|E&E RPCVs Reunion 2004|
|Chicago August 58 RPCV Conference
Special E & E RPCVs events
|Thursday 8/5 2 p.m.|
Special viewing of the Abyssinia Expedition Collection at the FIELD MUSEUM
This historic collection from the museum's Abyssinian Expedition of 192627 includes 113 original pencil and watercolor zoological field studies by famed ornithological painter Louis Agassiz Fuertes, the C.S. Cutting film of the expedition, and other materials.
To take the bus from the Palmer House (fare: $1.75, $.85 senior/disabled):
|Thursday 8/5 after the Field Museum program|
|Mike McCaskey, chairman of the board of the Chicago Bears football team, will take those interested on a tour of Soldier Field, the new stadium of the Bears.
The field is next to the museum.
|Thursday 8/5 8 p.m. ?|
|CASUAL GET-TOGETHER (after the Conference Opening Reception)
The balcony has been reserved for our group.
$20 per person (includes tax and tip) for hot and cold hors d'oeuvres plus two drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks)
Space limitations necessitate that the get-together be limited to 50 people.
RSVP - send your check made out to E&E RPCVs with "get-together" noted to
|Friday 8/6, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m|
|E&E RPCVs will have a table at the INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE (Booth #4) to meet and greet and gather. Clare Shea and Arthur Andersen (both Debre Marcos 6567) will be selling a variety of items to support a DM library library project, and Judy Smith (Asmara 6365) will be selling African jewelry made by girls from a shelter in Senegal.|
|Friday 8/6, 7:00 p.m.|
DINNER at the Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant
Buffet that will include at least six different meat and vegetable dishes and salad, and includes a soft drink (Coke, Diet Coke, or Sprite). Beer and wine and other drinks will be available from the cash bar. The menu will include doro wett, kye wett, ciga alecha, messir or kik wett, etc., plus injera.
Live Afro-jazz, recorded Ethiopian music, dancing possible!
R.S.V.P. Send a check for $20 per person, made out to E&E RPCVs, indicate "Dinner" on the memo line. Send to
Reservations and payment MUST be received by Monday, August 2.
To take the "EL" to the Ethiopian Diamond (fare: $1.75, $.85 senior/disabled):
|Saturday 8/7 9 a.m. 1 p.m.|
|E&E RPCVs will have a table at the INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE (Booth #4) to meet and greet and gather. Learn more about E&E RPCVs' RPCV Legacy Program. Clare Shea and Arthur Andersen (both Debre Marcos 6567) will be selling a variety of items to support a DM library library project, and Judy Smith (Asmara 6365) will be selling African jewelry made by girls from a shelter in Senegal.|
|Saturday 8/7 2 5 p.m.|
Our group will present a program including updates about Ethiopia and Eritrea and a discussion of group projects.
Speakers will include:
|Saturday 8/7 6 9:30 p.m.|
|FOUNDER'S DAY FUNDRAISING DINNER
If you would like to sit with at one of the E&E RPCVs tables, contact Marian Beil at email@example.com and make note of that fact on the back of your reservation card.
|Sunday 8/8, 8 a.m.|
|FLAG CEREMONY and CLOSING CEREMONY.
Walk behind the flag of your country for this closing event and take a turn carrying the flag.