2013 TAUC Leadership Conference


Tuesday, May 7 - Friday, May 10, 2013
Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
One Lake Oconee Trail [map]
Greensboro, GA 30642

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The Association of Union Constructors is pleased to present TAUC Leadership Conference 2013.

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.

Our two keynote speakers for this year's TAUC Leadership Conference are:

Karen Post
Karen is a world-renowned expert on branding and the author most recently of Brand Turnaround: How Brands Gone Bad Returned to Glory and the 7 Game Changers that Made the Difference (McGraw-Hill). Karen has over three decades of experience helping clients to build memorable brands that sell product, create loyalty, and add value. She will be speaking about how to rebrand union construction so that everyone -- from contractors to unions to owners -- benefits.

Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman
Known as "The Wingman," Lt. Col. Waldman is a professional leadership speaker and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo. He teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated F-16 fighter pilot and businessman.

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 2013 TAUC Annual Union-Made Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 9th. 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 2013 TAUC Union-Made Golf Tournament is $175.00 per person, which includes green fees, cart fees, and refreshments.

2. The Golf Committee will assign all foursomes. Since we will be allowed a "shotgun" start at 12:30pm 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. Boxed lunches will be provided to all golfers.

3. Prizes will be awarded to members of the winning foursome, 1st and 2nd runner-up foursomes and most improved foursome. In the event of a tie, scorecards will be compared as in match play, starting with a randomly selected hole. Individual prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, men and women, on designated holes and closest to the pin on selected par three holes.

4. Rental clubs are available at $75.00. Golfers are responsible for their own rental club payments as well as cigars and golf shop merchandise.

5. Transportation will be provided from the hotel to and from the golf course for all registered golfers.

GOLF COURSE DRESS CODE:
Gentlemen
Collared/Mock short sleeve shirts, Bermuda length shorts or non-denim trousers, and non-metal spikes or any flat rubber soled shoes are appropriate.

Ladies
Collared/Mock/Yoke neck sleeve or sleeveless shirts, Bermuda length shorts/skirts or non-denim trousers, and non-metal spiked or any flat rubber soled shoes are also appropriate.

SPA SERVICES: The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation Spa Resort on Lake Oconee is a haven of renewal and rejuvenation. The award-winning spa facility offers an exceptional spa menu infused with southern inspiration and delightful water-themed therapies. Body treatments, facials and soothing massages are delivered in a warm sanctuary enhanced by gracious personal attention.

We encourage anyone interested in spa services to book now using the Spa Appointment Request Form (located under the "Related Files" tab). Once the form is completed email it to the spa director, John Kossenyans, at john.kossenyans@ritzcarlton.com or you may contact the Spa directly at (706) 467-7185. Review the Spa Services Menu (located under the "Related Files" tab) for all rates and services.

It is anticipated that spa services may sell out during the week of May 5-11, 2013 as the hotel will be busy that week.

Please join us in Greensboro, Georgia for the 2013 TAUC Leadership Conference!

REGISTRATION FEES BEFORE MARCH 15, 2013
The registration deadline is April 15, 2013.

TAUC Governing Members
$1095.00

TAUC Local Employer Organization Members
$1095.00

TAUC Affiliate Members
$1395.00

TAUC Regular Members
$1395.00

Non-Members
$1595.00

Spouse/Companion
$550.00

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


REGISTRATION FEES AFTER MARCH 15, 2013
The registration deadline is April 15, 2013.

TAUC Governing Members
$1295.00

TAUC Local Employer Organization Members
$1295.00

TAUC Affiliate Members
$1595.00

TAUC Regular Members
$1595.00

Non-Members
$1795.00

Spouse/Companion
$550.00

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

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


PROGRAM INCLUDES

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Opening Session
Association Elections
Thomas J. Reynolds Safety Awards Luncheon
TAUC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2013
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 10, 2013
Farewell Breakfast

Related Web Pages and Sites:
TAUC Membership - Pay Dues
Website - Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
RESERVE A SLEEPING ROOM - Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
Spa Website - Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation

Related Files:
Spa Appointment Request Form - Ritz-Carlton Lodge
Spa Services Menu - Ritz-Carlton Lodge

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 2013.

TAUC membership fees are due by January 31, 2013.

The registration deadline is April 15, 2013.

LET US KNOW OF ANY FOOD ALLERGIES!

Who Should Attend:
TAUC Leadership Conference 2013 is open to anyone with a vested interest in the enhancement and advancement of union construction.

Specifically, TAUC Leadership Conference 2013 is designed to be a premiere networking event for industrial business owners, union contractors and labor representatives.

Meeting Attire:
Attire for TAUC Leadership Conference 2013 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 Greensboro, Georgia is 81.0°F with an average low of 56.0°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, 2013. 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 two (2) days prior to arrival for refund; less than two (2) days, deposit forfeited. The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation telephone number is (706) 467-0600 or (800) 241-3333.

THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR ALL HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TAUC ONLINE REGISTRATION IS MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013.

Is Media Allowed?
Yes

General Hotel Information:
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge is situated at the edge of beautiful Lake Oconee in Reynolds Plantation, an upscale golf and lake community in Greensboro, Georgia. The resort is 13.5 miles from downtown Greensboro and 75 miles east of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

RITZ-CARLTON LODGE, REYNOLDS PLANTATION
One Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, Georgia 30642
Phone: (706) 467-0600
Toll-Free: 1-800-241-3333
Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/ReynoldsPlantation/Information/Default.htm

SLEEPING ROOM RATE: $249 per night, plus 12% state and local tax - Single/Double Occupancy

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

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A SLEEPING ROOM: https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/ReynoldsPlantation/Reservations/Default.htm?GC=RAURAUA#top

Check-In: 4:00 pm
Check-Out: 12:00 Noon

CUT-OFF DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

HOTEL PARKING: Valet Parking Only - $20 fee per car per night, includes in and out service.

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 Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is a non-smoking facility.

HOTEL CANCELLATION POLICY: Must notify the hotel two (2) days prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation charge of one night's room and tax.

HOTEL DIRECTIONS: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/ReynoldsPlantation/Information/Directions/Default.htm

Travel Information:
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge is 13.5 miles from downtown Greensboro and 75 miles east of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

AIRPORTS
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is the closest major airport and is serviced by: American, Air Tran, America West, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United, US Airways and more.

Ben-Epps Airport in Athens, Georgia and The Greene County Airport in Greensboro, Georgia are also available to land small aircrafts.


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