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					   APCA & JOINT SERVICES SINGLE SERVICE MEMBER MEETING WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

WORKSHOP NAME         Joint Services Single Service Member Meeting, Festival Workshop & APCA Conference

DATE/LOCATION         11-15 March 2008
                      11 March: Joint Services Meeting
                      12 March: Festival Training
                      12-15 March: Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities National Conference
                      Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 United States
                      Phone: (404) 659-6500 Fax: (404) 524-1259

DISCUSSION            This workshop will bring together representatives from all services to discuss recreation
                      programming and trends in entertainment and special events that are of primary interest
                      to 18-25 year old single Soldiers. Critical issues such as inclusive recreation
                      programming for wounded warriors and identifying recreation as prevention for serious
                      injuries will be key points of the agenda.

                      This workshop is being held in conjunction with Association for the Promotion of
                      Campus Activities (APCA). The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities is a
                      national campus activities organization that was founded in 1994 and services the needs
                      of Campus Activities Programming Departments throughout the United States. APCA
                      offers various online services, including artist tour schedules, a campus activities
                      employment search engine, professional training and an exclusive member’s area
                      providing various membership services.
                      For more information about the national Conference:

                      Association for Promotion of Campus Activities Website: www.apca.com

WHO SHOULD            APCA is a resource for Special Events/ Entertainment
ATTEND APCA           Coordinators, General Recreation Specialist,
                      Business Program Managers, Family Program Managers,
                      and Child & Youth Program Specialist. Each garrison
                      is encouraged to send their Festival Program
                      Coordinator. Individual representatives from any of
                      The other MWR program areas mentioned are encouraged
                       to attend.

ATTIRE                Business casual for conference. Dinner attire for APCA awards banquet March 14.

ORDERS                Garrisons who will be participating in the 2008 Festival will be centrally funded for one
                      individual to attend the training. All others will need to be funded by the Garrisons.


LODGING               Army /Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard/Air Force reservations:
                      Contact the Sheraton Atlanta directly at (404) 659-6500 and ask for the
                      Government/APCA Convention rate before February 6, 2008. To view hotel amenities
                      or print a downtown area map click on their navigation tabs of their website at
                      www.sheratonatlanta.com


TRANSPORTATION        The closest airport is Atlanta International (ATL). Call the LINK shuttle at (404) 524-
                      3400 to make your reservations for round trip airport/hotel shuttle transportation.

                      All events are held within the hotel. Rental cars are not necessary and will not be
                      authorized for centrally funded attendees.

                      For those that will be driving, the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel has $12.00/daily valet parking.
                      A Special $5.00 per day self parking will be available for APCA attendees.

REGISTRATION          Army Festival of the Arts and Selected BOSS attendees will be centrally funded.
                      Registration fee is a military discount of $79.00 per person. APCA Memberships fees for
                      FY 08 have been pre- paid for all Garrisons. Festival attendees registration forms should
                      be completed and sent via e-mail to Joe.leavell@us.army.mil. BOSS attendees
                      registration forms should be sent to Marlon.martin@us.army.mil. All others complete
                      online registration form. ALL Participants must make their own hotel and
                      transportation arrangements.
POINTS OF CONTACT   For Joint Services Single Service Member Workshop Questions, contact your Service
                    Coordinator:
                    Army: Marlon Martin at marlon.martin@us.army.mil
                    Navy: Julie Smith at julie.k.smith@navy.mil
                    Marine Corps: Michael Brown at Michael.a.brown7@usmc.mil
                    Coast Guard: Gary Scheer at GSCHEER@CG-EXCHANGE.COM
                    Air Force: Margaret Barnett at Margaret.barnett@randolph.af.mil

                    Festival and APCA questions contact:
                    Joe Leavell at joe.leavell@us.army.mil


ACTION              To register for the Joint Services Single Service Member Workshop, 11-15 March 2008,
                    complete attached registration form and email NLT 6 February 2008 to the email address
                    indicated on the form.
                    To reserve lodging, contact Sheraton Atlanta NLT 6 February 2008 Phone: (404) 659-
                    6500 Fax: (404) 524-1259


TENTATIVE AGENDA    11 March 2008 – Joint Services Meeting
                    12 March 2008 – Festival Meeting
                    12-15 March – APCA National Conference
                    Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta, GA

                    Monday – 10 March 2008
                    Travel – Hotel Check-In 3 pm

                    Tuesday, 11 March 2008
                    7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
                    First Floor – Sheraton Atlanta
                    7:30 am – Welcome and Introductions Keynote Speaker
                    Service Briefs
                    Are You Listening? presented by HQUSMC Semper Fit and Prevention and Intervention
                    Lunch on your Own
                    Inclusive Recreation for Wounded Warriors presented by Cindy Barkhour and Tracy
                    Crawford
                    4:00-6:00 pm APCA National Conference Registration and Presentation.


                    Wednesday, 12 March 2008
                    7:30 am Festival Workshop
                    11:30 am -12:30 pm Lunch on your Own
                    12:30 pm – APCA Pre-Conference Educational Sessions
                    3:00 pm - APCA Conference Kick Off

                    Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 13-15
                    8:00 am to 11:00 pm
                    Education Sessions, Entertainment Showcases, Novelty Showroom.
                    www.apca.com/schedule.html

                    Sunday, March 16 Travel – Hotel Check Out 12:00 pm
                             ARMY APCA REGISTRATION TRAVEL FORM
                                  Joint Services & Festival Training

Complete form and return as an EMAIL ATTACHMENT
                                         Last Name:
                                         First Name:
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                                       Position Title:
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                                       Duty Station:
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                                  Commercial FAX:
                                    DSN Telephone:
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         Official Mailing Address (State or Country):
                                  ZIP or Postal Code
  Mode of Transportation (if by POV, include round-
                                       trip mileage):
                                         Airfare ($):
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                             Smoker / Non Smoker:
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                                    Return Location:
           Official Travel Card (Indicate Yes or No):
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                                          Supervisor:
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                                     Return To:                             ARMY APCA POC
                            DEADLINE 6 FEB 2008                           Joe.leavell@us.army.mil

				
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