2014 Louisiana Squires State Convention
102 N Church Street, Carencro, LA 70520,
May 30th, 31st, & June 1st, 2014
Father Roy D. Edwards Circle #5530
St. Peter's Catholic Church
May 21, 2014 is the deadline to register for the State Convention.
All Circles are required to register for the Convention online. If your circle fails to register, you will be allowed to attend the convention but you will not be allowed to run for office or participate in convention events.
April 18, 2014
Worthy State Officers, Counselors, Brother Knights, and Squires,
Father Roy D. Edwards Circle #5530, and Chief Counselor, Chad Melancon will be hosting the 2014 Squires State Convention. The Convention will be held in Carencro, Louisiana on May 30th, May 31st, and June 1st, 2014. Registration & Check in will be from 5:30PM- 6 PM on Friday. Hotel Check - in is at 4:00pm. (Friday and Saturday). We will have a busy weekend with training of officers position responsibilities, nomination of officers, recap of this past year, planning the activities for the upcoming fraternal year, Mass, Banquet & Awards, election of officers, and installation of officers to finish the weekend.
We need everyone to try and make this great, fraternal, yearend event. Squires, we need you to attend to help plan events for next year. Counselors and Brother Knights, we need you to bring the Squires to help determine the activities and who their State officers will be for the next fraternal year. Together we can make next year the best year ever. This will be a great way to get new Circles involved in state planning and meeting Squires from across the state. Below is an agenda of what will take place and times of convention activities.
The Voting Process
The process for voting is as follows: You can have up to four (4) Voting Delegates for elections from your Circle. All 4 (four) voting delegates must be present in order for your circle to get 4 (four) votes. (Ex. If you have one (1) voting delegate present at Convention, your circle will get one (1) vote. ) All state officers attending Convention are not included as one of the four Voting Delegates. They each cast an individual vote. We will have ballots to vote for the nominated officer. All nominations are to be made for by another Squire and that squire must state his name and Circle number. Anyone running for an Officers position, should consider that he must attend as many State Squires activities and meetings as possible. We want you to consider becoming an officer by being active, not an Officer that does not attend events. Squires run the meetings and events, but this can’t happen unless you attend!
2014 State Convention Dress Code:
Friday Evening: Casual
Saturday (Morning Session): Casual/ NO Shorts
On Saturday, during the morning session Squires may wear (long) Jeans and T-Shirt.
Saturday (Mass and Banquet): Dressy Casual
On Saturday, for mass and the banquet, Squires can wear jeans/cargo pants or slacks, and polo or dress shirts. NO T-Shirts!
Sunday (Elections): Casual/NO Shorts
Sunday’s dress code will be the same as Saturday morning, Squires may wear (long) Jeans and T-Shirt.
Sunday (for State Officers & Squires running for state office): Dressy Casual
Squires can wear jeans/cargo pants/ polo shirts & Casual (leather) shoes. No T-Shirts! No Tennis Shoes!
*Note: State Officers & State Committeemen should be prepared to stay for photos on Sunday after elections.
Convention Hotel Information
The Convention Hotel is the Ramada Lafayette Conference Center on 2032 NE Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, LA 70501-1926. We have 10 rooms reserved. Chief Counselors, Please let us know how many hotel rooms you need for your circle (by entering that information on the online registration app.)
The hotel room group rate is $85.00/ per night + tax. The rooms are blocked under “LA Squires” THE STATE IS PAYING FOR ONE ROOM, PER CIRCLE, FOR ONE NIGHT. The rooms have 2 beds and check in time is 4:00 PM Friday or Saturday and checkout is Sunday at 12:00 AM (best to check out Sunday morning before elections).
*DEADLINE TO RESERVE ROOMS IS SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014*
All meals will be available at the convention. If there are any special requirements for any meals please list those requirements under the food considerations section of the Convention Registration app.
Hotel Number: 1-337-233-6815
Hotel Fax Number: 1-337-235-1954
If there are any questions please contact George Martin, State Squires Chairman by phone or email address. Please register online (https://www.louisianasquires.org/ConventionRegistration ) no later than May 21, 2014. George Martin - Cell Phone: 337-552-5769, and email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please visit the website, www.louisianasquires.org , for deadlines for other forms for the State convention.
(i.e Squires Scholarship application and Award nominations)
Our Host is, Chief Counselor, Chad Melancon, his email address is email@example.com
Please make sure we get an accurate head count from each circle including names of people attending so that the Council and Circle can prepare for the appropriate amount of people. Parents and children are welcome to attend the Mass and Banquet Saturday evening with the Squires.
2015 State Squires T-Shirts
T-Shirts will be included in the Convention Registration fee. We have T-Shirts S-5XL. Please indicate how many you need when registering for the convention. Please use the secure Convention registration app to order shirts for your circle.
2014 State Convention Registration Fee
This year, there will be a $5.00 Convention Registration fee for each person attending the Convention. The fee will be paid at the end of the Convention Registration process. If you do not wish to pay the registration fee online, using a credit card, then you must agree to mail a check to the Squires Chairman (see address below). The check must be in the hands of the Squires Chairman by May 21, 2014. Please note * you are not registered for Convention unless you have paid your registration fee.
Mail checks to (if applicable):
405 East 4th Street,
Broussard, Louisiana 70518
Louisiana Squires Convention Agenda
Ramada Lafayette Conference Center
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