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U.S. 2023 National Conference October 6-8

March 04, 2023 10:38 AM | Deirdre Marlowe (Administrator)

photo of Frost Valley entrance with US Servas logoSave the Date - October 6-8

This fall we are hosting the U.S. Servas  National Conference from October 6th-8th at Frost Valley YMCA Camp in Claryville, NY, about 2 ½ hours northwest of NYC. This gorgeous 5,000-acre facility is located on the ancestral homeland of the Munsee Lenape people. Since this weekend precedes Indigenous Peoples Day, we have reached out to the Lenape and hope to have them participate.

photo of fall foliage in the Catskills

This year’s conference will focus on peace … with our planet, our world of nations, our country, our community, our tribe, and most of all—ourselves. We are planning a festive, informative, and rewarding event with presentations, hands-on workshops, break-out sessions of special interest, and music and social events in the evenings. Up to three US Servas members will be recognized for their noteworthy efforts to promote peace. They will be presented with our first-ever, US Servas Peace Awards (see article). 

Make it a Vacation

  • two nights in NYC with Servas hosts
  • two nights at the conference
  • two days in the NY Finger Lakes region 

Visit wineries, hike the incredible Watkins Glenn Gorge, visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown or the Corning Glass Museum. Early October in the Catskills is spectacular with pleasant temperatures and brilliant fall foliage near its peak. Look for more details about the conference in upcoming issues. We look forward to seeing you there.


  • April 08, 2023 7:23 PM | Anonymous member
    Hi, I would like to attend 2023 National Conference to be held at Frost Valley YM CA camp. What is the cost, registration etc. I need details. Please let me know. Thank you
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    • April 17, 2023 8:10 PM | Bill Magargal (Administrator)
      We are finalizing the costs now. The conference website will be available in May. Thank you for looking into it.
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    • May 17, 2023 12:48 PM | Anonymous member
      I absolutely want to attend. I live about an hour away. I can host two people one in a bedroom one on my sofa in my living room.
      I want to know the cost as well if I stay at Frost Valley.
      Please let me know what I need to do!
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  • April 13, 2023 7:19 AM | Anonymous member
    What is the best town to fly into? Will there be a shuttle available to take us to the conference? Is there any spare time available. Will we need to rent a car? Is it best to drive your own car? I have so many questions but it sounds wonderful. Joy
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    • April 17, 2023 8:13 PM | Bill Magargal (Administrator)
      Hi Joy - Laguardia, Newark, and JFK all work. In may we will put p the conference web pages with information about cost, location, accommodation, presentations and how to get there. We are also looking into chartering a bus from/to NYC if enough people are interested to make it cost effective.
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  • April 20, 2023 12:25 PM | Anonymous member
    My home in the NY Thousand Islands Region (City of Watertown, adjacent to Fort Drum) is only a 4-hour drive. Fly into (and out of) Syracuse and I can be your host/guide before the conference (while I have another conference immediately after in Cincinnati, OH). Call/text me at 916-877-5947 if you don't want to find my contact info online.
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    • May 06, 2023 12:00 PM | Anonymous member
      I live in NewPaltz New York an hour 1/2 to Conference. I can accept 3 people the day before or after if there are any interested parties.
      Let me know
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