WHO:        If you know what a Conch fritter tastes like, you are invited.   To all Conchs still living in Key West, spread the word and see if you can't drag a couple conchs with you this year.

WHAT:      9th Annual Tampa Conch Reunion / Day at the Beach.   Press Release by Coni Carbonell Young: Click Here!

                  We are keeping it simple again; bring your own food and drinks and a dessert to share if you wish.

WHEN:      Sat, September 19, 2015.    I'll start setting up around 10:00 A.M. and I'll start cleaning up a couple of hours before dark.

WHERE:     Fort DesotoShelter #5 (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A NEW SHELTER LOCATION, IT'S DOWN THE ROAD ONE MORE ENTRANCE) on North Beach.  Voted Best Beach in America (2005 & 2008), click HERE to see the map below.

Hotel Info from Ruthie

Many of us have already made a reservation for the week end of the Ft. Desoto (Tampa) Conch Reunion.
Prices for hotels on the beach on Gulf Blvd. have gone up quite a bit since last year. Since we are
there for a reunion and will be at the beach, we have found a Motel off the beach. We have made
reservations at:

Hampton Inn St. Petersburg
1200 34th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Hotel Number: 727-322-0770

Rate: $98.00 AARP or $109.00

After checking the map, it is about the same distance to Ft. DeSoto as from Gulf Blvd.
Hope you all make your reservation soon as availability is not the greatest this year.

Other Hotels nearby to Fort Desoto - Keystone Motel - Holiday Island - 727-866-3755 and Grand Plaza Hotel 727-360-1811 (Last I checked it was $182 per night) If anyone finds something better, please let me know so that I can share with everyone else.

HOW:         Click here for park RULES        

HOW MUCH:   This year's charge to cover the large event permitting fees will be $2 for adults and children are free, please click the permitting fees link if you have any questions about the park charge. I would like everyone to send their money in before getting on the list if possible nbsp; for several reasons;  the park requires an accurate head count in order to assess the proper fees and the deposit is not refundable, so this will help spread the risk of a bad weather cancellation.   This will also minimize the need for people to stand in line to pay the fee instead of enjoying the event.   Check or money order can be sent to;

Jose Santana
20030 Bluff Oak Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33647

ORGANIZER:  Email Bubba to sign up. 

Jose (Bubba) Santana


If you have already contacted Bubba and your name does not appear on the list, try hitting F5 to refresh this list page in your browser.  You do not have to be on the list in order to attend the reunion.  If you click on a name below, you can email that person if they registered with an email address. Thanks!!; Have fun!!


Jose (1982) & Monica Matthews (1984) Santana & family (5)

Mickey Umble (1)

Raul & Ruth (Watler) Rivera (2)

Fred & Karen Matthews (2)

Manuel Casas (Mono) (1)

Tommy & Waldina (Wally) Gates(2)

Franklin Curry & Pamela Gonzaga Curry (2)

Aureo & Marilyn Deluna & three kids (5)

Ralph & Joann Betancourt (2)

Sharon Roley Connelly & Guest (2)

Lauren Gibson & 3 Guest (4)

Sue Webster Ulloa (1)

Jackie Valenzuela (1)

Anita Kaltofen Kokenzie (1)

Keith Peterson (1)

Steve & Candida Pereira (2)

Carol Bush (Harris) (1)

Terry & Bob Sartor Harris (2)

David Harris (1)

Dan & Delma Gregory (2)

Ben & Patti Robert (2)

Lorenzo & Tina Baucells (2)

Myrna Williams (1)

Dink & Deanna Mikus (2)

Jed & Kathy Sawyer (2)

Gilber Allen & Guest (5)

Donald & Myrna Williams (2)

Tinkey Lones Gates (1)

Norman McDuffie (1)

Gary Pantaleo (1)

Terry & Bonnie Stofer (2)

Benny & Patti Roberts (2)

Robin Gedmin (1)

Russell Brittain & Jennine Knowles (2)

Jimmy & Jaime Brittain (2)

Cole & Jessica Rains (4)

Carrie (Alfonso) Gonzalez & Manuel Alfonso (2)

Buddha & Connie Fahey (2)

Edward E. Gato & spouse (2)

Everetto & Thelma (2)

Carole Shafner & Rhoda Goldstein (2)

Kathy Couty Davila (2)

Chuck Garing (1)

Janet England (1)

Peggy Creech (1)

Debbie Sanchez Gordill (1)

Raul & Ana Maria Salgado Gallegos & guest (4)

Jack Aguero & Lee Ann Dugger (2)

Karen Abston Molina & Julie Stokes Hendricks (2)

Bonnie & Terry Stofer (2)

Richard D. Ogden (1)

Everett & Thelma Atwell (2)

Quilla Perkins (2)

Richard Ogden (1)

Sue Ulloa (1)

Jackie Valenquela (1)

Anita Taylor (1)

Lynn Clark (1)

Louie & Joyce Nunez (2)

Joe Key & Katherine Brady Norris (2)

Jim & Janese Salas Blue (2)

Fredy Varela & Pam Davila (2)

Willie & Conchita Cejas (2)

Jerry & Lali Alfonso (2)

Carlos & Debbie Zarate (2)

Cheryl Sanchez Simmons (2)

Mira Family Reunion (40)

Janet England & Guest Evalina (2)

Peggy Creech (1)

Debi Sanchez Gordillo (1)

Stevie Periera (1)

Candi Periera (1)

Michael Euliss (1)

Roy sheidy (1)

Carlos & Debbie Zarate (2)

Fredy Varela & Pam Davila (2)

Willie & Conchita Cejas (2)

Jerry & Lali Alfonso (2)

Kimberly & Timmy Rodriguez (2)

Ray Robles & Jane Williamson (2)

David & Teresa Mormann (2)

Evelyn Quesada Botella (6)

Dave & Michelle Rodriguez (6)

Barbie & Danny Garcia (2)

Bob & Myrra Bethel (2)

Anna Gato (1)

Peggy Landry & guest (3)

Tammy Cummings & guest (4)

Donnie & Shirley Williams (2)

Email Bubba to get added to the list, there is no automatic registration.

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(727) 453-3171 Reservations



2. Shelters may be shared with another group.

3. If your group is not represented within one hour of the expected arrival, your reservation will be canceled. Also, if your expected attendance does not materialize, any unused tables will be available to the public.

4. Pets are allowed on a leash with a maximum lenght of 6 feet. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON THE BEACH OR IN THE WATER. Pet owners are required to clean up any mess their pet makes.

5. All vehicles / trailers must remain in the public parking lots.

6. Picnic grills are provided - no ground fires are allowed. No grills on tables.

7. Excessive noise is forbidden. All sound systems must not exceed the sound level prescribed in the Pinellas County Code Chapter 90.

8. A shelter reservation sign will be marked and posted with your group's name.

9. All rental equipment (dunk tank, moon walk, etc.) must have prior approval by the Park Department.

10. Please reconfirm your reservation one week prior to your event.