"We're looking forward to seeing you in 2011!" says the home page  of the 50th Antiochian Archdiocese Convention taking place in Chicago on July 24-31. Hosted by St. George Orthodox Church of Cicero, Illinois, the convention is meeting at the beautiful Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel, where specially priced rooms are quickly filling up in anticipation of the summer convention. A packed schedule includes SOYO leadership training, a golf outing and a cruise down Lake Michigan, department meetings, a full liturgical cycle of services, Kids Clubs and the Bible Bowl, a Grand Banquet and a Hafli, and several special speakers. Travel discounts are available through United and American Airlines, and Avis and Hertz car rental companies are offering reduced rates as well. All Antiochian faithful interested in attending are encouraged to make their plans now to make use of the available discounts and to secure rooms while they are still open.
For more information, log on to the Convention website .