It’s getting crazy (in a good way)! Registrations are around 150 and counting with lots of e-mails to say conservative grassroots activists are coming, telling me registrations are in the mail or coming at the door!
But, please don’t put any more registrations in the mail from here on out! Let us know you are coming by e-mail because lunch/seating orders were placed yesterday and although we can make some adjustments in the next few days we can’t completely throw the hotel into a frenzy. E-mail me, Ann ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to pre-register.
Also, since we are just grassroots folks ourselves and have no financial backing for this conference each of you who tell me you are paying at the door, will have lunch ordered, so we must pay the hotel whether you come or not! If you change your mind, please let us know today (Wednesday) or Thursday.
As I process your registrations today and tomorrow, you should get an e-mail confirmation from me, so please look for that.
Vegetarians! You have a veggie lunch option so let me know if you are one of those who have pre-registered and didn’t use a registration form and thus didn’t know you had a choice. All other lunch boxes will have a variety of sandwiches. Again, email@example.com.
Questions, please check FAQS here. Note the question about the weather. Everyone is instructed to pray for good weather!
We didn’t know those would be so popular! Here is a list of groups and organizations that will have booths (tables) in the main concourse so that you can learn more about what they are doing. We recommend you come early to register (8:30 a.m.) to enjoy coffee/breakfast pastries and visit groups with tables. The program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m.
American Majority/Emerging Corruption
Maryland Society of Patriots PAC
Accuracy in Media
Help Save Maryland
Friends of Charles Lollar
Protect Marriage Maryland
Americans for Prosperity
New Day Maryland
New Renaissance in Education
Maryland Right to Life
Maryland Young Americans for Freedom
In terms of the number of registrants, Montgomery County leads the pack by far! That means of course that we will be turning Montgomery County around in the coming election—right!
Anne Arundel County is second, Carroll County third and Frederick fourth!
And, alas, we have no registrants so far from: Allegany, Caroline,
Charles, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, and Somerset. Update: We got a Charles countian!
Contact information distribution
We had previously asked if we could distribute your name, county and e-mail address to attendees at the conference. We have decided to ask each of you for permission at registration and then distribute to those who wish to be included after the conference.
This is a networking opportunity and we would like people to reach each other after leaving on Saturday, so it would be great if you felt comfortable giving out your contact e-mail address, but we understand if you don’t. We will be asking on Saturday!
Media contact request
One of the projects I hope to undertake following the conference is to build a media list for the state of Maryland—newspapers, radio programs, TV, bloggers etc.—with up to date contact e-mails for editors. This would be a list that MD CAN would make available to any conservative group in the state. I believe we need to keep our issues constantly in front of all media, even before the unfriendly media outlets.
So, please begin sending me your local media contacts—most outlets have a news editor e-mail address and an opinion editor address that news and op-eds can be sent to. That is what I am looking for! Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU ALL ON SATURDAY!
Ann, Cathy, and Tonya
Update: If you are looking to stay at the DoubleTree Annapolis overnight either on Friday or Saturday nights, we have a room rate for MD CAN registrants of $99 plus tax. So be sure to call the hotel directly and mention MD CAN, we should still have rooms available.