Operator Meeting


ANNUAL OPERATORS RETREAT

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, Pigeon Forge          
February 11-13, 2018

 

Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 10 Abingdon Pre-meeting event

(Please complete the registration form for this event along with the Operator Retreat registration form.)

Sunday, February 11

11:30 – 5:30  Registration

12:00 – 2:00  Board Meeting

(Lunch included for board members and others who arrive to attend the board meeting.)

2:15 – 5:30  Education Sessions

2:15 – 3:30  Tabletop Demonstration: Security Risk Assessment                                                                                     
Moderator:  Morgan Brown

3:45 – 4:15  Operator Roundtable Discussion
Moderator:  Dominic Usher

4:30 – 5:30  Test Your Knowledge: Motorcoach Jeopardy                       
Moderator: Tim O’Bryan

6:00  Leave for tour of the new Alcatraz East museum                 

7:15  Dinner at Timberwood Grill at The Island
After dinner, explore The Island (ride the Wheel, shop, and play)

Transportation provided by Quick’s Bus Company

After event  Hospitality Suite will be open.
Variety of card games and board games

 

Monday, February 12

7:30 – 8:30  Breakfast

8:30 – 5:00  Registration                                                                         

9:00 – 11:15  Education Sessions

9:00 – 10:00  Emergency Evacuation by Motorcoach: What’s Involved and more!
Presenter: Louise Reece, Director, Business Initiative and Partnerships
Transportation Management Services

10:15 –11:15  FMCSA Update                      
Presenter: Craig Feister, FMCSA Administrator – Virginia Division

11:30 – 12:15  Lunch

12:15 – 12:30  Special Called Meeting for all Operator Members to Elect Director
Presiding: Brian Sours, President
Election: Dominic Usher, Chairman, Nominating Committee

12:45 – 2:00  Education Session
Coach Specific Presentation: Detroit Diesel, Allison, and Cummins

2:30  Board Coach

3:00 – 4:30  VMA Golf Tournament at Crave!                         

4:45  Board Coach

5:15  Dinner and show at Hatfields & McCoys
Transportation provided by Quicks Bus Company

After Event:  Hospitality Suite will be open.
Variety of card games and board games

Tuesday, February 13                                        

7:45 – 8:45  Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30  Education Session
Legislative and Government Affairs Basics: A Panel Discussion
Panelists:  Andrew Newhart, American Bus Association                                              
Ken Presley, United Motorcoach Association          
Operator Member to be determined

10:30 – 10:45  Wrap Up/Evaluation/Adjourn
Presiding: Brian Sours, VMA President