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Midwest U.S. Navy Seabee Ball 2019

Please join us for the 77th Seabee Birthday!


In March 2016, we had a Seabee Ball hosted in Minneapolis for the first time in several years. Due to the great response for the last three years, we are hosting another one at the Hilton-Bloomington! With all the currently serving and prior Seabees in the Midwest area, we are sure this can be another outstanding event with great attendance. Come celebrate our heritage and connect with Seabees you may have served with before or meet original 'Bees who blazed the trail for the rest of us!


We would like to see as many WWII and Korea Seabees as we can, and once again, we have raised money to cover the cost of their tickets. If you are a WWII or Korea Seabee, please contact us before purchasing your ticket. You can either send a message through Eventbrite or email us at MidwestSeabeeBall@gmail.com.


 




 


FAQs


What is the uniform?


Preferred Dress / Uniform: Formal Black tie / Dinner Dress Blue Jacket / Gowns, if available.  Service Dress Blue / suits / dresses, if you don't have the Dinner Dress. Ultimately, our first priority is that you attend and help celebrate Seabee heritage... dress is secondary.


How much is the hotel room?


There are a block of rooms at the Hilton – Bloomington (where the Ball is hosted) for $85 / night. Room must be booked by Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in order to be guaranteed that rate. That room rate is good for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, if you want to come and make it a weekend getaway. You can book your room using this link. You must use the code SEABEE to get that price, or you can call 844-856-8554 and ask for code SEABEE.


Who is allowed to attend?


All Seabees past and present and their families, anyone who has ever been assigned to a Seabee command and their families, and anyone who supports the Seabees - even if they were never in the military.


Who is sponsoring this event?


This is not a Command-sponsored function associated with any one command. It will be supported by Seabees from several commands (some of whom are participating on the committee) as well as retired Seabees.


What is the cost?


TICKETS PURCHASED PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2019:
E1-E4 $25
E5-E6 $40
E7-O3 $60
O4 & above $70
Civilians $40
WWII and Korea Seabees: No cost – Please contact us to get your free ticket


****Spouses/Guests of military members pay the same rate as the military member****


TICKETS PURCHASED JANUARY 1, 2019 OR AFTER:


E1-E4 $30
E5-E6 $45
E7-O3 $65
O4 & above $75
Civilians $45
WWII and Korea Seabees: No cost – Please contact us to get your free ticket


****Spouses/Guests of military members pay the same rate as the military member****


What are the meal choices?


The meal choices are chicken or pork loin.  Both entrees include bread, salad, dessert, coffee and tea. If you need a vegetarian option, contact us either through EventBrite or MidwestSeabeeBall@gmail.com.


****Please make sure you select your meal choice when you purchase your tickets.****


What is the agenda?


5:30 pm - 7 pm:   Social Hour, Cash Bar, Registration
7 pm - 9 pm:   Dinner and Program
9 pm - midnight:  DJ and dancing


Will there be an open bar?


Domestic beer and pop are included in the ticket price (until we blow the kegs); however, anything else is cash bar.


What time can I check into my room at the Hilton?


Check-in time is 3 pm.


Check-out is 12 noon.