SEMLA 2009 Annual Meeting
Joint Meeting with TMLA
October 8-10, 2009, New Orleans, LA

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marquette hall at Loyola University
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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 too, don’t worry!

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 Bertrand, Jeannette Thompson, and Laurie Phillips want you to have a spectacular visit!

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