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Whiskey Battery Reunion

September 13 – 16, 2018

16th Annual Reunion

Detroit, Michigan

Dates:  September 13-16, 2018

Place:  Detroit, Michigan

Hotel:  Country Inns and Suites   Phone:  (313)-562-8900

Rate:  $89.99 plus tax.  The rate will be good for the entire week.  VERY IMPORTANT:  Rate is good ONLY if you book before August 14, 2018. Rate increase after that date.   Make your reservations early. Rate is good for the entire week for early arrivals. September 10-17th, 2018.  

Website for hotel:

Meeting room will be available September 13-15 only. 

Breakfast:  Hot breakfast at the hotel.  M – F 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 and Sat – Sun. 7:00 am. To 10:00.

Airport: Detroit Metro. Hotel has free airport shuttle that normally runs 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  They will shuttle until

11:P.M. BASED ON AVAILABILITY.  TO USE THE SHUTTLE, PLEASE CALL THE HOTEL (313)562-8900 and schedule your pick up but you must call them again “after you have landed”  before they dispatch someone to get you.  Same is true if you are using Amtrak. 

Cancellation Policy:  Each guest has a week prior to cancel room with no penalty, September 4th is the last day to cancel with no charges, and failure to cancel in time will result in paying for the 1st night’s stay. 

Amtrak train is 5 minutes away.  Hotel will pick up at station.  16121 Michigan Ave. Dearborn, MI


Finalized Agenda

AUG. 14 - ** Cutoff date for Group Rate @ Hotel.  (Country Inn and Suites 313 562-8900

                 under Whiskey Battery)

SEPT. 1 - *** Cutoff date to order shirts.  (See below)

SEPT. 4 - Cutoff date to cancel hotel reservations if not attending

SEPT. 10 - For early arrivals, there are golf courses, walking path (check with hotel),

                Greek town, Casinos, Greenfield Village and Museum (Hotel has free daily

                shuttles), Windsor Tunnel to Canada (if have passport or enhanced license),

                Eastern Market, much more...Hotel has lots of info.  Nearest Metro Bus is quite

                A walk, but Uber, Lyft, and taxis are readily available if don’t have a vehicle.

                 The Hotel Meeting Room is only ours on the 13th, 14th and 15th.  There is a large  

                 Breakfast Room available to us anytime for gathering together. 

SEPT. 13 - Upon arrival, Meet and Greet in Hotel Conference Room

SEPT. 14 – 09:00 Hotel shuttle starts.  Takes group members to another pickup point for Ford                                   Motor Tour.    

- 10:30 River Rouge Guided Factory Tour.   (See Ford F- 150 made)        2 hour tour $15 per person**** Need reservation by August 31.  Email Connie Jines. or Text or call (989)30-0018 * Pay after you arrive.  Cash or check only please.               

             - 12:30 Begin shuttles back to Hotel

             - 13:00 Lunch on your own.  List of options available

             - 18:00 Evening Meal catered.  Cost approx... $14.00 per person.

SEPT. 15 – 09:00 Whiskey Battery Annual Meeting

             - 10:30 Picture Time

             - 11:00 Veteran Meeting w/ Ron Cummins

             - 12:00 Catered Lunch in Hotel Conference room $$

             - 14:00 (to 1700) Board bus in front of Hotel for guided tour “Detroit Then and

                Now” (3 hours w/ restroom break) See where Motown got started (photo opp

                 only), Mariners Cathedral, River town, Fisher Building, much more...$20 each.

                 *Max capacity is 38 people.  Reserve with Connie by August 31 at: email .  Or Call  Or text to (989) 430-0018.  Pay when you arrive.  Cash or check

             - 18:00 Pizza and beverages in Hotel Conference Room $

SEPT. 16 – 08:00 remove all possessions from Conference Room.  There is another group

                coming in at 1000 and Hotel staff has to set up for them, however, the breakfast

                room is right next door and we are welcome to use it, but it is a public area.

                For anyone staying until Monday, we have the Metro Bus numbers if you would

                like to go to the Eastern Market where you can buy produce, meals, 

                name it!


                 RED POLO SHIRTS $29 ea.-----GRAY T-SHIRTS.     $12 ea.

                 Please order from Garry by September 1, 2018.  Specify which shirt(s) and what

                 size you want.  Email Garry at: or Text to (989) 207-0066.

                 You can also call that number in the evenings, but you’ve got to reach me as I 

                 Don’t do voice mail 😬.  Pictures of Polo shirt and T-shirt will be sent via email.