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Operation Grateful Nation Registration Form

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Reason for Reservation (please choose only one priority below)

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Please refer to the Google Calendar below for availability.

For a larger view of this calendar please click here.

*Reservation lengths are limited to 7 nights and 1 reservation per calendar year.
*When dates conflict, preference will be given to Post-911 Veterans.
*Priority One Veterans can not bump Priority Two Veterans after a reservation has been confirmed

Contact Information

Attendants

Reservation Questions

If you have any further questions or are having trouble with submitting this form, please contact Sylvie Marion, Guest Services Coordinator, at 315-250-0312 or at operationgratefulnation@gmail.com.

OPERATION GRATEFUL NATION HOUSE

HOLD HARMLESS, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS.

“PARTICIPANT” MEANS EACH INDIVIDUAL, INVITEES, AND GUESTS LISTED ON THIS FORM, PARTICIPATING IN INDOOR OR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AT THE WING HOUSE (HEREINAFTER THE “ACTIVITY”). THE “UNDERSIGNED” MEANS EACH PARTICIPANT, AND WHEN A PARTICIPANT IS UNDER AGE 18, IT INCLUDES SUCH PARTICIPANT’S PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN SIGNING ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF/HERSELF AND ON BEHALF OF MINOR PARTICIPANT. THE UNDERSIGNED UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE ACTIVITY DESCRIBED ABOVE AT THE WING RIVER HOUSE, 407 STATE HIGHWAY 131, IN MASSENA, NY (THE “PROPERTY”)(CAN BE HAZARDOUS AND PRESENTS A RISK OF PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH.

IN CONSIDERATION OF ALLOWING THE PARTICIPANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITY, THE UNDERSIGNED EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL RISKS associated with Participant’s participation in the Activity, known or unknown, inherent or otherwise; the Undersigned agree and understand these risks include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: sporting activities, operating a motorized vehicle in a mountain environment; operating a machine at high speed; uncomfortable vibrations; prolonged exposure to excessive engine noise; dirt, rocks, dust, debris, ice and snow thrown from other vehicles; whiplash; inhaling fumes; roll-overs; marked and unmarked obstacles; slick or uneven walking surfaces; surfaces covered with ice and snow; varying weather and surface conditions; inconsistent and/or non-maintained riding surfaces; rugged mountainous terrain; variations in terrain; bumps; stumps; forest growth, downed timber, rocks of various sizes; diminished visibility; encountering wild animals and wildlife; strenuous activity; high altitude; collisions; equipment malfunction, including but not limited to, loss of braking, steering and/or locomotion; sharing Activity venues with people directly involved and/or not directly involved in the Activity and following the direction of the Activity officials.

The Undersigned understand and acknowledge: 1) Participant has been informed and understands all rules and regulations of participation in the Activity; 2) Participant is responsible for reading, understanding and complying with all signage, including instructions on use of the vehicle; 3) Participant must have the physical dexterity and knowledge sufficient to safely load, ride and unload the vehicle; and 4) that falls and collisions occur and that injuries are a common and ordinary occurrence of the Activity. The Undersigned also understand and agree that A MINOR PARTICIPANT MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITY WITHOUT AN ACTIVE OFFICIAL OR OTHER ADULT PRESENT. The Undersigned agree and understand that Participant has the opportunity to inspect the vehicles prior to participating.

IN CONSIDERATION OF ALLOWING THE PARTICIPANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITY, THE UNDERSIGNED AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS, RELEASE, DEFEND, AND INDEMNIFY OPERATION GRATEFUL NATION (the “Company”) and its affiliated companies and subsidiaries, and all its insurance companies, successors in interest, agents, contractors, employees, representatives, assignees, officers, directors, and shareholders (each hereinafter a “Released Party”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY and/or claims for injury or death to persons or damage to property arising from the Participant’s participation in the Activity, INCLUDING THOSE INJURIES AND DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY RELEASED PARTY’S ALLEGED OR ACTUAL NEGLIGENCE OR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, AND INCLUDING ANY INJURIES AND DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY FORM OF FORCE MAJEURE. The Undersigned take full responsibility for any injury or loss to Participant, including death, which Participant may suffer, arising in whole or in part out of the Activity. By execution of this release, THE UNDERSIGNED AGREE NOT TO SUE ANY RELEASED PARTY and agree they are releasing any right to make a claim or file a

Lawsuit against any Released Party. The Undersigned further agree to defend and indemnify each Released Party for any and all claims of the Undersigned and/or a third party arising in whole or in part from the Participant’s participation in the Activity. The Undersigned agree to pay all costs and attorney’s fees incurred by any Released Party in defending a claim or suit brought by or on behalf of the Undersigned.

The Undersigned represent that Participant is in good health and there are no special problems associated with Participant’s condition. The Undersigned: 1) authorize a licensed physician and/or other medical care provider to carry out any emergency medical care for Participant; 2) authorize any Released Party and/or their authorized personnel to call for medical care for the Participant or to transport the Participant to a medical facility or hospital if, in the opinion of such personnel, medical attention is needed; 3) agree that upon Participant’s transport to any such medical facility or hospital the Released Party shall not have any further responsibility for Participant; 4) agree to pay all costs associated with the medical care and related transportation provided for Participant; and 5) shall indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability and/or claims associated with such medical care and/or related transportation.

The Undersigned agree and understand that while participating in the Activity, the Participant shall maintain the premises and appurtenances in a clean and safe condition and shall be responsible for any damages beyond normal wear and tear resulting from actions of Participant, invitees, or guests. The Participant shall not remove furnishings or fixtures belonging to the Company at any time. The Participant shall properly dispose fo all garbage, use appliances and equipment in a reasonable manner, and maintain appliances and fixtures in a reasonable manner at all times.

The Undersigned agree and understand that this release is applicable to each and every day Participant participates in the Activity forever.

In consideration of allowing Participant to participate in the Activity and for using the facilities at the Property, THE UNDERSIGNED AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL CLAIMS for injury and/or death regarding an alleged incident SHALL BE GOVERNED BY NEW YORK LAW and EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION of any claim shall be in the District Court residing where the alleged incident occurred or in Federal Court fo the State of New York.

The Undersigned parent or legal guardian acknowledges that he/she is also signing this release on behalf of the minor Participant, that he/she is WAIVING CERTAIN RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF THE MINOR PARTICIPANT that the minor Participant otherwise may have and that THE MINOR PARTICIPANT SHALL BE BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS OF THIS RELEASE. THE MINOR PARTICIPANT’S PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN VOLUNTARILY GRANTS PERMISSION FOR THE MINOR PARTICIPANT TO TAKE PART IN THE ACTIVITY AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT BUT FOR SUCH GRANT OF PERMISSION, THE MINOR PARTICIPANT WOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO TAKE PART IN THE ACTIVITY.

By signing this agreement without a parent or guardian’s signature, Participant represents that he/she is at least 18 years of age, or, if signing as the parent or guardian of the Participant, signer represents that he/she is the legal parent or guardian of the minor Participant. This release shall be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any part of this release is deemed to be unenforceable, the remaining terms shall be an enforceable contract between the parties. This release shall be binding upon the assignees, subrogors, distributors, heirs, next of kin, executors and personal representatives of the Undersigned.

The Undersigned agree and understand that participation in the Activity is voluntary. However, Participants, invitees, and guests MAY NOT PARTICIPATE in the Activity unless the Undersigned signs this agreement.

*Please note that checking the Liability Waiver agreement clause is the equivalent to an electronic signature.

Wing House Reservation Protocol

The Operation Grateful Nation (OGN) Board of Directors strive to fulfill the vision John Wing had for this endeavor. In 2013 the Wing House property was generously donated to OGN by John and his wife Resa, for exclusive use by veterans – especially those recovering from the effects of their combat experiences. The purpose of the property has always been to provide a safe, peaceful waterfrontenvironment for Veterans to experience renewal and respite on the beautiful St. Lawrence River.

Reservation Protocol
The following guidelines provide reservation priorities for guests requesting to stay at Operation Grateful Nation’s(OGN) Wing House. A maximum of 1 week may be requested per year. Please be advised the use of this property is principally for respite and renewal for Veterans and their families. It is not to be provided primarily as a location for parties or social gatherings, but rather for peaceful repose and restoration.

Organization(OGN) or Program Use – Since Operation Grateful Nation is a non-profit organization and is self-sustaining, there will be times when the home is not available for guests to reserve. These dates may be blocked out up to a year in advance on the calendar, and may include prescheduled Organization programs, such as retreats, seminars, advancement/fundraising or other communal veteran events.

Accommodation Priority List for Reserving the Wing House:

Priority One Candidates (Can book up to 6months in advance.): Up to
one week may be reserved.

1. Medal of Honor or Purple Heart recipients with their families.
2. Post 911 military combat veterans of any theatre.
3. Medical Reasons – Veteran admitted to local hospital/care facility and immediate family needs housing close to patient.
4. Veterans with service-related disability (with validated identification).
5. Pre-deployment family getaway – can book up to 12months in advance.
6. Post-deployment family getaway – can book up to 12 months in advance.
7. Military Unit special event/function, i.e., reunions, etc.

Priority Two Candidates (Leisure), (Can book 30 to 60 days prior to stay):
(Where dates conflict, preference will be given to Post-911 Veterans.)
1. Any military veteran with their family.
2. Immediate family member of someone Killed In Action(KIA) or Missing
In Action(MIA).
3. Retired Military.

Priority One Veterans cannot bump priority two Veterans after their reservation has been confirmed.

Reservation Procedure:
1. Initially anyone requesting a reservation must fill out the reservation form on the Operation Grateful Nation website, as well as agree to the liability waiver that’s provided (operationgratefulnation.com).

2. If you do not receive a response on your reservation within 3 business days, please contact the reservation office at smarion@gmail.com or 315-250-0312.

3. If the dates you requested are available, then a security deposit of $100 is requested, in order to hold your reservation dates. The security deposit will be returned to you immediately following your
stay providing there is no damage to the home or property related to your stay.

4. During “peak reservation season” (May through October), reservations are available for seven night blocks only, from Saturday to Friday. Guests are to reserve and pay for the full week, regardless of the
number of days used during that block of time. Other arrangements can be made during off-peak months, on a case-by-case basis.

5. Check In time: Not earlier than 3pm on Saturday, and Check Out time not later than 11am the following Friday. (Special circumstances will be considered if requested, and these times may be adjusted on a case-by-case basis).

6. Reservation Rates: 1 to 2 people: $10/night; 3-6people: $15/night; 7-10people $20/night. (Special circumstances will be considered to reduce or waive these fees.)

House & Ground Policies:
1. Electronic Entertainment Policy – Guests are not to unplug TV’s for gaming as a dedicated TV console for gaming is provided.

2. Pool / Dock / Recreational Equipment (see below)

Property Issues:
Any damages, stolen items, or broken items occurring during the stay will be the full financial responsibility of the guest, including anyone traveling with the guest. Any special clean-up resulting in damages caused by the guests will be charged to the credit card used to hold the reservation.
Charges may need to be applied after guest’s departure, after notifying the guest, as deemed necessary by the Caretaker. Please report all spills and/or damages to the Caretaker promptly.

Alcohol & Drug Policy:
We encourage and expect responsible use of alcohol on the premises. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES is there to be alcohol use by minors on the property. Any use of illegal drugs, or any substance abuse will not be tolerated on the property. (Any incidents of alcohol or drug abuse or underage drinking will be reported to the proper authorities immediately – there will be no exceptions.)

Smoking & Candle Burning:
For the safety and comfort of all of our guests, we do not allow smoking or incense/candle burning in the home. We ask that any smoking on the grounds be extinguished properly outside in the provided ash/butt containers.

Pet Policy:
Guests are allowed bring pets, with the following stipulations:
1) A “Pet Fee” of $50 will be assessed in addition to the ordinary guest reservation fee.
2) Pets are never to be left unattended.
3) Pets are permitted to stay in the home with guests. However, pets are NOT allowed on the furniture or the beds.
4) Pets are to be cleaned up after in the home.

Pool Policy:
The pool is made available as a fun and wholesome form of recreation for
guests and their families. Please respect the following rules:
1) Children are not to utilize the pool without adult supervision. NO EXCEPTIONS.
2) Pool gates are to be shut while pool is not in use.
3) Life preservers are available, if needed.

Recreational Equipment:
Recreational equipment is available for use by guests, such as bicycles, kayaks, row boat, golf clubs, etc. Please use respectfully and safely and put away after use.

Fireworks:
Out of respect for our neighbors in the vicinity of the Wing House, the use of fireworks is prohibited on the property.

“Grandfathered” Guests:
By the direction of the OGN Board of Directors and in consideration of continuing John Wing’s vision, the Wing House Reservation Protocol states that ALL reservation requests will be regarded and reviewed on an individual first-come, first serve basis. The policy on Accommodating Priority List for Reserving the Wing House will apply. This includes guests that have been considered “grandfathered” in with reservations in the past.

*Please note that checking the Wing House Reservation Protocol agreement clause is the equivalent to an electronic signature.

Please Note: For reservations beginning on or after January 1, 2018, there will be a nominal fee for the use of Operation Grateful Nation:
1-2 People: $10/night
3-6 People: $15/night
7-10 People: $20/night
*Waiving or reducing these rates in the case of special circumstances will be done on a one at a time basis and determined by a Board review.

Beginning January 1, 2018:
*Once your registration request has been received, you will be notified within 3 business days if your dates are available and to confirm your request.