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You are Registered to attend the WA Wing Conference/Banquet for Civil Air Patrol 24 - 26 March 2017 At the Red Lion Hotel in Yakima, WA If you have questions please contact Lt Col. Kandyce Lewis @kandyce.lewis@wawg.cap.gov

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WASHINGTON WING CONFERENCE
March 24 - 26, 2017

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The Washington Wing Spring Conference and Banquet will be held in Yakima, Washington at the Red Lion Hotel. It will include "Of the Year" Wing Awards presentations, national updates, and educational training for CAP members. Saturday night will be capped off with a banquet, guest speaker, and a Cadet Dance at the end of the evening!



BANQUET SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

Klippert




CONFERENCE HOTEL LODGING


Red Lion Hotel
607 E. Yakima Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901

Guest Room Accommodations are as follows:
Single/ Double $91 per night

When making the reservations, tell them you are with Washington Wing Civil Air Patrol for the discounted rate:

ROOM RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE MADE BY CALLING:
1-509-454-2455 BEFORE February 24, 2017, to be added to a waiting list.

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CADET BILLETING

Cadets will be billeted at the Armory 2501 Airport Lane, at no cost. Cadets may only stay at the hotel if staying with parents or guardian.



GROUP COMMANDERS CALLS
- Cougar Room

The Commander’s Call will be split into breakouts for each Group during the day on Saturday and one session on Sunday morning. The room is very small so each unit must designate only one attendee.

Saturday

1030-1130 > NE Group Commanders
1300-1400 > NW Group Commanders
1415-1515 > WC Group Commanders
1530-1630 > SW Group Commanders

Sunday

0900-1000 > SE Group Commanders




CONFERENCE SESSIONS - download printable schedule

Cadets will have many educational and activity based sessions available to them. All major cadet activities will be highlighted. Cadets will be able to choose which sessions they are interested in.

Officers will have educational training from various departments all day Saturday following the morning General Session.

*Cadets and Officers are encouraged to attend one another's classes.




SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, 24 March



1900-2200 > REGISTRATION
- Veranda Room

Pick up your welcome packet.

1930-2300 > OFFICER WELCOME RECEPTION - Veranda Room

A Welcome Reception will be held for the Officers (Senior Members). Meet up with other Officers to share memories. Light snacks will be available.

1930-2200 > CADET CHECK-IN - Armory

2000-2200 > CADET WELCOME RECEPTION - Armory




SATURDAY, 25 March



0700-0800 > REGISTRATION
- Outside the Garden Room

0800-1015 > GENERAL SESSION - Garden Terrace

Conference kick-off, Of the Year Awards, National updates, and more

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1030-1130 > MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1030-1130 > SAFETY - VIP Room

  • Mishap reports, Timely reporting, Who to notify, Who to make notification, CAPR 62-2, What to report, Changes

1030-1130 > COMMUNICATIONS - Yakima Room

  • Update on the CAP National Communications Program and Customers PowerPoint. "When it happens, what do I do?" training and how the radio fits into the plan.

  • Q&A session with the remaining time.

1030-1130 > AEROSPACE EDUCATION - Upper Terrace

  • Partnering with your PAO for public outreach via the media, presentations to community groups, and the use of informational tables various community functions) about CAP, our missions, and our great STEM program & resources for cadets and other students in the local community, and a linkage to our AE materials and a growing number of solid Aerospace careers.

1030-1130 > INSPECTOR GENERAL - Veranda Room

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1130-1245 > OFFICERS LUNCH - Garden Terrace

An Officer's Lunch will be offered on Saturday for $16.

- “Lunch to go” will include:
- Turkey or Ham sandwich (will need a count for each)
- Assorted chips
- Cookie
- Coffee, Ice Tea or Water

1130-1245 > CADET LUNCH

All Cadets who registered for the Conference will also have their lunch furnished for Saturday. The cadet lunch is available only to cadets who are registered to attend the conference.

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1100-1600 > CADET ASSEMBLY - East and West Ballroom

CadetProgram

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1300-1630 > AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1300-1400 > FINANCE - VIP Room

  • Meet & greet with new Director of Finance

  • Pull back the curtain on the financial processes at wing

  • Tips and tricks on F172s and budgets

  • Exchanging best practices

    • Excel programs for tracking unit finances

    • How to use the NHQ Accounts list

    • How to reconcile the budget and monthly account reports

  • Suggestions and thoughts on wing-level financial processes

1300-1515 > OPERATIONS - Yakima Room

  • MyOps Quals and how it works (for new Aircrew)

  • Intro to WMIRS

1300-1515 > ADMINISTRATION/PERSONNEL - Upper Terrace

  • Update of member records.

  • Promotion processing, including special appointments and waivers.

  • Personnel action log and Personnel Files (201 Files).

  • Creation and maintenance of a unit file Plan.

  • Unit's attendance log.

  • Administrative Authorizations, Operating Instructions, and Supplements

1300-1400 > PUBLIC AFFAIRS - Veranda Room

  • Public Affairs Writing 101 (workshop). Participants will learn how to create a Facebook post, expand it to an Evergreen submission, modify it for local press coverage, and finally submit to National Headquarters (Update: the VolunteerNow is changing)! (bring your laptop or tablet)

1415-1630 > LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION - Veranda Room

Supply

  • Tools to help you ear the Technician rating in Logistics

  • How to avoid having to pay for lost equipment

  • Opportunities to serve and grow in Logistics

  • Questions and answers

Transportation


  • How to get a van for your squadron

  • How to keep your squadron's van once acquired

  • Monthly vehicle usage reporting tips

  • How to use the vehicle's Shell credit card

1530-1630 > AEROSPACE EDUCATION - Yakima Room

  • Best Practices and on topics of interest as identified by the WAWG squadron Aerospace Education Officers.

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1415-1630 > CADET ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING - VIP Room

All squadron CAC representatives and/or alternates should attend.

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1830-2200 > BANQUET DINNER & CADET DANCE - Garden Terrace
w/ Special Guest Speaker

  • Our Plated Dinner for the evening will be:

  • Green Salad with dressing

  • Chicken Parmesan (no red sauce)

  • Roasted Red Potatoes

  • Steamed Green Beans

  • Rolls with Butter

  • Chefs Choice for Dessert

Cadet Dance at the end of the banquet.




SUNDAY, 26 March



0745-0845 > NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH
- East Ballroom

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0900-1000 > CADET COMMANDERS CALL- West Ballroom

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0900-1000 > BREAKOUT SESSION

0900-1000 > PUBLIC AFFAIRS - Upper Terrace

  • Driving the Social Media Vehicle; Identifying the right driver. A review of CAPP 152 and proposed changes. Are you using your Page for internal communications or external? A basic review of your social media analytics and tricks to get your content noticed.




FAQs

What should I wear to each event?

Persons wearing the USAF-style Uniforms must meet weight and grooming standards in CAPM 39 -1.

CONFERENCE: Service Uniforms

Corporate-style Uniforms
- Corporate Service Dress Uniform
- Aviator Shirt Uniform
- Corporate Working Uniform (Polo Shirt)

USAF-style Uniforms
- Service Dress Uniform (Class A)
- Blue Service Uniform (Class B)


BANQUET:
Service, Dress Uniforms or Appropriate Civilian Attire

Corporate-style Uniforms
- Corporate Service Dress Uniform
- Aviator Shirt Uniform
- Corporate Semi-Formal Uniform

USAF-style Uniforms
- Service Dress Uniform (Class A)
- Blue Service Uniform (Class B)
- Mess Dress
- AF Semi-Formal Unform (cadets only)

or

Appropriate Civilian Attire:
Women: Business suit or nice dress, pants suit, etc.
Men: Business suit or nice shirt and slacks.




We may have guests from National as well as the USAF. Please remember we are allowed to wear the USAF uniform by the Air Force. Please wear the uniform correctly.




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