District 22 – America's Boating Club

District 22 Squadrons of Southwest Florida
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2024 D22 Spring Conference

April 12 April 13

D22 Conference Convention Center

AGENDA

12 April 2024

Schedule
(All Membership Workshop)
Events and times are listed below.

0930Introductions
1015 – 1200Roundtables and Workshops
1200 – 1330Lunch on your Own
1330 – 1500Group Discussions
1600Gathering at Ice House Pub

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13 April 2024

Schedule

0800 – 0900Coffee and Danish
0830 – 1200Registration Desk Open
0900 – 1015Roundtables
– First Aid for Boaters
– Coop Charting/Geodetic Marker Intro
0930 – 1130Instructor Recertification
(Registration required by April 5)
0930 – 1100Town Hall
1030 – 1145Roundtables
– Importance of Public Relations
– How to Become an ABC3 Instructor
0930 – 1130Instructor Recertification
(Registration required by April 5)
1200 – 1330Lunch
– Speaker talking about:
(Piloting Crowdsourced Bathymetry; Seafloor Depth)
1345 – 1600District Conference Meeting
1700 – 1800after Conference Social
(at SpringHills Suites (cash bar))
1800 – 1830D22 COW Social (Punta Gorda Events Center)
1900D22 Change of Watch

DRESS ATTIRE

General Conference
Daytime: Squadron shirt, khaki slacks, shorts or skirt

Change of Watch
Change of Watch: Bridge – Uniform G (short sleeve shirt, black pants or skirt)
Members and Guests: Semi Formal or appropriate dressy casual attire

HOTELS

These are the hotels we have previously used. Due to limited availability we suggest you reserve your Group Rate or available rooms early, after they are available. Below rates are only good for one day prior and a day after the conference dates. You must state “United States Power Squadrons / America’s Boating Club” and book for 2 nights for these rates.

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott
(941) 347-4224
Allotted Room Rates: $179.00 + taxes per night.
2 night minimum for this rate.
Last day to book is March 21 March, 2024.
Book room reservation online using “America’s Boating Club” group rate.

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Four Points Sheraton
(941) 637-6770
$149.00 + $9.00 amenity fee + taxes. Cutoff date: 20 March 2024
Must make reservation directly with Punta Gorda hotel.
State special “Power Squadron Room Block” or give code “1768” for discount rate.

Wyvern Hotel

Wyvern Hotel
(941) 639-7700
This is a very nice hotel and has been previously used in the past,
but was not contracted for this conference.
No Group Contract rate is available.

MEETING LOCATION

Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

Punta Gorda Conference Center Map
Punta Gorda Conference Center Map
Punta Gorda Conference Center and Hotel Area Map

CDC Guidelines

Conference Center CDC Display

All events will follow CDC Guidelines.

MEALS AND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

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On-Line Conference Registration and Meal Purchase

See the Meal Menu Flyer for purchase. Purchases are on-line and the link was activated on 8 Feb 2024. The activated link has been extended until 6:30pm on 5 April 2024. No meal purchases or cancellations after 5 April 2024.

Members: Follow the steps below to login and register for the conference and/or purchase meals for the conference: 1) Click on menu header “Log-In” tab and the login page will appear. 2) Enter your Username and Password to login to the website (if you forgot it, contact your Squadron Commander for membership verification and the Username/Password). 3) Click the “Members Only” tab and a sub-menu will appear. 4) On the sub-menu, click on the “Registration/Purchase” tab and the Purchase and Registration Page will appear. 5) Complete the registration form for conference attendees and then click the form’s submit button, and/or… scroll down the page and 5) click the purchase meals button to order meals and purchase them electronically.

Meal and Conference Registration Instructions, v6

CONFERENCE CENTER INFORMATION

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