ARCOA will celebrate its 70th anniversary at the 2019 convention in the historic Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, May 30 – June 2, 2019. The William Penn is one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America. Completed in 1929, it was envisioned as Pittsburgh’s version of the grand hotels of Europe, and today it is one of Pittsburgh’s largest hotels and convention facilities. Despite its size, the staff’s friendly welcome, warm hospitality and enthusiasm for hosting ARCOA suggested the William Penn is the right location for celebrating ARCOA’s 70 years. Please visit the hotel site at https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pittsburgh-william-penn.
Note that the home page invites visitors to join Omni’s Select Guest program, and we highly recommend that everyone planning to attend sign up. There is no cost to join, and Select Guests get significant benefits during their stay. Benefits include the following complimentary items: wi-fi; morning beverage (including coffee delivered to your room); bottled water on night of arrival; shoe shine & pressing of two items; and newspaper of your choice.
Registration details will be announced later in the newsletter and via Facebook and the web site.
2019 Convention Needs Your Help
Convention chair Jackie Walters welcomes volunteers willing to help with various tasks that contribute to a successful convention. Team leaders and volunteers are needed in the areas of hospitality; local arrangements (tours, sightseeing, information); on-site convention registration; silent auction & raffle; banquet arrangements; and local partnership event planning. Several people have already volunteered, and they will need some help, both in the planning stages and during the convention. Volunteering is a great way for new members and new attendees to get to know people.
Email Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, preferably before Thanksgiving!
Save the dates (May 31-June 2) and keep watching this site for more information about what a great city Pittsburgh is and how ARCOA 2019 is shaping up!