2016 TAUC Leadership Conference


Tuesday, May 3 - Friday, May 6, 2016
Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
2600 Tiburon Drive [map]
Naples, FL 34109

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The Association of Union Constructors is pleased to present the 2016 TAUC Leadership Conference. The leadership conference will be held from May 3-6, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples located at 2600 Tiburon Drive in Naples, Florida 34109.

The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) is pleased to announce the following speakers for this year’s Leadership Conference:

• International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Ironworkers General President Eric Dean
• International Union of Operating Engineers General President James Callahan
• Navy SEAL Officers Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
• Former NBA Basketball Player Stephen Bardo

We encourage our members and affiliates to attend this year's conference to take advantage of the network opportunity and hear first-hand from these exciting speakers.

At this year's conference the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC) will present its NMA I.Q., a web-based resource for “all things NMA.” It is designed for newcomers and industry veterans alike, and equally useful to all members of the tripartite community – contractors, building trades unions and owner-clients. It offers easy-to-follow online tutorials and short videos on virtually every aspect of the NMA, from a “How does it work?” general overview to detailed instructions and explanations on more technical aspects of the Agreements. An overview of the NMA I.Q. will be presented at the Leadership Conference following the Opening Session on Wednesday, May 4th. All registrants are welcome to attend.

As the national trade association for the union construction industry, TAUC strives to create and deliver events that capture the energy of the dynamic union construction market and offer necessary opportunities for union contractors, industrial business owners and union representatives to learn and network with fellow union construction professionals. TAUC events are a means of advancing the union construction industry's collective interests in labor relations, education, safety and health, and work opportunities.

If you've never attended a TAUC Leadership Conference before, you can expect a full roster of high-quality speakers as well as numerous networking opportunities -- gourmet meals, a gala reception and dance, to name just a few. The conference also hosts the James J. Willis Craftsperson of the Year and Thomas J. Reynolds Safety Awards presentations, two of the industry's most prestigious award programs.

The 2016 TAUC Annual Union-Made Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 5th. The golf tournament has been designed to allow participants to enjoy the day while displaying their varied golfing skills. All ladies and gentlemen registered for TAUC's Leadership Conference are eligible to enter the tournament and compete for prizes. TAUC's Golf Committee has elected to play a scramble format.

1. The entry for the 2016 TAUC Union-Made Golf Tournament is $160.00 per person, which includes green fees, cart fees, refreshments and a boxed lunch.

2. The Golf Committee will assign all foursomes. Since we will be allowed a "shotgun" start at 12:30 pm SHARP, it is extremely important that all participants be at the course no later than 30 minutes prior to tee-off. Players need to check in at the Pro Shop to locate their assigned foursomes.

3. The Tiburón, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is a 36-hole championship course. This uniquely designed course incorporates stacked sod wall bunkers and coquina sand, and does not contain rough. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Pro Shop can be reached at (239) 254-3340.

4. Prizes will be awarded to members of the winning foursome, 1st and 2nd runner-up foursomes and most honest foursome. In the event of a tie, scorecards will be compared as in match play, starting with a randomly selected hole. Individual prizes will also be awarded for various skills competitions.

5. Rental clubs are available for $45.00 plus tax, and MUST BE RESERVED 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE of the golf outing. Golfers are responsible for their own rental club payments as well as cigars and golf shop merchandise.

Please join us in Naples, Florida for the 2016 TAUC Leadership Conference!

REGISTRATION FEES BEFORE MARCH 4, 2016
The registration deadline is April 11, 2016.

TAUC Governing Members
$1195.00

TAUC Local Employer Organization Members
$1195.00

TAUC Affiliate Members
$1495.00

TAUC Regular Members
$1495.00

Non-Members
$1695.00

Spouse/Companion
$550.00

Additional Family Member(s)
(i.e. children 12 to 18 years old)
$350.00 per child

REGISTRATION FEES AFTER MARCH 4, 2016
The registration deadline is April 11, 2016.

TAUC Governing Members
$1395.00

TAUC Local Employer Organization Members
$1395.00

TAUC Affiliate Members
$1695.00

TAUC Regular Members
$1695.00

Non-Members
$1895.00

Spouse/Companion
$550.00

Additional Family Member(s)
(i.e. children 12 to 18 years old)
$350.00 per child

PROGRAM INCLUDES

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

TAUC Executive Committee Meeting
TAUC Customer Caucus Meeting
TAUC Labor Committee Meeting
TAUC Local Employer Organization Meeting
TAUC Environmental Health and Safety Committee Meeting
Welcome Reception for All TAUC Leadership Conference Attendees

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Opening Session
Association Elections
Thomas J. Reynolds Safety Awards Luncheon
NMA I.Q. Presentation
TAUC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, May 5, 2016
General Session
Association Business
TAUC Union-Made Golf Tournament
TAUC Leadership Conference Gala Reception, Dinner and Dance
James J. Willis Craftperson of the Year Award

Friday, May 6, 2016
Farewell Breakfast

Related Web Pages and Sites:
TAUC Membership - Pay Dues
Website - Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
More Information 2016 TAUC Leadership Conference
Transportation Reservation Link

Registration Includes:
Registration fees include all scheduled business functions for you, your companion and registered children.

A name badge will be issued to all paid registrants and will be your admittance to all business functions.

Only members in good standing will be eligible for discounted member rates when registering for TAUC Leadership Conference 2016.

TAUC membership fees are due by January 31, 2016.

The registration deadline is April 11, 2016.

LET US KNOW OF ANY FOOD ALLERGIES!

Who Should Attend:
TAUC Leadership Conference 2016 is open to anyone with a vested interest in the enhancement and advancement of union construction.

Specifically, TAUC Leadership Conference 2016 is designed to be a premiere networking event for industrial business owners, union contractors and labor representatives.

Meeting Attire:
Attire for TAUC Leadership Conference 2016 is resort casual for all meetings and social events, EXCEPT for the Gala Reception, Dinner and Dance.

The Gala is sport coat and dress slacks or suit for the gentlemen, and dresses or suits for the ladies.

The average high temperature during May in Naples, Florida is 89.0°F with an average low of 67.0°F, so please bring the appropriate clothing for outside evening activities.

Cancellation and Other Policies:
Registration can be cancelled, and your registration fee refunded in full, if written cancellation is received in The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) office on or before April 1, 2016. If cancelled after this date you will forfeit your registration fee or as an alternative option you are welcome to send a substitute or replacement.

HOTEL CANCELLATION POLICY: The cancellation policy for all room reservations is 7 days prior to arrival to avoid a 2 night room/tax charge. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples telephone number is (239) 593-2000 or (888) 856-2164.

The group rates are available until April 8, 2016 or until the room block is fully committed.

THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION IS MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016.

Is Media Allowed?
Yes

General Hotel Information:
One of the finest golf resorts in Naples, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples provides a tranquil, country club atmosphere—complete with two Greg Norman designed golf courses—merely three miles from the private, white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico located at the neighboring Ritz-Carlton, Naples beach resort. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of complimentary shuttle service between the resorts and explore the dining, spa, pools, entertainment lounge, interactive environmental children’s program, and wide selection of beach activities available on property.

RITZ-CARLTON GOLF RESORT, NAPLES
2600 Tiburon Drive
Naples, FL 34109
Phone: (239) 593-2000
Reservations: (888) 856-2164
Fax: (239) 254-3300
Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NaplesGolf/Default.htm

SLEEPING ROOM RATE:
$255 per night, plus 10% taxes - Resort View Rooms, Run of the House
$285 per night, plus 10% taxes - Resort View Room, King Bed
$305 per night, plus 10% taxes - Resort View Room, Double Beds

Additional charge of $25.00 per day for each additional person over age 18 and/or over two people in a guestroom. The maximum number of people per guestroom is four (4). Children under 18 years of age may share the same room with parents at no additional charge. Please note that charges for roll-a-way beds and cribs may apply.

THE RITZ-CARLTON GOLF RESORT, NAPLES IS HAVING ISSUES WITH ONLINE BOOKINGS, PLEASE CALL IN YOUR RESERVATION UNTIL THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN FIXED. DO NOT USE THE ONLINE RESERVATION LINK IT IS NOT WORKING. CALL RESERVATIONS DEPARTMENT AT (888) 856-2164 AND REFERENCE THE ASSOCIATION OF UNION CONSTRUCTORS ROOM BLOCK OR THE GROUP CODE: ZRNZRNA.

Reference The Association of Union Constructors room block or the Group Code: ZRNZRNA to receive these special rates.

CHECK-IN: 4:00 pm
CHECK-OUT: 11:00 am

GUESTROOM CUT-OFF DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016.
The group rates are available until April 8, 2016 or until the room block is fully committed.

HOTEL PARKING: Valet parking and self- parking available. Valet parking is $25.00 daily, includes in/out privileges. Self-parking is $12.00 daily.

INTERNET ACCESS
Guestrooms: Complimentary basic internet in guestrooms.

DEPOSIT POLICY: A deposit of one night's room and tax is required for all reservations and must be guaranteed with a major credit card.

SMOKE FREE POLICY: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is a non-smoking facility.

HOTEL CANCELLATION POLICY: The cancellation policy for all room reservations is 7 days prior to arrival to avoid a 2 night room/tax charge.

TRANSPORTATION: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort does NOT offer transportation to or from the airport.

Travel Information:
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is approximately 25 minutes from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), see details below for directions and special discounted rates for airport transfer service to the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort with Naples Transportation and Tours:

Transfers From Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
• Sedan (up to 2-passengers): $85, one-way
• SUV (up to 4-passengers): $105, one-way
• Van (up to 8-passengers): $145, one-way
Plus a 24% Service Charge that includes gratuity to the driver
Click Here to Reserve Transportation: https://fs30.formsite.com/nttdmc/TAUC/index.html

Directions from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Exit the airport terminal.
Follow the signs to I-75 South.
Turn onto I-75 South (left). Continue on I-75 (south) for 20 miles until you reach exit #111.
Take exit 111. Then turn right onto Immokalee Road (State Road 846). Proceed west until you reach the intersection of Immokalee Road and Airport Pulling Road (approximately 1.4 miles.)
Turn left (south) onto Airport Pulling Road. Proceed 1.6 miles.
Turn left into Tiburón/The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort entrance.
Make a right at the first street. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is located on the left.

Approximately 25 minutes

For more travel information click on this link: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NaplesGolf/Information/Directions/Default.htm


For more information please contact:
Ms. Gwen Jackson
Meetings & Events Manager
The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
Phone: (703) 524-3336 x111
Fax: (703) 524-3364
E-mail: gjackson@tauc.org