NYSOGA WINTER RENDEZVOUS XXXVIII - "The Legend"

March 14 – 16, 2019 at the White Eagle Conference Center,
2910 Lake Moraine Road (PO Box 670), Hamilton, NY 13346 
800-295-9322 • 315-824-2002 • http://www.whiteagle.com

The 2019 Winter Rendezvous Committee invites you to join fellow NYSOGA guides, their families, prospective guides, and guests at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY from March 14 to 16, 2019 for Winter Rendezvous XXXVIII. This is an annual event of the New York State Outdoor Guides Association (NYSOGA).

Attendees can take advantage of opportunities for certification trainings, education, sitting for the guide exam administered by NYSDEC, networking and socializing. This location allows participants to walk to all venues once their car is parked. Meals, lodging, location, and staff are outstanding.

The theme of the event is "The Legend". On Thursday and Friday NYSOGA offers certification classes that meet the requirement for obtaining a NYS guide's license and a guide's exam review question & answer session. Saturday's schedule is packed with seminars of interest to active and aspiring guides. The Association's Annual Meeting for members is Saturday afternoon and the Annual Guides Banquet, a good time for everyone, is Saturday evening.

This is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring guides to satisfy all of the certification requirements necessary for obtaining a New York State Guide License and learn more about the many benefits of NYSOGA membership. Click here to view the New York State Licensed Guide Application.

NYSOGA members are encouraged to attend Winter Rendezvous. Rendezvous offers an opportunity to meet other members, interact and network with other guides, observe how the Association is working on behalf of its members, and pick up First Aid and CPR recertification cards that may be needed to keep the guide license valid. Please note: There is discounted pricing for the First Aid and CPR recertification courses for members whose 2019 membership dues have been paid at the time their Rendezvous registration is submitted. Membership dues are what allow the NYSOGA Board to operate on behalf of the organization. Current membership is also required to attend the Annual Meeting on Saturday and vote on any issues presented.

NOTE: If you are a NYSOGA member, please consider becoming more involved in the operation of the Association by becoming a member of the Board of Directors or joining one of our many committees. A new Board of Directors is elected each year at the Annual Meeting. To remain a thriving Association in the future, NYSOGA needs more involvement from members who are willing to participate and share ideas and skills. Feel free to contact any of the Board of Directors or stop by the Rendezvous registration table in March to learn more about NYSOGA's current needs.

TRAINING COURSES, GUIDE EXAM REVIEW, GUIDE EXAM SCHEDULE AND COST INFORMATION:

Please note that non-members are assessed a Rendezvous $10 processing fee per person

Training, TestingDate and timeNon-member costMember cost
Water Safety for Guides (WSFG)Thursday 3/14/18: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.$60N/A
Adult CPR/AED RefresherThursday 3/14/19 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.Members only$45
Guide Exam ReviewThursday 3/14/18: 6:30 p.m. - ?FreeFree
Adult CPR/AED AloneFriday 3/15/18: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.$60$55
First Aid aloneFriday 3/15/18: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.$45$40
Adult CPR/AED Refresher AND First AidThursday 3/14/18: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and
Friday 3/15/18: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Member only$85
Adult CPR/AED AND First AidFriday 3/15/18: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.$105$95
WSFG, Adult CPR/AED and First AidThursday 3/14/18: 12:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 3/15/18: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..$165N/A
NYSDEC Guide ExamSaturday 3/16/18 2 p.m. - ? Must register separately with DEC

Click Here for the COMPLETE TENTATIVE RENDEZVOUS SCHEDULE

LODGING & MEALS RESERVATIONS

PLEASE MAKE ALL LODGING REQUESTS DIRECTLY WITH: WHITE EAGLE CONFERENCE CENTER. 2910 Lake Moraine Road, PO Box 670, Hamilton, NY 13346 800-295-9322 / 315-824-2002. Website: www.whiteagle.com Note: All Meals are included with Lodging Reservations.
Click Here for more LODGING INFORMATION

DAY TRIPPER RESERVATIONS

Attendees NOT LODGING OVERNIGHT at White Eagle, but planning to attend any of the Rendezvous training courses, activities, or seminars on Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday are CONSIDERED DAY TRIPPERS. Day Trippers have the option to pre-order lunch and/or dinner at White Eagle Conference Center on Friday and/or breakfast, lunch and/or dinner Saturday if desired. Reservations for meals must be indicated on and submitted to NYSOGA using the Rendezvous registration form. NYSOGA will submit meal requests to White Eagle Conference Center. Day trippers must pay White Eagle Conference Center for their meals and pick up their meal tickets upon arrival.
Click Here for DAY TRIPPER INFORMATION.

REGISTRATION.
The DEADLINE for registering for Rendezvous attendance, day tripper charges, and for all certification courses is February 28, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: The Training Courses payment and applicable non-member charges MUST BE PAID IN FULL AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATIONS. You will receive an email confirmation once your registration is successfully processed. The confirmation will be sent to the email address you provide on the registration form. Thank you.

TWO WAYS TO REGISTER:
Click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION.
Click here to PRINT A REGISTRATION FORM (PDF format) or (DOC format) .

REGISTRATION FOR THE DEC GUIDE EXAM:
If you are planning to take the DEC Guide License examination on Saturday – You must submit an application to the NYSDEC by March 6, 2019. An exam packet will be at Rendezvous for each specific registrant that applies. The application is available on the NYSDEC website in the Licensed Guide Program. http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/legal_protection_pdf/guidesappl.pdf

COURSE REGISTRATION, RESERVATIONS AND RENDEZVOUS PAYMENTS TO NYSOGA MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019

QUESTIONS?? Email: info@nysoga.org

NYSOGA Winter Rendezvous Committee: Will Soter (Chair), Roy Earley, Sandra Rose, Craig Tryon, John Wainwright, Jeff Whittemore, Alan Woodruff and Sheila Young.

Click here to view information on our 2019 Summer Rendezvous.

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