2015 National ACRY Convention
September 4-7, 2015
Double Tree- Hilton - Binghamton, NY
The Binghamton Chapter has been working hard to provide you with a great Convention this year. We hope you will make the trip to the Binghamton, NY and Finger Lakes area for a fun and enjoyable weekend!
This year we are blessed that a son of the Binghamton parish, Deacon William Bennett, grandson of Deacon Charles Ellis and nephew of Father Michael Ellis will be ordained to Holy Priesthood at the Sunday Divine Liturgy by His Grace, Bishop Gregory!
In addition to the usual convention business sessions there will be presentations on the ACRY's many missionary/outreach projects of the past year, Campus ministry and much more!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: 8/22/15 -
The deadline for reservations for the Convention Banquet has been extended to Monday, August 31st.
For more information, please contact Sue Fabian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 607-760-6484.
Below is information on the hotel and meal packages and convention weekend events along with links to all the pertinent forms needed to register. Registration packages will be sent out to each Senior ACRY Chapter. These packages will include forms for both the Senior and Junior Chapters to aid in registering for the Convention.
ALL Convention information - meal reservation forms, ads, patrons/boosters, delegate forms, Valley Forge tour reservations and golf an wine tour outing forms along with a check made payable to A.C.R.Y. Convention, should be returned, postmarked no later than August 7, 2015, to:
2015 A.C.R.Y. Convention
c/o Susan L. Fabian
3541 Maplecrest Drive
Vestal, NY 13850
Please download the Information Package Letter which includes weekend schedule, driving directions, golf and site seeing tour sign-up forms and other pertinent information.
Registration Details/Information PackageLetter (PDF Format)
Breaking news and updates about the Convention will be posted regularly on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ACRY2015Binghamton?fref=ts
Cayuga Lake Winery Tour
If enough interest is shown, a chartered or a self-guided wine tour to the nearby Cayuga Lake wineries can be arranged for our non-golfers. If you are interested in the wine tour, let us know by July 20th by contacting Cheryl Dutko at email@example.com. If we have enough sign up for a bus, the estimated cost will be between $60 and $70.00.
A golf outing has been organized for Friday morning, September 4th. The golf outing will be held at the famed En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, NY where the PGA golfers played the former BC Open for decades and the Senior Tour’s Dick’s Open since annually since 2008. Play where the pros play! Sign up soon—your $70.00 registration fee includes all greens fees, golf carts and lunch! The deadline is August 14th.
Download Golf Reservation Form (PDF Format)
Friday Night Baseball and Fireworks
Friday evening we will attend the AA Baseball Binghamton Mets game against the Altoona Curve, the AA team for the Pittsburgh Pirates! A VERY SPECIAL GUEST will throw out the ceremonial First Pitch! A Ticket block on the third base side has been reserved with excellent sight lines for the spectacular Toyota Fireworks show! All baseball tickets are available for $ 7.00, the group sales price.
Download Form For Ticket Orders Here (PDF Format)
We are headquartered in the heart of downtown Binghamton at the newly remodeled Doubletree by Hilton Hotel for this year’s Convention headquarters.
The Doubletree is charging a special rate of $115.00 per night, regardless of occupancy. All bookings must be made through our convention committee as our entire block of rooms at this rate will be exempt from state and local occupancy taxes of thirteen percent. For more information contact Sue Fabian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 607-760-6484. You MUST provide a major credit card number to hold your room; however, you may pay with cash at check-in.
Many of you no doubt have fond memories of past events in Binghamton, and we are working with the hotel staff to exceed your expectations again this year! You will find a ‘new look’ not only to the hotel, but to downtown itself which has changed dramatically as our Binghamton University has expanded into the downtown since 2009 when we hosted our last event bringing hundreds of student apartments, new restaurants, brew pubs, cafes and specialty shops into the area!
The Doubletree offers newly renovated guest rooms, a full-service restaurant and lounge, a beautiful heated indoor pool & sauna, high-speed internet access, and of course, comfortable meeting spaces to ensure the success of our weekend’s business sessions. It is within walking distance of the exciting shops and restaurants in downtown Binghamton and is just a short drive to St. Michael’s Church.
Meal package includes five (4) meals – Saturday buffet, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, and Sunday banquet.
Meal package prices are as follows:
$89.00 for adults
$84.00 for all juniors/children
$44.00 for children ages 4-7
For Seniors and Juniors (ages 8-18) there are four dinner choices for Sunday, Beef, Chicken, Fish and Vegan.
Senior individual tickets are: Saturday Breakfast: $20.00. Saturday evening dinner: $30.00. Sunday Breakfast: $ 8.00. Sunday Banquet: $ 50.00.
Junior Individual tickets are Saturday Breakfast: $20.00. Saturday evening dinner: $30.00. Sunday Breakfast: $ 8.00. Sunday Banquet: $ 45.00.
Children ages 4 - 7: Saturday Breakfast: $16.00. Saturday evening dinner: $8.00. Sunday Breakfast: $ 8.00. Sunday Banquet: $ 25.00. (Chicken fingers). Under four are free.
Meal Order Form - Seniors PDF Format
Meal Order Form - Juniors PDF Format
Support the 2015 Convention by sponsoring an ad or donating toward a memorial or patron listing. Use the form below to submit ads and/or memorial/patron listings.
Program Booklet ads from your parish, your chapter, local parish businesses and individuals, and Patron, Booster or Memorial Listings. must be postmarked by August 8, 2014 to guarantee inclusion in the commemorative booklet. Electronic submission is encouraged. Ad copy can be sent directly to David Dutko at email@example.com. Photographs may be included in your ad layout for ads half page or larger.
Ad Booklet Form (PDF Format)
Saturday Evening Entertainment
Take a ride on the Trolley on Saturday night to the nearby St. Michael’s Recreation Center for a mouth-watering Bar-B-Que Tailgate Party and Buffet and gather your friends to compete for prizes in our Trivia contest.
Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy
Sunday Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Michael's Church, located at 296 Clinton St, Binghamton, NY 13905
The Senior Delegate Form (Typable PDF Format)
Should be filled out and returned to the National Sr. ACRY Financial Secretary by August 1, 2015.
Return form to:
National ACRY Convention Delegates
c/o Debbie Samilenko
22 Nicole Drive Milford, CT 06460
The Junior Delegate Form should be filled out and returned to the National Jr. ACRY Corresponding Secretary by August 1, 2015.
Return form to:
339 Pew Road
Mercer, PA 16137
The Junior Parental Consent Form must be filled out for all Juniors aged 8 to 18 who will be attending without a parent.
The completed form is to be returned to the National Sr. ACRY Vice President by August 1, 2015.
Return form to:
668 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
For any questions, please contact Sue Fabian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 607-760-6484.