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Announcing the National Chapter Conference

Jean Krupa
Date Published:
November 1, 2012

Discover history and adventure in historic Richmond VA as we gather for the 5th annual National Chapter Conference. Here, more than 400 years of American history live on through magnificent architecture, monument-lined cobblestone streets, and world-class museums.

The 2013 National Chapter Conference, March 7 - 10, 2013, will be held at the Wyndham Airport Hotel in Richmond and is a great way to acquire the skills needed to run a successful USA Dance chapter.

What do your board members do? Do you need more help/support from your chapter members? Come learn what they should be doing and how to get them enthused about participating in the chapter functions.

Stan Andrews, National Secretary, will conduct a seminar on "How to deal with chapter conflicts": dealing with difficult situations and learning how to make them go away peacefully can be a difficult situation that most every chapter may have at some time. Do you know how to handle it?

Ben Moseley will guide us on growing your membership through the new national marketing plan/chapter website.

Esther Freeman, Corporate Treasurer, will teach us how to safeguard the chapter treasury, how to budget, and the importance of sending in your financial and annual Reports on time.

Mike Nelson will present on how to select music for chapter dances.

Marta Pascale will conduct a seminar on recruiting and retaining new members.

Jim DiCecca will guide you on how to effectively recruit volunteers for committees.

Jean Tauber, Dir. Of Development, will offer an information-gathering session to assess your individual chapter needs with regard to fund-raising/grant writing.

And a few more to be announced.

Plan to arrive on Thursday, March 7, 2013 for the Welcome Dance. The Richmond Chapter has some great plans in store for us and is eagerly awaiting our arrival. Friday will have seminars all day ending with an evening dance.

Saturday will be a repeat of Friday providing you the opportunity to attend the seminars you may have missed and will be followed by an evening farewell dance.

Sunday after breakfast will be your day to go on one of the many tours planned. You may even want to schedule a few extra days to get the feel of the Richmond charm or travel home and start working on your plans for your chapter.

Don't Forget
Full registration includes meals on Friday and Saturday and a one-day registration includes meals for the one day. We have travel scholarships available, each chapter represented will receive 50% of the airfare for one chapter representative to attend.

Previous Attendees
"I gained so much confidence and enthusiasm from the conference and did not hold back on any of it … the results were awesome!"

"…the presenters were so inspiring and knowledgeable in giving their seminars. Each having extensive knowledge in their areas of expertise and being able to pass that information on in their talks was so helpful."

See website for details on how to register for the conference and arrange hotel accommodations - Social Dance Events Calendar.
Also visit our facebook page USA Dance Chapter Conference.