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Rendez Vous 2022

October 21 - October 23

             West Coast

    Citroën Rendez Vous 2022

 

THE VENUE

After considering venues all the way from Pacific Grove east through Salinas and San Juan Bautista, we are pleased to announce that we settled on Sonora.

In the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills and at the very heart of California’s “Gold Country”, the town is named after the miners from Sonora Mexico who settled the City in 1848. Known as the “Queen of the Southern Mines”, Sonora still holds on to its historic downtown charm while thriving as the commercial, government and cultural center for the region.

Our home base for the weekend will be the Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel. Rooms include a full breakfast, WiFi, and access to the on-site pool. Our group rate is $144/night and they’ve agreed to offer that rate for 30 rooms. After that it is market rate, which is usually about $165/night.

Click here to register for Rendez Vous Twenty Two!

IMPORTANT: in addition to registering for the Rendez Vous, you MUST separately make a hotel booking at this link:

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.05408.html?groupId=3X5TE0C1

THE PROGRAMME

On Friday night we will welcome people at the registration area. You’re encouraged to join us for a casual, prepare-your-own dinner on the hotel BBQ, or drop by for drinks before exploring dinner options in town. We will send more information about that as the date approaches.

On Saturday morning we’ll head out on a scenic drive through incredibly beautiful foothills. Our endpoint will be the home of longtime SFRCCC members Susan and Peter Kendall. There we will enjoy included soft drinks and whichever of these boxed lunches you’ve selected at registration:

Thanksgiving

Roasted Turkey, spiced cranberry sauce, mayo, lettuce, on “stuffing” bread.

OR

Roast Beef

Roasted and sliced tri-tip, horseradish cream cheese spread, caramelized onions, lettuce, on a ciabatta roll.

OR

Veggie

Sautéed onions, peppers, and mushrooms, with alfalfa sprouts, tomato, cucumber, Provolone cheese, fresh hummus, on sliced multi-grain bread.

Over lunch, hang out and chat amongst the cars, and take in a technical session or two under the lift in Peter’s dream garage.

The Kendalls live just 10 minutes away from both downtown Sonora and the hotel, so Saturday afternoon you can either dip into a museum in town, or dip into the hotel’s pool. Your choice!

From 6pm on Saturday we will enjoy finger food and beverages in advance of a 7pm plated dinner at the hotel’s Oak Glen room. You’ll start with an appetizer and whichever of these options you selected at registration:

Grilled Moroccan Chicken Supreme w/ Black Currant-Tomato Chutney, Preserved Lemon Rice Pilaf,

Braised Brussels Sprouts w/ Creamy Sriracha & Shaved Asiago

OR

Grilled Ahi Tuna Steak w/ Mango Salsa, Coconut Rice,

Broccoli, Onion, Red Pepper, Summer Squash Stir-fry

OR

Wild Mushroom Ragout on Creamy Coconut Polenta w/ Parsnips, Chick Peas & Miso

Broccoli, Onion, Red Pepper, Summer Squash Stir-fry

Your three-course dinner INCLUDES all soft drinks, wine, beer, and coffee.

During dinner on Saturday night we will enjoy some very special entertainment and an awards programme.

While there are no planned events on Sunday, we’ll be sending you more information about local sights and driving routes that you can explore individually.

CHANGES TO COSTS and new GLUTEN FREE/SPECIAL DIET OPTION

We thought long and hard about how to share the costs of this event more fairly. So, this year we are replacing the per-PARTY registration fee with a much lower per-ADULT fee of $25. This means that everyone will end up paying the same amount instead of couples essentially paying half as much as a single person.

We’ve also changed the price of dinner. The caterer is charging us $65/plate, but after adding taxes, tips, beverages, and facility charges, that $65 dinner ends up costing the better part of $100/person. The gap between what we collect and what we spend is covered by the hosting Club. With a hundred attendees, even a $5/person shortfall translates into a $500 expense. So, the price of dinner is $65 per attendee, and on the online registration form there’s a place where you can chip in a little extra to cover the shortfall, if you are so inclined. But, no pressure to do so.

Also new this year: there are delicious gluten-free and special diet options for both the boxed lunch and the plated dinner. Just use the checkbox on the registration form and we will get in touch with you to sort out the details.

Register now!  Registration goes from $25 to $35 per person on September 1.

Click here to register for Rendez Vous Twenty Two!

Details

Start:
October 21
End:
October 23

Venue

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center
19551 Hess Avenue
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Phone:
(209) 533-4400
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