Log In
+1 (630) 522-6322

3 big developments that rocked my world – and may rock yours…

July 11, 2016
1) HCR 19 now has 100 co-sponsors – That’s right, last Friday we received the news that Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) became the 100th co-sponsor of HCR 19 (the “Fraternal Resolution”). And this morning we learned that Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.) became co-sponsor 101. That means that we exceeded a goal that some (including yours truly) thought might be just beyond our reach. What I’ve learned from this is to never underestimate the power of the fraternal message when it’s delivered by credible messengers. It’s a remarkable achievement and the result of a team effort that combined the work of thousands of fraternal members, Alliance staff, and professional advocates. I’ll have much more information on the significance of this accomplishment and, more importantly, where we go from here in the federal advocacy arena, in next Monday’s blog. But for now, let’s take a moment to celebrate winning the “Race to 100!” Race-to-100-Banner---We-Made-It 2) Annual Meeting Workshops may be the best ever – And given the quality of Workshops at recent meetings, that’s saying something. This year’s topics are both pertinent and timely. We’ll be covering issues from the impact of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule on your society and its field force to how to transform your conventions from huge consumers of time and money into educational extravaganzas that help your society expand its membership and enhance its relevance. One of the most thought-provoking sessions with be on the fraternal “shared services” concept – a notion that’s been discussed frequently but has never quite taken flight. The speakers that will be addressing this issue – from both inside and outside the fraternal community – may just change your mind about the viability of this business model, and lead to a whole new chapter of fraternal cooperation and collaboration. There’s one week to go before early bird registration ends. You know you should go, want to go, or are going to go, so why wait and pay more. Register today here. 3) All work and no play is not the fraternal way – Here’s a cool new twist to the Football offerAnnual Meeting. The Alliance has arranged for meeting registrants to get discounted tickets to the Tennessee Titans season opening NFL game against the Minnesota Vikings. So, if you’re a football fan – or just want an excuse to spend the weekend in Nashville – here’s your chance. Purchase tickets by clicking HERE to purchase the specially priced tickets to the game using the promo code: Alliance. If you have already made your hotel reservations and want to extend your stay through the weekend, please contact the hotel directly at 1-800-THE-OMNI before the cut-off date of August 7, 2016.