The Town of Fountain Hills and the Fountain Hills Sister Cities Corporation
Invites You to attend the...
27th Arizona State Sister Cities Conference
MAY 20 - 21, 2016
Friday, May 20
4:30 p.m. -- Registration begins at Lexington Hotel, 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd.
5:00 p.m. – Bus leaves for cruise on Saguaro Lake. For those driving themselves, see directions.
6:00 p.m. – Desert Belle leaves the dock. Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres and Cash Bar
8:00 – Bus leaves Saguaro Lake for Fountain Hills.
Saturday, May 21
7:30 a.m. – Registration begins at Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. LaMontana Drive.
8:00 a.m. – State Board Meeting in Community Center.
8:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast in Community Center Ballroom.
9:00 a.m. – Welcome by Fountain Hills Mayor Linda Kavanagh and Town Manager Grady Miller.
9:15 a.m.– Video: President Eisenhower’s vision of Sister Cities.
9:30 a.m – Speaker Bob Greninger: “What Sister Cities International Can Offer You”.
9:45 a.m. – 15 Minute Break.
10:00 a.m. – Break-out Sessions:
2. Building your membership
11:00 a.m. – 15 Minute Break.
11:15 a.m. – Panel on Youth Programs.
12 Noon – LUNCH in Community Center Ballroom.
1:00 p.m. – Roundtable: What Arizona’s Sister Cities programs are doing.
2:00 p.m. – State President Milt Laflen: Power Point on Tempe’s new Sister City in India
3:00 p.m. – Adjournment and Docent-led Tours of the River of Time Museum and the Fountain Hills Public Art collection.
We’re taking a cruise on the Desert Belle on Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres and Cash Bar This Conference continues on Saturday, May 21 in Fountain Hills, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A bus will leave the Lexington Hotel at 5 p.m. Friday for the Cruise. If you wish to drive, here are the instructions:
DIRECTIONS TO SAGUARO LAKE MARINA
In case individuals prefer to drive their own vehicles to Saguaro Lake, here are driving directions.
From the Lexington Hotel Drive South on Saguaro Blvd. to Shea Blvd. Turn left on Shea Blvd. at the traffic light. Turn left on the Beeline Highway (State Highway 87). Drive north 9.89 miles and take exit 199 to Bush Highway, turning right at the top of the ramp. Proceed 5.12 miles. and turn left between markers 32 and 33 onto Saguaro Lake Road. Please park in the lot near the restaurant.
From Mesa or Apache Junction Take the Bush Highway, (Power Road), approximately 13 miles from the 202 to the Marina. The entrance to the Marina will be on your right between markers 33 and 32, after the Saguaro Lake Ranch. Turn right on Saguaro Lake Road. Please park in lot near the restaurant.
From the South Drive north on State Highway 87 (Beeline Highway) and take exit 199 to Bush Highway, turning right at the top of the ramp. Proceed 5.12 miles. and turn left between markers 32 and 33 onto Saguaro Lake Road. Please park in the lot near the restaurant.
From the North Drive south on the Beeline Highway (State Highway 87) and take the Bush Highway exit, turning left at the top of the ramp. Proceed 5.12 miles. and turn left between markers 32 and 33 onto Saguaro Lake Road. Please park in the lot near the restaurant.
A block of rooms has been reserved until May 8, 2016 for $60 per night at the Lexington Hotel, 12800 Saguaro Blvd., 480-837-6565. TO MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE (you cannot make them by calling the local Fountain Hills Lexington Hotel). Click the below blue link: Sister Cities Lexington Hotel Reservations www.lexingtonhotels.com The group booking code is SISTERCITIES. Other nearby hotels: Comfort Inn Fountain Hills 17105 E. Shea Blvd. 800-777-7529 Inn at Eagle Mountain 9800 N.Summer Hill Blvd. 480-816-3000 You don’t want to miss this conference.
Pre-registration (before May 8):
$50 per person for the Friday night Cruise and Saturday meetings
$30 per person for the Friday night Cruise only
$30 per person for the Saturday meetings only
Late Registration (after May 8):
$60 per person for the Friday night cruise and Saturday meetings
$40 per person for the Friday night Cruise only
$40 per person for the Saturday meetings only.
Download the flyer and registration form, mail it in along with your check made payable to: Fountain Hills Sister Cities Corporation, and send it to: Jean Linzer, 16142 E. Glenpoint Drive, Fountain Hills, 85268.