Dear ACESEO Members and Prospective Members:
You are in store for a delightful time at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service Employees
Organization, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama. The Holiday Inn – Birmingham/Homewood, conveniently located at 492 Wildwood Circle North, Homewood, Alabama, is our host hotel. This year’s theme is
“ACESEO, Inc.: A Golden Opportunity for Extension
Mark your calendar now for May 9-11, 2018, and make plans to hear inspirational speakers; attend the Golden Globe
Luncheon; participate in the “Nifty, Nifty ACESEO is Fifty” evening outing; celebrate our ACESEO founding members and alumni; and
enjoy camaraderie at its best.
Room reservations should be made directly with Holiday Inn – Birmingham/Homewood by calling 205-942-6070. Please inform the
receptionist that you are with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service Employees Organization and reference the Group Block
Code ACESEO. Standard rooms with two queen beds have been reserved at a rate of $101.00 plus tax, per night, per room. Two
complimentary breakfast tickets will be provided with each room. A block of rooms will be held until April 5, 2018.
Conference early-bird registration is $110.00. Late registration will be an additional $20.00, if postmarked after April 5, 2018.
The Annual Meeting will officially begin on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 with greetings from local dignitaries and a presentation
by an awesome motivational speaker. Updates from Extension Directors, the State of the Association Address, voting on
by-laws changes, showcasing Extension innovation, First Timer’s Orientation, and District Meetings will round out the day.
The Hospitality Room will officially open with light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Afterwards, everyone is on their own to enjoy
and discover Birmingham.
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, we will enjoy the second day of the conference beginning with the business meeting followed by morning workshops. The Golden Globe Luncheon will be held mid-day preceded by a reception in honor of Dr. Paul Waddy,
the only remaining founding, active member of ACESEO.
After lunch, we will install the 2018-2019 officers and take our 50th Annual
Meeting group photo. Our AEA exhibitor and AEA Uniserv Director will also provide updates.
Get ready to celebrate
ACESEO during the “Nifty, Nifty, ACESEO is Fifty” evening outing. ACESEO members are asked to dress in their favorite
formal or semi-formal gold attire as we enjoy an educational outing, eat delicious food, and fellowship with one another.
On Friday, May 11, 2018, we will hear mini reflections of professional development experiences from ACESEO members,
conduct our final business session, and receive an invite to the 2018-2019 Annual Meeting.
We ask that you please donate items for this year’s scholarship auction. In addition, we want each member to bring door prizes which
will be given out over the duration of the conference. This always adds lots of fun and excitement!
Each member is asked to sell
or purchase at least one ad for the “Commemorative 50th edition of the ACESEO Souvenir Booklet.” As you know, the ads help
defray the cost of the Annual Meeting. Ads with payment are due April 5, 2018.
Make plans now for three exciting days of networking, recognition, and professional
development at its best!
We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham, Alabama on May 9-11, 2018.