NEA RA 2015:  Resources for Hawaii Delegates

Friendly Reminders for Hawaii Delegates:

Aloha,

The weather in Orlando is expected to be hot and humid with temperatures between 90 and 100 degrees, and lows between 75 and 80. Late afternoon showers are common during this time of the year.
More weather information is available at: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/USFL0372:1:US

Please don’t forget to pack your telephone charger, umbrella, medication(s), glasses, walking shoes, and a sweater or light jacket because the Convention Center can be cool.  The temperature inside the Convention Center will probably be around 70-75 degrees, but that 70 will likely feel like 60 if you are sitting for long periods of time, coming in from outside, or wearing clothes that keep you comfortable when it is 90-100 degrees outside.

Please plan to pack clothes that are varied and lightweight, and that can be layered effectively for maximum warmth in the building. Allow yourself the option of closed shoes and/or socks, as well as something to cover your arms and shoulders. For some, fingerless gloves, sweaters, and shawls (and maybe hoodies) might even make sense.

Mahalo for representing Hawaii at the NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly.

NEA Delegate Communication

Read about special sessions and offers for delegates.
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Your Insider’s Guide to the NEA Representative Assembly (RA)
June 26 - July 6, 2015, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
(Updated June 27, 2016)


FINAL>>> Business from the Representative Assembly, July 3-6, 2015
Full coverage of new business items, amendments, resolutions and other items considered during the 2015 Representative Assembly.

Bulletins and Reminders for Delegates:

Read Bulletin 1
Read Bulletin 2
Read Bulletin 3
Read Bulletin 4
Read

Delegates share their experiences HERE>>>

See pictures from the Hawaii Caucus HERE>>>
(July 1, 2015)


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Resources for Delegates

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Read important SAFETY information for delegates HERE » (pdf)


Welcome Hawaii Delegates

Double Tree by Hilton Lake Buena Vista
Address: 2305 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830
Phone:(407) 934-1000

Read about hotel amenities and services HERE>>>

Hotel Dining Information HERE>>>
CLICK HERE for Downtown Disney Dining Information
Walk to Downtown Disney from the Double Tree or take the complimentary shuttle from 6:00 p.m.
Complimentary, continuous transportation to and from all Disney Theme Parks & Downtown Disney® Area.
Local Guide for Restaurants around the Double Tree » (pdf)

Other Hotel Amenities:

Laundry - 7th floor, coin / credit card operated washers and dryers
Fitness Center 24/7
Pool Hours - 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Towels provided poolside.

Transportation Options

Read AIR AND TRAVEL TIPS » (pdf)

*Taxi Service from the Hawaii Delegation Hotel
The Double Tree uses City One Express taxi (407) 509-6488.  City One offers a complimentary grocery store stop.

Taxi fare to/from Orlando’s airport is about $55 plus tip depending on traffic.  When feasible, share a taxi with colleagues to save or use a discounted shuttle service.
Allow 30 minutes or more travel time and allow additional travel time on July 7th or whenever you return as security lines can be very long and slow-moving with so many strollers, car seats that have to be inspected by the TSA agents.

*Budget Rent a Car has a desk in the hotel lobby and some cars on site. Ask them for the best employee rate.
*Super Shuttle (800) 254-3826.  An online booking discount is available.
*Mears Shuttle (800) 759-5219.  Mears provides an ONLINE NEA DISCOUNT.

THINGS TO DO AND SEE


International Drive information
International Drive Dining
International Drive Shopping

I-Ride Trolley Information
Public Transportation Resources

ACCESS Logo

Hawaii members ACCESS savings in Orlando » (pdf)

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Visit Orlando

Information just for NEA Delegates is provided on the NEA Web site
Find maps, airport information, tourist attractions, special discounts for delegates.

Information about Orlando HERE>>>

Walt Disney World: Read about DISCOUNT TICKETS HERE>>>
*A Disney Store in our delegation’s hotel lobby sells tickets.
*A service charge is added to tickets from the concierge.

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Frequently asked member questions


Star Spangled July Fourth Events in Orlando

 

Future NEA Annual Meeting Locations:
2016 – July 3–July 8 – Washington, DC
2017 – June 30–July 5 – Boston, MA
2018 – June 30–July 5 – Minneapolis, MN
2019 – July 2–July 7 – Houston, TX
Read more about NEA RA Annual Meeting Locations.