October 6–8, 2017




It was announced at our San Antonio business meeting that Tucson has been selected for the 2017 reunion. Alum Bruce Megenhardt, who resides there, completed an extensive review of available hotels, and secured the beautiful Lodge on the Desert, at a King rate of $99 and $109 for Double Queens, including hot breakfast, two for each room. This rate is available from October 2 through October 11 for early arrivals and late departers!



The Lodge on the Desert is a smaller, boutique hotel with 103 rooms and suites, many with fireplaces, private patios or balconies, double sink vanities, ceiling fans, separate tub and shower accommodations. Parking is free and complimentary WiFi is included.


To book your room reservation with direct access to our block, click here


Alternatively, you may call the hotel directly, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, at: (877) 498-6776, and give the group booking code: TWADCS17 or the group name, TWA DCS Alumni Association. Should you incur any problems, call our contact at the hotel, Lindsay Grissom Rutherford directly, at (520) 320-2005, between 9 am and 5pm Mountain Standard Time, Monday through Friday. Finally, please send Jon Proctor an e-mail when you book so we can ensure the reservation is credited to our block.


Take a tour on the hotel website at: http://www.lodgeonthedesert.com/


CAUTION: As mentioned above, this is a smaller hotel. Once our block of rooms fills up we will probably not be granted additional space. Also, there are a limited number of Double Queen rooms, so it is important to book early. Reservations may be cancelled up until 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty.






We envision a return visit to the Pima Air & Space Museum -http://www.pimaair.org/- that was such a success during our 2007 reunion. For early arrivals, an informal Thursday no-host dinner will be planned as well, plus our traditional Friday welcome party and Saturday night dinner. Tucson has many other attractions to offer, so mark your calendar now for this fun weekend.


The anonymous alum that pledged a $500 matching gift for the San Antonio reunion has done so again for next year. If you would like to contribute, add any amount to your 2017 dues checks, and feel free to do so even if you’re already paid up for next year. Details are provided in the letter accompanying the monthly planning guides, which went in the mail November 18.

Alum Don Fleming is investigating the possibility of a 2018 grand reunion at the new TWA JFK Flight Center Hotel. There is a question about its completion date, which could slip to 2019. In any event we want to hold the 2018 reunion somewhere east of the Mississippi, and solicit your feedback on desired locations.


Meanwhile, stay turned to this website for more info. We're going to have a great time in Tucson!