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May/June 2012

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ferencewas an innovative "Behind-The-ScenesExperience." Attendees personally participated in the inner circle of an advertising agency, took part in the daily operations of the convention center and served as creative staff in a production company where they produced a digital story for the web. CALENDAR OF EVENTS May 3-5,2012"COGICMen'sConference -Men Perfecting Men," Church of God In Christ (COGIC) Men's Ministry, Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, WI. Contact Evangelist M. Coby at (414) 760-1067 for information. May 4-5, 2012 "International Pastors & Leadership Conference 2012," T D jakes Ministries, orange County Convention Center- The Peabody Hotel, Orlando, FL. Contact (888) Bishop2 for information. May 4-5, 2012 "Acquire the Fire," Teenmania, Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Contact Katherine Lawlor at (903) 324-7531 for information. May 11-12,2012,"ISNAEastZoneConference -Upholding Faith and Serving Humanity," ISNA, Hilton Hotel Airport, Tampa,FL.Contact (317) 839-8157 ext. 129 for information. May 15-19, 2012 "North Carolina Gospel Announcers' Guild 2012 Convention," North Carolina Gospel Announcers' Guild (NCGAG), Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Raleigh/Durham, NC. Contact pastor Arvetra Jones, Jr. at (910) 988-4614 for information. May 21-22, 2012, "General Board Meeting," African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), St Louis Airport Marriott,St Louis,MO.ContactDr.ClementW.Fugh at (615) 254-0911 for information. May 26-28, 2012 "ICNA-MAS 37th Annual Convention," IslamicCircle ofNorthAmerica (ICNA),HartfordConvention Center,Hartford,CT.Contact (718) 658-1199 for information. May 27-June 3, 2012,"Prayer on the Sea Cruise,"Ministry Travel, Norwegian Cruise Lines - King's Wharf, Bermuda. Contact Rev. JamillaMantilla at (732) 238-5106 for informa- tion. May 28-June 1, 2012 "COGIC International Women's Convention/Crusade," Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta,GA.ContactMotherWillieMaeRivers at (901) 775- 0600 for information. June 10-15, 2012 "106th Session of the National Baptist Congress," Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center - Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI. Contact Tia Lee at (615) 350-8000 for information. June 11-15, 2012 "Unity People's Convention," Unity Church,DetroitMarriott at the Renaissance Center,Detroit, MI.Contact (816) 524-3550 for information. June 18-22, 2012, "2012 Congress of Christian Education Annual Session," National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. (NBCUSA), America's Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, MO. Contact Dr. Doretha Johnson at (225) 356-5801 for information. June 27-July 4, 2012, "49th Quadrennial of the General Conference – Exalting Christ to Impact the World, AME Church, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville,TN.ContactDr.ClementW.Fugh at (615) 254-0911 for information. June 28-30, 2012,"SummerRetreat LifeCoach forWomen in Ministry," Dr. Juanita Bynum, Renaissance Hotel, Charlotte NC.Contact (866) 942-9686 for information. June 25-29, 2012, "Family Faith Fest," National Baptist Convention ofAmerica, Inc. (NBCA), Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, Birmingham, AL. Contact Rev. S. C. Dixon at (225) 355-5155 for information. HOLIDAY INN RESORT ARUBA ENTICES FAMILIES WITH NEW FAMILY CONNECT ARUBA PACKAGES the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba is taking literally in 2012 with its new Family Connect Aruba packages. Combining the type of fun mom's, dad's and kids all love with the extra space families need, these new value-added EP packages are highlighted by guaran- teed accommodations in connecting rooms, providing guests with 66 square feet of space. Access to all resort amenities (excluding water sports) and daily buffet breakfast for up to two adults are also included. Raul Villagran, director of sales and marketing at the Holiday Family vacations are all about re-connecting, a notion that for 2012 following a comprehensive refurbishment program initi- ated under Holiday Inn's $1 billion global brand re-launch, so all the Inn Resort Aruba, commented on the new packages, saying: "Value and comfort are always important to families when choos- ing a resort home away from home for their vacations. These new packages make the choice in Aruba an easy one, giving fam- ilies enough room to really stretch out, relax and enjoy each other's company in paradise." The 382-room Holiday Inn Resort Aruba has been re-launched extra room families enjoy under the Family Connect Aruba pack- ages is also extra nice. Newly renovated guestrooms nowfeature 37" flat screen LED TV's, new carpeting, power showers and high quality bedding, offering a choice of "firm" or "soft" pillows. Additional enhancements encompass the lobby and com- mon areas, both upgraded to feature a stylish new look. The expansive pool area and Seabreeze Restaurant now sport new designs as well, while fitness center equipment has also been updated. Adding to the value, all children 17 and under stay and eat free through December 31, 2012. Nighty rates start at $531 per- room, EP. No blackout dates or minimum night stay restrictions apply. For Holiday Inn Resort Aruba reservations and more informa- at the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba when sharing accommodations with parents. Free in-room WiFi is also included for all guests. Family Connect Aruba packages are available for resort stays tion, visit, or call toll-free at (855) HINN-AUA (855-446-6282). Black Meetings & Tourism May/June 2012: 29

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