September 15, 2014 Issue
Wanda Yorke, President
Cheryl Dillon, Director
Jennifer Neill, Director
Yvonne Neumann, Director
Ravi Persaud, Director
Marcel Quenneville, Director
Laura Smillie, Director
VRA ONTARIO FALL CONFERENCE UPDATES
Our 2014 Fall Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held at the Famous PEOPLE Players Theatre in Toronto on November 7th, 2014. The price for the conference is $375.00. A full day of CEUs is available, including 2 credits in Ethics. Session topics include Compassion Fatigue and Medical Marijuana. In addition, we include a life-turned-around speaker – From Skid Row to CEO.
Be informed and offer your input on the progress of your Society. Join us at the noon hour AGM!
Famous PEOPLE Players Theatre
343 Evans Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M8Z 1K2
At the conclusion of the conference the Famous PEOPLE Players will provide an outstanding live performance.
Sponsors are presently being arranged and we extend to all attendees the opportunity to receive a complimentary conference photo. In addition, pictures will be taken during conference sessions, so bring your winning smiles!
FIRST TIME LIMITED OFFER
For a 7-day window in September – from September 15th through to 11:59 pm on September 21st - the first fifty (50) members to register for the Fall Conference will have the opportunity to register for this conference at an incredible $100 discount.
We anticipate that this conference will reach capacity so don’t delay! Registration Opens September 15
BONUS DRAW - FREE 2015 MEMBERSHIP
One lucky conference attendee will be selected by draw, to win the cost of a VRA Canada membership for 2015 – open only to members registering during the Early Bird Registration from September 15th to October 19th. Note that the Early Bird Registration provides a conference fee discount of $50.00.
NEW – VRA Ontario Travel Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP)
TRIP is a grant, available to members requiring financial assistance to attend VRA Ontario conferences. Effective for the 2014 Fall Conference, members may apply for the TRIP. Open to members travelling 180 kilometres or more (return from your home address), a limited number of confidential grants will be considered, with an emphasis to support those who are travelling greater distances. Assistance up to a maximum of $200 with proof of costs will be available.
Learn more and apply today...
NEW WEBSITE PROMOTION – What VRA Ontario Members Say!
Contribute to What VRA Ontario Members Say. On our new website four (4) VRA Ontario members will be selected for an opportunity to express (in two sentences maximum) why you are a proud Member of VRA Ontario. Submission forms will be available next month for this competition. Each winner will have their photo and response posted on the new website for one year. For the first year of this promotion we will post from members who do not use business, cell or home telephone services starting with 416 or 905 area codes. We want to give our non-GTA members the honour of being the first to have the bragging rights as to why they are proud and loyal VRA Ontario Members. Send your bragging comments to Laura Smilie, firstname.lastname@example.org through to September 30, 2014!
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