Houston Plant Fest 2009
I felt the need to make a separate post so it will be easier for everyone to see the details. Below are the informations resulted from today's NASH officers' discussion. The events are planned out so we can maximize the second weekend of April. Note that these activities are more like tentative plans but the dates are pretty much set in stone. This is so folks around the country can start making their plans to come down. So here it goes:
Date: April 9 to April 12
Thursday: Welcome visitors and gathering.
Friday: San Marcos Field Trip.
Saturday: Tour of Houston's LFS in the morning and presentation at ADG after lunch.
Sunday: Everyone goes home, hopefully happy and satisified
The details. On Thursday, people will be picked up and brought to the hotel. The hotel has an excellent rate of $70 per night and is the nice Crown Plaza situated near the central region of Houston. We will have an informal gathering at a member's place to social and mingle and basically just get to know one another. Then on Friday, we will wake up before dawn(literally) so we can spend a great part of Friday out in San Marcos doing what this trip is all about! Saturday, we will go out in the morning to tour around the aquarium stores around Houston and then head to ADG for some great presentation. Thereafter, we will go to Dan's aquarium store and have some awesome home-style barbecue for dinner! Sunday, hopefully people will have rested well and be yearning to go back home to their loving families Thus, that concludes the '09 Fest and hopefully we will be able to do one every other year!
In this event, we sincerely ask visitors to pay a registration fee of $15 and this is to help us cover the rental fee of vans and other amenities. For the most part, though, the activities and events will be pretty much supported and covered by NASH.
If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to any of NASH officers: Kevin, Luis, Thanh, and Paul by means of PM or e-mail.
***Officers, if the any of the above info is inaccurate or need to be changed, please let me know so I can go and edit the original post without adding clutters.