Reunion 2015

The 2015 USS James Monroe Association reunion will be held in Reno, NV from October 5 – 9, 2015 at the Eldorado Resort Casino.

Now is the time to make your reservations for the upcoming reunion in Reno, NV.  To get all the comps the Casino will give us, Hospitality Suite, etc., we have to have 25 rooms booked.  We encourage everyone to make your reservations now to allow us to plan.

We have a group rates of:

$49.99/night              Single or Double Occupancy – Standard Accommodations

$59.99/night              Single or Double Occupancy – Deluxe Accommodations

We have a block of rooms that will be held for our group until September 11, 2015.  Reservations received after this date will be be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

Eldorado Hotel and Casino

345 N. Virginia St. (Fourth and Virginia St.)

Reno, NV 89501

Reservations:  800-648-5966 or 775-786-5700

Must Use Reference and Group Code to get our Reunion Rate

Reference:  USS James Monroe Association

Group Code:  MJMSMNR

This is also a $8.00 per night resort fee per night, a $2.00 City of Reno surcharge. and 13.5% sales tax.  The resort fee covers daily Wi-Fi internet access, in-room local and toll-free phone calls, in-room safe, in-room coffee, daily fitness center access, notary services, 10% retail discount in the shops, complimentary airport shuttle transportation, complimentary self-parking in the garage, and complimentary valet parking. We do have a block of 25 rooms that will be held until September 15, 2015.

Located in the heart of downtown Reno, the Eldorado is only three blocks from the Truckee River and movie theater complex. It is just four blocks from the beautiful National Automobile Museum, the Nevada Museum of Art and the new Reno Aces Triple A Ballpark. Along the River, visitors will find artist galleries and unique shops and the Whitewater Rafting Park. The Eldorado is connected to the Silver Legacy and Circus Circus through an enclosed skyway Relax in one of their newly remodeled luxurious hotel rooms and suites. The New Rooms feature sleek, high-quality furniture in rich, dark woods; all new eye-catching lighting to brighten the overall ambience; new carpet in a striking black and gold pattern that adds a modern flair; and plush side chairs to add an extra touch of warmth to the fresh new style. King rooms now have a sleeper sofa for added comfort and convenience. The rooms also feature fine linen bedding with triple sheeting, HD televisions and ergonomically designed desks with a convenient data port for charging personal electronic devices.

Hotel Facilities The Eldorado is unsurpassed in evening entertainment options, making it one of the most popular gathering-points in Reno. Features include: Nine restaurants, many of which have received national recognition for culinary excellence Roxy’s martini bar, featuring 102 martini varieties and live piano music Brew Brothers Microbrewery, named best brewpub by Nightclub & Bar Magazine Broadway-style showroom, offering superb entertainment CinCin, beautiful wine bar with quaint seating areas, lovely décor and a cozy 3-sided fireplace. As guests can choose from 12 more restaurants located within easy walking distance at the Silver Legacy Resort and Circus Circus Reno, properties connected by a Mezzanine walkway. Asian, Mexican, Seafood, and some of the best Steakhouses are located among the three properties right under the same roof, so a great number of dining choices are available.

2015 USS James Monroe Association Reunion Agenda

Monday, 5 Oct. 2015

1500 until ??: Check In at the Hospitality Suite. A Spa Tower hospitality suite will be provided throughout the reunion. The hospitality suite will be approximately 1,500 sq. ft.

Pinochle, Cribbage and Sea Stories at all times in Hospitality Suite


Tuesday, 6 Oct. 2015

Pinochle, Cribbage and Sea Stories at all times in Hospitality Suite

0800 – 1000: Association Business Meeting at Eldorado Event Center

1100 – 1600: Tour of the National Auto Museum, $10.00 admission plus Transportation from Hotel to Museum

1600 until ??: Casino Night in the Eldorado Casino or Sea Stories and lies being told in the Hospitality Suite


Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015

Pinochle, Cribbage and Sea Stories at all times in Hospitality Suite

0900 – 0945: Memorial Service in Hospitality Suite

1000 – 1500: Tour of Virginia City ($69.00 per Person)

Virginia City Tour – Best of the West Tour, Five Hour Tour

$69.00 Per Person, 20 minimum passengers- 30 maximum passengers

Transportation provided on a Deluxe Motorcoach. Lecture Tour by Step-on-guide

Historic Virginia City

1730 – 1900: Dinner and Las Vegas Style show at Eldorado, ($45.00)

Casino Buffett: The Buffet features dinner buffets. Don’t miss the wide variety of American, Italian, Mexican and Chinese cuisine, featuring favorites like pizza, freshly baked desserts, breads, pastries and omelets. In keeping with the Eldorado’s long-standing reputation for a commitment to quality in its restaurants, the Buffet serves food fresh from the Eldorado’s own bakery, butcher shop, pasta shop and gelato factory.

1900 – 2030: The Las Vegas Style Show


Thursday, 8 Oct 2015

Pinochle, Cribbage and Sea Stories at all times in Hospitality Suite

1000 – 1500 : Tour of Lake Tahoe ($69.00 per person.

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Tour, Five Hour Tour

$69.00 Per Person, 20 minimum passengers – 30 maximum passengers Transportation provided on a Deluxe Motorcoach, Lecture Tour by Step-on-guide.

Board your Motorcoach and travel a short distance to Lake Tahoe, the largest Alpine Lake in North America. You will enjoy a lectured tour while you drive around the eastside of Lake Tahoe. Picture stops will be made en route. Arrive in South Lake Tahoe to enjoy lunch on your own. Return to Reno in the afternoon.  

1900 until ??: 1st Annual Reunion Auction Location will be announced


Friday, 9 Oct 2015

Hotel Check Out. Fair Winds and following seas until next time.


List or 2015 Reunion Reservations as of March 30, 2015


HOOK LAWRENCE 100415 100915 MJMSMNR Germansville PA GTD

MARTIN JOHN 100415 100915 MJMSMNR Frostburg MD GTD

MCCOY ROBERT 100515 100915 MJMSMNR Spencer TN GTD


PETERSON BOB 100415 101015 MJMSMNR Sanbornville NH GTD

POWELL JAMES 100515 100815 MJMSMNR Baton Rouge LA GTD

SHANG KENNETH 100515 100915 MJMSMNR Bellevue, WA GTD


STAGGS LUTHER 100415 100915 MJMSMNR Madison AL GTD

WAGNER PHILIP 100515 100915 MJMSMNR Arlington TX GTD

WILKINS ALLAN 100515 100915 MJMSMNR Bremerton WA GTD



Additional Information

Touring Information As guests could visit Virginia City and Carson City, the state capital or take a cruise on the M.S. Dixie II Paddlewheeler with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountains.   You could also visit the National Automobile Museum in downtown Reno, and or the Wilbur Day Museum at Rancho San Rafael Park, near the University of Nevada.  In addition, Lake Tahoe in California is not far away.

Golfing Information The Eldorado works with many of the local courses and can make tee time arrangements for your folks. The courses simply invoice the Eldorado for those fees so we can package it into your costs and have a one stop shop! Examples of courses and green fees are as follows: Wolf Run      $65.00 per person Lakeridge    $80.00 per person Redhawk      $75.00 per person

Bowling Information The only facility of its kind in the world, the National Bowling Stadium (referred to as the “Taj Mahal of Tenpins” by The Los Angeles Times) is dedicated to the classic sport of bowling. Living up to its name, the Stadium was elegantly designed with the tournament bowler in mind and only one block east of the Eldorado.

Auction As we have done in the past we will have an auction to raise money for the USS James Monroe Association.  If reunion attendees have anything they want to contribute to the reunion that can be brought to Reno, please let us know

Getting There Besides flying directly into Reno, NV the Sacramento and San Francisco airports are within driving distance to Reno, especially if you want to visit these areas.  Sacramento airport is approximately 140 hours from Reno via car.  The drive will take just over 2 hours.  San Francisco airport is approximately 230 miles from Reno.  The drive will take about 4 hours. Both drives are done mostly on Interstate 80.

Airport Shuttle The Eldorado offers complimentary shuttles to/from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport. The shuttle picks up every 30 minutes between 8:00am – 5:00pm, and every hour from 6:00am-8:00am and 5:00pm – midnight. We will be posting additional information about the reunion as the date gets closer.  Contact Us for any questions or issues.