CHARLES L. SOMMERS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, INC.

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    • May 27, 2019
    • June 09, 2019
    • Northern Tier, 14790 Moose Lake Rd, Ely, MN 55731
    Register

    Alumni Work Week: Join us to give back and have fun!

    This is your chance to support the Northern Tier programs. You'll earn a “sweat-equity” polo shirt and enjoy camaraderie with your fellow alumni while giving back. A win-win proposition!

    The upcoming “Work Week” is May 27th to June 9th. We can use help for a day or a week, so come as early and stay as late as you can! Bring your skills and enthusiasm; we will provide on-the-job training and tools. As a bonus, you can take part in training week activities as your interest and time permit.

    This year there are a few new changes in the requirements to volunteer. To attend you must complete “Youth Protection Training” before arriving. You must also bring an “Annual Health and Medical Record” form. An annual medical exam is required if staying more than 72 hours. See this post for details.

    Seminar day sponsored by the alumni association will be on Tuesday, June 4th. It provides staff additional education in outdoor and guiding skills. Past seminars covered topics including route planning, storm-proofing, plant identification, geology, trail baking, fishing, birding, shore lunch skills, history, ecology, astronomy, and weather. Register if you have any expertise to share during this day.

    We hope to hear from you! 

    • Arrange your Work Week participation in advance by registering online.
    • To attend you must complete “Youth Protection Training” before arriving. You must also bring an “BSA Annual Health and Medical Record” form. A physical exam is required if staying more than 72 hours. See this post for details.
    • Sign up early to help Northern Tier and your fellow alumni with planning.
    • Come as early and stay as late as you can. Arrivals starting Monday, May 28th with departure by June 11th.
    • Be a member in good standing. Join online at www.holry.org/joinus.

    Please contact us if you have questions.

    Register to volunteer!


    • August 23, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • August 25, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Ely, Minnesota - Northern Tier
    Register

    Register using this page if you are attending both the reunion and banquet. Click here to register for only the banquet.

    We invite you and your family to the Reunion Rendezvous from Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th! Reconnect with old friends and fellow alumni. Celebrate our mission of supporting the Northern Tier National High Adventure program.

    It's been three years since the last reunion. We’re excited to rendezvous to celebrate the completion of Northern Tier’s 97th season, as we approach the 100th anniversary of the program. Let’s get together to plan and support the next adventure!

    We encourage you to register in advance not only to save but to allow us create the best reunion experience for you. Register by June 19th for the early bird discount.

    Register for the reunion now!

    (If you need assistance registering, please contact us.)

    Agenda

    Friday will begin with an opening dinner at the Sandy Bridges Program Center followed by an evening of campfires and board games. The following morning on Saturday will start with north-woods activities at Northern Tier. In the afternoon we will head to Ely for a cookout in Whiteside Park and Ely attraction and activities (included). We will gather on Saturday night for our biennial banquet. The banquet will include a sit-down dinner, keynote speaker, and auction.

    Registering guests and family

    Bringing family members? After filling out the primary registration form click the "Add guest" button at the bottom of the page to add additional registrants. (All family members must be registered to attend.)

    Your reunion registration includes

    • Lodging at Northern Tier on Friday and Saturday night
    • Meals Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast
    • Reunion t-shirt 
    • Saturday picnic at Whiteside Park with activities in Ely
    • Banquet dinner on Saturday at the Amici's Event Center (catered by Insula Restaurant)

    * Reunion t-shirt and banquet may not be available to "walk-ins" (those who do not register in advance).

    Registration (closes August 1, 2019)

    • January 1 - June 19: Adults - $109; Youth (6 – 17) - $35; Kids (0 – 5) – Free
    • June 20 - August 1: Adults - $119; Youth (6 – 17) - $40; Kids (0 – 5) – Free
    • Walk-ins: Adults - $145; Youth (6 – 17) - $45; Kids (0 – 5) – Free

    Credit and debit card payments are accepted. If you need assistance registering, please contact us.

    Registration policies

    • Registration Policy: Primary participant must be a member of the SAA in good standing (learn how to become a member). If you are not a member now, please join before completing your reunion registration. For planning purposes, all participants must be registered. Members should register participating family members and significant others as guests.
    • Payment Policy: Payment must be received by July 22, 2019. Unpaid registrations after this date will be cancelled.
    • Refund Policy: Registrations cancelled before July 1st, 2019 will receive a full refund. Cancellation requests between July 1st, 2019 and July 21, 2019 will receive an 85% refund. Cancellation requests received on or after July 22, 2019 are not refundable.
    • * An important note about walk-ins: Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Walk-in registration will be available during check-in on Friday evening and Saturday morning at the Sandy Bridges Program Center. Walk-ins will not receive a t-shirt and may not be able to attend the banquet on Saturday. Limited space for walk-ins at the banquet will be given on a first-come basis. Walk-in registration will cost $145 per adult and $45 per child.


    Register for the reunion now!

    • August 24, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Amici's Event Center at 10 W Pattison St, Ely, MN 55731
    Register

    Register using this page if you are attending only the banquet (not reunion). Click here to register for both the reunion and banquet.

    Join us for the association's banquet on Saturday, August 25th at Amici's Event Center. The event will feature a sit-down dinner, keynote speaker, and auction.  Registration for the banquet does not include other activities at the reunion. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

    (If you need assistance registering, please contact us.)

    Registering guests and family

    Bringing family members? After filling out the primary registration form click the "Add guest" button at the bottom of the page to add additional registrants. (All family members must be registered to attend.)

    Registration (closes August 1, 2019)

    • $53 for adults (18 and over) and $35 for children (17 and under)
    • Walk-ins: Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Limited space for walk-ins at the banquet will be given on a first-come basis.

    Credit and debit card payments are accepted. If you need assistance registering, please contact us.

    Registration policies

    • Registration Policy: Primary participant must be a member of the SAA in good standing (learn how to become a member). If you are not a member now, please join before completing your reunion registration. For planning purposes, all participants must be registered. Members should register participating family members and significant others as guests.
    • Payment Policy: Payment must be received by July 22, 2019. Unpaid registrations after this date will be cancelled.
    • Refund Policy: Registrations cancelled before July 1st, 2019 will receive a full refund. Cancellation requests between July 1st, 2019 and July 21, 2019 will receive an 85% refund. Cancellation requests received on or after July 22, 2019 are not refundable.
    • * An important note about walk-ins: Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Limited space for walk-ins at the banquet will be given on a first-come basis. 

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