2009 Reunion Update



It’s time for an update on the ’09 Ruidoso NM Reunion:


Bill & Dottie Dunn
Ed & Kathy Hoben
Heidi & Dan Cotler
Dee & Pat Carroll
Wally & Beth Knox
John Smoller
Mike Rodgers
Doug Gitt
Bill Shea
Carolyn & John
Kerry Vandegrift & Guest
Curt & Barb Simonson
Dan & Kristi Hayden
Sam Flippo & Janelle
Chandra Freyermuth & Frank Sholedice
Meg Freyermuth
Tom & Davelyn Forrest

In addition, John & Susan Hatton and Doug Cantrell will attend the reunion, but will not be staying at one of our houses.


  • On May 25th I sent out an e-mail notice to each of you, indicating how much you owe and the deadline for full payment. I am somewhat concerned because only 5 persons/couples have paid in full. Are you really coming, folks? Then let me know that you received my e-mail and that the check will be on its way soon. Or, let me know immediately if you are NOT coming, so that we can offer your space to others.
  • I figured payment as I did for the family reunions that I have helped organize: the total cost divided by the number attending, and structured payment according to how long each person is staying and whether the days stayed are “peak” days (Thursday through Sunday), or “non-peak.” (Peak days fee includes meals; non-peak includes only breakfast/snacks.)

I found out (too late!) from Dee that BALTA reunions were done differently: a standard fee for all attending, regardless of the days stayed. So, in case you were wondering how I figured your total, this is how it’s broken down:

Stay Per Person Cost

Peak day                                              $58

Non-peak day                                      $34

PEOPLE WHO MAY BE COMING (unconfirmed, i.e., no deposit):

Mike Gleason

Don Pier

Mike Newman

Hugh Kron

Art Fanning

Bob Hamlin


  • If you think you are coming to the reunion, but did not send me the required non-refundable $50 deposit, THINK AGAIN—We cannot guarantee you a bed if you did not send us a deposit! Hummingbird Cabins requires the number of persons staying in a house to be stated up-front, & they do not allow extras. The houses we have reserved are full at this point, so unless we have a cancellation, you would have to find your own accommodations (which would not be difficult in Ruidoso in October).
  • If you are planning to “drop in,” BEWARE—We may not be there because we scatter during the day. On the peak days, we should be at the reunion site in the evenings; however, there is the possibility that one of those nights we would be at a restaurant, so please maintain contact with us.
  • If you end up staying at a motel or elsewhere, you need to pay us ahead of time for meals/beer on the peak days, at the rate of $26 a day.


I know that you probably have questions about exactly where we will be in Ruidoso & directions for getting there. Unfortunately, it is the policy of Hummingbird Cabins not to release addresses/directions until payment has been made in full. However, I can tell you that the subdivision is called Black Forest, if you want to Google/Map it.

So, that’s it for now. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions—take care,

Carolyn Gressitt

Home phone:   575-523-8413

Cell phone:      575-496-7584

Address (for payments):

734 N. Reymond St.

Las Cruces, NM 88005


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