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SWIS 1st Quarter Conference 2017-18
Deer Valley Lodge, Barneveld, WI
10/27/2017  Friday, 7:00 PM, Sat 8:00-4:00


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SWIS 4th Quarter Convention 2016-2017


 Conference Location: 

   Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West
   2303 North Mayfair Road

   
Milwaukee, WI    53226
    
    HOTEL DIRECTIONS:    I 94 to I 41 North.    Exit 42A           North, U-turn onto Mayfair Road.


     ON-LINE REGISTRATION is CLOSED.

SCHEDULE at a GLANCE:  Friday evening, includes a 7:00 PM Executive meeting (Room 817) and a 9:00 PM hospitality suite across the hall.  Saturday morning includes Past Governors breakfast at 7:00 AM (Room 817), registration at 8:00 AM, Convention  from 8:30 - 4:00 PM followed by an optional visit to a fun event at Dave and Busters, and Adult Arcade The installation of the Executive Committee for 2017-2018 will take place and a few other surprises as well.  OI Representative Stephanie Monschein will be doing training of future Lt. Governors, Presidents, Secretaries.

There will be leadership and professional development training related to writing a press release, attracting "superusers" to your club, creating problem solving, and authentic leadership. Incoming club Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers will also benefit from the incoming leader traning presented at the conference by Governor-Elect, Gary Engelke and OI Senior Director of Leadership Development and Growth. The training will be top notch and is not to be missed.

Make sure you plan to stick around through the afternoon to learn some ways to tacke common club problems and our special afternoon snack.  It might just bring back some great memories. You'll leave the day with your head full of ideas, your heart full of fellowship and love, and you soul full of optimism, ready to take on the challeges you club might be facing for the remainder of the year.

After the conference is over, we'll be walking a couple blocks to Dave and Buster's for a group dinner, and some adult arcade fun.  Who can win the most tickets, or get the best prize?

CONVENTION HOTEL REGISTRATION:  Room Block can be reserved by calling (414) 257-3400 using the group name SWIS District Optimist Conference.  The room rate is $99 per night plus tax for either Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, August 24, 25,26. Can also call:  (800) 333-3333 or visit:  www.radisson.com/milwaukeewi_west and in the more search options box enter "SWIS' as the promotional code.

Special hotel rates will be available through:   Thursday, July 27, 2017.

CONVENTION COST:    Registration, light breakfast, and lunch cost for either Chicken Breast Diane, Braised Pork Chops, or Grilled Vegetable and Pasta. All lunches include a salad and/or sides.  Cost is $40. Registration ONLY, light breakfast, with NO lunch is $25.00.  

Convention Registration available online until:  Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
  

How to register: 

  1. Register and Pay Online: 
    Online registration is open during the registration dates shown above. When open, use the blue 'Register Online' button to submit your registration and pay online using our secure checkout process. This is our preferred choice as it allows us to manage the registrations and payment much more easily. 
     
  2. Register Online, then Pay By Mail, Phone, or at the Conference: 
    Register during the open registration dates using the blue Register Online button. During the checkout process - simply select the option to Pay By Mail/Phone, or Pay At The Door.  If you prefer to phone-in, mail, or pay at the door - by registering online you help us plan the necessary conference accommodations, make namebadges in advance, coordinate seating and meals based on the number of members and guests registered in advance.
     
  3. Just show up: 
    Last minute attendees are always welcome at the door. While we prefer the online process so we can plan based on the number of people registering, we'll always have a door registration person at the conference and welcome walk ins.

Our online registration process has changed. So if you have any difficulty registering online, please use our Contact Us form. We'll be happy to help you register, and see if we need to tweak things to make it easier for everyone! 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


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