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2010 Summer Leadership/Legislative Institute Invitation

School Social Work Association of America

Sunday, July 18 to Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Washington, D.C. 

The 2010 SSWAA Leadership / Legislative Conference will be taking place in Washington DC from the 18th through the 21st of July, 2010.  This will be an exciting time to focus on association leadership issues and national legislation coupled with visits to your senators and representatives on Capitor Hill.  SSWAA will be introducing a new state affiliation structure and give an update on SSWAA projects, initiatives and our strategic plan.

 We will be meeting and staying at the Hilton Alexandria, Old Town during this conference which is a location adjacent to the Metro and is two stops on the blue or yellow line from Reagan National Airport.  There are lots of shopping and dining choices close by and walkable in the King Street area.  The Hilton is located at 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 and their phone number is 703-837-0440.  You can either phone or go online for hotel reservations at  Make sure you mention SSWAA to receive the room rate of $150 for single or double occupancy.  This rate is being held for us until June 18th so please make your reservation by that time. 

We hope you will join us in July!

Information and Agenda for 2010 Summer Meeting:

Theme: SSWAA Leadership / Legislative Conference: Advocacy Tools for the 21st Century. 
Conference fee: $125 for SSWAA members, $150 for Non-members, Combined non-member rate and membership registration rate is $235.  Registration form and Google Checkout online secure payment via credit card is on SSWAA home page or go to:  You can also print off a registrtion form from the website link and mail it to SSWAA, PO Box 1086, Sumner WA 98390
Location: Hilton Alexandria (VA) Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-837-0440
Date: July 18 – 21. 
Sunday, 7/18:
  • 12:30              Registration begins, Washington/Jefferson Rooms 2nd floor
  • 1:30 – 2:45      Welcome, Discussion of SSWAA State Affiliates and Delegate Assembly
  • 2:45 – 3:15      Break
  • 3:15 – 5:00      State and Federal Budget Issues: Joel Packer & David Shreve
  • 5:00 – 7:00      Reception, 2nd floor patio
  • Evening           Evening on your own
Monday, 7/19
  •    8:00 – 9:00    Continental Breakfast, Washington foyer
  •    9:00 - 10:00  Continued discussion of SSWAA State Affiliates and Delegate Assembly
  • 10:00 – 10:30   Break
  • 10:30 – 12:00   Partners In Advocacy – NAPSO (National Association of Pupil Service Organizations)
  • 12:00 –   1:30   Buffet Lunch, Plaza Foyer
  •  1:30 –   3:00    Advocacy Training/Preparation for Hill Visits (Richard Spring; Myrna Mandlawitz)
  •  3:00 –  3:15     Break
  •  3:15 –  5:00     Advocacy Training continued.
  • Evening           Evening on your own
Tuesday, 7/20
  • 8:45 – 10:00    Capitol Hill Breakfast, Sponsored by American Federation of Teachers
  • 10:30 on ….    Hill Visits
  • Evening          Optional Evening Entertainment available
Wednesday, 7/21
  •  9:00 –  9:45    Debriefing on Hill Visits, Washington/Jefferson Rooms 2nd floor
  • 10:00 – 11:30  Closing speaker – "Using Social Media to Advocate for SSW"
  • 12:00 noon     Conference adjourns


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