Dear Sister Cities of Florida!
May 9 - 10, 2014 While the weekend does compete with Mother’s Day, we propose to get you out by noon Saturday or allow you to bring Mom/spouse/friend and pamper them with a great hotel and some special Mom’s Day Lakeland events!
We are as excited with your time outside of the conference as we are about building intense, productive sessions. We’ve reserved a room block in the 1924 historic luxurious Terrace Hotel, matching last year’s rate of $99/nt as long as you book between now and April 6! A continental breakfast, nice robes, plush towels, a 5-star restaurant and walking access in a quaint downtown await you. We have a fun welcome reception brewing for Thursday night, May 8! Lakeland Sister Cities will host a reception Friday night, May 9.
Lakeland is hosting one of the finest art shows in the state this same weekend and the town will be bustling with music, art and fun, from street parties to fireworks! We promise great networking opportunities in a setting where we can also be thankful for our Florida lives! (with costs low)
If your obligations are tight, the sessions will tentatively begin at 8:30 Friday morning and last until 4:30, then continue Saturday, 8:30 until noon. We are planning dynamic sessions with energetic speakers so that you leave with renewed enthusiasm, fresh ideas, new contacts and potential opportunities. Thank you for being such great volunteers and global envoys for your Florida cities and their sisters! Hope to see you in May and share your expertise!
Sincerely, Pat Buchanan
Sister Cities International, Florida State Coordinator
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