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Fellow Namibians and Friends of Namibia -
The 6th annual event in Omaha, Nebraska is only a month away – May 25-28th,
2007. This is something that you don't want to miss. Save money –
Register NOW, Book your hotel and travel tickets early! This is the best
time to take advantage of airline deals. Early bird registration ends on
WELCOME TO THE WORLD: Ngunondjerara Kaitjindi born on 11/12/06
Calhoun born on 12/23/06
Zeuakoye Mbai born on 3/1/07
Check out: www.visitomaha.com for more Omaha information.
THANKS to all those that have already sent in their registration and
confirmed their hotel rooms! Here is more of what you have to look forward
Updated Schedule of Events:
Friday, May 25th: **Welcoming Party at Hostess House – Potluck dinner
provided by NCA/Omaha Community. Music by: Champion Sounds - DJ Frank and
Flash da MC.
Saturday, May 26th: CONFERENCE at Trinity Lutheran Church, Potluck provided
by the NCA/Omaha Community. Scheduled to appear (in alpha order):
Helge Staby Deaton – Chairperson of the NCA
Anneline Hatutale – Hostess and MC
Stanley Kaitjindi – Namibian Genealogy
Tujama Kameeta – a Namibians experience
Patricia A. King – Floetry (Spoken Word/Song Poetry)
Constance Mann – UBUNTU Health Empowerment Group
Rachel Nghiwete – Wellness Living, check her out at www.thewellnessplex.com
Representative from the Namibian Embassy
Dr Shamani Shikwambi
Year to Date Review of the NCA
Election of New Committee Leaders – if you would like to nominate someone
or even yourself, let us know.
Election of 2008 Conference City Location – I've heard murmurs of DC again?
Chicago? LA? ________ Your city here? Get your nominations in.
Make your voice heard!
Champion Sounds - DJ Frank and Flash da MC - Party people's sound system of
Southern California, voted Best New Band at the L.A. Carnival 2006 - check
them out at www.cultureknox.s5.com or www.officialflashmusic.com
Melanie N. Nangula Hatutale – Youth singing the Namibian national anthem
with Pianist Miss Jean Johnson
Anneline Hatutale – Mary Kay Cosmetics, for women and men, featuring free
Rachel Nghiwete – Valentina Fitness
Saturday Night: **Club Namibia 2007 – Private Party at Lothrop Social Hall
with Local DJ, Cash bar and Dancing for all ages. Dress to Impress!
Sunday, May 27th:
9:45-10:45am – Invitation to attend - New Life Kidz Rock (Youth Group) –
Trinity Lutheran Church
11am – 12pm: Invitation to attend - Appreciation Church Worship – Trinity
3pm: Fun at the Park - **Miller Park Pavilion events include traditional
braai, potluck provided by the NCA/Omaha Community with soccer, kids
playground, Amagoose, and the youth can enjoy swimming at the Viking Ship –
private membership across from Miller Park. Music by: Champion Sounds - DJ
Frank and Flash da MC.
Keep checking your emails for the latest updates!
If you would like to add your name to the above list, please contact
Anneline Hatutale, official Omaha organizer, by email at: email@example.com
Please include topic, idea, entertainment, suggestions or questions.
Please keep in mind that participation is voluntary, but it your duty to
participate and make this event fun and memorable. Let us know what you got
for the NCA
CONFERENCE FEES (Check out the new rates for lil' kids!), which includes
access to all Events:
MEMBERS: A) $25 for 16 and over, FREE for 15 and under: until 4/30
B) $30 for 16 and over, $20 for 7-15, Free for 6 and under:
5/01 until 5/24
C) $40 for 16 and over, $30 for 7-15, Free for 6 and under: At
Membership is $50/adult annual fee (15 years old and under are free) and is
open to everyone. Check out our website for more membership information or
please contact Helge Staby Deaton (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have
NON-MEMBERS (Check out the new rates for lil' kids!):
A) $50 for 16 and over, $25 for 7 –15, Free for 6 and under:
B) $60 for 16 and over, $30 for 7-15, Free for 6 and under:
5/01 until 5/24
C) $70 for 16 and over, $35 for 7-15, Free for 6 and under: At
BUSINESS VENDOR FEE (not included in Conference fee): $40 for non-Members /
FREE for Members. The vendor fee includes –
1. Space in "Vendors location" on the Conference day;
2. With paid Conference fee - have the ability to be a Speaker/Presenter
during Conference session; and
3. Sunday - Space in "vendors location" (food not included unless paid
conference fee or admission fee for event day) and if within the "sports
day" theme, a presentation may be available.
REGISTER NOW by making out your check or money order to: NCA and send to
our current Chairperson, Miss Helge Staby Deaton at14 Mershon Drive,
Princeton, NJ 08540, or send to official Omaha organizer, Miss Anneline
Hatutale at 2418 Redick Ave.; Omaha, NE 68112. Please clearly list of ALL
names attending, ages and contract information, including email and
**WITHOUT PAID Conference fee, there will be a separate $20 ENTRANCE ONLY
fee at each location, excluding conference. Remember, the entrance fee is
WAIVED for Individuals that have registered and paid the conference dues.
BOOK YOUR HOTEL: La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1201 AVENUE H, Carter Lake, IA
51510. Contact La Quinta at the local reservation # at 712-347-6595 to
make reservations (use your free cell phone minutes) or email: Tesha at
email@example.com with a contact number, and she will call you back to
reserve their reservation.
Hotel provides free 24-hour shuttle service to/from Omaha International
Airport (OMA); also to/from the historical Old Market area in Downtown
Please remember that you can make reservations with a credit card any time
from now on. YOU ONLY PAY ON LEAVING!! AND you can cancel any time until
24 hours prior to arrival at 3PM! SO MAKE SURE YOU ARE AN EARLY BIRD. Early
bird special discount expires APRIL 30, 2007. Make sure to mention you are
reserved under "NCA" to get the discount.
NCA HAS 4 DOUBLE QUEEN N/S ROOMS and 10 KING N/S ROOMS left - all at $79 +
7.35 tax per night, which includes a complimentary breakfast (hot and/or
This price is normally $159/night + tax for the Holiday weekend! Rooms are
going FAST, so BOOK NOW!
It is always best to plan ahead and here our some helpful tips:
HOTEL: Share a room, each room accommodates up to 4 adults. If you need a
roommate to split costs, please contact Anneline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIRFARE: Book your airline tickets to Omaha, Nebraska (OMA)! Remember:
every Tuesday of the week, major airlines post their sales on the internet
directly: American at www.aa.com; United at www.united.com; Northwest
Airlines at www.nwa.com; Continental Airlines at www.continental.com; Delta
Airlines at www.delta.com; or Southwest Airlines at www.southwest.com.
You can always check Yahoo.com. Travelocity.com, or Cheaptickets.com for
the best going fare. If the fare is on a major airline, I would check
those fares on their internet direct website to save on the "travel fee"
that those other sites charge additionally. Plus, you may find a more
flexible travel schedule than offered, at the same price. Of course, there
is always www.priceline.com.
Alternative Airports – But, don't forget to Rent a Car!
Lincoln, Nebraska (Capital City) Airport (LNK) is a 45 minutes drive East
towards Omaha on Interstate-80.
Des Moines, Iowa International Airport (DSM) is 2 hours drive West towards
Omaha on Interstate-80.
Kansas City, Missouri International Airport (MCI) is 3 hours drive North
towards Omaha on Interstate-29.
The Namibian Community in the Americas (NCA) is dedicated to building
community and a sense of unity among Namibians and friends of Namibia in
the Americas, as well as contributing to Namibia's development from the
Visit us at: http://www.namibianca.org