News — July 22, 2002
The JCI Congress in Las Vegas?Viva JCI!
It?s time for you to start planning to attend what promises to be an unforgettable event, the 2002 JCI Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. On November 24-28, members from all corners of the world will congregate in the city ?that never sleeps? to make important decisions for the future, as well as to learn, develop themselves, make contacts, enjoy friends . . . and have the time of their lives! Global Day of Thanks A unique event during this Congress will be a ?Global Day of Thanks.? This year?s Congress falls on the United States? national holiday of Thanksgiving. During this time of year, Americans express their gratitude for the blessings they enjoy by feasting with family and friends, and giving back to the community. As the international Junior Chamber family, we will gather and savor a Thanksgiving meal, affirm our thankfulness for Junior Chamber International and our Jaycee friends, and reach out to the Las Vegas community.
Viva the JCI Senate! Since we are commemorating the Senate?s Golden Anniversary this year, plans to celebrate it in Las Vegas include a special Senators? program, a pre-Congress event, and a Celebration Dinner. Additionally, Senators can look forward to several golf outings and tourist excursions, as well as traditional events such as the World Senate Meeting, Senate Lounge, and Senate Breakfast. Registration Early registration cost for World Congress is only US $350 until September 15, 2002. After that, it will be US $400. To register online, please click here. Accommodations The MGM Grand, the five-star headquarters and delegates? hotel, is offering an exceptionally low Deluxe room rate of US $109 per night plus 9% tax for double occupancy, the lowest JCI Congress room rate in recent history! There will be an additional charge of US $25 each for a third and fourth person in the room, and no charge for children 12 years and under sharing a room with an adult. This group rate is available only until October 22, 2002. You must book your hotel room directly with the hotel, and one night?s fee must be paid at that time to hold the reservation. Bungalow, Celebrity Spa or Hollywood Suites are also available in the JCI group room block at higher rates. When you call the MGM Grand at 1-800-929-1111 (toll free) or 1-702-891-7777 to reserve a room for World Congress, give the promotional code JCT002. This will guarantee your JCI group room rate. Do you need a letter to apply for a visa? NOM Presidents will need to submit the names of all potential Congress delegates to JCI at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31. JCI will verify that each delegate is a member in good standing and then will send a copy of the invitation letter to the respective NOM President for each delegate. More details At the "Viva Las Vegas" page on the JCI website at www.JuniorChamber.org, you will find more Congress information. As details become available, the page will be updated. Please check this web page often! Additionally, you will be receiving exciting emails from the Congress Organizing Committee (COC) announcing the latest news. Each Viva! email will entice you with a Las Vegas trivia question. How much do you know about Las Vegas? Find out!