DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF MAINE

PORTLAND, MAINE
July 31 thru August 6

Lighthouse It's magical.  It's delightful.  It's full of New England charisma and charm.  It's Portland, Maine, and it's the site of CACI's 2005 Annual Convention.

The sea beckons, and a nautical atmosphere awaits.  Relax on a cruise boat while it takes you on a narrated tour of beautiful Casco Bay.  Visit one of the Bay's many islands and explore the mystery of New England's largest state.

There is a world beyond Portland.  Picturesque seaport Boothbay Harbor invites you to walk its engaging winding streets.  Travel through piney forests to Ocean Point on the peninsula and see the waves crashing upon the craggy, rocky seashore for which Maine is famous.

View the spectacular lighthouses along the coast.  Awaiting you are quaint New England villages, such as Ogunquit Village and Kennebunkport, the summer home of former President George Bush.

Portland Observatory No need for shopping catalogs in Freeport - you have the real thing.  The L.L. Bean retail store is the center of this bustling historic town that features over 170 upscale outlets, world-class factory stores, designer shops, and one-of-a-kind specialty shops.  There are no locks on L.L. Bean's doors – they are open 24/7/365.

Not far from Maine are the White Mountains and North Conway, New Hampshire.  Board the train at the 1874 North Conway Station for one of the East's premier scenic train rides to Crawford Notch.  Travel past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas, and across the famed Frankenstein trestle.

Cost/what's Included:  The special CACI package price of $695 (by May 14) includes:

A single package is $1020 (by May 14).  If you have never been to a CACI Annual Convention, subtract $100 from the above prices.

Getting there:  Continental Airlines, Delta, Independence Air, Northwest and US Airways fly into Portland.  Amtrak also services Portland.  You also can fly into Boston and take Amtrak or a bus to Portland.

For more information, contact:

Janet Yntema
313-882-0990 (EST)
janety602@aol.com
Neal Hyatt
301-229-1455 (EST)
nealhyatt@att.net

To register:  Print, complete, & mail Application Forms (Microsoft Word format):

2005 CACI Convention Forms
(Don't have Word?  Download the Word Viewer)

Let CAC be your Maine vacation this year.

PRE-CONVENTION

BAR HARBOR / ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
JULY 28-31

Acadia National Park is the second most popular National Park in the United States, second only to Yellowstone.  The beauty of the park is unsurpassed.  Bar Harbor itself, the entrance to Acadia, has many options for tours and offers a free shuttle bus to area attractions.

The motel is about 1-2 blocks from the water, where you can pick up water tours and the same distance for the Trolley Tours.  The free bus has many stops around the area with several routes.  We will try to arrange a group dinner on Friday night at Bar Harbor.

Cost/what's Included:  Single - $421, Double - $242.  Optional Trolley Tour - $25.00.  Includes:

Tip suggested if you have more than one bag.  Bus driver tip on your own.

Deadline:  June 18.

The bus will leave the Sheraton South Portland at 9:00 AM on Friday, July 29.  The trip is about 3-4 hours.  We will stop for a lunch break on your own.

Please note that this is the high season at Bar Harbor; the traffic will be heavy.  The motel does have free parking, but the charter bus is really recommended.  Private traffic into the park is limited.

For more information on the Pre-convention, contact:

Neal Hyatt
301-229-1455 (EST)
nealhyatt@att.net
Martha Strachan
508-295-5904 (EST)
marthastrachan@yahoo.com

To register for the Pre-convention:  Print, complete, & mail Application Forms (Microsoft Word format):

2005 CACI Pre-convention Form

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Sunday, July 31
10 am-2 pm Trolley Tour
1-4 pm Registration
2-4 pm Welcome Party
5:30 pm Mass
6:45-7:30 pm First Timers' Welcome Party
6:45-7:30 pm Cocktail Party (cash bar)
7:30 pm Dinner
10-11 pm After Hours Party
   
Monday, August 1
7-9:30 am Breakfast
8:30-11:15 am Delegates' meeting
8:30 am-
  12:30 pm
Trolley tour
11:30-12:30 Candidates party
12:30-4:30 pm Trolley tour
2-3:30 pm Seminar - Fr. Jack Frerker
4 pm Mass
5 pm Board buses for lobster bake
6 pm Casco Bay Lines boat leaves for lobster bake
10 pm Return to dock and board buses to return to hotel
   
Tuesday, August 2
7-9:30 am Breakfast
9-11:30 am Delegates' meeting
12-5 pm Freeport tour
1-2:30 pm Seminar - Fr. Larry Ventline, Resolving Conflict and Anger
5:30 pm Mass
6:45 pm Cocktail Party (cash bar)
7 pm Dinner
9 pm-12 Dance, DJ
11:30 pm-1 am After Hours Party
   
Wednesday, August 3
7-9:30 am Breakfast
8 am-6 pm Crawford Notch Tour
9-11 pm After Hours Party
   
Thursday, August 4
7-9:30 am Breakfast
9-11:30 am Delegates' meeting
12-5 pm Kennebunkport Tour
5:30 pm Mass
6:45 pm Cocktail Party (cash bar)
7 pm Dinner
9 pm-12 Dance, Band
   
Friday, August 5
7-9:30 am Breakfast
9 am-4 pm Boothbay Harbor Tour
5:30 pm Mass
6:30 pm Cocktail Party (cash bar)
7 pm Dinner
9 pm-12 Dance, DJ
11:30 pm-1 am After Hours Party
   
Saturday, August 6
7-9:30 am Breakfast buffet
8 am Departure prayer service

TOUR EXCURSIONS

Deadline for tours is June 18, 2005.  NO REFUNDS OR CHANGES AFTER JUNE 25.  Spaces may still be available after this date and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  Tours are subject to cancellation if there isn't enough interest.

PORTLAND CITY TOUR ~ SUNDAY or MONDAY ~ $23
Sunday ~ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Monday ~ 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM or 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Get on board the "Discovery" trolley.  Enjoy a 90 minute narrated tour that includes Portland' diverse history and architecture.  The childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Victoria Mansion, and the bustling Old Port are just a few of the sites you'll see as we travel from city streets to rocky coast.  Stop for photos at Portland Head light, Maine' 1st lighthouse.  After the tour you will have time to walk down the cobblestone streets in Portland' Old Port near the waterfront, stroll around and poke your head in the many and varied unique shops and relax in one of the coffeehouses.  3 times to select from.

FREEPORT, MAINE ~ TUESDAY ~ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM ~ $15
No need for shopping catalogs in Freeport - you have the real thing.  The L.L. Bean retail store is the center of this bustling historic town that features over 170 upscale outlets, world-class factory stores, designer shops, and one-of-a-kind specialty shops.  On our return we will stop and see "Eartha" for no trip to Maine is complete without seeing "Eartha", the world' largest and most detailed rotating globe.

CRAWFORD NOTCH ~ WEDNESDAY ~ 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM approx. ~ $50
Not far from Maine are the White Mountains and North Conway, New Hampshire.  The bus will take us to New Hampshire where we will board the train at the 1874 North Conway Station for one of the East' premier scenic train rides to Crawford Notch.  Travel past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas, and
across the famed Frankenstein trestle.  Lunch is on your own at the top or on the train.

KENNEBUNKPORT ~ THURSDAY ~ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM ~ $25
Awaiting you are quaint New England villages, such as Ogunquit Village and Kennebunkport, the summer home of former President George Bush.  In Kennebunkport, Dock Square has restored structures that are now boutiques and galleries.  Drive along Ocean Avenue which follows the rocky shore and see the fine old mansions.  Ogunquit has been called an "artist' paradise." Shore Road leads to Bald Head Cliff.  Perkins Cove "seems custom designed for a photo opportunity".

BOOTHBAY HARBOR ~ FRIDAY ~ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ~ $30
Picturesque seaport Boothbay Harbor invites you to walk its engaging winding streets.  Travel through piney forests to Ocean Point on the peninsula and see the waves crashing upon the craggy, rocky seashore for which Maine is famous.  Lunch is on your own.  You can dine at a waterfront restaurant, shop along the winding streets, or take a short cruise.