Get Together on May 25th @ Ashburn, VA (USA)

On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 7:20 PM, Suresh  wrote:
Hello all,

The exciting day is near and eagerly awaiting to meet all of you and your family. Many of you arriving on May 25th (Late morning).

Sailesh Family, Srinivasan Family, Rajesh “The Eternal Bachelor” and Vadi Family are staying with us on the 25th night. Shivaram indicated that he would book a hotel. For folks planning on staying in a hotel, some useful information below Hotels near Ashburn.
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/IADAS-SpringHill-Suites-Ashburn-Dulles-North

May 25th Tentative Agenda
· Lunch @ home (Please indicate how many of you are going to be around lunch time)
· Evening Refresh, Meet and Greet, Games, and Music (May 25th)
· Kids/Boys/Girls Performance – Music / Dance (I have not broken this in to who is going to do what. I have spoken to Meena, Sailesh, and Vanchi about their Kids performances – I do have an outline).
· Adult Games – Dumb Charades / Anthakshari and other games.
· Kids Dinner
· Adults Dinner
· Adults Fun Continue

Meena Balasubramanian 10:34pm Jun 2
Friends –

We had a great North America 2013 gathering at Suresh/Rajshree’s house followed by a visit to Srikanth/Priya (our Junior at ACCET)’s house. The hosts did a phenomenal job – considering how difficult it is to control the ACCET mates! Suresh did well in coordinting a nice music program. Special thanks to all the wives and children – you made it special. The wives in particular, for your outstanding bartending and active listening skills!

R.S.Srinivasan a.k.a. Srini a.k.a. Vasan

On Jun 7, 2013, at 5:53 PM, Sailesh Murthy  wrote:

All,

It was yet another memorable get together, well organized by Suresh & Raji, with Rajesh providing the usual
backbone support to put the even together.

With Suresh hosting, it was no surprise that we had a lot of music.
He did a great job getting the kids to participate.
All the kids gave performances with plenty of music, a little bit of dance and even a Karate demo!!
We also had a few adults participate this time. Meena’s soulful rendition of a Hindi song was superb!.
Vadi, you sang well too!!.

Thanks to the event, I could meet a few more batch mates after 25+ years.
Thanks Shivram and Vanchi for making it to the event with your families.

As usual, we partied well into the night and still were left with the feeling, “wish we had more time”.
We would have liked to get to know all the kids a bit more.
Well, next time!.

Special thanks to Srikanth and Priya for the excellent breakfast the next day at their house – for the whole crowd!.

This time we had a larger international participation via skype.
Vasittar, Vimal & Raji – from Canada
Felix – from California
Badran – from Dubai
Did I miss anyone?. Thanks to all that participated.

Personally, a special thanks to Suresh and Raji for putting up with us, as as we stayed back a few more days!!.
Srini and Meena, you were also excellent hosts for our stay at your house, the previous night.


Shyamala and Sailesh

On Jun 7, 2013, at 6:43 PM, Vadivazhagu Rajarathinam wrote:

Nice and crisp narration and wonderful summary. Thoroughly enjoyed the time with children and friends. I should admit that the company made me to laugh so much with all the teasing and jokes. Thanks to every one who made it to the event and special thanks to Suresh, Rajii, Sreekanth, Priya and Rajeshwar for pulling all this things together!

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vanchi – Jun 7

No words to write about the get together. we are really excited and enjoyed the whole day with joy. everybody participated in the events and the hosts are very kind enough to handle all. thanks every one for making this event a wonderful day!!!

Rajeshwar Jun 9

Aha! Ψ has done a great summary, except for the undue credit to Rajeshwar. Many thanks to our hosts, Suresh and Raji. They took care of everything and the whole event management from infrastructure, to nourishment to entertainment was awesome. The only blemish was the missing goose!

Many thanks to all the spouses who tolerated us gracefully. Special thanks to Priya and Friend Srikanth.

It was great meeting up all of you and I am already excited about the next one.

Ψ and I have discussed about it and we are exploring if we can organize it in September-October. Any ideas?

Vadivazhagu Rajarathinam Jun 9

Hmm….. How could have this crowd miss out that great Goose!!!!!!!!!!! Great catch Rajeshwar!

The next meet –
Sailesh proposed and I am considering a trip to Toronto during the Summer – potentially during the July 4th long weekend – Not sure of Sailesh and other friends availability. Will follow up and surely comments and suggestions welcome

September & October – I suggest and I am looking forward to host a big meet in Richmond VA. No specifics at this time – But definitely we can follow on soon. Again suggestions and comments welcome!!

Regards/ Vadi

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