From Sandra Woods, President, Alaska Public Health Association:
Dear ALPHA Members,
I want to tell you of the Board’s decision to hold the ALPHA Health Summit in January 2011 instead of the “traditional” December. The next ALPHA Health Summit will be at the Hotel Captain Cook January 10-12, 2011. We know you are looking forward to this event just as you have in the past.
The Board made this change in dates to be able to have the Summit at a hotel that is not under a boycott or strike situation. The Board felt strongly about supporting the hospitality employees’ boycott and spent the last 3 months looking at all our options. We do not anticipate any significant cost increases by having the event at the Hotel Captain Cook, but are asking your support for the Summit if we do have to raise any of the fees associated with the Summit. We are confident that we are doing the right thing by switching venues and are looking forward to a great Health Summit in January.
If you have any questions about the switch of venue to the Hotel Captain Cook, please do not hesitate to contact me. Jennifer Meyer, Summit Chair, is busy with the Planning Committee and will be putting out notices and a call for proposals very soon. We appreciate your input to the upcoming Health Summit and hope to hear from you.
Again, I thank you for your support.
Sandra Woods, RN-C, MS
[Source: Electronic communication received March 2010]