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California NAACP sets registration cost for state convention

Will be held in Manhattan Beach

OW Staff Writer | 9/12/2013, midnight
Holly Mitchell

The California Hawaii NAACP will hold its 26th state convention Oct. 24-27 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel, 1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach.

The theme of the event is “Stronger Partnerships, Strong Communities, Building a Stronger State.”

The event will feature a number of luncheons, workshops and forums as well as a special dinner coordinated entirely by the youth division.

On Friday, Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell is the featured speaker at a luncheon that will look at how the labor and civil rights movements are intertwined.

A utility forum, chaired by former Assemblywoman Gwen Moore on Friday from 3-5 p.m., will explore a number of issues including water, special programs available and more.

The forum will explore the impact of water on the community, particularly urban areas and discuss water quality.

According to Moore, participants will also learn about various programs utilities offer. For example, there is a free, third-party notification option that allows someone else to be contacted if an elderly person does not pay the bill for some reason. There is also a monthly bill averaging program, and the Advance Meter Education program, an outreach effort to let residents know about the 7 million meters The Gas Company must update.

Registration costs are:

  • Adult $250 before Sept. 30, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.
  • Adult $300 on site after Sept. 30; includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.
  • Youth $15 before Sept. 30; Limits Apply. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.
  • Youth $25 after Sept. 30; Limits apply. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.
  • Adult $75 on site; no meals. Single tickets for the meals are available: $30 health breakfast, Friday; $50 labor luncheon, Friday; $85, youth focus, Friday; $30 political breakfast, Saturday; $50 annual political luncheon, Saturday; $85 annual awards dinner, Saturday; and $30, religious breakfast, Sunday.