Capitol Visit Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Join us in Austin for our day to represent the industry at the Texas State Capitol during the legislative session.

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What is Capitol Visit Day?

Capitol Visit Day is a program most associations hold during the legislative session.  It is a FREE event and all we request is your presence.  It is very important that we get as many people as we can to attend in order to show the Texas legislature how important our industry is.  We do all the work for you once you sign up.  When you arrive in Austin we will give you a packet of information that details your specific legislatures, a bag of TMHA swag to give that particular office, and an informational sheet with what TMHA is currently working on that session.  We will send you in groups and our lobbyists will be present so you don’t have to walk into offices alone if you are more on the shy side.   You are more than welcome to attend the welcome reception, lunch and Capitol visits or just do your visits if you are tight on time!  Anything is recognized and helps the industry.

Schedule

WELCOME RECEPTION
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Free Event
Location TBD - will be within walking distance of the Hilton Garden Inn

LUNCH
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Free Event

Hilton Garden Inn
500 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78701

Rooms are available for $179/night and parking is complimentary.  Reservation information is below and the cut off date for room reservations is February 9.

CAPITOL VISIT DAY
Appointments will be scheduled from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Event

We will have shuttles running every 30 minutes from the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown to the Capitol.  The parking is free at the Hilton Garden Inn and there is little to no parking at the Capitol so we highly recommend taking the shuttles. 

We have a meeting room in the Capitol Extension (E2.018) reserved for TMHA until 5 p.m.  If you are unable to make the lunch presentation you may meet us in this room and we will give you instructions and your appointment packets.

Attire

The dress for Capitol Visit Day is business casual and you are encouraged to wear any items with your company logo, the TMHA lapel pin we give you upon arrival, or the free TMHA polo shirt we give you as an attendee.  We will be giving away free Nike Dri-fit Polos with the TMHA logo to those who register before January 28, 2015.  We will also have TMHA logo lapel pins for all attendees.

The exact polo shirt we will be ordering is the Nike Golf Men's Dri-FIT Micro Pique Polo.  The sizing chart is below.  

 Women's sizing:  The XS is a women's small, S is a women's medium, M is a women's large, L is a women's x-large.  So order a size smaller than you usually wear and it should fit.

Capitol Visit Day Registration

Registration is free and open to anyone.  Everyone must register individually even if you are attending with someone (Caitlin will ensure you go to your appointments together).  We need your home address so we can make your appointment with your representative as you vote based on this address.  If there is a representative you would like to visit with you may send me an email and I will set up an appointment with that office as well.   IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU REGISTER BY JANUARY 28 so that we can make the appointments and order your shirt.  If you have to cancel it is easier to do that than to schedule you later.    

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Hotel Reservation Information

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Hilton Garden Inn
500 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78701

Rooms are available for $179/night.  Reservation information is below and the cut off date for room reservations is February 9.

If you are having trouble making your reservations please contact Latoya Edwards, the TMHA rooming coordinator, at 512-457-7961 or at ledwards@hgiaustin.com.

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Reservation Link

For any other questions/assistance please email caitlin@texasmha.com.

Registration for all events is free but you must pre-register in order to receive a free polo shirt or lapel pin and we need important information in order to make your appointments.