The Grand Council of Tau Epsilon Phi will meet in Philadelphia on August 3, 2012 – August 5, 2012. This meeting shall be open to all Grand Council and Foundation Members as well as our entire undergraduate and alumni membership of Tau Epsilon Phi.
All attendees must adhere to strict rules provided and shall be respectful and cooperative during the meetings. I will post this message on the National Website, thereby notifying our membership about the meeting.
I have just received confirmation from the hotel that we have been approved for our $99.00 room rate and complementary meeting space. Once I provide the signed contract back to the hotel, they reservations department will release the Room Reservation Portal for us to use to register for your rooms. I will send out to the group the link when provided from the hotel.
The Agenda and the Dress for the Meeting will be under the same format as our first meeting in January and will begin on Friday Night for Dinner and shall conclude on Sunday by Noon. Due to a tremendous amount of material to cover, we may adjust the agenda to incorporate additional hours to complete our tasks. I will send out a more formalized Agenda and instructions prior to the meeting.
For all members, please try to arrive prior to Friday Dinner and depart late Sunday evening. For those members traveling via plane, please do not hesitate to call with any questions regarding shuttle service or taxi service. For those members traveling via car, please note the hotel has a daily parking rate charge which we can confirm. Should you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to call myself of Ted for assistance.
I have also been informed from our Foundation President Brother Don Anspaugh that he has scheduled the TEP Foundation Meeting for 2:00 PM on Friday Afternoon. It is my assumption that all members of the Fraternity are welcome to attend and will need to follow the proper rules for this meeting. The location of this meeting is yet to be determined.
Hotel Accommodations and Meeting Facility – Marriott Center City – Philadelphia
We are again returning to the Marriott Center City as the location for our Grand Council Host Hotel and Meeting Facility. As a reminder, the Hotel is located at 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107. The Phone is 215–625-2900, The Fax is 215–625-6000 and The Toll-free Number is: 800–320-5744. We have again negotiated a $99.00 room rate (tax to be determined) for those of our Alumni Representatives staying at the hotel. Again, we ask you to not call the hotel directly, please use the link when provided.
Our Undergraduate Representatives will be reimbursed for their travel expenses and will be sharing a room with another Undergraduate Representative. We will coordinate the rooms for the Undergraduates. We are asking each alumni attendee to visit the link to the hotel (provided shortly) and book their individual room. Should any Alumni Representative wish to share a room, please inform me and I will help coordinate arrangements.
At the present time, I have reserved 10 rooms for Friday and for Saturday Night. I will need all members to confirm their arrival and their confirmation of the need for a room on Friday and Saturday Night as soon as possible. We are also allowed to book the rate for Thursday night if we have any interested parties. Again, once we confirm the details, the link will be provided by the hotel and sent to you for your reservation booking.
Lane B. Koplon
Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity, Inc.