Upcoming Bole Reunion: April 8-11, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Our next USS John A. Bole (DD-755) Association Reunion will be held April 8-11, 2018 in Las Vegas Nevada. The reunion will be held at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, 400 W. Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103.

Reunion Hotel and Reservations
Our special reunion hotel room rate is $44 per night plus tax and $12.99 Resort Fee. All rooms have one king sized bed OR two double beds; both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. The hotel will make every attempt to provide specific room types but the hotel cannot guarantee specific room availability.

To make a room reservation online, go to the following website:
http://www.goldcoastcasino.com/groups. This special website is not on the hotel website and must be used. You must use the special Group Reservation ID: A8JBC04 to get our special room rate. A credit card will be required for booking the hotel reservation.

To make a room reservation by phone, call the hotel Room Reservations Department at (888) 402-6278. Identify yourself as a member of Group Reservation ID: A8JBC04. A credit card will be required for booking the hotel reservation. The Reservation Department hours of operation are (Pacific Time): Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The cut-off date for all reunion room reservations is March 9, 2018. 

Hotel check-in is the afternoon of April 8th with hotel check-out at 11:00 am April 11th. Our Gold Coast Reunion Hospitality Suite will open at 2:00 pm on April 8th. The Reunion Hospitality Suite will be open daily during the reunion. 

Reunion Banquet Dinner
We are holding a reunion banquet dinner on evening of April 10, 2018. The hours of the banquet are from 6:00 pm from 10:00 pm. The banquet will also be held at the Gold Coast and will cost $50 per person. This price includes all taxes and gratuities. Dress will be reunion/vacation casual. The dinner signup form is included with this mailing. Our banquet meal will be a Las Vegas buffet dinner. The dinner includes: Bone-in Baked Chicken; Braised Beef with Demi Glaze; Seared Salmon with Fresh Lemon Butter; Mixed Greens Salad Bar with Condiments and assorted Dressings; Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Wild Rice Pilaf; Green Beans almondine; Sweet Corn, Rolls and Butter; Apple Pie; Chocolate Fudge Cake; and Red Velvet Cake. Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea and Ice Tea are also included.

On Tuesday April 10th at 10 am, we will have a short Bole memorial service in our Hospitality Suite followed by a short Business Meeting. We're not doing any local city tours during the reunion. Most shipmates said they would prefer the extra time to socialize and be free to explore Las Vegas at their leisure.

Gold Coast Hotel/Casino Amenities
• Free Parking - The hotel offers free parking, both surface and garage parking. Valet parking is also free with gratuity at your discretion.
• Shuttle Service - The Gold Coast offers free shuttle service to its sister property, The Orleans Hotel & Casino as well as the Las Vegas Strip. The shuttle operates 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 12:30 am, and picks up guests every 30 to 45 minutes.
• WiFi – Registered guests, free access for up to three devices per room.
• Resort Pool – Registered guests have access to the pool with free pool towels.
• Fitness Center - The Fitness Center is available to all registered guests.
• What to Eat – The Hotel Resort has 8 restaurants.
• 70-lane championship bowling center.
• Bingo - 720-seat Bingo Parlor.
• Las Vegas Gaming - 2,040 slot machines and 48 table games.

Las Vegas Reunion Sign Up Form (For Printing) PDF


Past And Future Bole Reunion Locations
June 1992 - Nashville Get-to-Together
Sept 1993 - Charleston SC, 1st National Bole Association Reunion
1995 - San Diego CA
Oct 1996 - Baton Rouge LA
1998 - Charleston SC
May 1999 - San Diego CA
Oct 2001 - St Louis MO
May 2003 - Norfolk VA
Sept 2004 - Reno NV
April 2006 - Corpus Christie TX
Oct 2007 - Jacksonville FL
July 2008 - Washington DC, US Navy Memorial - Bole Memorial Plaque Ceremony
Sept 2009 - Seattle WA
Sept 2010 - Branson MO
April 2012 - Washington DC
Sept 2012 - San Diego CA
Nov 2014 - Branson MO
October 2015 - Nashville TN
October 2016 - Memphis TN
April 2018 - Las Vegas NV

USS John A Bole Memorial Plaque