May 24, 2003 - Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc. -
"Should We Hold an MAF Convention?"
Dear friend of the Masonic Angel Fund,
Over the past few months many members of the MAF community have expressed an interest in convening some type of "Masonic Angel Fund convention". The purpose of this convention would be to provide an environment where MAF trustees and supporters can get to know one another, share ideas and gather new information about fund-raising, planned giving school outreach...etc.
The volunteer staff of the Foundation has been searching for a venue for such a gathering. An opportunity presented itself this week - so we are sending this email to determine the level of interest.
The Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Eastham, MA is hosting a gala weekend (Sept. 12, 13, 14) as a benefit to the Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc. The program is described below. The management of the Sheraton suggested that we might want to combine this with a Masonic Angel Fund convention, since the full convention facilities of the hotel would be at our disposal. While the weekend package is available to anyone, we can focus the Saturday afternoon activities on meetings exclusively for MAF volunteers and their spouses.
Here are the particulars:
Friday September 12th
Evening arrival - dinner on your own
Saturday September 13th -
Morning - Recreation and day spa programs
Mid-day 'till 4 p.m. - Masonic Angel Foundation convention - discussion sessions, seminars...etc. (Content will be determined by level of attendance)
Evening banquet and entertainment (either a Jazz or Blues festival with local musicians donating their services)
Sunday, September 14th -
Buffet breakfast and depature
The cost for the entire weekend package will be $300 per couple. It includes two nights' lodging, banquet dinner and entertainment (Saturday evening) and the Sheraton's fabulous buffet breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The hotel will donate a substantial portion of the package proceeds will be donated to the Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.
Clearly, the goal of the hotel is to fill their property with weekend guests. It will be possible for MAF volunteers to attend the convention alone but the evening banquet and entertainment will be more oriented towards those staying at the hotel - there might be 50 extra "non-Lodger" tickets available.
We need your feedback! Please send an email to email@example.com and indicate one of the following choices:
____ I am interested in the entire weekend package
____ I am interested in the conference, banquet and evening entertainment
____ I am interested in the conference only
____ I would not be able to attend any portion of this event
Please send this information as soon as you can so we can give the hotel an idea of how many Foundation attendees they might have. They will gauge their marketing to "civilians" based on how many overnight "MAF guests" we anticipate.
Thanks in advance,
Bob Fellows/Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.