17th Infantry Regiment Association

2015 Reunion:
Buffalo, New York

August 19th - 23rd
Hyatt Regency

2 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 888-421-1442

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August 19th

Arrival and Registration day Hospitality Room opens at 3PM. Please make your hotel reservations by calling the Hyatt Regency directly at 888-421-1442 or 402-592-6464. Please let them know you are with the 17th Infantry regiment Association! You can also make your reservation by using the Online Reservation System.

Our Guaranteed rate is $119.00 per night. Our cut-off date is July 19th, so make your reservations early! The hotel will honor this rate for the days prior or after if you plan on arriving early or staying later.

August 20th

Due to the long travel schedule we won’t be in any rush to leave the hotel early this time. Instead we’ll be having lunch at 11:30 from 12:30 at the hotel and then board the buses for our trip to Niagara Falls.

We’ll be visiting the falls and boarding the “Maid of the Mist” for a boat tour along the river and near the falls... ponchos provided! Additionally, you’ll have a ticket to access the trolley to shuttle you around the park in small groups and tour the additional sights at your leisure.

There is a casino and several other restaurants to choose from for your dinner meal on site. The falls are then lit up at night at approximately 7:30 PM and make for a great day seeing one of nations national wonders! We’ll board our buses at 8:30 for the ride back to the hotel and enjoy some time with friends in the hospitality room (about a 20 minute ride).

Cost: $40.00 per person, with lunch and transportation tour tickets included!

August 21st

We’ll be boarding the buses at the hotel at 9:30 and going for a brief 5 minute ride to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park and Military Museum. You’ll tour the exhibits on your own or in small groups as friends.

We’ll then depart the museum for Tim and Josette McMutree’s House for a good old Buffalo Style BBQ. Tim has a great day planned for us and the swimming pool is ready as well as stocked fishing pond for kids young and old! We may even engage in a little shooting competition on Tim’s “backyard range”. Buses will be departing on a rotating schedule after 4PM and you can party into the night or head home for a good night rest or continue the festivities back in the hospitality room! Food is being catered by Dinosaur BBQ and is finger licking good! Of course we’ll have some cold beer on tap for this one...

Cost: $40.00 per person, with admission to the Naval Park, transportation and lunch included!

August 22nd

We'll have the Board Meeting and General Membership Meeting on the morning of the 22nd. Look for times to be posted at the reunion. The Banquet will be held in the evening, with Cocktail hour beginning at 6:00 PM (Cash Bar). Attendees will have their choice of "Fish", "Chicken", or "Beef" for dinner.

Cost: $40.00 per person for dinner.

Hospitality Room

We’ll open the hospitality room at 3PM on registration day and each day upon our return to the hotel. The hospitality room includes our silent auction items that can be bid on throughout the week and displays of memorabilia and Quartermaster items for sale. If you have an item for inclusion in the silent auction, please notify Gay or Bruce Frazer upon registration/check in. This is a great opportunity to help us in our fundraising efforts and greatly appreciated!

Cost: $40.00 per person, which includes snacks, soft drinks and a self-serve bar! This is a mandatory charge for all attendees, and is part of the additional registration costs.

We’ll have a detailed schedule of all officer and board meetings available upon arrival and check in and we’ll also post them in the hospitality room….general membership meeting times will also be posted there too! So please check periodically.

If you are interested in becoming a board member or officer please contact President Jim Rohr in advance and he’ll be happy to get your name on the nomination ballot.

I’m looking forward to a great time together and know that Tim and Josette have a great day planned for us as reunion hosts this year on their 25 acre homestead! Time served in the 4th Battalion from ‘84-’88 and is proud to invite us to his home! Let’s show him a great turnout and spread the word. Each one reach one and bring a friend!