2017 National ACRY Convention
September 1-4, 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by St. Nicholas Church ACRY
Chapter #11 Homestead, Pennsylvania

The St. Nicholas ACRY Chapter #11- Homestead will be the host of the 73rd National Senior and 34th National Junior ACRY Convention. The Chapter is already working hard to provide you with a great Convention this year. We hope you will make the trip to the Pittsburgh, PA area for a fun and enjoyable weekend!

General Information

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, and golf outing reservations must be returned, postmarked no later than August 1, 2017

Download the Welcome Letter (PDF Format)

Hotel Reservations

We are headquartered at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott at 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108

The hotel is conveniently located off of Interstate 376 with free shuttle service to and from the Pittsburgh International Airport.

A rate of $99 (+ tax) for a double occupancy room has been secured for the weekend. These room rates are also secured for the day before/after the convention (Aug 31st & September 5th respectively). Below is the link to make your reservations!  If you would like an adjoining room, a suite (not included under the $99 rate), or prefer to make your reservations via phone, CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY at (412) 788-8800 and let them know you are a part of the “2017 ACRY Convention” to secure the above listed rate.

Reservation Link:  Book your group rate for 2017 ACRY Convention

Meal Packages

Meal package includes five (5) meals – Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, Sunday brunch, and Grand Banquet.

Meal package prices are as follows:

$135.00 for adults

$120.00 for all juniors ages 8-17

$61.00 for children ages 7 and under

For Seniors and Juniors there are three dinner choices for the Grand Banquet, Chicken, Steak and Vegetarian.

Click Here to Read Complete Menu for All Meals including Kids Meals Option

For information on pricing of individual tickets, see Meal Reservation Forms below. 

Meal Reservation Grid (Excel Format)

Meal Reservation Grid (PDF Format)

For information on meals and reservations, please contact Alisha Zak at 724-554-8148 or acryconvention2017@gmail.com

Ad Booklet

Support the 2017 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 August 1, 2017 to guarantee inclusion in the commemorative booklet.  Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.

Ad copy can be sent directly to the Fucsko Family at fucsko@gmail.com or 813 Timberwood Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.
You can also contact them with questions at (724) 816-1183.

Ad Booklet Form (PDF Format)

Friday Morning Golf Outing

A golf outing has been organized for Friday morning, September 1st. The golf outing will be held at  Ponderosa Golf Course, 2728 State Route 168, Hookstown, PA 15050. www.ponderosagolfcourse.com

Sign up soon—your registration fee includes all greens fees and golf carts!

The deadline is August 1st.

$35 for adults

$26 for senior citizens

Download Golf Reservation Form (PDF Format)

Please contact John Fedornock at (412) 352-2053 (cell) or thefedds@comcast.net for golf outing information.

Saturday Evening Entertainment

We are excited to announce that Saturday Night Dinner will be a dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper Fleet. We are providing complimentary transportation to this event due to limited parking and time constraints. Please indicate on the meal reservation form if you plan to take the bus transportation to the Gateway Clipper.


Theme Announced For Saturday Night Cruise:  ”Yo ho, yo ho a Pirates life for me!”

Ahoy Mateys!

Join the Pirates of the Monongahela (St. Nicholas ACRY) as we cruise the 3 Rivers of Pittsburgh at the ACRY Convention on Saturday, September 2.

Channel your inner Pirate as you board the Gateway Clipper for an enjoyable evening…..remember no pillaging or plundering allowed!!

Prizes awarded for Best Costumes!


Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy

Sunday Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, located at 903 Ann Street, Homestead, PA 15120. Transportation is also being provided to this event due to limited parking. Please indicate on the meal reservation form if you plan to take the bus transportation to Divine Liturgy.

Other Forms

The Senior Delegate Form   (Typable  PDF Format)

Should be filled out and returned to the National Sr. ACRY Financial Secretary by August 1, 2017.

Return form to:

National ACRY Convention Delegates
c/o Debbie Samilenko
22 Nicole Drive
Milford, CT 06460

The Junior Delegate Form  (Fillable PDF Format)

The Junior Delegate Form should be filled out and returned to the National Jr. ACRY Corresponding Secretary by August 1, 2017.

Return form to:
Nicole Fitzgerald
57 Grandview Drive
Woodland Park, NJ 07424


Due to changes in Youth Protection Laws in the Commonwealth of PA, the host state of the 2017 Convention, the National ACRY has adopted new youth protection policies which apply to all  youth in attendance through Age 18. 

ACRY Code of Conduct  (PDF Format)   Expected conduct for all Sr ACRY members.   


Parental Consent and Code of Conduct Form  (revised 8/30/17) (PDF Format)  To be completed for all youth participating 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. 


Very Rev. Fr. Jonathan Tobias
211 Cable Avenue
East Pittsburgh, PA 15112

No youth or young adult ages 8-18 will be admitted to the Convention, nor receive meal tickets without submitting the applicable Consent/Code of Conduct Form. 


For any other questions please contact Aaron Zak at (724) 910-9719 or aarondzak@gmail.com 

We can’t wait to see everyone Labor Day Weekend!