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UPDATED July 18, 2016
... adding Optional Tours in the schedule at the bottom of this page
and closing early bird specials, as full rates now apply.


Click here for Tentative Schedule, August 4-7, 2016
Click here for "Suggested Dress"
Click here for Transportation Options & Shuttle Information to the Hotel
Click here for the current list of attendees

OVERSEAS BRATS Homecoming 2016

Colorado Springs, CO
Hotel Elegante
August 4-7, 2016


"The Gathering OSB" video by Rick Connell. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnNAmnE7Jt4


Homecoming 2016

Approximately every three years a special effort is made to involve as many alumni groups/schools/bases and Brats & Educators together for a BIG reunion called "Homecoming" hosted by OVERSEAS BRATS.

Since 1999 OVERSEAS BRATS has hosted six Homecomings that involved 200 to 1,611 Brats & Educators.


Benefits To You At Homecoming 2016

*We’ll be in Colorado!
*Room rate is just $99 a night, single/double occupancy!
*Early/discount registration fees!
*Great transportation options! (See below.)
*Special mini-course sessions (TBA) will be offered!
*FUN/PARTY/DANCE evening activities Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings!
*OVERSEAS BRATS takes care of ALL arrangements, allowing Brats all the free time they need to have fun and party!

How to Join In:

FIRST ... make your HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
First things first! If you plan to join in, make your hotel reservation right away. The Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center, is offering us a special rate of $99 single/double occupancy a night! This rate is applicable two days before and after the event. To reserve your hotel room call the hotel at: 1-719-576-5900. Mention “OVERSEAS BRATS Homecoming 2016” to get our special rate.

Make your hotel reservations as soon as you register, but no later than June 26, 2016. After that date or when our room block is exceeded, the special room rate is no longer available, and room availability can no longer be assured.

SECOND ... REGISTER for the HOMECOMING:


PAPER REGISTRATION:
CLICK HERE to download the registration form which includes a detailed description of registration options and fees and full details about the Homecoming.

NOTE: For Payment Plan options (ONLY through the paper registration process -- $77.50 now and $77.50 final payment on July 15, 2016), or payment by check, money order, or mailed/emailed credit card authorization, you may use the paper Homecoming Registration process. Access the form at the link below:
http://www.overseasbrats.com/OSB_August_2016_Homecoming_Registration.pdf
Then print the registration form, complete it, send it along with check, money order, or credit card information to:
OVERSEAS BRATS, P.O. Box 47112, Wichita, KS 67201
Phone/FAX: tel: (316) 269-9610.


E-REGISTRATION via PayPal:
For full program Homecoming 2016 on-line registration, or day registrations, or other options, click on one or more of the following buttons for each registration option you want, below, then click the "Add to Cart" button below that option. If that is the only option you want, just check out with the PayPal checkout system. If you want to add multiple options, just click the "Continue Shopping" button to return to this page for more choices when you are in the PayPal shopping cart.

To check out, click on the "VIEW CART" button below the e-registration options. Note that you do NOT need a PayPal account to use this process, you can enter your credit card information on a one-time basis, OR may use your PayPal account payment options if you have a PayPal account.

Whether you use the paper form (link above) or the e-registration, using the PayPal checkout options, we suggest you print and retain the Homecoming 2016 registration form which includes a detailed description of registration options and fees.

In each of the registration categories below (full registration, or day registration), there are four deadline dates that determine the registration cost:
  • 1st EARLY BIRD: before Feb 15, 2016
  • 2nd EARLY BIRD: before June 1, 2016
  • 3rd EARLY BIRD: before July 15, 2016
  • REGULAR: after July 15, 2016
The sooner you register, the more you'll save!



FULL REGISTRATION
OVERSEAS BRATS Homecoming 2016
Colorado Springs, CO
Hotel Elegante
August 4-7, 2016

The full program includes:
*Registration packet containing name badge, list of attendees (as of July 2016), and Homecoming 2016 schedule.
*Thursday night DJ party (not a food function).
*Friday & Saturday night dinners & Sunday breakfast.
*Friday & Saturday night dances.
*Participation in the exhibition and mini-course sessions.
*Payment for meeting and banquet space.
*Pre-event planning, overhead and staffing costs.
*Specially expanded December 2016 edition of OVERSEAS BRATS featuring Homecoming 2016.
*Donation to the reunions happening at Homecoming 2016.

Full Homecoming Registration
Tap or click the down arrow, below, and tap/click your selection, depending on these deadline dates:
  • 1st EARLY BIRD: before Feb 15, 2016
  • 2nd EARLY BIRD: before June 1, 2016
  • 3rd EARLY BIRD: before July 15, 2016
  • REGULAR: after July 15, 2016
Please tell us the Name(s) to appear on Badges, Grad School and Year, Schools You Attended including Years, Plus Overseas Communities, below:

Once you've made your selection and entered your information, above, click "add to cart" below.

CANCELLATION INSURANCE
Cancellation Insurance $15 per person up until the deadline. The Cancellation Insurance deadline is August 1, 2016. Should you purchase this option, the amount you paid for your registration fee (excluding the insurance fee shown here) will be returned to you in WHOLE PROVIDED you advise us you have to cancel before the deadline. This is strictly optional. Because all the suppliers for this event want payment in advance of this event, after the deadline, no refunds are available except if you purchase the cancellation insurance, above.
Cancellation Insurance
Tap or click the down arrow, below, and tap/click your selection, depending on the deadline dates, above.

Once you've made your selection, above, click "add to cart" below.

FRIDAY ONLY
Homecoming 2016: Friday Only
Tap or click the down arrow, below, and tap/click your selection, depending on these deadline dates:
  • 1st EARLY BIRD: before Feb 15, 2016
  • 2nd EARLY BIRD: before June 1, 2016
  • 3rd EARLY BIRD: before July 15, 2016
  • REGULAR: after July 15, 2016
Please tell us the Name(s) to appear on Badges, Grad School and Year, Schools You Attended including Years, Plus Overseas Communities, below:

Once you've made your selection and entered your information, above, click "add to cart" below.

SATURDAY ONLY
Homecoming 2016: Saturday Only
Tap or click the down arrow, below, and tap/click your selection, depending on these deadline dates:
  • 1st EARLY BIRD: before Feb 15, 2016
  • 2nd EARLY BIRD: before June 1, 2016
  • 3rd EARLY BIRD: before July 15, 2016
  • REGULAR: after July 15, 2016
Please tell us the Name(s) to appear on Badges, Grad School and Year, Schools You Attended including Years, Plus Overseas Communities, below:

Once you've made your selection and entered your information, above, click "add to cart" below.

SUNDAY ONLY
Homecoming 2016: Sunday Only
Tap or click the down arrow, below, and tap/click your selection, depending on these deadline dates:
  • 1st EARLY BIRD: before Feb 15, 2016
  • 2nd EARLY BIRD: before June 1, 2016
  • 3rd EARLY BIRD: before July 15, 2016
  • REGULAR: after July 15, 2016
Please tell us the Name(s) to appear on Badges, Grad School and Year, Schools You Attended including Years, Plus Overseas Communities, below:

Once you've made your selection and entered your information, above, click "add to cart" below.

OPTIONAL TOUR A:
Aug 4th (Thursday) - Garden of the Gods & Shopping trip to "Manitou Springs" tour!

TOUR A: Aug 4th (Thursday) - Garden of the Gods & Shopping trip to "Manitou Springs" tour!
Noon to 5:30pm
Visit Garden of the Gods "visitor center, picture op, view movie, tour park w/step on guide,"
Visit the quaint town of "Manitou Springs" - for short shopping trip
Grab Lunch before you head out
Minimum of 22 people, maximum of 29.
Cost: $45 (early bird, before June 1); $50 (regular, on or after June 1)
Register Now by using the Paypal selections, below.
Optional Tour A: Aug 4th (Thursday) - Garden of the Gods & Shopping trip to "Manitou Springs" tour
Please tell us the Name(s) to appear on Badges, Grad School and Year, Schools You Attended including Years, Plus Overseas Communities, below:

Once you've made your selection and entered your information, above, click "add to cart" below.

OPTIONAL TOUR B:
Aug 5th (Friday) - AF Academy, Chapel, Club & Olympic Training Center Tour!

TOUR B: Aug 5th (Friday) - AF Academy, Chapel, Club & Olympic Training Center Tour!
9am to 4pm
Visit AF Academy Visitor's Center, view movie, guided tour of Chapel
3-course Lunch on the Academy's "Base Club"
Guided Tour & movie of the Olympic Training Center - the official kick off day of the
Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Games!
Minimum of 45 people, maximum of 55.
Cost: $60 (early bird, before June 1); $65 (regular, on or after June 1)
Register Now by using the Paypal selections, below.
Optional Tour B: Aug 5th (Friday) - AF Academy, Chapel, Club & Olympic Training Center Tour!
Please tell us the Name(s) to appear on Badges, Grad School and Year, Schools You Attended including Years, Plus Overseas Communities, below:

Once you've made your selection and entered your information, above, click "add to cart" below.

OPTIONAL TOUR C:
Aug 7th (Sunday) - Pikes Peak via Cog Railway Tour!

Aug 7th (Sunday) - Pikes Peak via Cog Railway Tour!
11am - 4pm
Highest train in the U.S., reach 14,115 feet with panoramic views
Grab Lunch before departure; Only a snack bar at the top
Avoid caffeine & alcohol before departure. Bring & drink water!
Minimum of 25 people, maximum of 29
Cost: $65 (early bird, before June 1); $70 (regular, on or after June 1)
Register Now by using the Paypal selections, below.
Optional Tour C: Aug 7th (Sunday) - Pikes Peak via Cog Railway Tour!
Please tell us the Name(s) to appear on Badges, Grad School and Year, Schools You Attended including Years, Plus Overseas Communities, below:

Once you've made your selection and entered your information, above, click "add to cart" below.

IMPORTANT: Once you've made your selections for e-registration, above, click on "View Cart," below, or simply checkout when PayPal takes you to your "shopping cart."

Notice on Liability: Every effort has been made to make Homecoming 2016 hosted by OVERSEAS BRATS a safe and enjoyable experience for all involved. However, OVERSEAS BRATS does not and cannot accept liability for any accidents, injuries or losses held during the course of the Homecoming 2016 as a result of fire, theft, assault, recklessness or acts of God, war or nature. Those participating in the OVERSEAS BRATS "Homecoming 2016" do so at their own risk. In completing the on-line registration or the paper form you accept this notice of liability.



Transportation Options
*Driving?
The hotel is accessible off of I-25, Exit 138, South Circle Drive.

*Flying?
  • Colorado Springs Airport (COS) served by: Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier and United Airlines
  • Non-stop flight connections from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort 2Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix-Mesa, Portland (OR), Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington-Dulles
  • FREE hotel shuttle to/from Colorado Springs Airport.
SHUTTLE INFORMATION:
From Denver International Airport (DEN) or Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS)
“COLORADO SPRINGS SHUTTLE”
719-687-3456, Toll Free: 1-877-587-3456, http://www.coloradoshuttle.com

Flying into Denver International Airport (DEN):
Shuttle operates from 8:30am to 8:30pm – every 2 hours. Meet Shuttle in the East Terminal – Ground Transportation, Door #505 – Island #5
10% off round trips, 10% off couples, 10% off Seniors 65+, 10% off Military (Active/Retired) One discount per trip!

Flying into Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS):
The Hotel offers a courtesy shuttle to/from the Airport. Use the courtesy phone in baggage claim to call the Hotel for pick up. Takes 10-15 minutes. Upon departure please schedule your return to the airport with the Front Desk. Shuttle runs 5am to 11pm.


Tentative Schedule

Thursday, August 4
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 8p.m. - 10 p.m. = Registration & Brats Store - Registration area in the Conference Center.
Noon to 5:30pm = Optional Tour of Garden of the Gods and Manitou Springs shopping trip. (Separate payment required, use the PayPal registration link for this optional tour, above)
Noon = Hospitality suites open.

Friday, August 5
9a.m. - 4p.m. = Optional tour of Air Force Academy Visitor's Center and Chapel, Lunch at Base Club, tour of Olympic Training Center (Separate payment required, use the PayPal registration link for this optional tour, above)
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 5-7 p.m. = Registration & Brats Store - Registration area in the Conference Center.
All day – Hospitality rooms open.
9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. = Mini-course session: TBA.
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. = Exhibition & door prize competition.
1:30 - 3 p.m. – Mini-course session: Mini-course session: TBA.
6 p.m. - Midnight = Dinner/Dance.

Saturday, August 6
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 5-7 p.m. = Registration & Brats Store – Registration area in the Conference Center.
All day – Hospitality rooms open.
9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. = Mini-course session: TBA.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. = Mini-course session. (Optional box luncheon - separate payment required.)
6 p.m. - Midnight = Dinner/Dance.

Sunday, August 7
7 - 10 a.m. = Breakfast – Plaza Restaurant.
8 - 10 a.m. = Brats Store - Registration area in the Conference Center.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. = Optional tour to Pikes Peak via Cog Railway. (Separate payment required, use the PayPal registration link for this optional tour, above)


Homecoming Dress Attire

Thursday - Day & Night: Casual.
Friday - Day: Casual.
Friday Night - Dinner/dance is "casual-elegance" (polos, slacks, dresses. No shorts, No Jeans)
      Olympic Themed - so red, white and blue/Team USA!!!!
Saturday - Day: Casual.
      School spirit day....wear your school colors!
Saturday Night - Dinner/dance is "casual-elegance" (polos, slacks, dresses. No shorts, No Jeans)
Sunday - Day: Casual.



For e-registration, complete the options on this page via the PayPal payment and checkout system. To register by mail, email, or fax, click here to download the registration form, print it, complete it and then send it along with check, money order, or credit card information to:

OVERSEAS BRATS, P.O. Box 47112, Wichita, KS 67201
Phone/FAX: tel: (316) 269-9610.
Email: joeosbpres@sbcglobal.net.
Web site:www.overseasbrats.com

Thank you!

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