Last updated: 3/26/2013
Frequently Asked Reunion Questions
Q: I can't register because I get an error saying I am restricted because of the event settings. What does this mean?A:
In order to register for the reunion, you must be either a supporting or sustaining member. Chances are, your account is set to the Free member level. Before you can register, you must upgrade your membership, by logging in to your account, and going to your profile page. There you will need to click "Change Membership Level" and select the appropriate level. Once you start that process, you may continue and register, then pay for both items together.
Q: Do I have to register my guests and children?
A: All Guests must register and pay the reunion fees. Children who will not be attending the Sunday banquet, participating in any sporting event, and/or those not wanting a t-shirt/goodie bag do not need to pay. They will be welcome to all other activities.
Q: Are there babysitting services available?
A: If you would like to bring your children to the reunion but not register them, you might consider hiring a baby sitter. The reunion committee can not arrange for sitters, but the hotel concierge might be able to help you with this. You might also be able to find a teenage brat offspring attending the reunion hoping to make a few riyals babysitting during the reunion weekend. Check out the Forum if you would like to hire, or are willing to offer services.
Q: I'm local to the reunion and plan not to attend the dinner Sunday night - do I still have to pay the reunion fees?
A: The reunion fee covers so much more than the banquet. There are many events planned for the teen canteen, an opening reception on Friday night, door prizes, nametags, goodie bags and registration personnel. So, yes, everyone must pay the registration fee even if you are only attending one day of the reunion.
Q: What's the easiest way to get to the hotel?
A: Check out the Getting There page for driving directions, or instructions on transportation from the airport.
Q: It's past the March 31st deadline. Can I still register for the reunion? Can I wait and register at the reunion?
A: You are welcome to register any time between now and the time you arrive at the reunion. One potential problem with later registrations is that we will have already ordered the t-shirts and other registration goodies, and, even though we do order extras, there is a possibility that we could run out.
The other concern is that we would run out of room at the Sunday night banquet. Those that register after we run out of space for the banquet will not be charged for it.
So, the earlier the better, both for you and the committee, but we'll be happy to have you whenever you are able to register.
Q: What is the attire for the reunion activities?
A: The weekend- just like our childhood- is very casual. Anything from shorts and t-shirts to thobes to slacks is appropriate. The key is for you to make yourself comfortable.
Most folks bump it up a little for the Sunday banquet, but that still means a wide range of possibilities from slacks to suits. I would avoid bringing the tux as it would definitely stand out. Kilts are ok. Again, be comfortable in what you wear.
Above all, don't sweat what to bring. We want to see you, not your clothes. But do wear something. The hotel gets upset if you don't.
Q: What are the parking fees at the Westin La Paloma?
A: Free parking is provided at the resort. There is also valet parking available at a rate of $15.00/day