The Sasebo Experience:  A Special Place, A Special Time, With Special Friends!

"Friends are treasures." ~ Horace Bruns

Sasebo Reunion 2021

If you haven't been with us before...picture the "Teen Club" in Las Vegas.

NUMBER 11 . . . can you believe it???

With each Reunion, groups representing different times in Sasebo have come together.  The experience has shown us  that it doesn't matter "when" we were in Sasebo...the experience was the same for all.  So whether you were in Sasebo in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's or last week, this is your Reunion!

If you joined us in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and/or 2018, you know how very special it was to see each other again, especially after having spent so many years believing that such a moment could never happen.  If you haven't joined us, or several Reunions have passed since your last appearance, don't convince yourself that you'll "catch the next Reunion".  Those friends that have been waiting to see you again may not be available or able to make that "next Reunion".  And if for some reason you have doubts that the Reunion may not meet your expectations, all you'd be risking is 4 days out of your life to know for sure.  Your friends, classmates, and a whole bunch of Sasebo Alumni will be there to welcome you.

THE ARRANGEMENTS (You just can't beat them)

Date:  August 29, 30, 31, September 1, 2021 (Note:  August 29 is arrival date; no events scheduled)

Place:  Las Vegas, Nevada

Hotel:  The Orleans Hotel & Casino, $35.00 per room, per night, plus resort fee of $15.99 per night (total $50.99 per night), Sunday through Wednesday, August 29 through September 1.

Address:  The Orleans Hotel & Casino, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89103

For those of you that would like to get a head start on the celebration, the room rate for  Saturday (8/28/2021) will be $65.00 per night, plus resort fee of $15.99 per night (total $80.99 per night).
If you want to stay and visit a little longer, the following rate have been extended to our group:  Thursday (9/2/2021) - $35.00 plus resort fee.
Reservation Number:  1-800-675-3267 or
Online   Sasebo Group Code:  1SASC08  

IMPORTANT:  Specify that you are with the "Sasebo Reunion".  Only those registered under the "Sasebo Reunion" will be afforded these special rates.

Reunion Cost:  (registration information)

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There will be three (3) days and nights of scheduled Reunion events to include:  a Welcome Brunch on Monday (8/30/21); a catered Reception the afternoon/evening of Tuesday (8/31/21); and a Dinner/Dance to conclude the festivities on Wednesday evening (9/1/21).  

Note:  During all three (3) days we will have exclusive use of the Hospitality Room for displaying memorabilia, meeting with one another, taking pictures, etc. The cost for all scheduled events, including a meal each of these days, will be covered by your registration fee.


Monday, August 30, 2021

  • Welcome Brunch:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., French Quarters (Official check-in, buffet lunch, and display memorabilia)
  • Optional Event #1: Special Bingo Session - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
  • Optional Event #2: Sasebo Grand Prix - 12:00 p.m.
  • Reception:  3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Early Buffet Dinner, Show and Tell, Silent Auction Bidding Begins, Open Microphone, and Surprises)
  • Optional Event #3: After Hours Bowling Challenge - 9:30 p.m. to ????
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
  • Optional Event #4: Kiss Monster Mini-Golf - 10:00 a.m., Rio Casino - Shuttle takes you to the Gold Coast Casino and you can walk right next door to the Rio.
  • Pool Cabanas - On Wednesday there will be two (2) Cabanas set up for use all day for the Sasebo Reunion for those who wish to hang out at the pool, so you can get your tan on for the dinner/dance.
  • Dinner/Dance:
    • Cocktails: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    • Dinner:  6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Silent Auction Bids Awarded: 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Music & Dancing: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Note:  All Scheduled Events (other than optional events) will be held in the French Quarters.  During all three (3) days, we will have exclusive use of this room for displaying memorabilia, meeting with one another, taking pictures, etc.  The cost for all scheduled events will be covered by your registration fee (registration information).

In addition to the above scheduled events, we have added four "Optional" events (Bingo, Grand Prix, Bowling, Mini-Golf) that are voluntary and require additional fees should you wish to participate.  To sign up for any of these "Optional" events, please fill out the "Optional Event Form".

#1 Bingo

Grand Prix
#2 Grand Prix

#3 Bowling

#4 Mini-Golf

There are many amenities available at The Orleans, including bowling, movie theaters, lots of lounges with live entertainment, swimming pool, spa, etc.


Make plans to be there.  "You are the Reunion!!!"  Opportunities to reconnect with friends and add to the memories we all shared are priceless!

Secondly, make your room reservations early.  Please don't wait until the very last minute as we are only able to secure the group's contracted rates for a limited number of rooms, and for a limited amount of time.

And last,but not least, PLEEEEAAAAASE send in your Registration Form and fees as soon as possible, as much of our planning relies on your early commitment.

After completing the above assignment, go through your attic, basement, or garage and dig out those pictures, yearbooks, and mementos from Sasebo to share with all of us at the Reunion.

We are also planning to hold a "silent auction" to raise $ to offset our costs.  If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to help with the Reunion, call:

  • Kathey Haas at (714) 878-4934, e-mail:
  • Robert (Rotor) Rohrbacher at (619) 254-7730, e-mail:

The word has gone out to the citizens of Las Vegas..."It's Sasebo time!" Regardless of when you were in Sasebo, whether you were a student, teacher, parent, in the Service, or related to, or just a friend to any of the aforementioned, come and celebrate the magic that was Sasebo!!

P.S.  Your family and friends have listened to you talk about Sasebo for many years.  Now's the chance to bring them with you so they can see and experience first-hand what made that time in your life so special.  Bring your spouses, companions, parents, children, relatives and friends.  Our scheduled Reunion events are designed to interest all of them, and if that isn't enough, they'll have the rest of Las Vegas to keep them entertained.

P.P.S.  With hotel room rates you just can't beat...a great meal each day included...a great hospitality room for our exclusive use...a schedule of events every day and night, plus a choice of "optional" events...all the excitement only Las Vegas can provide...and most importantly, the opportunity to party with your friends and classmates from that special time in your life.