Sign up for Friends of Nigeria (FON) Annual Celebration
- Invitation for All to Register for
FON Annual Celebration/Reunion/Meeting
Friday Aug. 10 through Sunday Aug. 12
FRIDAY, AUG. 10
8 TO 10 P.M.
Informal, no host reception at a popular downtown San Francisco
restaurant/pub to be announced
SATURDAY, AUG. 11
9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Join long-time Bay Area resident Bud Abbott, Nigeria 19, at the
Fishermens Wharf terminus of the Powell Street Cable Car for a walk
along the Bay pedestrian route toward the Golden Gate Bridge. Bud is
biologist who is running a habitat restoration project on the Bay. Stop
for lunch at a deli enroute to our meeting site at Fort Mason.
(Contact Bud at abbco@... for details.)
12:30 P.M. TO 10 P.M.
Reunion and gathering at the Firehouse
at Fort Mason on San Francisco Bay
Afternoon BOOK SALE, organized by Karen Keefer, Nigeria 26 (66-68).
This collection includes works by Nigerian authors, as well RPCVs. Some
new copies, some old and some autographed by people whose names you
recognize. Proceeds will benefit FON.
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - Guest speaker/panel An update on Nigeria and
the world from a U.S.-Africa perspective. Hosted by Father Edward
Inyanwachi, a Ph.D candidate at the University of San Francisco
3:45 to 5:00 p.m. Entertainment
Charlene Baldwin, Nigeria 24, and her son, who was born while she was in
Peace Corps service in Lalupon from 1966 to 1968, will give us a look at
her Nigerian hometown through the years. Charlene has returned to Nigeria
regularly for 40 years and her presentation will depict the changes she
saw over time.
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wine tasting/reception. The wine tasting will be
moderated by FON member Norm Gary, Nigeria 01, as well as a casual
wine/beer/soft drink bar on the patio. View Alcatraz, the Golden Gate
Bridge and more. No host.
6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dinner Buffet. Dinner is included in registration,
but youre welcome to bring a favorite dish. Well also have available
premium wines (and also a familiar drink from Nigeria) and desserts from
a major San Francisco bakery.
$60 contribution per person covers facility, dinner, a beautiful day with
a beautiful view and surprises. Any net proceeds benefit FONs VSO
Support Program. Public transportation is available and parking is
relatively easy, often at no cost on the street, near the Firehouse.
SUNDAY, AUG. 12
A Tour of Californias Other Wine Country
Join Norm Gary, Nigeria 01, currently a California wine consultant who is
familiar with various California wine producing areas. Well travel by
bus to a selection of Santa Cruz Mountain wineries just south of San
Francisco. The wines of this lesser known region are comparable to the
far more crowded and commercialized Napa and Sonoma valleys. The bus will
enable everyone to partake of the wine guilt free with no need to drive.
We may return to San Francisco via the strikingly gorgeous San Mateo
Coast. Rates will be approximately $100 to $120 per person. Please sign
up now to request a reservation with a $75 deposit.
We have negotiated special rates at the Beresford Hotel on Sutter Street
in San Francisco. Its about a 45-minute scenic walk from the meeting
site, or a short easy cab ride or more adventurous bus ride away. Contact
the Beresford at 800-533-6533, 415-673-9900 or, www.beresford.com.
Explain you are with FON or the Nigeria group for special rates ($95-105)
through July 10. The rates are available for stays beyond the weekend,
but extended discount rates must be booked through the hotels direct
(415) number, not toll free number (800).
Please sign up as early as possible to help us plan the best event
Name:____________________ No. of persons and
FON member: ___Yes, ___No, but I want information on joining (someone
will get back to you). __No thanks.
FON affiliation: RPCV? ___Yes, group no., ___ Other____________________
___Im coming to the Aug. 11 event. Enclosed is $60 per person.
___Im interested in the wine tour. Enclosed is my deposit of $75 per
person, refundable before July 1.
___ Im not sure about the wine tour. Put my name down and
Ill let you know if Im interested if there is still space.
Please send your reservation to:
Maureen Osen (08/63-65)
1413 Belleville Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Please make checks payable to: Friends of Nigeria
For further information, contact Maureen at the above address or
fonsfmeeting@..., or 408-530-8472.
MEETING DETAILS WILL BE UPDATED ON THE FON WEBSITE:
www.friendsofnigeria.org, or join a discussion at the FONmembers
GoogleGroup site http://groups.google.com/group/FONmembers
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