Friday, October 31, 2008

What's a Dinner Voucher?

When you arrive in Pittsburgh and officially register for the AAC, you will receive a Formal Dinner Voucher. Please remember to take that Voucher to the Dinner Seating Registration Table to select your seat and to redeem your actual Dinner Ticket. The Formal Dinner Seating Registration Table will be open on:
Monday, Noon - 10:00pm
Tuesday, 9:15am - 2:00pm
Those who have not selected their table by Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 2:00pm will need to arrive by 7:15p on Wednesday, November 12th to select from the non-reserved tables on a first-come first-served basis.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Do we have your Formal Dinner meal choice?

Anyone who has not yet selected their meal choice for Wednesday's Formal Dinner should e-mail it directly to me, no later than November 1st. Choose between Orange Roughy or Vegetable Lasagna. Thank you!

Divine Liturgies

All members of the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh are encouraged to attend the services being held in the chapel located on the ballroom level of the Hilton Hotel. There are Divine Liturgies scheduled at 7 AM on Tuesday (11/11), Wednesday (11/12), and Thursday (11/13). You are also invited to attend the scheduled Vespers services: Monday (11/10) - 4:30 PM, Tuesday (11/11) - 5:00 PM, and Wednesday (11/12) - 5:00 PM.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Nov. 12th Dinner RSVP Deadline - Oct. 24th

Your meal choice of Orange Roughy or Vegetarian Pasta should be mailed this week to John Rusinko, our local treasurer, 108 Center Church Road, McMurray, PA 15317. The Dinner price is included in the registration fee for Delegates and Observers. However, guests should include a check for $65.00 made payable to: 15th All American Council. Thank you.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Overflow Hotel -Deadline Oct. 17

PITTSBURGH, PA [OCA Communicatons] -- The Preconciliar Commission is pleased to announce that arrangements have been made with Pittsburgh's Renaissance Hotel, a AAA 4 Diamond Marriott facility, to serve as the overflow hotel for participants of the 15th All-American Council to be held November 10 to 13, 2008.

"We are very pleased that we could find an overflow hotel that is located so close to the site of the Council," said OCA Secretary, Archpriest Eric G. Tosi. "The Renaissance Hotel, which is located at 107 Sixth Street, is within walking distance of the Pittsburgh Hilton, about a third of a mile or a seven minute walk."

With the Pittsburgh Hilton's block of rooms allocated for the 15th All-American Council at a special council rate now full, Council participants still seeking a hotel room may make a reservation with the Renaissance Hotel and receive a special conference rate of $159.00 plus tax per night. The Renaissance Hotel has only single-bed guestrooms; however, a limited number of rollaway beds are available at $10.00 per day.

The reservation deadline for the Renaissance Hotel's conference rate is Friday, October 17, 2008. Council participants wishing to book a room at the Renaissance are asked to call the hotel directly at (866) 454-4400 or (412) 562-1200 and state that they are with the Orthodox Church in America. The special rate will extend, based on room availability, for three days before and after the official Council dates.

Parking at the public/city garage located across the street from the Renaissance Hotel entrance is $10.00 for 24 hours with no "in/out" privileges. Valet parking at the hotel is $25.00 daily. For details and other parking options contact the hotel when making reservations or checking in.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Study Materials

Attention Delegates! To reduce printing and paper costs, please remember to bring ALL study materials that have been mailed to you. Upon your arrival, you will receive a Council Binder with divider tabs to organize your materials and future handouts.

Formal Dinner Notes

Included in the registration fee of the 15th All-American Council is the cost of a formal dinner. This dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 7:30pm. In response to suggestions at the Town Hall meetings, it was decided to keep this event simple. Therefore, there will be a limited program. It is our hope that delegates, guests and the faithful in the local area will gather together and share this evening meal in fellowship as members of one another in Christ. This dinner will also provide us with the first opportunity to honor our newly elected Metropolitan.

We ask that you make your meal selection today and mail your response by October 24th to our local treasurer:
Mr. John Rusinko, 108 Center Church Road, McMurray, PA 15317

When you officially register for the AAC at the Pittsburgh Hilton, you will be given a voucher confirming your meal choice. You should then proceed from Registration to the “Dinner Seating” table where you will hand your voucher to the attendant who will assist you in making your seating selection. If you desire to sit with others, you will need to present their vouchers at that time as well. The “Dinner Seating” table will remain open until 2:00pm on Tuesday. Dinner guests who have not chosen their seats by that time must select seating from non-reserved tables fifteen minutes prior to the dinner.