Please join us in welcoming our German Friends to the USA at our 2015 Friendship conference. Our host site will be Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 101 18th St., Moline, IL 61265. You can make hotel reservations by calling 309-743-0101 and mentioning ASHHS to receive the special rate of $113. Breakfast is included in your room reservation. Your conference reservation of $50 includes the buffet dinner on Fri, Aug 21 and buffet lunch on Sat, Aug 22.

Following conclusion of the conference on Saturday morning, we have a weekend of activities planned with farm tours, a Plattdeutsch church service, shopping in historic LeClaire, Iowa and dinner at the Bierstube.

The tour option begins on Monday with a tour of the John Deere Harvester works, the John Deere Pavilion and the Deere homes.

Our excitement really ramps up on Tuesday, Aug 25 as we board the Celebration Belle Riverboat for an all-day cruise up the river to Dubuque, Iowa. On Wednesday, Aug 26, the day is open for shopping, museum tours or an optional Big Band Cruise for an additional $55 which includes lunch. Another tour option is available for a shopping trip to nearby historic Galena, Illinois. We return to Moline, Illinois on the Riverboat on Thursday, Aug 27.

On Friday, Aug 28, we visit the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, followed by visits to the Davenport City Cemetery, Schuetzenpark and Northwest Turner Hall. To reserve your conference and tour package, please fill out the reservation form and return to:

Sue Voss

2312 270th St

New Liberty, Iowa 52765

Make checks payable to ASHHS Friendship Conference 2015. A deposit of $300 for the tour option is required by March 15, 2015 with the final payment of $300 by July 15, 2015.

2015 Friendship Conference Sign Up Form