North Dakota Study Group

Annual Planning Meeting
July 31 - August 2, 2012

Buxton School
Williamstown, Massachusetts

Dear NDSG Members,

The Planning Committee will meet for one weekend each summer at the Buxton School in Williamstown, MA. This is the meeting that sets the agenda for the winter conference in February. All of you who have attended at least one conference are welcome to come and share in the planning work. We expect stimulating, thoughtful discussion, delicious food, comfortable beds, and the beauty of the Berkshires. If you plan to attend the Buxton meeting, we welcome you!

We gather on a Friday evening for the takeout dinner and to go over the agenda; on Saturday, we will spend the day and evening (with breaks for food and good walks, of course!) on planning the annual conference agenda. On Sunday, we meet from breakfast to conclude planning and follow-up assignments. Accommodations at the school (in the dorms) for Friday and Saturday night, as well as meals for Saturday and breakfast Sunday are provided by the School, at no cost to attendees of the Planning Meeting. (Friday night meal not included).

Williamstown is in the far northwest corner of Massachusetts, in the heart of the beautiful Berkshire mountains, 3 hours from Boston and a bit farther than that from NYC. It is a lovely setting.

Anyone who has attended a past February meeting and would like to be part of the planning process for the next NDSG meeting is welcome. If you have ideas to share with the committee, you may also contact a Chairperson who will compile suggestions for the July meeting.

If you are planning to attend:

Please RSVP to Stephanie Lee, Committee Chairperson, by June 30, 2012.

if you are coming to the meeting and your expected arrival time. Anyone who has attended a past February meeting and would like to be part of the planning process for the next NDSG meeting is welcome.

If you have ideas to share with the committee, you may also contact the Chairperson who will compile suggestions for the July meeting.