Mini XXIII was officially canceled because of the swine flu, but about a third of those whose names are listed below were there - either because they didn't get the word (Joe and Tink Bolster were enroute by train, via Colorado to see children, and learned of the cancellation only on their arrival at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio) or because they couldn't resist the attraction of the program the XXIII Committee laid out for us. Some, too, were in the area anyway. See the photo on the home page of most of those who were there, standing in front of the Alamo.
In any case, the XXIII Committee, Dave and Lois Smith, Bill Healy and Ted McAlister, did a wonderful job of resurrecting most of the program for the benefit of the twelve classmates and ten spouses who attended (indicated by asterisks on the list below). No flu cases have been reported among the 22. They were most appreciatve of the hospitable welcome and fine service they received - and fascinated by what they saw and learned about that part of the great state of Texas.
Now - on to Boston and Mini-Reunion XXIV, June 10-13, 2010.
5/20/09 -- Mini XXIII was canceled, but these happy classmates and spouses (and a few who didn't make it in this photo) got to San Antonio and found a warm and friendly welcome, led by host Dave Smith on the left and Lois Smith, fifth from right. The setting is the Alamo, just across the street from the wonderful Menger Hotel, headquarters for the Mini. For more on the Mini-Reunion and who was there, go to the Reunions Page and click on Mini XXIII.
Princeton University Class of 1952 San Antonio Mini-Reunion XXIII April 30 – May 3, 2009
As of April 7th the following Classmates have registered to attend the San Antonio Mini-Reunion XXIII. The Hotel Menger still has rooms available and we will extend the special discount registration price until April 22, 2009. If you have any questions or change in plans please call Dave Smith at (281) 493-2586 or e-mail at SmithDktx@aol.com. Looking forward to seeing you on April 30th in San Antonio. The San Antonio Mini-Reunion Committee
*Baldwin, Ray & Eleanor Baumgartner, Donavin & Marilyn *Bolster, Joe & Tink Boyer, David & Lydia *Culin, Walt & Carol Dodge, Arden Dodge-Weaver, Kim Dosdall, Tom & Annella Eby, Bob & Connie *Edsall, Robert Flinn, Bob & Sally Handelman, Joe and Sue *Harper, Charles & Margaret *Healey, Bill and Celia Hildum, Priscilla Janover, Bitsy and Laura Johnston, Bob & Nancy Lamperti, Bob & Clara Liebes, Sidney & Linda *Loper, Barry & Jean Lowry, John & Jean *Malehorn, Don & Carol Masi, Joe & JoAnne Master, Jay & Jeanne *McAlister, Ted McCabe, Warren McLean, Roger & Latie Mills, Alex Mueller, Jr. Paul & Jane Nicholson, Ted & Betty Peak, John & Ernie Peters, Florence L. (Pete) *Rogers, Steve & Kent *Saunders, Hal & Carol Schaefer, Charlie & Nina Seavey, Bill *Smith, David & Lois Way, Genevieve Weber, John & Sally (68) 04/07/09
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS MINI-REUNION, APRIL 30 – MAY 3, 2009
January 26, 2009
Enclosed is the schedule of events, the registration form, hotel information and area map for the San Antonio, Texas 2009 mini-reunion beginning Thursday evening April 30th through Sunday morning May 3, 2009. We ask that you return your registration form and check to us by April 20, 2009.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: The Historic Menger Hotel at 204 Alamo Plaza, across the street from The Alamo, is our headquarters. The hotel has given us a special rate of $137.00 plus local taxes per night for either single or double occupancy for reservations made prior to March 30, 2009. These rates will apply three days before and three days after the mini-reunion based on availability. For reservations call 1-800-345-9285. Be sure to identify yourself as a member of the Princeton Class of 1952 Mini-Reunion. We have a limited number of rooms booked at this special rate that will be released after March 30, 2009 so we urge you to make your reservations as soon as possible.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING: Taxi fare from the San Antonio Airport to The Menger Hotel at 204 Alamo Plaza (8.89 miles) is $25.00 for a couple and $15.00 for a single person. Shuttle buses run from the airport to the hotel but make numerous stops. Taxi fare from the San Antonio railroad station to the Menger Hotel (0.73 miles) is $15.00 for a couple and $10.00 for a single person. If you want more information to arrange transportation we can furnish a telephone number and an email address. Valet parking at The Menger is $25.00 plus 8.125% tax per day. There are various city lots around the hotel from $5.00 - $18.00 a day.
We will have air conditioned buses to transport everyone from The Menger Hotel to all events on Friday and Saturday. The cost is included in the individual events.
CLIMATE – DRESS: San Antonio weather is delightful and temperatures range from mid 60’s to 80’s. Bring umbrellas for possible April showers. The Menger Hotel and the buses are all air conditioned so a sweater, jacket or shawl might be a consideration. We have suggested the appropriate dress for each event on the schedule.
CANCELLATION: In case there is a need to cancel your reservation we will refund your total fee if we are notified by April 10, 2009. Telephone Dave Smith at (281) 493-2586 or e-mail SmithDktx@aol.com
If you have any questions please write or call any member of the Committee.
Menger Hotel:___________________ Other accommodations ________________
(Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Menger Hotel)
Special Needs: ___________________________________________________________
I/we will participate in the following Mini Reunion Activities:
Basic Registration Fee: ______ people at $40.00 per person = $ __________
Thursday: April 30, 2009 - Registration, reception and dinner with classmates in the Menger Hotel Ball Room:
___________ people each at $80.00 per person = $_________
Friday: May 1, 2009 – Complimentary continental breakfast at the Menger.
Tour of The Alamo, Bus tour and visit to FortSamHouston, USArmyMedicalDepartmentMuseum and "The Quadrangle”, River barge cruise and box lunch, Barbecue dinner at the Don Strange Ranch
___________ people each at $ 225.00 per person = $_________
Saturday: May 2, 2009 – Complimentary continental breakfast at the Menger, Buses to the Institute of Texan Cultures, lunch at Mi Tierra Mexican Café, visit "The Mercado”, visit to the Spanish Missions Concepcion and San Jose. Cocktails and Princeton Class of 1952 dinner in the Menger Hotel Ball Room.
______________people each at $ 160.00 per person = $_________
Sunday: May 3, 2009 – Good–bye Buffet Breakfast in the Menger Hotel.
____________people each at $ 22.00 per person = $_________
Total Registration and Activities: (All activities)
(1 person = $527.00) or (2 persons = $1,054.00) $_________
Less Early Registration Discount of $25.00 Per Person – Deadline April 1, 2009.
____________people each at $25.00 per person = Less $________
GRAND TOTAL DUE $________
Please make check payable to: PRINCETON ’52 MINI REUNION XXIII and mail Registration Form and check to:
David K. Smith, 611 West Forest Drive, Houston, Texas77079-6915