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USLA Spring 2015 Board of Directors Meeting and Educational Conference
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4/23/2015 to 4/25/2015
When: April 23 - 25, 2015
9:00 AM
Where: The Pearl
310 Padre Blvd
South Padre, Texas  78597
United States
Contact: Jim Pigg


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Downloadable South Padre Island Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

Downloadable Sand Collapse Rescue Course Flyer

Dates: April 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2015
Cost
: $175  Includes Board of Directors Meeting, Educational Conference & Closing Dinner Banquet
Hotel Information:
 Pearl South Padre

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Details: Check back regularly for additional information.
Draft AgendaThe draft agenda for the meetings, subject to change, is as follows (not all committee meetings listed):
Downloadable Draft Agenda

Wednesday, April 22nd: Sand Collapse Rescue Course & Welcome Reception

  • 10:00 AM  4:00 PM: Optional Sand Collapse Rescue Course - Operations Level* - Sand Dune D
    *Additional Fee Applies  Download the Sand Collapse Rescue Course Flyer for additional information. 
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Welcome Reception - Sailfish Patio

Thursday, April 23rd: Board of Directors and Committee Meetings*
*Business attire is required for all Delegates to the initial day of the USLA Board of Directors meeting until all committee meetings have concluded and through the conclusion of the Educational Conference and luncheon (per USLA policy)

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast – Blue Marlin Ballroom
  • 8:00 AM: Heritage Committee – White Marlin
  • 8:30 AM: Board of Directors Meeting – Blue Marlin Ballroom
  • Strategic Planning Session – Immediately following activity reports
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: – Committee Meetings*
    *Committees listed below and on Saturday are time-certain. Additional committee meetings will be scheduled at the pleasure of each respective committee chair. 
    • Heroic Acts: White Marlin
    • Junior Guards: Sailfish
    • Working Group Committees: Sand Dunes Room D
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM:  Lunch – Box lunch in Blue Marlin Ballroom
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: – Committee Meetings
    • Certification: White Marlin
    • Competition: Sailfish
    • Working Group Committees: Sand Dunes Room D
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Committee Meetings
    • Public Education: White Marlin
    • Membership: Sailfish
    • Working Group Committees: Sand Dunes Room D

Friday, April 24th: USLA Educational Conference*
*Business attire is required for all Delegates through the conclusion of the Educational Conference and luncheon (per USLA policy).

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast – Blue Marlin Ballroom
  • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM: "Collaborative Rip Current Reporting Program w/ USLA based agencies" – Brian Kyle - NOAA
  • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: "Today's Trends in Meeting and Planning" – Carolyn Rebeck
  • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM: "Sand Collapse Rescue" – Hank Epperson
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Conference Lunch – Blue Marlin Ballroom
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: "Sand Collapse Practical Demonstration" – On the Beach

Afternoon activities on your own

    Saturday, April 25th: USLA Board of Directors & Committees

    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast – Blue Marlin Room
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Committee Meetings
      • Executive (Followed by a brief USLF meeting) – White Marlin
      • Working Group Committees – Sailfish
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:  Committee Meetings
      • Ways and Means – Sailfish
      • Bylaws (if necessary) – White Marlin
    • 11:00 AM:  Board of Directors Meeting – Blue Marlin Ballroom
    • Working Lunch

    Quad Ski Demo after meeting adjournment

    • 4:00 PM: Optional Afternoon Activities: – South Padre Island/Brownsville Ship Boat Channel Tour or South Padre Island Birding Center Tour – Sponsored by Marine Rescue Products

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