Reservations: Each party make reservations by calling the Northfield Inn toll-free reservation line 866-577-7900. Tell them you will be at the Northfield Inn in Springfield, Illinois and mention that you are with the 44th Division so that your special room rate is $73 per night, plus tax. You will need to provide a charge card number as deposit for the first night. Check in is at 3:00 p.m. and departure is 12:00 noon. The same rate will apply if you come before or stay after the reunion. There is ample free parking.
Northfield Inn Suites
3280 Northfield Dr
Springfield, IL 62702
Airport Shuttle Service: Call (217) 523-7900 for free airport shuttle service. Mention the 44th. Deadline for reservations is August 20, 2007.
Reunion Fee: The charge for each person coming to the reunion is $40. This also covers the Sunday morning buffet breakfast, Tuesday night's seated banquet dinner, entertainment and the hospitality room. Send your checks along with a completed registration form to:
Jeff Burgess, 95 Pound Hill Road
Cornish, ME 04020-8933
From John Conrad, 44th Infantry Division Association Treasurer: "All is going well for the reunion. Arrangements have been made for the hotel, with the dinner, for our trip around Springfield to see many of the Lincoln sites. I wasn't able to get a free tour guide, as a couple of the guides had other things to do on that date. So, I hired a professional guide who charges a fee to do the job. He is boning up especially for this job. He also told me that since he charges for his services, he does NOT want anyone to tip him as you leave the bus. That sounds pretty professional to me. If you want to tip the driver, that's up to you. Some of the Lincoln sights are closed on Sunday and Monday so we not be able to see them, but there are plenty of other things to see. If you are going on the trip, please make arrangements ahead of the deadline. There will be no last minute sign ups because we have to order the lunches ahead of time. The entertainment is all planned also. It will be a standup comedian who also does illusions with women as his assistants. From what he tells me, I think that all of you will enjoy the show. Please be sure to get your reservations in before the deadline that is found on the page about reservations. Make out the checks to the 44th Infantry Div. Assn. and send them to Jeff Burgess, at his home address. Be sure to give the names you want on the badges so Jeff can send them in to the CVB people who will make our badges. They will be made FREE. I had to make a guess as to how many people will be signing up to make the tour. With fewer people attending each year, I made reservations for a bus that will hold 45 people. So get your reservations in early. Bring your membership card so that we can check to see if you are up to date. I'll be sitting at a table to take your dues and give you an up to date card. The reason the dates of the reunion are changed this year is because those are only dates the hotel had open. That should make some of the younger people happy as I was asked several years ago to use the weekend so that they didn't have to lose many working days."