This is FON's annual meeting held in conjunction with the Peace Corps Connect meeting of the NPCA. The Peace Corps Connect (PCC) meeting will be held in Shawnee on Delaware August 23 - 25. The facilities and accommodations in Shawnee are inadequate, so we are holding our meeting at the Water Gap Country Club, 288 Mountain Rd, Delaware Water Gap, PA.
The theme of this year's PCC meeting is "The Health and Wellbeing of Our Global Community". The theme for our meeting is "Women's Empowerment". The PCC meeting has no specific activities or meetings scheduled for Thursday, August 23, so attending the FON meeting will not cause you to miss anything of significance.
The organizing committee is still arranging speakers, and we anticipate a showing of a Danish film in English on the Biafran Airlift called Jesus Christ Airlines. The speakers include Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo, Professor Gloria Chuku, and Alan Frishman.
FON has negotiated a special rate of $109 per night plus tax at the Water Gap Country Club (WGCC), which is also a hotel. Reserve your room at the WGCC by calling 570 476-4653 and ask for Jill. There are only 23 guest rooms in WGCC, so do sign up early.
Because there are only 23 rooms available at the WGCC, we have also arranged a block of rooms at the Staybridge Suites, 561 Independence Rd, East Stroudsburg, at a group rate of $89.99. This hotel is just 3.2 miles or 7 minutes driving from the WGCC. Reserve your room by calling 570 420-2828 and ask for the Friends of Nigeria room block on or before July 22, 2018. After 7/22, you can still book a room, but you will not get the preferred rate. That rate applies to Wednesday and Thursday, 8/22 + 8/23. That weekend there is a wedding scheduled so there are fewer rooms available and the rate for Friday night, 8/24, is $159.99(!).
The local area does not have any Nigerian restaurants or Nigerian caterers, so we are scrambling to arrange some sort of ethnic meal. We may get a Nigerian caterer from Harrisburg or we may fall back upon local Jamaican restaurants, which include Daphne's Caribbean Cuisine in East Stroudsburg.
If you want to see who else is registered, click on the blue link just to the right of the Registered label on the left-hand side. It says # registrants. Just below Location Water Gap Country Club...