The conference promises to be a great one. As of September 14, we have 74 attendees registered including four international members, three non-members, three brand-new members, and several Servas International dignitaries.
Yurt Update - It turns out that many attendees like the idea of staying in a yurt. Last week we toured the venue and had our first visit to the yurts. They are nestled in a beautiful camp-like setting with a bubbling brook running by them. As far as we know there are no yaks foraging in the area, but the yurts are indeed authentic camping yurts. Here is a two-minute video of the yurts.
Call for Help - We can use a bit of specialized help from a few attendees. First, we need someone willing to help with audio/visual set-up and troubleshooting. Second, we need help videotaping some of the key presentations; someone who can bring a tripod-mounted video camera with viewfinder so that we can easily record sessions ... not just a static camera. It would be great if there were a few volunteers to operate the camera in shifts so that one person isn't glued to it for the whole conference.
Bring Scrapbooks - We just received a scrapbook from Pat Ryan (long-time Alaska member) that has wonderful pages of her Servas Hosts and Travelers. We will display Pat's book and would love it if other attendees could bring their scrapbooks or other memorabilia to share. We will have a table set aside for doing so.