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The Chief of Staff and I would like to take this opportunity to announce that we will be hosting the First District Southern Region D-Train Event in March of 2024. I invite and encourage every member to attend this informative and important district training event.

The event staff and I have been working on creating an engaging experience for all those who are available to attend. We will be offering a variety of information focused and skill-based training sessions designed to support your personal auxiliary career path along with a range of fellowship opportunities.

We hope you will be able to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there.......

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EVENT REGISTRATION

  • Registration for D-Train will open on January 5, 2024 

  • Registration will close at 2200 hours on March 8, 2024

  • Walk-ins are welcome on the day of D-Train for seminars only

  • Same day registration payment will be accepted as Cash & Check only

  • Meal registrations will not be accepted after on-line registration closes

  • Registration cost for D-Train are as follows:

 $25.00 for on-line pre-registration and.
 $35.00 at the door (same day registration)

  • Please be advised that class capacity is limited so not all classes may be available for those registering on the day of the event

  • All change and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to:

 DISTRICT1SR@GMAIL.COM

  • Refunds will not be available after the on-line registration period closes

  • An Auxiliary/valid ID will be required to pick up conference materials

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Commodore's Banquet Distinguished Guest Speaker
United States Army Medal of Honor Recipient
Sammy Lee Davis

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

March 15, 2024:
2PM-Registration Opens
7PM-Registration Closes
7PM-District Board Meeting
7:30PM-Awards Presentations &                  St. Patrick's Fellowship
              * Snacks will be served

March 16, 2024:
7:30AM-Registration Opens  
11:00AM-Registration Closes 
8:00AM-Opening Ceremony
8:30AM-11:30AM-Training
11:45AM-1:30PM-Lunch
1:45PM-4:45PM-Training

6pm-7pm-Cocktail Hour
7PM-Commodores Banquet

March 17, 2024:
  8AM-4PM-Training

Uniforms of the Day

March 15, 2024:
District Meeting:
St Patrick's Day Festive Attire
 
Awards Ceremony:
St Patrick's Day Festive Attire 

March 16, 2024:
D-Train Uniform of the Day:
Tropical Blue
Civilian Business Attire
  

March 16, 2024:
Sector Commanders Luncheon:

Tropical Blue

Civilian Business Attire 

March 16, 2024:   
District Commodore Banquet:

Dinner Dress Blue
Service Dress Blue (Alpha / Bravo)
Civilian Dinner Attire

March 17, 2024:   
D-Train Uniform of the Day:
Tropical Blue
Civilian Business Attire  

EVENT PRICING & MEAL OPTIONS

Registration:

  • On-Line Registration.... $25.00

  • Day-Of (at the door) Registration.... $35.00

  • Room Reservation Rate.... $125.00 (Per-Night)

2024 Meal Events & Options:

March 16, 2024: Breakfast.... $37.00

  • Traditional Breakfast Buffett


March 16, 2024: Sector Commanders Lunch.... $38.00
Meal Choices:

  • Roasted Turkey Sandwich

       w/Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Cranberry Aioli on Ciabatta

  • Black Forest Ham Sandwich

       w/Lettuce, Tomato, Pepper Jack, Italian Aioli on Sweet Hawaiian

** Sandwich served with Tuscan Farfalle Pasta Salad **

Salad: Sundried Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Julienned Spinach, Bermuda Onion, Shredded Parmesan, Sliced Black Olives, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Dessert: Platter of Brownies & Blondies set on each table with Coffee & Tea service

Note: Dietary and kosher meals available at request

March 16, 2024: Class Breaks.... Coffee/Tea Available

March 16, 2024: District Commodore Banquet.... $62.00
Meal Choices:

  • Black Angus New York Strip Steak (10 oz.)     

  • Grilled Statler Chicken with Pesto Cream Sauce (Gluten Free)

  • Herb Grilled Salmon (8 oz.) with Lemon Butter (Gluten Free)

  • Chef's Choice of Vegetarian & Kosher Entree (Gluten Free)


Salad: Mixed Field Greens Salad w/ Cucumber, Tomato, Carrot, Croutons, Onion and Balsamic Vinaigrette w/ Warm Rolls & Butter

Dessert: New York Cheesecake with Raspberry Glaze and Whipped Cream with GF & Dairy Free Dessert Option available upon request w/ Coffee & Tea Service

Note: Dietary and kosher meals available at request


PLEASE NOTE: Anyone attending under orders is required to attend both the Sector Commanders Luncheon and the Commodores' Banquet.

COURSE OFFERINGS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR THE MOST UPDATED LIST OF CLASSES

The following is the list of courses being offered at this year's event:

  • 7025 REPORTING

  • AAMS

  • ANNUAL & 3 YR CURRENCY MAINTENANCE

  • ATON & PATON

  • AUX SCOUT

  • AUXDATA 101

  • AUXDATA FOR LEADERS

  • AUXILIARY CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • AUXLAMS

  • AVIATION

  • COMMUNICATION SERVICES WORKSHOP

  • COURTESIES, CUSTOMS & PROTOCOLS

  • CPR

  • CA WORKSHOP

  • CYBER SECURITY

  • DIVERSITY WORKSHOP

  • EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & PLANNING

  • LDA-CONFLICT RESOLUTION

  • LDA-MANAGING MULT-GENERATIONAL MEMBERS & AUP

  • LDA-MEETING MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATION

  • MARINE SAFETY WORKSHOP

  • NAVIGATION WORKSHOP

  • NEW MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES

  • OPERATIONAL BEST PRACTICES FOR COXSWAINS & BOAT OWNERS

  • OPERATIONAL STRESS CONTROL

  • OPS WORKSHOP

  • PUBLIC AFFAIRS WORKSHOP

  • PAST DIVISION COMMANDERS MEETING

  • PV WORKSHOP

  • BOAT CREW HANDBOOK Q&A

  • RADAR WORKSHOP

  • RECORDING MEETING MINUTES ON THE NEW FORM

  • RISK MANAGEMENT REFRESHER

  • TCO WORKSHOP

  • TRAVEL ETS SYSTEM

  • UNIFORMS

  • VE & OPERATIONAL FACILITY INSPECTIONS

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Elected leaders under LDA orders must attend all 3 of the offered LDA classes.

  • Boat Owners and Coxswains are required to attend the Operational Best Practices class with the OTO

  • The CPR class is an additional $25 Card Fee Payable at the time of the class

2024 COURSE OFFERINGS

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EVENT REGISTRATION

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HOTEL RESERVATION

Reservations can be made at the following hotel.  Please be advised that space is limited.  Details for reserving rooms and a link to the host hotel can be found below.

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Residence Inn Mystic Groton
40 Whitehall Avenue
Mystic, Connecticut, USA, 06355

Tel: +1 860-536-5150

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HOTEL RESERVATION

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Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road
Groton, Connecticut, USA, 06340

Tel: +1 860-446-2600

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Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
NO MORE ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE TRAINING HOST HOTEL. PLEASE RESERVE YOUR STAY AT OUR ALTERNATE HOST HOTEL AT THE LINK ABOVE WITH THE RESIDENCE INN MYSTIC GROTON.

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PORTRAIT SESSIONS

Get a portrait done in your uniform at DTRain. Time slots are limited so schedule your appointment as soon as possible. Click the link to select the date and time of your appointment, and we look forward to seeing you at DTRain!

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