UPDATE: September 1, 2011 – REUNION CANCELLED BECAUSE OF LACK OF INTEREST.
FULL MOON CELEBRATION
March 2012 Saigon
We would like to make an important announcement.
We will have a Saigon Kids Reunion in March 2012 in Vietnam.
We hope as many folks come as possible. Whatever the time, money and effort it takes, you will find it well worth it. You have about two and a half years to think, plan and save money for the trip.
Arlene, Roy and Frank did a lot of talking since the 2009 reunion.
We realized that not only had the days of our youth in Saigon been great memories, but we also gained new, fond memories of the Vietnam of today. It is such a terrific country. Why not spend time there with folks that everyone (no matter when they lived there) has something in common with. It is so important for us to share our unique experiences with each other. We think everyone must have a certain amount of these thoughts.
We all have deep-seated memories of our times in Saigon. This reunion will mean so much to many of you. Do you realize that most of us are twenty to twenty five years older now than what our parents were when we lived in Saigon? As someone said the other day, “you have so many plans. How much longer do you think you’ll live?” – lol So anyways! Don’t put this one off!
2012 is the year of the “Dragon”. This is a very special year! You now have the opportunity to make it even more special. Tell others about it! Get your friends to come! Email them this announcement; write them a letter, or whatever it takes.
We have a lot of ideas about how the reunion should be. Remember we are still in the planning stage, but our main goal is to make a reunion that covers all aspects of Saigon life of how you knew it. Parties, dinners, shopping, tours, and just plain hanging out together is our goal. We want a reunion that is all-inclusive and brings everyone together. We are working on a special project that would be aimed at giving something back to the country. Perhaps we will visit an orphanage and see what we can do for the Vietnamese. Do you have parents that did such things when they were in Saigon?
Vietnam is a long trip, so you may wish to make your stay in Vietnam a little longer than just for the reunion. Vietnam is a very easy country to travel in. Some of us plan to be in Hoi An for a “Pre-Reunion” get together before Saigon. It is such a wonderful little town, good shopping (tons of tailor shops), good food, relatively inexpensive, and a great beach (China Beach) near by.
The full moon is on 8 March 2012. Some of you may not know it, but the Saigon Kids Reunion dates are always chosen with the full moon in mind. The town of Hoi An floats lanterns down the river on the night of the full moon!
If you have comments, suggestions, questions, or whatever please feel free to contact Arlene, Roy and Frank. Roy will be posting updates on SaigonKids.com and of course we’ll be going through the “Blog” for various discussions.
Much more information and details will become available later. This is really to give you “A HEADS UP”!
Arlene, Frank and Roy
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