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National Information - 2000 Supreme Convention

NEW ORLEANS
SUPREME CONVENTION


The 78th Annual AHEPA Supreme Convention will convene at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, La., from Wednesday, July 26 - Saturday, July 30, 2000.

Location

The Hyatt Regency is located in the heart of the central business district near the New Orleans Convention Center and the French Quarter. Adjacent to the hotel is the Louisiana Superdome and the New Orleans Centre Shopping Mall. The hotel is 12 miles from New Orleans International Airport and eight miles from Lakefront Airport. It is two blocks from Union Passenger Terminal. The hotel offers a free shuttle to the French Quarter.

Address

The Hyatt Regency New Orleans is located at:

Poydras at Loyola Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70140

Phone: 504/561-1234

Fax: 504/523-0488

Hotel Reservations

The room rate for both single and double occupancy is $130 plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling the Hyatt Regency directly, 504/561-1234. Please schedule your arrival for Wednesday, July 26 and your departure for Saturday, July 30. There is room availability prior to, and after, the convention; however, it is limited.

A limited number of suites are available and Regency Club accommodations are also available with an additional fee.

The Hyatt Regency will honor our convention room rate two days prior and one day after the convention, based upon availability.

Travel Arrangements

Please see below "Air Transportation" that provides you with a better idea of daily flights arriving into New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

Currently, AHEPA is exploring meeting/convention discounted airfare rates with airline carriers. More information will follow in upcoming mailings to delegates.

Convention Ad Form

If interested Convention Ad Forms are available from your Chapter Secretary. Please support the efforts of the local AHEPA family in New Orleans by placing an ad in the convention album.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for delegates/alternates is $130. Please reference the Pre-Registration form printed in this issue for more details. It is recommended and encourage that you pre-register to avoid long lines during registration.

Registration Information

Per Article 22, Section G, No. 4, "For Supreme Conventions beginning in 2000 or thereafter, the official registration hours shall be on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Per Article 22, Section G, No. 3, "A Chapter Delegate and District Governor, or his Alternate in the absence of the Delegate or District Governor, who registers: (b) by the close of registration on Wednesday 9 p.m., for Supreme Conventions beginning in 2000 or thereafter; shall vote for Convention Officers at the time he registers."


AIR TRANSPORTATION

The New Orleans experience starts at the New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Leading international and domestic airlines offer a broad range of convenient scheduling options. New Orleans averages over 141 flights and 13,000 seats per day.

The New Orleans International Airport is 15 miles from the Central Business District and the French Quarter. Upon arrival in New Orleans, group transportation via taxi, limousines and Airport Shuttle is readily available.

All MSY facilities are in compliance with ADA guidelines. It is serviced by the following airlines:

DOMESTIC # OF DAILY # OF DAILY

AIRLINES ARRIVALS DEPARTURES

AMERICA 11 11

AIR TRAN 1 1

AERO MEXICO 1 1

AIR CANADA 1 1

CONTINENTAL 16 16

COMAIR 4 4

DELTA 19 19

MIDWAY 3 3

NORTHWEST 8 8

SOUTHWEST 50 50

TWA 5 5

UNITED 10 10

US AIR 12 12



Convention Program

Wednesday, July 26


9 a.m. - 9 p.m. AHEPA Family Registration

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Supreme/Grand Lodge Meeting

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting

9 a.m. - 1 a.m. Hellenic Festival


Thursday, July 27


9 a.m. - 6 p.m. AHEPA Family Registration

1 p.m. -3 p.m. Official Convention Opening

4 p.m. - 9 p.m. AHEPA Family General Sessions & Committee Meetings

9 p.m. - ??? Local AHEPA Family Event


Friday, July 28


8 a.m. - 4 p.m. AHEPA Family General Sessions & Committee Meetings

7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Grand Banquet


Saturday, July 29


8 a.m. - 6 p.m. AHEPA Family General Sessions & Committee Meetings

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sons & Maids Brunch

Noon - 2 p.m. AHEPA Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. AHEPA/Daughters Symposium

9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Grand Ball


Sunday, July 30


8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. AHEPA Family Installations

10 a.m. - Noon Divine Litergy

(Program Subject to Change)



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