Time to Register for Midyear, Legislative Seminar!, by Melanie Brunson

ACB is gearing up for the 2015 affiliate presidents’ meeting and legislative seminar.  It is my hope that everyone who reads this will start making plans to join us for these events.  You can begin by reserving your room at the Holiday Inn National Airport and completing your registration form.
 
We will again meet at the Holiday Inn National Airport, located at 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, Va.  Room rates are $132 per night for singles and doubles, plus 13% tax.
 
This year’s schedule is a bit different than in past years. The ACB board of directors will meet on Saturday, Feb. 21. The affiliate presidents’ meeting will be one day only this year, Sunday, Feb. 22. Legislative seminar will be on Monday, Feb. 23, and participants will go to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
 
Interested in attending?  There are two things you need to do.
 
Let us know of your intent to attend by completing a registration form by Feb. 9.  Registrations received after Feb. 9 will be assessed a $5 late fee.  You can register online, by phone or e-mail.  To register online, use this link, https://register.acb.org/ or find it on acb.org in the Quick Links box.  If you prefer to register by phone, call the Arlington office at (202) 467-5081 or 1-800-424-8666, and ask to speak with Francine.  You can also e-mail Francine at fpatterson@acb.org.
 
The Holiday Inn National Airport is ready to take room reservations as well. Reservations can be made by phone or online.  To reserve your room online, use this link: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/arlington/wasdc/hoteldetail. You will need to enter our group code, which is ACB, in order to get our rate. To reserve your room by phone, you can call the hotel directly at (703) 684-7200, or use their toll-free number, 1-800-294-5059. Again, remember to give the agent our group code, ACB.
 
Look for more details as we get closer to midyear, but I hope this information will be enough to get you started making plans to join us.