AJMF (VIC) MINI CONFERENCE, GEELONG, 6-9 MARCH 2015

The 2015 Mini Conference will be held  over the labour day long weekend, Friday 6 to Monday 9 March on the waterfront at the Novotel Geelong in Victoria (previously known as the 4 Points Sheraton Hotel).  Accommodation is available at the hotel or adjoining  Waterfront apartments.

There are a limited number of rooms available at the Novotel Geelong for $150 per night.
Members are advised to book early to secure this special AJMF rate.

1. REGISTRATION DETAILS
Registration includes Kosher Friday night, Saturday and Sunday lunch meals.
AJMF Member $495,   Partner $100.
Children  (13-18 years, $100), ( 6-12 years, $75),   Children under 6 free

Conference Registration Form
Complete and return the following form Geelong mini conf flyer and regn form to AJMF.
Email the AJMF registration form to
presvic@ajmf.org.au or mail to PO Box 2270  Caulfield Junction 3161

2. HOW TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION
NOVOTEL GEELONG
Deluxe hotel rooms start from $150 per night for single/double/twin occupancy.  There is a 3 night minimum stay.  Check-in time 15:00 and check-out is 11:00am.  A $30 surcharge applies for a third child/adult or rollaway bed.

Book rooms directly with the Novotel Geelong using the following form: Novotel AJMF Accomm Reservn Form.

Complete and return the Novotel accommodation form to:
Novotel Geelong Reservations, 10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong VIC 3220.
Fax 03 5223 3417   Telephone 03 5223 1377     e: reservations@novotelgeelong.com.au

WATERFRONT APARTMENTS
Two bedroom apartment prices start from $300 per night and three bedroom apartments start from $320 per night.  There is a 3 night minimum stay.  The apartments have direct access to the hotel and its facilities.

Apartments can be booked directly via  0439 435 957 or www.geelongbayescapes.com.au

3. PROGRAM (provisional)
Friday night Kabalat Shabbat and dinner.
Saturday morning Shabbat service, followed by non-electronic Interactive Hypothetical, “If you are not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space” moderated by Dr Paul Fineberg, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.
Shabbat lunch, then rest of afternoon free.  Optional walking tour.
Saturday night – social activity after Shabbat finishes.
Sunday morning – education program, followed by lunch.
Remainder of Sunday/Monday – free.

4. THINGS TO DO IN GEELONG AND SURROUNDING AREA
www.whatsoningeelong.com.au
www.tourismgeelongbellarine.com.au

www.geelongaustralia.com.au/gbg – Geelong botanic gardens and teahouse.  Established over 150 years ago, the gardens include 36 trees on the National Trust Register of Significant Trees. Free guided tour on Sunday 8 March at 2:00pm

www.mgccgeelong.com.au – MG Classic Car Show – 8th March, Steampacket Gardens (opposite the Novotel Hotel)

www.motorcitymusicfestival.com.au – Music Festival at the Geelong showgrounds 6-8 March

www.underwaterexplorergeelong.com –  semi-submersible underwater viewing vessel providing views of Geelong’s Corio Bay and the waterfront from above and below the water

www.adventurepark.com.au – family fun park, water rides, archery, minigolf (see website for full information and special offers) about 10-15  minutes drive from Novotel Hotel at 1249 Bellarine Hwy, Wallington, Geelong