A Letter from Our Executive Director
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S DESK
Hello everyone! Here it is, 2023, and I hope your year started with a bang! I just got back from Cebu where we attended the CIM Founder’s Day celebration which culminated in a Grand Ball at the Casino Español de Cebu. Class ’72 was well represented for their golden jubilee. This year it will be Class ‘73’s turn. And what a venue this year’s jubilarians will have! None other than the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia really close to the museums and other sights of Washington, DC and next door to the wonderful shopping experience of Tyson’s Corner. Except for the Grand Ball on Saturday night, the rest of the evening events will be much less formal to give us all a break. By the way, we had to move to Ritz Carlton because the hotels in Maryland were sooo expensive. The Ritz gave us a better deal. I hope you all understand.
I urge you all again to please take heed of all the cut-off dates: JUNE 12 is THE FINAL DATE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS. However, we are only contracted for 40 rooms for July 12, 40 for July 13, 75 for July 14 and 75 for July 15. When those rooms have been reserved, we MAY be able to ask for more but only at a space available basis. So, ayaw mo pagdugaydugay! The earlier you reserve, the better. The Ritz has also been generous enough to give us 2 days before and 2 days after (again on a space available basis) at the same rate. The link is on the bottom of the invitation and in our ASOCIMAI.ORG website.
JULY 5 IS THE DATE FOR FINAL PAYMENT OF THE EVENTS AND MEMBERSHIP DUES. 2022 was a banner year for us because everyone paid in advance. Please let us do this all the time now. It made such a difference. We were all able to enjoy ourselves without anyone having to scramble to find seats. We have to give final numbers for the food by 10 AM on July 7 so having those numbers 48 hours prior would save Leni and me a lot of heartburn!
If any of the Jubilarians from the jubilee years (years ending in 3 and 8) wish to have a souvenir book, please send me your printer- ready page by MAY 31. Have your computer- savvy children, grandchildren or friends do it for you. You can add as many pictures as you want on your page but remember that the more pictures there are, the less clear they will be. Each page should be 8x11 inches. PLEASE SEND IT AS WORD DOCX and NOT as a PDF. The rest of the details regarding this are in our invitation and in our website: WWW.ASOCIMAI.ORG. The souvenir program and t-shirts are a great fund- raising tool for us. Last year, we raised enough money to fill our coffers to be able to pay off our debt to CIM for our scholarship and the maintenance of the bathrooms.
Lastly, if you know anyone who may be a jubilarian or may be someone who has never been to any of our reunions, please tell them to send me their full name, year graduated, address, phone numbers, and email address so we can update our membership roster.