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Old 02-01-2018, 12:37 PM
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Default Spring Fling Apr 20-22, 2018 UPDATES post #7

Tony C has relocated to Tucson, AZ and to continue the Rockport, TX / Corpus Christi area Spring Fling Tradition Barbara and Herman K will be coordinators for the 2018 event to held on the Texas coast. Last year we (Roger's daughter) Mercedes and Miguel got married in Rockport and this year we look forward to help them celebrate their 1st anniversary among st other activities.
As the Rockport area got hit by hurricane Harvey late last year and a lot of rebuilding is still going on we are looking right now at the best places available for lodging etc.
Spring Fling will go on so set your calendars for April 20-22, 2018 and be square, be there! We will have updates for accommodations and other activities ASAP. (Admin: please make this post a sticky)

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Old 02-01-2018, 05:08 PM
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Thanks for keeping the event alive Herman.
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928sRus will be there - Thanks Herman & Barbara.
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I was hoping you would pick up the ball and run with it. Thanks Herman and Barbara! Plan to be there.
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Way to go Herm & Barb T
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Glad to hear Herman!
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:42 PM
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Default Event Update - Accommodations and event plans

I have checked out the Lighthouse Inn in Rockport and like most other hotels in Rockport they are still rebuilding (see picture)and it does not look like they will be open in time to host "Spring Fling 2018"
As I believe that this great group of Porsche 928 owners deserves a great weekend, I have opted for this years event to take place at the OMNI hotel in Corpus Christi. Fantastic accommodations and top notch dining in their roof top "Republic of Texas" dining room. (see all the pictures)

So the event schedule will be as follows;
  • April 20th Arrive and check in at the Omni hotel on Friday after noon between 2-5PM
  • At 6 PM that evening have cocktails followed by diner at the Harrison Landing (see pictures) (within walking distance from the OMNI)
  • On Saturday morning after breakfast join us for a guided tour and 3D movie at 9AM at the Lexington (9-12). In the afternoon, relax or options are an individual visit to the Texas sea aquarium or 1 hour harbor boat tour leaving from the Harrison Landing.
  • On Saturday evening join us for cocktails on top of the OMNI hotel at the "Republic of Texas" steak house for an outstanding dinner.
Please pm me ASAP about your participation (#'s) so I can make arrangement with the hotel to get the special group rate (see the information I received from the hotel below).

Mr. Koster,
It was a pleasure to talk with you today. Thank you for giving Omni Corpus Christi Hotel the opportunity to bid on your accommodations for the Porsche 928 Group scheduled April 20 – 22, 2018. I have include some information that you can copy and post on your club website. Please let me know if you would like to secure your room block on or before the offer below expires on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

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$149 single/double/triple/quad occupancy rate (Rate does not include the 15% city/state taxes)


Courtesy Room Block Agreement

We can do a courtesy agreement for room block, which means if you do not pick up all of your rooms contracted, you will not be held responsible for them. Any unused rooms will be released on your cutoff date on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, no deposit required.

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Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) – 12 miles or 15 minutes

Ě Shuttle Service: Complimentary scheduled hotel airport shuttle service from 4:30 a.m. – midnight daily.

Ě Taxi Service: Approximately $25 one way.



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Omni Corpus Christi is unique to other downtown hotels in that we have an on-site parking garage providing guests convenient access to their vehicles:

Ě Overnight Valet Parking $22.00 per night

Ě Overnight Self Parking $12.00 per night
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Default Updates... Updates read post 7&8

After you have read post #7 send me a PM ASAP with the head count of how many folks in your party so I can activate the room block and get the Group rate set up to make your reservations.

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Count 928sRus in - party of 4.
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Looks like a great venue~! Won't be able to make it this year.
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Herman,

I'm glad you are keeping the event alive. The OMNI looks like a great venue.

I have a business trip starting that weekend so it's not looking good for me, but I'll let you know if plans change and I can make it.
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I'm not sure if we will be making it again this year. Have a couple of trips planned around that time already. Will know as we get closer.
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Herman;
Thanks for keeping the Spring Fling going.
Count Lynda and me in.
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I don't think Rhonda and I can make it this year. Last year's trip got really expensive for us.
But keep it going and hopefully we can make next year.
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