Bulletin 02/08

February 4, 2008
To : Executive Council
Alternate Regional Vice Presidents
Local Presidents
All staff

Re: 2008 Convention Schedule


 Recently the National Office staff and I have been receiving many telephone calls regarding details of the upcoming 2008 Convention to be held in Vancouver, B.C. from July 16th to 19th.  Thus, this bulletin has been prepared to help answer some of the questions.  The following is a summary of some of the important dates of events leading up to and during the Convention.

Friday March 21st:  Deadline for Convention Committee delegate names
Deadline for Resolutions
Friday April 4th: Deadline for names of Delegates and Observer/Alternates
May 9th to 11th:  Convention Committees 
Sunday July 13th: Council is scheduled to arrive
Monday July 14th:  Executive Council Supper
Tuesday July 15th: Council meeting in the AM
Delegates and observers are scheduled to arrive
Registration from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
National President’s Wine and Cheese in the evening
Wed. July 16th: Convention opens with Plenary Session
Fun Night organized by the Host Committee
Thursday July 17th:  Plenary Session
Banquet and Dance in the evening
Friday July 18th: Plenary Session
Saturday July 19th: Plenary Session in the morning
Elections and close of Convention in the afternoon
Sunday July 20th: All participants are scheduled to go home

It is expected that the travel advances will be sent to the locals around the end of May the beginning of June.

Watch for further “Convention Comments” in Bulletin format in the future.

In Solidarity,

Betty Bannon
National President