USS Brownson Association 2017 Reunion

May 17 to May 21, 2017
Best Western Merry Manor Hotel in South Portland, Maine

Merry Manor Hotel

700 Main St South Portland ME
Phone 207-774-6151
Toll free 1-800-780-7234
Fax 207-871-0537
Reservations accepted after January 1, 2017
Check in 3 pm, Check out 11 am
Wed. May 17 to Sun. May 21 2017

  • Special Reunion room rate: $89.00/night plus tax, rate is available 3 days before and after reunion dates.
  • Free buffet breakfast each day of the reunion.
  • Free taxi to/from Portland Int’l Jetport.
  • Free hotel parking with space for large RV’s and buses.
  • Outdoor heated pool, indoor children’s pool.
  • 24 hr. fully equipped fitness center.
  • Guest coin operated laundry.
  • Interior corridors.
  • Pets are allowed.
  • Guest rooms have free Wi-Fi, microwave, refrigerator, 42” flat screen TV, iron and board, coffee maker and hairdryer.

Reunion Chairman Report
January 2017

Greetings all,  Joni and I have been planning this reunion since we left Charleston back in May 2015. I told you all that it would be here before you knew it, well, it’s about to all come together. Your 14th reunion will be held here in South Portland, Maine, from May 17 to May 21, 2017 at The Best Western Merry Manor Inn. Your room rates are good two days prior and two days after the reunion dates ($89/per night plus 9% tax) Those of you that will be flying  into Portland, ME, the hotel does not have a shuttle at the airport, if you get a cab, get a  receipt and present it to the front desk at the   hotel and it will be credited to your room bill.  Transportation to the airport will be provided via sign up slip at the front desk of the hotel, same for those traveling via train. You folks that are driving, parking is free! Safe travels to all!!

Once again we will be having a silent auction, if you have anything you would like to offer up for this event please let us know in advance so Joni can make up a description sign up slip. Our 2015 silent auction was the best to date. This coming year I am hoping to beat that mark. So that being said, Joni and I are planning to do something special. This will not only be our 14th reunion but also the 25th anniversary of the USS Brownson Association! So, bring along some extra cash, we are sure everyone will want to get in on this event!!

A little about our two tours, Thursday May 18 will be a full day at BIW (Home of the best ship builders in the world) the bus will be departing at 0900 SHARP ! We have to stay on time for this one, you will also be stopping in Freeport (Home of L.L. Bean) and arriving back at the hotel at 1615(4:15 pm). There will be a shuttle service into Portland’s Old Port area from 1700 until 2030 (5:00 pm to 8:30 pm)

Friday May 19, the Lobster Bake Day, Bus will depart at 1000 with a stop at Libby’s Candies, home of “Lenny the Moose” a 1700 pound moose made of milk chocolate !  Plans are to eat lunch around noon (not the chocolate Moose). Those who are not into  lobster, there will be Chicken or Baked Lasagna done the Foster’s way ! A trip around the south coast and back to the   hotel by 1630 (4:30 pm).                                        

Joni and I are looking forward to seeing all here on the Rocky Coast of Maine in May. Please come and see all that Maine has to offer, from its rocky coast to the beautiful city on the bay. Did you know that Portland, Maine has more restaurant’s and pub’s per capita than any city in the United States?  So until the next time, have a safe winter and think of us folks here in the snow belt. Start thinking about our next reunion here on the rocky coast of Maine.

Call the hotel, reserve your room and fill out and return the registration form (you can download it here).

Your host for the 14th reunion

Guy and Joni Linscott