Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good Afternoon:

The 30th Annual NALTA Conference and Anniversary Celebration is only 40 days away!  We are very quickly approaching our deadlines for conference early registration and our hotel room rate.  Early registration for Conference ends on August 7Fees increase by $100 after August 7 and registration closes on August 24.   HOTEL ROOMS MUST BE RESERVED BY AUGUST 8TH

**UPDATED** WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT FUNDRAISER-More prizes have been added to the Raffle and WWP has donated a fabulous Door Prize.  Remember to donate and be entered into the drawing for the WWP raffle prizes.  You need not be present to win these fabulous gifts! 



NALTA-CPLTA:                  12 (Tuesday & Wednesday CPLTA Review)

                                                16 (Wed-Fri Full Attendance)

NADOA-CDOA:                   16 (Wed-Friday Full attendance); 6 (CPLTA 2-Day Review)

NARO-CMM:                       6

AAPL-CPL/RPL/RL           15 (Wed-Friday); CPLTA Review Points pending

NALTA is graciously accepting cash donations, corporate logo items for the conference bag, and door prizes.  Please contact any of the conference chairs listed below to donate.   


For full details and links, visit and click on the Conference Registration Link. 

Please check out our outstanding line up of speakers:  (CLICK HERE)

The fabulous Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel link to register for our conference hotel is: (CLICK HERE)



NALTA members will be treated to an outstanding laid-back night at the Punch Bowl Social.  Located inside the Pioneer Place Mall (where shopping is tax free!), Attendees will enjoy four hours of food, bowling, Ping Pong, 2 Karaoke Rooms, Floor Shuffle, Darts, and Corn Hole.  Coin operated games are also available.  Check out the link below to the Punch Bowl Social.


If you are an active or veteran Military and wish to join in the processional and recognition during our special 9/11 morning breakfast processional, please contact the 1st VP-Dawn Lindley, @ and provide me with your name, Military Branch, and Rank.


The morning breakfast session begins as the University of Portland Army ROTC will present and post the colors of the United States of America, followed by a processional of members and their spouse or guest who are active or retired Military.  Members of the Oregon Fire Choir-Portland Fire Department will perform “I’m Proud to be an American” during this Processional.  Following the introduction of these members, the Oregon Fire Choir will sing “The National Anthem”.  Raul Perez will wrap up this special morning breakfast session by introducing a representative of the Wounded Warrior Project and they, together, will announce the winners of the special WWP fundraiser door prizes.  See the attached flyer and the below information for ways to donate and enter to win.


We are pleased to announce our Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Online Donation link and Raffle Information-“NALTA-THE ART OF GIVING BACK”!  Because NALTA cares and because NALTA always strives to enhance its image, we are so proud to announce our partnering with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) this 30th Anniversary.  In full support of our Service Personnel, we introduce you to our link to the WWP donation page: (the link is very simple and user friendly!).

We encourage you to give individually or by corporate donations. When making your online donations, please indicate if you are with a local chapter and NALTA, NALTA only, or a friend of NALTA.  The Art of Giving Back serves two purposes: 1) supporting the best organization which supports our “true” Warriors (WWP) and 2) giving back to the NALTA member. Please see the attached flyer for the amazing sponsorship received for this event. If you make an online donation and wish to participate in the raffle, you must submit your ticket request to The drawing will be held September 11, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.  (You do not have to be at conference to participate!)  Raffle tickets are:  $5.00 per ticket or 6 tickets for $20.00. (Any questions you may have regarding the raffle or donations, please email Raul Perez@ Our amazing Sponsor page introduces those who generously donated to our event in supporting Wounded Warrior Project:  World Renowned Photographer Peter Lik –; Oil & Gas fine Art by Bob Callender –; Katie Vermillion  We thank you in advance for your kind donations, Team NaltaCares!

The Portland Street Sheet-Your Guide to travel and tourism in and around Portland!

The Transportation Chairs have researched and compiled a fabulous list of Portland tourism and travel information-from the best Goodwill Store featuring designer clothing, to the world’s largest and oldest bookstore-Powell’s Bookstore-to snow skiing on Mt. Hood, this compilation is categorized and includes activities for Family, Men, Women, Shopping, Food, Events, Cruises, etc.  We encourage you to read the attached Portland Street Sheet for all of the great travel and tourism information.  

Below are quick links. Copy and paste the links into your web browser or ctrl+click on each link.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:                            

NALTA HELPDESK:                                                  


CPLTA Director, Susan Rondon:                                 

Hotel Chairs; Leverne Hearn, Lisa Greer:                     

Registration; Amy Hopmann:                                       

Vendors/Exhibitors; Debbie Frerich:                            

Donations; Melinda Barton:                                                                   

Bag Items; Angie Rasberry:                                                              

Door Prizes; Mary LeMond:                                            

Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser:                          

WWP online donations:                                                          (DONATE ONLINE CLICK HERE)    

Portland Marriott Hotel Registration:                                      (HOTEL REGISTRATION CLICK HERE)

Marriott Mobile Check-In App:                                              (MOBILE APP CLICK HERE)

Thursday Evening Event:                                                        (PUNCH BOWL SOCIAL CLICK HERE)

Conference Committees & Airline/Travel Information:           (CLICK HERE) – Information on Discounted Airfare Included


Shipments may arrive NO EARLIER than September 1, 2015 and NO LATER than September 8, 2015.

Address:  Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel; 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon, 97201. 

I look forward to meeting you and sharing an outstanding experience together in Portland! 


 Dawn Williams Lindley, CPLTA

2015 1st Vice President-Conference Coordinator 

972.673.2351 – Direct

You don’t want your conference registration check to get lost or be late arriving, please be sure you and 

your company are using NALTA’s new address!


4747 Research Forest Drive, Suite 180-221

The Woodlands, TX  77381

Before mailing that check to the best educational conference, double check the address and be sure to use the correct address.  See you in Portland.

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