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61st Annual Summer Training Institutes

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The International Brotherhood's 61st annual Summer Training Institute at The University of Wisconsin School for Workers will be held during the weeks of August 12-17, 2018 and August 19-24, 2018. Your lodge is encouraged to send officers, stewards, and other local lodge leaders to this year's institutes.

The Basic Institute will be held August 12-17, 2018 at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin and the Advanced Institute will be held August 19-24, 2018 at the Lowell/Pyle Center on the University of Wisconsin - Extension Campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

In addition to lodge officers and stewards, other leaders who may benefit from attendance include members of the negotiating, safety, and health committees. For more information regarding the program, please visit schoolforworkers.uwex.edu and/or call Madison Everson at 618-258-0050. The registration fee for the Basic Institute is $1,278.00 per person for a double occupancy room and $1,533.00 for a single occupancy room. The registration fee for the Advanced Institute is $1,112.00 per person for a double occupancy room and $1,400.00 for a single occupancy room. The cost of registration covers lodging from Sunday - Thursday evening. The registration fee covers dinner Sunday evening, tuition, lodging, and parking. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be included Monday - Thursday. For those whose travel needs require them to arrive early or stay after the sessions have ended, extra nights are $122.00 for Basic and $115.00 for Advanced with a $10.00 per day parking fee. The registration fee on its own, without lodging or parking would be the commuter cost of $873.00 for Basic and $775.00 for Advanced.

The registration deadline is July 12. 2018. Participant expenses, including transportation, lost-time wages, registration, and other authorized costs are the responsibility of the local lodge or participant. Expenditure of local lodge funds to send representatives to this program, if done in accordance with the International Brotherhood Constitution and Local Lodge By-Laws, should be submitted for approval by the International President.

Please bring the 2018 Summer Basic and Advanced Training Institutes to the attention of your members at your upcoming meetings and select participants to attend at the earliest possible date.

Additional information on travel and facilities will be forwarded directly to registrants.

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