The USNAVCOMMSTA Londonderry Alumni Association

“2015 Reunion in Derry”


Sunday, July 26th through Thursday, July 30th 2015


Sunday, July 26, 2015

3:00 PM: Reunion Packet Pickup – in the City Hotel "Corinthian Lounge"
Located on the 1st floor (2nd floor of hotel) just before entering the ballroom

Your Reunion Packet contains reunion information, event tickets (you must bring a ticket in order to be admitted to all events), and your name badge. You will also be given a plastic name badge holder. Please wear your name badge to all reunion events. Please return the plastic holder at the end of the last event you'll be attending, as we always re-use them for future reunions. Please inform all of your GUEST attendees of this request. A container will be made available for badge holder returns at the exit door. You may, of course, keep your Name Badge Card as a memento (but not the plastic holder), if you so desire.

6:00PM – 10:00PM: Member's Opener with Finger Buffet - City Hotel's "Corinthian Ballroom"

This reception is open to members, their spouse/significant other, and any family members who might have traveled with them to the reunion.

Cocktail hour will start at 6:00PM, followed with a
Finger Buffet at 7:00 PM consisting of:
Selection of freshly prepared sandwiches with two hot options, coffee, and tea.
Cash bar available throughout the evening
Dress is casual.
Bring tickets for admittance

Monday, July 27, 2015


Late Reunion Packet Pickup - contact one of the USNLAA Board Members for assistance

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

6:30PM – 1:00AM: Grand Gala Reception - City Hotel's "Corinthian Ballroom"

6:30 PM - Cocktail Hour
7:15 PM - Finger Buffet consisting of:
Selection of freshly prepared sandwiches with two hot options, selection of Petit Patisserie, coffee, and tea.
8:00 PM - Welcome to Attendees and Invited Guests
Gift presentation to the Mayor
Presentation of our 2015 NWRC Scholarships Awards
Civilian Workers Recognition
Derry Brides Recognition
Irish Step Dancers Performance
9:00PM - 1:00AM   The Trevor Keys 'Strings and Things' Band perform for your listening/dancing pleasure

This reception is open to members, their family and guests

Cash bar available throughout the evening. Coat and tie are recommended.
Bring tickets for admittance.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TBD Time - Recognized local historian and researcher, Mr. Mark Lusby, has offered to give a talk and/or tour of remaining U.S. military sites in the area including Beech Hill Camp and Museum, Magee HQ, and U.S. Navy Yard at Fort George.
Member Frank Ekstrom is coordinating this effort and will be discussed further at the Member's Opener on Sunday.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

6:00PM – 1:00AM: Dinner Dance - City Hotel's "Corinthian Ballroom"

6:00PM Cocktail Hour

7:00PM Three Entree Option Plated Dinner

Caesar salad with seasoned chicken cos lettuce, croutons and lardons of crispy bacon in a creamy garlic dressing
Cream of potato and leek soup

Baked Atlantic salmon served with a creamy prawn and baby leeks sauce
Oven roasted breast of turkey carved onto honey glazed ham with herb crumb stuffing and gravy
Supreme of chicken oven roasted new potatoes with wild mushroom and tarragon gravy

Served with a selection of fresh market vegetables and potatoes

City Hotel assiette of desserts including; Chocolate profiteroles, strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake and lemon tarte with raspberry compote
Tea or coffee and mints
(Note: If any special dietary requirements, vegetarian / vegan menu, please contact either Dennis Kolodziej or Jim Sullivan)

8:30PM - Welcome from the Board
8:45PM - Remembering Our Departed Shipmates and Tolling of the Years
9:00PM - 1:00AM The Trevor Keys 'Strings and Things' Band perform for your listening/dancing pleasure

Cash bar available throughout the evening.
Open to members, their family and guests.
Bring tickets for admittance. Coat and tie recommended

Friday, July 31, 2015

Checkout or optionally continue your stay until August 4th


General Membership Meeting
Details to be announced.

Reunion Group Photo
Details to be announced.

Reunion Updates
Updates will be posted at the City Hotel's lobby as necessary.


City Hotel – Queens Quay, Derry.

Bed & Breakfast per night: £79.00 Double; £68.00 Single Occupancy
Discounted room rates will be available from Wed. July 22nd until Thr. July 30th
Tel: 011 44 2871 365800 or
Visit their web site at:

Additional Information

1. Reunion Registration Cancellation Policy: If you find you must cancel your Reunion Registration, you may do so up until July 8, 2015, and receive a full refund of your payment.

2. NAVCOMMSTA merchandise such as commemorative coins, patches, window decals, & lapel pins will also be on sale at all the events.

3. Updates will be sent to the membership and maintained on the USNLAA’s Website:

4. If you have specific questions, please contact a Reunion Committee Member:
Dennis Kolodziej at email address: or phone: 734-753-5790
Jim Sullivan at email address: or phone: 919-467-2342