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HalloweeM 42: WeeM, The Universe, and Everything

October 26 – 29, 2017

Hospitality

As always, we look forward to bringing you a massive feast throughout the weekend. In addition to salty, sweet, and savory snacks; soda/pop, wine, wine coolers, and beer; and our 24-hour salad bar, all served throughout the weekend, you can expect the following meals at the listed times:

  • Thursday Dinner: 7:00 - 8:30 PM TBA
  • Friday Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast - Bagels & Schmear, Hot (microwavable) & Cold Cereals, Fruit, Yogurt, Milk, Coffee, Juices
  • Friday Lunch: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM TBA Toppings accompanied by Sides
  • Friday Dinner: 5:30 - 7:30 PM TBA
  • Saturday Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast Items plus Hot Breakfast Specials TBA
  • Saturday Lunch: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Dinner: Per our WeeM tradition, no dinner will be served on Saturday night so you can enjoy one of our local restaurants
  • Sunday Breakfast: 8:30 - 10:30 AM Continental Breakfast Items plus Hot Breakfast Specials TBA
  • Sunday Lunch: WeeM Style (a.k.a. leftovers!)

Snacks:

We know that Mensans love to eat…all the time, day and night. We will have snacks available 24 hours a day, including:

  • Drinks - milk, juice, soda, hot chocolate, coffee, hot tea, iced tea
  • Salty and sweet snacks - chips, pretzels, candy, cookies, ice cream, many & more
  • Salad bar will be available 24 hours with salad, fruit, cheese and other yummy noshy bits

For our friends with food allergies and sensitivities:

We will do our best to have a vegetarian option and a gluten free option available at each meal. If it is not clear, please ask. Please note: We are preparing food in a shared hospitality prep area and serving buffet style serving a large crowd using volunteer and hotel staff. We cannot guarantee that items are free from cross contamination. Ingredient lists will be available on site. But if you do have severe/life-threatening allergies, we recommend you take precautions to minimize your risk since our volunteers focus on replenishing the food, snacks, and beverages and are not trained to address dietary concerns.

We (Susan and Rhonda, the Hospitality chairs) will be around for any questions, comments, and concerns.

No dinner on Saturday?

It’s a regional gathering tradition that Saturday is a separate meal from the RG hospitality meals and offerings. In the past, we offered a banquet on Saturday night, but by popular demand, we have shifted to this being a time when you can plan a meal or outing with friends to enjoy on-site and nearby restaurant offerings. Below is a list of links to some terrific restaurants, sorted by their proximity to the hotel. Visit the links for full menus, prices, and to find out if reservations are recommended (or required). The hotel website also includes a list of restaurants nearby.

On-site Dining:

  • Saranello's - Italian, casual, part of the Lettuce Entertain You group

Walking Distance:

  • Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Northwest US fusion, upscale, in the parking lot of the Westin
  • Twin Peaks - Sports bar, casual, in the parking lot (NNW) of the Westin
  • Spears - Bourbon, Burgers, & Beer, casual, in the parking lot (NNW) of the Westin
  • The Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Pub fare, casual, across the street from the Westin
  • Buca di Beppo - Family-style Italian, casual, across the street from the Westin (Prior Chair's recommendation - make sure to take a group or a hearty appetite. The portions are HUGE!)
  • Benihana - Japanese, casual, across the street and 0.6 miles south from the Westin (Prior Chair's recommendation - Yes, it’s a well-known chain, but it's so much fun! How can you get tired of onion volcanoes?)

A Quick Drive:

Deadlines

  • Registration - July 17th is the last day to qualify for the special early bird discounts. Discounts for advanced registration are available through October 12th. (Note: Full payment is required by the appropriate deadline to qualify for any discount).
  • Excursions - Sign up for either of the Excursions before October 12th. Since space is limited, the deadline may move up depending upon demand.
  • Lodging - The hotel is offering a discounted WeeM rate of $117 through July 1st, subject to availability. If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.

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