Worcester to Host 65th Annual National Pan-Macedonian Association Convention 26-31 May 2011


(New York, PMA)--Preparations for the 65th Pan-Macedonian USA Annual Convention in Worcester Massachusetts are well under way. The Association extends cordial invitations to all Macedonians and Friends of Macedonia to attend. The dates are May 26-May 31, 2011, according to Convention Chair, Mrs. Rhoda Vasiliadis Mitkonis, and Supreme President, Dr. Antonios Papadopoulos.

Event organizers plan
for a Convention that includes a little of everything: fun, education and work. The City of Worcester, Massachusetts is an excellent meeting center (http://destinationworcester.com/AboutUs.aspx), as well as family vacation destination. There will be activities for everyone, young and old, and for individuals with young families. The delegates, in addition to the Convention agenda, will also enjoy various activities.

Early booking of hotel rooms is advisable, because of the many colleges and universities located in the Worcester area. Special room rates are in effect with early reservations (30 days prior to the convention).
Business meetings of the convention will be held in the Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton Alexander the Great, Worcester MA. Rooms for the delegates are available at the Hilton Garden Inn: [http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=BEDWOGI], 35 Major Taylor Boulevard, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, (tel.) 508-753-5700, $99.00 plus tax per night.

CONVENTION PROGRAM

  • Thursday May 26, 2011:

    Welcoming night and registration of the delegates at the Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton Alexander the Great –7:00 pm: Last meeting of the Pan-Macedonian Executive Council.

  • Friday May 27, 2011:

    9:00 am-5:00 pm: Business meeting, CCHAG

11:30 am: Opening ceremony, 12:30-2:00 break for lunch, CCHAG

1:00-5:00 pm: Youth Forum-Hellenic Network Business, CCHAG

Dinner on your own

8:00 pm-midnight: Reception, Worcester Art Museum--light music by Composer Liaropoulos,accompanied by
female vocalist-reception with appetizers/cocktails and dance performances by our Macedonian Dance Groups

  • Saturday May 28, 2011:

    9:00-5:00 pm: Business meeting, CCHAG

2:00-4:00 pm: Academic panel, CCHAG

6:00-7:00 pm: Banquet (7:00pm) and cocktails (6:00-7:00pm)

Dance performances by our Macedonian Youth Groups

  • Sunday May 29, 2011:

    Swearing in of the newly elected officers and Artoklasia in St. Spyridon’s Cathedral in Worcester, Mass., followed by coffee in the church hall.

2:00 pm: Greek picnic at Green Hill Golf Course. Food, music and Greek wedding performed by Lykeion Ellinidon under the auspices of Irene Savvas and dance performances by various Greek dance groups.

  • Monday May 28, 2011:

    Optional--golf (please let us know ahead of time if you would like to participate-extra cost for participating), or trip to Boston (Faneuil Hall).

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Museum of Russian Icons-Treasures from Moscow, icons of Andrey: Visit the largest collection of Russian icons in North America… http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/

Higgins Armory Museum: The only Museum in the Western Hemisphere solely dedicated to the collection of arms, armor and art. Be carried away, back to Medieval and Renaissance eras... http://www.higgins.org/

The EcoTarium Musem: The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the EcoTarium offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a thrilling multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, ride a narrow-gauge railroad, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits… http://www.ecotarium.org/

City tours, shopping as well as college and university tours will be available for the interested parties. Transportation will be provided.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, contact the Pan-Macedonian Association of the USA or visit the organization's website at the
URL http://www.panmacedonian.info/:



(Posting date 19 March 2011)

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