Monday, July 21, 2014

2015 Reunion Details!

Saliba Family Reunion 2015

 
It was great all being together in Crystal River this year and now we can look forward to next year!  As you know, if you attended this year’s Family Meeting, next year we are going back to the Planation Resort on Crystal River.  Thank you Dot-Dot for reminding us of our heritage and family strength!
 
The Family decided on the dates of July 7th- 12th but the Planation will give us our reduced rates from July 5th – 15th if you want to come a little early or even stay later.
 
Major Rooms Consideration:  Just like this year, we will be there during the very popular “Scalloping Season” so you will need to make your room reservations as quickly as possible to be sure you will get a room and the type room you want as well as if you want to be near your family. The hotel has blocked out 40 rooms for us (we used 32 this year) but they are on a first come, first serve basis and we are competing with the outside world for the best rooms. Some of us waited too long this year and as result did not get to be closer to the action or had to stay at another hotel.  Let’s try to all be together next year!
 
Plantation on Crystal River - 9301 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River, Florida 34429 
Reservations:   800-632-6262 or 352-795-4211    
Web Address: www.plantationoncrystalriver.com
 
As this year, please send payments directly to Craig Saliba for the $20 Family Reunion Fee.   Craig Saliba
4370 Signal Ridge Court
Buford, GA 30518
Hospitality Room:  We will have the same Cypress Room as our Hospitality Room and we will once again supply coffee and doughnuts starting on Friday morning.
 
The Room Rates increased by $20 per room and type. There are seven (7) types of accommodations, and the rooms range from $120 to $204, which are still about $20 less than their regular rate for this year.  If you have ANY problems, let me know please (my contact info is below).
  1. Garden View      (King or Double)    $120
  2. Water View        (King or Double)    $140
  3. Patio Garden      (King or Double)    $140 
  4. Patio Water        (King or Double)    $160  (Very Limited)
  5. Jr. Suite Garden (King or Double)    $160
  6. Jr. Suite Water   (King or Double)    $180
  7. Golf Villas            (King or Double)    $204  (Loft King or Double Upstairs, Queen Sofa Down) 
A few reminders about our reunion:  
- Hospitality fee $ 20.00 per family (Please send to Craig Saliba)
- Please Bring Contributions of Snacks & Drinks for the Hospitality Room
- Silent Auction (please bring items for the auction)
- NO BINGO NEXT YEAR
 
 
Schedule of Events
  • Thursday – Doughnuts, Check-In & Mingle with the family. Make dinner plans with your family
  • Friday – Doughnuts, Possible Family Dinner, Golf, Croquet and Volleyball Tournaments (On Property), Pool, Boating, Fishing and Scalloping.
  • Saturday- Doughnuts, Family Meeting at 11AM, Kids Olympics 10AM, Golf, Croquet and Volleyball Tournaments, Pool, Boating, Fishing and Scalloping, Dinner on your own.
  • Sunday – Say our goodbyes…… 
Family Dinner – I am still working with the hotel to see if there is a way to have a Family Dinner on-site at a reasonable costs.  I will keep you informed.
 
The following people volunteered to be in charge of a committee.   Please contact them if you have any suggestions, questions or if you would like to assist.

Chairman:
Bill Ward 
863-370-6004
bwgator2009@yahoo.com

Kids Olympics: 
Nancy & Craig Mirr, Roger & Mary Nama
craigmirr@bellsouth.net

Volleyball:
Mary and Roger Nama

Cards: 
Craig Mirr
craigmirr@bellsouth.net

Hospitality / Doughnuts:
Fieda & Gerald

Genealogy: 
Pat Marquis
pmarquis@cox.net 
 
 
Plantation Activities:
  • 18 Hole Par 72 Golf / 9 Hole Par 3 Course
  • Organize your Volleyball / Croquet / Shuffleboard Teams
  • Free Internet / Free Parking / Small refrigerators in most rooms
  • Full Service Spa
  • Pool / Restaurants and Lounge and Tiki Bar
  • Great Manatee watching, fishing and scalloping and diving activities
  • Pontoon Boats, Kayaks, Canoes rentals on the property
Near By Attractions:
  • Manatee Lanes
  • Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park
  • Crystal River Mall Cinema
  • Rainbow River
  • Archaeologist State Park
  • Rails to Trails
There are a number of really good restaurants nearby.  Since we have a little more experience after this year’s reunion, I have started and attached a restaurant list which we can all refine during the year

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

It's Almost Time for the Reunion!

It's getting very close to Reunion Time and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Plantation Inn on Crystal River, July 10 - 13
 
The hotel is now sold out and at this point if anyone needs another room, they would have to go on a waiting list and if they were able to get a room, the rate would be at regular rack rates for the hotel which is considerably higher than our reunion rates.

A few reminders about our reunion:  
- Hospitality fee $ 20.00 per family  (Please send to Craig Saliba)
- Please Bring Contributions of Snacks & Drinks for the Hospitality Room
- Silent Auction (please bring items for the auction)
- Bingo (please bring items for bingo)
 
Thursday  Check-In & Mingle with the family. Make dinner plans with your family and be back by 7:30 pm for BINGO

Friday       Golf, Croquet and Volleyball Tournaments (On Property), Pool, Boating, Fishing and Scalloping.
 
Saturday  Family Meeting at 12PM; Golf, Croquet and Volleyball Tournaments (On Property), Pool, Boating, Fishing and Scalloping
 
Remember that the Planation Inn has a variety of water sport options on property to partake in.  Things like Snorkeling, Pontoon Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, Jon Boats, Scuba Diving, Manatee Snorkel Tours, River Tours, Sunset Cruises, Saltwater Fishing Charters, Scalloping Charters and Rainbow River Drift Tours.
Family Dinner – There will not be a formal Family Dinner or Cook Out this year as the hotel does not allow us to grill on the property and the hotel offerings were pretty expensive (like $20 or more per head).  However: most of us are meeting at a place called Cracker Bar & Grill for Friday nite dinner.  The place is popular and not that large but if we get there early, (say 5PM) we can all gather on their big outdoor deck or some tables inside and have our own fun dinner!  Check out their website: http://www.crackersbarandgrill.com/  It looks like a fun place!

If you haven't already done so. Please send payments directly to Craig Saliba for the dinner and the $20 hospitality fee.   
Craig Saliba
4370 Signal Ridge Court
Buford, GA 30518
The following people are in charge of a committee.   Please contact them if you have any suggestions, questions or if you would like to assist .

Chairman:
Bill Ward

Co-Chair:
Bobby and Stacey Purser

Beach Olympics:
Patrick, Bobby and Casey
pknoles1@aol.com

Volleyball:
Mary and Roger Nama

Prizes:
Debi Knowles
laknoles@aol.com

Cards:
Craig Mirr
craigmirr@bellsouth.net

Hospitality:
Bob Nama & Mary Jane

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Reunion Details for 2014 are Posted

Please check out the Reunion Page for full details, but get your reservation in soon for next year's reunion!!

Next year we are going, “Back in Time” to thePlanation Resort on Crystal River.  You may recall that we have had a Reunion there some time back…maybe 25 or 30 years.  Unfortunately, most of us are too old to remember, so let’s try it again!
The Family wanted to move the date back to the week of July 7th- 13th, so we did.  

There is one major consideration We will be there during the very popular “Scalloping Season” so you will need to make your room reservations as quickly as you can to be sure you get the type room you want as well as if you want to be near your family.  Please go to the website below and check out the photos and the property layout before you make your reservations.
Plantation on Crystal River - 9301 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River, Florida 34429 
Reservations: 
800-632-6262            
Web Address: 
www.plantationoncrystalriver.com

 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Family Meeting Wrap-Up

We had the family meeting this morning, and next year's reunion was the primary topic of discussion.  It looks like next year, after a 36ish year hiatus, we will be heading back to the Crystal River Plantation.  Bill Ward has spoken to them prior to the reunion this year and has preliminary information that we will be able to go there next year for a reasonable price.  More details will be coming in the next week or so.  Bill, Tina, Debbie & Larry have graciously agreed to chair next year!

If you want to check out their site, go to http://www.plantationoncrystalriver.com/ and take a look around.  If things go well, we will need to get reservations in soon, so check back!

Be sure your e-mail address is up-to-date as well!  If there needs to be a change to yours (or someone else that you know is wrong), send the changes to ccnama@yahoo.com so they can be updated ASAP.

We all would like to extend a special thanks to Kelly and Brian Sheehan for chairing this year's reunion.  Also to Casey Ward and Bobby Purser for running the beach olympics!

Thanks!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Atlanta Area Holiday Party

Well everyone in town had a great time gathering at Charles & Mary Ann's house back on December 30 for a holiday party. Several family members we in town from Florida as well. Plenty of Lebanese food was on hand and all of it was delicious. Be sure to check out some of the pictures from the night on our family picture site!