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Silver Anniversary PSHS Reunion in Long Beach
Oct 29th, 2008, 2:01pm
 
Silver Anniversary PSHS Reunion in Long Beach

Our 2009 reunion and business meeting, hosted by the Lt. Alexander R. Nininger Chapter, will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, 2009.  This silver anniversary celebration of the founding of the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society will take place in the Holiday Inn at the Long Beach, California airport.  

Alternatively, the Los Angeles International Airport is a twenty minute drive north from the hotel and John Wayne Airport in Orange County is forty minutes south.  Rooms at the Holiday Inn have been reserved at $99 per night. Other accommodations are available at the Marriott Guest House across the street, as well as at the Marriott two miles distant.

Additional information on this 25th anniversary event will be provided by email in a few weeks.  Final details will be included in our spring newsletter.

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Speakers for  PSHS Reunion in Long Beach May 2009
Reply #1 - Feb 8th, 2009, 2:35am
 
We would like to hear from those interested to make presentations at the reunion.  That we can plan for time and seating.
Looking forward to hearing from you at the soonest.

Franz Lopez
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LA Nininger Chapter
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Re: Silver Anniversary PSHS Reunion in Long Beach
Reply #2 - Mar 15th, 2009, 3:07pm
 
The following is a draft reunion agenda provided by the Nininger Chapter.  It will be updated as events become firmer:

9am - 4pm    Registration (in hotel lobby)

   9 to 11am     PSHS Audit (location To-Be-Determined)

   1 to 3pm      Officers' and General Meeting
                       - Call to Order
                       - National Anthem & Pledge of Allegiance
                       - Opening Prayer
                       - Welcome addresses by Chapter and National Presidents
                       - Secretary's report
                       - President's report
                       - Vice President's report
                       - Chapter Presidents' reports
                       - Audit Committee report
                       - Committee reports (including the Library)
                       - New Business:
                               - Election of 1st Vice President and Secretary
                               - Appointment of Newsletter Editor
                               - Next Meeting: location and date
                       - Candlelight memorial service in honor of deceased Philippine Scouts

   4-9pm     - Hospitality

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SATURDAY (May 9)

   9 - 12     Final Registration

   9 - 5pm  Panels and Presentations

                      (In no particular order or specific time allotment)

                       1) Donald Plata's preview and status update on his Forgotten Soldiers documentary

                       2) Generals' (or General's) Panel

                       3)  Reenactors' Panel:
                               - Introductions, who we are
                               - How we got started with PS reenacting
                               - Pictures and background info from past reenacting events attended
                               - Significance to the Society and younger generations

                       4) Chris Schaefer - presentation and book signing of Bataan Diary.  He also could talk about the POW and slave labor experience

                       5) Malcolm Decker - presentation and book signing

                       6) (Possible time filler) - Picture slideshow and presentation of recent visits to Bataan battlefields by Victor Verano (Mabatang, and Abucay Hacienda)

                       7) Tony's powerpoint presentation?  (Mike Houlahan's contact re: producing a best selling book/ oral history)

     
   6pm        BANQUET
                   6 - Cocktails
                   7 - Dinner
                       - National Anthem
                       - Pledge of Allegiance
                       - Posting of colors
                       - Invocation
                       - Welcomes by chapter and national presidents
                       - Introduction of VIP's; keynote speech
                       - New officers
                       -- DANCING --

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DISPLAYS
   - Collections from Philip Garcia, Bill Torio, Bob Capistrano, Gil Mislang and others have been recognized. The Committee will plan on having eight tables and about 8 easels for our displays
       (per the meeting's minutes)
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Re: Silver Anniv PSHS Reunion in Long Beach (update)
Reply #3 - Apr 11th, 2009, 12:34pm
 
Silver Anniversary Philippine Scouts Heritage Society
Reunion and Business Meeting at Airport Holiday Inn
Long Beach, California

FRIDAY (May 8)  

   9am - 4pm    Registration (in hotel lobby)

    10:45 - 11:30 am Slide show presentation by Victor Verano of recent visits to Bataan battlefields (Mabatang and Abucay Hacienda)                          

   12:30 to 4:30pm    Officers' Meeting and General Meeting, including candlelight memorial service for deceased Philippine Scouts
           
   4:30-9pm     - Hospitality
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SATURDAY (May 9)

    9 - 12     Final Registration

    9 - 5pm  Panels and Presentations

                        1) General's Panel - Major General Antonio Taguba (9 - 9:45)

                        2) Donald Plata's preview and status update on his Forgotten Soldiers documentary  (10 - 10:30)

                        3) Veteran's Panel - First hand accounts, Q & A about their war time experiences (10:45 - 11:30)

                           - Moderators: Rudy Cabigas and Victor Verano  - Participants: Lt. Col. Ed Ramsey, Capt. Felipe Fernandez, Col. John E. Olson                            

                        4)  Reenactors' Panel:   (1:00 - 1:45pm)  

                               - Introductions, who we are

                               - How we got started with PS reenacting

                               - Pictures and background info from past reenacting events attended

                               - Significance to the Society and younger generations

                        5) Malcolm Decker - presentation and book signing of From Bataan to Safety  (2:00  - 2:45)

                        6) Tony Meldahl will discuss his research and activities concerning WWII in the Philippines.  (3:00 - 3:30)                

     6pm        BANQUET

                   6 pm - Cocktails

                   7 pm - Dinner:  Keynote speaker: Major General Antonio Taguba
                 
                  -- DANCING follows dinner and keynote address --




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