UPDATED December 2, 2017
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OVERSEAS BRATS 2018 GATHERING ... in Fort Worth, Texas, August 23-26, 2018
Wow! Things are really starting to come together for our Fort Worth Gathering, August 23-26, 2018 at the Fort Worth Sheraton!
*Our theme will be Denim & Diamonds.
*Fabulous hospitality space hosted by Brat couple Bart & Barbara Walker Bartlett.
Remember your ‘teen club’ of yesteryear? Our hospitality space is just like that – and MORE! The Bartletts LOVE Brats and they LOVE making every Brat feel ‘right at home!’
*The “gathering” is ALL about:
- Recognizing YOU and YOUR unique Brathood!
- Introducing you to REALLY GREAT Brats! Better than ‘Facebook Friends!’
- Informing you about the Brat community!
- Getting involved!
- Having FUN!!!
Most of us had/have a connection with the military. This event attracts those who served in all branches of the military, from former enlisted and NCOs to retired generals. And we take special effort to recognize and honor our military!
*The mini-course sessions are coming together!
- “Get The Most Out of Your Gathering experience!” session for all who are new to this event.
- 2018 is the Centennial of the end of World War I. George Junne, Jr., will do a talk on that anniversary as it pertains to Afro-Americans in the military.
- Brat Author, Michael Joseph Lyons will be back with, “Participate in the making of the BRAT and the Kids of Warriors book series.”
- Brat Writer Maryl Ball Sellman, will host, “Building Best Brat Friendships Forever.”
- Author Muffet Frisch will do a power point presentation on, “Women Air Force Service Pilots: Heroes of World War II.” (Thanks to Bob Kilduff for the recommendation!)
- Peter Grammer will host the Documentary: "Brown Babies: The Mischlingskinder Story."
- Bratman (Joe) will be back with his, “Bratman Returns.”
*We now have TEN groups/schools planning ‘some kind of event’ at the “gathering:
BRAT and the Kids of Warriors, Frankfurt Dackels (40s/50s), Kinnick (‘YoHi’), Mannheim, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Patch, and Wainwright. With seven or more registered, we’ll arrange to have your group seated together during our Friday luncheon and Saturday night dinner events.
*Presently there are 1,778 Brats interested/planning on attending. That’s THE MOST we’ve EVER had interested in an OSB “gathering!”
*Hotel and event registration will be available in February. We’re waiting on a few event suppliers before we can publicize this information. *********
Get EXCITED about the Fort Worth Gathering! WE ALREADY ARE!
REGIONAL GET TOGETHERS:
Check out regional get-togethers in early 2018 at:
HOMECOMING 2019 in New Orleans!
The next all-Brats/all-schools reunion event will be held in August 15-18, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Details will be announced by the Fall of 2018.
REUNIONS: Check out our archived reunions lists, and 2018 reunions as they get posted, by clicking here, or going to our web page at:
VIDEO: Many thanks to Rick Connell who has put together a super video of past OSB Gatherings. See his "The Gathering OSB" video on youtube.com by going to: