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					REGISTRATION & INFORMATION PACKET
      Annual Meeting and Conference
          November 16-18, 2011
         The Chattanoogan Hotel
         1201 South Broad Street
      Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
Greetings from your TACRAO Board,

It is that time of year again! We are excited for our upcoming TACRAO annual meeting and
conference this November! TACRAO is ready to meet you in the beautiful city of Chattanooga. So
prepare yourself to “Get A Clue” about solutions to everyday problems!

We want you to take a plethora of information back with you to your colleagues and your institution.
This year’s TACRAO annual meeting and conference will be held at The Chattanoogan Hotel in
Chattanooga, TN from November 16th through 18th. You will not want to miss the opportunity to
sharpen your professional skills, find out what’s new in higher education, and renew friendships with
colleagues in our state.

Our conference site is The Chattanoogan Hotel, a fabulous facility in the heart of Chattanooga. The
Chattanoogan is conveniently located within walking distance of the city’s museums, art galleries,
retail establishments, Chattanooga restaurants and the Tennessee Aquarium. Our Big Event on
Wednesday night will be a fantastic evening of laughter and entertainment! It will take place off-site
this year and we will laugh and dine over some great comedy at the Vaudeville Café Mystery Dinner
Theatre.

This year’s TACRAO service project is with the Chattanooga Community Kitchen whose primary goal
is to lessen the poverty and despair among the homeless in the City of Chattanooga and to restore
dignity and self-reliance to those they serve. We are reaching out to all of you who are traveling to pick
up the hotel toiletries that are conveniently placed in your hotel rooms. We just ask that if you do not
use the complimentary toiletry items (such as shampoo, lotion, soap, etc.) to gather them for this
year’s annual TACRAO conference. We will be donating the toiletry items to the Chattanooga
Community Kitchen. This is an inexpensive way to help donate items to the homeless in the
Chattanooga area. If you do not travel please consider starting to gather a few toiletry items over the
next few months to bring with you to this year’s conference. (There is plenty of time to get them on
sale or at a dollar store .) For more information about items that can be donated please visit
www.homelesschattanooga.org.

I look forward to a great conference this year. I hope you and your staff decide to join us in
Chattanooga this year. Please send in your registration and make your hotel reservations today!

Looking forward to seeing you in Chattanooga,



Kim Stephens
President-Elect
kstephens@cumberland.edu
THE BIG EVENT!                                          DOOR PRIZES!

Come join us for a                                      Remember to pack those door prizes! Each
mysterious event! Please                                attendee is encouraged to bring at least one college
plan on joining the TACRAO                              logo item to be used as a door prize during the
Board and your colleagues                               conference wrap-up session.
for a night of food and fun
for this year’s BIG EVENT
being held at the Vaudeville                            SERVICE PROJECT
Cafe Mystery Dinner
Theatre. Come and enjoy dinner and a show that          This year we have an exciting new community
will surely be a good time as this is not your          service project for our TACRAO Annual
ordinary office party. The gang is together and         Conference! We will be donating toiletry items to
everyone is up to their usual antics- office pranks,    the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. Their
relationship tensions and rules…but then the            primary goal is to lessen the poverty and despair
manager finds out something shocking that affects       among the homeless in the City of Chattanooga and
us all! It could lead to murder.                        to restore dignity and self-reliance to those they
                                                        serve.
HOTEL
                                                        If you are currently traveling please feel free to
Make your reservations by                               collect the hotel toiletries and bring them for
October 16th!                                           donations at this year’s conference. This is an
                                                        inexpensive way to help donate items to the
The Chattanoogan has been awarded                       homeless in the Chattanooga area. If you do not
the prestigious AAA Four Diamond                        travel please consider starting to gather a few
Rating for the third year in a row.                     toiletry items over the next few months to bring
The Chattanoogan is the only full-                      with you to this year’s conference. Donation boxes
service hotel in Chattanooga to win                     will be available at registration and during
the award, and one of only 15 in the                    breakfast on Friday.
state to receive the honor. This
luxury hotel features numerous                          *Suggested items for donation are: toothbrushes,
guest amenities to make your stay                       toothpaste, soap (small sizes), single use
comfortable. There is complimentary                     shampoo/conditioner/lotion, sewing kits
wireless internet throughout the                        razors.
hotel. Room rates are $129 per
night. Use group ID #347586 for                         *Other suggestions from the Kitchen include
reservations. Be sure to provide this                   unusual items like:
when making reservations.                               clean socks (white, men's tube socks are best),
                                                        condoms, feminine hygiene items, hand/glove
Hotel Address:                                          warmers, gloves, and hats.
1201 South Broad Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402                            For more information about items that can be
Tel: 1-877-756-1684                                     donated please visit
Fax: 1-423-756-3404                                     www.chattanoogacommunitykitchen.org.

                                                        QUESTIONS?
PARKING
                                                        For Registration/Payment:
Self-parking at the hotel is $8 per day. Valet          Megan Mitchell, TACRAO Sec/Treasurer
parking is available for $12 per day. Guests will use   (931) 221-7280 or mitchellm@apsu.edu
their room key to enter & exit the parking garage
freely each day.                                        For Conference/Events:
                                                        Kim Stephens, TACRAO President-Elect
                                                        (615) 547-1293 or kstephens@cumberland.edu
                         TACRAO 2011 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM
                                 (Deadline – November 1, 2011)
                                  THE CHATTANOOGAN HOTEL
                                   CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
                                       November 16-18, 2011

You must make your hotel reservations individually and no later than October 16. Use the Group
ID # 347586 to reserve your room at the rate of $129 per night for single or double occupancy. Make
reservations by calling 1-800-619-0018 or online at www.chattanooganhotel.com and use the Group ID #
347586.

First Name____________________________ Last Name________________________________

Name for Badge_________________________________________________________________

Title: ________________________________ Institution: _______________________________

Telephone Number:________________ E-Mail: _________________________________________

Mailing Address: _________________________ ____________________ _______ _________
                                           City                 State   Zip

______I will require Americans with Disabilities Act special assistance on site.

Please check those that apply:       ___Member ___Presenter ___Chair/Recorder ___Vendor ____Guest
                                          ___ First-time Attendee ____*Past President of TACRAO

_______ *I will be attending the Past Presidents' Dinner (Thursday, November 17, 6:00 p.m.)

TACRAO Member Registration and Activity Fees:
______$150 Registration Fee (by November 1) includes all programmed activities
           _____I will attend the BIG EVENT
           _____I will attend the Continental Breakfast—Thursday, November 17
           _____I will attend the Business Luncheon—Thursday, November 17
           _____I will attend Full Breakfast—Friday, November 18

______$165 Late Registration Fee (November 2 and later, including on-site)

Guest Registration and Activity Fees:
______ $100 Registration Fee (by November 1) includes all sessions/workshops and breaks
______$50 BIG EVENT - Wednesday, November 16
______ $12 Continental Breakfast - Thursday, November 17
______ $25 Business Luncheon - Thursday, November 17
______ $20 Full Breakfast - Friday, November 18

______ TOTAL (B)

Please complete this form online at www.tnacrao.org or mail payment by November 2 to:
        TACRAO Annual Meeting
        Megan Mitchell, Secretary/Treasurer
        Austin Peay State University, Office of Admissions
        PO BOX 4548
        Clarksville, TN 37044
Refunds/Cancellations: 100% until November 1 ● 50% from November 2-11 ● No refunds after November 11

				
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