From:   Jerry Nelson and Jim White

     Date:  December 2, 2018

Subject:  2019 Reunion [Taken from Facebook]

Attention all AFVNers:
About the best one can say is that the plans for the 2018 Reunion came crashing down in flames. Partly Jim W's fault and partly because no one came forward saying that the would do the arrangements.
However, it is never too early to start thinking about the next one--perhaps in 2019. The following is from Chunk Ingle (Hon Tre, 1969-70). He suggests a location, some activities and to at least do part of the organizing.
TO QUOTE I had read some of the dialog pertaining to 2018, and saw that among the site choices was Minneapolis. This is my hometown, and where I spent most of my Radio ON AIR years. If the group were to select Minneapolis for 2019, (other than June or July), I would be glad to assist with organizing. Primarily, I'd be interested in arranging for local road-trips to area attractions. Quite possibly I may be able to influence a reduced group rate, in some cases no charge, for visits to places such as:
Minnesota Twins home game Tour of Paisley Park, the Prince private estate & recording complex Tour of a Minneapolis Television facility (Live studio, not guaranteed) Tour of the Pavek Museum (Minnesota Broadcasting)
Naturally the reunion dates chosen must correspond with the schedules of the venues above.
Several years ago, I arranged for the manufacture of a replica lapel/hat pin of the famous AFVN uniform patch. This is something that could be given to attendees, I may be able to get them sponsored. END QUOTE
Any and all please join in! What do you want to do, where do you want to go, and more importantly, what can you you do to help in the planning and running of the reunion. I also would like to know about how "busy" should we be? I have heard some comments that the reunions are "so busy" there is little time for conversation. Therefore, how many "activities" do you think we should have?
Thanks, Jim & Jerry,

AFVN 2019 ReunionS

29 to October 3, Noh Carolina

Don't say "maybe some day."  Come and join us next year.

    From:   Jerry Nelson
     Date:  November 3, 2018 
Subject:   2019 Reunion 
Chuck,
The 2018 reunion did in fact fizzle out.  We had taken a vote as to where people wanted to have it and San Antonio, Texas was chosen, however, nobody ever offered to do the leg work in setting a reunion up there.  We finally had an AFVNer offer to take charge and do the leg work for a reunion in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  At that point several people complained that that we were changing the site that had been voted on.  I then offered to attempt to set up one near my hometown in Indianapolis and had no interest shown.  Personally, I would hope that we could open up a discussion again about a future reunion but we must find a place where somebody is willing to do the work of organizing.
We have you on our roster but I don't find you in our "Where Are We Now" section.  Where are you located?  Good hearing from you and thanks for visiting our website.  Jim White has put in a tremendous amount of work on it.
Jerry Nelson 


    From: Chuck Ingle
     Date:  November 3, 2018 
Subject:   2019 Reunion 
Hi Jerry,

Thanks for your quick response. I had read some of the dialog pertaining to 2018, and saw that among the site choices was Minneapolis.  This is my hometown, and where I spent most of my Radio ON AIR years.  If the group were to select Minneapolis for 2019, (other than June or July), I would be glad to assist with organizing.  Primarily, I'd be interested in arranging for local road-trips to area attractions. 
Quite possibly I may be able to influence a reduced group rate, in some cases no charge, for visits to places such as: 
Minnesota Twins home game Tour of Paisley Park, the Prince private estate & recording complex Tour of a Minneapolis Television facility (Live studio, not guaranteed) Tour of the Pavek Museum (Minnesota Broadcasting) 
Naturally the reunion dates chosen must correspond with the schedules of the venues above. 
Several years ago, I arranged for the manufacture of a replica lapel/hat pin of the famous AFVN uniform patch.  This is something that could be given to attendees, I may be able to get them sponsored. 
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I was unaware of the Where are we today?, section.  My am now in Roscoe, IL.  Please get me added. I'm the one who was asked by Jim Allingham, to create the Nha Trang Air Check.  Although the various segments were all razor-blade edits, I always took pride in an immaculate Saigon news-join.  I had the sign-on shift, in the days surrounding this recording. Thanks to Jim, this piece of history will live forever, on the Web. 
Warm Regards, Chuck


If we are going to have a 2019 Reunion, it is not too early to start thinking about it.  Here are some thoughts--


  From:  Chuck Ingle 
     Date:  November 2, 2018 
Subject:   2018 Reunion 
Today I tried looking for a reunion update, to check the planning progress or see if I'd missed another one. It appears that 2018 is in a stall. Has it been dropped, and is 2019 being planned? I'm still looking to attend my first one. 
Thanks, Chuck


    From:   Bob Morecook

     Date:  December 2, 2018

Subject:  2019 Reunion [Taken from Facebook]

I admire your dedication