Archive for April, 2013

2013 Balta Reunion Deposit and Reservations Request

April 13, 2013

This is information from Kerry that he asked me to send to you.  Please respond to Kerry with questions or concerns at

The 2013 Balta reunion will be held in Atlantic City, NJ.  from October 15-21st,, although as always, the official dates will be Thursday night through Saturday night (October 17-19).  Since the houses will be available for that week, any of you who want to come for longer will have to indicate so to Kerry.

These are the two houses reserved for us so far.

House #1 for BAR43 House #2 for BAR43

Here are the web sites for the houses, so you can see for yourselves what the layouts are and where they are located in relation to the ocean, etc.


The deposit is $100 each and is due by May 15, although sending it as soon as possible would be greatly appreciated.  Here’s where to send your money:


Kerry Vandegrift

2505 Woodlawn Drive

Bristol, Pa. 19007


Final money as figured by Kerry will be due by August 15th.  That figure will be sent to you at a later date, once Kerry has an idea of how many will be attending, so he can figure expenses.

So get your plans made and send your deposit, so Kerry can go forward with planning.





BAR43 Note from Kerry

April 6, 2013

By popular demand, 2013 BALTA reunion cost will not exceed $300. Open dates for 23 properties reviewed are good for October 15-21, but I will ask for thoughts on that—maybe a Sunday to Sunday venue, which will eliminate several properties from consideration though. I am meeting agents and looking at 3-5 homes on Tuesday morning. I’m trying to make sure that accommodations are somewhat equal in quality as has not always been the case.

Much has been said about the late date, but back last year when I volunteered, The Heid said that I could just sit for nine months and then get busy—of course that was on the bus on the way back from beer and wine at wherever it was that we did the Octoberfest thing so she might not remember—or my ears heard something different–whatever…

I reviewed several reunion year announcements on the blog and did note on one that reservations/sites were not finalized until June, so I think I might be OK here.Additionally, for this particular reunion, deposits were due and were paid by 40 or so people well before the accommodations were selected and there didn’t seem to be any criticism. Soooooo–stop the ragging on not paying up before site selection!! Besides, the NJ shore is empty in October, and as Dee has said, we’re the only people on the planet that want do vacation in October……..

I’ve received 22 comments on here from people who it sees will attend and I’d like to hear from you now-officially—that you will attend—–reunion central will be as before, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There will be leeway several days and after for people to stay longer if they wish, as a week will be paid up.

More later.