Mailing List:2001-10-09 05, Re: Reunion 2002, by Eleanore Dilello

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From: "Eleanore Dilello" <fountainoflife -at- worldnet.att.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Reunion 2002 Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 18:29:54 -0400 References: <Pine.A41.4.33.0110091522260.52508-100000@aix12.unm.edu> I think that Karls idea re: 16.00 now from everyone is a good idea...I would be willing eleanore dilello ----- Original Message ----- From: "karl h schwerin" <schwerin -at- unm.edu> To: <WHITNEY-L -at- rootsweb.com> Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 5:28 PM Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Reunion 2002 > One suggestion is that the 53 of us who have responded recently might each > guarantee to pay Chris and Lyn $16 (=$848) if the reunion doesn't take > place. Or we could pay them the $16 now, to reimburse them for the outlay > 10 months in advance. The only problem with the latter is how to sort out > the credits at the time of the reunion. Could the $15 be credited toward > the Saturday night dinner? Anyone else have a creative idea on > resolving this problem? > > On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Chris Branagan wrote: > > > Hi Everyone! > > Hi Lyn! > > > > There have been 53 who responded to my message last week about > > the Whitney Research Group Reunion 2002. Before September 11, > > our number of potential attendees was at 86. My feeling is that > > 53 is enough to have the Reunion as planned , and that the > > number will probably go up! > > > > I spoke with the Sheraton Inn in Lexington, Ma this morning and the > > good news is they have come down on the room price to $84. > > The bad news is that they want me to sign a contract > > guaranteeing a minimum of 10 rooms for the weekend. The > > "block rate" of $84 will be honored even if we need more than > > 10 rooms. The dates we have discussed are August 9-11, 2002, > > check in on Friday is at 3pm and check out on Sunday is noon. > > I am a little hesitant to guarantee these rooms ( she > > wants my credit card number) and am looking for suggestions. > > Our numbers have already gone down by more than a quarter. > > What if there are more attacks? Will people still feel they want > > to attend? > > > > We could just all agree to meet there and pay the full price which > > is $94-$149, but the advantage to the block of rooms is that the > > price will be only $84. But if no one really comes to the > > Reunion, then Chris and I have to pay $840! > > > > For the Saturday night banquet , the Sheraton wants to be paid > > before the meals are served. The best idea I can come up with > > is to have a Friday afternoon check in table where we would > > give everyone a name tag, collect the $25 for the Saturday > > night banquet* , hand out a schedule of events, etc. We have > > to spend at least $1000 on food and drink for the weekend. If the > > 53 really come, then we will more than make that minimum on > > just the Saturday banquet. If we don't make the $1000 then Chris > > and I have to make up the difference. > > > > *We could do something similar for Friday night by having a > > more informal gathering with hors'dourves being paid before > > hand and a cash bar . That would be good ice breaker. > > > > I hope this message doesn't sound too scattered. I guess I'm > > feeling a bit overwhelmed by this Reunion planning, and especially > > the financial risk. > > > > from, Carolyn > > > > > > Karl Schwerin SnailMail: Dept. of Anthropology > Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131 > e-mail: schwerin -at- unm.edu > > Cultural anthropology...is valuable because it is constantly rediscovering > the normal. Edward Sapir (1949:151) >


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