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BHAAAS 6th Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL

6th Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida
When: 19th-21st, October, 2012
Where: Marriott Sawgrass resort, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Djenita Pasic,
Emir Festic,
Nura Festic,
Aida Hozic,
Andi Arnautovic

Dear all,

I am excited to share with you some early info about upcoming annual 2012 BHAAAS meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (Jacksonville area). The meeting is scheduled for October 19-21, with a preliminary activities scheduled for October 19-20, and Sunday, 10/21 will be free for the additional social program and tours. This area is certainly one of the most beautiful areas in the USA, see, and I strongly recommend you take a day or two extra to explore it, you will be glad you did it…

Below you will find helpful information to assist you and your guests in making room reservations at Marriott Sawgrass resort ( We secured the group rate of $179 per night. The resort has committed to provide us with 30 rooms, and beyond that number the rooms will be given based on availability and the “first-come” basis. The price includes free parking on the site. The resort shuttles operate frequently between the resort and the private Beach Club, Cabana, just 5-minute drive away.

Guests can call the Marriott resort directly at (800)457-4653, the guests will need to mention that they are with BHAAAS 6th Annual Meeting Group to get your group rate.

Guests can book online by going to: for a deluxe guestroom with either a king bed or 2 double beds.

They can also go to: and select Reservations, then enter your group code BHABHA for a deluxe guestroom. Please note that the cut off date for your reservations is9/19/12.

In the proximity of this resort, approximately 5-minute walking distance, there is a Hilton Garden Inn hotel, with a lowest advanced internet booking rate at this time of $159 per night. This will be an alternative hotel in the case we fill all available rooms at Marriott Sawgrass, or for those who would choose this less expensive rate at this time.

I would also like to ask you that you please confirm by email ( ) your participation in the meeting as soon as you make the reservation, which will allow the organizing committee to better plan the meeting and activities.

Please note an honorary guest speaker, Ambassador David Scheffer, will deliver a speech entitled “The Legacy of the War Crimes Tribunals” at the 6th annual meeting. Attached please find a flyer for Ambassador Scheffer’s book: “All the Missing Souls” which will be available shortly.

Looking forward to see you all in Ponte Vedra Beach this fall!

On behalf of organizing committee,

Emir Festic


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