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2016 Annual Convention Optional Events

In additional to the social functions to be held in the exhibit hall that are included in your registration fee, we also have the following optional events which will provide additional opportunities to network with your colleagues. You may register for all of the optional events on the TLPA registration form with the exception of the golf tournament, which has its own registration form.

Photo: Raven Golf Course

? 2016 Raven Golf Course

Atlas-TLPF Golf Tournament

Etched into a rugged mountain slope with sweeping panoramic vistas, the Raven Golf Club Phoenix is the setting for the Annual TLPF Golf Tournament to benefit the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Foundation (TLPF). This is the year to come out and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow members and a stunning backdrop for golf.

The tournament will be held on Monday, October 31, with departure from the Hyatt Regency Phoenix at 7:00 a.m. and a shotgun tee-off at 8:00 a.m. Golfers will be treated to a continental breakfast, drinks and snacks and will return to the hotel by 2:30 p.m. The golf awards will be presented later that night at the Convention Kick-Off Party that will be held at the Gypsy Bar. Your golf registration fee also includes a ticket to the Convention Kick-Off Party.

Click here for the tournament registration form.

Please direct questions about the tournament to Hal Morgan, TLPF's executive vice president, hmorgan@tlpa.org or (301) 984-5700.

Howl at the Moon Kick-Off Party

Monday, October 31, we'll "Get the Party Started" with our first Convention Kick-Off Party. In keeping with Halloween tradition, our party will be costumes optional with prizes awarded for the best costumes. $100 gift certificate to Wine.com to the 1st place winner and $50 gift certificate to Golf.com for the runner up.

The party will be held at the Gypsy Bar, which is a fully loaded game lounge that features 40 mega-sized arcade games in an adult-oriented environment. The Gypsy Bar is an arcade, a nightclub and a patio bar, all rolled into one amazing venue. The evening will feature a DJ, dancing, the TLPF golf awards, TLPA costume awards, an open bar, great food and friends.

Networking Dinner Hosted by the Women in Transportation Committee

This dinner will be held Tuesday, November 1. In this unique networking environment, an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to women in transportation will be recognized and honored. This year, we honor Jo-Anne Thompson, President, Tommy's Taxi of Framingham, MA for her lifelong commitment of excellence to her business, her employees, her community and her friends. Jo-Anne is currently celebrating her company's 75 year anniversary serving her community. When notified of this award Jo-Anne stated, "There are many deserving women in our industry who work hard every day in many capacities to better our service, our image, and our community involvement.

The Banquet, Silent Auction & Entertainment

Remember to buy your tickets for this year's closing night banquet to be held on Thursday, November 3. The evening will start out with an open bar reception while attendees pursue the always fun and exciting silent auction items that our Board of Directors donates for the cause. The auction benefits TLPA's legislative arm, the TLPA Action Fund. After the auction concludes, dinner will be served and then music comedian Mark Eddie will regale us with his wit and musical point-of-view on everything from pop culture to parenting. With his guitar, signature voice and happy-go-lucky spirit, Mark points out quirky things in the music we love while delivering dead-on musical impressions of Al Green, Neil Diamond, Shaggy, Dave Matthews and more. Having toured professionally for 15 years as a musician/singer/songwriter, Mark Eddie has a knack for putting a satirical spin on pop anthems, music headlines and rock legends. With guitar in hand and tongue firmly in cheek, Mark manifests popular music into a hilarious and witty tribute to the Classic Rock, R & B, Hip Hop, Country and Pop Stars of our time by way of guitar riffs, vocals and rapid fire rock references.