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41ST EASTERN AREA CONFERENCE THE LINKS, INCORPORATED CIRCLE OF FRIENDS “Revved Up For Service” APRIL 27 – MAY 1, 2011 Bishetta D. Merritt Eastern Area Director Margot J. Copeland National President 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 1 April 27, 2011 Dear Link Sisters, Connecting Links, Supporters, and Guests: It is my distinct honor to welcome you to the 2011 Eastern Area Conference, the “41st Circle of Friends: Revved Up for Service.” What a history we in the East share! Not only was our glorious organization founded in the East, our national headquarters is in the East, and, six national presidents hail from the East. What a legacy! The Eastern Area Team and the members of the CARRS Cluster—the chapters of Central New Jersey, Atlantic City, Rancocas Valley, Raritan Valley and South Jersey, planned a conference that will foster great memories, provide exciting workshops, and fun-filled social events. You will learn cutting edge information regarding health and wellness and the pen-pal program, new ideas on reaching our children and youth, creative programs in international finance and the global marketplace, and, arts initia- tives to make you see “green!” We know you will benefit from the guest speakers, honored guests and conference events. On time, on time, we shall be, so make sure to set your iPhone and Blackberry for the plenary sessions and special events planned for you. There will be snacks during our friendship breaks to give you blocks of time to share friendship or visit the vendors. It is my wish that you explore Atlantic City and experience everything it has to offer! Remember, this is a celebration: The 41st Eastern Area Conference. We will honor our legacy, highlight our present accomplishments, and set goals for the future. We will be Revved Up for Service! The Eastern Area Circle of Friends welcomes you to Atlantic City as we dedicate ourselves to: “Leading With Excellence, Serving With Grace.” Enjoy Atlantic City and enjoy the celebration! Sisterly and Sincerely, Bishetta Bishetta D. Merritt, Ph.D. Eastern Area Director 2 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 3 Dear Sister Links, Connecting Links, and Guests: Welcome to Atlantic City, New Jersey and the 41st Eastern Area Conference! We hope that you are “Revved up” for excitement, and the fantastic activities planned by the Eastern Area Planning Team and the Garden State C.A.R.R.S. Cluster. You were delighted by the 40th Eastern Area Conference in Roanoke, and you will be mesmerized by the 41st Eastern Area Conference in Atlantic City. On behalf of Link Bishetta D. Merritt, our esteemed Eastern Area Director, and the Eastern Area Team, we invite you to Atlantic City to celebrate our legacy, our friendship, sisterhood, love of tradition, and our service to our communities. You will be thrilled with the exciting program and operational workshops, entertainment, and camaraderie during our friendship times. Come to Atlantic City and let us celebrate our successes, heritage, and pride in our great organization. Welcome to our Connecting Links! The Connecting Links of the Garden City C.A.A.R.S. Cluster have worked hard day and night to make this an experience that you will never forget. The Connecting Link’s Committee has planned a multitude of activities such as golf, fishing, a walking tour, games, and friendship time throughout the conference. Thank you in advance for accepting our invitation to the 41st Eastern Area Conference in Atlantic City. Let the Links, Connecting Links, and our guests add more sparkle and pizzazz to the Atlantic City skyline. In Friendship, Mary C. Calloway Eastern Area Conference Coordinator 4 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 5 6 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE JERSEY SHORE The state of New Jersey provides a cornucopia of choices for entertainment, educa- tion, lifestyle and opportunity. It is a state of firsts. It was the first state to sign the Bill of Rights, the first professional basketball game was played in Trenton in 1896, and the first passenger flight was flown from New York to Atlantic City in 1919. Atlantic City is home to one of two international airports in the state. The state is honored to have been the home of the 28th president, Woodrow Wilson and the second oldest State House still in use. The oldest is in Maryland. Still in the Eastern Area!! New Jersey, nestled between Delaware to the south and New York to the north has a glorious history that reflects its contributions to the United States and its people. Who would imagine that the film industry has it origins in New Jersey? Well, it does. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the first movie studio (the black maria), sprocket holes in film and the kinetescope, made his home in the Garden State. Plus, Fort Lee was the motion picture capital in the 1900s. The first western, The Great Train Robbery, filmed in the state, is a silent masterpiece. At one time the state had two personalities, the industrial north known for its textile, iron, and steel plants and the south where farmers grew the crops that feed the state and the nation. Known for its peaches and cranberries, New Jersey also has 127 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. Connected by the railroad, the seashore expanded and the rural south is now as urban as the northern sector. Whatever your pleasure, it can be found in southern New Jersey. From the winery in Egg Harbor and the Wheaton Village glass art museum, to the Edwin Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Lucy the elephant, the library at Rowan College, and the zoo in Cape May, the Atlantic City area is anticipating your arrival to explore its diverse sights and scenes. No, I did not forget the boardwalk, casinos and fabulous shops on “The Walk.” It all awaits you this April! Mark your calendar and join the CARRS Cluster at the 41st Eastern Area Conference! 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 7 Link VIPS to attend Eastern Area Conference!! The historic Eastern Area is proud to welcome the EASTERNAREA 15th national president, Link Margot James Cope- land, Cleveland Chapter, to our 41st Area Conference. She challenged us to rise like the phoenix and soar while we lead with excellence and serve with grace. With her leadership, energy and vision, we will! Link Margot is a daughter of Virginia, and we are excited to welcome her home! The national vice-president, Link Glenda Newell-Harris, the Alameda-Contra Costa chapter, will also be in attendance. Strong leadership, a characteristic of the Eastern Area, exemplifies our excellent past national presidents. They consistently demonstrate their commitment to our organization. Links Pauline Ellison and Gladys Gary Vaughn will join us and share their wisdom. Our former Area Directors, inspiring and dedicated leaders, will participate in the conference: Link Betty Obiajulu, Ninth Eastern Area Director; Link Cecelia Henderson, 11th Eastern Area Director; Link Alethia Spraggins, 12th Eastern Area Director; and, Link Joyce Lowe, 13th Eastern Area Director. Also invited to attend are the current Area Directors: Link Mary Currie, Southern Area; Link Teree Caldwell- Johnson, Central Area; and, Link Barbra Ruffin-Boston, Western Area. 8 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e GARDEN STATE C.A.R.R.S. CLUSTER COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 9 The Garden State C.A.R.R.S. Cluster has established a Learning Center at the Covenant House Rights of Passage as our Community Service Project. This Center will enhance the educational development of at risk youth who are served by Covenant House. Covenant House began its work in New Jersey more than 20 years ago providing basic services to homeless youth on the streets of Atlantic City and Newark. In the beginning, outreach staff traveled in vans to these areas offering food, clothing, counseling and referrals for shelter. In 1993, Covenant House opened their first transitional living program in Atlantic City – Rights of Passage (ROP). Homeless teenagers and young adults call the Covenant House, Rights of Passage home. ROP is an innovative transitional living program that addresses the long-term needs of at-risk youth who come to Covenant House in crisis. The goal of ROP is to meet the needs of youth who have become stabilized enough to benefit from a program that provides education, job training and placement, leading to independent living. The Garden State C.A.R.R.S. Cluster Learning Center will use technology for career explo- ration. As students learn more readily through having an access to technology, the Learn- ing Center will have available new computers and software, bookshelves stocked with educational materials and information on career opportunities that will assist them in their academic advancement. The Learning Center will provide information that will help the students to recognize their potential and identify their career interests and opportunities. The Learning Center will be a permanent educational resource at the Covenant House in Atlantic City and on an annual basis will serve approximately 30 homeless youth who call the Rights of Passage home. The C.A.R.R.S. Cluster’s local chapter will sustain the ROP Learning Center through mentoring programs, workshops-on-the move, training sessions and the awarding of scholarships. On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, our Eastern Area Director Link Bishetta Merritt, Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford, state and local officials will conduct a ribbon cutting cer- emony dedicating the Garden State C.A.R.R.S. Cluster Covenant House Learning Center. 10 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e Agenda: Preliminary Agenda for Links Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Vendor and Exhibits Setup-Hall B 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Area Office Opens-Hall B Show Mgr. Office 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Registration-Hall B Prefunction Area 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Eastern Area Team Dinner (TBA) Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration-Hall B Prefunction Area 8:00 am - 10 pm Vendors & Chapter Exhibits- Hall B 5:00 pm Vendor Ribbon Cutting- Hall B 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Area Office Opens-Hall B Show Mgr. Office 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Scott-Hawkins Institute- Sheraton States Board Room 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Medical/First Aid Station-Hall A Press Office 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Community Service Project/Ribbon Cutting- Covenant House, Atlantic City, N.J. 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Protocol/Hostess Committee Meetings- Convention Center 4th Floor (405, 406, 407, 408, 420) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Concurrent Committee Meetings- Convention Center 4th Floor (405, 406, 407, 408, 420) (Time Keepers, Floor Couriers, Doorkeepers, Swipers) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Leadership Institute II--Sheraton—Sheraton Crown Ballroom (Chapter Officers, Area Officers, Members) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Choir Rehearsal—Convention Center - 401 DINNER ON YOUR OWN 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Conference Opening-Sheraton Crown Ballroom Prefunction Area 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Opening Reception-Sheraton Crown Ballroom “Jazz on the Jersey Shore!” 10:00 pm - Midnight Hospitality Suite –TBA 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 11 Preliminary Agenda for Links Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration-Hall B Prefunction Area 7:00 am - 8:00 am Friendship Time –Hall B 8:15 am - 9:15 am Memorial Service - 402 & 403 9:30 am - 11:30 am 1st Plenary - 402& 403 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Area Office Open – Hall B Show Mgr. Office 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Vendors / Exhibits Open- Hall B 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Legacy Luncheon-“Hats Off to Barbara!”Hall C 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm 2nd Plenary - 402 & 403 DINNER ON YOUR OWN 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Elections Committee Meeting -401 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Meet the Candidates--404 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Special Entertainment-“Circle of Friends Concert” – Hall B (Optional) 8:00 pm - Midnight Hospitality Suite- TBA Friday, April 29, 2011 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration-Hall B Prefunction Area 7:30 am - 9:30 pm Program Breakfast-Hall C 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Area Office Open-Hall B Show Mgr. Office 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Vendors/Exhibit Open-Hall B 7:00 am - 9:00 am Voting- 404 9:30 am - 10:45 am Program Workshops-1st Session-4th Floor Convention Center Meeting Rooms 11:00 am - 12:15 Program Workshops-2nd Session-4th Floor Convention Center Meeting Rooms 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Program Luncheon-Hall C 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Friendship Time- Hall B 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 3rd Plenary Session- 402 & 403 DINNER ON YOUR OWN 6:00 pm--- Shopping and Vendors 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Hospitality Suite -TBA 12 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e Preliminary Agenda for Links 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Friday Night Fun and Games Friendship Activity- C.A.R.R.S. Cluster- Hall C Saturday, April 30, 2011 7:00 am - 8:00 am Friendship Time –Hall B 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Vendors and Exhibits Open- Hall B 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Area Office Open-Hall B Show Mgr. Office 8:00 am - 9:30 am 4th Plenary Session- 402 & 403 9:45 am - 11:00 am Operational Workshops-1st Session 4th Floor Convention Center Meeting Rooms 11:15 am - 12:30 pm Operational Workshops-2nd Session 4th Floor Convention Center Meeting Rooms 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Civic Luncheon - Hall C (Optional) 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm FriendshipTime Hall B 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm White Rose Reception-Hall A & B Prefunction 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm White Rose Banquet-Hall A 10:00 pm - Midnight Hospitality Suite -TBA Sunday, May 1, 2011 Safe Travels!! 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 13 Agenda: Preliminary Agenda for Connecting Links Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Vendor and Exhibits Setup-Hall B 2:00 pm -5:00 pm Area Office Opens-Hall B Show Mgr. Office 2:00 PM - 5:30 pm Registration-Hall B Prefunction Area 6:00 PM - 9:00 pm Eastern Area Team Dinner (TBA) Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration-Hall B Prefunction Area 8:00 am - 10 pm Vendors & Chapter Exhibits- Hall B 5:00 pm Vendor Ribbon Cutting- Hall B 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Area Office Opens-Hall B Show Mgr. Office 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Medical/First Aid Station-Hall A Press Office 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Community Service Project/Ribbon Cutting Covenant House, Atlantic City, N.J. DINNER ON YOUR OWN 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Conference Opening-Sheraton Crown Ballroom Prefunction Area 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Opening Reception-Sheraton Crown Ballroom “Jazz on the Jersey Shore” Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration-Hall B Prefunction Area 7:00 am - 8:00 am Friendship Time –Hall B 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hospitality Suite- Steele Pier-Sheraton 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Golf – Seaview Golf Resort (Optional) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Fishing Tour, Aquarium, Historic Gardner’s Basin Maritime Park -Maritime Park 8:15 am - 9:15 am Memorial Service - 402 & 403 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Area Office Open – Hall B Show Mgr. Office 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Vendors / Exhibits Open- Hall B DINNER ON YOUR OWN 14 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e Preliminary Agenda for Connecting Links 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm Special Entertainment: “Circle of Friends Concert”— Hall C (Optional) Friday, April 29, 2011 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration-Hall B Prefunction Area 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Area Office Open-Hall B Show Mgr. Office 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Vendors/Exhibit Open-Hall B 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hospitality Suite –Steele Pier-Sheraton 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Cape May AfricanAmerican-Cape May, NJ Heritage Walking Tour (Optional) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Friendship Time- Hall B 6:00 pm - Private Shopping and Vendors DINNER ON YOUR OWN 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Friday Night Fun and Games Friendship Activity- C.A.R.R.S. Cluster- Hall C Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Vendors and Exhibits Open- Hall B 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Area Office Open-Hall B Show Mgr. Office 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Hospitality Suite - Steele Pier- Sheraton 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Civic Luncheon - Hall C (Optional) 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm FriendshipTime Hall B 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm White Rose Reception-Hall A & B Prefunction 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm White Rose Banquet-Hall A Sunday, May 1, 2011 Safe Travels!! 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 15 Connecting Link: Event Descriptions Golf Outing Cape May African American Heritage Walking Tour Start the morning early with the feel of the sea breeze against your swing while you warm up to play 18 holes of Connecting Links will experience a brief bus ride south championship golf at the famous Seaview Resort & Spa of Atlantic City to historic Cape May, NJ for the Afri- in Galloway NJ. Seaview Golf Course was home to the can American History Walking Tour. Participants will be Shoprite LPGA Classic, where Hall of Famers Nancy Lopez, exposed to the facts and factors associated with contribu- Betsy King and Juli Inkster, as well as Annika Sorenstam, tions of African Americans to the history of Cape May, NJ. Se Ri Pak and Janice Moodie have played. On April 28, The African American Heritage tour actually begins in the 2011 Seaview Pine Course designed by Howard Toomey & neighboring town of Whitesboro, NJ. Whitesboro was home William Flynn, will serve as host to the Connecting Links to many African Americans who contributed in a meaning- during the 2011 Eastern Area Conference. Greens fee, lunch, ful way to the service industries in the Cape May area; par- prizes and bus transportation are included. See registration ticularly in the Historic District and the renowned Chalfonte page for cost. This is an optional activity. Club rentals and Hotel. The significance of the African American contribu- footwear are available at additional cost. Bus will begin tions to the Cape May culture is as profound as the Atlantic picking up participants at 6:45 am. Ocean is to the seaside topography. See registration page for cost. This is an optional activity. Transportation and Fishing Tour/Historic Gardner’s lunch are included. Bus will begin picking up participants Basin Maritime Park at 8:45 am Left your pole at home? No problem. You can still join Con- necting Links and others for a memorable four hour fishing tour of the Atlantic Ocean’s back bays and coves. Climb aboard Gardner’s Basin Party Boat in Atlantic City and fish for 4 hours (8-12 pm or 1-4 pm) while enjoying the breath taking views of the Atlantic City skyline and coves. After the fishing tour, explore the rest of Historic Gardner’s Basin Maritime Park. Be sure to see the aquarium, diving bell, an- tiques, restaurants and other attractions. The cost is included in the registration fee. 16 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e EASTERNAREA Dear Sister Links: The Eastern Area of The Links, Incorporated will hold its 41st Eastern Area Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey April 27 – May 1, 2011. We invite you to purchase an advertise- ment in our 41st Eastern Area Conference Souvenir Journal. The book will be distributed to approximately 1,200 registered attendees. You may publi- cize your business, celebrate personal or chapter accomplishments, special events, or offer congratulations to family and friends. All proceeds from the 41st Eastern Area Conference Souvenir Journal will help support our Conference and Eastern Area efforts. Please review the attached Souvenir Journal Ad Form. It details ad rates and specifications. We look forward to receiving your ad by Friday, March 18, 2011. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Link Natalie Fant, at (703) 516-7133 or via email at Fantn@aol.com. Sincerely, Natalie H. Fant Souvenir Journal Chair 41st Eastern Area Conference Souvenir Journal 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 17 THE LINKS, INCORPORATED EAC11 SOUVENIR JOURNAL AD FORM Support the 41st Eastern Area Conference by purchasing an ad in our Souvenir Journal. • Publicize your business, products and services. • Celebrate accomplishments and special events. • Congratulate friends and family. Please enter below the identifying information in the blanks. Indicate your action by marking the appropriate box or line, and return this ad form along with your ad. Date: _____________________ Chapter/Company/Individual Name: __________________________________________________________________ Contact Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone: __________________________ FAX: _____________________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Camera-ready ad One ad per Souvenir Journal Ad Form Souvenir Journal Ad Form, Electronic camera-ready ad and special request must be emailed to: email@example.com. Any questions about the Souvenir Journal, please contact Mr. Leslie B. Rhodes at 703-819-0124 or 703-878-2122 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Natalie Fant at 703-516-7133 / Fantn@aol.com Souvenir Journal Ad Form and Laser-hard copy (Proof), disk or CD must be mailed to: Mr. Leslie B. Rhodes, 3668 Bracknell Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Camera-ready art will be imported into Adobe Indesign. Acceptable Electronic Ad File Format Hi-resolution (300 dpi) .pdf, .tiff, jpg or .eps files only. Make check payable to: The Eastern Area of The Links, Incorporated - Eastern Area Conference for the appropriate amount due and mail along with a copy of the Souvenir Journal Ad Form to: Link Natalie Fant, 1127 North Kirkwood Road, Arlington VA 22201. Ad and Check submitted by deadline – March 18, 2011. Please return this form with your ad. ADVERTISING RATE AD SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS Inside Front Cover Sold Full Page Bleed* 8.75” horizontal x 11.25” vertical Inside Back Cover Sold Full Page Non Bleed 7” horizontal x 9.5” vertical Outside Back Cover Sold Half Page 7” horizontal x 4.5” vertical Corporate Full Page $500 Quarter Page 3.25” horizontal x 4.5” vertical Corporate Half Page $300 * Includes .125 inch bleed on all sides. Full Page (Individual/Chapter) $250 Mechanical Requirements: Commercial advertising MUST be Half Page (Individual/Chapter) $150 submitted as electronic data and MUST be saved at 100% CYMK to Quarter Page (Individual) $80 SWOP standards. All elements MUST be placed at 100% size. All pricing includes the cost for black & white photos. Thank you for your support of the Souvenir Journal for our Total Amount of Check $_______________ 41st Eastern Area Conference. 18 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e Traditional Opening and Jazz on the Jersey Shore The opening of the 41st Eastern Area Conference will reflect our glorious years of leadership, friendship and service. We will participate in the traditional Link opening and then enjoy excellent music, delicious food, and thought provoking conversation, while we renew friendships. The opening will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Elegantly causal attire is required for this event. 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 19 Legacy Luncheon: Our 41st Circle of Friends will lovingly share and celebrate the Hats Off to Barbara! Links Legacy of our 10th Eastern Area Director and 12th National President, Link Barbara Dixon Simpkins! Join us to embrace our Link traditions, reflect upon our cherished memories of our sisterhood, and honor the rich heritage of our Founders. We will showcase our remarkable Link journey of friendship and service from our origin in Philadelphia to 2011. The luncheon will also provide the Eastern Area a special opportunity to publicly recognize and honor our 40 year and 25 year sisters. This is an event you certainly will not wish to miss!! What an event, the chance to honor Link Barbara, wear your best hat, and share a special afternoon with friends. Plus, it’s included in registration! EASTERNAREA 20 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e Civic Luncheon In keeping with tradition, our imaginative leader and National President, Link Margot James Copeland will be the guest speaker for the annual civic luncheon. Link Margot’s vision inspires positive change for all members of the Links Incorporated. We are honored to have our innovative, dynamic and creative National President to inspire and challenge us with a message of hope. During the Civic Luncheon, we will honor those who have rendered outstanding service to their various communities. The Hardiman-Johnson Award will be presented. The corporate sponsors will also be recognized for their continued generosity. The luncheon takes place Saturday, April 30, 2011. 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 21 Conference Entertainment T he place to be if you want to celebrate the 41st Eastern Area Conference is Atlantic City. Our days will be full of workshops and business meetings, but our evenings will be jam-packed with good food, fun and great entertainment. On Wednes- day evening join your Link sisters for an evening of great jazz. The Circle of Friends Concert is scheduled for Thursday evening where a national recording artist will provide a night of smooth rhythm and blues hits. Don’t miss an opportunity to relax, unwind and have a marvelous time. On Friday evening you may chose to try your luck at black-jack, roulette, and the slots, OR you may wish to shop til’ you drop with our vendors, OR you may wish to join the CARRS Cluster Links and stomp your feet to the beat of Motown hits and remi- nisce to a soulful ballad. Bring your danc- ing shoes and join the “line.” This will be a night full of fun, laughter, music and yes—plenty of dancing and excellent food. 22 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e TIPS FOR DRESS Wednesday Event: Leadership Institute Attire: Business Casual Event: Opening Ceremony/Jazz on the Jersey Shore Attire: Elegantly Casual Thursday Event: Memorial Service/First Plenary Session Attire: Uninterrupted White Event: Legacy Luncheon: Hats Off to Barbara! Attire: Business Attire and Your Fabulous Hat! Event: Circle of Friends Concert Attire: Elegant Friday Event: Programming Day/Plenary Session Attire: Business Attire Event: CARRS event OR Gamble OR Shop Attire: Casual Saturday Event: Plenary Session/Civic Luncheon Attire: Business Attire Event: White Rose Reception/Banquet Attire: Ladies—White Formal Gentlemen—Black Tie Sunday Travel Safely! NOTE: Feel free to wear your favorite hats to all events!! 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 23 DIRECTIONS TO SHERATON ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL Two Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 609-344-3535 FROM NORTH JERSEY/NEW YORK/CT - Take any major FROM PHILADELPHIA & WEST - Via Philadelphia, interstate highway to connect to the Garden exit Pennsylvania Turnpike at Valley Forge. Exit State Parkway South. Take exit to Atlantic City Expressway (Rt. 76 East) through Philadelphia Expressway (exit 38). Follow Expressway to the Walt Whitman Bridge to North-South directly into the city. Go to 2nd light and turn Freeway. Go to exit to Atlantic City Expressway left onto Arctic Avenue, then proceed to 2nd East. Follow Expressway directly into the city. light and make a left on Michigan Avenue. Then Go to 2nd light and turn left onto Arctic Avenue, go straight through 1st traffic light into the then proceed to 2nd light and make a left on Convention Center for self-parking or follow signs Michigan Avenue. Then go straight through 1st to Hotel Entrance on Miss America Way for valet traffic light into the Convention Center for self- parking. parking or follow signs to Hotel Entrance on Miss America Way for valet parking. FROM MARYLAND, DE, WASH DC, & SOUTH - Take I–95 North to 76 East. This will cross the Walt FROM ATLANTIC CITY AIRPORT - Follow signs out of Whitman Bridge in Philadelphia. After crossing airport to Atlantic City Expressway East. Follow the bridge, follow 76 East to 42 South. 42 Expressway directly into the city. Go to 2nd light South will turn into the Atlantic City Expressway. and turn left onto Arctic Avenue, then proceed Follow Expressway directly into the city. Go to to 2nd light and make a left on Michigan Avenue. 2nd light and turn left onto Arctic Avenue, then Then go straight through 1st traffic light into the proceed to 2nd light and make a left on Michigan Convention Center for self-parking or follow signs Avenue. Then go straight through 1st traffic light to Hotel Entrance on Miss America Way for valet into the Convention Center for self-parking or parking. follow signs to Hotel Entrance on Miss America Way for valet parking. FROM PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT - Take Route 76 East to Walt Whitman Bridge to North-South (42) OR FROM THE CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY - After exiting Freeway. Take exit to Atlantic City Expressway the ferry, take the Garden State Parkway North East. Follow Expressway directly into the city. Go to the Atlantic City Expressway (Exit 38). Follow to 2nd light and turn left onto Arctic Avenue, then Expressway directly into the city. Go to 2nd light proceed to 2nd light and make a left on Michigan and turn left onto Arctic Avenue, then proceed Avenue. Then go straight through 1st traffic light to 2nd light and make a left on Michigan Avenue. into the Convention Center for self-parking or Then go straight through 1st traffic light into the follow signs to Hotel Entrance on Miss America Convention Center for self-parking or follow signs Way for valet parking. to Hotel Entrance on Miss America Way for valet parking. 24 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e EASTERNAREA PROGRAM WORKSHOPS THE ARTS • More than 92 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital will not survive to hospital The Shape of Things To Come discharge. Site-specific public artwork makes art accessible outside the • Unless CPR and defibrillation are provided within traditional confines of museums and galleries. Public Art minutes of collapse, few attempts at resuscitation are cultivates art appreciation and enhances artistic expression. successful. Through high quality public designs, artist, architects and designers work collaboratively to create unique places to • Less than 1/3 of out – of- hospital sudden cardiac display art. Attendees will learn how this process revital- arrest victims receive bystander CPR. izes neighborhoods both aesthetically and economically. Through projected visual images, participants will observe • EFFECTIVE BYSTANDER CPR, PROVIDED the radical transformation of open spaces and its effect on IMMEDIATELY AFTER A CARDIAC ARREST, the public. This workshop will also include an overview CAN DOUBLE, OR TRIPLE A VICTIM’S and guidelines regarding temporary art concepts. CHANCE OF SURVIVAL! Who Should Attend: Arts Facet chairs and members; Health and Human Services Facet encourages each Link to become trained in CPR. Participants of this anyone interested in learning more about The Arts. workshop will be able to learn the core skills of CPR in a short time. In addition, participants will learn HEALTH AND HUMAN how they in turn, can provide CPR training for their SERVICES families, friends and communities, (a new initiative of Health and Human Services). CPR Anytime—Empowering Links to Help Provide Families, Friends and Communities the Skills to Who Should Attend: All Links are invited. Save Lives! Sistas Living Well! A Links’ Guide to Each year in the United States, Emergency Medical Healthy Living Services treat nearly 300,000 victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to What medical screening tests and examinations are anyone at anytime. Many victims seem healthy with no advised for each stage of life particularly for African known heart disease or other risk factors. CPR Any- Americans? What immunizations and vaccinations time was developed to increase CPR knowledge and should we have to help prevent communicable diseases? awareness among the general public and provide an What additional tests should we obtain if we have a alternative “hands only approach” in delivering family history of various diseases and disorders? How CPR services. can Links improve their health profiles by incorporat- ing Life’s Simple 7 principles in their life? Embracing • About 80% of cardiac arrests occur at home, so be- a healthier lifestyle and encouraging immediate family ing trained to perform CPR can mean the difference members to do the same is the greatest gift Links can between life and death for a loved one. give themselves and those we love. 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 25 PROGRAM WORKSHOPS Health and Human Services Facet is encouraging each Link NATIONAL TRENDS AND SERVICES to improve their health literacy and make small changes in their life styles that in time will significantly improve their A New Spin on the Gift of Life health. To that end, we have developed a comprehensive list of guidelines that can be of great assistance in this endeavor The Power to make a difference: donating tissue to sci- -your Links Health Passport! Sistas it’s time to get ence in your lifetime. Organ Procurement Organizations empowered! (OPO) are non-profit organizations responsible for: Who Should Attend: All Links are invited. • Approaching families about the option of donation when they have lost a loved one. INTERNATIONAL TRENDS AND SERVICES • Evaluating the medical suitability of potential donors. • Coordinating the recovery, preservation, and transpor- Global Connections: Circling the World With tation of organs donated for transplant. White Roses in Friendship and Service • Educating the public about the critical need for As an international women’s organization, The Links, organ donation. Incorporated, is in the forefront in addressing issues that transcend our national boundaries. This in-depth, Who Should Attend: Anyone. high-powered workshop will feature an informative and inspiring presentation by a renowned expert on current international issues that seriously affect people of Africa Colgate Palmolive and Oral Health and people of African descent around the world. This The Links to Oral Health Initiative focuses on provid- “call to action” will offer practical and pragmatic infor- ing oral health to our youth. Colgate Palmolive has mation to enable The Links, Incorporated, to continue its partnered with the Eastern Area in this initiative. We leadership role as committed partners and collaborators have had the opportunity to participate in an innovative in the international community. The workshop will also and unique partnership with Colgate-Palmolive. The showcase excellence in Eastern Area International Trends Eastern Area’s “Links to Oral Health” project is collab- and Services and Education Across The Miles program- orating with Colgate Palmolive’s “Bright Smiles Bright ming. These presentations will take a hands-on, interac- Futures” project. tive approach to ensure that participants are afforded the necessary tool kits and planning guides to implement This collaboration offers the Eastern Area chapters the comprehensive, sustainable international initiatives de- opportunity to utilize the Colgate-Palmolive Van. The signed to serve the needs of people of the African Dias- Van comes fully stocked with a dental assistant, gifts pora. Chapters will have the opportunity to participate for the participants and dental literature. The Chapters in the International Trends and Services Swap Shop II. were requested to select their 1st and 2nd choice of dates, recruit children and a dentist to utilize the Van. Who Should Attend: Chapter International Trends Utilization of the Colgate Palmolive Van with your and Services Chairs and committee members, Program Chapter’s Health Fair offers a marvelous opportunity Chairs and anyone interested in learning more about for full health care services. Utilization of the Colgate Palmolive Van could be a standalone project. International issues and programs of The Links, Incorporated. 26 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e PROGRAM WORKSHOPS Numerous Eastern Area chapters have held health fairs nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, and/or dental clinics utilizing the Colgate Palmolive physicians, social workers, chaplains and other care van. The Colgate Palmolive van has been utilized ap- giving professionals. proximately 25 times by Eastern Area chapters and has served over 2,000 children. If you are not ready, you can become READY! Who Should Attend: Anyone Who Should Attend: Anyone READYING for the Rapture You and Your Health The Eastern Area’s Sandwich Generation/Seniors/Care- Now, pharmacogenomics – personal medicine and YOU giving Initiative focuses on providing information and/ will be our focus. Pharmacogenomics focuses on how or assistance to caregivers. This initiative has a two your genetics impacts your response to medications. prong focus by providing information on how to care This branch of pharmacology ensures maximum ef- for others or themselves (self-care). The Links, Incor- ficacy with minimal adverse effects from the medicines. porated but especially the Eastern Area is excited about Personalized medicine has evolved from family his- the partnership with AARP. tory, social circumstances, environment and behaviors. Today, personalized medicine takes into account the The “Are You Ready?” Program was piloted in 2010 in genetic variability of an individual as it impacts the pa- the Eastern Area with the Morris County Chapter and tient’s preventative and therapeutic care. Determining the Washington, DC Chapter. Yes, the Detroit National an individual’s specific therapy is dependent on his/her Assembly unveiled its newest Signature Program – “Are particular medical conditions and genetic composition You Ready?” These chapters will provide insight as to combined with the proper medication with appropriate how chapters can implement the program. dosage that meets each individual’s specific health needs. We will focus on the NEXT STEPS in the “REadying” process. These “Readying” steps would be ensuring Yes, YOUR health is important! We are always re- financial stability and preparing for end-of-life care. searching and providing tools that will greatly impact the longetivity of people of African decent. • PRUDENTIAL will address financial planning. PRU- DENTIAL has a balanced, high-quality portfolio of Who Should Attend: Anyone businesses that are diversified geographically, by mar- ket, and by risk profile. Our wide range of insurance and investment-related products and services enables SERVICES TO YOUTH us to address the ever-increasing retirement needs of people and businesses in the U.S. and abroad. The Best of the Best: Programs That Win • VITAS will address end-of-life care. VITAS operates Several Eastern Area chapters won recognition in De- 46 hospice programs in 15 states and the District of troit for their outstanding programs. Come and hear Columbia. Today, VITAS employs 9,000 profession- from Chapters who will share their success stories and als who care for terminally ill patients daily—primar- give you ideas. Prince George County will share the ily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s components of “Green Light for Excellence,” a pro- inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing gram located at Samuel Massie Elementary. “Green homes and assisted living communities/residential Light” improved grades, provided life skills and de- care facilities. VITAS team members include registered veloped leaders. Raritan Valley will introduce you to Health Links Program, a guided career awareness 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 27 PROGRAM WORKSHOPS experience which focuses on eighth graders. Long Is- land implemented Links to Success: Children Achieving UMBRELLA PROGRAMMING Excellence Program and will share their secrets. The Raising the PMI – Programs Making an Impact - Wilmington Chapter turned their Young Achievers pro- Best Practices in Umbrella Programming gram into an umbrella project. Come and find out how they did it. Workshop attendees will receive specific This workshop is designed to put friendship and service information about the formal and informal events that to work in “Raising the PMI – Programs Making an comprise the calendar year for the Achievers. Impact”. The workshop will promote a comprehensive approach to umbrella programming utilizing the Service Who Should Attend: Open to all Services To Youth Delivery Model in program planning and evaluation. Chairpersons and committee members; all are invited. Chapters recognized by National and Area as “Best Practice” will share their expertise and experience in What’s in a Book Club? how to plan, implement, and evaluate programs. Par- ticipants will have an opportunity to learn how to take “Reading is fundamental.” So is the need for parents their programs from “Good” to “Great” and raise the to read to and with their children. A book club is a impact in their community. Learning how to become dynamic way to encourage reading, instill a passion Best Practice! for reading and foster creative writing skills in young people. Reading takes on new meaning when parents Who Should Attend: All Links, Program Coordinators and their children read together. and Facet Chairpersons and committee members are invited. In this workshop, our panel will give the why’s and how-to’s of a book club. Hear from library experts as they convince you of the value a book club adds to your community. Experienced Chapter members will share the steps to developing book clubs, the costs, and warn you of the pitfalls to avoid. Learn how to make your book club an umbrella project. Leave our workshop with a roadmap to creating your own parent – child book club. Who Should Attend: Open to all Services to Youth Chairpersons and committee members; all are invited. 28 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e EASTERNAREA OPERATIONAL WORKSHOPS Chapter Presidents, and Chapter Public Relations committee ARCHIVES AND HISTORY members interested in learning more about communications and public relations. Invest In Your Future: Understand Your Past The Archives Workshop is designed to put the past to work CONFERENCE PLANNING by: making history a staple, enabling mastery of archival practices and techniques, collecting and protecting docu- Event Planning ments, keeping history current and accurate, and recogniz- ing historical and preservation excellence at the chapter Ever notice how the best meetings and events look effort- level. Participants will be uniquely introduced to several less? Everything just seems to unfold perfectly — and at archival supported activities such as how to: celebrate just the right moment. A well-planned, well-run meeting, milestones and leaders, use the Archives Manual effectively, retreat, or luncheon is a thing of beauty. Come to this work- provide inventory of collections in the repository, monitor shop for tips, techniques, and tricks you can use to put on the transfer of officer and committee reports, records, docu- flawless chapter events. ments, and materials to an appropriate repository at the end of each administration, and conduct a critical review of the Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in learning more third edition of the official history of Linkdom. This will about Event Planning. enhance member services and engagement which is a major contribution to the mission of The Links, Incorporated. The ETHICS AND STANDARDS 1st Eastern Area Legacy Award will be awarded at this con- ference during the Legacy Luncheon. Annual Chapter Certification of Compliance with the Links Organization Code of Ethics Who Should Attend: Chapter Presidents and Chapter and Standards, 2008 Archivists. Are you aware that the Chapter President makes the first COMMUNICATIONS AND implementation step? Who should chair the Chapter Ethics PUBLIC RELATIONS Committee and who should serve? Who is directly respon- sible for the Chapter orientation? What is the relationship of the Area Ethics Chair to the Chapter? What are the Public Relations in Your Chapter: sanctions for not appointing an ethics committee and/or How to Get the Word OUT! the Chapter refusing to comply? After a brief overview the workshop will be divided into work stations where attendees Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of public relations while we will be oriented to each step of the process by members of explore the Links PR Handbook. We will discuss the best the Area Ethics and Standards Committee who were strategies for developing relationships with local media appointed from the Eastern Area. contacts, getting your press releases distributed and your stories placed. Learn what is newsworthy for members of Who Should Attend: Chapter Presidents, Chapter Vice the Links, your community, the Eastern Area and the nation. Presidents, Parliamentarians, Chapter Ethics Chairs and members, and Links. Who Should Attend: Chapter Public Relations Chairs, 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 29 OPERATIONAL WORKSHOPS FINANCE PROTOCOL Back to Basics – Links Finance 101 Protocol From A to Z Good financial management of Chapter funds requires Learn how to do “Do the Right Thing” from the beginning proper accounting procedures and internal controls. Join to the end at this exciting, enlightening, and informative us and learn basic financial policies and procedures at the workshop. Come and enhance your knowledge, awareness Chapter, Area, and National levels. You will receive in- and understanding of the basic protocol practices from A to formation on important deadlines, guidelines on budgets, Z. Participants will leave with a familiarity and correctness Chapter fundraisers (specifically non tax-deductible and of the Protocol of the Links, Incorporated. tax-deductible donations), and all financial operations of the Chapter. We will also conduct a review of key areas in the Who Should Attend: Chapter protocol chairs, commit- National Financial Handbook. This is Links 101! tee members and anyone interested in learning more about protocol. Who Should Attend: Chapter Treasurers, Chapter Finan- cial Secretaries, Chapter Presidents, and anyone interested RECORDING SECRETARIES in learning about the management of Chapter Finances. No one else can do it but me! = Management for MEMBERSHIP Secretaries and Officers MEMBERSHIP MATTERS This workshop will highlight specific strategies for working with the Secretaries Handbook. It will further address the Membership is the Heart, Soul and Lifeline of Linkdom. Chapter Presidents concerns when working with a secretary This fast-paced and insightful workshop will address the and concerns of secretaries when taking directions from the nuts and bolts of the membership process, as well as the Chapter Presidents. The workshop will also cover specific sisterly dynamics crucial to chapter cohesion. A “Best Prac- duties and expectations of a Financial Secretary tices,” handout regarding membership and sisterly relations’ and delegation. topics which was developed by all four Area Vice Directors, will be distributed. Who Should Attend: Chapter Officers, Committee Chairs and Members. Who Should Attend: Chapter Vice Presidents and Mem- bership Coordinators; anyone interested in learning more RITUALS about membership related processes, rules and regulations of The Links, Incorporated. Rituals Without Worry PARLIAMENTARIAN Allay all worries and concerns associated with rituals and ceremonies of the Links, Incorporated! Through this highly A View from the East informative workshop, attendees will learn how to easily prepare for and implement appropriate, elegant rituals and You will learn the ins and outs of running a successful gain a more thorough understanding of Links’ rituals and meeting and how to make chapter bylaws a living, working, ceremonies. Workshop participants will also expand their friendly document. knowledge of Links’ rituals and ceremonial formats and view demonstrations of the Induction and Rededication Who Should Attend: Chapter Presidents, Chapter Vice ceremonies. Presidents and Parliamentarians. 30 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e OPERATIONAL WORKSHOPS Who Should Attend: Rituals committee chairs and mem- • Analyze strengths, opportunities, and weaknesses; bers; anyone interested in learning more about the rituals of The Links, Incorporated. • Make decisions regarding resources, audiences, and partnerships; STRATEGIC PLANNING • Report outcomes based on metrics that demonstrate Catch the Planning Spirit achievement of the objectives. Learn the nuts and bolts of strategic planning to best serve Attendees will receive a strategic planning toolkit. your chapter and communities. Execute a new “Cascading Goals” methodology to align chapter goals with the six Na- Who Should Attend: Chapter strategic planning com- tional Priorities developed by the Links Executive Leader- mittee members, program and membership chairs, chapter ship Team in August of 2010. Attendees discover how to: officers, and anyone interested in strategic planning. • Properly align chapter goals with national priorities; • Define directions and strategies to achieve the goals; LINKS, CONNECTING LINKS: Join The Eastern Area Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Convention Center, Room 401 4 - 5 p.m. Make a joyous sound for the Eastern Area Conference! 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 31 41ST EASTERN AREA CONFERENCE THE LINKS, INCORPORATED Registration and Housing Form REGISTRATION 1. Registrant Information (Please type or print clearly.) Links Membership ID Number: ___________________________________________________ Name:______________________________________________________________________ Nickname (as it should appear on your badge):_________________________________________ Chapter:_____________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ City: __________________________, State:___________________ Zip Code:____________ Email Address: _______________________________________________________________ (An email address is required to receive an electronic confirmation, otherwise you will be faxed or mailed a confirmation.) Telephone: _____________________________ Fax:_________________________________ Special Dietary Needs: ___Diabetic ____Gluten Free ___Vegetarian ___Other____________ ADA Needs: ___Audio ____Mobile ___Visual ___Other_____________________________ 2. Registration Categories (please check all that apply) __ 1st Time Attendee __ Guest __ SHLI II __ 25-Year Member __ Host Chapter __ SHLI III __ 40-Year Member __ Leadership Academy __ SHLI IV __ Alternate __ Member __ Alumna __ National Executive Team __ Area Officer __ National Officer __ Chapter President __ New member __ Connecting Link __ Past Area Officer __ Connecting Link Host Chapter __ Past National Officer __ Delegate __ Platinum Member __ Eastern Area Executive Team __ SHLI I 32 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 41ST EASTERN AREA CONFERENCE THE LINKS, INCORPORATED Registration and Housing Form 3. Committee Sign-Up (please check all that apply) __ Doorkeeper/Sergeant-At-Arms __ Floor Couriers __ Hostesses __ Link/Connecting Link Choir __ Protocol __ Sign Language Interpreters __ Timekeepers 4. Will you be attending any of the following events? (please circle all that apply) Legacy Luncheon? Yes No Program Breakfast? Yes No Program Lunch? Yes No Jazz on the Jersey Shore? Yes No White Rose Banquet? Yes No 5. Registration Fees - Advance Registration Deadline is March 16th. Registrations must be postmarked or received online by March 16, 2011. Late Registrations must be postmarked or received online March 17 – March 25, 2011. A fee of $100.00 will be charged for each late registration. No registrations will be accepted after March 25, 2011 and there is no on-site registration. Registration Fees Advance Period Late Period Registration Type Before 3/16 3/17-3/25 Link $575.00 $675.00 Host Chapter Links $550.00 $650.00 Connecting Links $385.00 $485.00 Host Chapter Connecting Links $360.00 $460.00 Guest $575.00 $675.00 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 33 41ST EASTERN AREA CONFERENCE THE LINKS, INCORPORATED Registration and Housing Form 6. Optional Activities Activity Fee Civic Luncheon $35.00 Circle of Friends Concert $35.00 Golf at Seaview - A Dolce Resort – Includes Lunch, Green $200.00 Fees, Golf Club and Shoe Rental* Golf at Seaview - A Dolce Resort – Includes Lunch and $135.00 Green Fees Only* Cape May African American Heritage Walking Tour* $70.00 * For Guests and Connecting Links only. 7. Operational and Program Workshops - Please select ONE workshop per time slot. The workshops are available on a first come, first served basis. Please enter the code for the corresponding workshops that you wish to attend. For a full list of Operational and Program Workshops please see the end of the registration section. Operational Workshop _________1st Choice ________2nd Choice ________3rd Choice Program Workshop _________1st Choice ________2nd Choice ________3rd Choice 8. Registration Cancellation Policy - All requests for refunds of 41st Eastern Area Conference Registration fees must be submitted in writing on or before Wednesday, March 16, 2011 to: 41st Eastern Area Conference, The Links, Incorporated c/o Experient, Inc PO Box 4088 Frederick, MD 21705 Fax: (301) 694 -5124 Phone: (800) 974-3084 - 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday (EST) Email: email@example.com 34 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 41ST EASTERN AREA CONFERENCE THE LINKS, INCORPORATED Registration and Housing Form A $50.00 processing fee will be deducted for all refund requests that are postmarked on or before Wednesday, March 16, 2011. There will not be any refunds granted after Wednesday, March 16, 2011. All refunds will be issued four to six weeks AFTER the 41st Eastern Area Conference. HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS All housing arrangements must be received and guaranteed with a credit card by 03/25/2011. 1. Dates: Arrival Date ____/____/____ Departure Date ____/____/____ 2. Hotel Choice: Please rate your hotel preference below. If your first choice is not available, you will be placed in the next available hotel. Sheraton Atlantic City___ Trump Plaza___ Caesar’s Palace___ Tropicana___ I do not need hotel accommodations_______ 3. Bed Type: King Bed______ Double Beds______ ADA Access________ Special Requests_________________________________________________ 4. Guests: Name of Guest(s) sharing this room: a. ___________________________ b. _______________________________ 5. Hotel Cancellation Policy - All changes, cancellations or additions (based on availability) can be made online by accessing your registration/housing record or in writing via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All cancellations must be received a minimum of (72) seventy two hours prior to arrival in order to receive a refund of your deposit. All no-shows will be charged for one night's room and tax. 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 35 41ST EASTERN AREA CONFERENCE THE LINKS, INCORPORATED Registration and Housing Form PAYMENT METHOD We accept credit cards, money orders and certified or cashier’s checks for registration related fees only. Housing deposits must be paid with a credit card. 1. Credit Card Type: American Express_____ MasterCard_____ Visa_____ Account No.:_____________________________________________________ Expiration Date:___________________________________________________ Name on Card:____________________________________________________ Authorized Signature:_______________________________________________ I authorize all charges to this card. I also understand that any cancellation will result in a cancellation fee, explained above, that will be charged to the above credit card. 2. Check/Money Order – For registration and optional activity fees only, please make checks payable to: Experient, Inc. 3. Mail or Fax completed form and payment to: 41st Eastern Area Conference, The Links, Incorporated c/o Experient, Inc PO Box 4088 Frederick, MD 21705 Fax: (301) 694 -5124 Phone: (800) 974-3084 - 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday (EST) Email: email@example.com 36 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 41ST EASTERN AREA CONFERENCE THE LINKS, INCORPORATED Registration and Housing Form Operational and Program Workshops Code Program Workshops Committee/Facet Day/Date Time F101 A New Spin on the Gift of Life National Trends & Services Friday, April 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. F102 Global Connections: Circling the World International Trends & Services Friday, April 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. With White Roses in Friendship and Service F103 Colgate Palmolive and Oral Health National Trends & Services Friday, April 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. F104 CPR Anytime—Empowering Links to Help Health & Human Services Friday, April 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Provide Families, Friends and Communities the Skills to Save Lives! F105 READYING for the Rapture National Trends & Services Friday, April 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. F106 Raising the PMI – Programs Making an Umbrella Friday, April 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Impact – Best Practices in Umbrella Programming F107 Sistas Living Well! A Links’ Guide to Health & Human Services Friday, April 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Healthy Living F108 The Best of the Best: Programs Services To Youth Friday, April 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. That Win F109 The Shapes of Things To Come The Arts Friday, April 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. F110 You and Your Health National Trends & Services Friday, April 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. F111 What’s in a Book Club? Services To Youth Friday, April 29, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. F201 A New Spin on the Gift of Life National Trends & Services Friday, April 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. F202 Global Connections: Circling the World International Trends & Services Friday, April 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. With White Roses in Friendship and Service 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 37 41ST EASTERN AREA CONFERENCE THE LINKS, INCORPORATED Registration and Housing Form F203 Colgate Palmolive and Oral Health National Trends & Services Friday, April 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. F204 CPR Anytime—Empowering Links to Help Health & Human Services Friday, April 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Provide Families, Friends and Communities the Skills to Save Lives! Code Operational Workshops Committee/Facet Day/Date Time F205 READYING for the Rapture National Trends & Services Friday, April 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. F206 Raising the PMI – Programs Making an Umbrella Friday, April 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Impact – Best Practices in Umbrella Programming F207 Sistas Living Well! A Links’ Guide to Health & Human Services Friday, April 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Healthy Living F208 The Best of the Best: Programs Services To Youth Friday, April 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. That Win F209 The Shapes of Things To Come The Arts Friday, April 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. F210 You and Your Health National Trends & Services Friday, April 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. F211 What’s in a Book Club? Services To Youth Friday, April 29, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. S101 Annual Chapter Certification of Ethics & Standards Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Compliance with the Links Organization Code of Ethics and Standards, 2008 S102 Back to Basics –Links Finance 101 Finance Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. S103 Catch the Planning Spirit Strategic Planning Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. S104 Invest In Your Future: Understand Archives/History Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Your Past S105 Membership Matters Membership Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. S106 No one else can do it but me! - Recording Secretaries Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Management for Secretaries and Officers S107 Public Relations in Your Chapter: How to Communications & Public Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Get the Word OUT! Relations 38 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 41ST EASTERN AREA CONFERENCE THE LINKS, INCORPORATED Registration and Housing Form S108 Protocol From A to Z Protocol Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. S109 Rituals Without Worry Rituals Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. S110 Parliamentary Procedures” to “A View Parliamentarian Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. from the East Code Operational Workshops Committee/Facet Day/Date Time S111 Event Planning Conference Planning Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. S201 Annual Chapter Certification of Ethics & Standards Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Compliance with the Links Organization Code of Ethics and Standards, 2008 S202 Back to Basics –Links Finance 101 Finance Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. S203 Catch the Planning Spirit Strategic Planning Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. S204 Invest In Your Future: Understand Archives/History Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Your Past S205 Membership Matters Membership Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. S206 No one else can do it but me! - Recording Secretaries Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Management for Secretaries and Officers S207 Public Relations in Your Chapter: How to Communications & Public Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Get the Word OUT! Relations S208 Protocol From A to Z Protocol Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. S209 Rituals Without Worry Rituals Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. S210 Parliamentary Procedures” to “A View Parliamentarian Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. from the East S211 Event Planning Conference Planning Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 39 CHAPTER EXHIBIT ENTRY FORM The Links, Incorporated 41st Eastern Area Conference Atlantic City, New Jersey April 27 - May 1, 2011 Deadline; March 10, 2011 (Type or print the following) Date: Name of Chapter: Location of Chapter: Chapter President: Email: Telephone # Exhibit Chairman: Email: Telephone # Title of Exhibit: Facet: Single or Umbrella: Exhibit Space Requested Tables ($150.00 ea.) # Tables If you need electrical outlets please contact Link Jacquelyn Joyner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Exhibit Fees include table signage, white skirted table(s) Please make check or money order payable to The Eastern Area of The Links, Incorporated - Eastern Area Conference Mail payment along with the Exhibit Entry Form to: Link Natalie Fant Eastern Area Treasurer 1127 North Kirkwood Road Arlington, VA 22201 Please send any questions to Link Jacquelyn Joyner at email@example.com. 40 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e MEDICAL/EMERGENCY During the conference, a First Aid Station will be located in a location to be announced. Anyone in need of minor medical care should report to the First Aid Station. Anyone experiencing a major medical emergency should contact either the First Aid Station attendant or any Hotel employee so that hospital transport may be arranged. All Links should fill out the emergency medical information located on the back of their name badge. Please remember to bring your health insurance card(s) and a list of medications with dosages that you take daily. Here is what should be located on the back of the name badge: IMPORTANT EMERGENCY INFORMATION Name: Age: Roommate: Medical Conditions: Medications: Allergies: In Case of Emergency (ICE) - Contact the following: Name(s): Phone#(s): 41s t E a s t e r n A r e a C o n fe r e n c e 41
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