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ASIJ Golden Reunion 2018


Dear Fellow Mustangs:              

The class of 1968, in partnership with the classes of 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1971, has been furiously organizing an ASIJ “Golden Reunion” to be held in California during the Japanese “Golden week” 2018 spring holiday.  This uniquely special reunion will include, not only those who will be celebrating their Golden ASIJ Anniversary, but also the greater ASIJ community, with alumni, spouses, classmates, other kinds of mates, former and current employees, parents, and friends enthusiastically invited to attend.  This event will likely be one of the largest of its kind in ASIJ’s 116-year history.  If you have had to miss any prior reunions, this should NOT be on that list.

By searching out geographically accessible, exceptional and affordable venues to fulfill our promise and goal of attracting the largest turnout possible, we deep dived into a master list of possibilities including Rocky Mountain resorts, dude ranches, retreat properties of every kind including some you would never have imagined, and resorts in stunning locales.  We are truly pleased with the results of our search.  Mission Bay in San Diego, next to the Pacific Ocean, at the Bahia Resort Hotel.

This spectacular and history making reunion will take place April 27 through May 1st, 2018, with the heart and soul of the reunion festivities being held on April 29th and 30th.   This allows time on the front and back end to catch-up with some visiting, or touring one of the primo vacation spots in the United States.   We would like to encourage each and every Mustang to lock in rooms at our hard-fought rock bottom rates. Click on the "Register" button at the top of this page, which will take you to the dedicated hotel reservation page.  This will allow you to book as early as possible (cancel without penalty!) and allow us to determine a head count so we can continue to think outside the box as we tweak our programming and organizational efforts over the next few months.  The exceptional room rate will permit us to dedicate more financial resources to innovative, creative and irresistible programming as well as delicious food and beverage choices.

Looking forward to reconnecting with classmates and friends,

See below for Preliminary Schedule of events, and about the hotel.
Nick Connor and Dave Sakamoto

Class of 1968 Co-Class Agents.
Email Us at: ClassAgent@asij1968.com

The formal reunion events begin 8AM on Sunday 4/29, so please plan your arrival accordingly.

Friday April 27, 2018: Attendee Arrival. Informal gatherings for lunch, dinner, drinks at the Resort.

Saturday April 28, 2018: Attendee Arrival, Acclimatization & Informal gatherings. Lunchtime expedition to Belmont Park, Mission Beach Boardwalk, beach & bay activities.

Sunday April 29, 2018:
9:00AM: Continental Breakfast in the Del Mar Room, formal Welcoming Ceremony.
12:00PM: Various classes split off for separate class organized Lunches on & off property.
              ASIJ will be sponsoring a community luncheon event on Sunday April 29th alongside
              the multiple mini-class lunchtime reunions, which is open (and Free!) to reunion
              participants who are not slated to attend a special gathering of their graduating class,
              school or other school organization or group at that time.
6:00PM-9:00PM: “California Dreamin” Beach BBQ & Clam Bake with the Mar Dels
9:00PM: Post “Beach Party” Party in the Tangier Bar

Monday April 30, 2018:
8:30AM: Continental Breakfast in the Del Mar Room
9:30AM-12:00PM: Individual presentations by prominent & notorious ASIJ alumni.
12:00PM: Lunch on the Del Mar Patio and Beach
2:00PM: Inter-class beach competitions & games
4:00PM: Recovery
6:00PM: Bay Cruise Dinner Party aboard the William D. Evans Sternwheeler, ASIJ presentation, special speeches & topics, music & entertainment, line dancing and Karaoke.

Tuesday May 1, 2018:
8:30AM: Recovery Breakfast (Continental), Private attendee get-togethers.
12:00PM: Informal Lunch & good-byes.

Special Bahia Hotel standard guestroom rate of $155/night includes:
▪ Unlimited High-Speed Wired/Wireless Internet Access in Guestrooms (valued at $12.95 per day)
▪ Complimentary Wireless Access in Lobby Foyer including at the “Beach”
▪ Complimentary Self Parking (valued at $25 per day) if you feel you need to have a car with you.
▪ Complimentary Passes Aboard the Bahia Belle Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights (valued at $10 each)
▪ $20 SPA Discount for any Spa Treatment (50-minutes or longer) with an Advance Reservation at the Catamaran Spa (our sister-property)
▪ Complimentary Access to our Fitness and Pool Facilities
▪ Complimentary Web-Link for Easy Reservations
▪ Includes Bahia’s beach-side “Del Mar Room” as the reunion Hospitality suite for various reunion events and gatherings
▪ The $500/person reunion fee covers general meals, programming, entertainment, activities and main reunion events being held on April 29, 30, and May 1 2018 on the Bahia campus

About the Hotel
The Bahia Resort Hotel is located in the heart of Mission Bay, two blocks from the Pacific Ocean and just minutes from SeaWorld and a short drive to other major San Diego attractions.  A San Diego destination rich in tradition, the 314-room Bahia enjoys a privileged site on a 14-acre private peninsula surrounded by a white sandy beach.   All spacious and comfortable rooms, suites and beach cottages have balconies or patios, many offering spectacular views of the Pacific and Mission Bay.   Each guestroom at the resort is beautifully decorated in light, breezy colors and all guest rooms are well appointed to meet the demands of today’s traveler.   Experience a tropical paradise when dinning in Café Bahia, offering Southern California cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.   Cocktails and lighter fare are served with a Moroccan flare in the Tangier Bar with Happy Hour Specials available Monday-Friday.  Facilities include extensive convention facilities, tennis courts, a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, whirlpool Jacuzzi, two authentic Sternwheelers and a marina.   The Bahia Resort Hotel is a convenient escape along one of San Diego's most picturesque and tranquil coastlines.   Our coastal hideaway with a private beach combines exotic charm, outdoor adventures and West Coast luxury.

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