Membership - American Sail Training Association

2009 asta Atlantic Regional Meeting and
Board of Directors Retreat

2009 Atlantic Regional Meeting
Friday, February 20, 2009
Henry H. Anderson, Jr. Library
Seamans Church Institute
18 Market Square, Newport, RI 02840  

Preliminary Agenda
(Agenda is prliminary and subject to change)

0830      Registration and Coffee

0900      Welcome and Introductions

0915      ASTA Update - Bert Rogers, ASTA Executive Director: What's new and exciting at ASTA?

0945      TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series overview and discussion of future events

1045      Break

1100      New ASTA Member Programs and Benefits including:

·   Marine Insurance Program: Guest Speaker: Gene McKeever, Allen Agency Insurance Inc.        
·   Event Insurance Program: Guest Speaker: Gene McKeever, Allen Agency Insurance Inc.
·   Health Insurance for ASTA Member Crew: Guest Speaker: Rick Bagnall, Allen Financial Group
·   Crew Level Memberships
·   Featured Vessel Membership Program
·   Program/Service Endorsements

1200      Lunch

1300      Program Updates: What's new and exciting in your organization?

1330      Tour of ASTA member vessel OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

1430     Focused discussion topics (your suggestions) 

1600      Wrap up: plan follow through, upcoming events, announcements

1700      Dutch Treat Dinner at a local restaurant (TBD)

Registration is $40 for ASTA Board Members and includes continental breakfast, morning coffee break and lunch.

Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22, 2009  

ASTA Board of Directors Retreat and Meeting
Maritime Suite
Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina
49 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840
(Next Door to the Seaman's Church Institute)    

Preliminary Schedule
(schedule is preliminary and subject to change)   

Saturday, February 21, 2009
ASTA Staff, Board of Directors, Commodore's

0800 - Continental Breakfast
0900 - Meeting
1000 - Morning Refreshment Break
1030 - Meeting
1200 - Buffet Lunch
1300 - Meeting
1500 - Afternoon Refreshment Break
1530 - Meeting
1800 - Dutch treat - Cocktails and Dinner at a local restaurant  

Sunday, February 22, 2009
Board of Directors, Commodores 

0800 - Continental Breakfast
0900 - Board of Directors Meeting
1000 - Morning Refreshment Break
1015 - Board of Director Meeting Cont.
1200 - Lunch Buffet   

The per person fee is $75 per day and includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch and meeting registration (overnight accommodations are not included).  

Overnight accommodations are available at an additional cost of $79.00 (plus 13% tax) single/double occupancy.  To reserve a sleeping room please call the hotel directly at 800-955-2558 or 401-847-9000 and refer to the group code: 0902AMERIC or you may reserve online at using the group code.
Complimentary on site parking is available for registered hotel guests only (one car per room).  For those guests attenting the meeting who are not registered at the hotel, parking is not guaranteed.  Should parking be available on the meeting days, a fee of $5 per car per day will be charged.

Tall Ships America • 221 3rd St., Bldg. 2, Ste. 101• Newport, RI 02840 USA • (401) 846-1775 •