Northeast VOSH reunion August, 1999 Jamestown, Rhode Island

At the Northeast VOSH summer meeting in August Ted and Ellen Collister were honored with a plaque for their dedication to providing eyecare to the needy world wide. Over the last twenty years the Collisters have participated in 33 VOSH missions in eleven different countries.

The following photos were submitted by Nancy Hart.  If you have photos from the weekend in Jamestown, feel free to email or snailmail them in to the Brady.

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The Northeast VOSH summer meeting is set for July 31st & August 1st in

the Jamestown / Newport area. The activities will run from Friday evening

July 30th to Sunday afternoon August 1st. The most important day if you are

pressed for time would be Saturday. Those of you that have made this annual

event in the past in Maryland know we have a tough act to follow. For those

that have never attended, it is a fun filled weekend involving the whole

family. Boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking, mansion tours, shopping, and a

cook out on the beach are just a few of the offerings on the agenda. "Beyond

Therapy" a local rock band with our own Joe England, MD on the sax has

promised to make an appearance. Ladies, no rushing the stage please!

It is also a time to discuss our previous trip and lay the groundwork

for our next mission. Stu Zipper, our medical director stayed behind in

Nicaragua last year to scout out potential sites and he will report to us.

We will begin signing up missionaries for the January 2000 mission at this

time as interest in Northeast VOSH is at an all time high and travel plans

will need to be made earlier then ever.

Travel to the Newport / Jamestown area by car is best on route 95,

roughly 3 1/2 hours from New York City and 1 1/2 hours from Boston. Amtrak

offers service from both cities also. TF Green airport in Providence is

closest and Southwest Air has offered very good fares from the Maryland area

in the past. Logan airport in Boston would be the second airport of choice.

Hotel rooms can be very expensive and in short supply in the area so you

must act quickly. I have on hold a handful of rooms under the name of

Northeast VOSH / Sakovits at the following hotel. They are very basic but

close to Jamestown and reasonable. Rooms start at $70 per night first come

first serve BUT YOU MUST CALL TO SECURE A ROOM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

Hamilton Village Inn

642 Boston Neck Rd

North Kingstown, RI 02852

phone 401-295-0700

fax 401-294-9044

 

 

 

Those wishing to stay in a more resort type setting or in Newport itself

should contact on their own:

 

Newport County Chamber of

Commerce

 

401-847-1600

 

newportchamber.com

Bed & Breakfast Of Newport

1-800-800-8765

or

Bed & Breakfast Network of

Reservation Services

 

401-849-2489

Feel free to contact me for further suggestions or if the Hamilton Inn

fills up. I will be sending out travel information and a loose agenda as we

get closer. PLEASE CALL THE HOTEL TODAY TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

 

 

Summer On!

 

Carl

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