Monday, July 27, 2009

Warm Beach Schedule Again!

We're looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday at Warm Beach. The festivities start at 4pm. Here's the schedule again if you missed the first blog post about it:

Schedule for AAI Family Gathering 2009

ARRIVAL and REGISTRATION 4pm - 5:30 (Please do not arrive before 4pm)
· Receive information packet with schedule and maps
· Put on name tags and blue wrist bands(adults only---please wear your wristband throughout the weekend so we can identify registered participants at meals and sessions)
· Sign up for Saturday morning discussion groups or hair braiding sessions
· Sign up to do something silly or serious for the Talent Show!
· Sign up for volunteer slots (set up and clean up for various sessions, helping with Silent Auction etc.) Please have 1 adult from your party sign up to help once during the weekend)

  • 5:30pm Dinner (all meals are in Cedar Lodge—meals are served family style, you are strongly encouraged to arrive on time)

  • 6: 45pm Scavenger Hunt for kids hosted by Barb and Mike Patton (meet outside Program Center Auditorium)

  • 7:45pm Campfire (Amphitheatre)
ALL DAY---International Marketplace/ Silent Auction Bidding/Quilt Display and Raffle Ticket Sale in the Program Center Auditorium


  • 8 am Breakfast
  • 10am —11:45 Informal Hair Braiding Sessions with the Hehn and Little expert hairdressers, meet at Program Center Auditorium (feel free to bring along a model with loose hair! The girls will share their favorite products and put out a “tip” jar to help with expenses)
  • 10am – 11:15 Adult Discussion Groups (locations TBA, check at Program Center Auditorium)
    · Large Family Issues/ Adult Adopted Children (Chris Little)
    · Behavior Issues – young children (Julie Hehn)
    · Behavior Issues—Older children (Gay Knutzen)
    · HIV+ adoption (Erin Henderson)
    · AAI Humanitarian Projects Present and Future, Fundraising ideas, Family Gatherings etc. (Susan Poisson-Dollar)
    · AAI Adoption Programs (all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask) , facilitated by Merrily and other AAI Staff including Temesgen Gebraselassie, our country representative in charge of our NGO in Ethiopia. Also Ebenezer Amartefio, Head of Social Welfare in Ghana will be in attendance.
    · Ethiopia Travel-Learn and Share (Susan Holmgren)


  • 12pm Lunch
  • 1pm – 5:00 Open Swim at the Warm Beach Pool
  • 1:30pm – 3:00 Ghanaian Drummers (Performance plus an informal workshop afterward)
  • 3:30pm-4:15—Ethiopian Dance Workshop 1 (children under 10, parents too!) with Tizita Hatcher
  • 4:30pm -5:15—Ethiopian Dance Workshop 2 (children over 10, parents too!)
  • 5:30 Dinner

    7:00 PM
  • TALENT SHOW with TED RIPLEY as the Master of Ceremonies

    8:00 AM – Breakfast

    9: 30 – ECUMENICAL SERVICE (in Program Amphitheatre, led by Mike Patton)

    11:00 – CHECKOUT TIME

1 comment:

  1. So sorry we will not be able to be there! Sounds like a grand time!!!