June 22, 2018
1 Year, 2 months and 29 days left
until our reunion.
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VIVA Las Vegas!!

The Planning Committee is pleased to announce Las Vegas as host of the 2018 JFK Mega Reunion scheduled June 22-24, 2018.

The 3 day/ 3 event weekend highlights: - Friday Warm Up Mixer, Saturday Gala Dinner Dance and Sunday Prayer Luncheon.

ALL events shall be held indoors at the Tuscany All Suites Hotel (1.5 blocks from the Strip). Expect more developing event options that may include: solo class gatherings, aerobics/health, gaming and golf.

For added comfort, we'll provide aircon shuttles from the Tuscany Hotel to the Strip, Downtown and LV airport. More details to follow including entertainment, ticket prices, hotel reservations and card payments at this website.

We thank alumni from Seattle and Las Vegas who offered to host and who advised us during our assessment site visits. We left convinced either city could host this undertaking.

However, our Seattle alumni informed us about "BIG BERTHA" - the elevated waterfront 1950's highway tear down AND associated tunneling projects, affecting infrastructure with construction forecast to peak in 2018.

Looking ahead, we have a team of passionate Vegas locals who helped create an affordable, high value and family friendly "Insider" program.

We invite ALL JFK classes to these events and will soon announce a team of 1970 to 1983 Class Reps/Point of Contacts to answer your questions and walk you through the events.

Join us - We look forward to another historic and epic celebration of the JFK experience in ....Fabulous Las Vegas.... GO ISLANDERS!


 
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Our 2018 Las Vegas Reunion Teams from a pool of 1970-1983 JFK alumni from Guam, Hawaii and the Mainland. It's early and as we progress, more volunteers will join us in making our 2018 Mega Reunion the greatest ever.

ROW 1 - Susan Babas 77, Steven Thomas 71, Vivian Scharff 79, Sheri Barnes 74, Deli Mabini 76, David Punzalan 76, Cil Duenas 79, Bobbie Paulino 76;
ROW 2 - Ruben Maningding 77, Robert Jansen 74, Ric Peralta 73, Rebecca Samson 78, Anita Blas 76, Rose Delos Reyes 81, Gloria Bukikosa 80, Erlinda Jimenez 70;
ROW 3 - Nance Eral 77, Melody Waters Tengco 75, Tracy Colburn 80, Tina Casimiro 83, Emily Gajo 82, Emilie Smau 81, Darla Golveo 79, Paul Kuntz 82;
ROW 4 - Myrna Vega 75, Mark Soriano 75, Marcy Duenas 81, Maggie Stein 76, Ginger Sapp Underwood 72, Dee Myers Blas 73, Fred Hagenbeek 72, Flor Vega 81;
ROW 5 - Lucy Ganaden 70, Lourdes Azul 78, Lex Puno 74, Julian Briola 72, Evelyn Rasalan 70, Estrella Macan 80, Erlinda Ungos 80, Edward Alvarez 78;
ROW 6 - Josephine Presa 71, Janet Duenas 77, Jana Capistrano 81, Grace Malinao 76, Edna Luna 77, Eddie Cruz 75, Doris Malinao 83, Dionella Tanallon 77.

 
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The rest of The 2018 Las Vegas Reunion teams. We are set to go!

ROW 1 - Linda Casimiro 73, Edward Bamba 78, Wesley Sison 76; 
ROW 2 - Ron Miranda 77, Khulot Cajuelan 81, Judith Borja 79; 
ROW 3 - Louisa Borja Muna, Rita Benavente 76, Lawrence Laguana 76.
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Scheduled Alumni Performers - JFK Guam Mega Reunion, Las Vegas, June 22-24, 2018

BREEZIN
- Rock n Roll/Rhythm and Blues dance band. With rave reviews from 2014 San Francisco and 2016 San Diego reunions, they're back - by popular demand. Features alumni band founders, Ron Miranda 77' and Francis Cruz 78'.

ISLAND MIST - Led by 74' JFKer Janice Waller, this versatile group plays traditional Chamorro Island music to modern classics and dance numbers. Selected to represent Guam among 27 countries in the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts.

SENATOR LOUISA BORJA MUNA - JFKer 85', Guam Radio and Television personality, Singer of Guam legendary band "Radiants" and newest member of the 2016 Guam Legislature.  Back by popular demand - to once again emcee our reunion programs and showcase her versatility.

LAWRENCE LAGUANA - JFKer 76', Educator and the other half of the duet with Louisa Borja Muna. For decades, a standout performer in Guam's leading hotels, nightclubs and many community events.

LARRY FRANQUEZ - JFKer 76', Educator, World Class drummer and jazz musician. Performances in the Asian and World-wide jazz circuits. Co-founder of Guam Jazz Quartet (with JFK 76er Mike Di'Amore) and current Band Director, Guam Southern High School. 

HEART OF POLYNESIA - Its all about fun, community and heart. Featuring dances from 9 Polynesians cultures including Guam. Founded in 2008 in Las Vegas, the group features principal dancers (grandkids ) from our JFK alumni. An enchanted experience awaits.

Note: Program is subject to changes.


 
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Your List of 1970 to 1983 Class Reps

The journey to the Las Vegas Mega Reunion begins with this list of Class Reps who have the impossible job of finding and informing classmates.

Let us know you are still kicking! Help by contacting us at 916-671-0151.

1970 - Erlinda Jimenez, Evelyn Rasalan, Lucy Ganaden
1971 - Steven Thomas, Josephine Presa
1972 - Julian Briola, Fred Hagenbeek, Ginger Sapp Underwood
1973 - Rick Peralta, Dee Myers Blas, Linda Casimiro
1974 - Lex Puno, Sheri Barnes Fejeran, Robert Jansen
1975 - Myrna Vega, Melody Tengco, Eddie Cruz
1976 - Grace Malinao, Deli Mabini, Bobbie Paulino, David Punzalan
1977 - Dionella Tanallon, Janet Duenas, Ruben Maningding, Nance Eral
1978 - Edward Alvarez, Lou Azul, Rebecca Samson
1979 - Cil Duenas, Judith Borja, Vivian Scharff, Darla Golveo
1980 - Emilie Smau, Tracy Colburn, Estrella Macan, Gloria Bukikosa
1981 - Flor Vega, Jana Capistrano, Marcy Duenas, Rose Delos Reyes
1982 - Emily Gajo, Paul Kuntz
1983 - Doris Malinao, Tina Casimiro

 
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Las Vegas 2018 Reunion Preview - Tuscany Casino & Resort Hotel

Headquarters and venues host to our JFK celebration. Whether you arrive by air or car, alone or with family - you'll be near the center of the Las Vegas Strip and reunion events at this budget friendly, luxurious and spacious all suites casino resort.

JFK Exclusives - Customize from 1-6 nights at great rates ($75 or $129 plus tax). Waived resort fees, Free parking and low cost shuttles from the hotel.

Save even more - Share your suite (sleeps 4) and by using the in-room kitchen/fridge. A super value - second only to your JFK classmates.

Stay tuned for more exciting developments and instructions here at our Facebook group or here at this website. Text us at 916-671-0151.

 
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Our Planning Team

We are pleased to announce the expansion of the Executive Board to include reps from JFK classes 80 and 81, Erlinda Ungos Mesick and Flordelisa Vega Harris.

Together, we pledge to honor our classes and ALL JFK alumni through the creation of diverse events to celebrate the JFK experience.

From our FB group beginnings in 2012, to the mega events created in San Francisco (2014) and San Diego (2016) - we look forward to even greater alumni gatherings.

We see the benefits of combining class resources for a greater cause. Like our extended families and village fiestas, its embedded in Guam culture, and all part of the "Islander Way".

More fun awaits - GO ISLANDERS!


 
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JFK TEE SHIRTS - In time for the holidays and beyond!

Support our JFK Mega Reunions - 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Your $35 donation does it.

In appreciation, we'll send you our gift, a pair of L/XL JFK T-shirts with express USPS insured shipping included.

The same T-shirts seen in 2016 San Diego's event. As an added bonus, while supplies last, we'll throw in an exquisite JFK logo mouse pad.

Like before, we've made it EASY. Go on-line to this web link or click "Donate or Sponsor" on the left top menu.  http://www.jfkguamreunion.com/3/donate.htm

Proceeds go to our general funds.. and tells us our self funded volunteer work is valued. Thanks again and we'll see you in the 2018 Mega Reunion.



FULL VIDEO COMPLETED - JFK 2016 Mega Reunion.

We are pleased to finally receive and share this special 50 minute video. Thanks to Maggie Stein, Eddie Cruz and others for this labor of love. Something to cherish and share for many, many years.



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ON BEHALF of the all volunteer teams, I wish to express our deepest thanks to the attendees of the 2016 JFK Mega Reunion, San Diego.

Never in our wildest dreams did we expect 475 attendees on Gala night as we went on hyper drive in the closing weeks to make it work.

Likewise, all the other 3 supporting events were sold out - events that we could not expand. Our apologies to those who could not buy tickets.

All things considered, we are confident that you feel,  as we do,  that we still delivered the JFK Experience with a boatload of  FUN and  hopeful that we exceeded your expectations.

As it is only proper, allow me to thank the TEAM. A solid core of visionaries:

- Eddie Cruz 75,  Dionella Tanallon 77, Maggie Stein 76, Bobbie Paulino 76, Edna Luna 77, Nancy Eral 77, Lourdes Aguon 77, Ruben Maningding 77, Lou Azul 78 and Vivian Scharff 79 - 

In the absence of big time sponsors, they put in the time, risks and resources. For us, mediocrity nor failure was not an option.

My thanks to this next group of selfless pros:

- Janice Waller 74, Tess Richardson 75, Myrna Vega 75,  Linda Perez 75, Janis Jolly 76,  Roland Alfelor 76 Carlos Mangonon 76, Grace Malinao 76, Lawrence Laguana 76, Ron Miranda 77,  Pat Barro 77, Mary Farrell 77, Mike Azul 77, Julius Fernandez 77,  Geri Flores 77, Edie Aguon 77, Darlene Lujan 77, Josy Fortuna 77, Jerome Capistrano 77, Bobbie Borja 77, Rick Gomez 77, Julz Cruz 77, Ed Alvarez 78, Maria Brown 78, Francis Cruz 78, Mike Quinata 78,  Kuulei Tavares 78, Didi Pangelinan 78, Lynn Golveo 78;  Miriam Capistrano 79, Darla Golveo 79; Louisa Borja Muna 85 and the many unnamed JFKers who staffed the tables and set up operations.

The ISLANDER WAY - may she continue to live and prosper in each of us.

Si Yuus Maase
Wesley Sison - Chair, 2016 JFK Guam Mega Reunion, San Diego.

 
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