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This is used so we can plan for the number of attendees for dinner. Sarge's meet and greet is held the night before PIR. The event is open to all ages. Proudly sponsored by my wife and I. Recruits will not be present for this event and this is not an official U.S. Navy sponsored event.
My wife and I have been hosting this pre-graduation event for seven years. Last year (2017) we provided over 17,000 meals for our new Navy Families. It is a nice way to meet other Navy families in a relaxed setting. This could not have been possible without the generous contributions made at the meet and greet by those who attended or those who sent a contribution online.
If you cannot attend and wish to make a contribution to help us provide the meals for our future Navy families and all the expenses related to this event, you may do so by using PayPal® at https://paypal.me/navytaxi
No PayPal account is needed. The meet and greet is totally funded by kind contributions from our Navy families and loved ones who attend. Your kind support insures that our new Navy families can enjoy the Navy Family night out before graduation and have a chance to meet those who you have been communicating with on facebook. Neither the U.S. Navy or DOD, or any other organization, contribute funding to host this event 48 times a year. The entire events is funded by my wife and I from our own personal funds and your kind contributions. We are not a 501(C)3 organization. Just a good old American family giving back to our military families.
Basic information about the meet and greet:
Although we provided over seventeen thousand free meals to Navy families in 2017, we kindly ask for your voluntary contributions to offset our out-of-pocket expenses. We are not supported by the U.S. Navy, nor D.O.D. nor any charitable organization or NWR. We will also raffle baskets, if you’d like to bring a basket, either your choice, or themed to your home state, please do so. If you’re bringing a basket, please download the form on our website at www.mynavytaxi.com/goodies.html and also take a moment to read the family survival guide. Make the basket exciting so others will purchase a raffle ticket.
The Lakehurst Event Center allows us to use the entire first floor of their Corporate Center for our new Navy families every night before graduation. My wife and I cover the catered food, labor, setup, and cleaning expenses. Alcohol is available for purchase, if you so choose. We believe in paying forward and your kind support through kind contributions and raffle tickets ensures that the future Navy families will have the same opportunity to attend this gala event prior to graduation like you do. It is always a fun and informative night, so I thank you in advance! Please pass the word around to other guest at your hotel as they may not be aware of the event. Children are most welcome.
As I stated above, no contribution or donation is required to eat however; your generous - heartfelt contributions, are needed so my family and I can continue to host this event for our new Navy families 48 weeks a year. If you wish to contribute securely, please go to https://paypal.me/navytaxi - no PayPal® account is needed. Dress is very casual - come as you like.
Seating is by division number. There is one large round table for each division. Come early because seating is first come-first serve. There is additional open seating in the event center.
When you enter the lobby, please sign in at the guest table and make your name tag with your name, and your sailor’s division number. Please indicate how many guest attended. The division seating signs will be on the railings or on the tables. There is one LARGE round table reserved for physically challenged individuals. There is no other reserved seating other than by division, first come, first served.
There will be one table reserved for the Great Lakes “A” school students and special guest. Please respect the “reserved signs”
Last but not least - the buffet line will remain open until all the food is gone. The contribution box is located at the head of the buffet table. Beverages are provided at the bar for a reasonable cost, The family who owns the Lakehurst Event Center provide our Navy Families use of the room for free. Please drink responsibly
4:45 PM Guests start to arrive (come early - only ONE large table for each division) other non reserved seating is available on a first come first served basis.
5:15 - 5:45 PM Division Photo taking with PIR FLAG
5:45 - 6:15 Dancing and MORE greeting
6:15 PM Invocation and Buffet line is opened.
We cater in - pasta, fried chicken, teriyaki chicken, orange chicken, oriental noodles, sausage and peppers, meatballs, veggies, Olive Garden® bread sticks, salad, fruit trays, and my wife's world famous brownies. During dinner there will be a film on Boot Camp, Battle Stations 21, and the continuous slide show on what to expect this weekend.
7:20 PM - Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Tribute
7:30 PM - Tribute to Veterans and National Anthem
7:45 PM Overview of slides that were shown during dinner including shortcuts to graduation hall which will save you an hour of waiting on line at Buckley road.
NOTE: you can download the presentation and the SURVIVAL GUIDE at www.mynavytaxi.com/goodies.html it is also smartphone friendly.
8:20- 9:PM - Basket raffles
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If it is incorrect, you will not receive a confirmation. When you receive your RSVP confirmation, the event address will be included and there will be an internal link to the "must have" PDF. Please check your junk mail and spam mail folders for your confirmation. Times are approximate based upon the number of guest attending. Normally there are 300-500 guest attending.