June 22, 2018
9 months and 2 days left
until our reunion.
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Reunion Updates Sept 8 -

Talk about excitement! LOOK at the early response numbers and that's just alumni with FaceBook accounts. It looks like we will be at max capacity to ALL our weekend events. We suggest getting tickets and room reservations as early as possible.

Planning and Execution - Recently, I was in San Diego  spreading the good news to fellow alumni Janice Waller Bouffiou 74, Josefina Lumbreras (Presa) 71 and Elvie Duff (Panganiban) 73. All 3 attended San Diego's 2016 Mega Reunion and are set to return in Las Vegas, 2018. We want you there. Do your part and tell others.

More, More, More - We are pleased to announce 5 more Mega Reunion Sponsors. Yes, you too can be a sponsor or donor starting at $100 with benefits. http://www.jfkguamreunion.com/3/donate.htm.

Lanikai Bath and Body Stores (Guam/Hawaii) c/o Brook Parker Gramann 76'. https://lanikaibathandbody.com/

OC Tropics (Southern California Retailer) c/o Erlinda Laolagi 81'. http://www.octropics.com/

Bella Giornata Tours (Oregon based Travel) c/o Irene Quinn (White) 76'. http://www.bellagiornatatours.com/

Bridgestone Golf (Georgia based Sports Equipment) c/o Angel Ilagan 79'. https://www.bridgestonegolf.com

Guam Premium Chocolates (Guam Manufacturer) c/o Ed and Edie Alvarez 78. http://suncareguam.com

WHAT TO EXPECT .....


PHOTO NAME TAGS - Yes, we shall have them. Sourced from yearbooks and distributed at the very first event. Extra large with class year for our senior eyes and challenged memory. A treasured item you will keep (with custom lanyard).

CLASS EVENT SEATING - Upon your event arrival, class reps shall suggest seating in designated areas. You will be in "clusters" with your batch and adjacent to other classes preceding and after your grad year. More fun, less work.

CLASS BREAKOUT ACTIVITIES - Many are being planned within the Mega Reunion framework. We encourage it. Contact your class rep or feel free to organize one.


GOT MORE REUNION QUESTIONS? - WE'LL TEXT YOU BACK (916) 671-0151.
 
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The room reservation system at our hosting venue, the Tuscany Hotel is now "LIVE".

Call directly at 1-877-TUSCAN1 and mention "JFK Guam" to get the Islander rate of $75 or $129 - double occupancy - available the 6 evenings of June 20-25. Only first night card payment required.

Help us by booking early so we may add to our 200 rooms allocation. Cancellation policies are very liberal. Preview hotel at http://www.tuscanylv.com/ (Again, don't book via their website but call them directly).

These are HUGE rooms at 650 Sq.Ft., officially sleep up to 4 and can pack 10-15 should you host with living, dining, fridge and mini kitchen sections. Added Islander Bonus - NO hotel resort fees, FREE internet, parking and low cost shuttles to major Vegas points.

We are announcing over the coming weeks, the first of many corporate sponsors, starting with BANK OF GUAM. Thank You, CEO Lourdes Leon Guerrero for your support!

In addition, we'll soon announce early donors who selflessly gave.

We are adding more Islander entertainment by bringing from Guam, son of JFKer/Ukulele prodigy, RYAN IMAMURA.  Added Bonus - Jeff Seager 74' will sing for us! Preview search both of them on YOUTUBE (Yup, they're rather famous!).

Keep the momentum going. Many have told us that classmates are calling for this once in a lifetime event. It's happening across the board from the sponsoring Classes 1970-1983.

For your event tickets, get them online at this link -->> http://jfkguamreunion.com/3/online_payment.htm


Yes, you can buy now and kindly request that you do so as early as possible.     BIBA ISLANDERS, VIVA LAS VEGAS!
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The Build Up Continues....

Just got back from Guam (May 2-9, 2017) helping to rally a few noted alumni and JFK friends including US Congress Rep/UOG's Robert Underwood, Governor Joseph Ada, Guam Board of Education Chair Peter Ada, Senators San Nicolas and Louisa Borja Muna; Bank of Guam CEO and 2018 Gubernatorial candidate Lou Leon Guerrero.

All invited and raring to be with our Islander families in Las Vegas, 2018.
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VIVA Las Vegas

The Planning Committee is pleased to announce Las Vegas as host of the 2018 JFK Mega Reunion scheduled June 22-24, 2018.

The 3 day/ 3 event weekend highlights: - Friday Warm Up Mixer, Saturday Gala Dinner and Sunday Prayer Luncheon.

ALL events shall be held indoors at the Tuscany All Suites Hotel (1.5 blocks from the Strip). Expect more developing event options that may include: solo class gatherings, aerobics/health and a charter bus tour.

For added comfort, we'll provide aircon shuttles from the Tuscany Hotel to the Strip and Downtown. More details to follow.

We invite ALL JFK classes and refer you to our team of  1970 to 1983 Class Reps/Point of Contacts to answer your questions. Join us - We look forward to another historic and epic celebration of the JFK experience in ....Fabulous Las Vegas.... GO ISLANDERS!

 
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BIG FUN FOR ISLANDER FAMILIES

A pair of "open top" JFK buses chartered for a Friday night 2 hour trek through the famed Las Vegas Strip including a stop at the Fremont Street Experience.

We'll adorn our Islander colors (JFK T shirt included) in a raucous tour for the ages.



WAKE UP ENERGIZED AND LIGHTER

The perfect antidote to those worn feet and hangover blues. Led by alumni Zumba and U-Jam masters, Judith Borja 79' and Bing Cajuelan 81', they'll make you discover your "Fountain OF Youth" in a family friendly event designed for beginners and up.
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ALUMNI PERFORMERS -

BREEZIN - Rock n Roll/Rhythm and Blues dance band. With rave reviews from 2014 San Francisco and 2016 San Diego reunions, they're back - by popular demand. Features alumni band founders, Ron Miranda 77' and Francis Cruz 78'.
ISLAND MIST - Led by 74' JFKer Janice Waller, this versatile group plays traditional Chamorro Island music to modern classics and dance numbers. Selected to represent Guam among 27 countries in the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts.
SENATOR LOUISA BORJA MUNA - JFKer 85', Guam Radio and Television personality, Singer of Guam legendary band "Radiants" and newest member of the 2016 Guam Legislature.  Back by popular demand - to once again emcee our reunion programs and showcase her versatility.
LAWRENCE LAGUANA - JFKer 76', Educator and the other half of the duet with Louisa Borja Muna. For decades, a standout performer in Guam's leading hotels and many community events.
LARRY FRANQUEZ - JFKer 76', Educator, World Class drummer and jazz musician. Performances in the Asian and World-wide jazz circuits. Co-founder of Guam Jazz Quartet and current Band Director, Guam Southern High School. 
HEART OF POLYNESIA - Its all about fun, community and heart. Featuring dances from 9 Polynesians cultures including Guam. Founded in 2008 in Las Vegas, the group features principal dancers (grandkids) from our JFK alumni.


 
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JFK T-SHIRTS /Be a 2018 Reunion Donor


Your $35 donation gets you a pair.
Your $100+ donation gets you a pair and makes you a published Donor or Sponsor.

We'll send you our gift, a pair of L/XL JFK T-shirts with express USPS insured shipping.

Like before, we've made it EASY. Go on-line to this web link - http://www.jfkguamreunion.com/3/donate.htm.

Proceeds support travel and overhead, lower ticket prices and allow us to donate to our targeted charity - Restoration of JFK Statue in time for our Alma Mater 60th anniversary in 2020. 

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Your List of 1970 to 1983 Class Reps

The journey to the Las Vegas Mega Reunion begins with this list of Class Reps who have the impossible job of finding and informing classmates.

Let us know you are still kicking! Help by contacting us at 916-671-0151.

1970 - Erlinda Jimenez, Evelyn Rasalan, Lucy Ganaden
1971 - Steven Thomas, Josephine Presa
1972 - Julian Briola, Fred Hagenbeek, Ginger Sapp Underwood
1973 - Rick Peralta, Dee Myers Blas, Linda Casimiro
1974 - Lex Puno, Sheri Barnes Fejeran, Robert Jansen, Rick Gomba
1975 - Myrna Vega, Melody Tengco, Eddie Cruz
1976 - Grace Malinao, Bobbie Paulino, Deli Mabini, Maggie Stein
1977 - Dionella Tanallon, Janet Duenas, Ruben Maningding, Nance Eral
1978 - Edward Alvarez, Lou Azul, Rebecca Samson
1979 - Cil Duenas, Judith Borja, Vivian Scharff, Darla Golveo
1980 - Emilie Smau, Tracy Colburn, Estrella Macan, Erlinda Ungos
1981 - Flor Vega, Jana Capistrano, Marcy Duenas, Rose Delos Reyes
1982 - Emily Gajo, Paul Kuntz
1983 - Doris Malinao, Tina Casimiro

 
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Houston... We have a problem.

We need a new JFK Statue to replace the bronze original damaged by time and the elements.

We call upon our generation of 70s/80s Islanders to jointly support a Guam based group led by 60s alumni in raising funds. Government is an unlikely option.

With our growth, we are positioned to support this cause through merchandising, auction of donated items and for the first time, offering donor and sponsor opportunities to individuals and businesses.

Together, we can make this a reality in time for our alma mater 60th graduating class in 2020.

Let's help restore this symbol of our lslander Legacy for the benefit of future generations to come. It's our calling. Let's do it.

Donate at this link >>http://www.jfkguamreunion.com/3/donate.htm


VIDEO - JFK 2016 Mega Reunion, San Diego

We are pleased to finally receive and share this special 50 minute video. Thanks to Maggie Stein, Eddie Cruz and others for this labor of love. Something to cherish and share for many, many years.



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