Sunday, May 31, 2009

Host Hotel: Doubletree IAH

Doubletree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport
15747 JFK Boulevard, Houston, Texas, United States 77032
Tel: 1-281-848-4000 Fax: 1-281-590-8461

Houston CAC-ers in 2009

At Big Woodrow's

CAC at Doubletree IAH 2010

Reuniting in Houston after Cairo

Update for CAC 2010


Our small planning committee met today and we finalized plans to use the Double Tree Hotel, 15747 JFK Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77032 (phone 281-848-4000), which is located just one mile from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) with a free airport shuttle. Part of our conversation included the allottment of planning duties for the event. Current palns are to hold a welcoming kick-off "Nights in Egypt" on Friday, 28 May 2010 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, followed by the real "bash" on Saturday night, 29 May 2010, from 6:30 pm till closisng time. The "Nights in Egypt" will include a gathering by the pool with Egyptian finger foods, delecitable appetizers and a Cash Bar (did I forget to mention a Belly Dancer, Egyptian Music and posibly a few Shi Sha's (hubbly bubbly) ready to smoke with the finest flavored tobacco). The "Bash" will include a full buffet dinner, cash bar, live music, entertainment, endless loop picture show and plenty of space and ample time to visit! Tentaive plans are that room rates will be specially discounted to $79.00 / night for the entire Memorial Day weekend (no one is required to stay at the hotel) and the estimated reunion fees will be $80 to $110/head (this number is highly dependent on number of attendees and our continued negotiations - all of which could drive the costs considerably lower).

Each of your names came up as someone who had volunteered to help, so we are now calling in those "markers". Our first order of business and biggest need is getting word out to as many of our classmates and teachers as possible. This goes beyond the classes of the mid 70's to the mid 80's but should include earlier classes and staff (pre mid 70's) and later classes and saff (mid 80's to present). Deirdre Sqyres Baker will lead this publicity and recruiting campaign, but seeks your help in the process. Please use this thread to post you ideas how best to spread the word, recruit attendees and report progress! So what does it take to get all the CAC youngsters and Oldsters contacted and signed up?????

I know each of you have seen our Event Site on Facebook, which we will continue to use. Poom Sunachawi-Taylor will also soon be setting up a Blog site and a PayPal to help facilitate all of this, for thos who do not use facebook. We will soon have the links set-up for making hotel reservation at the Doubletree Hotel.

Let us hear back from you soon on what you think, what you have done and how broad you have cast your net............we are of the opinion that the more the better and the funner!


Richard Lynch