The 2015 conference for the Texas Guardianship Association will be held in Waco at the Waco Hilton from May 6-8. Attendees at our conference come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, including private professional guardians, non-profit and for-profit guardianship programs, attorneys and court staff, social workers, family and volunteer guardians and individuals interested in learning more about guardianship and alternatives to guardianship. We are anticipating at least 200 and probably more at the conference.
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2015 conference through 10/31/14. We like to provide options for all attendees, both beginners and more experienced practitioners. We like to provide educational opportunities on financial or benefits issues, social work or medical issues, and legal issues. Individual presentations are always welcome but panel discussions can also be informative and well-received. Any relevant topic will be considered.
Please send your proposal to Donna Baugh at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information, please contact me by email or by cell phone at 903-819-3461.
We are looking forward to hearing from you before 10/31/14.
Donna Baugh NCG TxCG
Texas Guardianship Association
The Texas Guardianship Association is led by a nine member board of directors. When the TGA was first organized in 1992, the board was designed so that three seats are up for election each year. Each board member is elected to a three year term and can only serve two consecutive terms.
Nominations are now open for three board positions that will begin January 1, 2015. The TGA board is a volunteer working board. Meetings are held quarterly in Waco and members are responsible for personal travel to meetings. An annual retreat is held each January to welcome new board members and for strategic planning purposes. The retreat in 2015 will be held at Summer’s Mill in Salado on 1/21-1/23; members are only responsible for personal travel to the retreat.
This can be a very rewarding position for someone with time and energy that really wants to make a difference. Here is a link to a nomination form that can be submitted to TGA by fax at 254-399-9599 or by email to email@example.com. TGA nomination form 2015
You can also nominate someone without the form by emailing Krista; just be sure to include name, address, telephone and email address of nominee and include a brief reason why you think the nominee would be a good addition to the TGA board. Self nominations are always welcome as well.
If you have any questions about the TGA board elections, please contact Krista at 254-399-9115 or Donna at 903-819-3461.
The dates for conference have been changed! Please mark your calendars for May 6-8, 2015. Conference will be at the Hilton in Waco, Texas.
First off let me thank you all for attending the conference. Conference certificates have gone out for the most part. I am still contacting some of you as I do not have you signed in for certain classes. If you have not received your certificate please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will resend it to you or let you know what I am missing from you.
When signing up to attend the conference don’t forget to look at the order form for t-shirts and jackets. Both are reasonably priced and by placing your order when you register you will be able to pick up your order at conference.
The Texas Guardianship Conference will be held from April 23-25 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin. The negotiated room rate is only $99 per night or $109 for a suite. The group rates are good for 2 days before and 2 days after the conference. There are many things going on in Austin including a Food and Wine Festival on the weekend after the conference. Here is a link to learn more about activities in Austin during the conference: Austin Activities
The cut-off date to reserve rooms at the negotiated rate is 4/01/14. Call 1-800-WYNDHAM and ask for the TGA rate now to reserve a room for the conference.
For the first time ever, TGA is offering our members a chance to show your pride in our organization. Shirts and jackets with the TGA logo for men and women in the color and size of your choice are a very affordable way to support the TGA. To view these shirts and jackets, click on the following link to conference registration. You will see a tab along the top that says Optional Items for Sale that will open to show you information and photos of the shirts and jackets with available sizes and colors. If you are interested in ordering one or more, contact Donna Baugh at 903-819-3461 by 4/01/14. The shirts must be ordered so the company has time to add the TGA logo before the conference. You will pick up the shirt or jacket at the conference; cash or check will be required to pick up your orders. Click on this link to check out these great shirts and jackets: More Information
If you need more information or assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Donna Baugh NCG TxCG
Texas Guardianship Association