75th UOL Convention Update
Come one and all!
You’re invited to the 75th UOL Convention!
July 27 – 31, 2022 hosted by Sr. UOL Chapter of Sts. Peter & Paul in Carnegie, PA!
It’s time to renew those old friendships!
Time to make some new friendships!
It’s just time to start doing UOL items again!
The convention theme “In the Beginning” will take you back to the beginning of the UOL with wonderful memories and give us the “beginnings” for the next 75 years of the UOL. The convention committee has some wonderful events planned to take you through all the years and “for all ages”!
We can not wait to welcome you to Carnegie & Pittsburgh!
Wednesday Night will be Hospitality Night with some special treats to help make you feel right at home! If you know anything about Sts. Peter & Paul in Carnegie, you know we “love” to feed people anyway we can! The evening is a great way to catch up with your UOL friends and share memories. Bring pictures to show and stories to tell people, you never know how ideas start! (Think front porch of ASC Dining Hall and everyone sitting around and talking!)
Thursday Night we will have you dancing and remembering Thru the Decades! The evening will have a cocktail hour, dinner and desserts that were popular from each decade! We hope you will come dressed in clothing from YOUR favorite decade! Still have your grunge or poodle skirt? What about that victory suit or bell bottom pants? Tables and favors will be “decked” out to the “Decades” to reflect the periods. You will be able to dance to all the sounds from Big Band to Punk Rock to Rock’n’roll and much more!
Friday Night is a special Ukrainian Christmas in July event. Some special eight-legged friends might be visiting us to share their Christmas Story! The Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Group will be around to provide a new Christmas Show to everyone. Of course, the evening will not be complete without ‘caroling’, so make sure you bring your voices to sing!
Saturday Night of course will be the Grand Banquet and Ball celebrating the UOL’s birthday of 75 years! The theme for the night will be of the 1940’s design with all the elegance. A jazz band will start the night during the cocktail hour and dinner. Afterwards you will be able to dance the night away to the fabulous sounds of “ZIRKA” from Canada! Make sure you bring your dancing shoes!
Sunday will be the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at our parish, St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Mansfield Blvd in Carnegie. Here’s a special note; WE WILL HAVE AIR CONDITIONING IN THE CHURCH THIS DAY FOR YOUR COMFORT! After the service, everyone is invited to our Parish Hall for the Farewell Brunch. (The parish hall is air conditioned too!) There you will enjoy a fabulous sampling of food that will make you wish the convention wasn’t ending! Which the convention isn’t ending, as the memories will always be there, and new ones are “just beginning”.
The convention itself will be held at the Hilton Double Tree in Greentree and the rooms will be $99.00 a night! Look for more information on the hotel, convention events, packet information and other exciting happenings will be available in upcoming news information and on our Website, Facebook & Instagram Pages.
Make sure you follow us on our sites as we also have some fun and exciting convention fundraising opportunities you can participate in, and you don’t have to be local to Carnegie or the Pittsburgh Area either! Our Sure Tip Raffles continually change, and you can play along by visiting this link https://orthodoxcarnegie.org/75thsuretipraffles or following along on our Facebook page. See you soon in Carnegie!