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Typical Agenda for Home Hosts

JAPANESE EXCHANGE – SEPTEMBER 10-17, 2007

Sunday, September 10
Arrive at the airport by 4:00 p.m. - no later than 4:15. I will be at the foot of the escalator to hand the welcome bags to each host family; you will give them to the ambassadors. We will go to the 2nd floor, and be to the right in the area near hotel check-in (with our banner) to wait for arrival.
Evening for meal with family and early to bed.

Monday, September 11
Drop off your guest(s) at the Japanese Bridge in Big Spring Park by 10:25 a.m. (nearest point is to drop off on Monroe Street close to parking garage) In case of rain, drop off at Municipal Bldg., 308 Fountain Row, for the Mayor’s office. Pick up at 2:30 at Huntsville Botanical Gardens.
WELCOME DINNER, 6:30 p.m. @ Faith Presbyterian Church (bring a potluck dish)

Tuesday, September 12
Bring ambassador(s) to Trinity United Methodist Church back parking lot by 8:15 a.m. BUS LEAVES AT 8:30 for N’ville!
Expected return to Trinity, 6:00 p.m. – we will call if later. [I NEED YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER]

Wednesday, September 13
FREE DAY – Rest is a good idea! Your guest(s) may want to participate in your family activities or not. You are encouraged to do what seems best for your particular situation.
COTTAGE DINNERS in the evening.

Thursday, September 14
Bring ambassador(s) to Trinity United Methodist Church back parking lot by 8:15 a.m. BUS LEAVES AT 8:30 for B’ham! Expected return 6:00 p.m. – we will call if later. Evening with host family

Friday, September 15
Deliver guest(s) to Space & Rocket Center by 9:00 a.m. Pick up at 2:00. Afternoon and early dinner with host family
GAME NIGHT 7:00 p.m. @ First United Methodist Church, 120 Greene St.
Wesley Center, 2nd floor Youth Room – watch for signs in the hallways.

Saturday, September 16
FREE DAY – rest, explore, guests will pack, etc.
FAREWELL DINNER, 6:00 p.m. @ First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall (have you made your $12 reservations??)

Sunday, September 17
Be at the airport by 10:00 a.m., flight is at 11:30.

ENJOY YOUR WEEK AND YOUR NEW FRIEND(S) !