August 2005 Newsletter

In this newsletter:

  • Possible Israel tour this fall
  • New Items in our Online Store
  • Val Smith’s fundraising DVD
  • Presentation Materials update
  • Photo Gallery Updates
    We are considering a tour to Israel this fall. More likely it would be the first of December, if we can find 15-20 interests, we will work out all the details. The cost would be approx. $4,000/person. This would be a 10-12 day trip, covering all the major sites around Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Galilee, and Red Sea crossing site in Egypt. All expenses are included, with the exception of travel to point of departure and souvenirs purchased. If you are interested, let us know as soon as possible. We will consider collecting deposits in Sept.

    We are now making three more DVD’s by Jonathan Gray available in our online store. Volume 4 deals with astronomy, "Strange Signs in the Sky." The pictures on the sky map were used to describe the story and NOT to tell people’s fortunes through stars. Volume 5 tells about the Secrets of Ancient South America. And Volume 6 details some of the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Also note we now offer some beautiful photo prints from the regions where we have toured, suitable for framing.

    Val Smith went on the 2002 tour to Turkey in 2002 with Bill Fry. He has put together a DVD that is essentially a video tour of the Noah’s Ark site. It’s a great item for those who would like a keepsake from their tour, or a gift for those who can’t go on a tour themselves. Val produced the video as a fundraiser for the visitors center and to benefit those ASI workers in Turkey who put themselves on the line to preserve and guide tours to the site. The DVD is available in our online store for $20.00, and the majority of funds generated will be used for the support of the visitors center.

    Our staff is still in the process of putting the presentation materials together. The response has been terrific, with many expressing interest in doing more than just reading about the discoveries. This is a major undertaking and a big step in the promotion of the material, but we believe it’s vital to making the materials available worldwide. The package will include 1,000 color brochures to advertise your programs, 7 2′ x 3′ posters for display at the meetings, 7 PowerPoint multimedia presentations on DVD for you to use, and a sample display. The package will cost $1,200. Let us know if you’d like to be on our notification list when these are ready to ship.

    We are in the process of dividing up the multitude of photos accumulated over the years into separate online galleries according to region/discovery. It’s an ongoing work, creating appropriate captions and sorting the photos, so please bear with us while we complete this project.

    Jerry Bowen, Director
    Anchor Stone International

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