October 17, 2015


Knott’s Berry Farm, Resort Hotel


0 Seats ( Total 299 Seats 10/2/15)




20th April, 2015

Dear RIT Alumni/Faculty,

We cordially invite you and your spouse (or a companion) to attend the 2015 RIT Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles, California, USA. All alumni who had attended BOC/BIT/RIT/YIT/YTU irrespective of graduation status, and faculty members are invited.

As you are aware, there had been seven grand reunion events over the past 15 years, starting with the one in San Francisco, California in the year 2000 and the latest being the golden anniversary event on the RIT campus in Yangon on 27th December 2014. The other events were held either in Singapore or in Yangon. If you had attended any of these previous events, you will be familiar with the feeling of joy and happiness at the opportunity to be with your friends you had not seen in years. We want to offer you another opportunity to see some of them again as well as some others who were unable to attend the past events.

We are trying our best to make this event enjoyable for you and your companion. You are encouraged to visit our website “” for information about this event, and to give suggestions to make the event more enjoyable for all attendees. In addition to the main event, we plan to arrange for gatherings and short trips that you and your friends will have the option to join to enjoy doing things together in smaller and more intimate groups. Southern California offers many attractions for tourists, and we will post on the website, information (and fees) for ones we are able to arrange for your participation. If you have interest in other attractions not found among our offers, please make a suggestion by visiting the “suggestions” link on the website.

We hope that you will attend the event, and request you to register early. We are pleased to announce the very kind pledge by Mr. Steeve Kay (a) U Thaung Sein (EC-70), a resident alumni of Southern California, to support the event with matching funds on your registration fees and voluntary donations, up to US$30,000 from Kay Family Foundation. Using funds received from U Thaung Sein and other generous donors, we expect to be able to arrange a second opportunity that we will announce later, for all interested attendees to gather again on the day after the event for more fun and enjoyment.

RIT Alumni in California, USA


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Register now with Paypal ( ) / $100.00 per attendee (Fee waiver for two attendees for donors of US$1,000 or more)

  1. Please register by contacting an area representative if possible. Online registration is for those who cannot register through a representative.
  2. If you can mail a US bank check payable in US$, write check for registration fee payable to “2015 RIT Alumni Reunion”, and mail to Thura Zin, 19315 Dunbrooke Avenue, Carson, CA 90746. If paid by check, registration will be effective only after check is cleared.
  3. Alternatively, Please pay registration fee and donations using “Paypal”.
  4. Please make sure you fill in menu selection for the dinner at the main event.
  5. Only Alumni and spouse (or one companion) may register. **At the Organization Committee Meeting on 8/30/15, Decision was made to allow attendee alumni from Out-of-town to register for up to TWO additional persons whom they stay with for the event night, and they have to rely on these persons for transportation to the event venue. This also applies to local Attendees who need someone to drive them to the event venue due to health or age reasons.

Following decisions were made by Organizing Committee at the meeting on July 12.

  1. Due to less than anticipated registrations received so far, and having to start installment payments to Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel based on number of attendees, the maximum number of attendees for acceptance will be reduced from 500 to 350.
  1. To provide an incentive to early registration, registration fee will increase from $80 to $100 per attendee starting on 09/18/2015.
  1. In order to enable providing the guaranteed number of attendees to Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel per the contract required date, the last date for acceptance of registrations is announced as September 30, 2015.
  1. No on-site registrations will be allowed.
  2. Please fill the Reg; form with Dinner entree menu selection Chicken/Fish AND Choice of sport shirt style (M/Ladies) and size (S/M/L/XL)
The Organizing committee for 2015 RIT Alumni Reunion is pleased to announce the decision to accept additional registrations until 10/12/15, up to 27 more attendees.
Following conditions apply to all attendees who register after 10/01/2015:
1. Registrations are accepted for Alumni and a companion, and Alumni’s children under 12.
2. Registration Fee will be $100/adult and $50/child.
3. Gifts (only for adults) will be on “if and when available” basis. (We will make attempts to order. New attendees will not receive gift items that are no longer available. If availability is after the event, attendee is responsible for delivery.)
4. There will be no chance for requesting preferred seating assignments.

Sponsor Sayas / Inform us about your sponsorship.

We encourage individuals or groups to sponsor sayas/sayamas to attend. If interested please contact saya(ma) you want to sponsor directly and make arrangements to register for them, for their transportation to and accommodation in Los Angeles.

After registering for your sponsored Saya(ma), please click “here” to inform us about your sponsorship.

Announcement of Pre-arranged Bus Tour / For Event Attendees and family/friends

The Organizing Committee is arranging the following tour for the benefit of reunion event attendees from outside of California. A dedicated bus for our group will be arranged if we get enough people interested.
The tour consists of a 3 day, 2 night bus journey to visit Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Las Vegas. It will start in Los Angeles on the morning of 19 October and will arrive back in Los Angeles on the evening of 21 October. Tourists pay for their own meals for all 3 days.

More Info….

Hotels near Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel / (3 star hotels)

Reunion event will be held at Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, 7675 Crescent Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620, (714) 243-2029
Rate: $ 149/night + tax if you book before September 16th, 2015,
$ 209/night + tax if you book on September 16th, 2015 and after 3 star hotel, Check-in: 4 pm, Check-out: 12 Noon, Breakfast not included Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your reservation for no charge until 1 day before arrival.

More Info….


12777 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, California  90066, USA
(No Alcoholic Drinks Allowed on Premises)
Location is about 1/2 hour drive from LAX Airport
10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Provide attendees of 2015 RIT Alumni Reunion event a second chance to be together in an informal setting.
Friends and Family members are also welcome
Pay homage to Sayas/Sayamas (Voluntary and by individual arrangements)
Lunch (Buffet Burmese style lunch)
Entertainment (Sound system provided for SINGING, STORIES, JOKES, MESSAGES, etc.)
Catch up with friends

VISA Application Help / email from US Consular

1. For US Visa Application at the US Consulate in Yangon, the consular office had instructed that the visa applicant for attending the reunion include a copy of the letter to US Consular from the Organizing Committee of the 2015 RIT Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles (Click “PDF Version Download” button) among documents to be submitted one week prior to the visa interview.
2. If applicant needs any other help from us, please submit a message describing the assistance needed in the memo box below. Be sure to provide your email address to receive response.

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INFORMATION ON 2015 RIT ALUMNI REUNION EVENT MAIN EVENT (FORMAL DRESS CODE) Date: 10/17/2015, Saturday Registration and Reception starts at 4:00 p.m. Main Event – 6:00 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. VENUE: Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel              7675 Crescent Avenue, Buena Park, CA

Accept additional registrations!

The Organizing committee for 2015 RIT Alumni Reunion is pleased to announce the decision to accept additional registrations until 10/12/15, up to 27 more attendees. Following conditions apply to all attendees who register after 10/01/2015: 1. Registrations are accepted for Alumni and

Total Attendees ( 10/2/2015)

Alumni Guest Children Unknown 4 1 0 Staff 3 3 0 1955’s 1 1 0 1956’s 0 0 0 1957’s 0 0 0 1958’s 2 1 0 1959’s 3 2 0 1960’s 5 4 0 1961’s 0 0 0 1962’s 5 2

Event Location

Knott’s Berry Farm, Resort Hotel
7675 Crescent Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620
+1 (714) 995-1111

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