5th Alumni Grand Reunion
August 16-18, 2013
Minutes of the Meeting on June 18, 2011
I. Event staffing remains relative to conclusive sub-activities.
II.Registration page on the Official website will
be set up by our indefatigable web manager, Mr Raffy Bruan, Class 1972. It's encouraged that registration be completed
at this site (once it's available) by Alumni members decisive in attending the Toronto reunion. Subsequently, this move will provide
us discernible number of attendees.
III. Alumni project specific to this event remains open for suggestions.
of Class Representatives living proximally to a meeting venue is a must. Officers are mandated to be present (again for
residentially proximals only).
VI. Gina Soliven Rafanan, 1981 is joining the list of Officers as Assistant Secretary.
Ben Bello, Class 1975 is representing his Batch and the contact person for the 75ers residing in Hawaii.
VIII.Meeting venues (future)are as
follows: Zenaida Roque de Vera, VP, 1973, Lorna Sarmiento Gemino, Treasurer, 1973, Marlene Calimquim Pearce, VP,
1985, Rey de Vera, Adviser, 1977, Gina Rafanan, Assistant Secretary, 1981, Nancy Garcia, 1973, and Ino
Consolacion, Auditor, 1970
IX. Next meeting's agenda is based solely on the Core Group's (Canada) confirmation of
activities originally proposed in their first congregation and D&D venue selection.
X. Dinner and Dance date: August
XI. Updates will be posted on a regular basis as info are obtained and mustered.
Ed Garcia, VP, 1975 is looking into 3 hotels in downtown Toronto, namely:
1. Sheraton Centre, Financial
3. Hampton Inn by Hilton,
* Banquet Managers from 2 Delta Hotels (Missasauga Meadowvale and Toronto Chelsea) are preparing feasible proposals for the D&D based on the following:
D&D Date: August 17, 2013
No. of Attendees: Approximately 150 members
No. of Room Accom.: 50 or so
I was told shuttles may be arranged
for Niagara and winery trips
as well for hotel guests at a discounted price. Conversely, information will be shared to all as they're obtained and evaluated
in keeping with the Organization's transparency perspective.
* On hand are several more prospective venues the Officers
will be tasking on to eventually trim down to 6 runner ups, to the penultimate 3, and to the final candidate that conforms
to our financial amiability. Future meetings will tackle this main issue which will consequently cement the event a venue
16-18 months prior to August 2013. I request the Core Group and Class 1973 members residing in Toronto for their assistance
in checking on the aforementioned hotels. Only you can provide us ample data because of your proximity to these facilities.
And the Officers and Alumni members can't thank you enough. A list of hotels will be disseminated to all Officers
to be scouted on for comparative analysis.