Attention Vikings from Everywhere!
****Announcing 2017 Plans****
Northeast's 20th Annual All-Years Laughlin Reunion
February 19th – February 24, 2017
Our Theme is “ HAWAIIAN LUAU” .
UPDATED MARCH 4, 2017 !!!
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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 19th – February 24, 2017 are the dates for the 20th 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 nineteen 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.
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The cost includes the following events; Hospitality Room (always open with snacks and drinks), Tuesday Welcoming Breakfast, Monday Continental Breakfast, Thursday Farewell Dinner/Dance. As an incentive to those who register early, $75.00 each for those registering between September 1st, 2016 and January 1st, 2017; and $80.00 each for those who wait until the last two months to register.
The Riverside room rates will be $42.00 per night during the week from Sunday
night thru Thursday night (February 19-February 23, 2017), with 12:00 noon
checkout on February 24, 2017. 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 NEALU 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 8th, 2017, 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 2/19/17, 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 19: We gather on Sunday, February 19, starting about 4:00 PM, opening the Hospitality Room (room 498 in the South Tower), which has a large patio-balcony attached, overlooking the Colorado River. 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. By popular demand, the "Silent Auction" will be included once again in our reunion. These are items folks who attend each year have either made themselves or purchased to donate to this auction. Delicious food items can also show up! .
Monday, February 20: 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 21: We host an 8:30 AM Welcoming Breakfast which will be in the 2nd Floor Harbor 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 and large patio balcony. 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 22: 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 Mirror 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). After the dinner we have a sing-a-long in the Hospitality Room. A ukulele or two, a quitar and other musical instruments will provide the music. If you like to sing, this is the place to be.
Thursday, February 23: 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 "Hawaiian Luau" Dinner/Dance will be a night to remember. Finalization of the Silent Auction will be at 2:30 p.m., with the DINNER DANCE and cash bar at 5:30 p.m.Friday Noon, February 24: This is check-out time, unless you have made other arrangements. Time to head for the next destination and make your farewells to all your reunion friends until next year! Don't miss this wonderful reunion and the warm weather; just make this your vacation and renew old acquaintances. SO...get going with the reservations; fill out the Reservation Form and send it along with your check, and we'll expect to see you there in the warm days of February in Laughlin!! "Try it, you'll LOVE it."
these sites for Laughlin and other info
about this reunion.
NE All-Years Reunion
2017 Reservation Form
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