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									2009 Community Action Team Summit

Madison, Georgia       April 23-24, 2009

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You Are Cordially Invited . . .
On behalf of Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy you are cordially invited to
participate in a premier early childhood education event, 2009 Community Action
Team Summit. This exciting conference will be held at The James Madison Inn &
Conference Center in Madison, Georgia April 23-24, 2009, and is designed to build
upon the vision and strengthen the implementation of the Ferst Foundation for
Childhood Literacy program.


About the Ferst Foundation C.A.T. Summit . . .
A Community Action Team (C.A.T.) is a unique partnership between the Ferst
Foundation for Childhood Literacy Staff and local volunteers across Georgia
dedicated to providing books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Leap Into
Books literacy support materials to all children under the age of 5 living in their
community. Summit objectives include:

    Collaborating as a group to share best practices, generate strategies to
     overcome C.A.T. challenges, and develop local annual plans

    Providing a comprehensive overview and update of the Ferst Foundation for
     Childhood Literacy program.

    Highlighting successful C.A.T. activities and sharing best practices.



Summit Highlights . . .
      Visionary session with Founder & Board Chair, Robin Ferst
      Fundraising
      Open sessions to discuss CAT successes and challenges
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    Public Relations
    Display boards representing successes from each participating C.A.T.
    C.A.T. Manual updates for each participating C.A.T leader
Who Should Attend . . .
This event is open to all current C.A.T. members or those in or interested in serving
as a local C.A.T. member for a new community! The Summit will be held at James
Madison Conference Center.
Hotel Accommodations . . .
Below is an excerpt of the lodging directory of the Madison-Morgan County Chamber
of Commerce. If you have any questions be sure to stop by the Visitor Center located
on the square in downtown Madison, open 7 days a week, or you may call them toll free
at 800-709-7406

Hotel/Motel

The James Madison
Inn & Conference Center
260 W. Washington Street
Madison, GA 30650
706-342-7040
www.jamesmadisoninn.com

Comfort Inn                                    The Wingate Inn
1972 Eatonton Road                             1041 Ramada Way
Madison, GA 30650                              Madison, GA 30650
706-342-0054                                   706-342-9190
www.choicehotels.com                           www.wingateinns.com

Days Inn                                       Bed & Breakfast
2001 Eatonton Road
Madison, GA 30650                              The Brady Inn
706-342-1839                                   250 N. Second Street
                                               Madison, GA 30650
www.daysinn.com
                                               706-342-4400
                                               www.bradyinn.com
Hampton Inn
2012 Eatonton Road                             Farmhouse Inn
Madison, GA 30650                              1051 Meadow Lane
706-342-9003                                   Madison, GA 30650
www.hamptoninn.com                             706-342-7933
                                               www.thefarmhouseinn.com




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Bed & Breakfast
Madison Oaks Inn & Gardens
766 East Avenue
Madison, GA 30650
706-343-9990
www.madisonoaksinn.com

The Reese-Bourgeois Cottage
444 N. Main Street
Madison, GA 30650
706-342-4603

 Southern Cross Guest Ranch
1670 Bethany Church Road
Madison, GA 30650
706-342-8027
www.southcross.com




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It’s Easy to Register . . .
Register by Mail: Complete and return the enclosed registration form with your
check or money order (made payable to Ferst Foundation) today to: Ferst
Foundation for Childhood Literacy P.O. Box 1327 Madison, GA 30650.


Registration Confirmation: Registrations can only be confirmed by e-mail. It is
important that you provide your e-mail address on the registration form so
confirmation can be sent to you. If you have not received confirmation within five
days of the event, please contact Sandy Bridges-Overton at 706-343-0177.


Cancellations and Substitutions: Refunds cannot be made for cancellations but
you may designate a substitute to attend in your place.




                        For More Information about the
                     2009 Ferst Foundation C.A.T. Summit
               Call 706-343-0177 or contact Sandy via e-mail at
                         sandy@ferstfoundation.org


  Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
           2009 C.A.T. Summit
The James Madison Inn & Conference Center
    - Madison, GA – April 23 & 24, 2009

Name: ______________________________
Position: ____________________________

Agency/Organization:
______________________________________________________




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Address:
________________________________________________________________

City: __________________, Georgia Zip: _______________________

County: ________________________________
Phone: __________________________

Fax: __________________________

E-Mail Address (required for confirmation)
______________________________________

2009 C.A.T. Summit                  $36 per person
Check # __________

  I will be attending the low country boil Thursday evening:
  Yes / No (please circle yes or no so that we may plan for the appropriate number of
                                  people that evening)


Note that one member from each local C.A.T. is requested to
bring the following items:
    One (or more!) Display Boards highlighting local C.A.T. Successes

    One Door Prize bag/basket with items representing your local community


Return this registration form (one form per person) to:

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
P.O. Box 1327
Madison, GA 30650
 Please advise us if you have any disability or any health condition that requires special
 services or dietary considerations.
 ______________________________________________________________________________
 ______________________________________________________________________________
 ______________________________________________________________________________
 ______________________________________________________________________________




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     2009 Community Action Team Summit Driving Directions
                         Thursday Afternoon, April 23, 2009
                                 Summit Location:

                  The James Madison Inn & Conference Center
                          260 West Washington Street
                              Madison, GA 30650
                         Phone number: 706-342-7040

From Madison:
Travel to downtown Madison
Turn onto West Washington Street (Highway 83 North)
Go about 1 ½ city blocks, turn left into the parking lot of Inn & Conference Center.
Enter through Town 220 (restaurant), take elevator or stairs to lower level for Conference
Center.
Additional parking can be found across the street

From West/North of Madison:
Travel I-20 East to the second Madison exit, #114
At the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto Highway 441 North (cross over the interstate)
Travel 441 North approximately 3 miles to downtown Madison
Turn onto West Washington Street (1st red light downtown) (Highway 83 North)
Go about 1 ½ city blocks, turn left into the parking lot of Inn & Conference Center.
Enter through Town 220 (restaurant), take elevator or stairs to lower level for Conference
Center.
Additional parking can be found across the street

From East/South of Madison:
Travel I-20 West to the first Madison exit, #114
At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto Highway 441 North
Travel 441 North approximately 3 miles to downtown Madison
Turn onto West Washington Street (1st red light downtown) (Highway 83 North)
Go about 1 ½ city blocks, turn left into the parking lot of Inn & Conference Center.




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Enter through Town 220 (restaurant), take elevator or stairs to lower level for Conference
Center.
Additional parking can be found across the street




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