Tiru Maru
May 2018

8 May 2018

2018 Tiru Reunion Coordinator Notes:
For 2018 the reunion will be held in Branson Missouri. This year’s gathering is being sponsored by Doug and Cora Sue Johnson. We will be staying at the Lodge of the Ozarks where we will have the arrival Dinner and the Banquet. There will be cruise on The Branson Showboat with lunch and a show. The memorial service will be held at the Branson Showboat. In addition, crew members can take advantage of an optional show offered close to the lodge as well as other shows in the area. Branson a small shopping district is close by, along with other activities in the surrounding area. For Reunion Details, Go to the USS Tiru Home Page at: ww.usstiru.org. Then click on the 2018 reunion button.
For More Information on Branson, additional shows and activities in the area, log into the Branson Tourist Center at: bransontourismcenter.com

Doug Johnson
2018reunion@usstiru.org (email)
PO Box 80548
Conyers, GA, 30013-8548
(770) 634-6295

Secretary Notes:
We have been sending newsletter mailing by postal service to shipmate for which we do not have an email address. If you know of any crewmembers who have an email address and is not receiving these notes, please send addresses:

Box 40
Sorrento BC, VOE2W0

The email version of the newsletter is purposely lacking graphics and links in the hope that it will note be considered email spam by other mail programs.

Please let us know if you change your email address. If you received this letter by postal mail, it means that we do not have a good email address for you or your server may have considered our newsletter as spam.
Senior Editor: Glenn Reed, secretary@usstiru.org.

Web Site Notes:

The website www.usstiru.org had 13,753 visits and 266,259 hits so far this year. You can protect our site, by auditing the site for bad links and errors. If any problems are noticed , please email the webmaster. Thanks to those who have sent in suggestions and comments.

If you have registered and have not received a reply, please try again or send an email to the webmaster. You should get an acknowledgement in one to three days. We continue to have problems with our emails due to spam control on some computers.

Webmaster: Dave Booth, webmaster@usstiru.org.

Treasurer /Chaplin Notes:

The Financial report for 2017 is posted in the ASSOCIATION section of the Tiru website for registered members. We continue to be a dues- free organization.

Shipmates known to have deceased 1 January 2017 to date:
David Thaxton 26 January 17
Charles Diesel 15 February 17
James Olivas 15 July 17
Edward Simpson 10 October 17
Allan Simmons, Jr. 6 April 18
Donald Whitehead 28 September 17

President’s Notes:
Last year we had a great reunion in Fredericksburg Texas. Larry Standlee and Malida Allison sponsored the reunion. Our thanks to them for the hard work and planning that went into such a successful event. We Toured the Admiral Nimitz Museum and the National Museum of the Pacific War. We also were able to tour the childhood home of President Lyndon Johnson, followed by a wine tasting and lunch at a local vineyard. Both were interesting and fun venues.

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2017 USS Tiru Reunion Attendees – Admiral Nimitz Museum Courtyard

This year’s Reunion looks to be a good time. Branson is new location for us and offers a variety of activities during unscheduled event times. As always the best part of the reunion is always seeing the crew and seeing how our sea stories evolve. I hope to see you in Branson.

If anyone has any comments or complaints that you would like to pass along, I (Frank Mennel) can be reached on my cell at (313) 520-3939 or at my email below.

FYI: I’m stepping in for Bill Fatek temporarily. Bill had a reaction to a medication he has been on and is recovering from the effects of that reaction. The family has asked that we do not contact them during this recovery period. We all wish Bill a speedy recovery. Thanks.

Association Vice President: Frank Mennel, vice-president@usstiru.com

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