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Enjoy shopping or just strolling at Kansas City’s lovely Country Club Plaza.

2009 Governing Board

Kansas City here we come

Join your fellow USPS members as we head to wonderful Kansas City, Mo., for the 2009 USPS Governing Board Meeting. In Kansas City, you'll find everything from jazz to juicy barbecue. So clear your calendar for the second week of September and join the fun.

Getting There & Getting around

When flying in to Kansas City for the 2009 USPS Governing Board from 9 to 13 Sept., you can take the SuperShuttle to the Hyatt for the USPS rate of $29 round trip. Hotel self-parking is $8 a day for USPS members.

Museums galore

Kansas City has an abundance of art galleries and museums. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which has the world’s third-largest oriental art collection, also hosts a large Thomas Hart Benton collection. Admission is free, but the museum does charge for parking.

The Toy & Miniature Museum has a huge collection of toys, including more than 100 antique dollhouses with furnishings, cast iron and tin toys, and trains. At the Steamboat Arabia Museum you’ll find more than 200 tons of artifacts from the sunken steamboat. The American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine is just a short bus or taxi ride from the hotel.

A recent addition to Kansas City, the National World War I Museum under the Liberty Memorial should not be missed. Union Station, which is connected to the Hyatt by a series of covered walkways, has a huge display of working model trains as well as the Irish Museum and various changing attractions in its large halls.

You should definitely find time to visit the Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Mo. You can also visit the Truman Home while you’re in Independence.

Shop ’til you drop

You’ll find shopping within easy reach at the Crown Center, which is connected to the hotel by covered, climate-controlled walkways that are also handicapped accessible.

Another prime shopping and dining area, Country Club Plaza has more than 180 shops and restaurants, so you’ll be certain to find something of interest. Even if you’re not in the buying mood, take a stroll and enjoy the artwork, fountains, sculptures and mosaics.

Go Irish

Come early and attend the famous Kansas City Irish Fest from 4 to 6 Sept. at the Crown Center Square located between the Hyatt and Westin hotels. Festival admission is $10 a day.

Dine with friends

Start your day on a high note by attending the USPS Continental Breakfast Buffet from 0600 to 0900 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Reserve your room

Our meeting hotel is the Hyatt Regency Crown Center at 2345 McGee St. Reserve online or call 800-233-1234; be sure to request the Power Squadrons rate of $124 a night.

Dress Code

Sunday–Tuesday, 6–8 Sept. 2009

USPS casual or other appropriate attire.

Wednesday–Thursday, 9–10 Sept.

USPS polo or other appropriate attire.

Friday, 11 Sept.

USPS polo or dress shirt and tie with blazer or other appropriate attire.

Saturday, 12 Sept.

Daytime

Uniform F. Men: Regulation long-sleeved white shirt with black four-in-hand tie; regulation black uniform trousers; black belt (if worn); black socks; black shoes; cap or other appropriate attire. Ladies: Regulation long-sleeved white shirt; black skirt or slacks; black crossover tie; black shoes; cap; black purse (if carried) or other appropriate attire.

Evening

USPS blazer, gray slacks, white shirt and tie or other appropriate attire. Uniforms