Winter Membership & Board Meeting, Feb 12-14, 2014, LaQuinta Resort & Club

2014 NTTC Winter Membership & Board of Directors Meeting

The NTTC 2014 Winter Membership & Board of Directors meeting is just around the corner and we look forward to seeing you next week at the La Quinta Resort & Club. Our attendance numbers are strong and we’re looking forward to a great, warm meeting.

MEETING AGENDAE & ROSTER

Please click on the links that follow for a detailed meeting agenda, the latest roster and Strategic and Segment Committee Agendas.

Are you ready?  Just in case you weren’t already thinking about the meeting next week, here’s some information to help you as you plan:

HOTEL

The host hotel is the La Quinta Resort & Club

49499 Eisenhower Drive | La Quinta, CA 92253.  Phone: (760) 564-4111.

  • Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Resort Charges & Gratuities: The $27 per room per day Daily Resort Service Fee will be waived for NTTC guests. The Daily Resort fee covers unlimited use of the fitness center, in-room coffee service & high speed internet access, individual shuttle transfers to resort golf courses, local and 800 phone calls, daily newspapers and complimentary self and valet parking.

In addition to the room rate and taxes, the following service charges will apply:

  • Porterage – one-time charge of $12 per room (includes both check-in and check-out).
  • Room Attendant – per room, per day charge of $3.

AIRPORT

Approximate distances from the Resort to various airports:

−   Palm Springs Airport (PSP) = 20 mi (33 min)

−   Ontario Airport (ONT) = 90 mi (1h 29 min)

−   Los Angeles Airport (LAX) = 143 mi (2h 19 min)

−   San Diego Airport (SAN) = 130 mi (2h 24 min)

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

The closest airport is the Palm Spring Airport (PSP). Some ground transportation options are:

  • Taxi: Approximate taxi fare is $65 (one way)
  • Car Service: Approximate cost for a one-way transfer is $110. Please contact Bethany if you would like more information.
  • Parking: Self & valet parking is complimentary for NTTC guests.

WEATHER

The forecast next week for Palm Springs next week calls for temperatures in the low 80’s, but (fingers crossed) it looks like it will continue to warm up throughout the week. The lows will range from the 50’s into the 60’s by week’s end. Please see the attached for a day-by-day forecast.

ATTIRE

Business/Resort casual dress will be in order for the meeting and for most restaurants on property. Don’t forget to pack a light jacket – it can get surprisingly chilly in the mornings or when the sun dips behind the clouds or mountains.

MEETING DETAILS

There is an Opening Reception and Buffet on Wednesday evening and a Reception and sit-down Banquet on Thursday evening, to which everyone is welcome.

Your family members and guests are also welcome to come down for breakfast Thursday and Friday mornings. Morgan’s Patio will be set with a continental breakfast and tables from 7:00am – 9:00am. You will not disrupt the meeting, which will take place in the Frank Capra A and the Fiesta Ballrooms.

Please follow these links for a map of the meeting space and a resort map. We will be in the following rooms:

  • Wednesday, February 12
    • Budget & Finance, Executive & Nominating Committee: Frank Capra A
    • Reception & Buffet: La Casa Complex (see resort map)
  • Thursday, February 13
  • Continental Breakfast: Morgan’s Patio
  • General Session: Fiesta Ballroom 3,4,6,8
  • Committee Meetings: Frank Capra A
  • Reception & Banquet: Hotel Waterfall
  • Continental Breakfast: Morgan’s Patio
  • General Session: Fiesta Ballroom 3,4,6,8
  • Committee Meetings: Frank Capra A
  • Friday, February 14

NTTC ACTIVITIES

GOLF

If you have not signed up for the Ladies’ or Member Golf Tournaments sponsored by Joe Morten & Son and Eaton on Thursday, February 13 or one of NTTC’s other reserved tee times please send Bethany an email including when you’d like to golf (Wednesday morning, Thursday’s Ladies’ Tournament, Thursday’s Member Tournament or Friday afternoon) and whether you'd like to rent clubs (right handed or left) as tee times are in high demand. (Greens Fees and club rentals will be billed back on a pro-rata basis).

OPTIONAL TOUR – A Date with Palm Springs

Join the group for a tour of the fabulous and fascinating resort destination of Palm Springs. Get an introduction to El Paseo, the Rodeo Drive of the Desert with its’ many up market stores as you travel by air conditioned coach, viewing where many celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Walter Annenberg lived. During the tour, a knowledgeable guide will teach you about the region and its’ history, including information about the early settlers, the Native American Indians, the myriad of golf courses, the world famous San Andreas Fault and the Date Capital of the World. Please send an email to Bethany if you are interested in this half day tour (Thursday, February 13 from approximately 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.). We estimate the cost of this tour to be $50 per person, depending on the final number of participants. (This event will be billed back on a pro-rata basis).

DINING, ACTIVITIES, SHOPPING & SIGHTSEEING

La Quinta Resort & Club offers exciting activities for all seasons that can be scheduled directly through the hotel concierge. The resort has a host of stores on property such as the Havana Club Cigar Lounge, Lollipops, Tommy Bahama, the Coffee Market/Gift Shop, Audrey’s, Tumbleweeds & Polo Ralph Lauren. The concierge has provided the attached maps of La Quinta City and the Palm Spring area with directions to local attractions and activities.

The restaurants on property are outstanding. We are meeting during peak season, so please be proactive in making reservations for all dining and leisure activities. Please follow this link for a list of on and off property dining recommendations.

If we can be of assistance, please contact us at (703) 838-1960.

Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you in warm, sunny La Quinta next week.