POVA Biennial Reunion Update

Thursday 19 July - Sunday 22 July 2018

IMPORTANT Note Re: banquet dress "code:"  casual, neat; POVA-branded shirts preferred.  No jacket/tie required.  hawaiian shirts acceptable.  we all know but "casual, neat" means, right?

 

Day & Date                              TENTATIVE Reunion Activity/Event(s)

                        Thursday 19 July 2018

1500 – 1800                                                  Arrival at Reunion hotel(s), Registration, POA Info table and POVA store
1800 – 1930                                                  Welcome Reception, HQ Hotel, light snacks, cash bar
1930 – 2000                                                  POVA Officer Call/Meeting (location TBD)

                          Friday 20 July 2018

0830 - 0900                                                  Briefing on Australian PSYOP in Viet-Nam by POVA Life Member Derrill de Herr
0930 – 1130                                                  POVA Business Meeting (members only)
1200 – 1730                                                  Cleveland Attractions:  Cleveland University Circle attractions
                                                                            Included in the Cleveland CirclePass ($35 per person) (also includes shuttle between sites):
                                                                                   Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
                                                                                   
Cleveland History Center
                                                                                   Cleveland Botanical Garden
                                                                                   Cleveland Museum of Natural History


                                                                               Also available in the University Circle area:
                                                                                   Cleveland Museum of Art..........FREE


1830 – 2100                                                 Buffet Dinner @ Buffalo Wild Wings (on same property as HQ hotel):  hosted by the PSYOP Association (POA)
                                                                       POVA Raffle held beginning around 2015 hours
 

                           Saturday 21 July 2018

0900 – 1800                                                  Downtown Cleveland Awesome Attractions: 
                                                                         Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame
                                                                         Mather Shipping Museum
                                                                         Great Lakes Science Center


1830 – 2100                                                   POVA Banquet & Remembrance Celebration (HQ Hotel banquet/conference room)
                                                                        POVA Recognition and Awards
                                                                         50/50 Raffle

 

                             Sunday 22 July 2018

 0800 – 1200                                                   Buffet breakfast and Joint POA “PSYOP Update” program, presentations. 
                                                                          Speakers/Special Guests include: 
                                                                              PSYOP Regimental Commandant Robert A. B. Curris, COL-USA
                                                                               PSYOP Association President Dennis Bartow, LTC-Ret.                                             
                                                                               POVA Life Member Curtis Boyd, COL-Ret.                        
                                                                               POVA First Vice President and Life Member Lawrence Dietz, COL-Ret.
                                                                               POVA Life Member Edward Burley, BG-Ret.


Update on Banquet Meal Options

Our Reunion Banquet on Saturday 21 July will include the following menu selections:

Sliced Roast Beef with Mushroom Demi-Glace, chefs starch and vegetable, salad with dressings, rolls and butter, coffee, decaf or iced tea

Cod Milanese (white wine, butter and capers) chefs starch and vegetable, salad with dressings, rolls and butter, coffee, decaf or iced tea

Chicken breast with a sauce (agreed upon by the group), chefs starch and vegetable, salad with dressings, rolls and butter, coffee, decaf or iced tea

Vegetarian Option

 

 2018 Biennial Reunion Hotel Updated Information

HQ Hotel:

Marriott Cleveland East
26300 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122

216-378-9191

Special POVA Reunion Rate:  $112.00 USD per night + applicable taxes

To make your reservation, CTRL+click HERE; it will take you to a special reservation page already set up with our Reunion dates and special rate.  Fill in the data, enter your credit card information, and your reservation will be confirmed.

 

Alternate Hotel:

 Extended Stay America – Beachwood, Orange Place SOUTH
3820 Orange Place
Beachwood, OH  
Reservation Phone: 844-548-5571

Features:
Includes Kitchenette and Grab & Go Breakfast
Studio Suite with 1 Queen bed
 
Rate Availability:
Military Rate is $90.24
Advance Purchase is $85.49 (Reservation must be made 60 or more days in advance)

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ALTERNATE HOTEL

To take advantage of these favorable rates, you must make your reservation immediately.  Because POVA cannot accurately estimate the number of those in attendance, we are unable to lock in a rate without a guarantee for 10 or more rooms.

Both rates go up as it gets closer to summer……Hotel is already half full for July.

As we are actively planning for the Reunion, POVA will periodically post updates on reunion planning, so check in at our website often.  Activities posted here may change as planning proceeds, so check back often; updates also published in the POVA newsletter "The Leaflet Drop."