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Posted: Oct 21, 2015
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Rally on the Rio, Albuquerque 2015

Planning Committee: The Planning committee began work on this reunion in 2011 just a few months prior the last reunion in Vail, CO in September, 2012. The site selection was completed after a thorough evaluation of a number of possible sites in Albuquerque and the dates for this next reunion were selected to be October 11-16, 2015. The Marriott Pyramid is our main hotel and meeting place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The intial core planning committee was:

Position Name Spouse
Chair Lou Romero Patricia
Vice-chair & Communications Joel Johnstone Stephanie
Budget Dan Winner Vicki
  Terry Rogers Anita
Registration/Finance Kathleen Duncan  
  Barbara Miller  
Facilities/Venue/Food Dolores Griffith Greg
Fund Raising Greg Griffith Dolores
  Corbin Newman Erin
Activities/RV Pat D Jackson Nancy
  Bob Pardito Olivia
Entertainment & Ambience Erin Newman Corbin
  Robin Nimura Christina
Auctions Judy Dinwiddie Bob
  Chuck Williams Beverly
Volunteers & Hospitality Abel Camarena Kathryn
  Lucia Turner David
Honorary Chair Dale Robertson Margie
  Dave F. Jolly Peggy

National Museum of Forest Service History David Stack
Northern AZ Assoc of FS Retirees Larry Whelan
Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau Denise Suttle

Rally on the Rio logo

The logo for this reunion was designed by our own Vice-chair, Joel Johnstone. It captures the fall colors in October along the Rio Grande against the graceful backdrop of the Sandia Mountains. October in Albuquerque means hot air balloons in the sky. Balloonists call their gatherings a rally. What better way to display the Forest Service shield than on a hot air balloon!