Marquette Hall at Loyola University
Registration Now Available
Welcome Texas chapter members!
Get ready for a good time in the Big Easy! New Orleans
offers beautiful weather in October, and our conference
will be held on Loyola University’s campus, in the
heart of gorgeous Uptown, from October 8-10, 2009. Our
airport is the Louis Armstrong International (MSY). With
Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo just across the street from
Loyola and Tulane’s campuses, you’re in a great
location for sightseeing. The historic streetcar line runs
from this area to the French Quarter, and both of our hotels
are accessible by streetcar. Tulane University is directly
adjacent to Loyola; both campuses are lush, walk-able,
and overall beautiful, and you’ll have the opportunity
to visit both.
Registration for this year’s conference is $30.
Our opening reception on Thursday evening will be held
in our Special Collections Reading Room here in the Monroe
Library (October 8, 5:30-8pm). Wine and local beers (Abita)
will complement delicious local treats from our favorite
caterer, Scottie’s Eats.
The banquet Friday night will be held at Palace
Café, on Canal St., a gorgeous building with
excellent food, which used to be the site of historic Werlein
Music. It's right on the French Quarter, accessible by
streetcar, and close to all the live music you could want,
so a post-banquet stroll to the Quarter will be easy. The
banquet cost is set at $40. Your choices for entrée
include a 12-oz. ribeye, andouille-crusted fish, or a vegetarian
pasta. The appetizer is a chicken and andouille gumbo;
the salad is a spinach salad with housemade bacon, red
onion, chopped egg, in a sherry cane vinaigrette; and dessert
is the Palace Café pecan pie, Louisiana pecans baked
inside a rich cane sugar custard topped with whipped cream.
Vegetarian versions of the salad and soup will be provided
A list of suggested tours and activities will be posted
at the conference website, and I hope you take advantage
of some sightseeing while you’re here. New Orleans
is a fantastic city, offering entertainment of all kinds:
music, museums, kids’ activities, street performances,
architecture, and of course, FOOD! Don’t hesitate
to ask us for any information you might need before your
trip down to the Crescent City. Alicia
Hansen , Lenny
Laurie Phillips want
you to have a spectacular visit!