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2017 TAUC Leadership Conference

Tuesday, May 9 - Friday, May 12, 2017
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
1260 Channel Drive [map]
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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The Association of Union Constructors is pleased to present the 2017 TAUC Leadership Conference. The leadership conference will be held from May 9-12, 2017 at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara located at 1260 Channel Drive in Santa Barbara, CA 93108.

We encourage our members and affiliates to attend this year's conference to take advantage of the network opportunity.

As the national trade association for the union construction industry, TAUC strives to create and deliver events that capture the energy of the dynamic union construction market and offer necessary opportunities for union contractors, industrial business owners and union representatives to learn and network with fellow union construction professionals. TAUC events are a means of advancing the union construction industry's collective interests in labor relations, education, safety and health, and work opportunities.

If you've never attended a TAUC Leadership Conference before, you can expect a full roster of high-quality speakers as well as numerous networking opportunities -- gourmet meals, a gala reception and dance, to name just a few. The conference also hosts the James J. Willis Craftsperson of the Year and Thomas J. Reynolds Safety Awards presentations, two of the industry's most prestigious award programs.

The 2017 TAUC Annual Union-Made Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 11th at the Sandpiper Golf Course located at 7925 Hollister Avenue in Santa Barbara, CA 93117. The telephone number is (805) 968-1541. Sandpiper Golf Course is a 20 minute drive from the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. The golf tournament has been designed to allow participants to enjoy the day while displaying their varied golfing skills. All ladies and gentlemen registered for TAUC's Leadership Conference are eligible to enter the tournament and compete for prizes. TAUC's Golf Committee has elected to play a scramble format.

1. The entry for the 2017 TAUC Union-Made Golf Tournament is $195.00 per person, which includes green fees, cart fees, refreshments and a boxed lunch.

2. The Golf Committee will assign all foursomes. Since we will be allowed a "shotgun" start at 12:30 pm SHARP, it is extremely important that all participants be at the course no later than 30 minutes prior to tee-off. Players need to check in at the Pro Shop to locate their assigned foursomes.

3. The Sandpiper Golf Club is a 18-hole championship course. An Inspiring combination of challenge and beauty as championship golf brings you to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. With breathtaking ocean and mountain views from every hole, Sandpiper is truly a memorable experience.

The championship golf course at Sandpiper has been rated by Golf Digest in the top twenty-five public golf courses in California and top 100 public courses in the Country. It was designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1972 featuring beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens in a seaside links style layout. Sandpiper's dynamic design attracts players of all skill levels including players of the highest caliber.

Measuring over 7000 yards, with championship rating of 75.1, Sandpiper has challenged the abilities of the PGA and LPGA players alike, playing host to several professional tournaments including: The PGA Tour Tournament Players Series, The LPGA Tour Santa Barbara Women's Open, and the prestigious final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying school.

Sandpiper combines a traditional championship golf and spectacular surroundings to provide our guests with something much more than a round of golf.

4. Prizes will be awarded to members of the winning foursome, 1st and 2nd runner-up foursomes and most honest foursome. In the event of a tie, scorecards will be compared as in match play, starting with a randomly selected hole. Individual prizes will also be awarded for various skills competitions.

5. Rental clubs are available for $80.00 plus tax. Golfers are responsible for their own rental club payments and golf shop merchandise.

Please join us in Santa Barbara, CA for the 2017 TAUC Leadership Conference!

The registration deadline is April 11, 2017.

TAUC Governing Members

TAUC Local Employer Organization Members

TAUC Affiliate Members

TAUC Regular Members



Additional Family Member(s)
(i.e. children 12 to 18 years old)
$350.00 per child

The registration deadline is April 11, 2017.

TAUC Governing Members

TAUC Local Employer Organization Members

TAUC Affiliate Members

TAUC Regular Members



Additional Family Member(s)
(i.e. children 12 to 18 years old)
$350.00 per child


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

TAUC Executive Committee Meeting
TAUC Customer Caucus Meeting
TAUC Environmental Health and Safety Committee Meeting
TAUC Industrial Relations Committee Meeting
TAUC Local Employer Organizations Meeting
Welcome Reception for All TAUC Leadership Conference Attendees

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Opening Session
Association Elections
Thomas J. Reynolds Safety Awards Luncheon
TAUC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, May 11, 2017
General Session
Association Business
TAUC Union-Made Golf Tournament
TAUC Leadership Conference Gala Reception, Dinner and Dance
James J. Willis Craftperson of the Year Award

Friday, May 12, 2017
Farewell Breakfast

Related Web Pages and Sites:
TAUC Membership - Pay Dues
Website: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Website: Sandpiper Golf Course
Hotel Reservation Link

Registration Includes:
Registration fees include all scheduled business functions for you, your companion and registered children.

A name badge will be issued to all paid registrants and will be your admittance to all business functions.

Only members in good standing will be eligible for discounted member rates when registering for TAUC Leadership Conference 2017.

TAUC membership fees are due by January 31, 2017.

The registration deadline is April 11, 2017.


Who Should Attend:
TAUC Leadership Conference 2017 is open to anyone with a vested interest in the enhancement and advancement of union construction.

Specifically, TAUC Leadership Conference 2017 is designed to be a premiere networking event for industrial business owners, union contractors and labor representatives.

Meeting Attire:
Attire for TAUC Leadership Conference 2017 is resort casual for all meetings and social events, EXCEPT for the Gala Reception, Dinner and Dance. The Gala is sport coat and dress slacks or suit for the gentlemen, and dresses or suits for the ladies.

The average high temperature during May in Santa Barbara, California is 70°F with an average low of 55°F, so please bring the appropriate clothing for outside evening activities.

Cancellation and Other Policies:
Registration can be cancelled, and your registration fee refunded in full, if written cancellation is received in The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) office on or before April 3, 2017. If cancelled after this date you will forfeit your registration fee or as an alternative option you are welcome to send a substitute or replacement.


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General Hotel Information:
Located just steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in California, with private bungalows and terraces that overlook the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. Set amongst 22-acres of lush jungle and tranquil gardens, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara defines luxury living and service on the American Riviera.

Epitomizing the casually sophisticated California lifestyle, luxurious Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara invites guests to indulge in everything from tours of local wineries to surfing, lazing on the beach or lounging poolside at the exclusive Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club.

1260 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Phone: (805) 969-2261
Reservations: (888) 424-5866
Fax: (805) 565-8326
Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/santabarbara/

RESERVATION LINK: http://www.fourseasons.com/santabarbara/association-of-union-constructors.html
CORPORATE/PROMO CODE: CI0517AUC (must enter this code to receive TAUC's special guestroom rate)

$295 per night, plus 10% taxes - Superior or Deluxe Guestrooms offer two double beds or one king bed; single or double occupancy.

Additional charge of $65.00 per room night will be added to guestrooms occupied with three (3) persons aged above 18 years.

ROOM BLOCK: Reference The Association of Union Constructors room block to receive the negotiated guestroom rate. A confirmation letter with details of the reservation as well as the cancellation policy will be sent electronically to each guest at time of booking.

CHECK-IN: 4:00 pm
CHECK-OUT: 12:00 pm

The group rates are available until April 7, 2017 or until the room block is fully committed.

HOTEL PARKING: Valet parking and self- parking available. The Resort offers complimentary self-parking. Overnight valet parking is $37.00 nightly.

INTERNET ACCESS: The Resort provides two guestroom internet options:
a) Standard internet which is complimentary for two (2) devices
b) Premium internet at a rate of $20 per day, for up to four (4) devices

DEPOSIT POLICY: A deposit equal to all nights room & tax will be taken at time of booking. This deposit is fully non refundable within 30 days or arrival.

SMOKE FREE RESORT: The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is a smoke free resort.

HOTEL CANCELLATION POLICY: Should a guest need to cancel or make changes to their stay, the Resort requires a 30 days notice from date of arrival to issue a refund of this deposit or change the dates of the reservation.

Travel Information:
The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is approximately 20 minutes (12 miles) from the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) and approximately 1 hour 50 minutes (93 miles) from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

For more travel information click on this link: http://www.fourseasons.com/santabarbara/destination/directions_and_maps/

For more information please contact:
Ms. Gwen Jackson
Meetings & Events Manager
The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
Phone: (703) 524-3336 x111
Fax: (703) 524-3364
E-mail: gjackson@tauc.org