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6 May - 10 May 2012. Delegates Speakers CAs When you arrive…… * Please plan your travel time to arrive in time for check-in. * Eat lunch before arriving.

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1 6 May - 10 May 2012

2 Delegates Speakers CAs

3 When you arrive…… * Please plan your travel time to arrive in time for check-in. * Eat lunch before arriving at the hotel. * If you notice that you should have a roommate, and dont have one, please notify your Area Representative or the Registration Chair. If the Registration Chair does not know about it, the hotel will charge you with a daily single supplement rate on check out. * Roommate changes must be reported to your Area Representative or the Registration Chair. * The Hotel will ask for a credit card upon check-in to pay for any extras you may incur during your stay. The Conference provides you with breakfast, lunch and dinner every day except Tuesday. * When you arrive at the hotel, please leave your luggage in the car and follow the signs to AWAG Registration. It is here that you will receive information about the location of your Area Meeting. You will be sent as a group to register with the hotel. Then you can retrieve your luggage from your vehicle and check in to your room.

4 The Rest of the Process…….. When you arrive at the Conference, you will receive your tickets for the classes you have signed up for. THESE ARE YOUR TICKETS to enter the classroom, so please do not lose them. Your classroom tickets will be your entry for the door prize drawings held in each classroom. Be sure your name is clearly legible. On site class registration will take place on Sunday at This is for anyone who has not pre-registered by April 27 th. An opportunity to change your schedule will occur at the Conference if space is available in the class of your choice. You may swap classes with a friend at anytime. Please stop by the Information Desk and we will update the roster.

5 Balancing Family With Volunteering Are you ready to lead? Leadership Volunteer Management Part1&11Career Development Facebook-Friend or Foe Microsoft Office … Basic & Advanced Newsletters Nutrition & Exercise Finances TNT-A dynamite Thrift Store Communication & Organization Some of the Classes Offered: The Right Volunteer ? Conflict Management

6 What to Wear This is a professional conference from start to finish. Dress is business casual. Work-out clothes and jeans should only be worn during your off time. Evening events are themed and you may wear themed attire accordingly. No bare shoulders, please.

7 You may want to bring…. Checkbook or cash for Ways and Means Night and the AWAG Boutique, ALSO for dinner on Tuesday evening which will be at your expense! There are two ATMs at the resort which dispense USD and Euros. Outlets are all 2-pronged 220V. If you need a transformer or an adaptor, youll need to bring those items with you. Work out clothing, swim attire may be worn during free time. The resort has a Fitness Center and pool, sauna, Hot Tub. Closing hours are Kid Free zone from Snacks and drinks should remain in your room and not brought to the conference. There is a BX/PX within walking distance. The hotel supplies a hairdryer, small fridge, alarm clock, coined laundry room and a fan. Prescription medications. Please note, there are NO US Medical Facilities in USAG Garmisch Artillery Kaserne. Camera Personal hygiene items. A willingness to enjoy yourself, make new friends and learn some new things.

8 Conference Expectations Please remember we are not the only guests in the hotel. Professional behavior is expected during all hours. Be sure to attend every session. Many of you are sponsored by your clubs or private organizations. Your leadership is expecting you to utilize your time. Classes have been pre-registered and assigned. Additional seating may be available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Be sure to have other class options in mind in case your first choice is full. CAs are instructed to not allow anyone into a full classroom. Please do not ask for a special favor. You put them in a tough situation when you do that. If by chance there isnt a class of interest for you personally during a session, choose a class that your organization could benefit from. Learn as much as you can so you can bring it back with you to share with others. You will have the opportunity to evaluate each speaker and the overall conference. These evaluations are vital to the future success of AWAG. Evaluations are not complaint forms. If you have a complaint, please contact a BOG member. We will listen and do our best to resolve any issues that may arise. If there are any problems that need to be dealt with, please contact a member of the BOG, NOT not the CAs or hotel staff.

9 More helpful things to know… Breakfast will be served every morning from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Market Station (buffet style) Room key required to enter. Lunch and Dinner will be served in the Ballroom. Tuesday Evening will be a free night for all Delegates. Choose a place for dinner downtown or just relax and eat at the hotel, its your choice, but it will be at your expense. Please enter the ballroom with those you want to sit with, or be willing to meet someone new! Delegates may not bring family members to this conference with the exception of those who are registered for the conference. There is an AAFES gas station on the Kaserne and an Esso Station in town. You will be charged at checkout on the final day for any extras you charged to your room. This includes alcoholic beverages, phone calls from your room, internet service, gift shop purchases... The hotel accepts Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Military Star Card.

10 There will be crowds, especially during meal times. Please be patient and courteous. Everyone will be served and there is always plenty of food at Edelweiss! The CAs are there to help during the conference. They can help you with other questions/information, but they are not the ones to go to with your issues or concerns. They have a specific set of rules and guidelines they must follow. Speakers have prepared wonderful materials for their presentations. They have a limited amount of time to present that information, so please be courteous and dont interrupt a speaker during the sessions. There will be time for Q & A at the end of the class. Cells phones should be off or on vibrate. Should you receive a call, Please do NOT verbally answer your phone during a session or speaker. Have FUN! Just a few more notes…

11 Sunday May 6th Home Run Hitters! Game time starts Sunday evening with an Opening Ceremony for the 56 th Annual AWAG Conference. Celebrate your Area Team by Coordinating with Red, White, and Blue Dinner

12 Monday May 7th Always Time For Chocolate Attend lunch wearing your favorite shades of Pink and Brown Lunch

13 Monday May 7th Dinner Year of the Dragon Celebrate with us in your favorite Red and Black outfit

14 Monday May 7th Corporate Contributor Night This is your opportunity to thank all of the contributors who have helped to make this wonderful event possible. Youll be able to visit with the vendors and sample some of their products. They will have valuable information to share with you and youll even have the chance to win some prizes !

15 Tuesday May 8th Lunch In Paris Come wearing your favorite designer shoes and ladies bring your handbags! Free Night…Make your plans for dinner in town, a trip to the Spa or dinner in one of the hotel restaurants. Entertainment 9:00 PM AWAG has Talent!

16 Tuesday May 8th Ways & Means Night Your local clubs will be bringing their own special products for your shopping pleasure. There are surely some treasures just waiting to go home with you! So bring your checkbook or cash and take home a little something that another club is proud to offer you at AWAG Ways & Means Night.

17 Wednesday May 9th Lunch Candylan d Dress in your assigned colors to represent your area in Candyland! Benelux ~ Primary Green Franken ~ Purple Hessen ~ Orange Italy ~ Primary Blue Oberpfalz ~ Light Blue Rhein Neckar ~ Yellow Rheinland Pfalz ~ Pink Schwaben ~ Red UK ~ Light Green

18 Wednesday May 9th New York New York Join us for our Closing Night Celebration! Come dressed in red (or black) for a night on the town ! Dont forget….we have lots of AWESOME Giveaways!

19 Area Cheer We need an Area Cheer! At the Opening Ceremony, before dinner, we will stand as one group and give a quick, cute cheer as an area. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Any suggestions?

20 Never a Dull Moment 13 th Edition The travel book like no other! AWAGs own………. On Sale……

21 Hav e a Great Conference!

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