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Apr 15, 2022
Schedule of Events Updated - FINAL VERSION
Final Schedule of Events click Here.
Recommend you pay right before the Saturday 7PM documentary - A host rep. will take cash or credit card.
Don't wait until Monday night and stand in line.
Apr 13, 2022
Schedule of Events Updated
Some changes click Here.
Families will get a printed copy of the final agenda at the hotel.
Name Tags - Families
Families will get their name tags at the hotel or at the luncheon (if not staying at hotel).
Name Tags - Friends
Friends will pick up their name tags at the Monday night dinner check in (not needed before then).
Monday Night Dinner Payment
DO NOT SEND CHECK TO ME (WES) as it's too late. Therefore, please try to pre-pay on Saturday night before the Documentary
hosted by the Children of the Doolittle Raiders in the Fiji Banquet Room as a representative from the chamber is suppose to be there.
Don't wait in line to pay for dinner the night of!
A reminder, families are encouraged to use the tour buses to the college as parking will be limited (you're visiting three different locations).
Hospitality Room (Family & Friends of the Raiders)
Oasis Room – Poolside
Bring your own refreshments & snacks
* Be nice to me as I have the key :)
Apr 7, 2022
Family Transportation: Families only will be transported by buses as to keep families together and there is limited parking at the college.
Apr 5, 2022
Schedule of Events Change
FROM: Dress Code: Recommend business dress as families will be introduced on stage at the beginning of the ceremony.
TO: Dress Code: Recommend business dress as families will be introduced from their assigned seats at the beginning of the ceremony.
Apr 1, 2022
The Family Luncheon
IS SOLD OUT!
Family Members can still request attending Here - But this is not guaranteed
Family and Friend Dinner
IS SOLD OUT!
You can get on the waiting list Here.
Family members will have priority. You will be notified if there's an opening
Mar 30, 2022
The Family & Friend Dinner
IT WILL BE SOLD OUT. REGISTER NOW HERE
The Fly-By Made the News!
Air Force to conduct historic Beach Flyover on Okaloosa Island, honoring Doolittle Raiders
Mar 25, 2022
You need to send in the registration form (if you haven't already) - Here
Doolittle Raider Family - Only need to pay for the dinner.
Doolittle Raider Friends - Need to pay for the ceremony and the dinner.
Mar 23, 2022
Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch at The Island (open to the public)
Easter is egg-citing at The Island! Bring your family Easter Sunday, April 17, to an Easter egg hunt on the beautiful beach followed by a delicious brunch buffet on The Island Green.
More Details: Here
Mar 22, 2022
Added to the Schedule of Events
April 16 - Saturday7:00PM in the Fiji Banquet Room (first floor of off hotel lobby)
Everyone invited to the Premiere of the new American Public Television documentary: “Unsettled History: America, China and the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.”
Presented by the Children of the Doolittle Raiders
Mar 21, 2022
Review updated Schedule of Events as the following was added
12:40PM – Families will line up behind the stage to be introduced at 1PM - Special Guest.
Ceremony Dress Code: Recommend business dress as families will be introduced on stage at the beginning of the ceremony. The ceremony will be filmed and streamed live.
Note: Friends use own transportation (if you want to visit the Raider Arena to view the Doolittle Raider’s Exhibit - not the Goblets - before the ceremony).
Note: Friends can eat at the college cafeteria (if you want lunch while the families are at their luncheon).
Dinner Dress Code: Your choice - some may want to dress formal for pictures with the goblets.
Hospitality Room for family & friends Saturday – Monday. Bring your own refreshments & snacks
Mar 17, 2022
The deadline for the Group Rate at the Island resort is March 25, 2022
The deadline to submit your registration form to me is April 1, 2022 to guarantee admission to the ceremony and dinner. This form is found Here.
On April 2, 2022 seating for the ceremony and dinner will be based on availability and not guaranteed.
Mar 14, 2022
The Fort Walton Beach Chamber would prefer you mail a check for payment now rather than pay at the dinner. This will reduce the payment line to pay before the dinner.
If not convenient you can still pay before the dinner. Go Here for payment details.
Ceremony Live Steaming
The ceremony will be live streamed at www.emeraldcoasttv.com
Family Luncheon Time Change
From 12:00PM to 11:00AM
Contacting the Chamber or The Island
Please do not call the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce or the host resort for event details. Email Wes@DoolittleRaiders.org if you have any questions. Response time usually 2-4 hours.
Mar 07, 2022
Updated: "Schedule of Events"
From: 11:00AM - Visit the Raider Arena to view the Doolittle Raider’s Display
To: 10:30AM - Visit the Raider Arena to view the Doolittle Raider’s Exhibit (not the Goblets)
The goblets will be on the stage for the ceremony in the Mattie Arts Center. Then moved to the Venue Lobby for public viewing after the ceremony.
They will also be on display at the family & friends dinner.
Today the $10 donation tickets go on sale for the goblet ceremony at the https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/
Family members do not need these tickets if they registered - Here
Mar 04, 2022
Schedule of Events to include map of Northwest Florida State College and Goblet Display during dinner - Here
Mar 01, 2022
1. Schedule of Events - Here
2. Registration & Payment options - Here
3. Fort Walton Beach Chamber Press Release - Here
For General Information – https://www.fwbchamber.org/doolittleraiders
For Raider Family & Friends – http://www.DoolittleRaiders.org
Feb 25, 2022
I'll have this MAJOR UPDATE posted on Feb 27 or Feb 28. We're fine turning the details before posting!
Feb 20, 2022
A Major Update coming later this week!
Jan 13, 2022
1. An updated schedule of events has been added. AGAIN, do not rely on an email for updates. Randomly check here as you will see more updates as we get closer.
2. If you have any issues contacts the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce at 850-244-8191.
Dec 21, 2021
1. A welcome video from the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce posted on the main page or HERE
2. A new link on the main page "Registration for Doolittle Raider Family & Friends" for Doolittle Raider family and friends (separate from other registrations (hotel, etc.).
NOTE: This registration is not for the general public. Please visit the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce Website for General Registration.
Dec 13, 2021
FROM: Ted Corcoran/President CEO/The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
On behalf of the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and our entire community, we are honored to be hosting The Final Goblet Ceremony on Monday April 18, 2022.
We have chosen The Island Resort as the Perfect location for out of town family and guests.
For more details about the resort, please visit www.theislandfl.com
No doubt by now you have noted that April 18, 2022 is the day AFTER Easter—which means a busy Spring Break time here in Northwest Florida.
Please see the details below for reservation info.
The start and end dates indicated are arbitrary—you may arrive and depart on your best schedule.
The Final Goblet Ceremony will be held at Northwest Florida State College—‘Home of The Raiders’—which is 30 minutes from the Beach property.
Details on The Final Goblet ceremony agenda, admission, guest speakers, etc have not yet been finalized.
We look forward to seeing all the Raider families and friends in April 2022.
Click the below link, select the dates and room type you are interested in on the booking screen and click BOOK NOW:
Doolittle Raiders Event
Guests may also book over the phone by calling 850-337-9194.
Start date: 4/15/22
End date: 4/20/22
Last day to book: 3/25/22
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to arrival
Deposit Policy: 1 Night Deposit
Rate: starting at $199.00 USD per night plus tax
Please note: Guest’s need to contact the group housing coordinator directly, if they want to extend their stay or book different room types outside of the group block (which is subject to availability and rate).
Reservations needed after the cutoff date must be booked directly through group housing. The group rate after cutoff is not guaranteed, and is subject to current availability
Venessa Blackmon, Group Housing Coordinator,
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CT to make their reservations.
Please Call 850-337-9194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests may also book over the phone 7 days a week, 24 hours a day!
Please call 1-800-874-8962.
Nov 09, 2021
We're planning on events from April 15 (Friday) thru April 18 (Monday).
We're close to releasing the ceremony details. In the meantime, BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW as this event falls on Easter weekend, not much can be done in room discounts.
We plan to get a group code that will get you something...MAYBE free breakfast or something like that, etc.
We’re working with other hotels that are not beach front. If you want to save some money on rooms, and have transportation, you can book in downtown Fort Walton Beach or Mary Esther now encase we can't get room blocks later.
Check your cancellation policies so you can transfer to one of our hotels (unknown at this time).