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HPRA HISTORICAL INFORMATION

The HPRA came in to existence in 1991 with Dennis Dow as the president. Now here is where we need some data.
  • Date of the very beginning
  • Location of the first meetings (actual meeting, by phone, by email??
  • Who were those involved in the startup
  • And any other data available
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Select  "Danglers" to see all reunion danglers to date. Provided by Sal Contello (60-61).
There are now 28.


REUNIONS

    Below is a chart of the reunions through the years, including 2011 and 2012. It has "where", the "hotel" and the "costs" (not including tours). As you can see, the costs for some locations covering the years 1992  to 1996 and  are missing. Help us out here. ("IN ATTENDANCE" = Shipmates/Total)

Past - Present and Future Reunions

YEAR LOCATION HOTEL HOTEL
COST
Banquet
Cost
Per
Person ?
HOSP
ROOM
FEE
1st Day
TOUR
2nd Day
TOUR
TOTAL
p/p
IN ATTEN
DANCE
(Shipmates Only)
1 1991 Bensalem, Pa. Day's INN 45 $110
2 1992 Bridgeport Ct.
3 1993 None scheduled
4 1994 Newport RI
5 1995 None due to Bermuda
Cruise for 1996
The Cruise Ship!
6 1996 NY to Bermuda 7 day cruise 1400 y
7 1997 Virginia Beach Va Holiday Inn 68 70 ? 138
8 1998 Nashville Tn Club House Inn 79 55 ? 134
9 1999 Charleston, SC Hilton 79 55 ? 134
10 2000 Treasure Island Fl. Bilmar 80 60 ? 10 150
11 2001 Lancaster, Pa. Brunswick 79 60 ? 10 149
12 2002 South Portland, Me. Best Western 89 65 ? 10 164
13 2003 Seattle, Wa. Best Western 89 65 ? 10 164
14 2004 Timonium, Md. Holiday Inn 89 75 ? 164
15 2005 New Orleans, La. Canceled due to Katrina
16 2006 Philadelphia, Pa. Holiday Inn 99 85 ? 184 60
17 2007 Charleston, SC Town and Country Inn 99 45 y 10 154 51
18 2008 Boston, Mass Sheraton Four Points 119 35 y 10 164 72
19 2009 Chicago, Il. Embassy Suites 109 39 y 10 158 58
20 2010 St. Louis, Mo. Westport Plaza Chalet 99 32 y 10 141 47
21 2011 Washington DC Crowne Plaza
Old Town Arlington
109 40 y 10 65 40 264 61
22 2012 Newport, RI Crowne Plaza
Warwick
109 30 y 10 55 59 263 64
23 2013 Norfolk, Va. Sheraton Waterside
(Also an alternate Dinner Cruise Friday night)
109 45 y 10 33 53 250 75
24 2014 Jacksonville Fl. (April) Crowne Plaza
Riverfront
99-109 36 y 10 69 55 170 60
25 2015 New Orleans, La. (Oct) Crowne Plaza 109 y 0 45
26 2016 Memphis, Tenn. (Sept-Oct) (Baker) Whispering Woods in Olive Branch, Miss $111 41 y 0 85 45 171 50
27 2017 Harrisburg, PA.
(June Weekday) (Baker)
Hershey Red Lion 109/121
y 0 82 70 56
28 2018 Savannah GA.
(Sept Mon-Thr) (Baker)
The DeSoto $129  45 y 0 75 75 45
29 2019 Hartford/New London Connecticut (June)  Hartford Airport Marriott $124 45 y 0 51
30 2020 Boston (June) Canceled  Canceled due to COVID-19
31 2021 Chicago/Milwaukee (June) Rescheduled to June 2022  Canceled due to Covid-19 $119
xx 2022 Chicago/Milwaukee (June 8-11) Canceled due to Hotel Problem Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield $119
32 2022 Charleston SC
Week of Sept  19-23 Days TBT 
Town and Country Inn
$109 55 y
33 2023 Norfolk June 11-14 Sheraton Waterside ?? $139 49 y 10 pp 35 pp 35 pp
34 2024 Tampa FL - Mid May Dates TBT  TBT

HPRA OFFICERS (After the reunion of that year)

YEAR PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER CHAPLAIN REUNION PLANNER
1991 Dennis Dow Jim Manning
1992 Dennis Dow
1993 Dennis Dow
1994 Dennis Dow
1995 Dennis Dow
1996 Dennis Dow
1997 Dennis Dow
1998 Dennis Dow
1999 Dennis Dow
2000 Dennis Dow
2001 Dennis Dow
2002 Dennis Dow
2003 Dennis Dow
2004 Howard Ferrell Tom Reilly
2005 Howard Ferrell Jeff Minton
2006 Jeff Minton Steve Singlar Wade Botsford George Russell Reverend John Loewen
2007 Jeff Minton Steve Singlar Wade Botsford George Russell David Lee Chichester
2008 Jeff Minton Steve Singlar Wade Botsford Ken Quenstedt David Lee Chichester Steve Singlar
2009 George Baker Steve Singlar Wade Botsford Ken Quenstedt David Lee Chichester Steve Tinsall
2010 George Baker Steve Singlar Wade Botsford Ken Quenstedt David Lee Chichester
2011 George Baker   --
Steve Singlar Elec 6/11/2011
Steve Singlar  --
George Baker Elec 6/11/2011
Wade Botsford  Re-elec 6/11/2011 Ken Quenstedt David Lee Chichester George Baker
2012 Steve Singlar George Baker Wade Botsford Ken Quenstedt Brian Goode
6/9/2012
George Baker
2013 Steve Singlar
(Re-elected for 2 more)
George Baker Wade Botsford
(Re-elected for 2 more)
Ken Quenstedt Brian Goode George Baker
2014 Steve Singlar George Baker
(Re-elected for 2 more)
Wade Botsford Ken Quenstedt
(Re-elected for 2 more)
Brian Goode George Baker
2015 Gene Sampieri George Baker Wade Botsford (Re-elected) Ken Quenstedt Brian Goode George Baker
2016 Gene Sampieri George Baker  Wade Botsford Dan Andrews Brian Goode George Baker
2017 Gene Sampieri George Baker Wade Botsford Dan Andrews Brian Goode George Baker
2018 Gene Sampieri George Baker Wade Botsford Dan Andrews Brian Goode George Baker
2019 Gene Sampieri George Baker Michael Spinelli Dan Andrews Brian Goode Bob Ambrico
2020 Gene Sampieri
Georgw Baker Michael Spinelli Dan Andrews Brian Goode Steve Singlar
2021 Gene Sampieri  ** George Baker  Michael Spinelli  Dan Andrews Brian Goode Steve Tindall
2022 Gene Sampieri  ** George Baker  Michael Spinelli  Dan Andrews Brian Goode George Baker
2023 George Baker
2024 Alan Zimcus
2025
     ** Officers: Waiting on decisions at the Charleston Business Meeting


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