Calling ALL SIETAR USA Friends and Colleagues!
An Invitation to Celebrations of Janet Bennett’s Life
Janet always told us that she wanted any remembrance of her to be a joyful gathering of colleagues and friends. In that spirit, we offer two opportunities to come together to celebrate her life, one in-person and one online via Zoom.
Sunday, June 26, 2022 We invite you to a Celebration of Janet’s Life at the Portland Yacht Club, 1241 NE Marine Drive, Portland, Oregon 97211. Please join us for a buffet of appetizers, pastries, and beverages beginning at 1:00 pm. Located on the Columbia River about a 15-minute drive from Portland International Airport, this lovely setting offers both indoor and outdoor areas for our use. https://portlandyc.com/
Please RSVP by May 20th to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you plan to attend and the number of guests, if you might be able to attend, or if you are not able to join us. Also, this is a good place to direct any questions.
Two hotels near the venue are offering reduced room rates and will provide transportation to and from the event. Details will be sent to those requesting it via the email above.
Saturday, August 6, 2022 We are planning a Zoom gathering to allow friends and colleagues of Janet’s from around the world to sign on at their convenience and share stories and memories of Janet. Specific details and a Zoom invitation link will be available soon. If you would like this link, RSVP to email@example.com
Please feel free to share this invitation with others who knew Janet. We appreciate that her impact was wide and many will miss her wisdom and humor—which we will celebrate soon!
Sandra Garrison-Whitmore and Dorothy Sermol
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