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Spring 2005 PES-ICC Meeting


Pictures from Spring 2005 Courtesy of Joe Dudas

St. Petersburg, FL, April 17 - 20, at the Don CeSar Hotel

An Invitation Hope you all had a great holiday season. It's time to start thinking about our spring meeting which will be at the Don Cesar in St. Petersburg from April 17 - April 20.

Please plan on staying at the Don Cesar or the TradeWinds, so that we meet our room commitments and don't have to pay a penalty. At this meeting we have a contract with both the Don Cesar and the TradeWinds for overflow. At the fall meeting, we met our room commitment to the Don, but fell way short of meeting the commitment with the TradeWinds. Due to not meeting our room night commitment at the TradeWinds, they are trying to force us to pay a large penalty, which we are trying to negotiate with them to eliminate or minimize. We still need most of our members staying at the Don, so we don't incur penalties with not meeting our room nights, but we need at least 50 people to stay at the TradeWinds. Reservations for the TradeWinds can be made by calling 800-360-4016. We haven't been providing transportation between the TradeWinds and the Don because so few people have been staying at the TradeWinds. If we get enough people to stay there, so we don't have to pay a penalty, we will set up a shuttle bus between the two hotels.

Please register early and save some money and time at the conference. 

Make your plans now and let's enjoy the Florida weather and each other's company as we learn and improve our industry.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in April.

Thanks, Bill Taylor - Updated 01/28/2005
 

Meeting Agenda Follow this link for the latest Spring 2005 agenda. Be sure to check back for updates. Check the revision date in the upper right hand corner to make sure you have the latest version. Updated 4/13/2005

Be sure to see the note at the bottom of each page regarding
computer projectors in certain WG meeting rooms

 

Presentations The meeting is still months away, so few details are available. The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their fields of interest. Updated 04/14/2005

Attention Presenters: Guidelines for Presentation Material Published in PES ICC Minutes
 

Registration Registration forms are available in PDF or MS-Word formats. Please send your completed registration forms to Jim Fitzgerald at the address shown on the form. Updated 01/28/2005
 
Educational Program

A Review of Secondary Underground Cable Basics

The topic of 600 volt underground secondary cable is seldom discussed at ICC meetings where medium and high voltage underground cables receive most attention. However, underground secondary cables form an important part of a utility system considering larger utilities install more than 1 million ft. of underground secondary cable per year and spend several million dollars annually on secondary underground cable repair costs. This Educational Program will focus on the topic of underground residential and commercial services and underground streetlight cables. Presentations from the cable manufacturers will cover the manufacture, design, materials and industry specifications covering secondary cables. Learn about the latest secondary cable design technologies and their potential benefits. Presentations from the utilities will focus on their experience with underground secondary cables and splices. The Educational Program will also feature a presentation on the results of a utility survey on secondary cables conducted specifically for the benefit of utilities attending this session. Learn more about the specifics of our program in the coming weeks. Updated 03/22/2005
 

New Member Orientation Immediate Past Chair, Ken Bow, will host a Guest/New Member Orientation session on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 4:45 pm at the Don Cesar. Its a great way to learn about the ICC, its history and its future. You'll meet some of the officers, learn about plans for the week and go away with a clearer vision of how you can be a part of the ICC and how the ICC can help you get your job done. Join us!
 
Mini-Expo The Spring meeting will feature a Mini-Expo for vendors to make table top displays of equipment and services related to the scope of the ICC. You can sign up for a table top display using the meeting Registration form. 
 
Hospitality Suites If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with the Spring 2005 meeting, be sure to see the Guideline page.
 
Spouse Activities Monday, April 18, 2005: The ladies and guest program will consist of a luncheon and a flower demonstration provided by the florist at the "Don". There will be the opportunity to make a flower arrangement that can be taken home by the participant. The luncheon will be a deli buffet to allow time for the demo. The starting time will be around 12:00pm. The cost will be $35.00.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005: An informal shopping tour will be arranged depending on the level of interest. The details will be forthcoming depending on the response to a survey taken at the meeting. A van will be provided and the cost of $20.00 will be adjusted downward depending on the number of people who respond positively.

Please let Judy Bow know by e-mail what your plans are to attend one or both activities. This will help our planning. E-mail address is kblecnslt@consultant.com.

Also, please note that the ladies program is open to guests such as relatives, friends and others attending the ICC meeting as a guest of a registered ICC participant. Updated 02/04/2005
 

Hotel Information Don CeSar - Updated 01/28/2005

As in previous years, the ICC meeting will be held at the Don CeSar. We will have negotiated special rates for ICC members and guests and hope to see you there.

Reservations:

  • Toll Free Number (800) 282-1116 (USA & Canada)
  • Hotel Phone Number (727) 360-1881
  • Hotel Fax Number (727) 363-5034
  • Website: http://www.doncesar.com/

ICC has a block of rooms at the Don Cesar starting on (TBA). If you would like to arrive prior to, or remain past the dates of the conference, The Don CeSar will respond to each of these requests on an individual basis. Please contact the reservations department for assistance. Also, for suite rates and availability, please contact the reservations department directly.

Cutoff Date for making guestrooms reservations is March 16th. Any reservation received after the cut-off date will be accepted at the discretion of the hotel and upon standard/run-of-house room availability at the published rate at the time of the reservation.

PARKING: Self-parking is included in the resort fee for overnight guests. Non-resort guest parking will be provided at a daily rate of $(TBA) per car per day.

Located on the island of St. Pete Beach, The Don CeSar Beach Resort & Spa – the legendary pink palace – commands a magnificent beachfront location and features 277 "newly-renovated," deluxe accommodations, including 45 suites and 2 penthouses. All rooms have a partial water view, remote control TV, ironing board and irons, mini bars, voice mail and 24-hour room service. The Luxury resort is revered internationally for its sprawling, white sand beach, historic ambiance, unparalleled dining and fabulous recreational facilities. The Spa includes a full fitness center, scheduled exercise classes and wet and dry treatment rooms.

Tradewinds - Updated 01/28/2005

As in previous years, the ICC meeting will be held at the Don CeSar. However, this year we will also utilize the TradeWinds (see Chairman Taylor's invitation above). The TradeWinds is located at 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.

Reservations:

If you would like to arrive prior to, or remain past the dates of the conference, The TradeWinds will respond to each of these requests on an individual basis.

Cutoff Date for making guestrooms reservations is March 16th. Any reservation received after the cut-off date will be accepted at the discretion of the hotel and upon standard/run-of-house room availability at the published rate at the time of the reservation.

PARKING: Parking is included. 

Located located on an 18-acre strand of sugar white St. Pete Beach directly on the Gulf of Mexico, Island Grand is the TradeWinds' classic, four-diamond, fun, family-friendly Florida beach resort; casual, yet crisp, with a hint of the island tropics.

Even indoors, guests are treated to tropical delights, such as this lush, 8,000 square foot garden atrium lined with two parallel rows of eight, 23-foot majestic palm trees, specially created for the TradeWinds Island Grand.

The Island Grand is known for its meandering waterways shaded by abundant vegetation and filled with white swans and Nile Perch. Guests can wind their way through the resort area via paddleboat.

Guest accommodations include 585 newly renovated guest rooms, 378 hotel and parlor rooms, 200 suites and 7 penthouse and hospitality suites. This includes 10 wheelchair accessible rooms.

Tourist Information Local information provided by the cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
 

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