Our 2019 Women’s Spring Conference will be meeting at the Courtyard New Orleans Covington/Mandeville (101 Northpark Blvd., Covington, LA 70433; (985) 871-0244). Located off I-12, this hotel provides easy access to some of the area's best attractions. Relax in the spacious accommodations boasting stylish décor. Each room offers free Wi-Fi, premium cable, flat-panel TVs and plush bedding. Complimentary hot breakfast including scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, assorted pastries and breakfast breads will be served in the meeting room on Saturday morning.
On Friday, we will begin with lunch at White’s Seafood and Steakhouse, with the best seafood buffet you’ve never heard of, they’ve been serving great food to the north shore and surrounding area for over 20 years! Our first tour will be at Iverstine Farms, a family owned and operated farm located in the rolling hills of St. Helena Parish in Kentwood, LA. The Iverstines number one mission is to build healthy topsoil on their farm. They raise all of their animals on pasture using Managed Intensive Rotational Grazing, which allows them to raise animals as close to their natural environment as possible. Our final tour will take place at Liuzza Land, a family farm operation that has been providing fresh fruits and vegetables all over Louisiana for five generations. Following the tour at Liuzza Land we will enjoy a delicious dinner at The Greenery at Liuzza Farms. Saturday morning we will have a dynamic guest speaker. A tentative agenda is attached.
Rates for this conference are $250 (single occupancy) and $175 (double, triple, quadruple occupancy). This fee includes lodging, transportation, tours, and meals. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8! Registration for this event, and future events, will now be done online. You may register attendees for your parish at https://wlcspringconference19.eventbrite.com/. In order to prevent incurring fees, we have listed the event as free. You will notice that single and multiple occupancy costs are listed separately within that section. Therefore, you will not process payment via Eventbrite registration and instead send payment to the State Office just as it has been done in the past.
Please feel free to contact Megan Gravois at firstname.lastname@example.org, (225) 922-6213 or Niki Clarke at email@example.com, 225-922-6314 with any questions that you may have. We look forward to seeing all of you in March!
Friday, March 1
10:00 am-11:00 am: Registration – Courtyard New Orleans Covington/Mandeville
11:15 am: Bus departs from hotel
12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch: White’s Seafood and Steakhouse
Fried Shrimp, Fried Fish, Chicken Tenders, French Fries, Hush Puppies, Fried Pickles, Coleslaw, Green Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Homemade Yeast Rolls, Salad Bar and Bread Pudding for dessert.
2:15 pm: Iverstine Farms
Iverstine Farms raises their animals on pasture using Managed Intensive Rotational Grazing which allows the animals to be raised as close to their natural environment as possible.
4:00 pm: Liuzza Land
Liuzza Produce Farm has been providing fresh fruits and vegetables all over Louisiana for five generations. The farm currently owns and operates approximately 500 acres of produce.
5:00 pm: Dinner at The Greenery at Liuzza Farms
Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Fried Catfish, Home Style Green Beans, Baked Macaroni with Aged Cheddar Cheese, Caesar Salad, Mini Meatballs, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding for dessert.
8:00 pm: Board Bus for Hotel
Saturday, March 2
7:00 am-8:00 am: Breakfast: Courtyard New Orleans Covington/Mandeville
Scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, selection of breakfast cereals, assorted pastries & breakfast breads. Chilled orange juice, milk, freshly brewed coffee and assorted hot teas.
8:00 am: Welcome, Prayer & Pledge