2012 TAUC Leadership Conference


Tuesday, May 15 - Friday, May 18, 2012
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
Two Grasslawn Avenue [map]
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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The Association of Union Constructors is pleased to present TAUC Leadership Conference 2012.

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 and golf tournament, 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. Please join us!

REGISTRATION FEES BEFORE MARCH 1, 2012
The registration deadline is April 13, 2012.

TAUC Governing Members
$1145.00

TAUC Local Employer Organization Members
$1145.00

TAUC Affiliate Members
$1145.00

TAUC Regular Members
$1395.00

Non-Members
$1545.00

Spouse/Companion
$495.00

Additional Family Member(s)
(i.e. children 12 to 18 years old)
$345.00 per child


REGISTRATION FEES AFTER MARCH 1, 2012
The registration deadline is April 13, 2012.

TAUC Governing Members
$1345.00

TAUC Local Employer Organization Members
$1345.00

TAUC Affiliate Members
$1345.00

TAUC Regular Members
$1595.00

Non-Members
$1745.00

Spouse/Companion
$695.00

Additional Family Member(s)
(i.e. children 12 to 18 years old)
$545.00 per child

The fee for children ages 12-18 covers food and beverages for 3 days.


PROGRAM INCLUDES

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

TAUC Executive Committee Meeting

TAUC Customer Caucus Meeting

TAUC Labor Committee Meeting

TAUC Local Employer Organization Meeting

TAUC Safety & Health Committee Meeting

Welcome Reception for All TAUC Leadership Conference Attendees


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Opening Session

Association Elections

Thomas J. Reynolds Safety Awards Luncheon

TAUC Board of Directors Meeting


Thursday, May 17, 2012

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 18, 2012

Farewell Breakfast



Related Web Pages and Sites:
TAUC Membership - Pay Dues
Website - The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
RESERVE A SLEEPING ROOM - The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
Diamond Tranportation

Related Files:
What Do I Wear - Hilton Head Island, SC

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 2012.

TAUC membership fees are due by January 31, 2012.

The registration deadline is April 13, 2012.

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Who Should Attend:
TAUC Leadership Conference 2012 is open to anyone with a vested interest in the enhancement and advancement of union construction.

Specifically, TAUC Leadership Conference 2012 is designed to be a premiere networking event for industrial business owners, union contractors and labor representatives.


Meeting Attire:
Attire for TAUC Leadership Conference 2012 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 Hilton Head Island is 82.5°F with an average low of 62.0°F, so please bring the appropriate clothing for outside evening activities.


Cancellation and Other Policies:
Registration may 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 11, 2012. 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: Notify hotel five (5) days prior to arrival for refund; less than five (5) days, deposit forfeited. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa's telephone number is (843) 681-4000.

THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR ALL HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS IS FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

TAUC ONLINE REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE: APRIL 13, 2012

Is Media Allowed?
Yes

General Hotel Information:
THE WESTIN HILTON HEAD ISLAND RESORT AND SPA
Two Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
Phone: (843) 681-4000
Toll-Free: 1-800-937-8461
Website: http://www.westinhiltonheadisland.com/

Sleeping room rate:
$179 per night, plus 11% state and local tax - Single/Double Occupancy

Reference TAUC's room block to receive this special rates.

Advance Room Deposit: One night deposit equal to one night's stay.

Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 Noon

THE CUT-OFF DATE IS FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012 FOR ALL HOTEL RESERVATIONS AT THE WESTIN HILTON HEAD ISLAND RESORT AND SPA.

RESORT FEE:
$16 per room per night, plus 9% state and local taxes is added to each account for service and amenities. This includes shuttle to Port Royal Golf, Tennis and Shelter Cove Mall and Marina, 24 hour Westin Workout, Overnight Self-Parking, Unsecured Wireless internet access in lobby and guest rooms, access and use of Westin Business Center, and Local and Toll Free call access.

Bellmen, doormen, and others who render intermittent personal services are not included in the resort fee.

Hotel Parking:
Valet Parking - $15
Self Parking - Complimentary

SMOKE FREE POLICY: All Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa guest rooms and indoor facilities are non-smoking. Hotel will charge a $200 cleaning fee to the account of any guests who smoke in their guest room.

EARLY DEPARTURE FEE:</B> An early departure fee of one night's room and tax will apply if guest checks out prior to the confirmed checkout date. To avoid this fee guests must advise the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa at or before check-in of any change in their scheduled length of stay.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Must notify the hotel five (5) days prior to arrival for a refund; less than five (5) days, deposit forfeited.

DEPOSIT POLICY: Rooms will be available only to those requests secured by $179 deposit per room. Your deposit is applicable to the fulfillment of your length of stay. When requesting reservations, please note arrival and departure carefully. Late arrival or early departure causes forfeiture of deposit, unless cancellation or changes are made 5 days in advance of scheduled arrival dates.

GENERAL HOTEL INFORMATION:
On a pristine stretch of sugar-white sand along the Atlantic Ocean lies The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Here, you can nourish your soul on the sandy beaches of Hilton Head Island's low country coast as you feel the warm ocean breezes, satisfy your shopping sweet tooth with unique boutique shops and outlet retailers nearby, or get on a bike and breathe in the area’s rich history and unparalleled natural surroundings. And for the little ones, fun and new friends await at Westin Kids Club®. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is the perfect place for your next family getaway.


Travel Information:
DIRECTIONS BY AIR:
<B>Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)</B>
Travel Distance: Approximately 39.0 miles
Taxi Fee: $80

<B>Hilton Head Airport (HHH)</B>
Travel Distance: Approximately 4.0 miles
Taxi Fee: $16

<B>GENERAL DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE HOTEL:</B>
<B>From the North</B>
* Take Interstate 95 South to South Carolina.
* Take Exit 8 onto Highway 278 East to Hilton Head Island.
* Continue on Highway 278 East and bear right onto Business Highway 278.
* Continue 3.5 miles to Port Royal Plantation.
* Turn left at the light into the Port Royal Plantation entrance.
* Follow the signs to the resort.

<B>From the South</B>
* Take Interstate 95 North to South Carolina.
* Take Exit 8 onto Highway 278 East to Hilton Head Island.
* Continue on Highway 278 East and bear right onto Business Highway 278.
* Continue 3.5 miles to Port Royal Plantation.
* Turn left at the light into the Port Royal Plantation entrance.
* Follow the signs to the resort.

<B>From Hilton Head Island Airport - Approximately 10 minutes</B>
* Turn left out of the terminal onto Beach City Road.
* At the traffic circle, take 2nd exit onto Mathews Drive.
* Turn left onto Highway 278 (William Hilton Parkway) and then turn left into Port Royal Plantation.
* Follow the signs to the resort.

<B>From Savannah Hilton Head International Airport - Approximately 45 minutes</B>
* Take Airways Avenue and follow the signs to Interstate 95 North.
* Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 8 and turn onto Highway 278 East.
* Proceed on Highway 278 East to Hilton Head Island.
* Continue on Highway 278 East and bear right onto Business Highway 278.
* Continue 3.5 miles to Port Royal Plantation.
* Turn left at the light into the Port Royal Plantation entrance.
* Follow the signs to the resort.

ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION:
If you require transportation assistance, or if you have any additional requests, please feel free to contact the Westin Head Island Resort and Spa at (843) 681-4000.

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
Diamond Transportation is the preferred transportation company that provides service between Savannah Airport and Hilton Head Airport to and from the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. They can be reach by telephone at (843) 247-2156. For more information regarding Diamond Transportion click on this link: http://hiltonheadrides.com



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