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National Amateur Press Association
 

The 139th NAPA Convention
 

at
Annapolis, Maryland
July 17–19, 2014

Sheraton Annapolis Hotel
173 Jennifer Road. Annapolis, MD 21401
410-266-3131



Wed 7/9/2014 2:10 PM

Convention Update
from Arrangements Committee Chair Alice Brosey

My great apologies to everyone on the difficulties with this year’s convention. I've been blessed that we were not actually double-booked like the Savannah cancelled convention, but the hotel staff has been quite unresponsive, especially in light of the many problems we had (such as closing the hotel block early and having to reopen it). I was finally able to get verification today on all of the arrangements for the hotel.

I have a list of museum options for the afternoon time slots, and have been trying to decide between “choosing for everyone” and presenting it to a vote to go as a group, or simply to make the list available. The free hotel shuttle accesses nearly all of the museum options for those that don't have a vehicle or those worried about parking, which can be quite tight in downtown Annapolis.

Business sessions will follow the order set forth in the NAPA By-Laws here, which will be detailed in the convention program. They are omitted below for brevity.

Wednesday, July 16

  • Meet us in the Hospitality Room, and if you arrive early enough, stop in and see where others might go to dinner. Room number will be available at front desk. Marc, Alice & Elijah Brosey plan on being at the hotel or in the vicinity at check-in time and will be in the general area all day. Cell phone for any concerns or questions is 865-242-0046, but please do not call that number before Wednesday as it is usually powered off and your message will not be retrieved in a timely fashion.

Thursday, July 17

  • 8:30am–12:00pm Business Session
  • Lunch Break
  • Afternoon: Group Museum Excursion

Friday, July 18

  • 8:30am–11:00am Business Session
  • Lunch Break
  • Afternoon: Group Museum Excursion

Saturday, July 19

  • 8:30am–11:00am Business Session
  • Lunch Break
  • 12:30pm Workshop on creating a journal, digitally
  • 2:00pm Auction
  • 5:00pm Cocktail hour
  • 5:30pm group picture
  • 6:00pm Banquet

Sunday, July 20

  • Post-convention brunch/picnic— please come join us for one last social event before heading home.

—Bill Boys, Coordinator, NAPA Email News


Thu 6/5/2014 11:32 AM

IMPORTANT -- Convention Rooms & Rates Extended Because of Prior Hotel Error

Were you told that no rooms were available, even though you had called before the deadline? (Somehow their system had capped our block of rooms at a mere 5!)

Did you end up paying a higher rate for a room?

Arrangements Committee Chair Alice Brosey was informed of these problems, resolved them with the hotel staff this morning, and has asked me to get this important news out to everybody immediately —

The hotel has re-opened reservations for us, with a full block of 20 rooms, and we will get the special NAPA rate until the new deadline of June 13.
So, for the next 8 days you can still attend the convention at the special rate, and there positively is room for you!

To repeat from last issue — the dates of the 2014 convention are July 17–19, and the site is the Sheraton Annapolis. The special room rates for NAPA members are $99 per night for July 16th and 17th, and $109 for the 18th and 19th.

Here is the direct internet link to make your reservation:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1402128004&key=D5C46
and if you have any problem with the online system, I suggest phoning the hotel at (410) 266-3131 and speak directly with a person.

—Bill Boys, Coordinator, NAPA Email News


Tue 6/3/2014 3:16 PM

LAST CALL – June 4 Deadline for Special Rates at 139th Convention; Annapolis, Maryland, July 17–19

Tomorrow, June 4, is the date the Sheraton Annapolis releases unsold rooms from the block they’ve been holding for our convention. Remember that you can make a reservation today at the special rates and if you need to cancel it later, you have until 24 hours before your arrival to do so, at no charge.

The dates of the 2014 convention are July 17–19, and the site will be the Sheraton Annapolis. The special room rates for NAPA members end tonight — $99 per night for July 16th and 17th, and $109 for the 18th and 19th.

Here is the direct internet link to make your reservation:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1402128004&key=D5C46
or you can telephone the hotel at (410) 266-3131 if you prefer to deal directly with a person.

This doesn’t mean you might not be able to get a room later, but even if one is available, it won’t be at our special rate. Better to make a reservation now, lock in the rates and your room, and then cancel later if you can’t make it.

—Bill Boys, Coordinator, NAPA Email News


Wed 5/14/2014 10:49 AM

June 4 Deadline for Special Rates at 139th Convention; Annapolis, Maryland, July 17–19

The dates of the 2014 convention are July 17–19, and the site will be the Sheraton Annapolis. Special room rates for NAPA members are available for reservations made by June 4th – $99 per night for the 16th and 17th, and $109 for the 18th and 19th.

Here is the direct internet link to make your reservation:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1402128004&key=D5C46
or you can telephone the hotel at (410) 266-3131 if you prefer to deal directly with a person.

—Bill Boys, Coordinator, NAPA Email News


Fri 3/7/2014 9:31 AM

139th Convention Dates and Hotel Announced; Annapolis, Maryland, July 17–19

As announced last issue, the dates of the 2014 convention are July 17–19, and the site will be the Sheraton Annapolis.

Room rates for NAPA are good the night of the 16th through the night of the 19th. Prices are $99 for the 16th and 17th, and $109 for the 18th and 19th.

There is a direct internet link you can use to make your reservation: Click here for more information. Or, you can telephone the hotel at (410) 266-3131 if you prefer to deal directly with a person.

The number of reservations made as of Feb. 26th is zero so far, Arrangements Chair Alice Brosey reports. Let’s make those plans to attend and get that count going, eh?

—Bill Boys, Coordinator, NAPA Email News


Wed 2/12/2014 5:13 PM

139th Convention Dates and Hotel Announced; Annapolis, Maryland, July 17–19

President Michelle Klosterman announces that the dates of the 2014 convention will be July 17–19, and Arrangements Committee Chair Alice Brosey announces that the site will be the Sheraton Annapolis.

Room rates for NAPA are good the night of the 16th through the night of the 19th. Prices are $99 for the 16th and 17th, and $109 for the 18th and 19th.

Alice Brosey has just announced that their direct internet link is now up and ready for our reservations: Click here for more information.

—Bill Boys, Coordinator, NAPA Email News


    Last updated: 07/09/2014 7:25 PM