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Veterans For Peace Conference Aug 3-7, Portland, Oregon

Chapter 72 in Portland, Oregon is working hard to craft a provocative and entertaining experience for everyone who attends this year’s convention scheduled for August 3-7, 2011.

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–>You can register Online or by printing a PDF registration form to mail in with a check.  All registered attendees will receive “a frameable souvenir broadside” featuring a Howard Zinn quotation printed on handmade Combat Paper.

–>A limited number of discounts for full convention registration are available to veteran members who are current in their national dues.  Please contact Shelly by email or call 314-725-6005 to register for the discounted rate.

–>If you haven’t already, we urge everyone who is planning to attend to RESERVE YOUR LODGING either @ the Broadway Dorms or the University Place Hotel.

–>Not able to afford hotel or dorm room costs?  Alternate homestay housing is available Contact Jenika by email or by phone (503) 232-1322. Be sure to include both your email and phone contact information in your communication.

–>And speaking of convention finances, please keep in mind that we strongly encourage chapters to assist members who need it.  A VFP member who was unable to attend this year’s convention offered $100 to assist someone else who wouldn’t be able to attend.  If you would like to make a personal donation to assist someone that wouldn’t be able to attend contact Shelly by email or by phone 314-725-6005.

–> A 25 passenger bus will be available to transport members and their guests to and from the Saturday night banquet @ The Tiffany Center.  The bus will loop around The University Place Hotel & Broadway dorms to The Tiffany Center before and after the banquet.

–> Want to be a part of the VFP Speaker’s Bureau?  Auditions will be held on Friday, Aug 5, 12:15 – 2:00 PM.  Each speaker will be given 5 minutes to expound on an appropriate VFP subject of his/her choice.  Please contact Bill Collins or call  (203) 846-1109 to schedule an audition.

–> Check the convention website to see how you can travel by Train to the Convention.  Amtrak offering 10% discount.

–> Check the convention website for updated information about speakers, entertainers, and workshops.

-> This year’s convention t-shirt will show the graphic on the convention home page — developed from a 2006 photo taken by Humboldt chapter member Don Maddox at Portland’s Peace Memorial Park.

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