Monday, March 31, 2008

Planners to gather April 4-5

In less than four months, German-Russians from across the country -- even from across the sea -- will converge on Casper, Wyoming for the International Convention of Germans from Russia. As many as 1,000 attendees may attend the July 28-August 3 gathering.

This year, members of both the Germans from Russia Heritage Society and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia will meet in a joint convention.

Understandably, the event requires considerable planning, and that's just what a large group of representatives from both societies will be doing this weekend (April 4-5) at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Casper. That'll also be the site for the grand event this summer. Chaired by AHSGR's Patti Sellenrick and GRHS's Al Feist, the convention planning committee is set to put the finishing touches on plans that have been underway for more than a year. The committee will have a
full agenda.

We expect a blitz of activities in the next few weeks, following many decisions that will be finalized at this planning session.

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