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
Those wishing to stay in a more resort type setting or in Newport itself
should contact on their own:
Newport County Chamber of
Bed & Breakfast Of Newport
Bed & Breakfast Network of
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