6/21/2007–Glen Burnie, MD–The Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing 2007 annual conference will be held Oct. 26-28 at the Clarion Antietam Hotel and Conference Center, located on Dual Highway in Hagerstown, Maryland.
This year will feature a Military Ball on Saturday evening, in addition to a full day of training sessions and our annual awards luncheon. Cadets will gather on Friday evening for a masquerade dance and on Saturday for a cadet conference and pool party.
Officer registration for all events is $75 ($85 if postmarked after Oct. 6) and includes Saturday breakfast, buffet awards luncheon, Military ball, and all sessions.
Cadets can register using an all-inclusive package that includes hotel accommodations on Friday and Saturday (based on four cadets to a room), all workshops, Friday night dance, Saturday breakfast, awards luncheon, and Military Ball. The cost per cadet is $110.
Additional information and forms can be found by downloading the conference registration package.
Attendees will have many training sessions to choose from on Saturday, each one led by a Maryland Wing member with expertise in their chosen area. A complete list of sessions will be announced shortly.
The Clarion Antietam Hotel is offering Maryland Wing members a discounted rate of $62 per night for rooms reserved by Sept. 26. Members should contact the hotel directly at 1-888-5286738. Be sure to mention Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol to receive the discounted rate. The hotel features an indoor pool, health club and indoor track, free wireless internet, and complimentary parking.
All cadets (unless staying with parents) must book their rooms through the MDWG Conference staff using the conference registration form. Conference staff will book up to four cadets per room and rate is based on number of cadets per room. Cadets may request a single room or a room with two, three or four cadets. To receive the discounted rate, rooms must be booked by Sept. 26. Cadets may request specific roommates and all efforts will be made to accommodate this request.
For more information, visit the Maryland Wing website page at: www.mdcap.org/?fuseaction=page.display&pageID=239 or contact the Wing Administrator, Brenda Reed, at email@example.com or 410-553-6394 (W).
CAP, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 60,000 members nationwide. CAP volunteers perform 95 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies.
Members take a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the almost 25,000 young people currently participating in the CAP Cadet Program. CAP's cadet programs provide young men and women with a safe and motivating environment in which to grow and explore opportunities in the military and aviation industries. Cadets progress through a 16-step program of leadership and aerospace education. CAP has been performing missions for America for more than 63 years.
There are approximately 1,300 members of CAP in Maryland. Last fiscal year wing members flew 34 search and rescue missions and were credited with 23 finds.
For information about the Maryland Wing of CAP, visit http://mdcap.org/ or listen to weekly episodes of "Civil Air Patrol Today" broadcast every Sunday morning on the following radio stations:
In addition, programs may be listened to at the Maryland Wing web site at http://mdcap.org/radio/ and can also be subscribed to as a podcast.