Friday, February 27, 2009

Family Meeting

There will be a reunion meeting on
04/04/09 @ 6:00PM, Alex and Shawna's house.

BBQ potluck: bring meat and side dish.

call Alex @974-0503 or Yvonne 238-5535

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Is someone already assigned to working on the slide show? If that person needs some help, I'd be happy to oblige. -Debbi

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Here's the Latest..................

The Budget has been set for $2500.00

Kingsburg Gun Club House rental: 150.00
Food/Drink set-up (decoration) estimated at $850.00
Invitations/postage: $150.00
Kingsburg High School Pool Rental: estimate $100.-150.00 per hour plus lifeguards.

Just a note on the KHS pool:
Depending how many people go to this event, I am pretty much expecting everyone,that is the way "they" charge per hour, also I CAN only reserve this date of 07/19/09 after April 1st, On that date I reserve the pool I MUST have the payment and an estimated head count.

Invitaions and Reply cards have been sent out. Please send in your reply card by the date requested, let your family members who are not on the blog know. We will need at least $30.00 per invitation, if you can send more to contribute to this 2 day event that would be awesome!

If we receive more contributions and have well enough to pay for everything that is budgeted there has been other suggestions that can be done for our reunion, such as..................
Mariachi 's playing at the Gun Club ( Alex were you going to get a quote?)
Photographer for "Our Family" group picture ( can someone get some estimates and post)
Copies for each family of the Slideshow that will be shown
Game stuff for saturday event
BBQ food/Drink for Pool Party

If anyone else has any other suggestions, Questions or comments Please do not hesitate..........


Here they come... invitations are in the mail.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

YAY!!! I think we have a least a member from each family on the blog, Finally! Thanks everyone for getting excited about this reunion just as much as Beckie and I are!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hotel room rates

Ok so heres the 411 on the hotel for the reunion. I was able to get a group rate at the Holiday inn in Selma it’s a three diamond property (diamonds are AAA ratings) and its about a 20 minute drive from the Kingsburg gun club where the reunion will be held.

I was able to get a rate of 95.00 plus tax per night. Now that rate does include a full breakfast at their restaurant onsite. That’s a really good rate, it normally goes for about 149.00. I checked another hotel the Colonial inn Selma that property is a 2 diamond and does not include breakfast and they gave me the same rate at 95.00. So I think the holiday inn would be a better choice. There is also a Super 8 that I can check if 95 dollars seems to high for anyone but that one is rated a 1 diamond. I usually book my customers including myself in at least a 3 diamond property maybe a 2 but definately not a one diamond. Ok ok you can call me a hotel snob but I dont mind paying just a little bit more for something a little nicer and cleaner. You can always get one room with two beds and split the cost up 2 ways even 3 or 4 ways depending on whome you room with. I will go ahead and check to see what rate I can get for the super 8 tomorrow. Then maybe we can block some rooms out there then some at the Holiday inn. That way everyone can choose based on price and quality where they would like to stay.

How it would work is I would be able to block out a certain amount of rooms out and as people decide if they want to stay there will need to call them direct and ask for the Garza reunion rate and book it or let me know and I can call for you. You would have to give a cc to guarantee the room so actually it may be best that you call directly then you would pay when you get there upon check in. Then 2 Weeks prior to to the date of the reunion the rooms will be released back into the inventory. So everyone who wants to book a room would have to call by July 3rd. Cause im thinking people will most likely need the room for 2 nights July 17-19, Friday thru Sunday. Correct?

Now I know that Amy has connections too so Amy you may want to check that same hotel to see what rate you are able to get. It’s the Holiday inn Selma Swan Court in Selma. In the meantime I think I should go ahead and block out some rooms since it won’t cost us anything, the only question is how many rooms should I block out?

Now I only checked rooms in Selma is there another city I should check? I think that Selma would be the closest to Kingsburg Right? What about Visalia how far is that from Kingsburg? Should I check Visalia? I dont know please advise Kingsburg folks.