Dear All,

This April 11, 2012 marks the 100 years commemoration of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to the United States of America. ‘Abdu’l-Baha landed in New York City via the S.S. Cedric on April 11, 1912 making April 21 to May 2, 1912 his first Ridvan celebration in the United states.

This Ridvan 2012 therefore represents the culmination of this 100 years period.

In honor of this occasion, and in coordination wither prophetic Mayan Calendar prophecies for 2012, we have decided to welcome all the friends, and everyone and anyone they would like to bring along with them, to join us here at the International Center In Colorado this RIDVAN 2012.

The dates for our Open House will be Friday April 20 through May 2, 2012.

People are welcome to come for either of the two weekends in which key note presentations and spiritual workshops are to be planned. This will be Saturday and Sunday April, 21 and 22; and Saturday and Sunday April 28 and 29. People are also welcome to come for the entire period especially if travelling from overseas.

We will have a group living accommodations at the Baha'i Center offices during that period--with priority going to international travelers. Also some of the friends may be willing to open up their homes during this period to other out of town guests. There are also hotels and lodging in the near area in the local towns of Paonia, Hotchkiss, Delta, and Montrose, Colorado.

We hope that everyone will at least be able to come for one of the weekend events.

For people traveling long distances from overseas, as well as within the US, we hope this timely announcement provides sufficient time in order to make travel arrangements.

For more information please contact the Council at Or e-mail your phone number and times at which you would like to have a phone conference chat, and we will call you from the Center to speak about the logistics of this 2012 Open House Gathering.

"And the Temple in Heaven was opened...."

In service,

Neal Chase,