ABC-Florida Family Beach Retreat
Friday, July 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
come solo or bring your fam...
This event is open to ABC members and their immediate family and guests.
Great summer mini-vaca "beachation" idea - bring the family!
Friday, July 20th
Arrivals at leisure: settle in, watch the sunset, take a walk on the beach, relax.
7:30 p.m. Pizza Party
Saturday, July 21st
7:45 a.m. Optional 1 Mile Wellness Walk
8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:10 - 10:00 a.m. ABC Honeymoon & Destination Weddings, David Wood
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. I Want to Fire My Client: Kerline Docteur, PBC
11:30 - 12:45 Featured Speaker: Susan Southerland: Susan's Secrets
1:00 p.m. Lunch TBD
After Lunch Free time: swimming, fishing, waverunners, tan, nap, shop or visit the spa.
6:30-10:00 p.m. Optional Starlite Princess
Riverboat Dinner Cruise
Ready for a dazzling dinner and night out? StarLite offers great dining, live entertainment, and dancing with some of the best waterfront views in all of the Gulf Beaches from brilliant sunsets to starlit skies. Your dinner includes a full restaurant-style menu featuring continental cuisine prepared fresh on board. The StarLite Princess Riverboat is one of the few authentic paddlewheelers in the country. This 107 foot vessel features a Victorian theme with chandeliers, brass and wood accents, plush seating and large picture windows throughout the dining areas. (Appetizers and full service bar additional.)
Sunday, July 22nd
7:45 a.m. Optional 1-2 Mile Wellness Walk (depending on interest)
8:30 a.m. Breakfast in meeting room
9:30 a.m. Heartsaver First Aid & CPR
Covers first aid basics, medical emergencies,
injury emergencies, environmental
emergencies, CPR and AED
12:45 p.m. Meeting concludes
Box lunch for the beach or on the road
After meeting concludes: swimming, fishing, waverunners, tan, nap, shop or visit the spa.
Madeira Bay Resort is providing incredible family-friendly room rates for ABC.
One bedroom condo suite $129/night or two bedroom condo suite $149/night.
Call 1-866-398-2970 to make your reservation and request the ABC-Florida rate. The resort requires a $200 deposit and you can pay the remaining balance at arrival. If a guests cancels before 48 hours prior to arrival they will be refunded $145. There is a $55 administrative fee. Cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival are non-refundable. However, there is no reservation cutoff date 3-4 weeks before our retreat, so if rooms are available, you can make your reservation "last minute" for the ABC rate.
Each Madeira Beach condo suite comes equipped with a complete kitchen, a full-size washer and dryer, a furnished private balcony, and two televisions with cable tv & dvd player. Condo-suites range in size from 734 square feet to 1179 square feet, have one or two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and some feature a separate sitting room with a sleeper sofa. Most suites of Madeira Beach condo offer picturesque views of the Intracoastal Waterways and the Marina or the Gulf of Mexico.
Please see our spa's website at OceansWestSpa.com
Directions From Tampa International Airport
After leaving the airport, take I-275 South over the Howard Frankland Bridge across Tampa Bay to St. Petersburg, continuing on I-275. Take Exit #28 West (Exit sign shows names of Gandy Blvd./Park Blvd. Old exit 15) and continue due West on Park Blvd. until you reach Gulf Blvd. Turn left (South) onto Gulf Blvd. continue on through the Redington Beaches into the Madeira Beach area. Madeira Bay is located before the John's Pass Bridge at 132nd on Gulf Blvd. on the Intercostal Waterway side of the road.
Directions from the South
I-75 Northbound to exit #228 to I-275 Northbound (sign next to exit will say Old exit 44). Take exit #28 West (sign shows names of Gandy Blvd./Park Blvd. Old exit 15) and continue due West until you reach Gulf Blvd. Turn left (South) onto Gulf Blvd. continue until you reach the Madeira Bay Resort at 132nd on Gulf Blvd.
Payment and Cancellations:
Cancellations before July 15th will be refunded less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations/no-shows less than 30 days before the seminar cannot be refunded as we have ordered materials and given a guaranteed attendance.
ABC members paying by check: check must be postmarked by early registration cutoff to be received prior to the retreat. Checks should be made to: Association of Bridal Consultants - Florida Branch, 660 Neile Ct., Oviedo, FL 32765. All registrations must be fully pre-paid by July 15th, 2012, however dinner cruise must be prepaid by July 7th.
Family Beach Retreat
July 20-22, 2012
The Florida branch of the Association of Bridal Consultants: Provides educational and networking meetings quarterly in geographic regions of the state.
Produces a quarterly newsletter. Assists in coordinating apprenticeships for novice members.
provides oversight to ABC-FL Local Networking Groups (LNGs). Visit
www.ABC-Florida.com for a complete calendar with LNG meetings and contact information or contact Elise Enloe, Florida State Coordinator, EliseABCFL@aol.com or 407 977-9338. For information on ABC membership and benefits, visit
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