NORTH POINT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – GLOBAL

Developing News

Vietnam skyline

To be held in Vietnam from March 16th to March 24th, 2024, this is going to be our 10th Global North Point-Loreto Reunion. This fire for the first Global Reunion held in 2003 in Hua Hin, Thailand that was lit by Joan Sarasin (nee Windsor), Loreto ’61 and Dan Windsor NP ’64 continues unabated!

The response when Save The Date was circulated was exclamatory in immediacy and numbers. Within two weeks 90 sign-ups were received. 52 and 38 accompanying persons. A record! The number now stands at 118 total. Check the list here.

The program details and registration costs are currently being drawn up by artists-in-residence. These will be announced in September so that you can begin your international air ticket purchases and pre and post reunion planning. In short what to expect and prepare for:

Vietnam local captures

We all share a common perspective, want to re-connect and have a good time!

WHAT THE REGISTRATION FEE WILL INCLUDE

1. 8-night Hotel accommodations including daily breakfast in 5-Star hotels in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City

2. Airport arrival transfers to hotel

3. Airport departure transfers from hotel to airport

4. Coach transportation for all local tours

5. All sightseeing, visits and domestic trips

6. 10 memorable meals

7. Seaside excursions, historical stops, music, dancing

8. Two airfares Hanoi-Da Nang and Da-Nang-HCMC

AND…greeters at airport, tour guides in each coach, welcome package, program booklet, name badges, luggage handling, private express hotel check-in…. these and more are only the tangibles. You figure out the intangibles such as meeting up and renewing ties with your far-flung boarding school friends! (priceless!)

SILENT AUCTION

Get ready for our traditional silent auction, like the ones we have always done in past reunions. ITS ON!

We will hold a silent auction during one of our dinners so please bring along any memorabilia, artifacts, antiques, curios, handicrafts, keepsakes, treasures, heirlooms, collections or just plain ole ornery gifts that you want to donate for the auction. You don’t have to, only if you want to. The proceeds as usual shall go to the school’s various projects.

The items up for auction will be displayed on tables. There will be a bid sheet that will describe your item. Interested bidders saunter around the room and write in their bids. Watch the outbidders hovering around.

At closing time the written bids then convert up to a verbal auction.

It’s so much fun!

ACCESSIBILITY

Considerations have been taken into account. Many of us are in our 60’s to 80’s. The pace is measured.

TRAVEL NOTES

CURRENCY:
If you are bringing US dollars or foreign currency notes and want to exchange them into Vietnamese Dong during
your stay, please ensure that your notes are new, unfolded, unmarked (no writing) and dated year of 2003 and
after. However, credit cards are accepted almost everywhere.

VISA:
It is best to apply for e-Visa online. The procedure is straightforward and takes about 2-3 days days to get the e-
Visa approved. The cost is $25. The link to the official government’s site is here.

PASSPORT:
Your passport should be valid for more than six months from the date of arrival into Vietnam.

WHO ELSE WILL BE THERE

Many have asked if it is ok for children, grandchildren, family members and friends to join the reunion. Of course it’s more than alright. As in past reunions bonds have formed between the growing North Point-Loreto community and many dear ones that are now so familiar to us. In fact there are even a few friends/family that have achieved Honorary status because of the many reunions they have attended with us. The categories that will be displayed on your name badges are:
NP
NP College
Loreto
Loreto College
NP Spouse
Loreto Spouse
Family
Friend
Honorary NP
Faculty

Sign me up for the Vietnam Reunion