December 15, 2008
TO: All Affiliates & Associates
FROM: Robert Shaffer, President
& Secretary Treasurer
This is your Official Call to the 2009 Legislative Conference of the Mississippi AFL-CIO.
The Conference is scheduled for February 2, 3, 4, 2009 at the Roberts Walthall Hotel in Jackson, MS. We will convene on Monday at 10:00 A.M. and hope to complete all business by noon Wednesday, February 4th. Registration of delegates will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Monday. The Executive Committee has set a registration fee of $85.00 per delegate.
Our Conference program will include a workshop on lobbying techniques and a detailed briefing on pending legislation that might have an adverse affect on our members. Tuesday’s activities will be followed with a Legislative Reception that evening. This will give our delegates an opportunity to meet and discuss issues with their respective legislators.
Enclosed is your official credential in duplicate. You are urged to choose your delegates as soon as possible and return the blue copy to this office. Remember that there is no limit on the number of delegates you may send, but in order to plan for all activities we must receive your credential by January 12, 2009.
We have negotiated a group rate for room accommodations with the Roberts Walthall Hotel, 225 E. Capitol Street for $89.00 single or double. Reservations should be made directly with the ROBERTS WALTHALL HOTEL by calling 601 948-6161, on or before January 12, 2009, and refer to the MS AFL-CIO GROUP BLOCK to get this special rate. After January 12th our block of rooms will be released and additional reservation request will be honored on available space.
Hope to see you and your delegates in Jackson, February 2-4, 2009.