Providence 2015


Providence, Rhode Island
July 13-15, 2015

Host hotel: Omni Providence SOLD OUT
1 West Exchange St.
Providence, RI 02903

Rate: Rates valid Thursday, July 9, through
Sunday, July 19, based upon availability.
Single/double ($155), plus state and local

Telephone numbers:

Hotel: (401) 598-8000
Toll-free reservations: (800) 843-6664
Reservation code is SMART

Parking: Valet parking: $28;
Self park: $18

Providence information:
Go Providence

Car rental information:
Rent from Avis online or call
(800) 331-1600. SMART discount number
is D150699.

Overflow hotel: Providence Biltmore SOLD OUT
11 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI 02903

Rate: Rates valid Thursday, July 9, through
Sunday, July 19, based upon availability.
Single/double ($149), plus state and local

Telephone numbers:

Hotel: (401) 421-0700
Toll-free reservations: (800) 294-7709
Reservation code is SMART

Parking: $28.

SMART meeting online registration:
Register online (credit card only)

SMART meeting registration:
Mail-in form (check, credit card or money order)

Meeting agenda: Providence

Rooms at other area hotels may still be available.

Airline discounts

United Airlines
United Airlines offers discounts off published fares up to 10 percent or zone fares for the Providence, R.I., regional meeting. Call your travel professional or United at (800) 426-1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code (ZUJX) and Agreement Code (982191). There will be a $25 service fee collected, per ticket, for all tickets issued through United Airlines ticketing facility. Or, save an additional three percent by booking your own reservations at Choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts by inserting the Z Code and Agreement Code in the Offer Code box, without a space between the two codes (ZUJX982191).

Golf TournamentUTU Golf Outting; Golf Outting; Golfer

The Providence regional meeting golf tournament will be held Sunday, July 12, at Cranston Country Club in Cranston, R.I. Phone (401) 826-1683. It will be a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $80 per person, which includes greens fees for 18 holes of golf, half a cart, range balls and prizes. Space is limited; first come, first served. Bus transportation to the club will leave the host hotels at 6:30 a.m.



Sunday, July 12
Taste of Rhode Island/Independence Trail


This is a progressive tour of some of Providence’s favorite lunch spots! On this culinary adventure you will enjoy fantastic and unique local cuisine! Upon your successful completion of this tour, you will be unofficially sworn in as a true Rhode Islander! It will followed by a three-mile walking tour covering hundreds of years of history.




Monday, July 13
Newport and the Islands

NewportJoin fellow attendees for this fantastic full-day excursion to one of the most famous seaport towns in America! On this trip you will receive a tour and tasting at a farm whose homemade ice cream has been called the best in New England by Yankee magazine, a narrated driving tour of Newport’s famous sights with stops for pictures along the way, and a visit to the third oldest lighthouse in America on the grounds of one of Rhode Island‘s most scenic state parks! In the middle of the day, you will be given two hours of free time during which you can stroll on the Cliff Walk, or tour one of Newport’s breathtaking mansions, or take a lovely cruise on Narragansett Bay, or enjoy shopping and exploring along Newport’s acclaimed Brick Market Place. You will thoroughly enjoy this day in one of Rhode Island’s most special places!

Training the Local Workshop Documents

Information website handout

Local by-law template

Meeting format and checklist

Pertinent constitutional article reference sheet

Budget considerations

“Training the Local” Powerpoint presentation

“LC Basic Training” Powerpoint presentation