First on the agenda is the up-date on the USS CONSTANT'S 19th annual reunion, that's right the 19th, don't know of any other sweep that can make that claim, haven't seen any other sweeps posting a reunion in a long time, this has to say something about the dedication of our crew and shipmates from all eras of our great ship. The reunion this year will be hosted by Henry and Rita Asher at the Riverfront Holiday Inn , 600 N. 4t St. in Paducah, KY., the dates for the reunion are October the 4th to the 6th 2018. The room rates are $140.64, this includes all the taxes, rooms overlook either the mighty Ohio River or the downtown area, add $20.00 if you want a room with a balcony (I can get by without a balcony myself), but it is an option. Call the hotel at (270) 366-7614 and mention that you are with the USS Constant Navy ship's reunion; contact persons at the hotel are Tracey Mathis or Heather Jackson.
The banquet buffet dinner will be held Saturday evening; the cost of the dinner is $30.00 per person, which includes beverages, 2 salads, 2 entrees, 2 sides and a trio desert bar. Checks for the banquet should be made out to Henry Asher and mailed to him at 104 Apache Dr., Princeton, KY 42445. Our hospitality room will be open from October the 4th until the morning of the 7th, when most are saying their goodbyes. If you have any photos from time spent on the Constant or from past reunions that you would like to be shown, send them to Henry at the above address, the hotel will run a slide show continuously during the reunion.