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Dear Genesis II Family Member,
I am soooooooo excited about the enthusiasm y’all have exhibited about OUR reunion. I want to ask my classmates/family for help! Many classmates have contacted others, and myself because they have not received the first letter concerning the reunion. The help I am eliciting is that everyone makes a commitment to contact at least 5 of our classmates to pass along the reunion information and encourage attendance. How can you help…? Tell them about the GENESIS II Facebook page, share your letter, hit them on Twitter-#Genesis 2 Reunion-Need to be there# and pass it along like it is one of those “Million Dollar” chain letters…In other words, let’s get the WORD OUT!
Due to the times, the Alumni office is only able to mail out TWO letters. This being our second letter, this is going to contain all the information about our SILVER ANNEVERSARY Reunion. (Times, Dates, Places, Fundraising)
By now, you should have received a newsletter from the Alumni Office, which includes a tentative reunion schedule, hotel information, and other pertinent information regarding the reunion. If you have not received this information, I have included it again in this letter as well as a registration form that everyone needs to fill out when sending in money.
To date we have more than 100 classmates that have shown interest in participating in Genesis II Reunion Weekend, but less than 15 of us have donated. Since we are one of the more successful classes in Hampton’s history, we have been brought to task to raise $50,000. Presently, we have only 10% of that raised. Let’s keep our “Home by the Sea”, swimming in success by helping keeping the doors open. I know you look at the amount and say, “my $25 is not going to make a difference, so I won’ t donate at all”.
I am not going to sit here and tell you that it will feed 10 James Hall freshmen, but whatever you can afford helps. You don’t even have to pay it all at once. You can pledge a large amount and make payments like your student loans. (Knowing us, maybe I shouldn’t have used student loans as an example) Here is what you need to do to donate:
www.donateto.hamptonu.edu and don’t forget to put “Class of 1989” in the HU class section. This will ensure that our class get’s credit.
At the present time, we have sold out of rooms at the Springhill Suites (Genesis II Headquarters). We now have another block of rooms at the Courtyard Hampton, 1917 Coliseum Dr., call reservations at 1-800-321-22111-800-321-22111-800-321-22111-800-321-2211 and request the HU Class of 1989 Overflow Room Block May 2014 at a rate of $149 per night. (King Bed with sofa sleeper) The cutoff to book rooms is April 9.
Genesis II Itinerary;
Thursday May 8, 2014
7pm-10pm Early Arrivers Reception Marriott Courtyard 1917 Coliseum Dr. 757-838-3300757-838-3300757-838-3300757-838-3300
Friday May 9, 2014
9am-5pm Registration Student Center Ballroom
11am Museum Tour Campus Museum
1pm Campus/Proton Tour Campus/Proton Therapy Institute
7pm-11:30 Genesis II Reception Springhill Suites Ballroom
Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
Saturday May 10, 2014
9am NHAA Meeting Student Center
This meeting focuses on the business of the National Hampton Alumni Association
11am Memorial Service University Chapel
Classmates that have passed away since our last reunion will be recognized
12pm-2pm Genesis II/Alumni Picnic Waterfront Cafeteria
New version of our “Chicken and Crab” feast
2pm-3pm Genesis II Class Meeting Location to be determined
3:15-3:30pm Genesis II Class Picture Location given at the class meeting
6pm-9pm Genesis II –Alumni Dinner Adults only Hampton Roads Convention Center Semi formal attire
11:30pm-2am Genesis II Cruise and Party Adults only Spirit of Norfolk
Buses will leave from the Springhill Suites Promptly at 11pm
Sunday May 11, 2014
There is a low low cost of $200 per Alumni to cover the entire weekend. The reunion has been priced to encourage attendance.
Checks will be made out to Genesis II, Class of 1989. If you decide at the last minute to attend the reunion, the cost will increase from $200 to $225. We will only take cash Reunion Weekend (May 9-11).
Please mail payment to: Krista L. Hunt
3606 Appling Way
Durham, NC 27703
We also are now accepting credit cards and direct payments. Please go to www.ticketriver.com and search for Genesis II Reunion Weekend as the event. Hopefully, this will make it easier for you to attend.
*Payments are non-refundable in the unfortunate event that you cannot attend.
We need to receive your money no later than April 11, 2014 in order to finalize our plans. Hopefully, the low cost of events has encourage more of you to come back to our “Home by the Sea”!
“I’ve learned that: goodbyes will always hurt, pictures can never replace being there, memories forget the hard times…” unknown. These are the times that we need each other, there will be no better time for us to take a break from our busy lives to enjoy each other.” Those were sentiments I felt 5 years ago and now. How often will we get a chance to see so many of our classmates at one time? Let’s be honest, some of us have more years behind us than we do in front. We need to cherish the moments we have, reminisce on pass times, and hang out as if we never left Hampton. Let the reunion be your opportunity to relax your mind and let your conscience be free!
We are going to need volunteers to work the registration desk and also to help with certain events. I was told at Homecoming by my dearest classmates, that they wanted to be involved with the reunion…Now is the time! Please check FB for updates each Thursday from now till reunion time.
If you have any questions or need to find updates regarding our reunion, here are a couple of places you can find the information. You can go to www.facebook.com and go to the Genesis II discussion page. The information can also be found at www.ticketriver.com Genesis II Reunion Weekend. As Drake says, “It’s hard to do reunion alone, Just hold on, and COME BACK HOME’!
Genesis II Class Leader
Genesis II 20 Year Class Reunion
May 9-11, 2014
Spouse/ Significant other_____________________________________
City___________ State____________ Zip_________
Please check one:
___ I plan to attend the Reunion.
___I do not plan to attend the reunion, but I will make a donation to “Genesis II Class of 1989” in the amount of $ ____________
***Spouses/ Significant Others $100/ person (reception, picnic, dinner, cruise)
*** Children (ages 5 – 15) $20/per child
(Ages 16-21) 25/ per child
***Reunion Registration is $200 per person before May 3, 2014. LATE REGISTRATIONS AFTER MAY 3, 2014 is $225.00. All “Class Contributions” of $200 or more towards our $50,000 goal should be mailed to Hampton University directly for the “Class of 1989” or completed online.
Make Reunion Registration Checks Payable to: “Genesis II Class of 1989”
Mail Registrations to: Krista L. Hunt
3606 Appling Way
Durham, NC 27703