2009 Reunion Update from Tom and Sally Dixon

The plans for next year’s reunion are going smoothly. Can you believe it? Fall is here and it will only be a few more months before our next reunion, where we can get together with all our friends and families, and enjoy each other again!!! We want you all to have a wonderful time.

Making your room reservations with the Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino:

PLEASE make sure that when you are making your room reservations that you let the reservations people know that you are coming in under the USS INGERSOLL Group for our special rates. When you do this the Ingersoll association receives the "credit" that we need to receive the comps and bonuses that the hotel will give us based on the number of rooms reserved.

ALSO, if you have already made your room reservations please double check to make sure that your reservations are listed under the USS INGERSOLL group so we can get the credit for your reservations. Thanks!

THE MEALS/TOURS FORM: The form for the meals and tours will be in the next issue.

TRANSPORTATION: The closest commercial airport to Laughlin is McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada (mccarran.com) For reservations the code for Las Vegas McCarran Airport is LAS

We are not recommending any particular airline; however Allegiant Air services a lot of smaller cities and goes to Las Vegas on a regular basis, and is very reasonable. It is a no-frills airline, however the planes are very nice (clean, roomy leather seats, friendly and professional staff), and worth looking into. (allegiantair.com)

There is an airport in Bullhead City (Laughlin/Bullhead City International Airport), however at this time they are only taking charter planes.

You can rent a car at the airport in Las Vegas and drive to Laughlin (approximately 1 ½ hours), or you can take a shuttle service. If you rent a car, take the I-215 out of the airport East towards Henderson. The I-215 will end at the I-515/US 93/US 95. Take this East towards Boulder City. Turn South on US 95 to Laughlin/Needles approximately 75 miles to Nevada Route 163 East to Laughlin (approximately 20 miles). When you reach Casino Drive (at the Laughlin Bridge) turn Right. The Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino will be the 5th signal light and turn left.

Some of the shuttle services are listed below:

Tri State Super Shuttle 800-801-8687

Colorado River Shuttle 877-429-6822

River City Shuttle 888-948-3427

Commuter Carriers 888-696-7538

Possibly Silver Rider Transit (Laughlin) 702-298-44735

These shuttle services may give a discount for round trip customers. Also, if there is a group arriving at the same time, the company may give a discount.


Private Slot Tournament – Just for the USS Ingersoll attendees (the more the merrier)

o The hotel has agreed to host a private slot tournament just for us. They will make available a special slot area, the slot machines, personnel to run the tournament, and ALL the monies will be controlled by the Ingersoll reunion hosts.

o The tournament will be held on Wednesday or Thursday, October 7 or 8, 2009, and will cost only $10.00 each. Must be 21 years or older to participate. The monies collected will be divided for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place + winners, and will be awarded at the banquet on Thursday. Pay outs for this tournament will depend on participation.

§ Please sign up early so we can give the casino staff a count; at least by Tuesday 3:00 p.m.

Access Card (aka Colorado Belle’s Players Card)

o This card is used when playing slot machines, or table games, and can earn comps, free rooms, and even money back, depending on your play.

o Even if you don’t use your card to gamble, you can get discounts on food at the buffet, and restaurants at the hotel.

o The hotel will try to have a card for all that have registered when you arrive, however if not, just stop by the Player’s Club and sign up…it will be worth it.

Tours and fun stuff

The Colorado River Valley has a lot of fun things to do. We will be checking into an "new and improved" tour for all.


Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations early and remember that these prices are guaranteed only until September 1st, 2009. After that reservations will be made on room availability.