San Antonio Reunion Hotel Reservations Instructions
Information in the below email sent to our reunion planner, Jack Kaperka, is provided to assist NPCA members in making reservations at the Holiday Inn in San Antonio, TX for our 2018 reunion. Support our organization by attending the reunion. A fun time will be had by all!
I hope to see many of my old shipmates in San Antonio. Also, I am looking forward to meeting new members.
Included below is the personalized group booking link so guests may confirm their reservations online. The link will take the attendee to the main reservations page and defaults to the current date. Once the attendee selects their dates of stay and clicks the check availability button, the system will automatically populate the group code of “NPC” so that they are able to book the group rate.
Guests may also confirm their reservations via our toll free line by calling 888-615-0725 and asking for the Navy Postal Clerks Association group rate.
We have placed a few rooms into the group inventory over the shoulder dates in each room type, however if anyone has trouble obtaining shoulder dates at the group rate through the central reservations system or online, please give them my direct number and have them call me so I can confirm their accommodations with them directly. Keep in mind I’m in the office Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm most days so if I’m not here, they can leave a message and I’ll return the call ASAP.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance with anything at all.
Thank you so much and we look forward to hosting the Navy Postal Clerks Association 2018 Reunion!
Yours in Hospitality,
Government & Association Sales Manager
Holiday Inn San Antonio Downtown-Market Square
318 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78204
Phone: (210) 225-3211
Direct: (210) 200-9004
Fax: (210) 225-6171
2018 Navy Postal Clerks Association Reunion (NPCA) Planning Update
Following a site visit to San Antonio, Texas in April of 2017 by Jack Kaperka and Ron Stevens, NPCA reunion planners, the Holiday Inn San Antonio – Dwtn (Market Square) was selected as our 2018 reunion location. The reunion dates will be April 29, 2018 (check-in) to May 3rd (checkout).
A contract was signed for a rate of $115.58 per night. This rate includes hotel occupancy taxes. Reunion rates will be available 3 days prior to and 3 days past the reunion dates. Also, included in the group rate is a hot American breakfast buffet each morning.
The hotel was recently renovated and is clean and attractive. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant rooms are available. In addition, the hospitality room accommodations meet our needs. Ample free self-parking is available on the hotel grounds. Additional information on the hotel will be provided separately.
The Holiday Inn, approximately 9.5 miles from the airport, does not provide shuttle service to the airport. There is a super shuttle from the airport that charges $18 per person. It has numerous stops at the airport, and if there are 2 in your party with only 1 vacant seat on the bus you must wait for the next one. Then the shuttle stops at each hotel to let passengers off, which makes for a long trip. The other alternative (recommended) is to take a cab. Fare is $25.00 for up to 4 passengers. If you can find someone at the cabstand going to the hotels in the downtown area team up with them to save money. It is approximately 17 minutes to the hotel by taxi.
On the schedule is the Fredricksburg Tour, which includes the National Museum of the Pacific War (Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center, George H.W. Bush Gallery, and Pacific Combat Zone, with a side trip to the LBJ ranch. This is an all day tour.
There will also be a free time to explore the local area via step-on tours, trolley tours & the Riverwalk. The banquet will be on the last night of the reunion.
Additional information will soon be available on the this site with all pertinent information needed to assist in planning your San Antonio vacation. I request your support in sharing this reunion information with shipmates.
2018 San Antonio Reunion
Shipmates, planning for the 2018 reunion is well underway. Dates of reunion and sign-up sheet will be posted on this site when everything is finalized.
Our reunion planners, Jack Kaperka and Ron Stevens, accompanied by their wives, Barbara and Margaret, made a site visit to San Antonio the first week of April 2017. Purpose of the visit was to check out the different hotels, and gather info on local tours, shopping, restaurants, etc. Contact was made with a motor coach company in regards to a tour to the Admiral Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas with a side trip to the LBJ ranch. This would be an all day tour.
The raffle should meet every ones expectations. For starters we have the Kbar Knife thanks to Larry Smith. We will also have, as to what Jack calls, the “The Book Ends or THE BEGINNING & THE END”. Two American Flags that have been flown over the ARIZONA & MISSOURI. The flag cases will be at the reunion to be taken home by the winner. The winners name & home address will be forwarded to Gil Hough in Hawaii. The flags with certificates of authenticity will be sent to the winner. All of you can thank Gil for for donating this unique prize. I understand that there is also a quilt that is being donated. Other prizes are in the works. Below are pictures of the eagle/flag, Kbar Knife, and blanket.