Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hospitality Events & Community Service Opportunity

With the NCAA tournament – or should I say “March Madness” – in full swing I must admit that it is hard to not get caught up in the excitement. The close games, controversial calls, and pure athleticism shown by student athletes have kept me engaged in a sport that I might not otherwise pay attention to. It also reminds me of the driving force behind our hospitality blog. For those conference goers who are already registered I hope that we have kept you engaged and prepared you to enjoy the rich history, unique architecture, small city sophistication and Southern hospitality this city will provide. Below is a quick schedule of hospitality events that we are hosting –

Wednesday April 6
5:30PM Welcome Reception

Thursday April 7
5:30PM NACADA Mixed Group Dining Experience*
7:00PM Shuttles to Downtown Charlottesville
8:00PM Hospitality Suite, Jam Session & "Taste of C-Ville" Raffle

*sign-up sheets will be available at the hospitality table

In the spirit of “community” and “service” NACADA’s Region 2 wants to do more than just celebrate the city hosting our conference. In an effort to give back to the city of Charlottesville the Region 2 Conference will host a community service project with the Salvation Army of Charlottesville. This non-profit organization supports a Homeless Intervention Program (HIP) which “seeks to prevent the displacement of individuals and families from their homes as a result of eviction or foreclosure, assist homeless families or individuals in securing permanent housing, and provide a training and education component to secure self-sufficiency”.
The Salvation Army of Charlottesville, Virginia administers the program for Planning District 10, which consists of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson.

All NACADA conference participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items, personal care items and travel size toiletries that will be distributed to those who are in need. We will have a collection box located at the hospitality table to gather items that will be delivered at the end of the conference. Your support in the community service project is greatly appreciated.

More information about the Salvation Army of Charlottesville can be found on their website –

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