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Annual Meeting!! June 8-10, 2018

The 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Northern Rocky Mountain AALAS Branch is fast approaching. Please save the dates of June 8 – 10, 2018! The NRMB offices and planning group are getting an awesome agenda put together – stay tuned for a sneak peak soon! Hope many of you can make it for this wonderful weekend of education, networking, learning and a little R & R all while nestled on the beautiful shores of Flathead Lake a the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station!

The 2018 NRMB Officers have reviewed the past several years of budget reports for our branch. In reviewing the revenue vs expenses of our Annual Meeting and Conference at the U of Montana Flathead Lake Biological Station – the cost per person has increased. The area where we are taking the greatest loss is the current rates we charge for guests who attend with paying members.

After a review by the NRMB Board of Directors and approval vote – we are increasing guest rates for non-member individuals attending the NRMB meeting to the following:

Guest (11 years and older): $200/weekend
Child (10 years and under; needs separate bed): $75.00/weekend
Child ( Co-sleeper; no separate bed required): $5.00/weekend

We are not increasing the rate of the annual meeting for individual/institutional members (still only $240.00/person/weekend) or commercial/vendor members (still only $400/person/weekend).

2018 Yellow Bay Registration Form (pdf)

**Please fill out the registration form and send it in, even if you are paying with PayPal**

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District 8 AALAS Meeting

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http://www.socalaalas.org/2018d8aalas

The District 8 AALAS Meeting will be held in Newport Beach, CA!! Who doesn’t want to hit the beach after a long, cold winter in the Northwest! The hotel looks great and the rates can’t be beat! This meeting is for everyone–TECHNICIANS, management, and veterinarians. Check out the link above for all the information!!

2018 NRMB Membership is Due! Come join us!

Hey, Hey! It’s that time of year again! Time to sign up to be a part of the best AALAS Branch in all the land! We love renewals and welcome all newbies!! We’re a good time!

Individual membership is $10. Institutional is $50 and includes up to 10 memberships. Commercial membership is $75 and includes 10 membership and ad space in our newsletter.

2018 NRMB Membership Form

If you look to the right of this post, you’ll see the option to pay with PayPal. Super easy! Just remember to still email a copy of the membership form to nrmbaalas@outlook.com so we can get everyone included. We also accept checks. Just send them along to the address on the membership form.

Happy New Year!

 

2017 Annual Meeting Update!

We have some wonderful speakers and lecture topics lined up for your continuing education enrichment. Here is a sample:

Presenter Topic
Lisa Secrest Retaining training – Tech Night
Audrey Harris Biosafety
Morgan Holmes  TBA
Tara Roberts How to work with reporters
Monte Matthews Zebrafish and IACUC
Stephen Durkee Disaster planning

 

You can pay via check or you can use PayPal to pay the registration fee here on our website: https://nrmbaalas.wordpress.com/ If you pay on-line, please email your registration form to nrmbaalas@outlook.com.

 

Additional update: I would like to make all who are planning to attend this year’s meeting aware that we will be sharing the Flathead Biological Station (FLBS) facilities with another group this year. In consulting with the FLBS coordinator and in discussion with the other Branch officers in planning the meeting, we feel this will still work fine for our needs. This arrangement will require some concessions, understanding, and accommodating on our part to make this situation work for the best experience of all attending the meeting. Here are the major changes for this year’s meeting:

  • We will not have access to the dormitory facility – these rooms will be taken by the other group using the station for their meeting.
  • Cabins may need to be shared (2 people per small cabin – single beds). Please indicate on the registration form your requested roommate.
  • There are a few larger/family cabins available that will be assigned based on need, or if groups of 3 people want to stay together.
  • The dining hall will be shared for meals for Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch. The caterers will stagger the meals, and each group will have separate meal times.
  • The second group who have booked the station will be leaving on Saturday afternoon and will not be there on Sunday. We will not be able to “spread out” into other rooms for Saturday night due to their not being housekeeping services over the weekend.
  • We have the same lakeside lecture hall facility with the beautiful deck overlooking Yellow bay.
  • Canoes and row boats are available for use in Yellow Bay throughout the weekend.
  • We may be in a different area of the station for the registration and Friday night socializing – stay tuned for updates later.

 

Please register as soon as possible. With the limited lodging accommodations, we may reach capacity.

If anyone has questions or concerns about these changes for this year’s meeting, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

 

Sincerely,

Gwen Anderson

NRMB AALAS Secretary Treasurer – 2017

 

2017 Membership Renewals

Hello NRMB AALAS Members!

With the new year comes new memberships and renewals! Don’t forget to send in your membership fees – hop on over to the membership tab and update your member form, if paying by PayPal, email the form to gwenmarie@wsu.edu. Payment can still be made by check, just mail it to the address on the form. Hope your new year is happy and resolutions are still going strong!

2016 Membership Time

Well folks, it’s that time again – MEMBERSHIP TIME! So head on over to the forms tab and send in your membership form. You can now pay online, using the buttons on the right hand side of the screen! Happy 2016!

2015 NRMB Yellowbay Meeting!

Our annual branch meeting will be held June 5-7! Keep watch for registration and program! It’s always fabulous!

Contact Jess Wexler if you have any questions!

2015 Membership Application!

Come join our awesome branch! We’re the best in the land!

2015 NRMB AALAS Membership Application

2014 NRMB Meeting Registration

Registration is open for the 2014 NRMB AALAS Annual Meeting! Come join us on Flathead Lake June 6-8, 2014! Stay tuned for updates!

2014 NRMB AALAS Meeting registration form

2014 NRMB Membership Application

Come join us!!

2014 NRMB AALAS Membership Application


Membership

2018 Individual Membership - $10

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2018 Institutional Membership - $50

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2018 Commercial Membership - $75

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Registration Form

https://nrmbaalas.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/2018-nrmbaalas-registration-formpdf.pdf

2018 Meeting Registration

June 8th-10th, 2018

Individual Registration - $240

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Guest Registration (11 & older)-- $200

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Vendor Registration - $400

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Child Registration (10 and under; no bed needed) - $5

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Child Registration (10 & under but needs a bed)-- $75

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