55th Reunion

Event Details

Dear folks:

Through the extraordinary efforts of William Harrell, we have reserved the San Jose Country Club for Saturday evening, June 11th for our 55th Landon Class of 1961 reunion.  The change in venue was exercised in order to allow more local participation and reduce the cost from our extravagant but otherwise bachanalian  50th.  William has also made arrangements for out-of-towners at the Hilton Garden Inn on the Southbank.  Details are below


Our 55th Reunion planners have obtained a $109.00 per night Group Rate

available for our group, if your reservations are made PRIOR to May 20, 2016

AND you make the reservations referring to the "Landon High School Class of

1961" .  This Group Rate is available from the:


                Hilton Garden Inn (& Homewood Suites)

                (Jacksonville Downtown/Southbank)

                1201 Kings Avenue    (at Nira Street)

                Jacksonville, FL  32207


1.  Our Group's Rate and related Terms are:

                a)            King Bed or 2 Queen Beds                            $109.00

                b)            Dates:                   Arrive: Friday, June      

                                                             Depart: Sunday June 12

Rate valid for 3 days before and after Jun 11th)

                c)            Parking And Hot Breakfast included         Savings: $9.99 & $12.95, total  $ 22.94

2. The reservation deadline for our Group Rate guarantee is Friday, May 20,2016.

3. Your reservations may be made by (a) web, (b) Hilton National or (c)direct with local hotel:

                a) By web:http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/J/JAXSBGI-LHS-20


                b. Hilton Hotels (Reservations)  1-800-445-8667  (1-800-HILTONS)

                c. Jacksonville Hilton Garden Inn (Direct)               1-904-396-6111

4. "No shows" on arrival date are NOT automatically re-instated for balance of reservation dates

5. Cancellations must be at least 24 hours before arrival, or a one night charge will apply.

6. Local Hotel Contact if needed for other Reunion Group Reservation questions:

                                Ms. La'Porscha Brown, Sales Manager




In the past we have had a rockin' band, but in our maturity, the committee suggested a  more


relaxed atmosphere more conducive to renewing old friendships and drooling on our lapels.  There will be light music for dancing provided by Roger Glover, The River City Music man.

Once again we will have an AV program of images from the past.  Anyone with both current and period photos can e-mail them to Bill Warner at wc.warner@comcast.net, and they will be part of the program.



William Harrell will head up the golf tournament and the details are listed below.


For those of you attending our 55th Class Reunion on Saturday, June 11, who want to play golf on Friday afternoon, June 10, please contact William Harrell directly via his email (not via  this Reunion link).  His email is "wharrell@CoastalOne.com".

Place:                    San Jose Country Club

                                Playing on a 1925 Donald Ross  gem

Date:                     Friday, June 10

Lunch:                   Optional  (think $10-15.00)

Tee times:           Sequential tee times starting about 1:30

Cost:                      $82.39 (total after Florida's always fair-to-tourist SalesTax)

                                a) That is why we are still a "No Income Tax" State (thank you very much)

Format:                Whatever each group decides for their players

                                BUT just FUN for those who just want to just have FUN IN THE SUN

                                a) Real USGA handicap rules for real golfers

                                b) Harrell Modified R &A Rules for those who want to choose to use them

                                     (i.e. Did you mean to hit it in the woods? If not, bring it back into the fairway.)

                                c) Captain's choice, Best Ball - Best ball of 2,3,or 4 player groups, on each shot

Pairings                Put your own 4-some together, or we will do my best to put friends with friends

Awards:               Just have some pre-reunion FUN

Rental Clubs:      Very limited availability, $25

                                a) We will  have to reserve them and confirm, or assume no rental clubs

                                For travelers - let us know and we will try to find you some local clubs

William Harrell, Master Golfer        



For those who are more adventurous and find that golf is a game that ruins a nice walk in the woods, I have arranged for a racing challenge at the Autobahn Indoor Kart Track off Phillips Highway.  For          $ 50.00, each, we can have two fourteen lap races and unlike the golfers, the winner will get a cheap vacuum plated trophy suitable for display in your closet for the rest of your life.  Those who think they can out drive a 73 year old veteran of 39 years of racing should enter.   No ringers allowed and wives under 150 lbs. need not apply.  You can reserve your spot in racing history by e-mailing me at wc.warner@comcast.net.

Bill Warner, "the older I get, the faster I was"


For those grads who wish to catch their dinner, Bill Miler has gratioulsy offered to take a party out for some offshore fishing on the "Miller Time".  If anyone can find the King Fish, it is Bill.  For details contact him at millerauger@comcast.net;


With the help of several classmate/sponsors, we have kept the inclusive charge of Saturday night to $65.00 per person.   As the years roll by, the number of remaining reunions is limited and it is important to reflect on just how far we have come since 1961 and share our experiences with our classmates. So plan on attending the 55th, if for no other reason to relax with old friends.