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Are You Interested in Another Class of 1961 Mini-reunion in Orlando, FL 26 -31 Jan 2011

Many have confirmed an interest in a mini in Orlando in January 2011.  We are proceeding with plans for the event.  Agenda and activities are flexible and optional to accommodate those who arrive late or depart early.  Preliminary info follows:

 

 

Class of 1961

Mini-reunion

Orlando, Fl

Wed 26 Jan – Mon  31 Jan 2011

 

Update 10 January

Note – send all commo to ghyde@cfl.rr.com

 

Updated information is provided below.  Here are some things you now need to do:

 

  1. If you have not made your hotel reservations you should do so now.
  2. Still missing some data input.  Send (or resend) me the info table if your preferences do not show up on the attendee response table below.
  3. Send checks for social membership (full membership $115) and golf membership (full membership $160) if appropriate per descriptions below. 
    1. If you are selecting something other than full social package or full golf package send me the list of activities you are participating in and I will let you know how much you owe for just those activities. 
    2. Deposits are refundable for food up to 72 hours ahead of the event. For hotel prior to 1800 on arrival day. No time limit on golf. 
    3. Cash only – no stimulus vouchers, food vouchers, bailout vouchers, health coverage coupons, etc.
  4. Make checks payable to Gary Hyde. 
    1. Mail to 112 Cherry Hill Circle, Longwood, FL 32779.
  5. Send me your entrée preference for the Saturday dinner at Maison & Jardin – fish, pork, or beef. (see menu below).
  6. If you are playing golf send me your handicap, index, or average score.

 

 

 

Below find some update info for the reunion, to wit:

(items highlighted are changed or new)

  1. Info table
    1. Many have not sent me the info – please send that along.
  2. Latest list of attendees
    1. If you have not responded, please do so
    2. Highlighted names are ones I need input from
    3. Maybe’s are OK
    4. We would like to make a special invitation to surviving spouses to come.  Room sharing could be arranged.  There is also a two bedroom suite that could be shared.  
  3. Meal Plan
  4. Social Membership
  5. Golf Membership
  6. Hotel Info
  7. Daily Plan
  8. Potential Speakers for Banquet
  9. Info on Blue Springs
  10. Info on Kennedy Space Center (KSC)

 

1.     Info Table.  Please fill out following table for each person attending and return to ghyde@cfl.rr.com.

a.      Full schedule (see below) is arrive Wed 26 Jan  and depart Mon 31 Jan

                                          i.     Late arrival or early departure at your option

b.     Yes or no whether you will be in the class hotel

                                          i.     see hotel info below

c.      Golf is Thurs, Fri, and Sun. 

                                          i.     Mens and ladies teams

                                        ii.     Enter Yes for all 3 days. 

                                      iii.     Make a note if some variation of that.

d.     Disney, KSC, Universal, Blue Springs are for planning only so that groups could be formed for convenient travel.  

                                          i.     (Interested? yes or no)

                                        ii.     We will likely set up group tours for KSC and Blue Springs

e.      Deep sea fishing is possibility one day – weather permitting.

                                          i.     (Interested? yes or no)

f.       Tennis will be ad hoc.

 

Name

Arr Day

Dep Day

Hotel

Golf

Disney

Universal

Blue Springs

Kennedy Space Ctr

Deep Sea Fishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.     Latest list of attendees

 

Name

 

RSVP

Arr Day

Dep Day

Hotel

Golf

sat dinner

Index Hand

Brown

Ed

yes

Wed

mon

 

 

 

 

Brown

Rina

yes

Wed

mon

 

 

 

 

Chamberlin

Chuck

yes

Wed

mon

no

yes

 

15.7

Chamberlin

Adele

yes

Wed

mon

no

yes

 

 

Connolly

 Jim

yes

Wed

mon

yes

yes

 

 

Connolly

Linda 

yes

Wed

mon

yes

no

 

 

Counts

Todd

yes

Wed

mon

yes

yes

beef

31

Counts

Millie

yes

Wed

mon

yes

no

beef

 

Eiland

Mike

yes

Wed

mon

yes

yes

 

 

Eiland

Chan

yes

Wed

mon

yes

no

 

 

Fishburne

Joe

yes

Wed

mon

yes

yes

 

 

Fishburne

Ginna

yes

wed

mon

yes

no

 

 

Fritz

Bud

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fritz

Sheryl

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ganderson

Marty

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gleichenhaus

Pete

Yes

wed

fri

yes

thur fri

no

 

Hartford

Jay

Yes

thurs

mon

yes

fri sun

 

 

Hartford

Maureen

yes

thurs

mon

yes

fri sun

 

 

Hyde

Gary

yes

Wed

mon

no

yes

 

 

Hyde

Button

yes

Wed

mon

no

yes

 

 

Kenny

Hank

yes

Wed

mon

yes

no

fish

 

Kenny

Mary Frances

yes

Wed

mon

yes

no

fish

 

Lionetti

Don

yes

fri

sat

no

no

beef

 

Lionetti

Bobbi

yes

fri

sat

no

no

fish

 

Lockey

Don

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looram

Jim

Yes

wed

sat

yes

thur fri

no

17.9

Madsen

Bill

yes

fri

sun

yes

 

 

 

Neiger

John

yes

Wed

mon

no

no

 

 

Neiger

Barbara

yes

Wed

mon

no

no

 

 

Olshansky

Shane

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olshansky

Myra

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palmer

Paul

yes

fri

fri

no

no

no

 

Palmer

Mollie

yes

fri

fri

no

no

no

 

Randall

Buzz

yes

wed

fri

dinner only

no

no

 

Randall

Michele

yes

Wed

fri

 

no

no

 

Rauch

Frank

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sager

Lee

yes

wed

mon

yes

yes

 

 

Sager

Judy

yes

wed

mon

yes

1 or 2

 

 

Sawtelle

Don

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawtelle

Jo

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shipley

 Dale

yes

wed

mon

yes

thur fri

beef

23

Shipley

 Eloise

yes

Wed

mon

yes

no

fish

 

Steege

Bob

yes

Wed

mon

yes

thur fri

beef

13

Steege

Suzie

yes

Wed

mon

yes

thur fri

beef

36

Urette

Mike

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urette

Karen

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veatch

Jack

yes

Wed

sat

yes

no

 

 

Veatch

Pat

yes

Wed

sat

yes

no

 

 

White

David

yes

Wed

sun

yes

no

beef

 

White

Linda

yes

Wed

sun

yes

no

fish

 

Witherspoon

Gene

yes

Wed

sat

yes

thur fri

 

 

Witherspoon

Georgia

yes

Wed

sat

yes

thur fri

 

 

Woodard

Woodie

yes

Wed

mon

yes

no

 

 

Woodard

Pat

yes

Wed

mon

yes

no

 

 

 

 

3.     Meal Plan

 

Meal Plan

Wed

At Hydes

Old Fashioned Southern Slow-Cooked Smoked BBQ

  • Chicken
  • Ribs
  • Pulled Pork
  • Beef
  • All the trimmings

Thurs

Japanese

  • Mouth-watering favorites, from sushi to sautéed shrimp, to egg rolls, dumplings, and more!
  • An assortment of quality entrees grilled fresh at your table, including steaks, seafood, and vegetarian meals.
  • Sushi selection covers everything from favorites like California Rolls to exotic dishes like Baby Octopus.

Fri

At Hydes

Good Old American

Margarita Chicken

Grilled chicken marinated in fresh squeezed citrus juices, tequila, cilantro, and garlic. Served over Jasmine rice.

 

Sun set Shrimp Pasta

Sautéed Shrimp tossed in a sundried tomato cream sauce with bowtie pasta,

 

Prime Rib Carving Station

Served with herb roasted potatoes and assorted rolls and sauces.

 

Vegetable medley

Seasonal vegetables sautéed with garlic, butter, and herbs.

                                                                                                    

 

Domestic and imported cheese display

Garnished with fruit and served with an assortment of crackers

 

Chocolate Fondue display

 

Sat

Hors d'oeuvres

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Petit Pastry Shells with Pecan Chicken Salad

Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms

with snow crab meat & white cheddar

 

____________________Menu_________________

 

Wild Mushroom Bisque

with saffron cream

*

**Choice of:

Grilled Filet Mignon

with bleu cheese rosette & cabernet sauvignon sauce

Roast Loin of Pork

with Dijon mustard sauce

or

Baked Snapper

with lemon beurre blanc

Chef's Selection of Two Fresh Vegetables

Warm Rolls & Butter

*

Almond Nougat Crème   

with apricot sauce

 

Coffee, Tea or Decaffeinated Coffee

Full cash bar available. Please note credit/debit cards are not accepted at cash bar.

 

               Mixed Drinks                             $5.00

               Wine by the Glass                    $4.00

               Import Beer                                $4.00

               Domestic Beer                           $2.00

               Soft Drinks                    Complimentary

 

Sun

At Hydes

Open dining – you choose

  • Heavy apps (aka leftovers) at Hyde’s – probably enough for full meal
  • Wide variety of restaurants within 5 miles
  • American, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Greek, Caribbean, Mexican, Tex-mex, French, German, English, Irish, fish, steak, burger, BBQ, veggie, fancy, simple, in-between, fast food, slow food

 

 

 

4.     Full Social Memberhip – All days - All meals.

 

Here is summary of what is included in your subscription as a Full Social Member:

  • Hospitality Suites – All Food and Beverages – all 5 days
  • Pre-dinner Cocktail Hours (open bar) Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • Dinners Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • Open bar for dinners Wednesday and Friday

 

Full Social Membership Benefits

Wednesday

·           Breakfast

·           Hospitality Suite – Beverages and Snacks

·           Cocktails – open bar

·           Dinner – Southern BBQ

·           Dinner – open bar

·           All taxes and gratuities

Thursday

·           Breakfast

·           Hospitality Suite – Beverages and Snacks

Friday

·           Breakfast

·           Hospitality Suite – Beverages and Snacks

·           Cocktails – open bar

·           Dinner – Tapas and wine bar

·           Dinner – open bar

·           All taxes and gratuities

Sat

·           Breakfast

·           Hospitality Suite – Beverages and Snacks

Sun

·           Breakfast

·           Hospitality Suite – Beverages and Snacks

·           Dinner – Continental

·           Taxes and gratuities for the dinner

Your Cost

·           $115.00 per person

·           All inclusive

 

Other than your day trips or golf, here are the only items not included in the full Social Membership

 

Items not Included in Full Social Membership

Wednesday

·           Nothing – everything included

Thursday

·           Cocktails (at the restaurant)– Cash bar (you pay)

·           Dinner – individual checks (you pay)

Friday

·           Nothing – everything included

Sat

·           Cocktails (at the restaurant) – Cash Bar (you pay)

Sun

·           If eat at Hyde’s all covered

·           If outside dinner – individual checks (you pay)

 

 

5.     Golf Membership

 

Here is what is included in the Golf Package

 

Golf Package Features

Thursday

·       Magnolia Plantations Country Club

·       All inclusive – range balls, greens fees, cart, taxes, bag boy tips, and prize money

·       Just show up and play

Friday

·       Timacuan Country Club

·       All inclusive – range balls, greens fees, cart, taxes, bag boy tips, and prize money

·       Just show up and play

Sun

·       Sweetwater Highlands Country  Club

·       All inclusive – range balls, greens fees, cart, taxes, bag boy tips, and prize money

·       Just show up and play

Your Cost – Golf Package

·           $160.00 per person

·           All inclusive – just show up and play

 

We have really good line up for courses.  Three very good and very different courses.  Following is short summary with links to their home pages.  All within 15 or 20 minutes of the hotel.  Games and prizes TBA.

 

·       Thursday

  • Friday
    • Timacuan.  http://www.golftimacuan.com/golf/proto/golftimacuan/course/course.htm
    • This is great course, consistently rated one of tops in central Florida.
    • Recently been overseeded and in great shape now.
    • Some of this is more open than Magnolia, but quite a bit of water, sand and narrow fairways. 
    • 0900 shotgun
    • Drinks/lunch and prizes follow in club house 
  • Sunday
    • Sweetwater.  http://sweetwater-countryclub.com/Golf.cfm
    • Not as difficult as the others, but narrow and plays moderately tough, however does not eat as many balls.
    • Should be in good shape in Jan after green and fairway work done this summer
    • 1000 shotgun
    • drinks/lunch and prizes follow in club house  

 

6.     Hotel Info

a.      We have a great location for lodging – the Marriott Residence Inn

                                          i.     Detailed information is provided below

b.     You can now make your reservation –

                                          i.     Group name is “WEST POINT REUNION CLASS OF ‘61

                                        ii.     The Marriott central reservation number: 800-228-9290

·           Note however that the central number will not be able to provide much hotel specific information.

                                      iii.     If you have any difficulty making the reservation or getting the rates, call the hotel direct (407.788.7991) and ask for Esther, our group coordinator. 

·           Also send me a note and let me know what the problem was.

Suite Prices are as follows:

All suites now have the new luxurious bedding collection with cotton rich linens, thicker, comfy mattresses and plush, upgraded sheets. Each suite also has a fully equipped kitchen, desk, living area, sofa bed, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker, and most with a fireplace. (HBO and High Speed Internet)

·            KING STUDIO SUITE -- $79.00 plus tax

o       Open suite with approximately 630 square ft. and a king size bed.

·            DOUBLE STUDIO --$99.00 plus tax-

o       Open suite with approximately 680 square ft. and two queen size beds.

·            PENTHOUSE* -- $109.00 plus tax-

o       Two-story loft with downstairs king bed and bath enclosed with two French doors, upstairs bedroom with king bed and bath.

o       2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom

o       *Penthouse is located on the second floor with access to stairs only.  No elevators on property.

 

Amenities and Services include:

·            COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST – Our “Home Touch” hot buffet breakfast is served each morning.  (Delicious, convenient and a great start each day!)

·            FULL SIZE KITCHENS --Every suite has a fully equipped kitchen with a full size refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, place setting for four, and cooking utensils.  First Nighter Kit with coffee, tea, and popcorn is replenished daily.

·            COMPLIMENTARY HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS IN EVERY ROOM! (And in the gatehouse!)

·            DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES

·            COMPLIMENTARY TRANSPORTATION- To anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel!

·            OUTDOOR HEATED POOL, JACUZZI, SPORTS COURT, BBQ Grill and picnic area

·            IDEALLY LOCATED – Several great restaurants within walking distance; Shopping mall, specialty stores and theaters just minutes away; Downtown Orlando 6 miles; Orlando International Airport twenty miles.

·            MARRIOTT REWARDS -- Points for complimentary nights at Marriott properties.

Address

Residence Inn Marriott

270 Douglas Avenue

Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

407.788.7991 ext 301

407.869.5468 facsimile

 

7.     Daily Plan

Event

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Breakfast

 

Hotel 0630-0900

Hotel 0630-0900

Hotel 0700-0930

Hotel 0700-0930

Hospitality suite

 

 

Hotel Lounge

10-1500

Hotel Lounge

10-1500

Hotel Lounge

10-1500

Hotel Lounge

10-1500

61 Hosp Ste

1300-1700

61 Hosp Ste

15-1800

61 Hosp Ste

15-1730

61 Hosp Ste

15-1700

61 Hosp Ste

15-1700

Day trips

Dealers Choice

Dealers Choice

Dealers Choice

Dealers Choice

Dealers Choice

Golf

Open

Magnolia Plantation CC

Timacuan CC

Open

Sweetwater Highlands CC

Cocktails/Dinner

Hyde’s Bodacious BBQ 

 

1700

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

 

1800

Hyde’s Supper Club

 

1730

Maison & Jardin

 

 

1730

Hyde’s Bar & Grill

Heavy Apps (AKA Leftovers) 1700

 

8.     Potential Guest Speakers for Banquet

 

§       Senator Harry Reid (D-NV). 

§       Subject:  Strategies for transparency, openness, bi-partisanship, and working with others in Government.

§       Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-NV).

§       Subject:  Best ways of dealing with sinister right wing conspiracies and ill-informed, peasant voters.

§       Former Illinois Governor Rod R. "Milorad" Blagojevich.

§       Subject:  10 easy ways to improve your financial future while performing your public service in elected office.

§       Dr. Mahmood Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

§       Subject.  Setting the record straight on misperceptions of some significant historical events and current misunderstandings, including the imaginary persecution of the Jews by the Nazi’s, the real story of  9/11, enlightened attitudes towards women’s rights in Iran,  the real meaning of freedom of speech in a nation, and encouraging dissenting opinions and candidates in a real democracy like Iran.

·           Social behavior seminar.  Panel members Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan will discuss their secrets for responsible behavior and fitting in with the society and environment around you.

·           Building your nest egg while living the high-life seminar.  Guest speaker Bernie Madoff will provide the strategies for building a great nest egg by leveraging the assets of others.

 

9.     Kennedy Space Center Info

Embark on Mankind's Ultimate Journey

Orlando vacations aren't complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Just east of the most popular Orlando attractions and theme parks, NASA's launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.

Experience more on your Orlando, Florida vacation with a daytrip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where the sky isn't the limit - it's just the beginning.

 

10.  Blue Springs State Park

 

Blue Spring State Park covers more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. Johns River. Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home to a growing population of West Indian Manatees.
For centuries, the spring area was home to Native Americans. In 1766 it was visited by Colonial American botanist John Bartram, but it was not until 1856 that it was settled by Louis Thursby and his family. The Thursby house, built in 1872, remains standing. The spring´s crystal clear, 73 degree water can be enjoyed by swimmers, snorkelers, and certified scuba divers with a partner. The river is popular for fishing, canoeing, and boating. River boat tours are available; for reservations, call St. Johns River Cruises at (386) 917-0724. The park has plenty of picnic areas and a hiking trail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update:
1/10/2011