Marine Corps Muster

MCMA ANNUAL MUSTER - 2011 (29 Sep - 2 Oct)

Sep 29, 2011 - Oct 02, 2011



Hitting the beach will be non-stressful for Mustangs in September as the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL. will host the annual Muster.  The beautiful Starwood facility has hosted the Florida Martine Corps League and the USMC Combat Correspondents Association with great success.

Muster Chairman Bob McEwen was involved in both of the mentioned meetings and volunteered the site in November when the Florida Chapter announced it had agreed to host the 2011 event.  Committee members and national officers agreed  after terms were studied.

The resort is directly on the Gulf of Mexico, sporting a wide, white sand beach for loafing and swimming.  Magnificent sunsets, mild fall weater and un-crowded roads and tourist attractions add to the natural beauty.  Large swimming pool, tennis courts and exercise facilities available at no cost.

Dates of the Muster are September 29 to October 2, with discounted room rates ($119, single or double) available for the three nights before and after the Muster.  Reservations may be made on our webside, by toll-free telephone call or via mail.  Registration and reservation forms will be available shortly.

The Pinellas County, FL, visitors bureau is providing free maps and brochures of attractions in the Tampa Bay area for those who will extend their stay or prefer exploring on their own.  Planned off site as part of the Muster are shopping/lunch at newly reconstructed John's Pass Village, Madeira Beach, lunchtime visit to Armed Forces Military Museum in Largo and a lunch, sightseeing cruise for guests and spouses during meetings of members on Saturday, October 1.

Brand new Dali Museum in St. Petersburg (moved to new facility this winter), Chihuly Collection of glass art, deep sea fishing, great resturants, Tarpon Springs sponge divers...are available by car or "trolley" ($4 all day).  For scheduled off-site events, the trolley service stops on resort property and covers much of the county, including the Marina for the lunch cruise and John's Pass trip.  Of course locals and others with cars will help for other venues.

Discounted room reservations will be available until August 29.  No charge for parking.  RV parking permitted, but not for sleeping; accommodations for disabled available.  Hotel address: 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767.  Phone (727) 595-1161,  (800) 456-7263.