Transporters,

The dust hasn't even settled on our 2019 Reunion and we're already in mid-planning for 2020. That reunion will be held Thursday Sept 3 through Sunday September 6, 2020 at the Rosemont Embassy Suites in Rosemont, Illinois. (Early check in is Wednesday September 2) Rosemont is right next to O'Hare Airport and just a short train ride into downtown Chicago. It is the perfect site for a reunion and we already have big plans in the works to make it special and exciting. 

We are putting up our hotel reservation link early because this past year we ran well past the number of rooms we initially booked and blocked off. This year we've blocked a few more, but it will be a good idea to make your reservations now even if you're not completely sure you can come. Doing so helps us get a better estimated headcount too and helps us when ordering food, beverages and transportation to events. 

Once we get further down the road planning the reunion events we will send out a notice that will allow you to register for the reunion itself. That will probably happen in late spring if not sooner. 

Hotel rates are as follows:

King room (Single or double occupant)  $119 plus tax 

2 Queen Bed Room (Single or double occupant) $139 plus tax

2 Queen Bed Room (Triple occupants) $159 plus tax (Quad occupants) $169 plus tax

Rates are good two days before and after reunion.

Every room is a two-room suite with a private bedroom and separate living area. Suites by O'Hare Airport offer TVs in each room, and living areas with sofa beds, armchairs, well-lit work tables, wet bars, refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers.

This hotel is 100% non-smoking. All suites have been recently renovated in March 2017.

Each room occupant will get a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and there is a 2 hour complimentary evening reception with drinks and light snacks each day from 1730 to 1930. 

Parking is discounted from $29 to $20 per night for MCATA attendees. Valet parking is $35. 

By clicking on the link below you can view the hotel facilities and rooms and make you reservations online. 

2020 MCATA Embassy Suites Reservation Link

If you wish to make reservations by phone you may do so by calling 847-928-7648. Be sure to identify yourself as attending the Marine Corps Air Transport Association Reunion to get the special rates. You will be required to guarantee your room using a credit card when you call in. 

The cut-off date for reservations is Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5 PM Central Time. 

If you missed this year's reunion you really missed a great time. San Diego was fun and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. We're going to try to improve on that next year so mark your calendar now and stay tuned for more information.

This is a great opportunity to recruit some of your friends who may not be active MCATA members. Let's sign them up or bring them back. Once they attend one of these reunions I guarantee they'll be happy about it. Forward this mail to them then follow up by phone or email of your own. 

Semper Fi,

Rich

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