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Date: July 31,
August 1, 2, and 3, 2016 (Note: July 31 is
arrival date; no events scheduled)
Place: Las Vegas, Nevada
The Orleans Hotel & Casino www.orleanscasino.com,
$40.00 per room, per night, Sunday through
Wednesday, July 31 through August 3.
Orleans Hotel & Casino, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada,
For those of you that would like to get a head start on the
celebration, the room rates for Friday and Saturday (7/29/2016 and 7/30/2016)
will be $79.00 per night.
If you want to stay and visit a little longer, the following
rates have been extended to our group: Thursday (8/4/2016) - $40.00,
and Friday (8/5/2016) - $79.00.
Reservation Number: 1-800-675-3267 or
Online Reservation: www.orleanscasino.com/groups
Sasebo Group Code: A6SAC07
IMPORTANT: Specify that you are with
the "Sasebo Reunion". Only those registered
under the "Sasebo Reunion" will be afforded these special
Reunion Cost: (registration
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There will be three (3) days and nights of scheduled Reunion events to include:
a Welcome Brunch on Monday (8/1/16); a catered Reception the
afternoon/evening of Tuesday (8/2/16); and a Dinner/Dance to conclude
the festivities on Wednesday evening (8/3/16).
Monday, August 1, 2016
- Welcome Lunch: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Esplanade Rooms K
and L - (buffet lunch, official check-in, and display memorabilia)
Optional Event #1: Special Bingo Session - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Optional Event #2: Sasebo Grand Prix - 8:00 p.m.
Optional Event #3: Sasebo Golf Tournament: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(includes transportation to and from golf course, 18 holes with cart,
and one mulligan). Club rental is available.
- Reception: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Early Buffet Dinner, Show and
Tell, Silent Auction Bidding Begins, Open Mike, and Surprises)
Optional Event #4: After Hours Bowling Challenge - 9:30 p.m. to ?????
all three (3) days, we will have use of the Hospitality Room for displaying
memorabilia, meeting with one another, taking pictures, etc. The cost
for all of these events (and a couple of surprises) will be covered by your
registration fee (registration
- 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
In addition to the above scheduled events, we have added
several "Optional" events (Bingo, Grand Prix, Golf, Bowling) 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
There are many amenities available at The Orleans, including bowling, movie
theaters, lots of lounges with live entertainment,
swimming pool, spa, etc.
Some Sasebo Reunion Facts
Friends, no matter when they first
come into our lives, don't change because they get older and don't look the same
as in years past. What makes them friends is how "comfortable"
they make us feel whenever they are with us. That "comfort zone"
doesn't disappear over distance and time...it's what makes and keeps us
friends! Remember how we took care of each other in Sasebo? No
matter how many years have gone by since then, we haven't forgotten how
important we were to each other. If you haven't been to one of our
Reunions because you're unsure of what it will be like to see friends from so
long ago...GET OVER IT! Your friends and classmates from Sasebo have
experienced the same aging process as you and could care less what you look like
now. What matters to them is the wonderful memories and friendship you all
This will be the 9th Sasebo
Reunion. If this would your 1st, and you feel like you'd be a stranger,
that feeling will disappear after spending just a few minutes with the rest of
us. All of us once shared that feeling. Whatever apprehension you
might be feeling will disappear after getting that first hug from an old
friend. Not only will you be able to share moments and memories with
your old friends from Sasebo, but also 2 years from now, when the next Reunion
comes around, all the apprehension you might feel now will have
disappeared. Those of us that are strangers to you now will have become
Caution: At our Reunion we celebrate the memories we
shared with one another in Sasebo, and the "new" memories we've made
at past Reunions. There will be lots of laughter and even some tears
of joy...the last thing any of us want is for you to be somewhere you really
don't want to be. But, if you've often wondered "what happened to
those friends and classmates from that important time in your life", and
you don't mind spending a few days celebrating with them, then this is a moment
not to pass up.
The next Reunion won't happen until
2018. Although you may be able to make that one, no one can guarantee that
your friends from that special time will be as fortunate. Every time we
postpone an opportunity, we run the risk that the opportunity may never come
Everything is set to
go. We can only promise you this. It will be a moment, an event,
you will never forget! Who of you would ever have believed that a Sasebo
Reunion could ever happen? Come and join us. If we're wrong it
will have cost you three (3) days out of your life...but, if we're correct, it
will be some of the best three (3) days in your life, and will open the door
for future gatherings with your old and new friends from Sasebo.
If you should have any questions, please e-mail or call John
Gordon at email@example.com or (949) 458-2967 OR Robert (Rotor) Rohrbacher at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (619) 254-7730.
Make plans to be there. "You
are the Reunion!!!" Opportunities to reconnect with
friends and add to the memories we all shared are priceless!
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.
but not least, PLEEEEAAAAASE send in your Registration Form and fees as
soon as possible, as much of our planning relies on your
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:
Gordon at (949) 458-2967, e-mail: email@example.com
- Robert (Rotor) Rohrbacher at (619) 254-7730, e-mail:
- Jo Wilson Emerson at (651) 653-0731, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
WOW! YIKES! HOLY COW! WHAT
ARE YOU WAITING FOR?