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Academy Annual Meeting

An Annual Meeting is held in May or June each year where Fellows and their spouses/guests gather to attend programs and networking activities.

Academy 2022 Annual Meeting

June 8-10
Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Academy Chairman David Hardt invites you to visit the city of Coeur d'Alene, located in beautiful northern Idaho, for the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Electrical Contracting.

Register for the meeting before May 5, 2022. Prices increase on May 6, 2022! Choose from various optional activities to add to your itinerary such as venue tours or golf.

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Coeur d'Alene Resort

Schedule

Wednesday, June 8th

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.Meeting Registration
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Wine Tasting with Guest Sommelier Barb Parkes (optional - see details below)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.Reception/Dinner - Hagadone Event Center
 The Hagadone Event Center offers spectacular views of the Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Floating Green at the resort golf course. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., Fellows and guests will gather for drinks and hors d’oeuvres and at 7:00 p.m., a fabulous buffet dinner will be served.

 

Thursday, June 9th

7:30 - 10:15 a.m.Jury of Fellows (invite only)
7:30 - 10:30 a.m.Working Group Breakfast / Program
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.Visit to the Hagadone Gardens (spouse/guest program – see details below)
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Board of Directors Meeting (invite only)
Afternoon Free Time – Optional Activities/Tours (must register, see details below)
  • Golf: 11:50 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)
  • Historical Tour of Coeur d’Alene: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)
  • Crystal Gold Mine: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.Formal Reception
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.Formal (Black Tie) Dinner and Dance

 

Friday, June 10th

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.General Meeting
 Business Meeting & Presentation of Academy Papers
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.Coffee Break
 Spouses/Guests are encouraged to join the group for Coffee and Speaker
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.General Meeting continues
 Guest Speaker, Roy Spence
Afternoon Free Time – Optional Activities/Tours (must register, see details below)
  • Golf: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)
  • Historical Tour of Coeur d’Alene: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Lunch included or on their own?  (Lunch will be provided)
  • Idaho Firearms Experience: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lunch included or on their own?  (Lunch on own)
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.Reception - Lakeview Terrace
 There will be a reception on the Lakeview Terrace from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. providing plenty of time to get together with your friends prior to dinner.
EveningFriday Dinner with Friends - Coeur d'Alene Surrounding Area

 

Optional Activities

Wednesday, June 8th

 

Wine Tasting with Guest Sommelier Barb Parkes – 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Experience wine in its natural context, with food, laughter, and fun! Spend an hour with the Coeur d’Alene’s Sommelier and special guest Sommelier, our very own Barb Parkes – touring their famous wine cellar and tasting wine.
$80 per person (includes tour, wine and baguettes with fruits and cheeses)

 

 

Thursday, June 9th

Spouse/Guest Program: Light Breakfast and Garden Tour
Visit to the Hagadone Gardens – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Visit to the Hagadone Gardens
The Spouse/Guest program will feature the Casco Bay Garden Tour which includes a boat cruise across Lake Coeur d’Alene for transportation. The Hagadone gardens are in a beautiful setting on Casco Bay, with a breathtaking view of the lake. Known as the largest, privately-owned gardens in the Pacific Northwest, more than 300,000 plants, flowers habitat there. 12 acres of plush lawns, impeccable landscaping, enchanting water features and diverse flora are housed in the Hagadone gardens. A light breakfast will be served during the boat cruise on the Mish-an-Nock (an Indian word meaning “Morning Star”) on the way to the gardens.

Golf at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course - The Floating Green – 11:50 A.M. to 4:00 p.m.
This is, quite simply, a golf experience like no other. Individual t-times start at 11:30 a.m.
$225 per person (includes a box lunch and caddy gratuities) / Golf Clubs $68 per person

Historical Tour of Coeur d’Alene “The City by the Lake” – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 P.M.
Discover the rich history and scenic beauty of Coeur d’Alene. Start with a visit to the Museum of North Idaho which takes you on a visual journey from Coeur d'Alene's humble beginnings as the home of Fort Sherman, to its fast rise in the lumber industry and the beautiful destination it is today. The museum is home to the area's most incredible and extensive photographic archive that depicts the history of Fort Sherman and the Coeur d'Alene Lake. You will witness the areas early homes and landmarks, including Fort Sherman Chapel built in 1880.
$80 per person (includes guide and museum admission) Handicap options available. Lunch will be provided.

Crystal Gold Mine Tour  – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Discovered by Tom Irwin in 1879 and then abandoned for almost 110 years, this gold mine is a site to see.  Original gold mining equipment left by Tom himself shows the way gold was mined over a century ago.  View the beautiful smithsonite crystals that have formed on the walls.  Gold and wire silver, still attached to the quartz vein, are marked out for everyone to see and enjoy.
$125 per person; 10 people minimum (includes transportation and guide). Lunch will be provided.

 

Friday, June 10th

Golf at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course - The Floating Green – 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 p.m.
This is, quite simply, a golf experience like no other. Individual t-times starting at 12:00 P.M.
$225 per person (includes a box lunch and caddy gratuities) / Golf Clubs $68 per person

Historical Tour of Coeur d’Alene “The City by the Lake” – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 P.M.
Discover the rich history and scenic beauty of Coeur d’Alene. Start with a visit to the Museum of North Idaho which takes you on a visual journey from Coeur d'Alene's humble beginnings as the home of Fort Sherman, to its fast rise in the lumber industry and the beautiful destination it is today. The museum is home to the area's most incredible and extensive photographic archive that depicts the history of Fort Sherman and the Coeur d'Alene Lake. You will witness the areas early homes and landmarks, including Fort Sherman Chapel built in 1880.
$80 per person (includes guide and museum admission) Handicap options available. Lunch will be provided.

Idaho Firearms Experience – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Established in 1989 in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game, Fernan Rod & Gun Club is a family-orientated member-owned range, encouraging family participation in matches and activities. Shoot at a variety of targets with a variety of guns, from pistols to rifles to shotguns.
$199 per person; 3 hours (includes transportation, guns, ammo, targets, safety officer). Lunch on own

 

Getting There

Coeur d’Alene (pronounced core-da-lane) is a city in northwest Idaho. Surrounded by over 55 lakes left behind by the glaciers from the ice age, Lake Coeur d’Alene is the most scenic and activity-filled.

Find out why Coeur d’Alene is known as the playground of the Pacific Northwest. Lake Coeur d’Alene offers parks, beaches and trails with over 135 miles of shoreline and is one of the great wildlife spectacles in the region.

Traveling by Air

The Coeur d'Alene Resort is located 40 minutes east of the Spokane International Airport, offering nonstop or one-stop access from most major US and Canadian cities. The Coeur d’Alene Air Terminal is available for corporate and private aircraft.

The Coeur d’Alene does provide airport transportation via a shuttle service. It is $50 one way or $79 round trip per person. Please give them 48 hours’ notice in order to book the shuttle. Call (855) 379-5478 to make a reservation. Click here to complete your reservation online https://www.cdaresort.com/resort/travel-tools/transportation.

Traveling by Car

The Coeur d'Alene Resort is easy to reach by automobile via Interstate 90 (Exit 11) or Highway 95 (Northwest Blvd). From the exit, follow the directions to downtown and watch for the Resort on your right.

Resort Parking Garage:

  • Valet Parking: $23 per night
  • Self-Parking: $19 per night

 

About the Hotel

Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The Coeur d'Alene Resort is a world-renowned destination for vacation, business, romance and fun, overlooking a stunning alpine lake in a quaint, friendly downtown lakeside atmosphere of Coeur d'Alene Idaho.

Play the world's only Floating Green, escape to the Spa or lounge by the infinity pool. This resort will make your stay a memorable and magical experience. The service team is renowned for heartfelt hospitality and attention to every detail. The lakefront and lake view rooms and suites have been engineered inside and out with comfort in mind.

Coeur d'Alene Resort logo

All rooms feature superior soundproofing, individual ventilation units, elevated beds, sofas, spacious bathrooms, widescreen ultra HD television displays, media players, USB charging outlets, high-speed internet access, and reading chairs. Each room is designed to maximize the spectacular views of Lake Coeur d'Alene and surrounding mountains while providing guests with an upscale residential atmosphere.

NOTE: Hotel Reservations can be made at the conclusion of your event registration, look for the prompt "Hotel Reservations" once successfully registered.

The Coeur d'Alene Resort offers Academy Fellows a choice of the following rooms & rates (single or double):

  • Park Tower Double: $279.00/night
    Newly Renovated, Well Appointed Mid-Sized Accommodation with No Views and 2 Two Double beds.
  • Lake Tower City View King: $329.00/night
    The Popular Signature Accommodation, Newly Renovated with City & Mountain Views
  • Room rates are subject to 8% State & Lodging Tax and a 5% Surcharge.

FOR RESERVATIONS
Make your hotel reservation by phone or online:

  • Call (855) 703-4648 to receive our guaranteed rate; be sure to mention our group code which is NECA22.
  • Click here to complete your hotel reservation online
  • May 5 is the cut-off date for hotel reservations (after which rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed)
  • Check-In Time: 4:00 p.m. | Check-Out Time: 11:00 a.m.

 

Hotel Policies:

  • Cancellation Policy: Attendees may cancel their hotel reservation up to 7-days prior to 4p.m. on the day of arrival (local hotel time) to avoid penalty charges or forfeiture of deposit.
  • Deposit: A credit card deposit equal to one night's room and tax is required at the time of reservation.
  • Free high-speed internet is complimentary.

 

 

Additional Information & Policies

2022 Registration Fee Breakdown:

  • Early Registration (through May 5) = $750 per person
  • Late Registration (after May 5) = $800 per person
  • Cancellation Fee (after June 1st) = $150

 

The Registration Fee includes the cost of food & beverage for the following Academy events:

  • Opening Reception on Wednesday evening
  • Reception and Formal Dinner on Thursday evening
  • Breakfast on Friday morning (Fellows & Guests)
  • Coffee, etc. on Thursday and Friday mornings

 

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