Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Family Reunion Update!!

Hi Family,

Happy New Year!!! We hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season, and are gearing for a productive and successful NEW YEAR!!!

We just wanted to reach out to everyone, and let you know, that things for the reunion are rounding out nicely.  We have receieved payments from a handful of you, and look forward for more to come! In addition, we wanted to let you know we have extended the early registration deadline, to the END of FEBURARY 2/29/2012. 

The Hill Family 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bailey Casson Family Reunion 2012

Dear Family,

Welcome to Southern California cousins. The time is rapidly approaching. Yes, the family reunion is finally moving west of the Rockies. We are preparing many exciting events and activities for you including trips to the Walk of Fame, Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip, L.A. Live and the California African American Museum among other sites and places. Not only will you have a meal catered by those who cater to the Stars but you will experience a taco meal like those served from the famous Taco Trucks of Southern California. For those of you who would like to experience more of Southern California such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and the beaches, let us know by 11/17/2011 and we may be able to extend our hotel group rate for additional days. You may email Philip Hill at Hope to hear from everyone soon.

Now for the Cold Hard Facts:
The Hill Family has worked hard to keep expenses down to a minimum yet make the trip worthwhile. The reunion registraion fee is as follows:

Early Bird Registration received on or before Saturday 12/31/2011
Adults $160.00 Children (12 and under) $100.00

Regular registration received between Monday 1/1/2012 - Tuesday 05/15/2012
Adults $185.00 Children (12 and under) $125.00

Late registration received after Tuesday 05/15/2012
Adults $195.00 Children (12 and under) $135.00

Please mail a check and registration form to:
Philip E. Hill
211 Santa Ana Ave
Long Beach, California 90803
check memo: Bailey Casson Reunion
or register online at

The extraordinary group rate available at the Long Beach Hilton located in downtown Long Beach near the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific and the Long Beach Pike includes a full breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings for each occupant.
Check-in Friday 7/20/2012 and check-out Sunday 7/22/2012.
Nightly room rates:
# Occupants 1-2  $139.00 + tax
                      3  $149.00 + tax
                      4  $159.00 + tax
Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-HILTONS  or online and the link will be provided on the Bailey Casson Reunion website. The cut off date for group rate registration is Tuesday 6/19/2012.

Agenda (tentative):
Friday - Registration (family)
          Beach Party (optional)
          Aquarium of the Pacific (optional)
          The Long Beach Pike (optional)
Saturday - Breakfast (family)
            Bus tour of Los Angeles with lunch and family photo at the museum (family)
            Dinner and family meeting at the hotel (family)
             Evening at the Long Beach Pike (optional
Sunday - Breakfast at the hotel {family)
             Church service (family)
             Brunch (at your expense)
             Disneyland (at your expense)
             Downtown Disney (optional)

The 2012 reunion booklet is being compiled so please send in information about recent events and acheivements which have occurred during the past 2 years in the family such as births, deaths, marriages, graduations, promotions, acknowledgements, awards, travel experiences publications, new employment, etc... Please mail or email the information to me at the above address or email address.
Yes, you have read correctly, there is a Bailey Casson Reunion website for the 2012 reunion which will allow you to register online. The site should be up by the end of October. We appreciate the responses we have received on evite, as that has aided in the planning process.
Finally the t-shirt sizes. Please provide the t-shirt size of each family member attending the reunion along with registration fee by mail or online.

Sincerely your cousin,