In 2008, ACB will hold the mid-year board meeting, affiliate presidents' meeting and legislative seminar all together in Washington, D.C. Here are the dates. The board meeting will be Friday, Feb. 8. The affiliate presidents' meeting will begin on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. and run through Sunday, Feb. 10 at noon. The legislative seminar will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, and run through Tuesday, Feb. 12. As usual, February 10 and 11 will be devoted to training and discussion of legislative issues; February 12 will be the day we visit Capitol Hill.

All of these events will be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel, which is located at 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. Room rates are $119 per night for singles and doubles, $139 for triples and quads, plus tax. Reservations must be made by January 8; call 1-800-424-1140.

There is a $35 registration fee for the legislative seminar. Lunches will be available for purchase on Monday and Tuesday; they will cost $10 each. There is no registration fee for the presidents' meeting, but the meeting will begin with a working lunch on Saturday. Attendees wishing to purchase a lunch may do so for $10. Registration information is available on the ACB web site, from your affiliate president, or from the national office.

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