Sfinx Women S.A. We invite you to the mysteries of the Kasbah: Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains, Morocco From 2 – 7 March 2008 Each year on four occasions, Sfinx Women gather in extraordinary places around the world to celebrate the five tenets of their being: sophistication, femininity, influence, networking and x-citement. All events are held in an atmosphere of luxury, adventure and discovery and will include a number of cutting-edge presentations as well as a beautifully-planned discovery of the destination. And of course there will be some wonderful surprises. Sfinx Principals Connie Schottky Osterholt and Buzz McCarthy Cavalier are delighted to invite you to join our fifth Sfinx event in Morocco from 2- 7 March 2008 with an optional 2 day extension. Our Magic in Morocco event will commence on Sunday 2 March 2008 in Marrakech, Morocco, at a former prince’s riad, now transformed into a stunning boutique hotel. Our days will be spent in this colourful and ancient city exploring the souks at the many stalls selling leather goods, hand-crafted gold jewellery, bronze works and other delights, discovering the secrets of Moroccan cooking at our own workshop and visiting the historical sights! On Tuesday afternoon we shall head into the high Atlas Mountains below Imil where we can explore and trek up Jbel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa (and chosen by Martin Scorsese for his film about the Dalai Lama), visit the local villages and delight in the amazing experiences of the Kasbah. On the way back to Marrakech on Thursday we savour the delights of brunch at Richard Branson’s stunning resort, Kasbah Tamadot, the menu created by a young Sth African chef Michelin-trained in Britain. Departure is on Friday 7 March or you can join us for an optional extension to Essaouira, the oldest and most important fishing port in Morocco located on the Atlantic coast. Inhabited by Portuguese during the 17th century and once a pirate community, this is a town that has seen it all, and now is the focal point for the country’s young contemporary artists. We look forward to our adventure here to create friendships and a camaraderie that will take us far beyond this destination. We shall play and laugh and honour each other for the fabulous women that we are. For this is a gift to us, from us because we always give to everyone else, and now it is our time and our turn to receive. Flights and Travel Arrangements You will need to schedule a flight to arrive in Marrakech on Sunday 2 March and depart on Friday 7 March. If you are taking the optional extension your return flight will leave from Marrakech on Sunday 9 March. Visas are not required for most passport holders. Please check. Payment. We are delighted that we now have a secure on-line payment account with Chronopay. All payments will now be made through this system. Log on to our website www.sfinxwomen.com, and click on the application form at the bottom of the Morocco page. You will be requested to fill in all your details and when the payment goes through you will receive a confirmation email from Chronopay. Please then forward this email to Buzz on email@example.com so we know you are booked in. All payments are done in US dollars. We list the approximate conversions in UK, Euro and A$ below but these will change with currency fluctuations. Included in the cost for the days 2 – 7 March 2008 are all - transfers - hotel accommodation (twin share) rooms. Enrolment will be taken in order of receipt. - meals and drinks with meals - all activities. Cost for Sfinx Women For members of Sfinx Women the cost, from pick up at the airport, to your return back to the airport, including the above in twin-share accommodation is US $ 3900. This approximates to Euro 2697 / $AUD 4196 / UK£ 1876. Also included is your momentum coaching session after the event and the intrinsic value of networking with other Sfinx Women. Single occupancy is available on request. Please see below for the extension details and cost. Cost for Guests Guests or friends and colleagues of members are welcome to join Sfinx Women for this experience. The cost for a guest in twin share accommodation is US $ 4650. This approximates to Euro 3215 / $AUD 4999 / UK£ 2237. Single occupancy is available on request. Please see below for the extension details and cost. Not included are all items of a personal nature, including mini-bar and other expenses at the places of accommodation, and flights to and from Morocco. We require all participants to take out travel insurance to cover any contingencies and no responsibility can be taken for anything outside our control. All endeavours will be made to keep the itinerary as planned; any changes will reflect the quality and standard of the original itinerary. The Optional Extension to Essaouira If you wish to join us for the additional two days the cost is $US 1015 whether you are a Sfinx member or a guest. Single room occupancy is expensive and rooms will be allocated according to the order of receipt of your enrolment. The cost approximates to Euro 700, UK£488 and $A1091. If you wish to share this additional two days, please add the cost to your payment total. Please see the note below if you are paying in instalments for the trip. If you are taking this extension please email Buzz now to be added to the list. Cancellation Policy and Payment Options March in Morocco is the prime tourist period so as we must pay deposits immediately, your early commitment would be most appreciated. Should you wish, you can pay by two instalments: a non-refundable deposit of $US1000 now and the balance by January 2. We can be even more flexible should this suit you. Please email Buzz with your request. If you are taking the Essaouira option, please pay for this with your deposit to secure it. Your deposit will therefore be US $ 2015. Please take out travel insurance to cover loss of deposits/payment. Cancellation after 2 January 2008 will incur loss unless your place is taken by someone else. Please let us know your interest Please could you email Buzz now to let her know your intention to join this trip so we can monitor the numbers? Speakers and Presentations The theme at all Sfinx events will be balanced between inspirational, creative, practical, networking and contribution. Should you wish to make a presentation at this or one of our events, please email your suggestions to Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org Spiritual: Joylina Goodings, our special spiritual teacher from England is travelling with us to create some magic for all of us. Joylina is a natural clairvoyant, healer and teacher who shares her skills and gifts with us on our spiritual journeys. Networking: To acknowledge and recognise the true power of women and how that collective power can alter the status of all women, no matter what their background or circumstances. Contribution: Our charter is to direct 10% of our membership funds to charitable causes to provide skills and purpose for the future of women. This is our fifth Sfinx event: in 2007 we shared the magic of Carnevale in Venice, tango in Buenos Aires, the spirit of the land in Africa and the remarkable Himalayas in Bhutan. Other wonderful destinations are in the planning. If you have a particular favourite you would like to visit with us, please let us know. Hot News We are creating a page on our website for all Sfinx Members to be linked to their individual websites. Other additions will be put in place shortly including a list of our favourite developmental books. We are happy to include yours, so please email Buzz with their details. You will want to schedule our forthcoming events in your diary: March 2008 Marrakech, Morocco May 2008 Outback Australia August 2008 Europe – to be announced November 2008 Rajasthan, India email@example.com www.sfinxwomen.com Buzz McCarthy Cavalier Sfinx Women S.A. 27 McArthur Street Malvern Australia, 3144 +61 3 9822 9447 phone +61 3 9824 7179 fax firstname.lastname@example.org Connie Schottky Osterholt Sfinx Women S.A. Dam 4 3111 BD Schiedam The Netherlands +31 102 021 371 email@example.com If you have any friends or colleagues who would like to receive one of our brochures, please email us with their details.