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Annual Meeting BHAAAS In Jacksonville, Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Dear members and friends of BHAAAS,

It is our pleasure to welcome you again in our home town, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, for 12th annual meeting of BHAAAS, which will take place on November 9-11, 2018.

The meeting will be held in Hilton Garden Inn, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. You can make room reservations by calling (904) 280-1661 and quoting the group code: “BHA”. The standard rooms are quoted $159 and suites are $189. The hotel is located in the Sawgrass Village, walkable plaza with award-winning restaurants, unique boutique shopping, art galleries, home decor and service retailers. For those who prefer resort style hotel, Sawgrass Marriott, where the meeting was held 6 years ago, is only 5-minute walking distance (
The nearest airport is Jacksonville International (JAX), about 35 miles away. I recommend renting a car for those who would want to explore area further, especially St. Augustine, the oldest town in the USA, about 20 miles south (Visit St Augustine | The Vacation Guide & APP to St Augustine, FL). Otherwise, the hotel will provide shuttle for the group activities on Friday and Saturday nights in nearby Marsh Landing Country Club.
If you have any other questions, please let us know. We hope to see as many of you as possible here in November!

Nura and Emir Festic


12th annual meeting of BHAAAS in USA, Jacksonville, FL, November 9-11, 2018

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL


Friday, November 9, 2018

5:00-7:30 pm

Board meeting, conference room, Hilton Garden Inn, ground floor

7:45 pm

Transportation to the Festic’s residence, 109 Arbor Lake Ln, MLCC

8:00-10:45 pm

Welcome party, the Festic’s residence, Marsh Landing Country Club

10:45-11:00 pm

Transportation back to the hotel

Saturday, November 10, 2018 Hilton Garden Inn conference room, ground floor

9:00 am-12:00 pm

General session

Opening remarks, 15 min (Nirvana and Emir)

Past president’s report, 30 min (Nirvana)

New members, 15 min (Nirvana)

Financial report, 30 min (Ismar)

Cultural exchange program with the Sarajevo Philharmonic report, 20 min (Eldin)

Ethics committee report and communication among members, 30 min (Esad)

Introduction to “The Sit Room”, a new book by Ambassador Sheffer, 30 min

12:00-2:00 pm

Lunch ($$)

2:00-3:00 pm

Special report by Prof. Dr. Mirsad Hadzikadic

Socioeconomic, moral and political state of BiH, 60 min

3:00-5:00 pm

Future of the Academy

Non-profit organizations and Board of Directors duties and responsibilities, 30 min (Djenita)

Genetic genealogy: The BH-American diaspora and beyond, 30 min (Almasa)

New president’s report, 30 min (Emir)

Discussion and conclusions

6:45 pm

Transportation to Marsh Landing Country Club

7:00-10:45 pm

Gala, Marsh Landing Country Club (formal attire), $$

10:45-11:00 pm

Transportation back to the hotel

Sunday, November 11, 2018

11 am

Departure to Saint Augustine, FL

11:30 am-12:30 pm

Brunch ($$)

12:30 pm

Sightseeing (self-guided)

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Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville

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