2016 DCS Reunion
La Quinta Inn & Suites Riverwalk
Note: The deadline for reunion registration has now passed. We thank all of you who are joining us.
This year marks our first venture to the Lone Star State. At the business meeting last fall in Albuquerque, attendees approved San Antonio. We chose the first week in November in order to obtain the best room rate and get past the hurricane season (ya never know!). Even during this later time of year, average daytime temperatures are in the low 70s, making for fun outdoor sightseeing.
Along with the Riverwalk, the historical Alamo is within walking distance of our hotel.
Informal activities are planned for Thursday early arrivals. As in years past, our welcoming party will take place on Friday evening, followed Saturday morning by the annual business meeting. A memorable Saturday night dinner is already in the planning stage, including a special video presentation.
Returning this year:
Complimentary beer and wine in the hospitality suite!!!!
Thanks to revenues received from the generous matching fund, there will be some other nice upgrades to our function as well.
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX 78205
Tel: 210 222 9181 • Fax: 210 228 9816
Thursday, Nov. 3 - For early arrivals, the hospitality suite will be available for informal gatherings, and a launch site for those who would like to go out to dinner together.
Friday, Nov. 4
1200 - Hospitality suite re-opens
1700 - Welcome Party in the suite. Dinner afterwards on your own
Saturday, Nov. 5
0900 - Business Meeting, followed by hospitality suite reopening
1700 - Pre-dinner gathering in the hospitality suite
1800 - Reception in our private dining room
1900 - Dinner. followed by hospitality suite reopening
Sunday, Nov. 6
Those not escaping on dawn patrol flights gather for informal breakfast and fond farewells
(Check in the hotel lobby for various site locations)
Saturday Night Dinner
"BLT" Wedge Salad - Crisp Iceberg with Vine Ripe Tomato, Minced Sweet Onion, Apple Smoked Bacon and a Chunky Maytag Blue Dressing
Pecan Crusted Breast of Chicken
Served on Wild Rice with a Maple and Pommery Mustard Sauce
Grilled Texas Beef Medallions
Served on a shallot and Cabernet Sauce
Jumbo Shrimp Wellington
With a Crab and Mushroom Stuffing
Served on a Mild Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Vegetarian: Jumbo Portobello Mushroom Cap
Stuffed with Garden Veggies and a blend of Cheeses
All entrees accompanied by
a medley of Sautéed Garden Green and Yellow Beans
Oven Roasted New Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic
Heath Rolls with Sweet Creamery Butter
Tangy Lemon Cake on a Wild Berry Coulis
Iced Tea, Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee
We always strive for the best reunion locations within a particular city. This year, downtown was the obvious choice as you will discover in November. Nearly everything to do and see his within walking distance of the hotel. The downside is transportation to and from the airport. None of the city hotels offer shuttle service, and parking is pricey, although the hotel offers our attendees a discounted rate of $14 per day, plus tax. However, a little advance planning can minimize the pain. In addition to such alternatives as Uber and Lyft, there are two choices:
Checker Taxi: 1-4 occupants: $29 each way plus tip.
Go Airport Shuttle: Buses depart every 25-30 minutes. Go to the ticket booth in baggage claim for this service. $19 per person, $34 roundtrip.