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We can hardly believe that in less than two months the 37th Annual NAOSMM Conference and Trade Show will be in full swing. We hope that you are as thrilled as us and will find that all the endless hours of hard work from all the various committees prove to be an exceptional conference. Please take the time to check out all the local attractions walking.pdf plus the amazing regional attractions that Virginia has to offer at interest.html - we are sure you will find that there are more interesting things to do than time will allow, so plan on extending your stay.
We believe it will be quite a delight if you find the time in your schedule for the two tours that are being offered (more in-depth details of each tour listed below). The Sunday tour “Norfolk Walking Adventure” will give you a small taste of our downtown area. Along the walk you will see a few of the many places to venture off to during the free time throughout the week. Friday’s tour is not one to miss either - the “Colonial Williamsburg Overview” gives you a mini tour of the historic triangle comprising Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. There will even be a couple hours to walk the cobblestone streets shopping in Merchant Square along with eating lunch at either a tavern or one of the many other places that the area offers. If you have not planned on extending your time here in Virginia, this a great one day tour to see a glimpse of the historical Colonial Williamsburg. This tour is planned 8am-3pm – the plan is to be back at the hotel by 3pm however with our horrible tunnel traffic no one can guarantee. Make evening (after 6pm) plane reservations if you plan on leaving that day. You must RSVP for these tours with Ginny Sari (email@example.com) by June 15th - late tour reservations will only be excepted if space availability allows.
A few important deadlines/reminders:
Conference registration deadline is only days away - Tuesday, June 15th – the packets are online at NAOSMM’s website only registration.html (also found on the above menu bar)– they were not mailed. Print and mail (postmarked by 6-15 to avoid late fee) or fax form back to Ginny Sari. Even though the deadline is Tuesday, June 15th you can register up to the conference date with an additional $25 late fee. Again if you plan on registering late yet want to attend either tour please contact Ginny (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 15th. We have to give the tour guide a head count by June 15th - late tour reservations will only be excepted if space availability allows.Our contracted hotel room rate (guaranteed through July 7, 2010) is $122 + tax (13%) + $1.00 bed tax = $138.86 per night. Visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/orfws?groupCode=naonaoa&app=resvlink&fromDate=7/23/10&toDate=7/31/10 for reservations or call 1-800-874-0264 using reservation code “NAONAOA” for this contracted rate. Check-in: 4pm; Check-out: 11am – self parking in city garage attached to hotel - $15 per day. High Speed Internet Access: Hotel lobby and the 3rd floor Piano Lounge have free Internet access. All sleeping rooms have Internet access for $9.95 including local and long distance phone. Business Center (located on 1st floor) is $.65 per minute charged to your personal credit card (cannot charge to your room). Printing out your boarding pass is free in Business Center. If you are interested in participating in the room share program, please contact either Karen Miller – email@example.com or Mary Ann Stoll – firstname.lastname@example.org of the Hospitality Committee.
Again there are three Marriott hotels in downtown Norfolk - you will be staying at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott – 235 East Main Street – Norfolk, VA 23510 when getting driving directions or directing cabs from the airport. There are cabs (~$30 one way) or airport shuttles (~$22 one way) from the airport – no free shuttle. L Visit mysite.verizon.net/brown.naosmm about ride sharing that Joanne Brown created - sharing a taxi and/or shuttle could save everyone money. Norfolk International Airport link: www.norfolkairport.com
Planning to attend the “No Host Newcomers Luncheon” Monday, July 26th? If so, please sign up at the NAOSMM registration desk with the Hospitality Committee by 8am that Monday morning with your lunch choice. The time reserved for this lunch is 11:45am-1:15pm at Shula’s 347 Grill located in the hotel - 1st floor. Shula’s will be very busy with their normal lunch crowd so in order to get everyone in and out in the allotted time we need to know your order prior to the luncheon. The choices will be: Fresh Fish Sandwich, Braised Beef Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich (each served with French Fries) OR a Tomato and Mozzarella Chop Salad with a cup of Chef’s Daily Soup – includes continuous iced tea and coffee service. The cost is $15 plus tax and gratuity - you may add a dessert for $5 additional: Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, or Pure Chocolate cake.
Don’t forget about the Trivia Contest norfolkquiz.pdf . Not only will you learn a lot about Norfolk and the region but if you get all of the answers correct you will be entered into the drawing. The winner of the drawing will receive free registration to the 2011 NAOSMM Conference & Trade Show in Minneapolis, MN. Please email your answers to Teresa Arnold at email@example.com by July 11th.
We are excited about seeing everyone in Norfolk in the hopes that you will enjoy the fun and educational experience that we all have strived to achieve.
Additional information regarding the two planned tours:
Sunday, July 25, 2010: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
NORFOLK WALKING ADVENTURE
Friday, July 30, 2010: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG OVERVIEW
YORKTOWN VISITORS CENTER
Package Price: $45.00 per person, inclusive. Lunch on your own.