Volume XII, Number 1                                                                                                                       Winter,  2000 

Great Food, Great Entertainment and Great Meetings
What More Could You Want?

If you havenít reserved your room for the convention, fear not!  While the Hotel Monteleone is sold out, 20 additional rooms have been reserved at the Maison Dupuy, which is just a short walk from the Monteleone.  The rooms at the Maison Dupuy are $149 + tax.  It is located at 1001 Toulouse (at Burgundy) N.O., LA 70112.  The phone number is 1-800-535-9177.  The majority of the rooms are king-size-bed rooms, so if you want a two-bed room (same price) please call ASAP.  When making your reseveration mention that you are attending the ACE-DHH conference and request the $149 conference rate.  THE ROOMS WILL BE HELD ONLY UNTIL FEBRUARY 14.

Thursday night, March 30th, at 7:00 p.m. ACE-DHH will board the paddle-wheel boat Cajun Queen at the foot of Canal Street for a 3-hour dinner cruise on the Mississippi River.  We will have a scrumptious Louisiana seafood buffet.  There also will be ample alternate selections for those of you who are vegetarians or just do not like seafood.  The riverboat dock is about a 10-15 minute walk from the Hotel Monteleone. When the Cajun Queen returns at 10:00 p.m., things will just be getting started in the French Quarter.

Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. ACE-DHH will host a reception in the Riverview Room on the top of the Hotel Monteleone.  Hors díoeuvres and drinks will be served.  The Riverview Room offers a beautiful view of the river front and city.  The hotel pool is also next to the Riverview Room.

The annual ACE-DHH luncheon with awards and recognitions will be held Sunday, April 2nd.  The menu will be announced later.  Richard Lytle will give you more information about the luncheon program.

Donít delay, make your reservations today!

A Look Inside:

A Note from the President  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------     2
Awards Announcement --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       2
Conference Report  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     2
Conference Program  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   3
Treasurerís Report  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------      4
ACE-DHH Board Directory ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------      5
Conference Registration -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       8
Elections Ballot ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       9
Membership Application ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     10