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2014 ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION SCHEDULED

The 16th Annual Session of the National Silver Haired Congress will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA, Thursday–Sunday August 7-10, 2014. The Session will begin with a Board meeting from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and a meeting of LIC Chairs and Vice Chairs immediately following. It will conclude with Dinner and State Night followed by the Closing Session on Sunday evening, August 10. Detailed information will be posted at this site as soon as it is available and sent to membership.

Registration at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel should be made as soon as possible and no later than July 7, 2014. Please contact the Hotel at 877 783 8258 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am – 6:00 pm or call 24 hours Toll free at 1-800-445-8667. Use Code NSH for our special rate of $99.00 per night plus taxes (approximately $112.00 per night total). The following website can be used for hotel registration: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCAAHHF-NSH-20140806/index.jhtml Hotel cutoff date is July 7, 2014. Any reservations after this date may be considerably higher, if available.

Early Bird Registration for this very important meeting will be $360 for members and $260 for guests and the deadline for Early Bird is July 1, 2014. After that date, Registration fees will be $410 for members and $310 for guests.

Cancellation deadline for all delegates and guests is July 16, 2014. There will be a $50 cancellation fee for each individual written or emailed cancellation received up to July 16, 2014. Any cancellations received after July 16 will not be refunded.

Registration packet will be furnished to all NSHC members within the next 3 weeks.

Resolutions to be considered will be received until July 7. Please email the resolutions to Pat J Porter, NSHC Operations, at nshcpat@gmail.com following the form we have used in the past. If further information is needed about the format, please contact Pat.

Committee assignments will be made by Dallas Knudson, Silver Senate President, and Charlynne Elliott, Speaker of the Silver House.

This organization continues to offer great potential in representing senior interests in Washington. That potential becomes even greater and more important as the senior population rapidly grows.

The timing of this event should also be favorable. Significant issues are currently being discussed by Presidential candidates. There are changes afoot that could greatly affect senior citizens. That’s why it is more important than ever for the NSHC to remain active, to grow in membership, and to do our best to communicate senior interests to Congress and the Administration. To that end, please commit yourself to the extent you are able to remain active in the NSHC.

The National Silver Haired Congress is a non-partisan, non-profit, grassroots organization of older Americans (age 60+) recognized and encouraged by a Joint Resolution of the US Congress in 1994. The National Silver Haired Congress is similar in organization (maximum of 100 senators and 435 representatives) and employs procedures comparable to those used by the US Congress. The National Silver Haired Congress provides information from seniors across the country to the Congress to help inform them of the common needs of seniors across the country.
 
Call for Aging Issues or Concerns

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NSHC Vision, Mission and Goals

VISION: To be an effective, non-partisan and independent national grassroots organization helping America�s seniors improve their independence and quality of life,
through education and advocacy

MISSION: To provide an educational opportunity and advocacy forum for older Americans to make recommendations on federal aging priorities and legislation to the US

GOALS:

Membership: To establish delegations in at least 35 states; to have paid membership of minimum of 225

Finance: To develop 2-year self-sustaining financial plan and budget

Communications: To use and promote website, quarterly newsletter, and news releases; to make contact with every member of US Congress

Advocacy: To form an advocacy team to focus, educate and train entire organization on implementing NSHC�s Number One Resolution

Administration: To evaluate organization and policies; to identify major strengths/problems by member survey; to take action to reach goals and develop strategic plan