Monday, April 2, 2012

Registration and Exciting News About TAFRU 2012.

Hello fellow TAFRU attendees!!!!

Registration for TAFRU 2012 - Washington D.C. is now open.  Here are the instructions for accessing the form.

1. Click this link: TAFRU Registration Form

2. Click "Download" on the right side of the screen to download the form to your computer to print out later or you can print and complete by clicking the print icon on the page.

The fees for the reunion include the Friday night Meet-n-Greet and dinner; fees for our Ethiopian Cultural event on Saturday; lunch on Saturday; and an Ethiopian dinner Saturday night. 

Once your registration form and fees have been received, you will be sent an email confirmation along with a copy of the agenda for TAFRU 2012 - Washington D.C.   A printed agenda will be provided to each family upon arrival at the Meet-n-Greet on Friday evening of TAFRU.
**Please note, registration forms and fees must be post-marked by May 25, 2012.  Registrations and fees will be accepted after Mary 25, 2012 with a $25 late fee.**

We are very, very, very excited about TAFRU this year and are thrilled to share the news that we will have a surprise guest from Toukoul in attendance.  It is someone that many of you have met and love.  We hope to have a big turn-out to welcome our surprise guest and thank them for flying in to attend.  A small portion of this year's fees are going to our surprise guest who will be speaking to us Friday evening during our Meet-n-Greet.

Our surprise guest is also going to bring some items from the Toukoul gift shop for purchase.  In addition, we are trying to make arrangements for families to place orders for Ethiopian clothing that our guest will bring from Ethiopia for purchase at the reunion.  Please stay tuned for more information.

We are also doing something a little different this year.  Over the past 2 years we have created a TAFRU directory which included participant's names, addresses, email addresses and/or phone numbers.  This year we would like to include a family photo with the information.  Instructions are included on the registration form. 

For those who are not able to attend TAFRU this year, but would like to have their information included in the directory, please feel free to complete that section of the registration form and we will e-mail you a copy of the directory. 

Another thing we would like to do is put together a Toukoul photo album/scrapbook for our surprise guest to take back to Toukoul and share with all of the nannies who so lovingly cared for our children during their stay.  Instructions for submitting photos for the photo album/scrapbook are included on the registration form as well. 

If your family is not able to attend TAFRU but would like to submit photos, please follow the instructions on the registration form.

We will continue to post more information between now and the reunion, so keep checking in for more information.