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Jan
12

National Institute

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Military Chaplains Association

National Institute

8-11 April 2013

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center
Gettysburg, PA

Registration & Travel
Information

 

Meeting Location and Accommodations

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center
2634 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Hotel Phone: (717) 334-8121 (800) 776-8349

Webpage: www.eisenhower.com 2013_01_12_1257

National Institute Read Ahead Information (PDF)

Completion of the registration form below does NOT reserve your hotel room.

For hotel reservations, please directly call the hotel at 1-800-776-8349 or 1-717-334-8121. The group booking name is “Military Chaplains.” Online booking is NOT available. Room rate is $89.00 (double or single occupancy) plus 11% tax. Free self-parking for vehicles. Check-In is 3:00pm. Check-Out is 11:00am.

The hotel will honor our MCA room rate for three days prior and three days following the meeting dates.

Special MCA Room Rate Guarantee Deadline is Friday, 1 March 2013

Point of Contact

For registration verifications, event policy and programming, contact the MCA National Office: by email: chaplains@mca-usa.org by phone: (703) 533-5890

Air Travel & Ground Transportation

Closest Airports to Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center

  • · Gettysburg Regional: GTY – 6 miles
  • · Harrisburg International: MDT – 52 miles
  • · Baltimore/Washington: BWI – 63 miles
  • · Dulles International: IAD – 78 miles
  • · Reagan National: DCA – 88 miles

If traveling by air, we recommend a rental vehicle to complete your journey to the hotel and Gettysburg area.

Driving to Gettysburg

We recommend using “Google,” “Bing” or similar Maps for directions.

Arrivals and Meeting Times

Monday, 8 April.

Members of the MCA National Executive Committee (NEC) should arrive by 8 April. 2:00pm:

NEC session will begin

Tuesday, 9 April.

  • 9:00am-5:00pm: NEC Meeting
  • (with a lunch break at noon)
  • 5:00pm: Attendees should arrive
  • (Registration will begin at 2:00pm)
  • 6:00pm: Hospitality Hour
  • 7:00pm: Buffet Supper at

Dress: Casual

Wednesday, 10 April

  • 7:30-8:30am: Continental breakfast
  • (included in your registration fee)
  • 9:00am: MCA Annual Business
  • 10:00-10:30am: “General Meade at Gettysburg”, a presentation by historian Colonel Kavin Coughenour, USA Retired.
  • 12:00pm: “Deli Buffet”
  • 1:30pm: Colonel Coughenour will
  • continue at with a presentation on “Assessing General Meade at the Gettysburg Campaign.”
  • 3:00pm: Break
  • 3:15pm: “Chaplains Ministry at Gettysburg” presented by CH, COL John Brinsfield, USA Retired (former Army Chaplain Historian)
  • 6:00pm: Hospitality Hour
  • 7:00pm: Banquet awards, recognitions, and installation of officers
  • (Dress is Informal)

Thursday, 11 April.

  • Breakfast on your own.
  • 8:30am: Memorial Observance
  • 9:00am: Leave for Gettysburg Visitors
  • Center; meet Licensed Guides for Tour of Battlefield.
  • (There will NOT be a bus)
  • 12:00am: Return to hotel.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Participants may use leisure time for
  • additional touring.
  • 2:00pm: NEC Meeting wrap-up,
  • (if necessary)

Please Note: Spouses and guests are invited register and to attend all events except the Annual Meeting on Wednesday morning which is for MCA Members only. Other personal or professional guests are welcome to attend our special meal events even if unable to attend other plenary sessions. For participants unable to attend less than half of the total plenary sessions because of official duty requirements, a pro-rated registration fee is available. Please contact the MCA National Office at (703) 533-5890 with that request.

Registration and Payment Online. We recommend that you print out the full registration form above for reference. To register online and make payment via PayPal, continue with the form below. You will receive a copy of your entries via email. So will the MCA. However, your registration process is not finished until the MCA receives a copy of your PayPal payment notification. This means that there will be two separate emails for your online registration. Both are necessary in order to complete the process.

Completion of the registration form does NOT reserve your hotel room

Pay online (click here).

 

On-line Registration Form - National Institute 8 - 11 April 2013

  • Please indicate your first name preference:
  • Important Payment Details
  • Clicking on the submit button will send in your form to MCA and take you to the On-Line Payment section using PayPal.

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Mar
03

Register for MCA 2012 National Meeting

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Military Chaplains Association Annual National Meeting

17-19 April 2012 at the La Quinta Inns & suites

San Antonio Convention Center

Thank you for joining our 2012 National Meeting. We are looking forward to strategically crucial and timely presentations.  Chaplain (Colonel) Herman Keizer, USA (Ret.) is briefing on the subject of moral injuries that occur during war. Chaplain (Brigadier General) Douglas E. Lee, USA (Ret.) is briefing on current religious liberty issues and role of the new Chaplains Alliance for Religious Liberty. During the annual business meeting for MCA members, we will elect six new leaders for our National Executive Committee.

The Military Chaplains Association National Office is handling all registrations and payments. We recommend that you link on the registration and travel information sheet below and review this thoroughly before you complete the registration process.

Important Registration & Travel Information (pdf)

Spouse and Guest Expenses. Spouses are invited to attend all events without additional charge other than meals. Other personal or professional guests are welcome to attend our special meal events even if unable to attend other sessions.

Partial Attendance. For participants who are only able to attend less than half of the total plenary sessions because of official duty requirements, a pro-rated registration fee is available. Please contact the MCA Executive Director at (904) 422-1789 with that request.

Hotel Reservations. Separate from MCA meeting registration, please reserve your room at the La Quinta. The event room block is available through Monday, 2 April 2012. Call 1-866- 527-1498, Option 1. The group booking name is “Military Chaplains Association. The group booking code for our room block is “0501GRAXUM.” As available, the hotel will book extra nights before and after at the special conference rate of $99 plus taxes for single or double occupancy. The famous San Antonio Fiesta begins on Thursday, 19 April and continues for ten days.

Registration Form (pdf)

Registration by Surface Mail. If you prefer to register by surface mail, please download the form from the link above, complete all information blanks, and send to the MCA National Office with payment.

Registration and Payment Online. We recommend that you print out the full registration form above for reference. To register online and make payment via PayPal, continue with the form below. You will receive a copy of your entries via email. So will the MCA. However, your registration process is not finished until the MCA receives a copy of your PayPal payment notification. This means that there will be two separate emails for your online registration. Both are necessary in order to complete the process.

On-line Registration Form

  • Please indicate your first name preference:

Dec
30

MCA Newsgram 12.30.11

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Our second newsgram was sent on 30 December to all members and friends who have provided us with current emails.   If you did not receive the newsgram, please check to see if your computer blocks emails sent via Constant Contact.   Or please send a confirmation of your preferred email to chaplains@mca-usa.org

Following are key announcements from the 12.30.11 edition:
 
We are grateful to those who have been able to send special year end donations totaling nearly $15,000.  The Military Chaplain Winter 2011 issue lists the names of donors for gifts received through 12 December.  More names will appear in the first 2012 issue.
 
For those who maintain annual  membership status, the 2012 renewal form is now posted on our web page.  For the fifth year in a row, the MCA National Executive Committee (NEC) has maintained dues at $50 per year.  You can print the form and send with your check via surface mail.  You are also able to renew via PayPal.
 
The MCA is seeking nominations for election of six new  national leaders during our 2012 Annual Meeting.  One election is for a vacated term in the NEC Class of 2013.  We require four members to form a new NEC Class of 2015.  We must also elect a new Trustee, Class of 2015.    Please send nominations along with current contact information to our  MCA email address C/O Chair, Nominating Committee.
 
Mark your calendar and plan to attend our 2012 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, 18 April. We are meeting in San Antonio, Texas at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk. Watch for more info on this meeting and other activities during that week.

As you pray for all of those wounded in war, please remember those who suffer moral injuries – which can be as profound in consequence as physical and mental injuries.

- - Thank you for supporting our Nation’s Warriors, Veterans, families, survivors, and their chaplains. - -