We have the hotel booked and it is going to be awesome! A fantastic rate of $99.00 a night! Yes, you read that right! The convention committee secured a rate of $99.00 a night at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Greentree, PA. The hotel is just a few minutes from downtown Carnegie OR Downtown Pittsburgh. To get to Carnegie you do not have to get on the highway, a bonus! You get breakfast with your stay, free parking, and shuttle service to airport if needed. The hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool, exercise room and onsite food service areas!
The Grand Banquet & Ball celebrating the UOL’s 75 years is of course being held on Saturday Night, 7.30.2022. The theme for the night will be of the 1940’s design with all the elegance. The evening will be busy and fun but come ready to dance to the sounds of “ZIRKA” from Canada! Visit our website and watch videos to hear and see the band to help you get excited for the evening! Tell your friends and neighbors to plan for a once in a lifetime Zabava at this convention! Remember the days of the many tables in the ballroom for conventions? Wonder how many we can fill again this coming July?
On the UOL Website there is a section under membership that has a few statements from UOL members on the UOL’s purpose and the conventions importance. One member says, “As a family reunion, the Convention rekindles the flames that have been flickering or even close to extinguishing within each of us. Everyone comes back warmed by the joys of the Convention, armed with memories of touching moments, inspirational liturgies and prayer services, incredibly funny experiences (karaoke can certainly bring a crowd to tears from laughter) and heartfelt one-on-one talks with each other. I believe that these moments are in fact far more important than the business decisions and the huge accomplishments of the UOL. The community, the sense of belonging to the family of Ukrainian Orthodox Christians is our purpose.”
Visit our convention website at https://orthodoxcarnegie.org/75thuolconvention to view additional information about the 75th UOL Convention on the hotel and events but also Pittsburgh and Carnegie! You can see what you can do before and after the convention to make your trip a truly rewarding visit or vacation! Information about our various fundraising events for the convention ahead of time that you can participate in (you do not have to be a local either) in also can also be found! Watch our social media and website for some exciting videos, pictures from the history pages and of course news about the upcoming convention!