March 11, 2008 Meeting minutes for the Reseda 50th B-Day Bash
Jon Tsuchiyama, Hugh McNair, Michael Nikaido, Daniel Shudo, Tammy Graf, Debbie Mollner, Julie Ridell, Josie Montanari, Randy Farber and Glenn Kurosaki.
During this meeting, several people get their reports concerning party sites, costs and ideas.
Wine Country: Randy reported that he looked into the cost of holding the party in the Santa Ynez Valley of the Santa Barbara Wine Country. The costs of holding a party in this area and the location of such a party depend upon the number of people attending. Each winery has different size limitations, but in general each winery will hire a catering company. Pricing would be around $80.00 to $100.00 per person including wine. Depending on the level of accommodation, an over night visit would cost about $300 per person or $500.00 per couple, transportation included. Randy also suggested that the party could be held at the Tap Room, the formed beer facility for Firestone brewery located in Buelton. The tap room is now a large restaurant that can accommodate a large group.
Las Vegas: Tammy reported that she was still working pricing for rooms at the Las Vegas Hilton. This is a hotel that one of her employers is a part owner. Tammy will continue to investigate this idea. We still had Joanne Disbrow Williams’ information from the last meeting concerning renting out a suite at the Bellagio so no further discussion followed.
Long Beach: Debbie did some research into the Queen Mary. Debbie obtained information concerning room rates and dinner/party information for the renting of a ballroom/conference room. The location of the Queen Mary is ideal as there are several hotels in the area including the Queen Mary itself along with a very large entertainment area adjacent to the facility as well as being close to Long Beach Airport. Pricing for such an event was discussed and appeared to start in the range of $37.00 to $50.00 per person for a banquet.
Dinner Cruise: In follow up to a suggestion from the previous meeting, Daniel looked up information concerning dinner cruises in the LA/Long Beach area. We were unable to determine pricing.
The group decided that before we make any decision, we should obtain further details for each of these proposals.
It was therefore decided that Debbie is to obtain more detailed information concerning the Queen Mary, Randy to obtain more information concerning the Wine Country, and Tammy to obtain more details concerning the Vegas Hilton and the Dinner Cruise.
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