Blencowe Families Reunion
Perth, Western Australia 5 - 7 October 2012
Hi Blenco's, Blencoe's, Blencow's, Blencowe's, Blenko's, Blinco's, Blinchko's, Blincoe's, Blincow's, Blinkco's, Blinkho's and Blinko's
(let me know if I've missed yours)
Friday evening 5th October at 7PM - Registration, meet and greet and drinks
Saturday 6th October 9AM to 4PM - Blencowe Families Conference
Biannual General Meeting
Presentations TBA and photo opportunities
Saturday 6th October 7pm - Conference Dinner
Sunday 7th October 9.30AM - Bus trip of Blencowe and Blinco sites around Perth and Fremantle (First 25 people booked get a seat - no charge for this but you buy your own food when we stop).
Bookings for the conference are $100.00 per person and include morning and afternoon tea, lunch and the Conference Dinner.
Payment by direct transfer
Mr A Blencowe
BSB# 805 022
advise of your deposit by emailing Alan
Payment by cheque
Mr A Blencowe
19 Crivelli Parkway
Ashby, Western Australia 6065
Accomodation - you need to be quick: This hotel caters for corporate guests and is nearly booked out due to a world medical conference in Perth. They have suggested you also try the Goodearth Hotel over the road and the Pan Pacific Hotel (formerly the Sheraton) 100 metres west as they are all in the same group. We are advised the Goodearth is better suited to families and have rooms with kitchenettes. We also suggest you try the wotif link below or the Perth Tourist Bureau.
Parking - there is a Council carpark at the rear of the building and the rates are about $10.00 per day. You can rent cars from Perth Airport but If you don't need a car all week, there is a car rental next door to the Ambassadors.
Items for the conference: We would encourage you to make a small presentation about your branch of the family, about 15 to 30 minutes. We would also be interested if anyone can offer advice or instructions about research or other matters of interest to the clan. Please advise if you will bring photos or powerpoints and how long your presentation will take so we can arrange the programme. I will receive the material on Friday evening if it is too large to email and a laptop and projector will be available. Remember, you have to prime the pump before you get anything back!
Posters and wall displays: The Hotel have indicated that displays can be mounted with BlueTack. If you have items that you wish to display, please advise me in advance. Please note that if you display books or documents of value, you will need to supervise them yourself and ensure they are well labelled.
Business cards: These are a good idea and bring plenty.
BFA Newsletter items: Bring those as well.
October is wildflower season here and not too hot or wet, middle of our school holidays and the end of the eastern states ones. Everyone can be home for Christmas and if you are from the north, we promise there will be "no snow". Come early if you want to go to the Royal Show. Come either side if you want to holiday.
Every two years, people representing families descended from Adam De Blencowe (abt. 1310) travel from all over the world to one location to celebrate their kinship. If you are interested, why not join the Blencowe Families Association now and join your distant relations in October. Go to www.blencowefamilies.com and contact the member in your region.
WA Tourist Bureau can set you up with good package deals www.westernaustralia.com/au/Pages/Welcome_to_Western_Australia.aspx
Events coming to Perth http://perth.citysearch.com.au
Perth Royal Show 29th September to 6th October
your Blencowe, Perth research at the Family
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