The Northeast District is holding our Fall District meeting on September 22-23. This fall, Perry Jones will be our host at the Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany, NY. This will be a great time of fellowship and networking for all who attend.

In addition to sessions for Executive Directors and Development staff, there are also breakouts for management, spiritual life, programs, finance, and medical staff. We also welcome Mike Sacoccio from the City Mission of Schenectady who will present the "Bridges out of Poverty" program and Brian Merriam from Merriam Insurance who will bring his expertise on "How to Avoid a Lawsuit."

We are pleased to have John Ashmen joining us from the AGRM National office to tell us about updates on the National Level and to bring us up to date on AGRM's new program called "Invisible Neighbors."

This is a great opportunity for all of us to get to know our colleagues around the district and to encourage each other in the work of the Lord. If you have not attended a NE District meeting before, this would be a great opportunity for you to come and get to know your fellow RESCUE workers in our district. For those who have joined us in the past, you will know how refreshing it is to take part in the district meeting.

The meeting begins on Thursday evening with dinner and program at the Hampton Inn in Albany, and all Friday meetings, beginning with devotions at 8:30am will be held at the Capital City Rescue Mission building at 259 South Pearl Street in Albany, NY.


Register for the event by downloading the registration form and emailing it to Susan Strickland (sstrickland@albanymission.com) or fax to 518-462-0489 with $38 ($48 for non-members) by August 19, 2011.
To download this letter from NE District President, Bill Dodge, click here.


Accommodations:

Please make your reservations now at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Downtown. The hotel is located at 25 Chapel Street, Albany, NY and they can be reached at 518-432-7000. When booking your room refer to NE District Meeting AGRM to get the group rate of $99 (group code is C38). The block rooms will only be held until Friday, August 19, so do not delay. Parking is also offered at a reduced rate of $6.50.

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Hotel Downtown

25 Chapel Street
Albany, New York 12210
Phone: (518) 432-7000
Fax: (518) 432-1113

Preliminary Schedule:

The Fall meeting is fast approaching and you will not want to miss it. On the evening of Thursday, September 22nd, we will begin our fellowship with a memorable dinner, praise and worship time at the hotel. For those staying over, the hotel will provide signature complimentary hot breakfast on Friday morning. Morning devotions will start at 8:30am at Capital City Rescue Mission, located approximately 15 minutes from the hotel. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011
3:00 - 6:00pm      Registration - Broadway Ballroom Foyer-Lobby Level, Hampton Inn & Suites, Downtown
6:00 - 7:30pm      Dinner - Broadway Ballroom
7:30 - 9:00pm      Praise & Worship - Broadway Ballroom
9:00 - 10:00pm    Dessert Reception - Broadway Ballroom Foyer

Friday, September 23, 2011
7:00 - 8:15am      Breakfast - Hotel Lobby
8:30 - 9:00am      Morning Devotions - Capital City Rescue Mission - Chapel
9:15 - 10:15am    Workshop Session I
10:30 - 11:15am  District Business Meeting - Chapel
11:30 - 12:30pm  Workshop Session II
12:45 - 1:30pm    Lunch - Dining Room
1:45 - 2:45pm     Workshop Session III
3:00 - 4:00pm     Tour of Mission - Meet in Lobby


Workshops:

Workshop I  (9:15-10:15 a.m.)

Bridges Out of Poverty - Mike Saccocio, City Mission of Schenectady
Meeting Room: Chapel

Management from a Christian Perspective - Ed Morgan, Bowery Mission
Meeting Room: Classroom

Toward a Spiritual Growth Model of Recovery - Dale Walker, Capital City Rescue Mission
Meeting Room: Lounge

CPA Open Discussion - Cornelius F. Spitzer, CPA, Lambrides, Arnold, & Moulthrop
Email questions to cspitzer@lamllp.com
Meeting Room: Conference Room

Workshop II  (11:30-12:30 a.m.)

Intake Techniques:  Building Your Intake Department to Professional Standards - David Poach, Capital City Rescue Mission
Meeting Room: Chapel

Moved with Compassion:  The Redemptive Process for Trauma and Addiction Care - Cheryl Schimmel, Capital City Rescue Mission
Meeting Room: Classroom

Ten Ways to Avoid a Lawsuit- Brian Merriam, Merriam Insurance
Meeting Room: Lounge

Starting and Operating a Butcher Shop - Perry Jones, Capital City Rescue
Meeting Room: Conference Room


Workshop II  (1:45-2:45 a.m.)

In Case of Emergency: Are We Ready? - David Poach, Capital City Rescue Mission
Meeting Room: Chapel

Bringing Christ's Comfort to the Trauma Survivor - Rachel Woronowicz, Capital City Rescue Mission
Meeting Room: Classroom

Executive Director Round Table - Bill Dodge, Rescue Mission of Utica
Meeting Room: Lounge

The Art of Asking Donors for a Large Gift - Linda Casey, Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Meeting Room: Conference Room


Registration:

All meetings. breakout sessions and lunch will also be held at the Mission. The registration fee for the meeting is $38 per person ($48 if non-member) which includes dinner Thursday and lunch on Friday. Please make checks payable to Capital City Mission and send in along with the registration form by August 19, 2011.

Capital City Rescue Mission

259 South Pearl Street
Albany, New York 12202
(518)462-0459 
Directions

Register for the event by downloading the registration form and emailing it to Susan Strickland (sstrickland@albanymission.com) or fax to 518-462-0489 with $38 ($48 for non-members) by August 19, 2011.