S U M M E R 2 0 1 1 Enestina & Francisco Carbullido Family Reunion CarbullidoReunion.com Hafa Adai! - Hello! On Mother’s Day in 1960, our 14 older siblings and our parents were captured in a family photo honoring our Mother of the Year. Our youngest sibling Tom and I were born post 1960. Today, many of us in this first generation are parents, grandparents, and even great-grand parents. Wow! Fifty years since this photo, as I celebrated Mother’s day and Mom and Pop and 14; Two years later, 2 more! remembered Mom, I thought that many of us have not seen each other When the photo above was taken, Enestina and Francisco or met. It is time to gather the 16 Carbullido had 14 children. Two years later, they had 2 more. families that now span 4 The children listed in birth order are: Juan, Julian, Pedro, Jose, generations! Mary, Francisco, Julia, Marian, Teresita, Lupe, Vicente, Raymond, Valentino, Anthony, Christine and Thomas. As our I hope you will enjoy reading this website grows in preparation for this reunion, we hope everyone newsletter, participate in the will help us by posting photos for these 16 siblings who started preparations and in this reunion! If you have any questions or want to the generations that follow! participate, please visit our Carbullido Reunion website or via Save the Date! Return Survey Down Payment Reunion Dates Contact Info: 18 Jun 2010 July 2010 June 23-26, 2011 Chris Carbullido Bethea Fill out the survey Down payment for We gather together Email: on the last page room to see the Lord’s firstname.lastname@example.org and return to me! reservations…more blessings! Mail to: 310 Bridge Wood Drive Yorktown, Va 23693 to come! Phone: 757-867-7042 E&F CARBULLIDO REUNION SUMMER 2011 i Gumamami - Our Home In 1948, our father built our humble abode at Block 4 Lot 8, in the village of Agat, Guam. My brothers and sisters and the next generation shared many fond memories there. The house went through many changes as we grew as a family. The top picture was a welcome change with a pool table in the house! The big outside kitchen (shown in the bottom picture) in the back of the house was the center of activity for many cooks and assistants. The prepping in the back kitchen usually meant the cookout was on! I loved the trees in the back yard, which included breadfruit, mango, papaya, avocado, lemon, and pickle (yes, that was a tree). Peppers, tomatoes, green beans, taro plants could also be found back there, not to mention—chickens! Ah, a bountiful life and an island breeze! Today, A Global Family Back in the day, many of us were on Guam. Now, our family is spread around the world! The map below does not depict spouses—imagine the numbers then! E&F CARBULLIDO REUNION SUMMER 2011 Proposed Reunion Site – Three Options to Choose From… If you’re interested in attending the reunion, take a look at these options and give us your input! Our preplanning Crew--Celina, Tomika, and Joanna—took on the assignment to find us some feasible locations in the time frame selected (reason: the number of school age kids in the family far outnumber the rest plus it’s the latest start of most schools’ summer vacation). These ladies searched high and low for great locations in California (central location as any, as illustrated on “Carbullido’s on the Map” on previous page)--wheeling and dealing, and whittling their location prices. They did a fabulous job! With all that negotiating, they collected useful information to help us make informed choices on the poll that follows. This is important to all of us, so please return your poll answers to us via snail mail, or email at email@example.com or go to our website: www.carbullidoreunion.com\locationpoll. Option 1: Northstar at Tahoe – Tahoe, CA Northstarattahoe.com Secluded resort condominiums with on-site transportation. Fully equipped kitchens, and endless activities, some discounted, for children and adults. Also available are an array of shops, restaurants, services and meeting spaces. A planner will be assigned to our group for preparing our one-day meeting needs. It’s conveniently centralized to keep the group together. There are 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom condos available, which can accommodate up to 6, 8, and 10 persons, respectively. The breakdown of rates per person (pp) for 3 nights/4 days is based on the “2 nights stay plus 3rd night free” rack rates. NOTE: These prices are based on the assumption that family members are willing to share condos. At a rate of approximately $35pp/night, for 3 nights, a family of 2 would pay $210; a family of 4 would pay $420. Group rates can be arranged for transportation to and from the airport. Option 2: Kona Kai Resort – San Diego, CA Resortkonakai.com Beautiful Polynesian-themed resort located on Shelter Island, San Diego. Meeting spaces, swimming pools, whirlpools, a private park, and full service restaurant are available on site. Free airport shuttle and shuttle w/in a 2-mile radius, also free; possible discounts for SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo; Public parks located across the street. “Chamoru Grill” caters to the area. Rates based on 50+ rooms: $139/night; under 18 no charge if sharing same room with adults. A family of 4 could pay $417 for 3 nights/4days. E&F CARBULLIDO REUNION SUMMER 2011 Option 3: Town and Country – San Diego, CA Towncountry.com This beautiful luxury resort hotel is located in Mission Valley in the heart of San Diego. It’s pretty open to help us plan our one-day event and activities. We’ll have access to and five restaurants on site, meeting spaces; pools, golf course, beaches, and on the San Diego Trolley Route. Close to SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo. Chamoru Grill caters to the area. Room rates: $115/night. A family of 4 would pay $345 for 3 nights/4 days. Other costs: Parking $4/day; Trolley $5/day; Group rates can be arranged for transportation to and from the airport. Considerations When making your decision there is some additional info to keep in mind. A family reunion is not just another vacation; ideally we want it to be a time when the family can reconnect (or meet) each other, catch up on each other's lives, and just have fun together. We would like as many people as possible to attend so please consider what location would work best not only for you, but also for the family as a whole. Of course budget is a major factor, so keep in mind that in addition to the cost of lodging, airfare, transportation to and from the airport and attractions, and the cost of food (catering and restaurants vs. possibility of cooking/buying/storing meals) will vary between the locations. Also think about what attractions or activities are nearby that would be interesting and affordable for you and your family. If in doubt check out the websites for each location to get a better feel for what's available, and see the summary charts below. Summary Chart 1 Location Lodging cost Nearest R/T Airport Local Food Prep Onsite Dining Mtg for Family of Airport/ Transportation Transportation and Storage Options Rms 4 for 3 nights Distance Northstar $420 Reno Group rate as Free Shuttle Full equipped Home cooked meals Yes (RNO) low as $20/pp Service kitchens & in condo, several BBQ's on restaurants in the 30 miles patio/deck village, catering from local company Kona Kai $417 San Diego FREE Within 2 mi Hotel room Catering & Dining Yes (SAN) radius, on refrigerator Room Trolley Stop 4.4 miles ($5/pp daily)* Town and $345 San Diego Group rate None, on Trolley Hotel room 5 Restaurants Yes Country (SAN) about $20/pp Stop ($5/pp refrigerator ranging from bar to daily)* fine dining and 7.2 miles catering pp= per person *may still need to charter bus for off-site activities E&F CARBULLIDO REUNION SUMMER 2011 Summary Chart 2 Location Room Amenities Lodging Activities Available Onsite** Activities Nearby** Amenities Northstar Kitchen, free internet, Outdoor Spa, Pool, Tennis Center, water aerobics, swim Hiking, mountain washer and dryer Pool, Fitness lessons, Game room, Teen center, Children's biking, boating, road access, BBQ, coffee Center, Free activities (arts & crafts, nature hikes, etc. $5 fee), biking, beaches, river maker, HBO, basic bucket of driving Shopping, Candle making, Build a bear, jewelry rafting, kayaking, cable, free unlimited balls, Free scenic design, wellness classes, wine tasting, DJ parties, water sports, picnic local, domestic, and lift rides, game skating ring, s'mores bonfire, bungee trampoline, areas international calling, room ropes course, hiking, mountain biking, golf, free Egyptian towels, deluxe outdoor movies, fly-fishing, geo-caching, bedding, hair dryer, iron, horseback riding, live music, gondola rides, star ironing board gazing tours, etc Kona Kai Free Wi-Fi, Room Spa, Fitness Beach Volleyball, bike rentals, pool, exercise Sea World, San service, coffee brewer, center, classes, jogging and walking trails, sailboat/ Diego Zoo, Fleet cable TV, hair dryer, Swimming pool, personal boat charters, can throw Luau for us Space Theater, ironing board, whirlpool, beach (additional cost) Science Center, refrigerator, voicemail, volleyball, Water sports, data port, individual sunning beach, Fishing, Beach, climate control playground, Shopping private sand beach with picnic tables Town and Coffee maker, cable TV Spa, Salon, Golf (across street), pool Sea World, San Country with movie channels, Fitness center, 4 Diego Zoo, Fleet voicemail, data port, pools, Space Theater, internet access (fee), Science Center, individual climate Beach, Water sports, control, iron, ironing Shopping boards, hairdryer, free weekday newspaper, room service THE POLL We hope that you are as enthused about our family reunion as we are, and that we have provided you what you need to make an informed decision in this regard. Please answer the following 4-question poll. We ask that everyone who completes this poll is over 18 (on their own/manage their own finances) or is the head of household or representative. It’s self explanatory, but if you questions, please contact us. In case of a split, this will help us to rank our options as we negotiate further with the site’s point of contact. 1. Based on the information provided above, are you interested in Yes No Maybe attending the reunion? 2. How do you rate the following options: Northstar at Tahoe, Tahoe, CA Kona Kai Resort, San Diego, CA Town and Country, San Diego, CA st nd rd st nd rd 1 2 3 1 2 3 1st 2nd 3rd 3. *How many will be attending? 1___ 2___ 3___ 4___ 5___ 6___ 7___ 8___ 9___ 10___ 4. List members of your group: Please send us your responses via email, snail mail or complete it on the website, by June 18, 2010! Thank you!