Saturday, January 21, 2017

USS Altair AKS-32 2017 Reunion

Dick Stader and I, Dan Douglas, have been working on the reunion for several months and this is what we have come up with.

We are going to Myrtle Beach South Carolina. October 11th to the 15th. The hotel will honor the rate for those that wish to stay longer or arrive earlier. We went there in 2008 and stayed at the Marriott Courtyard in North Myrtle beach. We have made arraignments to go there again this year.  The price is $94 /room including breakfast. The room rate includes a private breakfast buffet for 2 people per room served daily in the Commons Room.  Breakfast includes: scrambled eggs, chef’s choice of sausage or bacon, breakfast potatoes, fresh cut fruit, yogurt and granola, breakfast breads, orange juice, milk and coffee service.

We will be arriving on Wednesday the 11th and check out on the 15th.  On Thursday October 12th, we are planning to go to the Alabama Theater. Prior to the show we will be going to the buffet dinner at Captain Bennett's Seafood & Country Buffet ($19.50 per adult including tax and gratuity). Then on to the show.

Package rate per person would be to add the restaurant charge and the ticket for the show:-- $51.50
Depending on what sort of response we get for this reunion, will decide on whether we get a bus to transport us or we may have to car pool it. Everything is very close to the hotel, so this shouldn’t be an inconvenience.

We are planning to have an auction as we have done in the past, so please be sure to bring items that we can auction off on Friday.  The Barefoot Landing Shopping area is walking distance to the hotel (.4 of a mile) and there are a number of stores and attractions to keep you busy. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing is a shopper’s paradise with unique retail stores, a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues. With winding paths along the waterway and around the lake visitors can enjoy the breeze as they wind in and out of over 100 stores and 25 restaurants.
For those interested, The USS North Carolina is about an hour car ride north of the hotel.

We will have our farewell dinner at the California Dreaming Restaurant that is located in
the same area as the hotel. The menu will be a choice of Beef, Chicken, Fish or a
Dinner salad for those that would prefer a vegetarian dinner. The charge is $19/ person.  There is a $25 charge per person for the hospitality room.  We will need a commitment by August 1st to hold the reservations.  The hotel reservations are made individually. When you call be sure to let them know you are with the USS Altair reunion to get the rate that was quoted.

Courtyard by Marriott Barefoot Landing
1000 Commons Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
phone 843.417-1103 fax 843.361.1729

We will make the reservations to the show and restaurant once we have a head count.  Payment for the show, dinner and hospitality room should be made to Dick Stader as he is the treasurer for the Altair. You will also have to decide what dinner selection you want for our farewell dinner.
Our contact information is:

Dan Douglas
535 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
203-219-7509 Cell

Richard (Dick) Stader
1511 84th street, Kenosha, WI 53143
262-220-5292 Cell or 262-914-6204 Cell

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dues suspended

Greetings Altair Shipmates.

The Altair Board has suspended the collection of dues!  If you have sent in dues, or they are on the way, I will return them to you.

Information will be forthcoming shortly about the next Altair reunion which will be held in Myrtle Beach on or about the 11th through the 15 of October. 

Please do not reply to this email.  Please use cmbaltairaks32 [at] for any comments or questions.

Best Regards To All............Charles

Friday, January 06, 2017

December 2016 by Charles M. Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is your monthly report for December 2016.

Happy New Year to All!  I hope all the shipmates and families had a great Christmas season and have a healthy 2017.  I and my computer have been a bit ill the past several weeks, but doing fine now.

FINANCIAL:  No income and no expenses in December.  The cash-on-hand is $962.75 and the savings is $8,545.32 for a total of $9,508.07.

DUES:  It's that time of the year again.  Dues are only $10 payable in cash.  Checks MUST be made out to me or the bank will not cash them anymore.
Pay to: Charles M. Brecheisen
           248 Drifting Cloud
           Holly Lake Ranch, TX  75765-6321

The Altair web site is:
The Altair photograph site is  (this is a great site!!!
The Altair Blog/chat site is

Please do not reply to this email.  For info or comments us cmbaltairaks32 [at]

Best Regards To All..........Charles