Dear Brother Knights, their Ladies, and guests:
The 17th International Assembly Organizing Committee of the Order of the Knights of Rizal is pleased to greet you all — our brother knights and their ladies — a very Prosperous New Year for everyone even as we are faced with a looming worldwide financial crunch.
This New Year Greetings also serves as an occasion to reiterate our announcement and invitation for the 17th KOR International Assembly scheduled in Manila and Calamba for February 20-22, 2009. We hope that you can come and participate in this biennial event.
The tentative activities for the International Assembly include:
-floral offering at the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park
-a breakfast-courtesy call with the Mayor of Manila, Sir Alfredo Lim, KGCR
-registration and opening of the International Assembly in the afternoon of first day
-a keynote address by Chief Justice Reynato Puno, KGCR
-an inspirational talk by the Chair of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED),
Sir Emmanuel Angeles, KGOR
-Rigodon de Honor by the Canadian Delegation
– fellowship and ball room dancing in the evening after Dinner
-a visit to the Rizal Shrine in Calamba City
-Lunch hosted by the Mayor Sir Joaquin Chipeco, Jr., KGCR, of Calamba City
-Summit of Leaders in the afternoon of the second day in Calamba City
-Tour of Historical and Cultural Places in Manila and nearby
-Lunch at Chinatown
We would like to know when are you coming, and how many are with you in the group, and where you are booked or billeted– so that we will have an idea.
In the meantime, for those who will be booking in the Manila Hotel, here is the contact person and number. Please mention the special rate facilitated by Sir Jose D. Lina, Jr. KGCR, President of Manila Hotel.
Ms. Louie Reyes
Senior Sales Manager
(632) 527-0011 local 1100
For those booking in other hotels nearby, the following are:
1. Sofitel Philippine Plaza
(+632) 832-6993 (direct line)
2. Bayview Park Hotel Manila
(+632) 521-0919 (direct line)
3. Pearl Manila Hotel
4. The Heritage Hotel Manila
Thank you and we shall look forward to seeing and meeting you during the Assembly.
NON OMNIS MORIAR!
(SGD) SIR ROGELIO M. QUIAMBAO, KGCR
Chair, Organizing Committee
Consultant on International Affairs
(SGD) SIR VIRGILIO R. ESGUERRA, KGCR
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