TDW Convention 2019

¡Adelante Juntos! Forward Together!

February 22-24, 2019

Wyndham Garden Hotel and Conference Center

3401 South I-H 35, Austin TX

Run for TDW State Office:  If you are a member in good standing and aspire to a state officer position, please see the duties of each listed in our Bylaws and notify the Elections Committee of your intent to run no later than December 20, 2018.

Bylaws Amendments: TDW members and Chapters as well as the Bylaws and Policy Committee and the state Executive Board may propose amendments to TDW's Bylaws. Individual members need to obtain the signatures of at least 5 other members in good standing to send with their amendments. Please write amendments up as they are to be voted upon and send to the Bylaws and Policy Committee no later than December 20, 2018, so it can be published to the membership in time (60 days prior) for consideration at the Annual Meeting.

Silent Auction Items: Each TDW Chapter customarily brings at least one or two items to donate to the Convention Silent Auction, a really fun fundraiser that culminates Saturday night at the Gala Awards Dinner. Jewelry, political books, campaign memorabilia and other easy to pack and take home items are always hits. Be generous, be creative and plan ahead to bring something memorable to share.

ActBlue links with complete information on each facet of Convention are provided below for convenience in using a credit card to pay for various Convention activities. Please exercise care when utilizing ActBlue, as correcting mistakes is difficult and time-consuming. Convention registration and meal reservations are considered political donations to TDW and are not refundable. TDW receives the full contribution when paid by check, whereas ActBlue retains a percentage.

Links for each of the forms below go to specific separate pages where forms are available individually by clicking on their underlined title.

Star Awards: Each year at the Star Awards Luncheon, TDW members and Chapters honor those among us who have gone above and beyond in TDW-related activities. Download, fill out and send this form along with the $50 fee per person or Chapter to be honored, ASAP, as no materials can be accepted after the printer's pending deadline. Payment may also be submitted via ActBlue. Please be sure to provide the photo and other information required for inclusion in the Convention program.

TDW Statewide Awards:  Each year at the Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, TDW recognizes outstanding individuals for their contributions to Texas. Nominations must be submitted no later than December 30. For full information and to nominate someone for one of these prestigious awards, please download and send in this form.

Convention Sponsorships: Convention sponsorship packages afford various levels of recognition in Convention materials and privileged seating and hospitality at the Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday evening. For complete information, download this form. Payment may also be submitted via ActBlue. Please follow the directions to provide additional information requested regarding dinner guests, dietary restrictions, ad artwork, deadlines and TDW Finance Council memberships.

Convention Program Ads: For complete information, download this form. Payment may also be made via ActBlue. Please submit your ad artwork well ahead of the January 31 deadline.

Convention Registration:  Download, print out and complete this registration form and mail it in with your registration fee payment before January 31, 2019 to receive the Early Bird discount rate. One person per registration form. Registration fees and meal reservations are non-refundable. Convention registration can also be completed via ActBlue, but one must go through the hotel website to reserve a room.

Hotel Reservations:   Reservations may be made online at Discounted group rates of $105 for King or Double, $115 for Executive King; and $125 for Casita rooms and suites are available until January 31, 2019 (subject to 15% tax). Online, enter 02196702TE in the group code field to receive the discounted rate. Regular prices will apply after January 31.