MUSIC - THE DESTROYERMEN
USS BERKELEY ASSOCIATION
The mission of the Association is to continue the camaraderie established by the crew during
the thirty years of service the ship was in commission. This is accomplished through periodic
reunions, newsletters and crewmember rosters. Membership support of the Association is
through annual dues of $40.00 and is open to all former crewmembers.
|First Reunion - 1985, San Diego, California|
|Second Reunion - 1992, San Diego, California|
|Third Reunion - 1995, Arlington, Virginia|
|Fourth Reunion - 1998, New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Fifth Reunion - 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Sixth Reunion - 2002, Charleston, South Carolina
|Seventh Reunion - 2004, Branson, Missouri|
|Eighth Reunion - 2006, Seattle, Washington|
|Ninth Reunion - 2008, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Tenth Reunion - 2010, Denver Colorado|
|Eleventh Reunion - 2012, San Diego, California|
|Twelfth Reunion - 2014, Jacksonville, Florida|
|Thirteenth Reunion - 2016, Chicago, Illinois|
|Fourteenth Reunion - 2018, Long Beach, CA|
|Fifteenth Reunion - 2020, Portland, Maine|
Al Meier - USS Berkeley Association
USS Berkeley 2020 Reunion
The dates and reunion location has been set.
The 2020 USS Berkeley Reunion will be held in Portland Maine. It will be held at the Best Western Merry Manor Hotel from October 15 thru October 18 2020
The hotel is located at 700 Main Street South Portland Maine 04106. The direct phone number to the hotel is 1-207-774-6151. When you call for reservations make sure you inform them that you are with the USS Berkeley Association. Our special room rates will be $119 per night +9% tax rate. There is free parking. The hotel will provide free transportation to and from the airport, bus station & Amtrak station. Room rates are good for three days before and three days after the reunion.
Transportation To and From The Hotel
Take a cab from the airport or train station, and be sure to ask for a receipt. The hotel will credit your room for that amount. Cab fare from the airport to the Merry Manor Inn should be about $16.00.
The Merry Manor uses their own preferred cab service to return you to the airport or train station, and they only need for you to provide your name & room number and time you wish to leave the hotel. The Merry Manor will take care of the cab fare.
Thursday Oct. 15 Bull Session 7:00 - 11:00 PM
Friday Oct. 16 Welcome Reception 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday Oct. 17 Business Meeting 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Ladies Tea 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Banquet (cocktails) 5:00 - 6:00 PM
6:00 - 11:00 PM
Sunday Oct. 18 Farewell Breakfast 7:00 - 10:00 AM
Tour: Maine Maritime Museum & LL Bean Tour. Friday Oct. 16, Depart from the hotel by bus at 9:00 AM returning by 4:00 PM. Cost is $55.00 per person. This includes a narrated boat trip on the Kennebec River. You will learn about Bath Iron Works and you will get to see destroyers being built up close. After visiting the museum we will drive to Freeport where we will enjoy lunch on our own and shopping at LL Bean's factory store and dozens of factory outlet stores. After lunch and shopping we will drive to South Portland where we will visit the Maine Military Museum. After visiting the museum we will return to the hotel, which is just five minutes from the museum.