Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Registration Form Problems

A couple people have had problems accessing the registration form linked in the May 17th post. I have tried another route and added the link to the right hand side of the blog page with directions. If anyone has trouble accessing this form, please let me know asap. Thanks.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Registration Time

First of all, let me apologize for not getting the registration form out sooner. We had full intentions of having it out a couple weeks ago, but for various reasons we were unable to do so. Better late than never though!

Although you'll see this information on the registration form, I wanted to highlight and give some explanation on a few items.

As I'm sure all of you understand, putting on an event such as this costs money. The TAFRU committee has spent countless hours trying to create a reunion that will be fun for everyone and provide some education applicable to families with children from Ethiopia while keeping the cost as low as possible. With that said, I want to make sure everyone knows what is included in the registration fees.

- Appetizers, desserts and drinks at the Friday night Meet-n-Greet
- Entrance to the zoo Saturday
- Hair care workshop
- Dinner Saturday night
- Food and drinks at the farewell lunch Sunday afternoon

Any money that is left after paying all the reunion expenses will be donated to Ethiopian Orphan Relief.

We are offering the sale of TAFRU t-shirts. This is an optional purchase and anyone who buys a t-shirt is asked to wear it to our Saturday events. The t-shirts are blue, similar to the gates at Toukoul. We apologize for not offering t-shirts in infant and toddler sizes. In order to provide smaller size t-shirts, the printer would need to create another screen print in a smaller size and because the t-shirts would have been a separate order, they ended up costing more than the children and adult size t-shirts. We just didn't feel it would be cost effective at this time, but hope to have them available for future reunions. We hope everyone understands.

We are also creating an on-line TAFRU directory. If you are not planning to attend the reunion but would like your information added to the directory, please complete the appropriate areas on the registration form and send it in. The directory will only be sent to those who have requested their information be included.

The registration form needs to be printed, completed and mailed no later than July 12th. There is a late fee of $25 for any registration post marked after July 12th and we will also not be able to accept any t-shirt orders post marked after that date.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we will address those questions here on the blog.


Click on Registration Form to print, complete and send in your registration for TAFRU 2010.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

To all the mom's and future mom's out there! Hope you've had a wonderful day of celebration!!