ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS AT MENUCHA
(and paying for them)
PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING
When you register to attend Singtime Frolics 2018, the registration software will offer
choices for accommodation and meals at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center,
and payment options. This note will help you navigate through the registration process. It may also be helpful to look at
Menucha's website .
We plan to handle all registrations on-line.
Several people can register on one form, but since the forms are used to
print a roster, they should all have the same physical address and all have
the same kind of room.
If you have problems on-line,
you have a couple of choices:
- Get a friend to help you. Anyone can go through
the process to register you, including payment that you can settle between you.
- Ask PFS to help you register. Contact the Registar, Ray Ashmun, by phone at
503-281-6790 to get help.
If you've been at Singtime in the past, the software can fill in most of the registration automatically.
Singtime Frolics has a scholarship fund to support people
with limited income. If you request a scholarship when you
register, you will be directed to the scholarship form.
Payment is deferred until the awards are made.
The deadline to register and request a scholarship is February
Fees are reduced for PFS members, and for members of other folk societies. We maintain
the fiction that our societies have reciprocal arrangements, although only the Seattle
Song Circle has one with PFS.
Before you register, you can
join PFS or renew your membership to get this discount. Go to the
PFS website and click on the “JOIN/UPDATE” menu button, or
follow this link .
The most important selection on the registration form is the
choice of room type: Dormitory, Semi-private, Private, or Special Needs.
In the first three, there are a limited number of rooms available,
which the Registrar will assign first-come, first-served. If you register
early, you are more likely to get your choice.
Each room type is described in more detail below.
Wright Hall is the main building, housing the dining room and
the Great Hall where everyone comes together.
In previous years, many dormitory rooms were located in Wright,
but because Easter falls on the Singtime weekend in 2018, this is an unusual year.
(We had the same circumstances in 2016, with very little disruption.)
Menucha tradiditonally holds a sunrise service in the Great Hall on Sunday, open to the
public. Singtime may use a few of the rooms in Wright, but it could be difficult
to sleep in on Sunday. Using more than a few rooms in Wright could also disturb the
service itself. Without many rooms in Wright, dormitory rooms may be in short supply,
and when they are gone, only the more expensive semi-private rooms remain.
A scholarship might help to defer the additional cost.
All rooms are located within about a five-minute walk of Wright.
Sometimes there are stairs or a moderate uphill climb.
Disability and limited-mobility rooms
Three of the buildings have rooms for those with
special needs as a result of disability, for which there is no extra charge.
In many cases, a limited disability can be accommodated in one of the
other room types.
The registration form requests information about your needs,
and the Registrar will call you for any clarification.
Menucha dormitory rooms have bunk beds with good mattresses and ladders.
Dormitory rooms hold six or eight people, with a bathroom opening off the room or
Most dorm rooms are located in Ballard Hall next door to
Wright on the same level.
Lower bunks are always in short supply; there is a discount for taking an upper.
Bedding and towels are not provided in dormitory rooms, but Menucha can supply
them for an extra charge.
Private rooms for a couple have two twin beds or a double bed or both.
In Crevey Hall, they have private bathrooms; a few scattered in other buildings
share a bathroom between two bedrooms.
There is a $50/person extra charge for a private room.
Bedding is provided.
Both people must register on the same form. All the private rooms are a short walk
from Wright Hall.
Semi-private rooms have (non-bunk) beds for three or four people, one double and one
or two twins.
Some semi-private rooms have their own bathroom; some share.
Bedding is provided.
If requested, the registrar will attempt to assign a group of people to
a room together if they all register at about the same time. People with
different physical home addresses should use different forms to
register. However, there is no guarantee that strangers will not wind up in the
same semi-private room; the registar's job is to utilize the limited space.
There is a $25/person extra charge for a semi-private room.
Menucha provides excellent, high quality meals. Special food
needs (vegetarian, gluten free, allergy to some particular food) are
indicated on the registration form, and there is an extra charge.
Each person is treated individually, so in
addition to registering, must fill out a Menucha form at
or telephone 503-695-2243.
You have a choice to come for dinner Friday night at 7 pm.
If you plan to arrive after 7 pm, the cost of dinner is deducted
from the registration fee.
You can only bring snacks to eat at Menucha.
There are no food-preparation facilities, but there
are refrigerators and coffee stations near all the rooms.
The on-line registration system can accept payment by
credit/debit card. If you have a PayPal account you can
use it, but you can use a card directly with or without a PayPal account.
When you pay on line the registration is complete and you are
guaranteed a place at Menucha of the type you selected.
When you have completed the on-line form, you
can also pay by sending a check (payable to “PFS”) to the Registrar:
Singtime Frolics Registrar
3018 NE 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97212
Your registration is complete and room assignment will be made,
when the check arrives; the Registrar will send a confirmation.
Rates for 2018:
The table shows fees for some common registration options.
2018 registration rates for early registration (ends February 22) by PFS member
|No Fri Dinner||$115||$140||$165|
Non-member rates are $10 more; Late registration is $10 more.