Annual General Meeting – Cyfarfod Blynyddol
The annual general meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. We want to hear from. This is your opportunity to ask questions and put forward ideas. We value your participation! A financial report will be provided and the slate of officers presented.
Entrance fee is covered in your registration; entrance is also available at the door ($10) for people interested in attending the seminars only.
11:00 a.m. – Wales: History, legend and the art of storytelling / Cymru – Hanes, chwedlau a’r grefft o adrodd straeon. (Barrie Doyle)
Born in Maesteg Wales, Barrie is a former journalist, public relations consultant, college professor, broadcaster and freelance writer. He served with major publications in Canada and the United States before sharing his media expertise as a consultant, training corporate executives and Christian ministry leaders. Barrie trained many budding public relations professionals as a professor at one of Canada’s most prestigious media studies programmes in Toronto. He has lived in Virginia, California and Pennsylvania as well as Great Britain and Canada where he now lives on the beautiful blue water shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario.
He is an enthusiastic traveler, constantly thinking how to bring his latest travel discovery to life as a location in his next story. From Venice to Istanbul and many parts of Western Europe, he has also explored most corners of the United States. Many of these places will become prominent in the three books of the Oak Grove Conspiracies. Apart from travel his eclectic range of interests varies from history and politics to theology and bagpipes and transportation to hockey.
At the seminar Barrie will talk about how researching the history and legends of Wales is used to bring the nation and its people to life in a story.
12:00 p.m. – Say it In Welsh / Dwedwch e yn Gymraeg (Hefina Phillips)
A fun way to learn some Welsh basics.
Cinema Wales – Sinema Cymru
Movie time will take place from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. It will feature a Welsh film (in the English Language)
Gold Award Banquet – Gwledd y Wobr Aur
Honouring this year’s Gold Award Recipient, Betty Cullingworth. Tickets are $60 per person.
- Freshly Baked Rolls and Butter
- House Salad
- Chefs Soup of the Day
Entrée – please select one of the following and mark on you registration form :
- Oven-roasted Chicken Supreme with Mushroom Thyme Sauce
- Grilled Salmon Fillet with White Wine Cream Sauce
- Grilled Vegetable Ravioli – stuffed with grilled vegetable, roasted garlic and a blend of cheeses ; finished with a light basil pesto and topped with crumbled goat cheese
- Tuxedo Truffle Mousse Cake
- Tea and coffee
Please indicate your menu choices on the registration form. We will gather at 4:30 p.m. for a beverage and a chat. The banquet will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m.
Concert with Côr Llanddarog – Cyngerdd gyda Côr Llanddarog
This year’s concert will feature the award winning Côr Llanddarog from Carmarthenshire. The concert will take place at the Avondale United Church a short car ride from the hotel. Tickets are $25 – please order on your registration form. Doors open at 7:15, concert starts at 8:00 p.m.