45th Meeting of the AFA-CWA Board of Directors

Phoenix, Arizona, June 24, 2017

Dear Board Members:

This memo is the first in a series of reminders that will provide you with all the information you should know in order to prepare for our Board Meeting in June 2017.  Everything in this memo is NEW information.

Date / Time / Place

This year’s 45th Annual Board of Directors Meeting will be held 24 June 2017, with a Call to Order at 8:30 AM, at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, located at 340 North 3rd St., Phoenix AZ 85004.  The hotel may be reached by phone at (602-262-2500).  Please note the first day of the Board of Directors meeting will be Saturday.

Nominations for Awards

Attached are memos that describe each of the awards that may be considered.

These include the following awards:

For information on the qualifications for these awards, please refer to the Section of the AFA-CWA Constitution and Bylaws that is referenced on the applicable memos.  These must be submitted to the International Office by Friday, April 14, 2017.

Mutual Respect Policy

Attached is the AFA Mutual Respect Policy.  AFA-CWA strongly opposes any and all discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity, and gender expression.  Additionally, the Policy opposes any behavior that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile, abusive, or offensive environment.  Please familiarize yourself with the policy and govern yourself accordingly.

Budget Information

For planning purposes, the approved BOD budget will cover two nights of sleeping rooms, two days of meals, up to $50 for mileage/cab fare over the course of the meeting, and 10 hours of FPL for each delegate.  Any costs other than those above, including airfare, will be charged to the MEC/LEC budget, unless preauthorized in advance with the International Secretary-Treasurer.

Should you incur additional expenses for internet access, safe rental, telephone charges, or other incidentals during your stay, these should be charged to your LEC or MEC budget.

Upcoming Information

In separate email, we will provide details concerning booking hotel accommodations, as well as the detailed agenda and program for the Board of Directors’ Meeting.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact International Secretary-Treasurer Kevin P. Creighan via phone (800-424-2401, ext. 580 or 202-434-0580) or email (kcreighan@afanet.org).