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Memorial Day Weekend Conference 2009

Location Spokane, WA


Dear Colleagues,

As the conference quickly approaches, we look forward to seeing as many as you as possible! Join us for a weekend to re-connect with fellow colleagues, meet new people and hear our delightful Keynote speaker Moses Pulei guide us through the theme of "Shifting Ground, Solid Ground". Our conference theme will highlight some of the major trends/shifts during the last ten years and their implications as we head into the next decade of figuring out how to live the art and science of global citizenship and ‘service as a way of life'.

The Krista Foundation will cover Krista Colleague travel/room/board for three conferences. We will also cover spouse/fiancé room and board 3 times as well (we can sometimes help with travel).

Been to more than 3? (If you aren't sure, e-mail me!) We'd still LOVE you to come & help mentor, network and encourage others on their service journey! Clearwater Lodge kindly offers an ‘at cost' rate for returning Colleague families.

Conference Schedule:

*NEWish* Friday, 22nd: Since the majority of returning colleagues generally end up coming in Friday evening we are very excited to create a fun and informal time to reconnect up at Clearwater Lodge.
7-11pm: Returned Colleagues arrive at Clearwater Lodge (food, games, general fun)
New (2009) Colleagues at Hearth Friday - Sat AM.

Saturday, 23rd:
8-8:45 Lodge check in for Saturday arrivals
9:00am Opening session: Special Colleague working session
11:00am 2009 Colleagues arrive

Sunday, 24th: Open Day - guests welcome ($30.00 for the day - two meals)

Monday, 25th:
9-11:30am Morning Session/Workshop
11:30-12:30 Clean up/Departure


Driving Directions

Friday May 22nd between 5-9:30pm - we will transport you to Clearwater Lodge. Flights arriving after 10pm - we will house you in Spokane and head up early Saturday.
Monday, May 25th, No earlier than 2:30pm

Arrival: You are welcome to come up to Clearwater Lodge Friday evening, arriving 7-11pm(there will munchies, but no meals that evening), or come in early Saturday morning.
Conference concludes at 11:30am - you are welcome to return to the Hearth and wait out the traffic or stay the night. Critical: If you must leave prior to 11:00am, please let us know as transportation is carefully scheduled with airport runs and other carpools.
**IF you are driving, even if KF is not reimbursing you, PLEASE let us know your schedule as well as possible space in your car to help with transporting people during the conference!**


Important Info

For The Krista Foundation to purchase your flight (if not already done):
1. Research a flight that fits within our time frame and which airport works best.
2. Email a copy of the before itinerary to then we will purchase on KF Card.
3. Provide your name as it appears on your ID.
4. Email more than one option if cost and/or timing seem less than ideal.
Helpful tip: If possible (and reasonably competitive) please fly AK as we get miles on our card to help bring in more Colleagues. You can HOLD an AK itinerary & email it to us for booking.

Room/Board at Clearwater Lodge:
Colleagues: First 3 Conferences FREE (and your 10-year reunion)
Spouse/Fiancé: First 3 Room/Board covered, check in with us on sharing travel costs.
Colleagues and Spouse/Fiancé (4 and up): $75.00
Non-Colleagues (double occupancy): $181 (Kids under 7 FREE)
Non-Colleagues (3 or more): $155
Sunday Guest: $30.00 w/brunch & dinner
Note to Parents w/children - please RSVP early as we are trying to offer the option of either a private room or shared w/another parenst/child. We are also working on extra hands for child care during main workshops/sessions.


Tags Integrating Service As A Way Of Life, Global Citizenship, Post-Service Term Reflections, Preparing To Serve, Community