A total of 31 “colegas” – members of the EA Class of ’69 (aka “Saco ‘69”) along with members of several other classes, friends and family – met for a weekend reunion at the Lago Mar Hotel and Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, July 9-11, 2004, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the class’ graduation. The following weekend, a group of 7 met for a luncheon in Rio to celebrate the occasion. This web page is intended to share photos of these events – in hopes of bringing back great memories, making us all feel a little “closer”, and encouraging everyone to attend future reunions!
The Lago Mar was a perfect site – right on the praia, beautiful lagoon piscina, and excellent “just like Rio” hot/humid weather and atmosphere. Activities at the Lago Mar reunion included:
|Welcome reception/dinner on Friday night – an outdoor cookout – name badges with photos from the yearbook on them – lots of laughs!|
|Dinner Saturday night at a rodizio style churrascaria, including caipirinhas and a great impromptu speech by Dr. Brown (who, along with wife Shirley, attended the whole reunion).|
|Hospitality suite receptions each night – including reviewing old yearbooks and the Tatui newspapers, copies of old Brazil Herald front pages, and other photos and memorabilia.|
|Breakfasts and lunches out in the fresh air by the pool.|
|A fun dinner at a Cuban restaurant on Sunday evening for the 18 who “just had” to stay one more night!|
The Rio luncheon was held at the PAX restaurant at Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz. It was enjoyed by all who attended – all of whom said: “Que pena that more of our friends could not attend because this was sooooo much fun and they really would have enjoyed it!!!”
The pictures of this web page include:
|The Lago Mar Hotel and Resort Property|
|Welcome Reception Friday Night|
|Saturday Night Dinner|
|Gatherings in the Hospitality Suite|
|Fun Around the Praia e piscina|
|The Luncheon in Rio|
The next Saco ’69 reunion is already in early planning stages – currently targeted to be in Southern California in the summer of 2006 – organized by Diana Taylor. We hope to see you there!!