Seadragon Alumni;

With the New Year we are one step closer to the great Seadragon Reunion in Kansas City, MO, 1-3 September 2005. We have made arrangements with the Marriott Hotel to reserve a block of rooms for us, at $88.00 per night, plus tax of $14.85.

The Banquet and Business Meeting will be held on Friday, 2 September at the Marriott. Cost of the Banquet is $50.00 per person. As at the previous reunions, we will have a Hospitality Room with beer, sodas, snack foods and other assorted goodies.

The Hospitality Room hours:
Wednesday August 31                                                 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Thursday September 1                                                8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday September 2                                                     8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cocktails will be held Friday Evening from 4:00 Pm to 6:00 PM with dinner and guest speakers to follow.

Those with computers, who will be attending, should fill out the Registration Form found on the Seadragon Web Site. (, and those without computers please fill out and return the attached Registration Form to Tom McCabe, 2051 Woolner Ave. Fairfield, CA 94533.

The Marriott does not have an Airport Shuttle, but there is a KCI (Kansas City International) shuttle that runs back and forth between the airport and different hotels throughout the day. The Marriott is the first stop on the KCI route and the cost is $15.00 one way or $25.00 for a round trip. The KCI Company can be reached directly at 816-243-5000 for information and reservations.

Those of you who think Kansas City can't be fun need only check out the following links for some fun things to do. And if this doesn't wet your appetites, there are always free beer and sea stories in the Hospitality Room.

1. A view of the hotel can be seen at the following link.
2. Casinos in the Kansas City Area:
3. Music and Night Life:
4. Some of the best Barbecue in the world:
5. World Renown Steak Houses:
6. Cultural Things:

Dalaena Neff
Executive Meetings Manager
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Remember to mention the Seadragon Alumni when making reservations.
Be advised that double and king sized are available. If you are E-mailing, you will need to specify
choice of room and smoking/non-smoking.
A credit card is required to reserve and E-mail is not secure for this type of information, so it is
best to call Dalaena to make a reservation.

Thomas McCabe
USS Seadragon Alumni Association

Please send your current E-mail address to Ron Waldron at (
Snail Mail costs about $0.50 per letter. This is a lot of beer money.