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GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS 

MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION CONFERENCE 

Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania 

OFFICIAL CALL 

2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

“TRISH” RODRIGUEZ, PRESIDENT 

 ENRICHING LIVES 

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STEP BY STEP 

 Welcome to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a countryside steeped in history, art, creativity, fun and Pennsylvania Dutch Country hospitality! 

You are invited to join your Federation sisters at the Annual Meeting at the Middle Atlantic Region to be held at: 

Best Western 

Eden Resorts & Suites 

222 Eden Road 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

 

GFWC MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION CONFERENCE 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012 

PRELIMINARY AGENDA 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 (Pre-Conference Tours) 

11:00 a.m.                        Lunch at Isaacs 

1:00 p.m.                         Strasburg Train Ride and Railroad 

5:30 p.m.                          Dine at the Fireside Tavern 

Thursday, October 4, 2012 (Pre-Conference) – (choice of two tours)                                            

9:00 a.m.                           Amish Experience 

10:00 a.m.                         Kitchen Kettle – Carriage Ride 

2:00 – 6:00 p.m.                Registration 

3:30 p.m.                           Sight and Sound – Jonah and the Whale 

7:30 p.m.                           Dine at the Greenfield Inn 

By appointment only         Day at the Spa           

Friday, October 5, 2012 

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.         Registration 

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.         Vendors 

9:00 a.m.                            GFWC MAR Board Breakfast Meeting 

9:30 a.m.                            Landis Valley Village and Museum 

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.       GFWC MAR Board Luncheon 

10:00 a.m.                          Wheatland – James Buchanan’s Home – Tour or National Watch and Clock Museum/Turkey Hill Experience/Lunch 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.         Outlet Shopping  

4:00p.m.                             Membership Workshop 

6:00 p.m.                            GFWC MAR Reception (cash bar) 

6:45 p.m.                            New Jersey Processional Forms 

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.         New Jersey Step Forward Banquet 

10:00 p.m.                          Reception 

Saturday, October 6, 2012 

7:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m.           Registration 

7:45 – 8:45 a.m.                 2012 – 2014 Region Officers Meeting – with GFWC International President 

7:45 – 8:45 a.m.                 2014 – 2016 Region Officers Meeting –with GFWC President-elect 

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.         Vendors 

9:00 – 11:15 a.m.               Business Meeting 

                                           Interactive Platform Workshops:  

                                           Communications/Public Relations/Membership/Leadership                                                                                                               

                                           Junior’s Special Project: Advocates for Children 

                                           Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention: GFWC Signature Project 

10:00 a.m.                          Tours for Boosters and Guests only 

12 – 1:00 p.m.                    Delaware and New York Step Forward Luncheon 

1:15 – 5:00 p.m.                 Business Meeting 

                                           2012 LEADS Graduates Reports (4 states) 

                                           Junior Club Reports 

                                           GFWC Workshop 

                                           Heart Health Workshop 

                                           Fundraising Workshop 

                                           Breakout Meetings for State and Club Officers 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.                 Registration                                                                                                               

6:00 p.m.                            Gather and Greet – State Photos 

6:45 p.m.                            Processional Formation 

7 – 9:00 p.m.                      Pennsylvania State Night Banquet 

                                           Invitation to the 2013 Region Conference 

                                           Junior Pledge and Collect for Club Women 

                                           Let There Be Peace on Earth 

                                           Adjournment 

10:30 p.m.                          Fun Night Receptions 

Sunday, October 7, 2012 

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.               LEADS Reunion Breakfast – Candace Edwards 

                                           Welcome                                                                                                                                             

                                           Invocation 

                                           Closing 

                                           Adjournment       

THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION CONFERENCE 

Wednesday, October 3 – Sunday, October 7, 2012 

Best Western 

Eden Resort & Suites 

222 Eden Road 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 

Contemporary guest rooms and suites nestled in the heart of Lancaster County.  This hotel is centrally located near area attractions, outlet shopping and the cultural hub of this historic region. 

 HOTEL RESERVATIONS 

Conference sleeping room rate is available from Tuesday, October 2 through Saturday, October 6, 2012.  Standard rooms/$139.95 per night plus 11% tax, Suites/$169.95 per night plus 11% tax (standard rooms and suite rates based on 2 people per room, $10.00 per each additional person).  Reservations may be made by calling 717-569-6444 or by e-mail:www.EdenResort.com – Group ID: GFWC Mid Atlantic. 

Room Reservation Deadline is Sunday, September 2, 2012

 

APPROPRIATE ATTIRE:  Tours “casual” perhaps GFWC emblem - wear 

                                                 Conference “business casual” 

                                                 Friday and Saturday Night Banquets “dressy” 

“STEP AWAY FROM ABUSE” – Each person attending the Middle Atlantic Region Conference is asked to bring one pair or either women’s or children’s socks to be placed in a basket near the registration table and donated at the end of the conference to a local domestic violence shelter.

                                            GFWC – MAR TOURS October 3-6 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 

aRailroad Experience with Lunch Included!!                          Cost $40.00

Enjoy lunch at Isaacs Restaurant. Experience the awe-inspiring power of trains as you ride through the Pennsylvania Dutch Countryside on the Strasburg Railroad. Visit the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, home to a world –class collection of a 100 historic locomotives and vintage railroad cars on a guided tour.  Dinner – Fireside Tavern- at additional expense  

Thursday, October 4, 2012                                                                                                                               “A Day at the SPA –Bernard’s at Brighton –20% discount, Hours 8 AM -8 PM; Telephone 717-581-0903 for an appointment. 

 Choose a tour with lunch included!!                                                                                                                  An Amish Experience including lunch at the Kling Restaurant min. 14 per group        Cost: $47.00                                                                                                    A three hour tour, which includes Guided Tours of a Heritage Site Amish Homestead, a One-Room School, a theater show, and a guided van tour of the Amish Countryside; then enjoy lunch.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kitchen Kettle Shopping, Carriage Ride, and lunch at the Kling Restaurant included.   Cost: $32.00                              Enjoy an hour long Horse-drawn Carriage Ride through the Pennsylvania Dutch Countryside.  After enjoying a delicious lunch, see the Lancaster County’s treats made before your eyes as  you visit the 42 specialty shops in this Village.  

Sight and Sound Theater – Jonah and the Whale                                                                Cost: $50.00                                                                          Go back in time and set sail on an exhilarating journey as one of the Bible’s most colorful prophets, Jonah, comes to life before your eyes. This massive production features breathtaking effects. This musical intertwines powerful themes of love, mercy, obedience and second chances.  Dinner- The Green Field Inn – at additional expense 

Friday, October 5, 2012        Choose a tour!!                                                                                                                                        Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum                                                                             Cost:  $18.00                                                                                       An authentic 1700-1900 Living History Village preserving and demonstrating early Amish, Mennonite, and German culture. This two and one/half hour tour includes craftsmen demonstrating their trades, a horse-drawn wagon ride, and a food tasting at the 1856 Hotel.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wheatland Wheatland- Home of James Buchanan our 15th United States President.                       Cost:  $11.00                                          Delight in the hour guided tour of the President’s Federal-style mansion as you explore the rooms and stairwells where political and personal stories and secrets intersect. Original furnishings and personal items help tell the story of James Buchanan.   After touring the above places and lunch on your own, Go Outlet shopping!                                                                                              The National Watch and Clock Museum / Turkey Hill Experience with Lunch                  Cost: $24.00                  Experience a fun and fascinating trip into the world of timekeeping with the treasures of time ranging from early sundials to modern marvels.  After lunch at Turkey Hill, have fun exploring the many hands-on interactive exhibits, enjoy ice tea and ice cream samples and learn the history of the Turkey Hill. Self guided tours. 

 Golf – Overlook Golf Course Telephone 717-569-9551 for daily tee times. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012 For GUESTS and BOOSTERS ONLY                                          

The National Watch and Clock Museum                                      Cost $ 8.00   

Turkey Hill Experience                                                               Cost $12.00

Wheatland - Home of James Buchanan                                       Cost $11.00