This is first call for nominations for officers and directors for
National Hospice Regatta Alliance, to be elected by Alliance member
representatives at the annual business meeting on April 11, 2002.
Each hospice regatta is requested to have a voting representative
meeting, or provide a proxy to the Alliance.
The officer positions are President, Vice President/Secretary,
Treasurer. The VP/Secretary position was combined by vote at the
meeting, and may be split again if the members decide to do so at
The director positions are currently four in number, but the current
officers and directors decided at a board meeting September 29,
seek to expand the number in order to obtain more talent and experience.
Although the Alliance does not want to drain any regatta of such
resources, please consider who among your network may be willing
able to serve as officers or directors. The current officers and
directors are listed as CC addressees in this email. Please feel
contact any or all of us to discuss any nominations or questions
Nominators should provide us introductory information about your
nominees prior to the business meeting, so we can share it with
Thank you! --JeanK
To all hospice regatta contacts-
As always, please forward this to anyone in your organization who
listed but should know about this.
This is preliminary notice that the National Hospice Regatta Alliance
hold its annual business meeting on Thursday, April 11, 9am to 4pm
Annapolis, MD. Directions will follow later.
The agenda will include brief reports from each regatta, review
approval of financial matters, election of officers and directors.
also would love, as usual, to have your representatives bring
show-and-tell items from your regattas.
For those new to our process, who you send to the business meeting
to you. Different regattas have different kinds of people representing
them for the Alliance's business, not just hospice staffers or just
committee. The important thing is that they have some understanding
your regatta and issues. One cost-saving possibility is having one
your racing team's people represent you at the business meeting,
are involved in the regatta operations.
At the meeting, too, we ask that people bring some show-and-tell
make a brief presentation about their regatta. This is one of the
share the intellectual wealth.
For those who do attend, and would like to stay for the racing,
we will be
arranging for boats for those we know about. We'll ask about that
to the time.
Dear team skippers and others--
Here is some information about lodging and transportation for the
championship April 12-14.
*** Any questions on this, email Linda Ambrose, email@example.com
(Yankee Point, please note I have no email address for Lee Williams,
will mail this notice to him. Hampton Roads, since you are picking
alternate, I will correspond with that person when you provide the
Please pass this on to anyone not listed who may be coming for
racing, spectating or attending the business meeting.
As stated in letters to skippers, each team is to make its own
lodging arrangements, but is entitled to an allotment from the Alliance
help with the costs. That amount is based on the average we reimbursed
each team for lodging at last year's championship. The amount and
instructions on obtaining it will be covered in a separate message.
For orientation to the area, including lodging, check the web site:
1. LODGING - For all prices, add
tax which is 12% at this time.
For the latest information, and assistance in making reservations
Historic Inns or Eastport House B&B, please contact Linda Ambrose
We may have information later on other possibilities, including
B&Bs. Most lodging will require you to have wheels, but some
to the action than others. Most activities will take place in or
EASTPORT area of Annapolis, which is across little Spa Creek from
Annapolis. If there is any more distant location, we will coordinate
Location - Womack Drive, off Riva Road - car required
Very limited availablilty but good pricing. You may phone directly,
group name but rates arranged by Linda with Amy in Sales Department.
can call 800/426-7866 but no certainty that you'll get these
Double Room (2 double beds) Thur & Sun $99, Fri/Sat $119
King (King plus sofabed) Thur & Sun $104, Fri/Sat $124 King
Ste. (King/Sofabed/Kitchen) Thur & Sun $139, Fri/Sat $155
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
Location - 2559 Riva Road - car required.
Phone 800-321-2211 or 410-266-1555.
Linda Ambrose has blocked rooms with them at the following rates.
group name they have for us, National Hospice Championship.
King Room - $109 for Thur & Sun $129 for Fri-Sat
Double(2) - $109 for Thur & Sun $139 for Fri-Sat
King Suite - $129 for Thur & Sun $149 for Fri-Sat
Double Suite- $129 for Thur & Sun $159 for Fri-Sat
EASTPORT HOUSE B&B - entire house is open at this time.
Location - walking distance to downtown and within Eastport.
Contact Linda Ambrose for assistance in booking.
Pricing and information can be found at
HISTORIC INNS OF ANNAPOLIS
Location - 3 locations downtown, 4-5+ blocks to Eastport area.
Contact Linda Ambrose so she can group our people for best rates.
Single rates $169 for Thursday night; $189 for Fri/Sat night
Doubles add $10
MARRIOTT WATERFRONT HOTEL
Location - downtown across creek from Eastport, but no special rates.
No special rates - $199 Thursday night for non-waterfront view;
$269 for the weekends.
LOEWS ANNAPOLIS HOTEL
Location - West Street outside of downtown - car required.
No special rates; higher than Marriott Waterfront
2. AIR/RAIL TRANSPORTATION
Most of you may already know that Annapolis is about 40 miles East
Washington DC. Shuttles, cabs and rental cars are options for getting
Annapolis from airports and train stations.
AIRPORTS - Baltimore/Washington International Airport (aka BWI)
closest to Annapolis, but the other two area airports are not out
question, especially if you get a car. Reagan National Airport is
near DC, in Virginia; Dulles International Airport is about 30 miles
of DC, but may be more economical for some tickets.
TRAINS - Amtrak serves DC efficiently from the Northeast corridor,
well from other locations. There is a "BWI Airport" station
that would be
convenient for driving to Annapolis, or you could go into DC to
3. GROUND TRANSPORTATION -
--> From BWI Airport and BWI Airport Amtrak Station - taxi to
Annapolis is approximately $40.
--> From BWI Airport - Super Shuttle service is $35, to the
Waterfront in downtown Annapolis. Although this shuttle will pick
any location to go to the airports, they can only drop at this hotel.
--> From BWI Airport - "Private Car" and Boston Coach
services which give personalized service to any location in the
Private Car - has a desk at the airport - call 410-519-0000 for
Boston Coach - call 1-800/672-7676 for prices, reservations
Repeating: any questions on this, email Linda Ambrose,