We hope you’ll join us this June in Guatemala! We’ve planned two options for celebrating with us:
Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, 2017 – Antigua, Guatemala
Join us for a wonderful weekend of reacquainting with old friends, making new connections, and sharing conversations with those who have helped shape our work and the dedicated supporters who have helped us to reach this 50th anniversary. We’ll have plenty of optional pay-as-you-go activities on Saturday and Sunday morning for you. On Sunday afternoon and evening, we will be hosting a celebration event and fundraising banquet at the Porta Hotel Antigua! A social hour with cash bar will begin at 5:00 PM; Dinner Celebration at 6:30 PM, with music and dancing to follow. The dinner cost is $50/guest for reservations made through April 15 and $60/guest after April 15.
Note: If you plan to join us for both the Mini-Tour (see below) and the Reunion Weekend, please register for the Mini-Tour only, as the dinner cost is already included in that price. We’ll keep you posted on the additional weekend activities.
Once you have registered for the dinner, design your own itinerary from our list of optional weekend activities in and around Antigua! ALDEA-sponsored activities include a Friday site visit to one of our partner communities and a Saturday evening cocktail party hosted by an ALDEA board member. We ask that you please let us know your plans for attending either of these events by May 15.
June 18-21, 2017
Join us on a tour to see our work firsthand! The mini-tour includes the Sunday afternoon and evening fundraising dinner celebration in Antigua. Starting Monday, we will head out to Chimaltenango and stop by the ABPD/ALDEA office and the Behrhorst Clinic for current program updates; visit two of our partner communities to see our work firsthand; and receive updates on the social, economic, political and family health issues in Guatemala.
We have blocked rooms at the Hotel Aurora, which will be the tour base hotel, and will assist you in making reservations there (or you can feel free to make your lodging elsewhere; ask us for other recommendations)! The $295 tour cost includes the Sunday evening fundraising dinner celebration, two lunches, two dinners, in-country transportation, and gratuities. You are responsible for airfare and hotel.
Many thanks to our 50th Anniversary Dinner sponsors!
U.S. Anniversary Events
Host or attend an event in your area! We’ll be sending knowledgeable speakers who have experienced our work firsthand on a tour throughout the country in 2017. We’re still making plans for these events and will post updates as they are available. If you are interested in getting involved in our U.S. Anniversary plans, please contact Jessica LaBumbard (313) 205-4249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.