2018 National ACRY Convention
August 31-September 3, 2018
Crowne Plaza - King of Prussia

Phoenixville ACRY Chapter #30 is pleased to be your host for the 74th Senior and 35th Junior Conventions August 31 – September 1, 2018. They have been working hard to put together a weekend we hope everyone will enjoy. We hope you will make the trip to The Greater Philadelphia, PA area for a fun and enjoyable weekend!

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General Information

Below is information on the hotel and meal packages and convention weekend events along with links to all the pertinent forms and convention information. Complete packages have also been mailed to each Senior ACRY Chapter, and Junior chapters that do not have a senior chapter.

Download Cover Letter (PDF Format)

Download General Information Sheet (PDF Format)

Download Schedule (PDF Format)

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 and golf outing forms along with a check made payable to Holy Ghost SR ACRY, should be returned, postmarked no later than July 30, 2018, to:

2018 ACRY Convention
c/o John Bilanin
2491 Jessica Drive
Gilbertsville, PA 19525



Hotel Reservations

Host hotel for the weekend will be the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia - King of Prussia, 260 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406.  This is the same venue that hosted the 2014 ACRY Convention. 

Room rates are $109 + tax per night.  Room reservations must be made no later than Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in order to obtain the convention rate.   An on-line link appears below for your use when booking rooms for the weekend.

Those who prefer may call the hotel directly at 610-265-7500 and reference National ACRY Conference to obtain the special convention rate.  To allow everyone the opportunity to visit the area, the Crowne Plaza will honor the above room rates for early arrivals on Thursday.

Book your room for 2018 ACRY Convention here:    Convention Room Reservations

Download Hotel Directions (PDF Format)

NOTE TO TURNPIKE TRAVELERS: 

Traffic during the evening rush can be especially heavy in and around the Valley Forge Interchange, US 202, US 422, and I-76 between the hours of 4:00-6:00 pm.   Please plan your travel accordingly.



Meal Packages

The meal package includes five (5) meals: Continental breakfast Saturday morning, plated lunch Saturday afternoon, Buffet Dinner Saturday evening, Breakfast Buffet Sunday following Divine Liturgy and the Sunday Grand Banquet.  Sunday evening, Seniors and Juniors ages 12-18 have a choice of Asiago Crusted Chicken, or Slow-roasted Sirloin of Beef.  Anyone with special dietary needs should contact the host chapter.

Meal package prices are as follows:

Seniors -  $135                        Senior Officer - $95

Juniors  (ages 12-18) -             $125

Child - (ages 5-11) -                $ 80

Children 4 & Under  -               Free

Download Meal Package Form  (PDF Format – legal size paper)



Ad Booklet

Support the 2018 Convention by sponsoring an ad or donating toward a memorial, patron, or booster 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 Monday, July 30, 2018 to guarantee inclusion in the commemorative booklet.  Electronic submission is encouraged.  You may email a .pdf or word document of your ad to Greg Kushner at gkush66139@yahoo.com.  

Download Ad Booklet Form (PDF Format)



Friday Morning Golf Outing

For early arrivals, we have arranged a golf outing on Friday, August 31st, beginning at 9:00 am at Bella Vista Golf Course. The cost is $60.00 per person. A light lunch is included.

Download Golf Outing Reservation Form (PDF Format)



Saturday Evening Entertainment

Saturday night is Derby Night. Entertainment will once again be A Nite at the Races. Dress to Impress - everyone is encouraged to come dressed in their favorite derby attire Derby attire! And remember, Derby hats are not only reserved only for the ladies, many a gentleman attend a Derby with an original or a hand-crafted Derby statement piece. Prizes will be awarded to the Best-Dressed man and woman in attendance



Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy

Sunday Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be held at Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, located at 55 Starr St., Phoenixville PA 19460 beginning at 9:00 am.



Other Forms


Delegate Forms

Senior Delegate Form   (Fillable  PDF Format)

Senior delegate forms must be completed and returned to the National SR ACRY Financial Secretary, postmarked by August 1, 2018.

National ACRY Convention Delegates
c/o Debbie Samilenko
22 Nicole Drive
Milford, CT 06460
samilenkod@gmail.com


Junior Delegate Form (PDF Format)

Junior Delegate Form must be filled out and returned to the National Jr. ACRY Corresponding Secretary, postmarked by August 1, 2018.

Bianca Kuzma
34 Quaid Street
Sayreville, NJ 08872


Parental Consent & Code Of Conduct Forms

Parental Consent and Code of Conduct Form must be completed for all youth participating in the convention who are 8-18 years of age. 

NOTE: 18 year olds who are either current high school students or graduated within 4 months prior to the event still fall under the jurisdiction of the requirements of the JR ACRY attendees.  They and their parents  MUST fill out the Junior Registration and consent form, in order to be attend the event.  The form must be filled out completely, including medical history and consent, even if parents or guardians are attending.

Junior Consent Form (PDF Format)

ORIGINAL  FORMS MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED AND MAILED BY AUGUST 15, 2018 TO:

Rachel Pribish
Junior Advisor
668 S. Broad St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

JUNIORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN CONVENTION ACTIVITIES, AND TICKET PACKAGES WILL NOT BE RELEASED WITHOUT CONSENT FORMS BEING SIGNED AND RETURNED TO THE NATIONAL JUNIOR ADVISOR PRIOR TO THEIR ARRIVAL AT THE CONVENTION.



Questions

For any other questions, please contact the 2018 Convention Planning Chairperson, John Bilanin at jjbilanin@comcast.net
or  (484) 624-4664