The planning committee for the 2008 International Convention of Germans from Russia will gather this weekend in Rapid City, South Dakota to continue cobbling together details for the main event next summer in Casper, Wyoming.
Co-chaired by Al Feist of GRHS and Patti Sellenrick of AHSGR, the convention planners will meet at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, November 9th, for afternoon and informal evening meetings. A full day of work is anticipated for Saturday, November 10th. Sessions will take place at the Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center -- a Best Western -- located at 2111 North LaCrosse Street (on the north side of Interstate 90 Exit 59). Here's a link to a map.
National Weather Service forecasts indicate that the weather should be pretty nice: skies will be mostly sunny both days -- highs about 60 and lows in the lower 30s.
Vera Hoff says that meetings will take place in the Badlands Room of the Ramkota. The Badlands Room is in Convention Center 1, which is easily accessed from the front (East) entrance to the hotel. For those of you who will be in Rapid City, here is the November 9-10 meeting agenda.
Shown above is a convention postcard that will be widely distributed to help promote the Casper convention, and we've updated and expanded the links located in the right-hand column of the blog site. Here's a link to the Media Advisory distributed in late October by the Casper Area Convention and Vistors Bureau.