The latest issue of CSAA's Signals has some exciting news for those of us who've been too budget-constrained to travel to Greece. They're convening for their annual meeting this year in Marana, Ariz., just outside of beautiful Tucson (of which I'm a big fan--Sabino Canyon is lovely). From the most recent Signals blast:
2010 CSAA Annual Meeting Returns to U. S. The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) is delighted to announce that the location of the 2010 CSAA Annual Meeting will be the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Marana, Arizona. The meeting will take place Oct. 1-6, 2010. The Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort is a brand new resort located Northwest of Tucson. CSAA has been able to secure the amazing rate of $239.00 per night for a deluxe mountain room (other room types and suites will be available at higher rates). This is truly a magnificent resort and our dates avoid conflicts with other known industry meetings during October You will receive additional information soon so that you may plan your time and travel. We believe that you will thoroughly enjoy this new Ritz Carlton and the many opportunities for separate tours and excursions that will be offered. Please contact John McDonald , CSAA Vice President of Meetings and Conventions at 703-242-4670, Ext. 17 if you have any questions.Asked to comment on the change in location, Celia Besore, CSAA VP of marketing and programs said part of CSAA's mission was to serve it's members. "We want to get the word out, we do listen to our members," Besore said. "We do make changes ... We've had such amazing participation when we've had the meeting overseas, but with the economy now, and we did have people commenting, so Ed [Bonifas, CSAA president] looked at all the results and made the decision to switch." Looking forward to seeing all attendees in Arizona in October.