2020 BW Reunion Announced

Dear Bricket Wood Alumni and Friends Hard to believe it’s been more than 5 years since our reunion in England!  Time to gather again!

  1. Firstly, we are checking email addresses so If you received this email, please reply “Got it!” and also put your name in your email you send us, as it might not be obvious from your email address.  Thank you!
  2. Secondly, please spread the word!  Have your BW friends contact us at  annette@bricketwoodreunion.info so we can keep them in the loop too.
  3. Save the Date! 

2020 Reunion details:DATES: Thursday evening November 5th, 2020 to Sunday evening November 8th, 2020

LOCATION: The Villages, Florida, centering around Sumter Landing.  Check out the website: https://www.thevillages.com/about-us/  The Villages is a beautiful town in Central Florida, comprising of neighbourhoods (“villages”), all geared to the 55+ age group!  Loads of activities and facilities surrounding lakes, pools, golf courses with shops, restaurants and “squares” where free, live music takes place each night.  You’ll be able to recognize the songs!!

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Central Florida is home to so many attractions!  Just an hour away to places like Disneyworld, Discovery Cove, SeaWorld, Universal Studios or an hour and a half out to either coast to enjoy gorgeous beaches.  Busch Gardens on the Gulf side, the Kennedy Space Centre, and the oldest town in America, St Augustine, on the Atlantic side to name a few.  And of course the sun!

NEAREST AIRPORT: ORLANDO, just over an hour away.  TAMPA is also a good option and almost as close.If you’re not renting a car, then best option is Orlando where it is possible to get a bus shuttle to The Villages.Orlando is a hub both nationally and internationally, so check out flight specials.

HOTEL:  We are getting quotes and working out best option – stay tuned!

OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS: If anyone wishes to make a bit of a vacation around the reunion, or wants to share with others, then a great option is to rent one of the many houses or villas in The Villages.  More info to come! 

Be sure to send us a quick email saying you got this email, with your name! Thanks!  And see you very soon!! 

2020 BW Reunion Team

Bricket Wood Alumni Website

Today we are happy to announce the transformation of the Reunion 2014 website into the Alumni website.   While changes are ongoing, our plans are to create a secure online community to encourage sharing of news and events related to you, your family, job, retirement, children, grandchildren, and other items of shared interest.

To fully access the new features you will need to signup to create new account on this system.

Please click Join Our Site for information about signup.

Your BW Reunion – important news about hotel, campus tour and much more

Bricket Wood Reunion 2014

Bricket Wood Reunion 2014
News about the Campus tour, Pub night and much more!
We are looking forward to getting together in just over 100 days!!!!
Hotel:  In 2 weeks time (by February 15th) we lose a block of rooms at our special rate – so book now if planning to stay at the Watford Hilton!!  The Watford Hilton gave us a terrific deal for our rooms for our reunion.  They have held these for us for a long time, and now we are about to lose a size-able portion of those unless we use them, by February 15th.  So, if you are planning to stay at the Watford Hilton, at these great rates, please make your booking now!!  £67.50/night for a double room, £57.50 for single – full English buffet breakfast included! The code you need to book your room is GAMBA and you can book directly on line using this code, or you can email Niki Powell at Niki.Powell@Hilton.com  The dates of your reunion are Sunday May 18th to check out Thursday May 22nd morning.  Address is Elton Way, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 8HA, United Kingdom Phone: +44 1923 235881  (If you are looking for someone to share a room with you, we suggest you put a comment on the BW facebook site, or on the reunion website comments section – click on “Memories” to bring up where you can post comments).

Now possible to book transportation to Campus/St Albans, Parliament and Hatfield House: In addition to the 3 main events taking place at the Watford Hilton (the Sunday afternoon mingle, the Sunday evening Welcome dinner, and the Wednesday Gala dinner & dance), it is now possible to purchase tickets for transportation (coach) from the Watford Hilton to the various optional excursions that are taking place during your reunion.  So you can now book your spot on the coach from the Watford Hilton to Parliament, to the Campus (which then continues on to St Albans afterwards), and to Hatfield House.  Part of the fun of our reunion is having these opportunities to enjoy these things together. If you want to take the bus just one way, and then make your way back a different time by public transport, there is no problem doing that.   Go to the Registration Page of the reunion website and purchase your tickets.  All the details as to when these are taking place are explained fully under “Schedule” on the reunion website. https://bricketwoodreunion.info/schedule-of-events/

Also, it is now possible to register for the Campus tour and Pub night!!! Here are the exciting details about the Campus Tour and Pub night, which both take place on the Monday of your reunion:

Campus tour: Arrangements have been made with the current owners for us all to tour the grounds of the campus during certain hours on Monday morning of our reunion!  If you would like to have admittance to this, please make sure you “register” on the Registration page (no cost!).  If you need Transportation from the Hotel to the Campus, that can now be booked too, on the Registration page. PLEASE NOTE: Even if you are not coming by the organized coach but arriving independently by your own car, you MUST still register for this tour.  Also, please note, we will be arranging to have a group reunion photo in front of Mem Hall at 10 am!!  Yay!!!

Meal & Sing-a-long led by Ross Jutsum at Pub on Monday night: Many of you indicated that you would love to go to a pub on the Monday night, so we have booked the Toby Carvery, right next door to the Watford Hilton! We are thrilled that Dr. Ross Jutsum is planning to lead us in a sing-a-long right there in the pub!! Cost for the meal (buffet Carvery) is just £5.99 with desserts/drinks extra.  You don’t need to pay till that evening, but we DO need you to indicate if you are coming so we can give the restaurant a fairly accurate idea of the numbers to expect.  So you can do that on the Registration page of the website as well.

IMPORTANT NOTE RE REGISTERING: While you are on the Registration page registering, please make sure you also choose the No Cost Registration Information ticket as we need that filled out from everyone.  And also, when you receive your confirmation email with your tickets, please make sure to click on all the links and fill out your names for each ticket – THANK YOU!!!

And a couple more important items for your consideration:

In Remembrance: While at the reunion, we wish to recognize our dear and departed former Bricket Wood classmates, coworkers, faculty, family and friends. Because of the breadth of years being represented at the reunion, we will need help from everyone to submit information to properly honour the deceased. To include a profile in memory of your loved one(s), please:
Send an email to Jill Smith Berg at jill@bricketwoodreunion.info  including this specific information:

  1. Photographs (one from college years and one more recent of the deceased)
  2. Name as you would like it shown. (Please include maiden name if applicable)
  3. Dates of Life (e,g, June 1950 – December 2001)
  4. Relationship (e.g., spouse of, faculty member, student, staff, etc.)

 

We will also be listing the names under “In Memory” under the “Memories” tab on the reunion website.

Donations:  In order to have all our (living) fellow Bricketwood-ites at our BW Reunion in 2014, we invite you to make a donation to help those who otherwise would not be able to attend.  We have raised about $700.00 US but would like to have a total of $5000 US to disburse to those requests that have already come in. Making the donation is as easy as going to the website: https://bricketwoodreunion.info/donations and granting the dollar amount you feel comfortable giving.  We thank you for your consideration.  Any questions, please contact Jill Smith Berg at jill@bricketwoodreunion.info

Just a reminder of your reunion websitehttps://bricketwoodreunion.info

And do write if you have any questions!  (Just hit Reply)  Would love to hear from you and hear about your plans!

Warmly, Your Reunion Team