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SAIGON KIDS™ *LAST HURRAH* REUNION 2015 (UPDATE 1/15/15)

Submitted by Frank Stoddard and Roy McDonald (ACS)

Reunion Time SignWe hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and welcome back to the Frank & Roy show of 2015(lol).

Frank has been doing all the arm-twisting and nagging with the Wigwam folks and I have been crunching the numbers so that we can sign a contract that will support at a minimum of 20 rooms and 30 attendees. We are at a point to where we see daylight and ready to sign the contract with Wigwam by the end of February. We have 31 committed to come as of this writing and occupying 19 rooms. That is only one short (room) of meeting our goal. We hope that by the 28th of February, the 16 that are undecided can confirm and commit so we can finalize our commitment with Wigwam. So, please, please let us know soonest. February 28th is our deadline and it is not too far away. You can go to the website (www.saigonkids.com) and click on the tab for the latest update on the Roster. Or click on the links below this post.

There are only two main events that are planned and funded by your commitments. The Greet & Meet session on Thursday with Hors d’Ouevres and cash bar, and the Saturday Dinner/Dance buffet and Cash Bar (see Cowboy Cookout Menu below). The Vietnamese dinner is optional on Friday night (how could you miss that?) and Frank is working with them to come up with a selection of three entrees to choose from. We will provide all the timing/schedules as soon as we sign the contract.

There is also a 24/7 room/house (which will be open at all hours for any Saigon Kid to go and visit with friends) that has three bedrooms with its own bath and a king size bed off from the suite area. Two of these rooms are available for the first two folks that contact Frank. Whoever wants one would not get a room reservation through the Wigwam but would contact and pay Frank directly. These room rates are a little higher than the standard rooms, being $143, plus tax, per night. See pictures below for a view of the 24/7 rooms and facilities.

Exterior 24-7 House With Rooms

Exterior 24-7 House With Rooms

Interior 24-7 House

Interior 24-7 House

We have made only one adjustment to the Registration Fee as described by the footnote. We changed it from $20.00 to $30.00 per person after adding up all the costs for the Registration. This is the final adjustment and we are ready to collect your hard earned money. Please do not sent any funds for the accommodations (Wigwam Resort rooms). That will be accomplished by you making the reservations and providing your credit card once we have a code that provides the group the discounts provided by the Resort. So, please submit the amount indicated on the Roster column (also attached) “Total Event Costs/pp” next to your name to:

Frank Stoddard
5675 S. Mescalero Road
Hereford, AZ 85615

Please make checks payable to: Saigonkids Reunion. A separate bank account has been set up for the Reunion.

Issues that we have faced with prior Reunions is worth mentioning: (1) The “Total Event Costs/pp” is non-refundable and non partial (i.e. if you attend for one night, you are still responsible for all the events cost since that has been calculated to meet the contract); (2) Hotel room/reservations/issues are between the Resort and you … or Frank, if you want one of the upgraded 24/7 rooms; and (3) a wrist band will be in your Registration packet that will be needed for the Dinner/Dance event.

Phewww! Info-Overload!

Now, Frank previously asked “How many of you like old Rock-and-Roll?” so that we have your favorite one included . So, I’ll start with mine: “Have You Heard” by the Duprees, favorite group: Bee Gees (if you discount The Beetles as equivalent). Frank’s is “True Love Ways” by Buddy Holly and favorite singer Roy Orbison. Let us know yours.

Saturday Night Dinner/Dance
Cowboy Cookout Menu

Smoked Corn Chowder
Trail Lettuce Salad with Peppercorn Ranch & Vinaigrette Dressings
Wagon Wheels of Sliced Tomato & Red Onion with Pickle Spears and Assorted Olives
Grilled to Order:
($100 chef attendant fee required (taken care of)
Angus New York Steak
Chipotle Marinated Chicken Breasts
Casserole Potatoes
Ranch Beans
Corn on the Cob with Melted Butter
Selection of Bakery Fresh Dinner Rolls
Warm Cherry Dumplings with Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Volcano Cake
Ice Water
Rainforest Alliance Decaffeinated & Regular Coffee and
Gourmet Teas

$80++pp

Sunday Brunch Menu (Optional)
Hickman’s Family Farms Brunch Buffet

Orange, Grapefruit and Apple Juices
Sliced Fresh Fruit and Berries Platter
Whole Grain Cereals, Granola, 2% and Nonfat Milk
Freshly Scrambled Eggs
Sausage and Crispy Smoked Bacon
Home Fried Potatoes
Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Compote
Banana and Zucchini Breakfast Breads
Mini Bagels with Butter, Preserves, Marmalade and Cream Cheese

$30.00++pp

We will be providing additional information on the Vietnamese Restaurant Menu options, Hors d’Ouevres (I hope I spelled that right) for the Meet & Greet, and schedules as we get closer to Party Time!

Cheers … Frank & Roy

Reunion 2015 Roster

CLICK HERE for reunion information and location.

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