Uncon Info 2016
Raging Grannies UnConvention 2016
“CREATING THE WORLD WE WANT: HOW DO WE GET THERE?”
Wednesday noon August 17th to Saturday noon August 20th, 2016
at Seattle University, 901 – 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 USA.
Please share this message with all the Grannies in your Gaggle and with any Gaggles that you know of that might not be connected to the E-Vine. Thanks so much!!!
There are links below for housing and the registration form, which contains menu choices for the banquet. Other additional information below: information re memorials for recently departed Grans.
Attendance limited to Raging Granny members (except for the Wednesday evening banquet)
Registration fee, which includes access to all meetings, workshops, breakfasts, lunches and dinners = $200.00 US dollars if mailed by May 31, 2016. Registration mailed after May 31, 2016 = $225.00 US.
The registration form is at the end of this page.
Extra funds may be donated to offset the exchange rate for the Canadian Grans.
Travel assistance funds are available for those in need. The travel assistance request form is at the end of this page.
There will be a market to exchange/sell Granny gear and crafts.
There will be two evening sessions (Thursday and Friday) for Granny Gaggle ‘Show and Tell’!!!!!
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY HOUSING REGISTRATION
Unlike many universities’ bedrooms, Seattle University’s are unique – each has a sink, cabinet and mirror. Standard rooms have the following amenities. Beds are made up for arrival, towels and washcloths are provided; desks and wardrobes are provided for each person in the room. High-speed internet access is complimentary for all guests. Rooms contain modular furniture and microwave/refrigerator combinations are provided. All floors have lounges equipped with cable TV and DVD players, as well as a kitchenette.
Campion Hall at 914 East Jefferson Street, Seattle, WA is on the south side of campus, across the street from the Lemieux Library. This 12-story building houses residents who enjoy beautiful views of Seattle, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic or Cascade mountain ranges from its 12th floor study lounge and computer lab.
On-Line registration is $45.00 US per person. The Standard Double Room Rate per person, per night is $32.65. Fans (which may be necessary as air conditioning is not available), hair dryers and irons/ironing boards may be rented at the rate of $10.00 each for the duration of the UnCon. Rates are extended to anyone coming early or staying later.
Please use the following link for Seattle University housing to register for accommodations.
We previously posted here that “The Cave,” a convenience store, would be available. Sorry, our mistake, it will NOT be open. It is closed for the summer.
Please see the link for Campion Hall: www.seattleu.edu/housing/residences/campion/
WEDNESDAY EVENING BANQUET
Since the Seattle Raging Grannies consider all grans somewhat ‘classy’ we are planning a lovely sit down dinner for our first dinner together with china, silverware and all the elegant trappings!!! We will be dining in the Campion Ballroom, which is in the same building as our housing. And, yes, there will be wine at a cash bar. The menu will be a choice between a vegan and a chicken meal. Please make your selection on the registration form.
MEALS DURING THE UNCON
Grans will receive a meal card at registration. This meal card can be used for all meals on campus during the UnCon, at the Cherry Street Market, which is located on the second floor (elevator located near stairs) of the Student Center. The café is lovely and can handle special food requests. We previously mentioned that there are several Bistros located on campus, but they will NOT be open, the are closed for the summer. Sorry, our mistake. Please access the following link if you wish to know more about the menu/food service on campus: http://su.cafebonappetit.com/
We are hoping that all of the wonderful Grannie energy, love and concerns come together at the UnCon and a good time is had by all!
The Corvallis Grans have graciously offered to lead the memorial services for our recently departed Grans. In order to send any information for a Gran that you would like to honor, the contact email addresses are on the Registration Form.
TRAVEL ASSISTANCE FUND
The Raging Grannies maintain a TRAVEL ASSISTANCE FUND to make it possible to have representation at our UnCons from gaggles far and wide. In the past funds for this fund were raised from the sale of Grannie CD and T-Shirts, etc., and proceeds from our last UnCon. This time we are requesting that each gaggle aim to contribute $100.00 US/Canadian to the Travel Assistance Fund. These funds belong to you and to all of us. The name and address to send your contribution is on the Registration Form.
Registration Form in a Word document here.
Registration Form in a PDF document here.
Travel Assistance Form in a Word document here.
Travel assistance Form in a PDF document here.