Reunion Meeting Minutes

The 40th Reunion Meeting at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort - July 19, 2008

The third planning meeting for the 40th reunion was held at 10:00 AM on July 19, 2008 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.  The meeting was attended by June Kannigiser-Leaman, Walt Leaman (SHS 66), Mike Lynch, Jane Lynch, Neena Mohnani, Karen Pinder-Sisson, Bonnie Rogers and Tom Griffey.

The committee met at the Hilton at 9:00 for breakfast.  The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is located on North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd (A1A) about half way between Las Olas Blvd. and Sunrise Blvd.  The restaurant is located on the six floor next to the pool and gym.  Most of us had the American style buffet breakfast ($20) which includes drinks.  The food and service were good.

At 10:00 we went to the lobby to meet with the Catering Manager.  We were shown the 8500 sq. ft. ballroom which is located on the first floor.  The ballroom is large enough when set up with a dance floor and a buffet dinner to accommodate 175 guests.  We were then taken to the 6th floor to see the pool area which can be used for the Friday Night reception.  The pool area overlooks Fort Lauderdale Beach and A1A.  The committee will decide at a later date if the Friday Night reception should be held at the Pool or in the Ballroom.  The committee was also shown a standard room.  The room is setup to sleep 4.  One can select two Queen size beds or a King size bed in the bedroom.  The room also has a living room with a fold out couch that will sleep two and a kitchen.  The room has a Terrace that has a view of the beach and the Intracoastal Waterway.  If you would like to see more information about the hotel you can go to there web site at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.  All the members of the committee thought this would be a good choice for the reunion.

The Catering Manager will be sending the committee a proposal which will include pricing and available dates in July 2009.  The current plan is to review the proposal and make a final decision at the next meeting.

The next meeting will on August 13, 2008 and will be held at Bonnie or Neena house.  As always if you would like to attend the meeting or help out in some other way please contact the committee.