Friday, March 7th, 2014
Our Annual Alumni Banquet will once again be held at THE RADISSON HOTEL, 200 Genesee St., Utica, NY on Friday, April 25, 2014. Last year's Banquet, including the space, ambience and menu received many positive reviews, so we are pleased to bring the Banquet back to the RADISSON this year. We will be honoring the Classes of 2014, 1989 and 1964 at this year's Banquet, and as is our tradition, attendees from these honored classes will be the guests of the Alumni Association, and their dinners will be complimentary. For all other alumni attending, the cost of the Banquet remains the same at $35.00, plus your discounted $15 yearly membership dues payment for a total cost of $50.00. If you do not send in your reservation by Friday, April 11, 2014, you will be charged an additional $10 at the door on the evening of the Banquet. Please remember to indicate your choice of entree on your reservation coupon before mailing. If you are financially unable to afford the cost of attending the Banquet, yet would like to be there, please contact Suzanne Barnes at 315-734-3493 and she will see to it that the Alumni Association pays for your dinner. This information will be kept strictly confidential as always. The cocktail hour will be from 6-7pm, and dinner will begin at 7pm. Suzanne Barnes is the chairperson for this year's Banquet. We are anticipating a very enjoyable evening, and encourage all to attend, especially members of our honored classes - 2014 Graduates, 25 year & 50 year classes. Please come out and enjoy some time with your fellow alumni!
The following choices have been made for the food at this year's Alumni Banquet: Our salad will be a Mesclun Salad. Entrees available to choose from will be Chicken Francaise, Prime Rib, Eggplant Encrusted Haddock, and Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes. All selections include chef's choice of vegetable, potato, oven fresh rolls & butter, and freshly brewed coffee, tea and beverages. Dessert will once again be the popular pastry selection at each table. The selections at last year's Banquet were very well received, and we all know that everyone will be pleased with this year's menu as well, and that a wonderful evening will ensue for one and all!
Hotel Rooms Available for the Banquet
A block of hotel rooms will be available for those needing overnight accommodations. The Radisson Hotel will have 10 rooms available on Thursday April 24, Friday April 25, and Saturday April, 26, in case you wanted to visit with friends for the weekend, at the discounted rate of $99/night + tax. The rooms will have either two double beds, or one king size bed. Please state your preference when reserving. The hotel assures me that every effort will be made to accommodate our alumni who wish to spend those nights here in Utica. Those of you desiring accommodations should please call (315) 798-8010 and reserve your rooms by March 25, 2014, and use the reference name St. Elizabeth College of Nursing Alumni Association. Thank you.
Directions to THE RADISSON HOTEL for The Alumni Banquet
From the North: Take Route 12 South to the Downtown exit. Follow Whitesboro St. to Genesee St. & turn right onto Genesee St. Proceed south on Genesee St., through downtown Utica, past the "Busy Corner", and beyond Grace Church on your left. THE RADISSON HOTEL will be on your right shortly thereafter.
From the South: Take Route 8 North, then turn right onto Genesee St. Proceed down Genesee St. heading north through South Utica (and past our Alma Mater!). Drive carefully through the new roundabout on Oneida Square; the Stanley Theater will soon appear on your right. Continue North on Genesee St., about 1/3-1/2 mile, until you arrive at THE RADISSON HOTEL on your left.
From the West: From the NYS Thruway, take Exit 31. Proceed to Genesee St. South, and continue straight down Genesee St. about 1-3 miles until you see THE RADISSON HOTEL on your right. You will pass the same landmarks as in the directions from the North.