THE NEWSLETTER FROM BONG-TOWN.COM

Upcoming Reunions?

The Africa-Reunion in Jena had to be cancelled, as Miranda and Reinhard Albrecht have sold their Hotel and are taking over a new Hotel in the “Schwarzwald”-Region. As soon as they have settled-in they will surely inform us about the next Reunion and I’ll also have all necessary information posted on www.Bong-Town.com



There is a Bong Town High School - Reunion, organized by Mr. Frederick Peal (fnp2@georgetown.edu), coming up in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. This is a reunion for everybody who ever attended or has worked at Bong Town School (BTS). It will be held at the weekend of July 18th – 20th, 2003.

Here some more detailed information, as received from Mr. Frederick Peal:

FRIDAY (JULY 18, 2003)
Welcoming Party (up to 10pm) at the home of:
Hadoo Falla
5525 Chatt Court
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 872- 9079

Designated Hotel:
Clarion Hotel Crabtree
4501 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 787-7111
www.clarionhotelcrabtree.com

Hotel Information:
Guestroom Rate: $60.00 Single/Double occupancy on the regular hotel level. The rates are subject to 12.5% applicable taxes. The rate will be honored until the cut-off date (June 27, 2003). Reservations received after the cut-off date will only be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

Reservation Method:
Call the hotel (number above) and ask for the BTHS room block. (Hotel check-in, 7/18/03 at 3:00pm; checkout 7/20/03 at 12:00noon). All rooms should be guaranteed for late-arrival with a valid credit card or advance deposit of the first night’s room and tax. Any room not guaranteed will be released at 4:00pm on the day of arrival. PLEASE NOTE: Only 30 rooms are reserved.

SATURDAY (JULY 19,2003)

9am-12noon-Meeting (agenda/order to follow soon).
12:30pm-4:00pm-Family Picnic (alcohol-free) and Sporting activities (Basketball, Volleyball, Table tennis).
7:00pm-1:00am-Formal Ball & Dinner
• 8:30pm-10:00pm-Dinner
• Cash bar
Dress Code: Formal (Suit and Black Tie/African Attire)

SUNDAY (JULY 20, 2003)
9:00am-10:00am
• Preliminary financial report.
• Selection of next Reunion venue

PAYMENTS SENT TO:
Madia Pewu
3161 East Derbyshire Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Tel.#: (216) 932-6837/(216) 374-4634
Fax#: (216) 932-6842
Email address: toluandmadia@aol.com

The Reunion Fee of $100.00 will cover the cost of all events except for the cash bar at dinner ball.
All NON-BTHS former students are required to pay $20.00 to defray costs for the dinner and picnic.



And finally, for all those who would like to have a small get-together in Germany, Thorsten Schäfer (merkstwas@yahoo.de) proposed to try to have a ”Reunion” - Weekend in Clausthal. Yes, we tried it last year but received just very little feedback.
We will stage this event on the weekend of August 22nd through 24th, again coinciding with the Open Air Festival at the Anno Tobak (www.Anno-Tobak.de).
It would be great if you could make it to Clausthal, and I´ll have all the necessary information (e.g. Hotels, driving directions) ready for you on the Bong Town website in due course.
Unlike last year, we won’t cancel this event, but stage it in any case. So, it would be great if you could join Tanja (Schakat) Reipert, Thorsten Schäfer, Herman Rüdel, the Plesse family, Heike (Freudenhammer) Schröder and me in Clausthal for a great weekend.