Updated August 7, 2019


USS Lewis and Clark 2019 Shipmate Reunion

Thursday October 3 - Sunday October 6, 2019

North Charleston Marriott; 4770 Goer Drive, North Charleston, SC 29406



Room rate = $159.00 per night including breakfast, 1-4 people per room, plus state and local taxes. (King or Double, Non-smoking). Suites available for $209.00 per night

Includes complimentary shuttle service to Charleston Airport, Tanger Outlet Mall and Downtown Charleston.

Rooms are available at the same rate, "space available" for the days before and after the reunion.

Reunion Schedule:

Thursday October 3
1200 - Late
Hospitality Suite Open
1830 - 2130

Optional Charleston Harbor Dinner Cruise ($56.00pp) (Cash Bar and live entertainment!) Reservations required

Friday, October 4

Hospitality Suite Open

1000 - 1130
Optional Charleston Tours ($22.00 per person) Reservations Required
1400 - 1500

Optional CSS Hunley Tour ($20.00 per person) Reservations Required

Southern BBQ Dinner in the hotel
Hospitality Suite Open
Saturday, Oct 5
0800 - 1800
Hospitality Suite Open
"All Hands Muster on the Pier" (Patriots Point Cold War Submarine Memorial)
Morning/Early Afternoon
On your own Sight Seeing
Lewis and Clark Crewmembers Association Official Meeting (Hospitality Suite)
Hospitality Suite closed for Duration of Banquet

Group/Individual Portraits

Cocktails (cash bar)
After Banquet - wee hours
Hospitality Suite Open
Sunday, Oct 6

Breakfast on your own 'Fair winds and following seas..'

Charleston Dinner Cruise (Optional): $56.00 per person, including desert, tax and gratuity.

There’s no better way to experience Charleston and her history than from the deck of a SpiritLine yacht. The Spirit of Carolina offers a unique dining experience with breathtaking views of the Charleston harbor.

The Spirit of Carolina features two enclosed climate controlled dining salons, open observation decks and a full-service onboard galley. She is finely appointed with handmade bars, brass fixtures, oriental carpets, ten-foot ceilings, spacious, handicap-accessible restrooms and expansive bay windows.

Enjoy an unforgettable three hour harbor tour as you savor a three or four course gourmet meal choosing one of five entrees. All entrees are served with rice or potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, rolls and butter, coffee and tea. We also offer music, entertainment and dancing on each of our two dining decks.

CSS Hunley Tour (Optional): $20.00 per person (reservations required)

Historic Charleston Walking Tour (optional): ($22.00 per person) 1000 - 1130; (Reservations Required)

Step back in time as you stroll the old walled city, meander down the cobblestone streets, and enjoy the beauty of restored Charleston. Commentary includes Charleston’s important role in the Revolutionary War and Civil War, both of which were fought in and around the city. Amid the eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings, your guide will point out historic sites, architectural treasures, hidden gardens, and the Four Corners of Law.

Charleston Old City Jail Tour (optional): ($22.00 per person) 1000 - 1130; (Reservations required)

On the Charleston Jail History Walking Tour you can finally experience the foreboding Old City Jail during the day! Roam the inside of this eerie building during daylight hours and see up-close what the walls reveal in this 215-year-old jail. Learn about the inhumane conditions experienced by inmates & soldiers. See where Charleston’s worst criminals lived and died on this unique walking tour.

Who's Coming: James and Suzanne Taylor '64 - '68 Blue (Plankowner); Michael Snyder '65 - '68 (Plankowner); Dan Hepler '74 - '78 Blue; Jim and Nancy Beidler '78 - '82 Blue; Walter Clark and Madeline Bachta '69 - '75 Gold; David Bozarth '80 - '84 Gold/Blue; Tom and Lois O'Donnell '70 - '73 Blue; David and Edna Clark '67 - '71 Gold; JD and Channay Moss '67 - '74 Blue/Gold; Frank Reno and Maria Yegella '74 - '78 Blue; Dean and Dot Berkbigler '78 - '81 Blue; Chris and Marcia Herms '69 - '74 Blue; Mark and Gaynell Bartleson; Dennis and Sandra Moye '71 - '75 Blue; Dan and Deborah Giel '64 - '67 Gold; Larry and Darlene Crews '67 - '71 Gold; Tom Theele and Merrily LeVee '70 - '74 Blue/Gold; James Golek '83 - '87 Blue; Larry and Marilyn Matiz '67 ' 70 Gold; Don and Rebecca Blasdel '68 - '70 Gold; Robert and Barbara Stevens '73 - '77 Gold; Larry and Cheryl Johnson '65 - '74 Gold; '77 - '80 Blur/Gold; Steven and Linda Rineman '71 - '75 Gold; Michael and Joy Adorante '71 - '74 Blue; Tom Kraus '71 - '74 Blue; Ed and Sharon Ditto '70-73 Blue/Gold; Rick Scally and Kathy Zak "71 - "74 Blue; David and Lisa Blauvelt '84 - '88 Blue; Jim and Bonnie Bartleman '66 - '68 Blue; Thomas and Gwen Dandridge '75 - '79 Blue; Steve and Susan Hayes '72 - '74 Blue; Bags and Virgie McKinney '67 - '68 Gold; Tom Gallagher '70 - '74 Gold; Tom and Cricket Lufkin "67 - '69 Blue; Jack and Mary Armstrong '73 - '77 Blue; Mike Armstrong and Clarice Kirschling '70 - '73 Gold; David and Laurie Lee Gschwend with Melinda McDonald '66 - '67 Blue; Steven and Margaret Bournique '70 - '71 Gold; Doc Hopkins "67 - '71 Blue;


Who will be there in spirit only: John and Sandy McCormick; Ken and Pauline Burtner; Ron and Linda Baker;


Who's doing the Dinner Cruise: Jim and Nancy Beidler; David Bozarth; Walter Clark and Madeline Bachta; Tom and Lois O'Donnell; David and Edna Clark; James and Suzanne Clark; Frank Reno and Maria Yegella; Dean and Dot Berkbigler; Mark and Gaynell Bartleson; Bags and Virgie McKinney; Dennis and Sandra Moye; Dan and Deborah Giel; James Golek; Larry and Marilyn Matiz; Robert and Barbara Stevens; Steven and Linda Rineman; David and Lisa Blauvelt; Thomas and Gwen Dandridge; Steve and Susan Hayes; Tom and Cricket Lufkin; Jack and Mary Armstrong; Mike Sheehan and Clarice Kirschling; David and Laurie Lee Gschwend with Melinda McDonald;


Who's touring Charleston: David Bozarth (Jail); Walter Clark and Madeline Bachta (Historic Charleston); JD and Channay Moss (Historic Charleston); Frank Reno and Maria Yegella (Historic Charleston); Dennis and Sandra Moye (Jail); Tom Theele and Merrily LeVee (Historic Charleston); James Golek (Historic Charleston); Thomas and Gwen Dandridge (Historic Charleston); David and Lisa Blauvelt (Jail); David and Laurie Lee Gschwend with Melinda McDonald (Historic Charleston);


Who can't make it this time but will be with us in spirit!:


Reunion Fee: $150.00 per person. Includes the hospitality suite with beverages etc; and buffet dinner Friday and Saturday night and reunion memento


Clickfor a printable registration form to register for the reunion.


Info and questions?

Contact Rusty Pickett, 1-888-497-2227 or scruises@wowway.com