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Sheraton Iowa City Hotel 1210 South Dubuque Street Iowa City, IA 52240
The Sheraton is located in downtown Iowa City, three blocks from the beautiful University of Iowa campus. (Directions to the hotel will be part of your confirmation packet). It is surrounded by restaurants, art galleries, book stores, and interesting shops, and is less than four blocks from the historic UUSIC building.
A discounted rate of $99 per night per room for one to four occupants is available. Children under age 18 may stay free with a parent. Rooms must be reserved by March 27, 2006.
For discounted rate, please be sure to specify that you are attending the Unitarian Universalist Prairie Star District Conference.
Phone: 800-848-1335 Fax: 319-337-7037 Web: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/prairiestar/
Free parking is available for conference participants in the city ramp adjacent to the hotel.
Adult registration includes Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast. If you prefer vegetarian meals, please indicate this on your registration form.
Conference Fees Adult early registration (before March 27, 2006): $115 Standard adult registration (after March 27, 2006): $130 Youth (ages 12-18) registration: $50 K-6 program registration: $40 Child Care (ages 3-5): $40 Registration
Please print the appropriate registration form for each attendee 12 years old and older.
Registration forms (in PDF format). Both forms are required for youth registrants.
You are invited and encouraged to bring your congregation’s banner (and pole) for the Banner Parade Friday evening, and banners will be exhibited throughout the conference. To learn more about banners, visit http://www.uua.org/ga/bannerspecs.pdf. (Note: this links to a PDF file.)
Please check the choir box on your registration if you would like to sing with the conference choir at the Sunday Service at 9:30 AM.
Youth registration is $50, which includes housing and meals. All attending youth must be sponsored by an adult attending the conference. Let your congregation know if you are willing to sponsor a young person. Youth activities will be held at the UUSIC building, 4 blocks from the hotel; and youth will provide the Saturday evening worship service. Youth registration must include both the Youth Social Action Conference Registration Form and the PSD Annual Conference Registration form.
For Children K-6
Scenes of Justice -- We’re More Alike than Different! Children K-6 will explore stories from around the world through activities, games, and art. Parents and participants at the conference will be invited to stop in and participate in any of the projects; and children will eat with their parents or adult sponsors, so this will be a truly integrated experience for the whole family. Registration is $40.
Child care will be available at the hotel for children ages 3-5 years. The fee is $40 per child; registration must be received by March 27, 2006.
Help us give the “shape of justice” a very human and very local face by focusing UU generosity on the Johnson County Shelter House in Iowa City. Shelter House, our county’s only general-use homeless shelter, offers shelter, basic and transitional resources, and encouragement toward self-sufficiency to anyone in our community who needs it. And we can help them meet this need if each of us participating in the conference brings items to donate to Shelter House. The folks there tell us that what they need most are:
Bath towels (new or gently used) Cleaning supplies Coffee Diapers, disposable Laundry detergent Peanut butter Phone cards, prepaid Toilet paper Toothpaste Toothbrushes Women’s personal hygiene items
Let’s gather so much that our UU generosity is truly newsworthy! In addition, 100% of the offering at the Sunday Service will be contributed to the Shelter House.
Please -- come with an open heart and an open wallet!
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