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OCDF Chinese Culture Weekend at Holiday Inn - South County Center St. Louis, MO December 5, 2009 Don’t miss this fun-filled weekend with some really special features! Preregister EARLY! www.ocdf.org Special Author Programs Jean MacLeod – Adoption Author/Editor of At Home in this World and Adoption Parenting (and Adoptive Mom) will conduct the “TEENS Write & Illustrate their Story” Workshop (for teens), “Adoption – Parenting Your Tween” (for parents), and “Attachment Therapy: A Parent’s Guide to Asking Questions” (for parents) Special Sessions for Teens and Kids: Kids Helping Kids and Teens Give Back One session for kids/teens to make blankets and dolls for orphanages in China Movie for Teens and Parents: The Blood of Yinzhou District (Academy Award Winning Documentary about children orphaned when their parents died of AIDS) Chinese Traditional Arts and Crafts & Games for Kids Inner Bottle Painting, Kite Decorating, Peking Opera Mask and Puppet-making for The Monkey King Story-telling, Lantern-making, Calligraphy, and Games Kids Play in China Special Sessions on China Adoption Issues: Forum on the Status of Orphanages from China with Dr. Jane Liedtke Resources for Chinese Culture and Language Learning wth Dr. Jane Liedtke Special Sessions on Homeland Travel & Living in China Returning to China with Your Adopted Child and What’s in an Orphanage File? with Dr. Jane Liedtke Meeting Birthparents in China – When a homeland tour becomes a birthfamily reunion with Dr. Jane Liedtke Teen Leadership Camp & Tween/Teen and Family Volunteer Programs in China with Dr. Jane Liedtke What’s it like to go to school in China with Emily Liedtke Schedule Key: Not in Use Shopping Adult Seminars Teens Kids Family Program Pool Open by OCDF & Workshops Ages 13-18 Ages 6-12 Those staying at hotel only. Programs Arts & Crafts Day Time Schobers Monticello D Monticello B Monticello C Hallway Pool Ballroom (100) (80) (40) Saturday 8:00-9:00 Set-up Set-up for arts/crafts Set-up for workshops Set-up 4 12/5/09 a.m. marketplace tables with OCDF Staff cloth/skirt 8:30 -10:00 Marketplace Open Forum on the Status Kids (and Teens) Adoption - Parenting Arrival & Indoor Pool Open a.m. Open of Adoption from China Helping Kids! Ages 6-18 Your Tween Welcome Those staying at hotel. Free entry Included make blankets and dolls for Jean MacLeod, Author and Table – Dr. Jane Liedtke, CEO and orphanages in China. Adoptive Parent pick up Shop for Founder OCDF your 10:00-10:15 Chinese Break Break Break packets a.m. culture with 10:15 a.m.- Returning to China with Arts & Crafts #1 What’s it like to go to tickets! merchandise, 11:45 a.m. Your Adopted Child & Ages 6-12 school in China? books, toys, OCDF What’s in an Orphanage Inner Bottle Painting Included dolls, File? Included & Calligraphy Couplets Emily Liedtke China clothing, and Dr. Jane Liedtke, Tours & more! CEO and Founder OCDF Volunteer 11:45 a.m. - Lunch on your own Lunch on your own Lunch on your own China 1:00 p.m. Materials 1:00 -2:30 Meeting Birthparents – Arts & Crafts #2 Teen Workshop - Teens p.m. What happens when a Ages 6-12 Write & Illustrate Their homeland tour becomes a Peking Opera Masks & Story Ages 13-18 birth-family reunion? Puppets With Jean MacLeod Author Dr. Jane Liedtke, The Story of the Monkey and Adoptive Parent and CEO and Founder OCDF King – Journey to the Emily Liedtke West 2:30-3:00 Break Break Break p.m. 3:00-4:30 Packing up. Plan ahead! Arts & Crafts #3 Attachment Therapy: A p.m. Chen Luo Hu Teen Leadership Camp & Ages 6-12 Parent’s Guide to Patti Walsh Tween/Teen and Family Lantern Making and Asking Questions Lynn Warren Volunteer Programs in Kite Decorating Jean MacLeod, Author and China Included Adoptive Parent Dr. Jane Liedtke, CEO and Founder OCDF 4:30-6:00 Dinner on your own p.m. 6:00-7:30 Resources for Chinese Poolside p.m. Culture and Language tables: Learning Included Try a game of Dr. Jane Liedtke, CEO and Kingka! The Founder OCDF language learning tool 7:30-8:30 Williamsburg Room: that’s easy to Movie for adults & play as a tweens/teens (ages 12 and family. up) (50): Included Academy Award Winning Documentary: The Blood of Yinzhou District (AIDs in China has caused 100,000 children to become orphans) Included Dr. Jane Liedtke, CEO and Founder OCDF Your Options for this OCDF Chinese Culture Weekend: 1. You can join OCDF for the day (as a commuter from home or work) PREREGISTER WITH OCDF FOR THE CONFERENCE!! See form below. 2. Or , stay at the hotel with the group! Fly in or drive in! And, Also - PREREGISTER WITH OCDF FOR THE CONFERENCE!! Call: 1 800 448 2296 to make hotel reservations (tell them you are booking Our Chinese Daughters Foundation) or go to www.ocdf.org for the link to hotel reservations or go to http://www.holidayinn.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hotel/STLSC and enter booking code OCD for Our Chinese Daughters Foundation. Cost per night is $79.00/room for the group’s block of rooms. Deadline for group discounted hotel room reservations is November 15, 2009 Overview of the Holiday Inn South County Center, St. Louis: Free parking for overnight guests 149 guestrooms and suites In hotel Malone’s Neighborhood Grill and Pub restaurant (kids 12 and under eat free with adult meal purchase) 24-hour business center with internet access and in-room internet access Valet laundry and guest laundry facilities, coin-op laundry available Modern fitness center for overnight guests Nearby restaurants Tucker's Place Location: Adjacent to Hotel Transportation: Take I-70 West to I-270 South to I-55 North to Lindbergh Blvd (Exit 197). Make a right onto Lindbergh, and then a left into the Marshall's Plaza and follow to the hotel. Our address is 6921 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis International Airport (STL) Distance: 22 MI / 35.4 KM South West to Hotel Taxi Charge (one way): $50.00 (USD) Time by taxi: 30 - 45 minutes Spirit of St. Louis (SUS) Distance: 15 MI / 24.14 KM South East to Hotel Taxi Charge (one way): $40.00 (USD) Time by taxi: 30 minutes Train Station Name: Kirkwood Amtrak Station Distance: 7 MI / 11.27 KM South to Hotel Make a right on Kirkwood Road which will turn into Lindbergh Blvd at I-44. Keep following Lindbergh Blvd approximately 5 miles to Marshall's Plaza on the left. Make a left into Marshall's Plaza and follow to the hotel. Our address is 6921 S. Lindbergh. What’s Nearby? Gateway Arch and Laclede's Landing (10 MI / 16.09 KM ) Edward Jones Dome, Busch Stadium (10 MI / 16.09 KM ) Grant's Farm (6 MI / 9.66 KM ) Six Flags (18 MI / 28.97 KM ) St. Louis International Airport - Lambert Field (22 MI / 35.4 KM ) Union Station (10 MI / 16.09 KM ) Missouri Botanical Gardens (12 MI / 19.31 KM ) Riverboat Gaming (10 MI / 16.09 KM ) St. Louis Zoo, Science Center, Forest Park (14 MI / 22.53 KM ) Anheuser Busch Brewery (8 MI / 12.87 KM ) Busch Soccer Park (Fenton) (7 MI / 11.27 KM ) Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (3 MI / 4.83 KM ) Downtown St. Louis (9 MI / 14.48 KM ) Magic House (8 MI / 12.87 KM ) City Museum (11 MI / 17.7 KM ) OCDF Chinese Culture Day – St. Louis, MO – December 5th Adoptive Family and Agency Registration Form Submit with your check payable to OCDF and mail to: OCDF, 109 West Monroe St., Bloomington, IL 61701 Or, email for to: Lynn@ocdf.org and call 309-829-8202 for credit card payment (Visa or Mastercard). Questions call: 1-866-460-OCDF or 309-829-8202 and ask for Lynn or Jane. Deadline for group discounted hotel room reservations is November 5, 2009 Return this form for your Family Registration to OCDF by November 15, 2009. Remember space is limited! Contact Name: ___________________________________________________ Telephone: ________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________ City: _____________________ State: ________ Zip: __________ Email: ______________________________________________ Names as they should appear on nametags: (Add name/agess if you have more people in your family) Room A Adult 1 ___________________________________ Child 1 __________________________ Age ________ Child 2 __________________________ Age ________ Adult 2 ___________________________________ Child 3 __________________________ Age ________ Child 4 __________________________ Age ________ Room B Adult 1 ___________________________________ Child 1 __________________________ Age ________ Child 2 __________________________ Age ________ Adult 2 ___________________________________ Child 3 __________________________ Age ________ Child 4 __________________________ Age ________ We are (circle one): Staying at the Holiday Inn St. Louis Commuting from Home/Work Staying with Friends in the Area Registration Total (see bottom of registration form): $______________________ Payment Method: Check Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard) Credit Card Number ______________________________________ Expiration Date __________ Name as it appears on the card __________________________ Signature ________________________________________________ (if emailing, then write OK to process) Registration for Programs Some programs are limited in number/space. Registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis with ALL sessions requiring preregistration by November 15th. At least 1 adult must be registered to register teens or kids. Each adult attending seminars needs to be preregistered. We will have your tickets and nametags at the OCDF Arrival Table in the meeting room area on Saturday morning. Please be sure all preregistration payments are made by November 15th or your tickets will be given to other families wishing to attend those sessions. We will do our best to get you into your first choice time-slot but if we can’t, we will put you in the next available time-slot for that program topic. Remember that Arts and Crafts for kids are for ages 6-12. OCDF staff will only teach the crafts and provide help but are NOT responsible for your children if they wonder away from the group. We suggest that parents of young children be sure there is one person available to be with your children while in the pool area. Children ages 5 and under are the responsibility of the parents throughout the weekend. Questions? Please ASK Lynn 309-829-8202 or Jane@ocdf.org. Contact Name _____________________________ Adult Cost Per Teen Cost Per Kids Cost Per Family Person Person Person Fees cover our costs for meeting rooms, supplies, and speakers coming from out of town. Cost Ages 13-18 Ages 6-12 Indicate #______ of persons (tickets) even for Free programs! Capacity for each program is listed (Max. #) Base cost for family (includes all Free and “Included” programs) $20.00 #____ $10.00 #____ $5.00 #____ Good for attendance Saturday Saturday, December 5th Resources for Chinese Culture and Language Learning (Max. 100) Included Returning to China with Your Adopted Child & What’s in an Orphanage File?* (Max. 100) Included *Attend this program and receive a $500 gift certificate - OCDF China Tours group tour program in 2010-2011. Meeting Birthparents – What happens when a homeland tour becomes a birth-family reunion? $10.00 #____ (Max. 100) Adoption – Parenting Your Tween (Max. 40) $10.00 #____ Attachment Therapy: A Parent’s Guide to Asking Questions (Max. 40) $10.00 #___ What’s it like to go to school in China? (Max. 40) Included Included Included Teen Leadership Camp & Tween/Teen and Family Volunteer Programs in China (Max. 100) Included Included Kids and Teens Helping Kids! Make blankets and dolls for orphanages in China (Max. 80) $15.00 #____ $15.00 #____ Arts & Crafts #1 Inner Bottle Painting and Calligraphy (Max. 80) $5.00 #____ Arts & Crafts #2 Peking Opera Masks & The Monkey King Puppets Story-telling (Max. 80) $5.00 #____ Arts & Crafts #3 Lantern Making and Kite Decorating (Max. 80) $5.00 #____ Teen Workshop – Teens Write/Illustrate Their Story Ages 13-18 (Max. 40) $20.00 #____ Documentary: The Blood of Yinzhou District (ages 12 and up) (Max. 50) Proceeds go to 900 $5.00 #____ $5.00 #____ Backpacks project for orphans in China – parents died from AIDs Payments are due in full by check or credit card by November 15, 2009. Unpaid preregistrations will be cancelled at that time to allow for others to join the program. Questions? Call Lynn 309-829-8202. SAVE A COPY OF THIS FORM FOR YOUR RECORDS! Total Cost Include 2 pages when submitting registration. OCDF Cancelation/Refund and Liability Policies: 1. Holiday Inn St. Louis sets their own cancellation/refund policies on hotel room reservations. Therefore, if you need to change or cancel your rooms, please make arrangements with them directly. See their website for more information or call their reservation number listed previously in this document. OCDF does not set the policies for room reservations at this or any hotel where our programs are scheduled. Please work with the hotel staff directly if you have questions or concerns. 2. OCDF Chinese Culture Day/Weekend Programs require preregistration in order for us to prepare program supplies and materials, pay for airfares and other transportation/lodging for presenters, and meeting space expenses. Therefore, we will only refund cancellations that we receive prior to November 15th. In this way we are able to accept other families who wish to join us for this weekend program. Cancellations received after November 15th will not be refunded. Remember that OCDF is a 501c3 non-profit organization and not a bank – we must cover all the costs and expenses of our programs. 3. Waiver of Liability – by registering for this event, each family assumes responsibility and liability for its own family members including children and teens as well as any accompanying friends and other family members. Our Chinese Daughters Foundation including its employees/representatives is not responsible for your safety in the hotel, meeting areas, indoor pool and hot tub, common areas of the hotel, restaurants, parking areas, and transport to/from the event. While we will select a facility with reasonable due diligence, we are not responsible for the acts/actions of the Holiday Inn Waterbury, CT – it’s employees, facilities, services, and safety. When using the swimming pool areas, please take care to watch your children carefully and provide suitable safety gear while in the water and around water-related activities.
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