Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
October 4th, 5th, 6th
Oct 4th, 2012
Buses depart the hotel at 9:00 AM
Cantigny Park, home of the 1st Infantry Division Museum
Museum Tour: 10:00 to 12:00
This is a self-guided tour with docents available on request. This museum offers acres of beautiful botanical gardens for your enjoyment as well as access to Col. Robert McCormick’s private residence. Col. McCormick served as an officer with the 1st division during WW1 and was also the founder of the Chicago Tribune and WGN radio and television stations. This is a family friendly park and one that especially encourages children to attend. For those needing assistance trams are available for transportation between the parks two locations. Following our tour, a catered lunch will be served beginning at 12:30 until 2:30. Upon completion of the day’s events we’ll head back to the hotel for good times in our hospitality room.
Oct 5th, 2012
Depart Hotel at 10:00 AM
Hinsdale Covenant Church
17th Infantry Barbecue
At the home of your reunion hosts Steve and Lauren Goodwin
We’ll hold our traditional memorial service at my home church Hinsdale Covenant Church. Upon completion of our service we’ll head to my home where we’ll have a good old fashioned "reunion". Complete with backyard BBQ catered by a local catering company, Uncle Bubs and entertainment with a Chicago influence. Lunch will be served at noon and the festivities can go until the local authorities tell us to turn it down! Complete with beer and wine. My goal is to make this as “family-friendly” as possible. Bring the kids and let them hear the legends of the 17th tell their stories and learn more about us and come to know why we are a “band of brothers”. Bring pictures and fond memories and lets have good time. Pray for good weather!
Oct 6th, 2012
17th Infantry Regiment Association Banquet
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
We’ll have a traditional banquet with offerings to please all your tastes. Cash bar will be on site and you may imbibe as you please. Please note: All of the scheduled events are priced at $40.00 each and you may attend any or all of the events. This includes all transportation to and from the event locations. Lunches are scheduled each day with your paid events (Thursday: at Cantigny (1st Inf. Div. Museum); Friday: Backyard BBQ at the Goodwin residence). Saturday you are own your own for lunch. Breakfast provided daily with your room fee. Lastly, please note the hospitality room/reunion registration fee of $40.00 per person. To limit liability and comply with local laws alcohol will not be provided in the hospitality room. However, water, soft drinks and light snacks will be provided. Members are welcome to bring and share alcoholic beverages in the hospitality room. This years event in the hospitality room is B.Y.O.B.!
I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and first time attendees. Registration is mandatory and I encourage you to book flights and reserve rooms early. Our cutoff date for the guaranteed room rate is Sept. 4th. Please see the mid-year Bugle for additional details to follow! See you there.
Rate: $119.00 per night, Inclusive of Breakfast Buffet for up to four people per room. Centrally located and convenient access to Chicago’s largest outdoor shopping mall. Shuttle to and from the mall available upon request. There is also on site access to Hertz Rental Cars on the property and the hotel is conveniently located between both of Chicago’s major airports, O’Hare and Midway. Expect Taxi fares in the range of $35.00 dollars from airport to hotel. This hotel provides easy access to a multitude of Chicago’s points of interest.