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BULAWAYO MOTHER OF ALL PARTIES 3RD MAY 2014 IN BULAWAYO AT THE OLD MILTONIANS RUGBY CLUB.
HI TO ALL OF YOU, I'M SURE YOURE ALL WAITING FOR SOME NEWS OF THE BIG EVENT!
AND A BIG EVENT IT IS GOING TO BE! MORE THAN JUST A REUNION BUT A WEEK OF FESTIVITIES AND ACTION AND BULAWAYO IS GOING TO ROCK! IF YOURE NOT THERE YOU ARE GOING TO MISS AN AMAZING MEMORY!
ANDY OLVER, DAVID HARRISON AND FREDDIE JOCKS AND ROSE BLAIR ARE PUTTING TOGETHER ALL SORTS OF FUN THINGS FOR YOU TO TAKE PART IN. MEMENTO RINGS WILL BE ON SALE WITH THE DATE AND BULAWAYO RECONNECTION ENGRAVED INSIDE TO COMMEMORATE THE FUNCTION, EACH RING SOLD WILL CONTRIBUTE 2 POUNDS TO THE BULAWAYO PENSIONERS. THANKS TO CHRIS GOLDSWAIN EACH RING WILL COST 20 POUNDS.THEYRE AWESOME, PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS ON firstname.lastname@example.org.HE WILL SEND YOU PICS ETC.
FLIGHT PRICES AS OF TODAY OFF TRAVELSTART R4409.00
FRIDAY 2ND MAY. SA8110 .DEPART JOBURG 10.40 BULAWAAYO 12.05
MONDAY 5TH MAY. SA8111 DEPART BULAWAYO.12.50. ARRIVE JOBURG 14.25
FOR ACCOMMADATION ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:
EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
FROM A RELIABLE SOURCE THE AVERAGE B&B IS ABOUT $30. I AM HOPING LOCALS WILL ASSIST AND ALSO RENT OUT SPARE ROOMS AT A CHEAPER RATE.
HEREWITH A FEW DETAILS FROM THE LAST MEETING:
1. It was suggested that if visitors would like to hire a day-time train from Byo to Vic Falls return (spend the night in the Falls) at about $120/person (includes meals), this can be organised. We need a minimum of 32 persons (enough to fill one coach) and then the train is ours. There will also be a dining car, pub, music and an open coach for game viewing as the train travels through Wankie Game Reserve. If we want, we can stop the train (for up to 3 hrs), or have it go very slowly through the game reserve. These trips apparently end up in one hellava party.
Organised - Rudi and Tookie will play.( I believe they are fantastic!)
Ok so that's but a few things to get excited about! The tours to schools and Chipingali and I believe some art exhibitions will also be of interest to you all. These will be run independently and I am hoping the organisers will contact me and give me relevant contact details.
If the Bulawayo folk are keen to rent out their spare rooms and make some cash please email me and I will post the details.
Those who are keen to help with lifts to and from the airport please also mail me and I will make a list which will go out on the newsletter.
Some details for those wanting to see further than Byo.
It seems that all Vic Falls hotels will only take bookings for 2014 after 31 Dec 2013 as they haven't decided on 2014 rates.
Currently at The Kingdom a Standard Room B&B for 2 adults (max) is US$223 (R2230) per night. Standard room with 1 adult is US$ 206 (R2060) per night.
A Standard Room B&B at Ilala Lodge (close to the Falls itself) is $US205 (R2050) for 2 adults per night.
Standard Rooms B&B at Vic Falls Hotel for 2 adults per night is US$352 (R3520).
The cheapest accommodation is the Vic Falls Rest Camp...
Luxury air-conditioned tent B&B for 2 adults per night is US$93.00. A self-catering lodge for 2 adults per night is US$87. The Rest Camp also has a restaurant.
Wankie Main Camp accommodation
Local Rates/night Non-local rates/night
1 B/room Lodge (2 beds) US$50 US$75 Has toilet, kitchen & shower.
2 B/room Lodge (4 beds) US$75 US$100 '
1 B/room Cottage (2 beds) US$40 US$60 No kitchen.
2 B/room Cottage (4 beds) US$50 US$75 '
1 B/room Chalet (2 beds) US$20 US$35 No kitchen & communal toilets/showers.
2 B/room Chalet (4 beds) US$40 US$69 '
Hope this helps.
BOOKING DEPOSIT R100
FOOD AND NAME TAG $10
MATOPOS BRAAI AT THE FARMHOUSE R120.00 PER HEAD
OVERSEAS GUESTS PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU ARE ATTENDING AND YOU WILL PAY ME ON ARRIVAL. BULAWAYO GUESTS UNLESS YOU HAVE A SOUTH AFRICAN BANKING ACCOUNT, THERE WILL BE AN ACCOUNT SET UP SHORTLY.
TO AVOID CONFUSION BOOKING DETAILS FOR OTHER EVENTS WILL BE GIVEN AT A LATER STAGE.
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS PLEASE NOTE!!!!
OK SO WERE ALL READY TO GO! LETS GET THE PARTY STARTED!
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro
LETS BE THAT OCEAN AND MAKE SOME FOLK LESS FORTUNATE THAN OURSELVES HAPPY!