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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Daughters of the Nile 2010 Convention To Be In Indianapolis

This article appeared this morning on Inside Indiana Business. Good for the home team here in Indiana.

The Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association (ICVA) has booked the 94th annual convention of the Daughters of the Nile for June 13-17, 2010.

The convention, called the Supreme Session, is expected to draw more than 4,000 attendees, fill 6,700 hotel room nights and generate $4.3 million in direct visitor spending.

“We are delighted to welcome this outstanding philanthropic and service-oriented organization to our city,” said Don Welsh, ICVA president and CEO.

“Harmony in the Heartland” will be the theme of the convention, which will be hosted by the Evansville-based Isis Temple under the leadership of Sue Layman.

Daughters of the Nile is an international fraternal organization for women 18 years of age or older who are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason, or Daughter of the Nile. Founded in 1913 in Seattle, Daughters of the Nile has more than 35,000 members in 147 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Daughters of the Nile contribute more than $1 million annually to the Shriners Hospitals for Children to be used for the medical care and rehabilitation of children. Since 1924, Daughters of the Nile has contributed monetary gifts of more than $45 million.

For more information about the Daughters of the Nile, see their website here.

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