On June 21-23, UWP will hold a conference for UWP members, board members, and staff, which will include agenda topics related to public policy, sharing of successes from United Ways around the state, and ideas for engaging donors. The conference agenda will also include various networking opportunities. Take a look at the draft agenda to see what learning opportunities will be available. The conference location has changed this year, as it will be every year in a rotation across the state. This year's conference will take place at the beautiful Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, located in the Poconos, starting Wednesday, June 21 and ending Friday, June 23. The United Way of Pennsylvania has reserved a block of rooms at The Shawnee Inn at a rate of $144.00/single and $154.00/double per night (parking is FREE). Please call The Shawnee Inn at (570) 424-4000 to make your room reservations. Be sure to ask for the United Way of Pennsylvania room reservation rate. Room block will end on May 21, no exceptions.
We hope United Ways or United Funds who are not UWP members will take advantage of this opportunity to learn, share, and network with their collegues. UWP conference registration is open to United Ways and United Funds in neighboring states, also. Anyone registering online will have the option to pay online via paypal or to pay via check with payment requested no later than June 1. This year, UWP is happy to announce you will be able to use flex credits. Please take a look at how the flex credits will work. *Only REGISTERED attendees will be permitted to receive reimbursement from UWW.* Early-bird registration will close May 5. The cost for all three days of the conference will move from $240 to $270 at that point. Please register early to get the discount!
Our dinner on Wendesday evening, June 21, will feature keynote speaker, Shane Burcaw from Laughing at My Nightmare. Shane, who is from Bethlehem, PA, lives with muscular dystrophy. He used his condition to start a blog and nonprofit that is meant to spread positivity about life and inform others about his disease. Shane brings a humorous, spirited approach to life. Learn more about Shane and Laughing at my Nightmare here.
On Thursday, June 22, there will be a chance for some group activities, so we can enjoy the resort. Please make sure during registration you pick the activity you are interested in, so we are certain to have enough space. The fees for the activities will be on your own, but are very reasonable. Following the group activities, we will be holding a reception down by the water to relax and mingle. Friday, June 23, we will wrap-up the conference by Noon.
Since this is such a beautiful resort, with many family-friendly activities, we have negotiated a rate for those who would like to stay the weekend. The weekend rate will be $213 for single/double, inclusive of all taxes.
Shawnee on the Delaware, PA 18356
|*Best Value* All-in-One Registration: Idea Exchange, Banquet/Annual Meeting, Conference-Early-Bird Rate||$ 240.00|
|Statewide Conference: Thursday & Friday-Early-Bird Rate||$ 210.00|
|Banquet Dinner & Annual Meeting: Wednesday||$ 35.00|
|*Best Value* All-in-One Registration: Idea Exchange, Banquet/Annual Meeting, Conference-After May 5 Rate||$ 270.00|
|Statewide Conference: Thursday & Friday-After May 5 Rate||$ 240.00|