Oct. 25, 2018
St. Charles, MO 63301
Thursday, October 25, 2018
To All State Secretaries:
It’s official. The board of directors approved the 2018 State Secretaries Training program. The October state secretary training and board meeting will be held at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa located at One Ameristar Boulevard in St. Charles, Missouri 63301. The site is conveniently located just 8.4 miles west of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Travel time is approximately 10 minutes. For those of you flying get me your flight itinerary and cell phone number and a hotel driver will be waiting for you at the airport, free of charge. They will also take you back to the airport for your departing flight, free of charge. State Secretaries have the option to travel by the method of their choice, air or automobile. State Secretaries will be reimbursed for meals and travel expenses, airfare or mileage at the current IRS rate of 54.5 cents per mile. Secretaries are encouraged to bring their spouse; however, spouses food and airfare expenses will not be reimbursed by TPA. The Ameristar telephone number is 636-949-7777 and web address is http://www.ameristar.com/st-charles.
Every room is a suite! This is a Four Star property and was the home of the 2017 Annual Convention.
For those of you attending Thursday training your hotel rooms will be reserved for you on Wednesday, October 24. Check-in for guest accommodations will be available at 4:00 pm on arrival day and reserved until 11:00 am on departure day. There will be a hospitality room available at 4:00 pm on Wednesday. Training will begin at 8:00 am on Thursday in the “Imagination C/D” room in the Conference Center. Lunch will be provided.
Bring your laptops and thinking caps! Training will focus on new applications, bumper stickers, newsletters, member resignations, electronic welcome letters, reporting spreadsheets, uniform email addresses, Stripe software, and travel expense reports. Board members will be in attendance for secretary training on Thursday.
If you plan on attending, you need to respond to me no later than Thursday, September 20 to reserve your room.
I need to know if you will be staying on Thursday night and leaving on Friday. If you plan on flying and wish to utilize the free transportation service to and from Lambert Airport you must have your flight itinerary to me no later than September 20. Space is limited!
I look forward to seeing everybody there.
Albert M. Shoemaker, Jr., CNE, CDE, CNC
Chief Administrative Officer
Travelers Protective Association
2041 Exchange Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303
Ph: (636) 724-2227