Five months ago, more than 150 alumni, former CLSU faculty/staff and friends attended and immensely enjoyed the CIAG 2nd Grand Alumni Reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event started with an early arrivals dinner tendered by CIAG residents in the Las Vegas Area on September 17 co-chaired by Angela "Geling" Tolentino Gaetos and Dominador "Lakay" Elegado with at least a hundred in attendance.
As reported in the preceding issue, the early attendees were so eager to update with former classmates, professors and friends that CIAG Regional VP and Homecoming / Reunion Committee Chair Gerry Galinato had to announce repeatedly that the party was over when it was already past the contracted time with the restaurant (5 to 8 pm) and the group would reconvene early the next day starting with the Registration, Welcome Program, and Business Meeting.
The rest of the event is now history �#34; Dinner and Dance on Saturday, the Sunday Brunch the following day and the Grand Canyon Tour on Monday which went flawlessly, thanks to the dedicated work of Gerry`s committee which is vice chaired by CIAG Treasurer Norma "Ohma" Bonzato Viray and other CIAG officers and members. Another treat, albeit, more delicious and ecstatic awaits all CIAG`ers. The CLSU 2011 Grand Alumni Homecoming is on April 15-17, barely two months away.
If you have not scheduled your trip yet, now is the best time to do so. CIAG`s tireless Homecoming and Reunion Committee Chair and Vice Chair Gerry and Ohma, respectively, started planning and making preliminary arrangements and coordinating closely with CLSU`s Alumni Relations Office Director Dr. Zenaida "Aydz" Serna, the CLSU administration and a few others even before Thanksgiving Day! The inspiring and awesome result of their hard work is a well-balanced and productive schedule of events that every CIAG`er will surely want to attend and experience.
For starters, CIAG`ers may choose to join Tour No. 1, which is scheduled on April 9-12 to Boracay Resort in Aklan, the beach capital of the Philippines. Itinerary and other details will be provided in separate cover via email. Next to the pre-CLSUAAI Homecoming tour is the Early Arrivals Dinner on April 14 possibly inside the CLSU campus or in another venue at the Science City of Munoz.
More details on this event will be forthcoming via email.