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District 12

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USPS District 12 Spring Conference
77th Change of Watch

 March 24, 2018

Riverside Banquet Facility, 13 Port St, Hudson, MA

All USPS hands are invited to attend the District 12 Spring Conference & Change of Watch.

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This year's Spring Conference will be held at the Riverview Banquet Facility in Hudson, MA.

The morning agenda includes the Operations Training (OT in 3). Fire Extinguisher training and USPS Instructor Re-Certification.

We will have coffee, tea, and pastries for the morning registration and a hot lunch at the Riverview facility

During the afternoon session, our guest speaker, John L Busch,author and historian will make a multimedia presentation Building the "First" Steamship in History. Also the USPS Chief Commander Gary Cheney's representative R/C Ralph Bernard, AP will give us an update from the National perspective.

Registration Fee for the Conference is $39.00 which includes continental breakfast and lunch. See below for payment details.

For Saturday evening after the Spring Conference and COW, we will be dining at Sofia Ristorante in Hudson (pay on your own).

Sofia Ristorante
158 Main St
Hudson, MA 01749
Tel # (978) 562-1221

Dress Code: Uniform of the Day is USPS Uniform A or appropriate attire.

Conference Agenda

Time Event
0830- 0900 Spring Conference Registration, Morning coffee and pastries, Pavilion Room
0900-1145 Instructor Recertification, Pavilion Room OR
  Operations Training, Sea Room, main building OR
0915- Fire Extinguisher Training at the rear of Pavilion Room
1145-1200 Call to Order - D/C Richard Terry, SN  Pavilion Room
1200-1245 Lunch Riverview Restaurant, Main Building
  Afternoon activities in the Pavilion
1245-1330 Guest Speaker John L Busch Building the "First" Steamship in History
1330-1345 Awards
1345-1430 Chief Commander’s Message – R/C Ralph A. Bernard, Chair, National Rules Committee
1430-1515 Council Meeting, with reports
1515-1600 77th District 12 Change of Watch
1600 Adjourn
1715-1900 Dinner - Sofia Ristorante, Hudson

Dress Code: Uniform of the Day is USPS Uniform A or appropriate attire.


Registration and payment for the conference should be completed prior to March 15.

Fire Extinguisher training is limited to first 15 registrants.

To register, please complete the entries below and then click "submit":

Personal Info:
Training Sessions
I plan on attending: Instructor Recertification
  Operations Training
  Fire Extinguisher Training
  No Training Session
I plan on joining the group for dinner at Sofia Ristorante
I will pay: On-line via PayPal      By check


Conference registration is $39 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Dinner is on a pay on your own basis. To pay on-line, make your selection below for conference, then "View Cart" to pay using PayPal. You can also adjust the number of people on the PayPal screen.

Conference Registration   $39/person  
Number attending:



If you wish to pay by check, make your check payable to District 12 and mail to:

Stf/C Barbara Herrmann
17 Winchester Road
Newton, MA 02458


For members who desire accommodations:
Holiday Inn Express
121 Coolidge St
Hudson, MA 01749

Reservations: 978-562-1001

The Holiday Inn Express is about 1.3 miles away from the Riverview Banquet Facility.The rate for USPS members is $99.00/night plus applicable state tax. Mention United States Power Squadron for group rate. Block of rooms at $99.00 + tax. Must book reservation by 10 March 2018