You’re invited to the 2014 Awards Banquet at OEA-RA. We hope you’ll join your fellow delegates at the annual celebration, where we enjoy each others’ company and honor those who have made extraordinary contributions to OEA and to education in Oregon. The Awards Banquet is offered to delegates and honorees at no charge.
DATE: Saturday evening, May 3, 2014.
TIME: 6:30 pm, no-host cocktails; 7:30 pm, dinner & awards ceremony.
WHERE: The Grand Ballroom at the Red Lion on the River
DRESS: Most attendees and honorees dress semi-formally or in business dress.
|PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW CAREFULLY…this will help you through the registration steps and get your ticket to the banquet.|
ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOUR TICKET WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AT THE RA DURING REGISTRATION
Critical things to understand about this process!
vYou may register yourself only.
vThe deadline for registering for the Banquet online is April 25, 2014.
vRemember that member dues pay for this event! Please do not register until you are sure you plan to attend. If your plans change, please e-mail email@example.com, so your reservation can be canceled.
WE ASK THAT YOU CANCEL A RESERVATION rather than plan to give your ticket away at the RA.
WE ASK THAT YOU CANCEL A RESERVATION if you find that you will not be attending RA at all.
It will be general seating (not assigned). If your local wants to sit together, or if you have a group of at least ten who want to sit together, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to make a request for a “reserved” table.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO IS ENTITLED TO A COMPLIMENTARY BANQUET TICKET?
- Delegates (Note: alternate delegates who did not actually perform service at RA are not entitled to a free ticket)
- Award recipients and their guests
- Members of the OEA Board of Directors
- Governance committee members who have provided service at OEA-RA
MAY I BRING A PAYING GUEST?
You may sign up for a ticket or tickets for guests by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. These tickets will be available for pick-up at the Information table in the Ballroom foyer at the Red Lion on Saturday. We accept cash or checks for payment. The price of tickets is: $52.50 for the buffet which includes a vegetarian option.
CAN I ATTEND IF I DON’T HAVE A TICKET?
No. You must have a ticket to attend.
WILL YOU BE DISTRIBUTING RETURNED/UN-NEEDED BANQUET TICKETS TO PEOPLE WHO MAY WANT AN EXTRA FREE TICKET? No. We will be keeping track of returned tickets in order to offer these seats to delegates who did not originally sign up for the banquet, for extra guests of award recipients, etc.
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY TICKET IF I HAVE A LAST MINUTE CHANGE IN PLANS AND CANNOT ATTEND? Please turn your ticket into Erika Marion or the information table at RA.
IF I AM ENTITLED TO A BANQUET TICKET BUT DON’T SIGN UP NOW, CAN I CHANGE MY MIND AT OEA-RA, AND GET A TICKET THEN?
Come to the information table late Saturday afternoon and if space permits we will help you obtain a ticket.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
Southern Georgia Nights Buffet
sweet potato & oregon blue potato salad, scallions, red & yellow peppers
maple sherry dressing
hoppin’ john salad, black-eyed peas, saffron rice, pepper confetti, parsley, red onions
stone ground mustard vinaigrette
wild field greens, toasted pecans, cornbread croutons, carrots, jicama, dried cranberries
Grilled vegetable “cutlet” barbeque glazed, onion-tomato marmalade
pecan crusted pork, carolina mustard sauce
grilled columbia river steelhead, sweet corn coulis
onion braised potatoes
house-made fried macaroni & cheese wrapped with apple-wood bacon
fresh green beans, crispy onions
buttermilk biscuits, honey butter
peach cobbler, cinnamon whipped cream
double chocolate cupcakes