Previous UpdAAtes

 

The Reunion Weekend (October 5-6, 2013) was a huge success!!! Over 450 friends attended the Saturday Night Party, and over 200 were at the Sunday Picnic.

 

Named "the man who changed the way the world flies" by the Wall Street Journal, Robert Crandall transformed and revolutionized the entire airline industry during his twenty-five years with American Airlines (1973-1988). Mr. Crandall has been the subject of several books, is a member of the Conrad Hilton College Hall of Honor, and has been called a legend by airline industry observers. In addition, he has been presented the Horatio Alger Awarad in 1997, The Tony Jannus Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Commercial Aviation Industry in 2001, the L. Welch Pogue Award for LIfetime Achievement in 2004, and the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association in 2006. Mr. Crandall was the Guest of Honor at the AA LA GalAAffair Reunion Party.

Our thanks go to the Four Points Sheraton LAX for all their help in making the 2013 GalAAffair an event to remember-Fred Groth, Kathy Hansen, Ferdinand Castro, and the entire staff.

September 8, 2013 UpdAAte: With just a little less than 4 weeks to go, we're now at 365 friends paid to attend the Saturday Night Reunion "GalAAffair" Party and 185 for the Sunday Family Picnic on the weekend of October 5th & 6th. We have a very diverse representation of friends from all departments of AA & SABRE in the Greater Los Angeles Area that are looking forward to seeing so many special people together in one place. Please help us continue to encourage our friends and co-workers to register for the reunion party and/or picnic. If anyone in our group would like a private list of those that are confirmed to attend the events, please send an e-mail request to: aalareunion@yahoo.com or call/text Bob @ 702.292.4530.  Click here to go directly to the invitation/registration page. The final deadline date for registration is Friday, September 20th (2 weeks before the event). As a reminder, this reunion weekend is not a company-sponsored event... it has been organized by a group of retired, former and active AA employees to gather together a large and diverse group of friends and co-workers that have the shared experience of working in any job position for American Airlines in the Greater Los Angeles area at anytime over the past 65 years.

July 21, 2013

Dear AA LA Friends - With only 11 weeks left to go, the anticipation surrounding our reunion is building!!!  We have had a great response, and are now at over 400 people confirmed to attend the big October reunion weekend.  We have excellent representation from many different departments within the AA Los Angeles area family. As a reminder, these reunion events are open to all past and present employees that have worked in any capacity and at any time over the past 65 years in any Los Angeles area AA location, including: Downtown LA/WCRO/WRO Reservations Offices, LAX & Co-Terminals: SNA/LGB/ONT/BUR, Western Division Offices, Sales Offices, City Ticket Offices, SABRE / STIN, Cabin & Fleet Services, Human Resources, Cargo, M&E, Administrative Offices, Pilots & Cockpit Crew, Flight Attendants, Ramp, AA/NZ Contract, Skycaps and all other Los Angeles area American Airlines jobs and locations.

We have a special guest of honor that is confirmed to attend the Reunion Party... Robert L. "Bob" Crandall, former President and Chairman of American Airlines will join us as we celebrate our many special memories together at the "GalAAffair" on Saturday, October 5th. 

If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment now to send in your check and registration form, or use our secure and convenient PayPal option for credit or debit card payments.  Our capacities are limited and we do not want to see anyone shut out from attending either event. No payments will be accepted at the door...advance registration is required.

The Saturday Night Reunion Party will consist of: classic music and dancing, hors d'oeuvres, food stations, desserts & beverages, memorabilia displays, photo montages, door prizes, reminiscing and more! The Sunday Family Picnic will be a more casual afternoon in the park with our AA friends and co-workers.  Please note that the Saturday night party is our main reunion event, however many friends will be traveling into LA from throughout the country, and may be at either the party, or the picnic, or hopefully - both events.  

All information is included within this website. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to:aalareunion@yahoo.com or call Bob Alexander, Planning Committee Chairman at 702.292.4530.

Dear AA Friends,

We are getting closer to the time of our great Reunion in October, and we know that many of you do not have employee or retiree travel benefits. We are happy to share the following information. 

We have received a special discount for those of you who choose to travel on American Airlines to the Reunion. Effective immediately, our agreement with AA will provide a 5% discount off all applicable fares. Authorized travel dates are October 1 through October 13, 2013. The discount applies from AA cities to the LAX, ONT, or SNA airports. If you book through American at www.aa.com/group , there will be no ticketing fee. Use the authorized discount code 31H3AP as the AA Promotion Code. 

JUST ADDED 10JUNE2013...And a little more exciting news--the contract for the discounted airfare (the AA Greater LA Reunion) also includes discounted car rentals through Avis.  If you wish to reserve a car please contact Todd Alexander at 1-800-525-7537 extension 35003 or the Meetings and Convention Department at 1-800-525-7537.  They can ensure that you maximize your rental dollars.  Please mention AWD#030573 when you call.

We hope to see you at the Reunion!

* EARLY PARTY REGISTRATION PRICE EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th *

June 1, 2013

Dear AA Friends,

We have had a great response from many people who have taken advantage of the AA LA Reunion early registration party pricing. Thanks for your leap of faith, and we look forward to seeing you in October. To all who have sent in their registration via PayPal or made check payments postmarked by May 31st, you will receive an additional raffle ticket for some fabulous door prizes to be given out at the party. 

To those who have not yet paid for the reunion party, we have some good news. In response to several requests, we have decided to extend the early registration pricing for one more month. The admission cost for tickets to our GalAAffair on Saturday night, October 5th will remain at $50 per person through June 30th. Effective July 1st, the ticket price will definitely increase to the regular amount of $60 per person. Admission for the picnic on Sunday October 6th will remain the same ($25 per person for a catered BBQ lunch or $10 per person for those who wish to bring their own food). We have limited capacities for both the party and picnic, each subject to availability and we expect both events to be sold out prior to October. 

If you haven’t already signed up, please take a moment now and go to our website: http://www.aalareunion.com/ then click on the Reunion Party & Picnic Invitation/Registration Form & Payment Information page. If paying by check, choose your preferred format to print out the registration form, fill it out, and send it in with your check or money order to: AA LA REUNION, PO Box 8762, Calabasas CA 91372. If you prefer to pay with a debit or credit card, simply click on the PayPal buttons to process your payment. Please note than there is a small additional fee to use the PayPal service. 

With about four months (or only 18 weeks) to go, we are now at about 250 people registered to attend the reunion party and/or picnic, and hundreds more that have expressed a strong interest but have not yet paid. This includes AA friends from many different job locations and positions in the Greater Los Angeles area. The early payments that we have already received will enable us to continue making our scheduled deposits to the hotel. The donAAtions that have been made will assist in many different areas, and the surplus money will be donated to charity in memory of our dear friend Steve Allen. Since the very beginning of this planning process, our goal has been to make the reunion events as affordable and accessible to as many AA friends in the Greater Los Angeles area as possible. As a committee that has worked on these plans since April of last year, we are proud to say that we are now well on our way towards the final stretch. Please help us by spreading the word to you AA LA area friends and encourage them to attend the reunion party and/or picnic – it will be a galAAffair to remember !

For more detailed reunion information, see our website: www.aalareunion.com, send an e-mail to: aalareunion@yahoo.com, or call anyone on our Reunion Planning Committee. 

We hope to see you in October...please plan to attend!

ThAAnks,

Your AA LA Reunion Planning Committee
c/o Bob Alexander, Chairman
702.292.4530

May 7, 2013

Dear AA Friends,

Your AA LA Reunion Planning Committee gathered this past weekend for our 23rd overall meeting in the last 13 months.  In addition to lots of laughter, we shared some very productive discussions and confirmed our plans in anticipation of the reunion weekend, now less than 5 months (only 22 weeks) away.

We are very enthusiastic about our goals for both wonderful reunion activities.  As we are getting closer to October 5th & 6th, we would like to encourage you to make your payment ASAP. You can use either the convenient and secure PayPal option, or you can view the invitation and registration form (click here), then print the form, fill it out, and send it in with a check or money order to our PO Box.  There are limited capacities for each event, and we expect both the party and picnic to be sold out.  

The Saturday, October 5th Reunion Party will consist of: classic music and dancing, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, desserts & beverages, memorabilia displays, photo montages, door prizes, reminiscing and more!  Early registration for the party is still only $50 per person if paid by May 31st.  Beginning on June 1st, the admission price for the party will increase to $60.  Our group is required to make advance payments for the hotel ballroom; therefore we encourage everyone to take advantage of the early pricing and secure your spot now.  If you need lodging, please make your room reservations at the Four Points Sheraton LAX while there is still space available at our discounted price.  All hotel registration information is contained on the website…see: http://www.aalareunion.com/hotel-booking-information/

Please note that the Saturday night party is our main reunion event, however many AA LA friends will be coming in from throughout the country and may be at either the party, or the picnic, or both events. The picnic admission cost is either $25 per person for a fully catered BBQ lunch or $10 if you bring your own food. Bottled water, soda and dessert will be provided for all attending the picnic at our private park.  

Our dear friend Steve Allen proposed this reunion idea on Facebook shortly before his sudden death last year. This all-volunteer AA LA Reunion Planning Committee is comprised of active, retired, and former AA employees who have dedicated many hours to seeing Steve's vision become a reality.  In tribute to his legacy, we have created these reunion events to be very inclusive; open to all past and present employees that have worked in any capacity and at any time over the past 60 years in any Los Angeles area AA location, including: Downtown LA/WCRO/WRO Reservations Offices, LAX & Co-Terminals: Orange County, Long Beach, Ontario & Burbank.  Also, the Western Division Offices, Sales Offices, City Ticket Offices, SABRE/STIN, Fleet Services, Human Resources, Administrative Offices, Cargo, M&E, Cockpit Crew, Flight Attendants, Ramp, AA/NZ Contract, Skycaps and all other misc. Los Angeles area jobs and locations.  Our common bond is the love and appreciation for “our” American Airlines, the opportunities that were made available to each of us, and memories of the special relationships that developed during our time both on and off the job.  This reunion weekend will be a rare & memorable opportunity to gather together in one place, at one time with your American Airlines friends and co-workers face to face.  We will be able to catch up with each others lives, to recall those special memories and reminisce about our shared experiences with those that have made such a positive difference for each of us.  There will be lots of laughs and maybe a few tears, but it will definitely be a galAAffair to remember forever!  Take a moment NOW to clear your calendar, confirm your plans, and commit to being at the reunion.

Please help us spread the word in order to make this reunion weekend an overwhelming success.  Share this information with your AA LA area friends, refer them to our website: www.aalareunion.com, and most importantly - encourage them to attend !!!  We look forward to seeing each of you in October.

With sincere regAArds,

Your AA LA Reunion Planning Committee

14APR2013

Payments for the October 5-6 Reunion are rolling in, and the momentum is building in anticipation of the big party & picnic weekend.

Please take a moment now to complete the registration form and send it in with your check payment, or use our convenient and secure PayPal option.

Our capacities are limited...don't miss out on the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with your AA friends and co-workers.

Also, we have a very special surprise gift for everyone that attends the party and/or picnic.

This will be a GalAAffair to remember forever !!!

4MAR2013

Dear AA Friends,

We are very happy to announce that we are now ready and able to accept reservation payments for our highly anticipated Reunion Party on Saturday night, October 5th, as well as our Reunion Picnic on Sunday, October 6th, 2013.  

Please click here to go to the official Reunion Party & Picnic Invitation, Registration Form & Payment Information page. Then click on either the Word or PDF Document link.

From the very beginning of our planning committee discussions eleven months ago, we decided to dedicate this reunion to the memory of our dear friend Steve Allen.  Steve created he first AA Los Angeles Facebook group, and initiated the idea of organizing a reunion shortly before he suddenly passed away last March. Since that time, and as per Steve's wishes, it has been our goal to make the party and picnic events as affordable, accessible and available to as many AA friends as possible.  This includes all past and present employees that have worked in any capacity and at any time over the past 60 years in any Greater Los Angeles area AA location, including: Downtown LA/WCRO/WRO Reservations Offices, LAX & Co-Terminals: SNA/LGB/ONT/BUR, Western Division Offices, Sales Offices, City Ticket Offices, SABRE/STIN, Fleet Services, Human Resources, Administrative Offices, Cargo, M&E, Cockpit Crew, Flight Attendants, Ramp, AA/NZ Contract, Skycaps and all other misc. Los Angeles area jobs and locations.

We are extremely proud of the fact that we have accomplished our preliminary goals by spreading the word to a very diverse group of our AA friends and co-workers. We are very pleased that hundreds of you have positively responded to our initial survey indicating a strong interest in attending one or both of the reunion weekend festivities.

Now, in order to make the registration process as fair and easy as possible for everyone, we are accepting reservations and payments beginning on Monday, March 4th, 2013.  We have a maximum of 700 spots available for the Saturday night party, and 250 for the Sunday picnic.  It is now your responsibility to spread the word to of all your AA LA friends, so that they have the opportunity to register before we reach our capacity limits for each event. Simply advise them of this website address: www.aalareunion.com

Admissions for the Saturday evening Reunion Party at the Four Points Sheraton LAX are only $50 per person - if paid by May 31st, 2013.   Effective June 1st, 2013, the price will increase to $60 per person and will be subject to availability. The admission cost includes: Classic music & dancing, hors d'oeuvres, food stations, desserts & beverages, memorabilia displays, photo montage, door prizes, reminiscing and more !!!    

Admissions for the Sunday afternoon Picnic at Chevron Park are $25 per person which provides you with a fully catered BBQ lunch or $10 per person if you choose to bring your own food.  Both admission costs include the rental fee for the private park, as well as security, set-up & cleaning expenses. Please note that bottled water, soft drinks and dessert will be provided for everyone attending the picnic.

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN ADVANCE – WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT ANY MONEY AT THE DOOR.  YOU HAVE A CHOICE OF TWO EASY PAYMENT OPTIONS...

If paying by check or money order:

Please click here to go to the official Reunion Party & Picnic Invitation, Registration Form & Payment Information page. Then click on either the Word or PDF Document link, print a copy, fill it out with the names of everyone in your party, and which (or both of the) events you will be attending.  Finally, mail the completed registration form and your check / money order for the total amount for the Saturday evening party, the Sunday afternoon picnic, and any optional donAAtion to: 

            AA LA Reunion

            P. O. Box 8762

            Calabasas, CA 91372

Please note that there will be a $35 returned check fee if a check payment is rejected by your bank for any reason.

If paying by credit or debit card:

Please click here to go to the PayPal registration and payment page.  The standard processing and transaction fees for using the PayPal service have been included in each amount.  On the Registration and Payment page, you will find the PayPal buttons available for the Reunion Party and Picnic. Please use the drop down box to select the number of admissions you wish to purchase for the party, and your shopping cart will then be displayed with your choices.  Then fill out the text box with the first and last names of everyone in your group.  You will then have the option to continue shopping in order to return to the payment buttons and select the number of admissions for the picnic - if you choose to attend both events. Once these selections have been completed, you have another option to make a donAAtion, then you can complete the payment process.  The next screen will give you the ability to either use your existing PayPal account, to create a new PayPal account, or to input your credit / debit card for a one-time payment. 

SPACE FOR BOTH EVENTS IS LIMITED!  TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM AND MAIL IT IN WITH YOUR CHECK/MONEY ORDER; OR USE THE PAYPAL OPTION TO PROCESS YOUR CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  

Regarding the donAAtion option, some members of our extended group have inquired about assisting financially with some of the reunion costs.  For those who would like to add any additional amount, you may include a donAAtion in with your check, or use one of the PayPal choices that we have made available for you.  Any donAAtions will be used conservatively for important reunion expenses, and any surplus funds will be contributed to charity in memory of Steve Allen.

Photo Montage: A continuous photo display will be shown during our Saturday night Reunion Party.  We have a good head start with some classic AA snapshots on our website and Facebook pages, but we would like to have more. Now is the time to dig through your old boxes & scrapbooks to find and forward the best "on the job" photo memories from your AA years.  Please scan and e-mail your photos including a description to: aalareunion@yahoo.com or mail copiesalong with this registration form to our P.O. Box.  We do not accept responsibility for any lost originals.

Memorial List: In order to create a proper memorial tribute at the Reunion Party, we are in the process of compiling a list of all deceased AA LA friends and co-workers. Please e-mail or print the names of any departed friends (with their job location and AA years if known) on the back of the registration form or send them to aalareunion@yahoo.com.

Memorabilia Display: We have table space available to exhibit a large variety of AA memorabilia at the Reunion Party.  Please e-mail aalareunion@yahoo.com with a list (and photos) of items that you would like to display.  

Hotel Booking Information: Click here to link to our hotel information page which includes instructions for booking your reservations for the time period before, during and after the reunion weekend. 

In conclusion, thanks to everyone in advance for your interest and participation.  We look forward to sharing a very memorable reunion weekend with you in October !!!

AAlways, 

Your AA LA Reunion Planning Committee

16JAN2013

Dear AA Family and Friends,


After 15 previous conference calls and one live meeting, a majority of the members of your AA LA Reunion committee were able to meet again in person this past weekend to discuss the progress on our reunion plans. Our special guests included Ashley & Lisl Allen. Most of the items on the agenda were resolved, and we are getting very close to finalizing the details for our Saturday evening party and Sunday afternoon picnic. In memory of dear friend Steve Allen, our goal from the very beginning has been to make both events attractive and affordable for everyone to attend.  As per Steve's wishes, we are extending the invitation to all past and present employees from every department within the AA family who have worked in any capacity at any time over the past 60 years in any Los Angeles area location, including: LAX and Co-Terminals: SNA/LGB/ONT/BUR, Western Division Offices, City Ticket Offices, Sales Offices, WCRO/WRO Reservations Offices, SABRE-STIN, Fleet Services, Human Resources, Administrative Offices, Credit Union, Cargo, M&E, Cockpit Crew, Flight Attendants, AA/NZ Contract, Ramp, Skycaps and all other miscellaneous Los Angeles area jobs and locations.

 

We are proud to announce that by working very closely with the sales and event planning management at the Four Points by Sheraton LAX, we have secured special pricing for hotel rooms before, during and after the reunion weekend. The hotel is conveniently located less than one mile from LAX, just off Century Blvd, at 9750 Airport Blvd ~ Los Angeles, CA 90045.  It has recently been voted Best Los Angeles Airport Hotel by About.com readers.

 

The hotel is decorated in a very comfortable, casual California style, and offers many amenities such as: 32” flat-screen televisions in each guest room, free WiFi and bottled water, swimming pool and free access to the fitness center included for all hotel guests. A Coffee Bar, Comfort Restaurant, and great food are available at Brewster's – a Beererie.  In addition, complimentary shuttle service to and from LAX Airport is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotel website is: www.fourpointslax.com

 

The special discounted room rate for our group is $90.00 a night for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes; or for $50 more ($140 per night plus taxes) you can upgrade to a suite.  Parking is available to our group at a reduced rate of $10.00 per night.  These prices are based upon availability, so you are encouraged to make your room reservations as early as possible.   Remember, there is no immediate charge to your credit card for making the reservation.

 

There are two ways to book your hotel reservation; either by phone, or by using a dedicated online link. Our special group reservation phone number is 1-800-529-4683; when you call to make your room reservation you must identify yourself as a member of the American Airlines Reunion 2013 group to receive the special rate.  If you prefer, you may also make your hotel reservations online by clicking here.  Or you can copy and paste the following link into your web browser: 

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1301096326&key=8D20C 

 

For your information, the tentative pricing for our Saturday evening Reunion Party at the Four Points by Sheraton LAX will be very reasonably priced at $50.00 to $60.00 for those who register early. This reunion party promises to be a "GalAAffair to remember" with special friends and co-workers.  The evening will consist of: Classic Music & Dancing, Hot & Cold Hors d’Oeuvres, Food-Dessert-Beverage Stations, Memorabilia Displays, Photo Montages, Raffle Prizes and More!  For those who choose to attend the Sunday Picnic at a beautiful nearby private park, there will be an option to bring your own food, or purchase in advance from the catering menu that will be provided.  We will post all the final details and registration instructions very soon for both weekend events.  


Thank you for following our progress as we continue planning a memorable weekend for our AA LA Reunion family and guests.


AAlways, 


Your AA LA Reunion Planning Committee

 

7DECEMBER2012

Dear AA Friends,

SAVE THE DATES OCTOBER 5TH AND 6TH, 2013!

Our locations for the Reunion Party and the Reunion picnic are now both confirmed, details to follow very soon!

ThAAnks,

Your AA LA Reunion Committee

Dear AA Friends,

Warm wishes to all for a very happy holiday season!

Your AA LA Reunion Committee 

19October2012

Dear AA Friends,

SAVE THE DATES: Saturday, October 5th & Sunday, October 6th, 2013 !!!

In memory of our friend Steve Allen, we continue to make excellent progress towards our goal of organizing an awesome reunion for our AA LA family next year. As per Steve's wishes, we are extending the invitation to all past and present employees from every department within the AA family that has worked in any capacity, at any time over the past 60 years in any Los Angeles area location, including: LAX and Co-Terminals: SNA/LGB/ONT/BUR, Western Division Offices, City Ticket Offices, Sales Offices, WCRO/WRO Reservations Offices, STIN - SABRE, Fleet Services, Human Resources, Administrative Offices, Cargo, M&E, Cockpit/Cabin Crew, AA/NZ Contract, Ramp, and all other miscellaneous Los Angeles area locations.˛ˇ

There are several updates to share with you. First and foremost, a big thank you to those who filled out the Member Information Form and responded to the survey since the our last communication. We are now up to 395 current, former and retired AA employees from a variety of departments in the Los Angeles area who are interested in the Saturday evening party, and over 350 interested in the Sunday picnic. We appreciate you taking the time to fill out the form and responding to the survey. If you haven t filled out the Member Information form yet, we ask you to please do so as soon as possible. The link is located on the left side of this page. All contact information will be kept confidential for reunion communications only. Please continue to reach out to your AA friends and co-workers to tell them about the reunion plans and give them this website address: www.aalareunion.com to follow for all updated information. Also, we have two great Facebook pages linked on the left side of this page.

After eleven conference calls over the past six months, the majority of your Reunion Planning Committee attended a meeting in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, October 17th. We conducted site inspections at three of the best possible hotels in the immediate vicinity of LAX airport. We toured the ballrooms, guest rooms, parking areas, and reviewed potential menu choices. Hotel contracts are now being reviewed, negotiations are underway, and a final decision about the venue for our Reunion Party will be made by early November. Once the site is chosen, we will be able to move forward in setting up the budget, ticket pricing and more. In addition to the hotel inspections, we conducted elections to select the Officers of the Reunion Planning Committee. Bob Alexander was elected Chairman, Carole Milligan as Vice-Chair, Anne Charrett as Treasurer, and Madelynn Enomoto as Secretary. Bob Kilian has stepped forward to be the Auditor for all reunion income and expenses. Members at Large include: Audrey Brooks, Bob Howe, Iris Ofir Wiener, Jill Gaillard Sampson, Lyndee Harrison Boyland, Sheila Turple and Shirley Warren. Our very diverse planning committee group is looking forward to reminiscing with you, sharing our memories, love, friendship and appreciation for the opportunities provided to us by American Airlines over the years. This will be a special occasion for everyone to remember forever !

One of our next priorities will be to form the important committee for Marketing and Promotions. Throughout the years, we have had many talented people in our workforce. We now need your help to locate and spread the word to all our AA family about the reunion weekend next year! If you are ambitious or have expertise in these areas and are willing to assist, please let us know via the reunion email address: aalareunion@yahoo.com, or contact any of the members of the planning committee. Just click on any of the names above to send them an e-mail.

Once again, we are excited to announce our reunion weekend dates of Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th, 2013. Your survey results showed that the most popular time for our 2013 reunion is September or early October and we have taken your opinions into consideration. We have committed to keeping all costs to a minimum in order to allow more of our AA friends to attend the weekend festivities. Thanks again for your input, and with your assistance, we all look forward to a fun and memorable reunion in about one year from now.

We continue to add photos to our Photo Gallery, and have added a Vintage AA photo page to this website. Please e-mail any photos you wish to share, along with identifying information to: aalareunion@yahoo.com, or mail copies to AA LA Reunion, c/o Carole Milligan, P. O. Box 8762, Calabasas, CA 91372. We will be very happy to add your submissions to the Photo Gallery or Vintage AA pages.

ThAAnks,

Your Reunion Planning Committee 

26September2012

To our AA Friends,

Here is the latest update from our last conference call. We send our thanks to the new responders to our reunion participation survey. As you know, our primary goal right now is to get input from as many people as possible in this decision making process. Our latest tally shows that almost 370 AA’ers from a variety of Los Angeles area departments are interested in the Saturday evening party, and over 325 people are interested in the Sunday picnic. We appreciate your responses! The absolute final deadline for survey responses is October 15th, 2012.

We are well into our initial planning for the 2013 Reunion after this tenth conference call. Please keep on spreading the word and tell your AA friends and co-workers about the great reunion weekend that is being planned. Let them know about this website, and encourage them to fill out our survey. The survey responses are the key to letting us know how many are interested in attending, and in helping us choose the best venues for this event. The links to our online participation survey and the member information form are located on the left side of this website. If you have not completed these forms yet, we urge you to do so as soon as possible. We need your contact information in order to inform you directly of specific reunion details. Your private information will be kept confidential, and used for reunion communication only.

We will be starting our hotel site inspection visits very soon. For planning purposes, the most popular time for our 2013 Reunion remains late September or early October 2013. Please keep that time span in mind for next year. We will advise you as soon as we have dates confirmed for our very exciting Reunion weekend.

We are still adding photos to our photo gallery; if you have photos you would like to get posted, please email them with identifying information to aalareunion@yahoo.com, or mail copies to AALA Reunion, c/o Carole Milligan, P.O. Box 8762, Calabasas, CA 91372. We will be very happy to add them to the Photo Gallery.

ThAAnks,

Your Reunion Planning Committee 

13SEPTEMBER2012

Dear AA Friends,

We are sending out a big thanks to all the new responders to our reunion participation survey. Our first goal is to have input from as many people as possible in the decision making process. As of a few days ago, we have 240 responses to the survey.   Almost 350 AA’ers from many different Los Angeles area departments have shown interest in the Saturday evening party, and over 300 people are interested in the Sunday picnic. Thank you again for your responses! The absolute final deadline for survey responses will be October 15th, 2012.

After nine conference calls, we are well into the initial planning for the 2013 reunion. Please continue to spread the word and tell all your AA friends and colleagues about the outstanding reunion weekend that is being planned. Let them know about this website, and please encourage them to fill out the survey. The survey is our primary means of knowing how many are interested in attending and your responses are key to helping us choose the best venues for this event. Once again, the links to our online participation survey and member information forms are located on the left side of this website. If you have not already done so, please complete both forms as soon as possible. We need to have your contact information in order to advise you directly of the specific reunion details. Rest assured that your information will be kept confidential and used for reunion correspondence only.

For planning purposes, it looks like the most popular time for our 2013 Reunion is late September or early October 2013.   Please keep that time span clear in your 2013 calendars, and we will advise you as soon as we have dates confirmed for our exciting Reunion weekend.

We are still adding new photos to our photo gallery; if you have photos you would like to get posted, please email them with identifying information to aalareunion@yahoo.com, or mail copies to AALA Reunion, c/o Carole Milligan, P.O. Box 8762, Calabasas, CA 91372. We will be very happy to add them to the Photo Gallery.

ThAAnks,

Your Reunion Planning Committee

25JULY2012

Dear AA Friends,

Thanks to everyone who has responded to the reunion participation survey; as of today, we have received 213 responses and your feedback has been very helpful. So far, over 300 Los Angeles area AA’ers from many different departments are expected for the Saturday evening party, and over 275 for the Sunday picnic. This is a very impressive response to our survey in less than one month!

The first important step in our 2013 reunion planning process is to determine how many of our AA family members want to participate. Once we have a good feel for how many are interested, we can get to work on the fun part of planning the details for an outstanding reunion weekend that will accommodate everyone who wants to attend. Please continue to spread the word by telling your AA friends and colleagues about the proposed Los Angeles area reunion and also this website. Encourage everyone to fill out the survey as soon as possible so we can focus on making the best choices and selecting appropriate venues to hold this highly anticipated event. Once again, here is the link to our online participation survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGF3a1BIejd4bS1fNFJ3OE1RQzRjU1E6MQ#gid=0. It is our primary means of determining how many are interested in attending, and your opinions and feedback are very important to us!

Currently, there are close to 700 friends registered on the Facebook site that Steve Allen started for our AA Los Angeles family to reconnect with each other. Although it would be great, we don't expect that all 700 friends plus their families and guests will attend next year's festivities. However, we're pretty sure that more than the current 200 to 300 will be there. Our preliminary goal is to have at least 500 members of our AA family at the Saturday night party.

If you haven't already done so, please help us out by completing the participation survey and member information form. The sooner that we get more responses, the sooner we can get to the fun part of planning! If you have any AA photos that you would like to share, we would love to display them on our Photo Gallery page. Please send your photos with identifying information via e-mail to: aalareunion@yahoo.com, (or mail copies to AALA Reunion c/o Carole Milligan, PO Box 8762, Calabasas, CA 91372) and we will add them to our site.

ThAAnks,

Your Reunion Planning Committee 

9JULY2012

Dear AA Friends,

Our sixth planning committee conference call was held yesterday, 8JULY2012. Thanks to you, we are making good progress toward our goal of organizing an awesome Reunion next year! Response to the Participation Survey and Member Information surveys has been good. We ask that you continue to reach out to any and all former/current AA'ers who may now know about this site--please let them know about this site and give them the address: www.aalareunion.com With your help, we are all going to enjoy a fabulous Reunion in 2013!

ThAAnks, Your Reunion Planning Committee

 

Dear AA Friends -

This website has been formed for the purpose of distributing information regarding a big Los Angeles area employee reunion that is being planned for the summer of 2013. The reunion weekend will consist of a Saturday night party and Sunday picnic at locations and dates to be determined. The planning committee was originally organized by Steve Allen, who unfortunately passed away earlier this year, and in whose memory this reunion is being planned. The reunion leadership team includes the following members: Anne Charrett, Audrey Brooks, Bob Alexander, Bob Howe, Bob Kilian, Carole Milligan, Iris Ofir Wiener, Jill Gaillard Sampson, Lyndee Harrison Boyland, Madelynn Enomoto, Sheila Turple and Shirley Warren. As per Steve's wishes, we are extending the reunion invitation to all past and present employees from every department within the AA family that has worked in any capacity, at any time over the past 60 years in any Los Angeles area location, including: LAX and Co-Terminals, City Ticket Offices, Sales Offices, WCRO/WRO Reservations Offices, STIN (SABRE) Western Division, Fleet Service, Human Resources, Administrative Offices, Cargo, M&E, Cockpit/Cabin Crew, AA/NZ Contract, Ramp, and any other miscellaneous Los Angeles area locations.

We are currently in the early stages of forming the foundation, structure and plans for moving forward in a well organized process. We are also exploring potential sites for the party and picnic locations based on a few different attendance scenarios. Our main concentration right now is to build a large mailing list and receive feedback on our participation survey. Once we have a better idea of the level of interest and price points, we will then secure locations on a weekend that would be appropriate for the majority of our AA family members.

Please complete the Reunion Participation Survey and Member Information forms via the links attached on the left side of this page as soon as possible. All information will remain confidential and will be used exclusively for reunion communications.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Sincerely,

Your AA LA Reunion Planning Committee 

If you have any photos of yourself or coworkers on (or off) the job at AA, we would love to share them on our photo gallery.  Please scan & send your photos along with identifying information, to our email address: aalareunion@yahoo.com, or mail copies to AA LA Reunion, c/o Carole Milligan, P. O. Box 8762, Calabasas, CA 91372. We will be very happy to add your submissions to the Photo Gallery or Vintage AA pages.

 

In order to have a complete list of everyone interested in attending our reunion functions, we have created a Member Information form.  If you have not yet filled out the Member Information form, please take a moment to do so now by clicking on the link below.

 

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