The newsletter (see information at the bottom to receive this newsletter) was chock full of exciting activities for families with Ethiopian-American children in and around the Chicagoland area. Here are a few of the standouts:
Culture Camp Registration Now Open!
Mark your calendars for the Ethio-American Culture Camp this summer, August 1-3, 2008 at Wesley Woods Camp in southern Wisconsin. Join us for this exciting cultural celebration, filled with activities to enrich Ethio-American children and their siblings on their rich Ethiopian heritage!
Register today to save your spot at www.ethiopiankids.net. The early registration program fee (through 6/15) for Culture Camp is $40 to provide activities throughout the weekend, and families can also make lodging and camp meal arrangements online.
*Culture Camp volunteers are needed to help manage information/registration, activity planning, and the Saturday Evening Ethiopian Banquet. Email Bridget for more information.
Save the Date: Upcoming Events
Planning Meeting -- Thursday, May 15th, 6:30-8 p.m.
Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant, located at 5631 N. Ashland Ave. in .
Please confirm your attendance to Carol by Tuesday, May 13th.
Second-Annual Summer Picnic -- Saturday, June 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Burnham Shores in Evanston. Sign up will be available on the website beginning in May.
· We need family photos for our Web site! Email photos to Katie Brabson at Katie@ethiopiankids.net.
· We want to hear from you! We’re trying to collect stories about adopting from firstname.lastname@example.org. . This is a great way to help pre-adoptive families learn from those who have already brought their children home. If you’d like to share your family’s story, email Dan Rafter at
· Join in the conversation: Sign up for the EAKC Yahoo Group at http://www.ethiopiankids.net/page2.php. The forum is designed to facilitate social and cultural activities for families, as well as to discuss issues and share resources related to adopting from .
· Building a Membership Directory – Our group has many familiar faces and we’ve got new families joining everyday! We’re looking for a volunteer to develop and manage a membership directory of EAKC for 2008. Email Carol for more information.
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