2012 March Trip to Nicaragua

January 4th, 2012 | Posted by hopeadmin in Trips - (0 Comments)

We are now planning our next trip to Nicaragua which will be March 13-20,2012. As always we will be having people coming from many different places, so everyone should buy your own tickets directly but, you must coordinate your arrival and departure to match within one hour or so of the continental flights shown on the sign-up sheet.

The ground transportation, meals, and hotel charges will be $665.00 per person (double occupancy in hotels). Add $210.00 per person if you require a private room. We will coordinate all of this as we always have. In order to insure all hotel reservations we need to have your reservation by February 15th or we may not be able to make these reservations.

I hope that you will be able to make this trip to see our latest work on these projects. Please share this information with your Rotary clubs or anyone else that you think might be interested in going. We will sent a complete itinerary of the trip later to those who are signed up to go with us.

2011 November – December Trip Letter

August 4th, 2011 | Posted by hopeadmin in Blog | Trips - (0 Comments)

A Life Changing Trip to Nicaragua

I hope you will join us for our Nov.- Dec. trip to Nicaragua. This is a great trip where we get to help distribute Christmas boxes to all the children in our schools. Thanks to all the great Rotarians and others who help to prepare the boxes, we will have over 2400 boxes to deliver this year. Those of us leaving from Houston will be departing on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 on Continental flight # 1421, leaving Houston at 6:00 p.m. and arriving in Managua at 9:20 p.m.
We will return from Managua on Tuesday December 6, 2011 on Continental flight # 1423 , Leaving Managua at 8:15 a.m. and arriving in Houston at 11:41 a.m.

Getting group rates for tickets has gotten increasingly difficult. People are coming from so many different places and usually we can get much better prices on line than we can get as a group rate. So we are asking everyone to buy your own tickets directly but, you must coordinate your arrival and departure to match within an hour or so of the Continental flights shown above. I know that American and some others have flights through Miami which closely match this schedule. The ground travel, meals and hotel charges will be $665.00 per person (double occupancy in hotels). Add $210.00 per person if you require a private room. We will co-ordinate all of this as we always have in the past. Payments for this should be sent to:

Hope & Relief International Foundation, Inc.
10700 Gerke Rd.
Brenham, Texas 77833

We will schedule everyone on a first come, first served, basis as of the date we receive your payment. No one will be scheduled before payment is received. Attached is a reservation form which should be completed and sent in with the information and your payment. Please provide ALL the information. In order to secure all the hotel reservations we need to have your registration by NOVEMBER 1st or we will not be able to be sure that we can have a reservation for you.

Remember this is a tropical climate so dress accordingly. Jeans and shorts are great but you need to not wear sandals or open toe shoes when we visit the dump and the more rural areas. A copy of our planned itinerary is attached. Remember that you will need a passport that is not within 6 months of expiring and please use the name exactly as it is on the passport for your plane tickets and on the registration form that you send us.

We are planning on a large group, as usual, for this year end trip and we really hope you can go with us. Please let me know and call me if you have questions.