Monday, September 14, 2009

Batch Meeting on September 5, 2009

With nineteen (19) batch mates attending including Nelia and Josie who are bound to be back to the US ,the meeting which started at 2:30 pm at Nelia's place practically ended around 11:00 pm,the rest of the evening spent listening to the jokes and antics of Joey (Pito) Mariano and listening to Beatles songs.The September birthday celebrants brought the merienda; pancit canton from Ofelia Angeles Calimbas,dinuguan from Rosa Villegas Balmaceda and puto from Ramon Lacson. Josie brought a bilao of kakanin while Nelia provided the drinks,sandwiches,nilagang saging na saba ,mixed nuts and chocolates.
The following reunion concerns were discussed and finalized for the two major activities on January 16 and 17 2010 .

Saturday, January 16

5:00 AM -------Thanksgiving Mass
( No other mass schedule in the morning is available and the
anticipated mass in the afternoon pose the problem since we are
coming from the Batch picnic. Attire:Batch T-Shirt

8:00 AM onwards-Batch Picnic, God's Win Resort, Limay

Attire: Batch T Shirt
Food :To be provided by a caterer . Batch mates are requested
to provide the number of family members they will bring
along for accounting and information to the caterer. Pls.
contact Belen 244 4314, Luz 0917 8343272 or Emma 244 4035
The total number shall be finalized during the November

January 17 Sunday

5:00 AM Sunday Mass
7;00 AM Visit to Gawad Kalinga Housing Project
Assembly : JRI Compound
Departure: 7:00 AM
Breakfast : Gawad Kalinga Multi-Purpose Hall
A Caterer shall provide different variants of
Sinangag,itlog, tapa, corned beef etc...
Photo sessions and fellowship

7:00 PM Dinner Dance Lou-Is Resort and Restaurant
Balanga City
(Raven Resort is not available for the whole month of January)

Other Activities:

There were also some suggestions that if some small group
gatherings may be held within the period the Balikbayans
are around,batch mates shall be informed/invited.These
activities will be further discussed next meeting scheduled
on November.

These are the highlights of the meeting,Nelia can perfectly describe
the "sidelights"


Pilar Villegas Cuevas said...

Luz, I got a message from Ruben Baluyot from Australia that he was not able to get ticket before our scheduled reunion. He said he will be seeing us Monday, January 18. Mike learning this told me he will be contacting you guys to inform you to have the schedule back to January 16 - thanks giving mass in the afternoon, January 17, Sunday - Picnic and the dinner dance to be on January 18 para daw at least makasama natin si Ruben. Sayang naman daw ang uwi ni Ruben kung hindi siya aabot sa reunion. at least daw kahit sa dinner dance naroon siya. Hindi kaya puwede na Saturday morning ang gawad kalinga. I just really don't know if you were able to talk to Mike regarding this matter. I will be calling him this morning.

Pilar Villegas Cuevas said...

Luz, I just talked to Mike, He said he called Ruben regarding this matter. He said to finalize the schedule for the benefit of many. I will be arriving Manila 11:50 p.m. January 15. Lourdes is also arriving January 15. Mike will try to open our blogsite to make comment too.

Mike said...

Don't worry anymore about Ruben(Benruben) Baluyot. I called him already regarding these dates, Jan. 16 & 17. He told me that his agent will try to reschedule his flight on friday Jan. 15 if possible or Jan 16. According to him he will call his agent one week before to confirm the exact date of his flight.

ErnestoDR said...

Mga kapatid sa kabila ng daigdig,

Maraming salamat sa inyong pagpupunyagi na maging tagumpay ang ating muling pagtitipon-tipon sa Enero.

Kahanga-hanga ang inyong gawain at natutuwa ako, at siguradong pati na ang ating ibang batchmates na maisaayos ang lahat.

Sa aking pananaw, ang schedule of activities na panukala ay mabuti naman. Kaya lamang ay dapat sanayin ko ang aking sarili na gumising nang maaga para sa misa.

Salamat muli! Pagpalain kayo ng Panginoon!

neliaamparo said...

Luz,I think you have sent the message so clearly,that everybody understood what was discussed during the meeting.THe only thing I can say is that everybody behaved accordingly,especially P2 who became the life of the party as we can prove when I bring the laptop during the reunion,p2 please don't be absent,we need you there.It was an evening full of fun , laughter and good food.My cousin was telling me that they were laughing with us even though they don't know what we we were laughing about.
There was one thing though that almost brought tears to my eyes.One week before the meeting Aida asked me for a picture.She just told me that I will like what she's gonna do with it.So,on Sept.1st. I gave her one of my pix from my niece's wedding.There was a brown out that night and the latter part of the night was spent under a candle light with the rain as the background .It was soo romantic.After everybody left,I got the card bec.I couldn't sleep without reading it.Aida made everybody to sign at the back of the card.In front was three red flowers with my pix on one corner and inside the card was written the meaning of my name.It was entitled Sa Iyong Pagbabalik.I just want Aida and everybody to know how that card touched my heart.I was so overwhelmed by what everybody had written in that card.Thank you so much ,it will forever be cherished.