Attention Vikings from Everywhere!
****Announcing 2020 Plans****
Northeast's 23rd Annual All-Years Laughlin Reunion
February 23rd – 27th, 2020
(Check-Out, Noon February 28th, 2020)
Theme This Year..... "HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU"
Updated January 22, 2020 !!!
SEE WHO'S REGISTERED SO FAR....
Welcome to the Northeast All-years Reunion in Laughlin, NV web page! We very cordially invite you to join us for a very enjoyable reunion at a very low cost.
February 23rd – 28th, 2020 are the dates for the 23rd Annual Northeast All-Years Reunion in Laughlin, NV. We'll be meeting at the Riverside Resort again, so please put these dates on your calendar and plan to attend one of the neatest reunions that all Northeast Vikings can enjoy. We welcome ALL NE alums to come and soak up some sun and enjoy themselves!
Besides being in a warmer climate, the Riverside has hosted this group for the past twenty two reunions (we were at Harrah’s for #1) and we have a good working relationship with the staff. We have tried to find an alternative location each year that may have more attractions, entertainment, cheaper prices for the same or better accommodations, etc., but have not found anything better for our group.
Gaming is not part of our reunion, but both we and the Resort know that some will gamble and some will not be interested, so we use their hospitality and lower room rates, and other discounts, to enjoy the benefits for our alumni.
You Can Now Fly Direct to Laughlin from Selected Cities.
The cost includes the following events; Hospitality Room (always open with snacks and drinks),
Monday, Continental Breakfast, A caravan trip to old mining town Oatman, AZ
Tuesday, Welcoming Breakfast.
Wedensday, Card Bingo, Optional Annual Mexican Dinner.
Thursday, Farewell Dinner/Dance.
Friday, Check Out
As an incentive to those who register early, $80.00 each for those registering by January 1st, 2020 and $85.00 each for those who wait until the minute to register.
The Hotel has added a "Resort Fee" to all the rooms. You can go on their website to see all of the benefits. All the rooms now include a Refrigerator and Free WiFi.
The Riverside room rates will be $42.00 per night (plus the Resort Fee) during the week from Sunday night thru Thursday night February 23-27, 2019), Noon checkout on Friday, February 28th. Rooms with a river view will be a bit more, and staying over before and/or after the reunion are higher, so check the rates out for rooms on the River Side and rates before or after the reunion. To get these rates and other free perks, you must give the CODE to the reservations agent at 1-800-227-3849, (Option 1) (hotel reservations). THE CODE IS C/NE20 in order to receive the $42 per night rate.
Room registration can begin anytime now and we want everyone to be able to get rooms in the hotel and this can be locked in with registration very early, like NOW! The early birds can call and reserve rooms requesting to be close to friends, there are 1,404 non-smoking and smoking rooms available, handicap equipped rooms, even rooms that allow pets!
Laughlin is about 95 miles south of Las Vegas (about a 2-hour drive). If you fly into Las Vegas and rent a car, there are some very good rates in the month of February from KC and other locations. There is also bus service daily to and from Las Vegas. Some come early to this reunion and some stay longer to soak up some of the atmosphere before heading to cooler places. Be advised that if you do this, the costs will be a bit higher for rooms. Our contract is for the nights of Sunday through Thursday only. The Riverside is usually a high-occupancy hotel, so if you are considering coming early or staying over after the reunion, please check with the hotel on their room availability and prices when you make your reservations beforehand.
This reunion is for ALL YEARS CLASSES, so no matter when you attended Northeast, or for how long (you are an alumni if you attended NE for any period of time), you are welcome to attend and bring along your friends, because that is what reunions are for. So get your group together and try it out.
We must have the headcount for the meals and banquet to the hotel by February 9th, 2020, so that will be our cut-off date (we are not heartless, so if you find you CAN make it at the last 3 or 4 days before 2/20/20, give a call and tell us the good news and we'll reserve your place in the events). Check with us about our policy on no-shows or those who cancel their reservations.
Please use the reservation form found in the link below, along with your check, to secure your attendance at these reunion events. Don't forget to use the discounts for early registration discussed above!
The Reunion Agenda by Day:
Sunday, February 23 : We gather on Sunday, February 23, starting about 4:00 PM, opening the Hospitality Room (Room 597 in the South Tower). This is where we conduct the Welcoming Party, with drinks and munchies, and the Continental Breakfast on Monday morning! As alumni from various parts of the country arrive, we keep the party going so that we can talk, enjoy the warm weather, catch up on what each other have been doing over the past year(s), show pictures, look through those old yearbooks, (so don't forget to bring them along) plan events, check on golf tee times (for those who can't pass up the opportunity to play on one of the 5 or 6 local courses), take side trips to Oatman or Lake Havasu, AZ, etc. The hotel's showroom has entertainment. The other hotels in Laughlin have showrooms, also, and several have very fine entertainment, too. The shows are much cheaper in Laughlin than in the Neon City to the north.
Monday, February 24 : is a casual Continental Breakfast in the Hospitality Room. A caravan trip to old mining town Oatman, AZ will take place after the breakfast, for those interested. Lots of visiting and settling in will still be going on, reminiscing "the good-old-days" Some may want to take the Jet Boat River Cruise to Havasu City and back.
Tuesday, February 25 : We host an 8:30 AM Welcoming Breakfast which will be in the 2nd Floor Harbor Port Room. This is a great time to join friends, classmates, meet new alumni, and use as a meeting point for the week's events. After the breakfast, we usually take many pictures, with groups, individually, or candidly. Many show up in Purple & White, so it looks just like a pep rally in the old school days, but casual is the uniform of the day, every day. Enjoy the rest of the week by taking side trips with friends, groups, or people you meet at the reunion; golfing, hiking, shopping, taking a riverboat ride, talking, planning, reminiscing, and renewing old friendships in the hospitality room. There are two classic & antique automobile showrooms at the Riverside, an almost new 34-lane bowling alley, a large outlet mall just across the street, six first-run movie theaters, sports book, bingo, other games in a very large non-smoking casino, located in the bottom of the South Tower, which is all nonsmoking and also has a very nice & inexpensive deli and snack bar.
Wednesday, February 26 : This is a day to do things away from the hotel on your own, swim (2 pools at the hotel), golf, take a riverboat ride, visit the local attractions, etc. The Hospitality Room is still open for those who didn't get enough interaction with their former friends and classmates. There will be CARD BINGO at 2 to 4 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Harbor Port Room, on the second floor If you haven't played it (nickels only), you may be surprised how easy it is and fun, too. This is a good day to take the Jet Boat to Havasu, see the famous London Bridge, have lunch and jetboat back In the evening we have our ANNUAL MEXICAN DINNER. The cost is additional, depending upon what one orders. (It is very inexpensive).
Thursday, February 27 : Join groups touring old ghost towns, gold mines and several day trip outings to local events. But save the evening for the Main Event! The fabulous Dinner and Dance, with music from 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Ask those who have attended and they will verify this "HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU" Dinner/Dance will be a night to remember. The DINNER/DANCE and cash bar will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Harbor Port Room.
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