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2012 June Taxation Committee Meeting
Monday, September 17, 2012 - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Silverado Resort
1600 Atlas Peak Rd Napa, CA 94558 UNITED STATES
HOTEL-CUTOFF:  MONDAY, MAY 28th----The hotel reservation deadline has passed. The Silverado Resort Hotel will honor our conference rate as long as rooms are available. See Hotel Info below for more details.
 
Registration is now open for the summer EEI Taxation Committee Meeting taking place in Napa, CA.

REGISTRATION
Three ways to register—1) Register Online  or  2) Fax:  202-508-5577 or 3) Email:  iybadlit@eei.org
 
To register online, please click on the Registration Tab.

Registration Fee:  $990.00 per registrant
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012

As is customary, there is no registration fee for retirees.

Payment Method:  Online registration is currently accepting payments by credit card. If you are paying by check, please fax or email your registration form to iybadlit@eei.org  and mail the check along with the registration form to EEI.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations received on or before WEDNESDAY,  JUNE 6, 2012 will be refunded in full.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO REFUNDS will be given after June 6, 2012, to cover the cost of unfilled function guarantees.  Substitutes are welcome. Telephone cancellations will be accepted, but must be confirmed in writing.

HOTEL INFO (Cut-off: Monday, May 28th)
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Silverado Hotel. Please call the hotel directly to book your room.

Silverado Resort Hotel
1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa CA 94558
Main phone:  707-257-0200

Group rate for Single or Double
:  $265.00, one bedroom fireplace suite, plus tax and a $20 resort fee per night. In order to receive this rate, please ask for In-house Reservation and refer to “EEI Taxation Committee Meeting or Group Block #0616 EEI NST” to receive the group rate.  Hotel Cut-off is Monday, May 28th —Reservations made after this date are based on space availability at the group rate.  Subject to availability, the rate is available three days prior and three days after the meeting dates. Check-in: 4:00 p.m., Check-out: 12:00 noon

SOCIAL EVENTS
Sunday Reception:  All meeting participants, spouses and guests are invited to attend. This reception is always well-attended and provides an excellent opportunity to network with friends, colleagues and speakers, and a great opportunity for new members to meet with colleagues in a relaxed environment.

Recommended Spouse Activities:  On your own  
For spouses and guests accompanying taxation committee members, we have attached “Recommendations while Visiting Napa Valley.”  This list is filled with awesome places to eat, hang out, spend the day and explore the wine country area.

Please Note: The Registration Fee for spouse/guest covers the reception, group dinner, breakfasts, and hospitality suite.

Monday Group Tour and Dinner at the Castello di Amorosa:  
Tours of the beautiful 13th century, 107 room, Tuscan style castle and winery are led by a castle guide. Enjoy a guided tour, before dinner, deep below the castle. Explore through Wine Caves, Old Vintage Rooms, the Armory, the Torture Chamber and the Grand Barrel Room all while learning about how they create their our handcrafted Italian styles wines.

THINGS TO DO IN NAPA
Attached is a list of Recommendations while Visiting the Napa Valley including museums, dining, golfing, shopping, and other sites of interest.

TRANSPORTATION INFO
The three major airports located near the hotel are—San Francisco International Airport (SFO)---55 mi/75 minutes away from the hotel, Oakland International Airport (OAK)---50 mi/60 minutes away from the hotel and Sacramento International Airport (SMF)---45 mi/60 minutes away from the hotel.  One-way taxi fares to/from both airports to the hotel range from $209 to $250.  

We suggest renting a car as a cheaper option from all three airports. Sacramento Intl Airport does not have a reliable shuttle and taxi, servicing the Napa area.

If you prefer to take the shuttle, Evans Airport Service provides Nine daily shuttles to/from Napa and other area hotels to/from San Francisco A/P (departs every two hours) and six daily shuttles to/from Oakland A/P (departs every three hours).  No reservation is required except for hotel pickup. Please call 707-255-1559 to schedule a hotel pick up when you are ready to depart.  One-way fare is $45.00 Flat fee/Cash only—no credit card or personal checks accepted. The trip from the airport to the hotel is approximately an hour and 30 minutes (You will be dropped-off to the Evans Business Terminal in Napa where you will be transferred to the Silverado Hotel).  

Discount Travel: Discounts are available to delegates of EEI member companies, international affiliates and associates, as well as to spouses and guests, traveling to EEI-sponsored meetings and conferences: United offers a 5% discount off any published fare or 10% off regular coach fare. Similar discounts are available from Avis. To receive the lowest possible fares, please call the following toll-free numbers:

·         United Airlines, 800-425-1122 [Refer to File: 556AF]
·         Avis Rent-A-Car, 800-331-1600 [Refer to A775499]

CPE INFO:  Recommended CPE credits:  17 Hours; CPE certificates will be distributed at the end of the meeting.

MEMBER PROBLEMS FORM (attached):  Please send the form to Mark Agnew at magnew@eei.org before June 13th.  All member problems submitted will be summarized and provided to the committee prior to the meeting to facilitate a robust discussion.

IMPORTANT TAX INFO
For federal income tax purposes, $735.00 of your registration fee is allocated to meals and entertainment.  This information is being provided to you to comply with the tax reform law requirements.

ATTIRE:  Business casual to all meeting functions. Dress attire for the Monday group dinner.

If you have any questions, please contact Irene Ybadlit at 202-508-5502 or iybadlit@eei.org.
  • HOTEL-CUTOFF: MONDAY, MAY 28th----The hotel reservation deadline has passed. The Silverado Resort Hotel will honor our conference rate as long as rooms are available. See Hotel Info below for more details.
    Registration is now open for the summer EEI Taxation Committee Meeting taking place in Napa, CA.
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  • Three ways to register—1) Register Online or 2) Fax: 202-508-5577 or 3) Email: iybadlit@eei.org
    To register online, please click on the Registration Tab.

    Registration Fee: $990.00 per registrant
    Registration Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012

    As is customary, there is no registration fee for retirees.

    Payment Method: Online registration is currently accepting payments by credit card. If you are paying by check, please fax or email your registration form to iybadlit@eei.org and mail the check along with the registration form to EEI.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received on or before WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012 will be refunded in full. PLEASE NOTE: NO REFUNDS will be given after June 6, 2012, to cover the cost of unfilled function guarantees. Substitutes are welcome. Telephone cancellations will be accepted, but must be confirmed in writing.
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  • A block of rooms has been reserved at the Silverado Hotel. Please call the hotel directly to book your room.

    Silverado Resort Hotel
    1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa CA 94558
    Main phone: 707-257-0200

    Group rate for Single or Double
    : $265.00, one bedroom fireplace suite, plus tax and a $20 resort fee per night. In order to receive this rate, please ask for In-house Reservation and refer to “EEI Taxation Committee Meeting or Group Block #0616 EEI NST” to receive the group rate. Hotel Cut-off is Monday, May 28th —Reservations made after this date are based on space availability at the group rate. Subject to availability, the rate is available three days prior and three days after the meeting dates. Check-in: 4:00 p.m., Check-out: 12:00 noon
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  • Sunday Reception: All meeting participants, spouses and guests are invited to attend. This reception is always well-attended and provides an excellent opportunity to network with friends, colleagues and speakers, and a great opportunity for new members to meet with colleagues in a relaxed environment.

    Recommended Spouse Activities: On your own
    For spouses and guests accompanying taxation committee members, we have attached “Recommendations while Visiting Napa Valley.” This list is filled with awesome places to eat, hang out, spend the day and explore the wine country area.

    Please Note: The Registration Fee for spouse/guest covers the reception, group dinner, breakfasts, and hospitality suite.

    Monday Group Tour and Dinner at the Castello di Amorosa:
    Tours of the beautiful 13th century, 107 room, Tuscan style castle and winery are led by a castle guide. Enjoy a guided tour, before dinner, deep below the castle. Explore through Wine Caves, Old Vintage Rooms, the Armory, the Torture Chamber and the Grand Barrel Room all while learning about how they create their our handcrafted Italian styles wines.
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  • Attached is a list of Recommendations while Visiting the Napa Valley including museums, dining, golfing, shopping, and other sites of interest.

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  • The three major airports located near the hotel are—San Francisco International Airport (SFO)---55 mi/75 minutes away from the hotel, Oakland International Airport (OAK)---50 mi/60 minutes away from the hotel and Sacramento International Airport (SMF)---45 mi/60 minutes away from the hotel. One-way taxi fares to/from both airports to the hotel range from $209 to $250.

    We suggest renting a car as a cheaper option from all three airports. Sacramento Intl Airport does not have a reliable shuttle and taxi, servicing the Napa area.

    If you prefer to take the shuttle, Evans Airport Service provides Nine daily shuttles to/from Napa and other area hotels to/from San Francisco A/P (departs every two hours) and six daily shuttles to/from Oakland A/P (departs every three hours). No reservation is required except for hotel pickup. Please call 707-255-1559 to schedule a hotel pick up when you are ready to depart. One-way fare is $45.00 Flat fee/Cash only—no credit card or personal checks accepted. The trip from the airport to the hotel is approximately an hour and 30 minutes (You will be dropped-off to the Evans Business Terminal in Napa where you will be transferred to the Silverado Hotel).

    Discount Travel: Discounts are available to delegates of EEI member companies, international affiliates and associates, as well as to spouses and guests, traveling to EEI-sponsored meetings and conferences: United offers a 5% discount off any published fare or 10% off regular coach fare. Similar discounts are available from Avis. To receive the lowest possible fares, please call the following toll-free numbers:

    · United Airlines, 800-425-1122 [Refer to File: 556AF]
    · Avis Rent-A-Car, 800-331-1600 [Refer to A775499]
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  •  Please send the form to Mark Agnew at magnew@eei.org before June 13th. All member problems submitted will be summarized and provided to the committee prior to the meeting to facilitate a robust discussion.
    | top
  • For federal income tax purposes, $735.00 of your registration fee is allocated to meals and entertainment. This information is being provided to you to comply with the tax reform law requirements.
    | top
  • Business casual to all meeting functions. Dress attire for the Monday group dinner.
    | top
  • If you have any questions, please contact Irene Ybadlit at 202-508-5502 or iybadlit@eei.org.
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