant with bacon.

The Registration form is included with this LOG or click here with a special price for Early Bird Registration until Dec 31, 2008. And make your reservations for your room at the Plantation Inn and flights before prices go up! NOTE: Attendance for the early Hospitality for March 19th is not included in the prices quoted. (10/24/08)

 

73rd CREW Reunion, March 20-22, 2009, Plantation Inn, Crystal River, FL

The Chairman for the event is Mate Jeff Dickson
Co-Chairman, Mate Randy Avon

The Crew Reunion will be moving back to the Spring to be held with the United States Jaycees Yearend Celebration. This year, it will be hosted by the Florida Jaycees at the Plantation Inn, Crystal River, FL. The Jaycee Convention will run from March 18-22, 2009. For more information on it go to http://www.fljaycees.org/yearend2009. So mark your calendars now and plan to be there until we publish more about it in the next LOG to be out latter this fall as soon as we have enough funds to publish it.

For those like to get an early start, reservations can be made by calling the Plantation Inn; 9301 W. Fort Island Trail; Crystal River, FL 34429; 352-795-4211 or 800-632-6262. Cost per room is $109 per night plus tax.

For those Mates that live in colder climates, it will be a chance to come south to warm up.

AIRPORTS • Tampa • Orlando • Sanford/Orlando.

If driving, From Tampa – approximately 90 miles; take Suncoast Parkway N to Brooksville Exit (US 98) West on US 98/50 to US 19 North on US 19 to Crystal River Turn left on Ft. Island Trail Located 1/8 mile on right side or From Orlando – approximately 95 miles Florida Turnpike North to I-75 I-75 North to Exit 329 Wildwood West on SR 44 to Crystal River South on US 19 to 2nd traffic light West Ft. Island Trail, Turn right go .8 mile, located on the right side.

More about the Plantation Inn and Resort:

Whatever your preference, be it an intense game of tennis, a family boating outing, an early morning fishing trip, or a leisurely boat ride, the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa has an extensive variety of fun activities to experience for everyone. Adventure seekers can brave a once-in a-lifetime swim with manatees in the warm waters of the Crystal River inlets or explore 25,000 acres around King’s Bay on one of our custom Florida boat rentals. Visit our marina & dive shop , get SCUBA certified, and go underwater to witness a whole new world of aquatic life. For a little more action, grab a rod and reel and get hooked on a Florida fishing trip you won’t soon forget. If you’re the type that prefers dry land, the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa has you covered. We are home to championship level golf, tennis and disc (Frisbee) golf.

Also, head out to the lawn and enjoy a gentlemanly game of croquet on our regulation court, play a family round robin horseshoe tournament, or relax by our newly remodeled pool and pool deck area while you watch others play on our sand volleyball court. Competitive sport or leisurely games, aquatic adventure or land-based fun, experience all your favorite Florida resort activities in the paradise setting of Plantation Golf Resort & Spa. Silver Springs is a 350 acre nature theme park that surrounds the headwaters of the beautiful Silver River, the largest artesian spring formation in the world. Located 90 miles north of Orlando, just east of Ocala, Florida. Here you can view the underground springs from our famous glass-bottom boats, where you’ll see fish, shellfish, turtles and alligators in water that’s up to 80 feet deep and 99.8% pure. Walk the beautiful grounds and experience the natural habitats of Florida’s largest alligators, endangered bears and panthers, Kritter Korral petting zoo, plus an entertaining variety of wildlife shows from Birds of Prey to snakes and reptiles. There are rides and exhibits for all ages in a natural setting of stunning beauty.

To learn more about the Plantation Inn Golf Resort and Spa and location : Go to: http://www.plantationinn.com/about-us/directions.php and see a virtual video turn at: http://www.plantationinn.com/


Yours in Jaycees,
Mate Kim Newlin
Keeper of the LOG
(10/24/08)
 

For information on the 2008 - 72nd Crew Reunion click here.

For information on the 2007 - 71st Crew Reunion click here.

For information on the 2006 - 70th Crew Reunion click here.

For information on the 2005 - 69th Crew Reunion click here.

Passing of crew members and other information click here.

This web site was launched at the 68th Crew Reunion held on March 12-14, 2004 in Tulsa, OK.

Now a brief tour:

First no matter where you are, click on the Log of the S.S. Fellowship picture at the top of every page and you will return to this page.

  • CREW Volunteers - We will post names and email addresses to those who are volunteering to manage the CREW (if anyone could really manage this CREW) so you know who to contact about what.
  • Photos/Highlights - We hope to have some fun here. If you have photos (and descriptions), we will be posting them here on the site.  Information on how to provide this information is listed. We will also post highlights of reunions here as well.
  • The Log - We hope to be able to offer the Log of the S.S. Fellowship here and maybe save some postage.  if you are willing to view it on line, a paper copy would not need to be mailed.  We hope to ask MATES to let the KEEPER OF THE LOG informed and may be able to over time have more and more visit here for the Log of the S.S. Fellowship.
  • History - This will highlight the history of the USJCCCREW.  Wayne Field has developed a history of the crew and our intent is to publish it here on the web site.
    Crew Info - This is intended for general CREW information that may be provided including CREW reunion information. A copy of the CREW nomination form can also be found in this section of the website.
  • Crew List - The idea here is to upload the current list of MATES as a searchable database.  MATES will be able to enter a first name or last name, city or state and be able to immediately pull up any records we have for those categories.
  • Crew Update - Let's say you have recently moved or notice when you pull your record up on the CREW list that something is not right.  You will be able to access this page and complete basic information to be passed on to the CREW Volunteers to update the database and keep your records current.
  • Yahoo Group - There is currently a mailing list that has been developed through Yahoo Groups and many MATES are currently subscribed and involved.  IF a MATE who is not involved whishes to do so a link to be "invited" will be included and a direct link to the group swill also be available.

This is our first step to share the fellowship originally intended by the establishment of the CREW and the original KEEPER OF THE LOG  MATE John Armbruster. We are just hoping we can take advantage of the technology available and keep everyone a little closer!

Enjoy!

 

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