2006 Reunion Highlights
Albuquerque, NM
By: Larry & Liz Hagler

 

For those who have never been to Albuquerque, NM in September you are really missing something. The air was clear, the country side was spectacular and it was a great place for old friends to reunite for a fantastic reunion.

Thursday afternoon’s activities started with registration followed by a Fajita Buffet dinner. The hospitality room was open late allowing time for everyone to see their old friends and make new ones.

Friday was spent sightseeing. It started at the Atomic Museum, a history which begins with a bomb and ends with many uses we have today for atomic energy. From there we visited Old Town, a great place to eat and shop for jewelry and other items made by the local Indians.

Grady McEachern, Ken Bolton and Garey Gilley (taking picture) took time out to play golf at one of the many beautiful courses in Albuquerque.
As we have done at the past two reunions, Saturday morning was reserved for a business meeting. Outside of a couple of minor by-law changes, the majority of the discussion was around future reunions. The reunion previously scheduled for St. Louis next year has been moved to 2008. Next year’s reunion will be in Gulfport, MS during NMCB 11’s re-commissioning activities.
Several items were raffled off following our Saturday evening   banquet. Pictured is one of the items: a beautiful queen-size quilt   made by Barbara Griffin’s sister. It has the Association’s logo in   the center and squares for each attendee to sign. The quilt was won  by Zeke & Kathy Zahniser.
Plaques were presented to John Totten as out-going President and Bruce Geibel for editing the "Family of the 11th Seabee Battalions" history book.