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Diasporian News Mon, 28 Mar 2005

2005 CEANA Convention

The Volta Club, Inc., and the Council of Ewe Associations of North America (CEANA), a powerhouse organization of Ewes in Canada and USA cordially invites Ghanaians around the world to join the 2005 Annual CEANA Convention activities in the Washington Metro Area during the Labor Day weekend.


CONVENTION THEME:


The theme for the convention is INVESTMENT AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC


DEVELOPMENT: CRITICAL ISSUES ACROSS EWELAND


HOTEL INFORMATION:


The Convention activities and lodging will be at the following hotel.


Hilton McLean Tysons Corner


7920 Jones Branch Drive


McLean, VA 22102


Hotel Room Rates:


$59.00 per night-Single or Double occupancy without breakfast (code-


CEA)or $69.00 per night-Single or Double occupancy with breakfast(code-CNW)


For Reservations:

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Please call: 1-800-Hiltons (1-800-445-8667) and mention that you are booking room


under the Council of Ewe Associations of North America (CEANA).


Reservation Deadline:


Reservations must be made by August 8, 2005 and must be confirmed


with a major Credit Card to guarantee the above rates.


Important Note:


There are two (2) different codes available for your reservation.


Select your preferred code from below and mention this when making


your reservations.


1)CEA is the code for rate without breakfast


2)CNW is the code for rate with breakfast


Visit the hotel website and take a tour to see for yourself what


they have to offer. www.mclean.hilton.com or

http://www.mclean.hilton.com/


Please avoid booking more sleeping rooms than you will need as the


hotel will charge you for at least one night rate for rooms reserved


and not used and not canceled by the August 8, 2005 reservation


deadline date.


AIRPORTS:


There are two airports which are conveniently located about 14 miles


away from the Convention Hotel. The airports are the Washington


Dulles International Airport (IAD) and the Reagan National (DCA)


Airport. Groups and individuals who are planning to attend the 2005


CEANA Convention are advised to use the Washington Dulles


International Airport (IAD).


The Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is about sixty

(60)miles away from the Convention Hotel site.


CONVENTION PROGRAMS:


The Convention activities will begin on Friday, September 2, 2005


and end on Sunday, September 4, 2005.


1) Friday - Meeting of the Executive Council (Secretariat) and


Delegates from member organizations known as the Council of


Representatives(COR).


2) Saturday (Daytime) - The General Membership meeting is open to


All Convention attendees, individuals from member organizations,


delegates and the CEANA Secretariat. There will be an afternoon


Luncheon, featuring the special guest speakers.


3) Saturday (Evening) - An evening of Dinner Dance/Banquet in an


atmosphere of pomp, and cultural performances. There will be special

prizes presented during the banquet event!


4) Sunday - An all-day picnic with durbar, featuring cultural


dances, variety of delicious ethnic cuisines, various games and lots


of other forms of entertainment.


This year's Convention will be a blast! There will be luxury


accommodation and feeding for all. You must call early to reserve


your hotel rooms at the affordable rates above.


For further convention updates, please visit www.ceanaonline.com or send e-mail to the following planning committee members:


wadzima1@msn.com or osaflasafla@aol.com


Look out for additional Convention information... See you in September!!!


Exclusive Coverage would be provided by Ghanahomepage, Ghanaweb.com

Source: Convention Planning Committee