Are we excited yet!!!!!!!
Villa Family Reunion
July 20-27 2002
Brockway Springs, Lake Tahoe
The reunion committee (or I should say most of it) recently met in San Francisco to
discuss further plans for this event. We’ll probably have one more communication after
this one with the final activity details, but in the meantime, we thought we would update
you with the latest.
1. Reminder - Who is the reunion committee and how do I contact them:
? Claudia Bartek – (973) 770-1110 – firstname.lastname@example.org (I can also be reached at
the office during the week – (800) 274-5878)
? Tony Villa – (925) 947-2647 email@example.com
? Beth Villa – (510) 601-8605
? Vic Villa – (510) 691-8133
? Edwina Mayhall – (707) 762-7161
? Nadine Hecht – (410) 451-2515
? Chris Risden – (510) 305-2300
2. Reminder – Where is the Reunion being held?
101 Chipmunk Street
Kings Beach, California
(If you haven’t booked yet, ask for Whitney and tell her you are with the Villa
3. Who’s coming?
We have quite a crowd coming! Here’s a list (in no specific order) of who’s booked
as far as we know:
Villa Adults Children Total
Toni & Len Bartek 5 - 0 Antoinette Villa
Claudia Bartek & Ronnie
Tony & Marilyn Villa 7 - 2 Tony Villa
Andy & Rosalie Villa Jason & Rachael
Angela & Bill Davis
Leona Villa 9 - 0 Joe Villa
Andrea & Larry Matash
Tom & Joselle Mc Murtrie
Steve Matash & Michelle
Nick & Christine Matash
Monica & Ken Matthews Jared 6 - 3 John Villa
Nadine & Don Hecht Ryan & Emily
Jennifer & Joseph Quiner
Edwina Villa & Bruce Campbell 2 - 0 Dante Villa
Andy & Judy Villa 10 - 7 Andy Villa
Tony & Mara Villa Sabrina & Demi
Victor Villa & Debbie Nick & Heather
Andra & Jeff Villa-Borowitz Brittany, Sasha,
Chris Risden & Amanita
Giancarlo & Francesca Villa 8 - 1
Annafranca Villa Iaco Villa
Claudia Villa Iaco Villa
Sub-Total 47+13 = 60
Len & Jan Bartek Chloe 2 - 0 Maybes
John Villa & Crystal 2 - 0
Chris Prentice & Friend 2 - 0
Total 53 +14 = 67
3. What activities are planned?
Although the main objective is to relax and spend time with family, we do have plans
for a few activities during the week as follows:
? Sunday afternoon BBQ & get-together. Since Saturday will be a travel day for
everyone and arrival times will vary, we decided it would be best to have our first
official get-together on Sunday. The deposit that we all submitted will be used
towards putting this together – if additional funds are needed, we’ll be back in
touch. (Those of you who have not paid yet, please send your check to me for
$30 each adult, $15 for each child over 10 and $10 for each child under 10.)
Chris & Amanita are currently investigating our options so………..more
information will be available regarding time, location, and cost, as we get closer.
? Lake Tahoe Boat Tour. We will be scheduling a group outing during the week
to take a tour of the lake. Nadine is looking into this, more info to come…..
? Golf Tournament & tee times. Our cousin Tony is working on this one. We
will have one day set aside as a tournament and then pre-book some tee times for
those who want to play more. More information will be available in our final
communication late spring/early summer.
? Gambling Anyone. We understand that there’s a considerable gambling
contingent in the group so I’m sure there’s a casino night in the offing!!!!
In addition, Nadine has put together an activity list based on research she has done
into the area. It’s great – I’ll send it in our final communication.
4. Will anything be available to remember the trip by?
We do not anticipate having anything available at the time of the reunion, but have
considered using a group photo taken at the reunion on golf shirts, mouse pads, etc…
Mara is in this business and will help us gather information while we are in Tahoe as
to what everyone would like. Once decided, we will then ask for your order
(including sizes if appropriate) as well as for payment up front to place the order.
Again, more info to come.
4. How do I get there? Travel arrangement information. (Edwina)
There are several options available to reach this destination – here are two that we
feel are the best:
? Air travel – fly into either Reno or Sacramento airports – these will most likely
require a stop over but are the closest – 45 minutes & 2 hours respectively once
you get there. You can get a direct flight into Oakland, but will then have a 4-
? Car rentals – best is to pick one up at the airport. We can make shuttle
arrangements, but feel families will want their own transportation for the week
anyway. Again, let us know if you need help hooking up with others.
All of the West Coast family members have extended an open
invitation to anyone who needs/wants to come a day early to break
up a long travel. Contact one of the committee members for more
Cousin Tony has been asking for everyone to send family pictures – new and old – if
you haven’t yet, please do so. He is putting together a family tree of sorts on the web.
You can also bring them to the reunion and he will scan them and mail them back.
That’s all for now. We look forward to seeing all of you soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!