If there’s the slightest chance you’ll attend General Assembly in June, you need to be aware of this date:
March 1, 9:00 A.M. PST: Make your hotel reservation online or by phone.
Each year, the moment the GA Housing Reservation System opens, there’s a mad scramble to get the hotel of your choice at the special rate negotiated by the GA Planning Committee. This year, only 3 hotels have been reserved for GA-goers, and one of these is more than a half-mile from the convention center.
Information is already available at the UUA website – about the hotels and about the reservation system. Do your research early and be ready to act exactly at 9:00 AM on that date. If you decide later not to go, you can cancel without penalty. Go to uua.org/ga/travel
Here’s one more important date:
March 31: Deadline for financial assistance.
Be aware that our congregation will probably also have funds available to aid you financially. Ask UUCLB board members to share that information with you. Some GA/UUA aid requires that your local congregation also gives you aid. Your application may also have a higher priority if you are an official delegate from your congregation – so ask board members about becoming a delegate, too. First-timers are welcome to fill those positions.
Later there’ll be other steps to getting ready for GA. For a sneak peek, go to uua.org/ga
. GA ‘19 is June 19-23, in Spokane, WA. For now, the main thing is to MARK YOUR CALENDAR
for the hotel date!