January 20, 2024 MMC Holiday Party MUST Book Your Room by December 20, 2023
January 20, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Bob & Me and Gov & Pam Baird on our annual MMC Holiday Party.
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This year’s MMC Holiday Party will be held at:
HILTON MYSTIC HOTEL
20 Coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT 06355
Room charge is $149.00 a room plus 15 % tax for a total room charge of $171.35
17 of the 20 blocked rooms have been booked. More rooms can be added if needed, IF AVAILABLE. Blocked rooms consist of a mix of one king room or double bed rooms.
Room deposit is not required at the time of booking.
A credit card is needed to hold your reservation
Rate is good for Friday also. If you would like to extend your weekend, Sunday room rate will be cheaper and you will need to inquire at the time of booking.
Booked under: https://group.hilton.com/pumw4y
Or call reservations at (860) 572-0731s and ask for the MASS MIATA HOLIDAY DINNER room block.
ROOMS MUST BE BOOKED BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2023 BEFORE 5:00 P.M. After the cut-off date, the hotel reserves the right to release any unused portion of the room block for general sale to the public.
Book your room now, you have nothing to loose. Room Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to your arrival date.
QUIET ENJOYMENT-THE HOTEL OBSERVES QUIET HOURS BETWEEN 10:00 P.M. TO 8:00 A.M. IF ANY COMPLAINTS FROM OTHER GUESTS, YOU WILL BE GIVEN ONE VERBAL WARNING, AFTER THAT THE GUESTS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE HOTEL.
The hotel has two very nice common seating areas, one indoors and the other one is outdoors in the elements but with fireplaces.
Breakfast is not included, but there is a nice restaurant on site. You could also go to one of several local breakfast choices including the Mystic Diner, just a few minutes walk from the hotel, if you do not want to eat in the hotel restaurant.
Restaurant on site for breakfast. Saturday & Sunday breakfast 7:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M.
Hotel rooms have a coffee maker, fridge and microwave in each room. Each room has a tub/shower unit with a safety bar.
Hotel has a pool, free parking and a restaurant on site for breakfast or dinner.
Check in at 4:00 P.M. and check out is at 11:00 A.M.
Handicap rooms are available. You will need to call the hotel at (203) 572-0731 to book a room.
THE HOLIDAY PARTY WILL BE ON SATURDAY JANUARY 20, 2024. THE PARTY WILL BE A TRIBUTE TO LILLIAN ORCHARD FOR THE MANY, MANY YEARS SHE ORGANIZED THE MMC HOLIDAY PARTIES.
SHE ALWAYS LOVED A GOOD TIME!
“TROPICAL WINTER THEMED HOLIDAY PARTY”
COME DRESSED UP IN YOUR SUN HATS, FLIP FLOPS, SUNGLASSES, SHORTS AND YOUR FAVORITE COLORFUL BEACH ATTIRE. You do not have to go outside to get to the ballroom. The hotel is heated so you will not be cold.
WE WILL HAVE A TRADITIONAL YANKEE SWAP AS LILLIAN ALWAYS DID. SARAH BATES HAS VOLUNTEERED TO RUN THE YANKEE SWAP ( THANK YOU Sarah)
Saturday MMC Holiday Party:
Meet in the Cutter Ballroom from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. for our Yankee swap and cocktails. Cash bar for drinks.
Unfortunately hotel policy prohibits food and beverages from outside in the ballroom, so we will not be allowed to bring snacks or our own drinks.
Cash bar is available in the restaurant bar just outside the Cutter Ballroom. There will not be a bar tender in the cutter ballroom.
Dinner will be buffet style and served from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. We have the ballroom until 10:00 P.M. so hang around to drink, and socialize with your Miata family.
Buffet will be:
Garlic bread and bread sticks
Caesar Salad: Romaine, Parmesan Cheese, Croutons
Antipasto with Italian Cured Meats, Cheeses.
Vine Ripe Tomatoes and Flore De Latte Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Tuscan Olive Oil.
Roasted Haddock Puttanesca.
Orzo with Asparagus, Tomatoes, Mushrooms Grilled Lemon..
Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccolini.
Dessert: Tiramisu, Biscotti, and Chocolate Torte
Meal cost will be $50.00 per person which includes tax and fees.
Email me once you have booked your room, so I know you will be joining us email@example.com
Please let me know your cell number when emailing me.
Let me know if you will be arriving on Friday or Saturday.
Let me know if you booked a king room or 2 double room, so I will know quantities for future holiday parties.
PAYMENT IS DUE TO ME ONCE YOU HAVE BOOKED YOUR ROOM.
Send check made payable to Brenda Gauvin
Mail payment to Brenda Gauvin
PO BOX 104
Sutton, MA 01590
Please put your return address on the front side of your envelope. I have my mail scanned so I will know who is sending me mail.
No refunds on your food payment after JANUARY 1, 2024, AS I MUST GIVE A Head count to the hotel.
Let me know if you will be arriving on Friday or Saturday.
If arriving Friday, You could meet Bob and Me for lunch at Johnny’s Peking Tokyo for 1:00 P.M. 12 Coogan Blvd Mystic, CT 06355 Chinese and Japanese Restaurant. They do have land lover meals as well as seafood. Please let me know so I can make reservations. Check out there menu at: https://www.johnnysushibar.com
SATURDAY: YOU COULD VISIT THE AQUARIUM, VISIT THE MYSTIC VILLAGE THAT HAS A LOT OF SHOPS WHERE YOU CAN SPEND YOUR MONEY, OR JUST WALK AROUND FOR THE EXERCISE, DRIVE TO A WINERY, GO TO MYSTIC SEAPORT, VISIT USS NAUTILUS, GO ON SOME SHORT SCENIC DRIVES (BLUFF POINT STATE PARK 55 DEPOT ROAD GROTON- FREE PARKING, NICE HIKE OR WALK ALONG THE RIVER TO OCEAN VIEWS, FOXWOODS CASINO, ETC.
THIS YEAR WE WILL HAVE THE TRADITIONAL YANKEE SWAP AS LILLIAN ALWAYS DID. SARAH BATES HAS VOLUNTEERED TO RUN THE YANKEE SWAP (THANK YOU)
Yankee Swap Details
To participate bring a wrapped gift in the $15.00 to $20.00 range. Gifts can be:
• a humorous joke gift (or not)
• bizarre (or not)
• useful (or not)
• automotive (or not)
• THAT holiday present you received and wondered “what were they thinking… ”
• Use your imagination and make this the best Yankee Swap Ever! Let’s have some fun with this gang.
Participation is voluntary – it’s fun to watch even if you’re not participating, however the more the merrier! Gifts and participation can be per person or per couple. Just remember that to select a gift you must bring one. Most couples opt to have each person bring a gift so each can participate. Here’s how our Yankee Swap at the holiday party will work:
1. Each person or couple that brought a wrapped present gets to draw a number.
2. The person with #1 selects and then opens a present.
3. The person with the next highest number (2 in this case) chooses and opens a present. They then decide whether they want to keep the present they just opened or swap it for any other opened present.
4. Lather, rinse, repeat step 3 until all numbers have been used and all presents have been opened.
5. Finally, the person who drew #1 gets to swap the present they are holding for any other present.
After this, consenting adults are free to swap their present with anyone else.
Some Yankee Swap etiquette “rules”:
• people choosing their present are not allowed to fold, spindle, mutilate, or otherwise fondle the presents before choosing one.
• participants cannot hide their opened presents they want to keep. (to prevent others from swapping with them)