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Great Plains Regional Convention

 

Thursday, May 2

  • 5 pm – Sy Gau Committee Meeting (Como Room)
  • 6 pm – Registration Opens (Outside Empire Ballroom)
  • 6:30 pm – First Timers Reception: Batters Up! Celebrate the spring baseball season during the 2024 Great Plains Regional Welcome Party. Come dressed in your favorite MLB, minor league, beer league or hometown team gear. Light tailgate-appropriate appetizers and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will be served, and a cash bar will be available to round out your refreshment needs. (Empire Ballroom - Ticket required; included with full conference registration; guest ticket(s) must be purchased in advance by final registration deadline.)
  • 7-9 pm – Welcome Party
  • 9-11 pm – Hospitality Suite (Como Room)

 

Friday, May 3

  • 8 am - Club Banner Display Set-Up (banners must be displayed on stands, clubs responsible for providing own)
  • 8:30 am – Opening Session (Empire Ballroom)
  • 9:45 am – Break
  • 10 am – Engaging the Younger Generation (Education)
  • 11 am – Break
  • 11:15 am – The Internal Club Experience (Education)
  • 11:45 am – Lunch (included with conference registration; no guest tickets available)
    • Annual Fund Presentation
    • Sy Gau Scholarship Update
  • 1:15 pm – Strengthening the Current State of Your Club (Education)
  • 2 pm – Break
  • 2:15 pm – Strengthening the Current State of Your Club (Continued)
  • 3 pm – Break
  • 3:15 pm – The Power of Member Testimonials (Education)
  • 3:45 pm – Closing Announcements
  • 4 pm– End Session
  • 6-8 pm – Banquet (Empire Ballroom - Ticket required; included with full conference registration; guest ticket(s) must be purchased in advance by final registration deadline.)
  • 8-11pm – Hospitality Suite (Como Room)

 

Saturday, May 4

  • 8 am – Opening Remarks (Empire Ballroom)
    • Hearing Health Educational Session I
  • 8:45 am – Camp UBU Update
  • 9 am – Hearing Health Session II
  • 10 am – Break
  • 10:15 am – Camp Sertoma Update
  • 10:30 am – Town Hall
  • 11:15 am – Closing Remarks
  • 11:30 am – Convention Ends
  • 11:30 am – Camp Sertoma Board Meeting 
  • 1 pm  All Events End


Optional Group Activity Opportunity
Great Plains Regional Director Chris Huether is working to organize a group to attend the Saint Paul Saints (Minnesota Twins Triple-A affiliate) game on Saturday, May 4th, immediately following the close of Convention. Game starts at 2:10 pm. The stadium is a 10-minute walk from the Convention hotel. Tickets are not included in Convention registration, and any costs are on your own. General admission lawn/bleacher seating tickets are $5-8. If you are interested in attending, or would like more information, please email Chris at cwhuether@gmail.com. We would like to have a headcount by the hotel registration deadline on April 11.