2019 Reunion Information

China Post 1, Colorado Springs, CO, 19-22 September 2019

This year’s China Post 1 reunion will be held at the:
HOTEL ELEGANTE’ CONFERENCE AND EVENT CENTER
2886 SOUTH CIRCLE DRIVE, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
https://www.hotelelegante.com/
Our room rate is $134.00 per night and includes free breakfast buffet for two which will be served in our conference room each day. No resort fee and both parking and Wi-Fi are free. Rooms will be available at this rate for at least three days before and after the reunion, from September 16-25, 2019.

RESERVATION: To reserve your room at the negotiated rate click on the following link:
https://www.reseze.net/servlet/SendPage?hotelid=1410&skipfirstpage=true&page=2324053 , or call the Hotel at 800-981-4012 and use the code “American Legion China Post 1” or 2324053

TRANSPORTATION:  When you register tell the hotel you are requesting transportation from the Colorado Springs airport to the hotel.

REGISTRATION FEE: to be determined.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
Thursday, 19 September
Check into hotel and register. Hospitality Suite will be open from Thursday Morning, through Sunday, noonish.
! China Post 1 Dragon Riders Ride! – email Tony Archer at tonyarcher@me.com for more information.  There will be two rides scheduled one on Thursday to Bishops Castle and the other on Friday to Cripple Creek, Colorado.

Friday, 20 SeptemberSightseeing and touring local attractions
Once you are at the hotel, everything downtown is easily accessible.  The Hotel offers a free shuttle downtown or you can use yellow cab, Uber or Lyft. Colorado Springs showcases awe-inspiring natural beauty and a multitude of noteworthy tourist attractions.  I’ve listed some of my favorite attractions below. I hope you’ll include them as part of your Colorado Springs visit!

GARDEN OF THE GODS, 1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, (719) 634-6666;
US OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER, 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, (719) 866-4618;
PIKES PEAK, Elevation: 14,114 feet (4,302 m), First ascent: 1820, Prominence: 5,509 feet (1,679 m); CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, (719) 633-9925; PRO RODEO HALL OF FAME, 101 Pro Rodeo Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, Phone: (719) 528-4764; UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, – Located just north of the city, the USAFA is home to roughly 4,000 students. It’s also one of the state’s most famous tourist attractions, with a million visitors every year.  And of course there is Historic Cripple Creek and Manitou Springs, Colorado

Hank Hoffman will be setting up a tour of the Air Force Academy which will include access to restricted areas of the campus. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. For more information contact Hank at hankthird@aol.com.

Saturday, 21 September, meeting locations to be announced.
9:00 Executive Committee meeting
10:30 General membership meeting, all members of the American Legion family are invited, China Post members, Auxiliary members, and Sons of the Legion.
13:30 The ALA and the 40&8 meet simultaneously, room assignments will be posted later.
18:00 Cocktails.
19:00 Banquet. Plated, double entrée (beef and chicken) with sides and dessert, $42.00 a head including tax and gratuity.
21:00 Retire to the Hospitality Suite.

Please remember that this is a work in progress. I’m trying to provide a heads up for planning purposes. There are many more things to do in Colorado Springs if you’d like to extend your stay.
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