|Our Next District Conference
This District Conference will introduce new events and activities affecting all clubs in our District. See the agenda below and plan to join us!
Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West, Milwaukee, WI
SWIS 4th Quarter Convention 2018-2019
Friday, August 9 7:00 PM, Saturday August 10, 8:30 - 4:00 PM
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.
CONVENTION HOTEL REGISTRATION: Room Block can be reserved by calling (414) 257-3400 (Press ZERO) and mention "SWIS District Optimists" for the $99 rate per night plus tax for Friday and/or Saturday nights, August 9th and 10th. On-line registration is also available at: SWIS_Hotel_2019. (Hotel 'special rate' available until Sunday, July 28).
ON-LINE CONVENTION REGISTRATION CLOSES at MID-NIGHT on Tuesday August 6, 2019.
CONVENTION COST: Registration, light breakfast, and lunch of a full buffet of stone-fired specialty pizzas including margerita, four cheese and chef specialty along with an assortment of Salads and fresh desserts, along with coffee and ice tea. Cost is $40. Registration ONLY, light breakfast, with NO lunch is $20.00. First Timers: $25 rate. (Special accommodation or allergies,contact: Jo'El Pearlman directly at 262-620-1588)
Salute to Optimism: Hitting a Home Run Against Childhood Cancer: Saturday following the convention, there will be a N.O.W. Event and Social Baseball game at Miller Park with tailgate party that begins at 4:30-game at 6:10. Tickets are $28 for terrace box seats or $52 for Lodge seats (wheelchair seating also available in both locations). Discounted parking also available. Sign up Today/Pay by Tuesday, July 30th. See details at: SWIS_Baseball_Flyer.
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE: Special Guest Keynote Speaker, Optimist International Past President 2017-2018, Nick Prillamin Junior. Special Guest, Tracy Cinealis, Junior Achievemnt of Wisconsin VP of Program Partnerships. Day of Optimism will Include: Break Out Training for Lt. Governors, Club President Elect, Secretary/Treasurer Elect; Live2Lead, Retention & Recruitment, Lead and Participate Effect Meetings, and Problem Solving. There will be a 'special Service Project' of collection of School Supplies for Milwaukee Area children. Milwaukee Club is 100 Years old and is honored as the first SWIS Club in this Centennial Year. See more details at: SWIS_Convention_Flyer.
How to register:
- 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.
- Register Online, then Pay By Mail, Phone, or at the Convention:
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 name badges in advance, coordinate seating and meals based on the number of members and guests registered in advance.
- Just show up:
Last minute attendees are always welcome at the door. (Limited lunches and choices available). 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 convention!