Friday, February 1, 2008

Lobby Day Signup Deadline Today

Vicky McLeod, Chair of the Legislative Committee, had headquarters send this email out to chapter presidents, board members, and the Legislative Committee today. Some chapter officers and members have not received information from their chapter about Lobby Day.

If you would like to volunteer for Lobby Day, and have not arranged it with your chapter president (or the person covering for him or her), time's running out.

February 1, 2008

Dear Chapter Presidents,

Happy Friday!

REMINDER: Deadline to submit ALL registration forms to attend Lobby Day 2008 is today, Friday, 2/1/08, by 5:00 p.m. As I mentioned in my letter dated 1/25, it is the responsibility of each chapter president to forward the registration form to the appropriate individual(s) on your campus and submit the form by the deadline. It is important to complete and submit the registration form by 2/1 to headquarters ([email removed by Unit 9 News editor] or FAX 916-319-4808) since there will be no exceptions for late forms. All reservations must be made by completing the registration form and submitting by 2/1. This includes individuals attending at chapter expense. I have attached the registration form for your convenience.

I want to remind everyone that the dates for Lobby Day 2008 were given at the August 2007 and November 2007 BOD meetings. Due to the Sheraton needing information one month in advance, it is necessary to stay firm with the 2/1 deadline to submit all registration forms even if you will not be staying over night. The reservations with the Sheraton include rooms for participants, meal packets (discounts), meeting rooms, etc. It is necessary for the committee and headquarters to plan for training materials, binders, t-shirts, etc. A lot goes into reserving the hotel and also preparing for the actual training and visits with legislators, so take in to account the planning and organizing that has taken place.

As I mentioned over the telephone last night and through email with various chapters, if your chapter can not afford to send extra participants at chapter expense, please only send the two funded by headquarters (chapter president and one participant). Although the committee appreciates the efforts made to have many attendees, it makes for a stressful event for the chapter and headquarters to try to handle funding at the last minute. Lobby Day 2008 is earlier than usual and everyone involved is doing the best with the short turn around time.

If I can be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me through email. Have a good weekend.



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