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"What Happens in Kariba, Stays in Kariba"

2009 Annual Rhodesian Reunion, LAS VEGAS!

October 9 – 11


 RHODIES and ZIMBOS who are planning to attend this year’s Rhodesian Association Annual Reunion are in for a fun time in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Las Vegas!  The RA has been organizing a great weekend and hopes to have the largest attendance ever.  October 9th to 11th will be a weekend when the good old days in a country that was well loved by so many, are remembered.  

This year's theme is 'Kariba in the Desert'.  The Alexis Park Resort in Las Vegas is the venue; it's reminiscent of the laid back yet comfortable resorts of Lake Kariba.  So let's relive those days, beneath the hot African sun beating down from above, the clear blue skies and the smell of the good earth.  Share the memories of fishing on the lake for bream or trying to catch the biggest Tiger Fish ever.  Remember the houseboats floating so peacefully, providing the perfect setting for that sundowner while watching the most beautiful sunsets known to man.  

Now, being that the reunion is in Las Vegas, it's only apt to borrow it's now famous logo,
"What Happens in Kariba, Stays in Kariba"
                                            (This will be on the t-shirts)

If you haven't done so already, make your reservations by calling the resort at (800) 582-2228
The deadline to book the resort suite at the Alexis Park is September 9, 2009
The group block
RHODESIAN ASSOCIATION rate will be released after that date.

Suite Rates for both Friday and Saturday nights are as follows:

Plan Type:  Monarch Suite (Queen, Double-Double, King)
                                        with 2 complimentary breakfast coupons per day, per suite         $ 59.00

Plan Type:  Crown Suite (Loft)
                                        with 2 complimentary breakfast coupons per day, per suite         $109.00

Plan Type:  Majestic Suite (Superking)
                                        with 2 complimentary breakfast coupons per day, per suite         $159.00

Plan Type:  Regal Suite (2 bedroom)
                                        with 2 complimentary breakfast coupons per day, per suite         $209.00

You may also visit the resorts website for more detailed information,
The Alexis Park Resort Hotel is the premiere all suite non gaming resort in Las Vegas.

Please note that David Vining, a fellow Rhodie who resides in the Las Vegas area is offering free rides from the airport to the hotel.  Please email him at

FLAT DOG FRIDAY – Friday, October 9 at 7:00pm around the ALEXIS POOL AREA
(if you don't know what that means you'll find out that evening)
- Check in at the Registration Table, pick up your name tag
- Meet and greet and socialize around the pool.  Look for old friends and catch up and make new ones too.  You never know who you might run into, an old school chum or a fellow troopie!
- Enjoy sundowners by the pool, cash bar available
- Boerevors and rolls and salad will be served to accompany that sundowner, $15.00 per person and children under 12 are free.  See registration form for orders.
- Pre-ordered Reunion t-shirts will be available for pick up.   

SATURDAY the 10th

Enjoy your complimentary breakfast if you are staying at the Alexis.  You will be advised of other activities later but the Alexis Park offers a leisurely atmosphere to be enjoyed.  There is the beautiful pool area for those who love to swim and bask in the sun. And for sport enthusiasts the bar is a great place to relax with a drink while watching a sporting event.

For guests who wish to visit the casinos, the Strip is only minutes away.

For guests who would like to golf, please email Peter Cary at petercary@gmail.com and he will provide the details.

There will also be a Rhodesian Association Board meeting (EVERYONE welcome to attend) in the morning; time and place to be announced later.

                                     SATURDAY EVENING EVENT

                                 AN EVENING AT CARRIBEA BAY
                                               A dinner dance
                                                    in the 
                                           NYAMINYAMI ROOM 
                                   aka the Athena Banquet Room

                  (Nyaminyami is a legendary Water God of the Zambezi River)

                                         from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
                                               October 10, 2009

There will also be a feature speaker/entertainer for the evening, to be announced later.  A DJ will provide music to dance to and sing along to, Rhodie style.  So bring your dancing shoes!

The Rhodesian Association will hold its annual auction, this year it will be a Silent Auction.  This is to raise funds for the Zimbabwean pensioners living in dire straits.  We are requesting auction item donations, e.g. Rhodesian memorabilia, food, beauty treatments, gift certificates, jewelry or other new or never used items.  Please email details to Alan Roodt hawaiianfan@cs.com.

This will be a 70's themed evening so dig out those Safari suits and cocktail dresses or other attire you may have preserved from that era.  


                                                                  A  TONGA BUFFET
                                                                  with a Latin touch!

- Kariba Weed Salad with vinaigrette dressing
- Marinated pepper and meillie salad tossed with hearts of palm
- Fresh sliced fruits
- Cerviche served with fresh tortilla chips
- Tabouleh salad
- Zambezi chicken
- Grilled Kariba Breem aka salmon topped with spiced seasonal fruit salsa
- Warthog stew
- Fire-roasted vegetable medley
- Pinto beans
- Desserts - fruit tartlets, warm cherry cobbler, chocolate fudge cake and     rice pudding
- Freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, Tanganda tea and iced tea

Price per person $70.00, children under 12 are free.  See registration form for orders.

There will be a cash bar available throughout the evening.

We have tried our best to make the events as affordable as possible and hope to see a great turn out at this years reunion despite the worldwide economic situation.

SUNDAY the 11th

Enjoy your complimentary breakfast if you are staying at the Alexis.  A Sunday Brunch is also available.  Please inquire at the resort for details.

We will say our farewells and adieux and hopefully part as life long friends, who endeavor to keep the 'Spirit Alive' of a time and place found only in our memories.

Request a Registration Form


#$30.00# per year per family (includes all family members still living at home.)