Kim Eastern Region Leaders,
We hope you are having a great beginning of summer! We know many of you are leaving for BBYO summer programs, camp or family vacations soon. As the world is starting to open up again, we are THRILLED to get back to in-person conventions next year. With that said, you are invited to Eastern Region’s Regional Execs Convention!
Although we will be back to holding in-person conventions in the fall, they will look a little bit different. We do not have all the details yet, as COVID protocols continue to change, but we will share all details in August once everything is finalized. One change that will be happening for Regional Execs this year is the number of teens that will be invited to attend in-person. This year, along with our Council Boards, chapter Presidents, S’ganim and Morim will be invited. All other chapter board members will have opportunities to get together in-person in their local communities and join virtually for special moments throughout the weekend. If one of those three positions is not able to attend in-person and you would like to send someone else in their place, please email Lauren Revenson at [email protected].
For chapters that do not have boards we have identified YOU as a growing leader in your community and want to invite you to attend Regional Execs in-person.
The news you have been waiting for: REGIONAL EXECS IS NOW OPEN! This is a crucial year for us to be together in-person and get back to what is most important: having fun, creating memories and being with our Eastern Region community. At Regional Execs you can look forward to Shabbat moments, learning how to strengthen your chapter, bonding with the leaders of Eastern Region and tons more!
We are excited to train the new leaders across Eastern Region and see what they will bring home to their communities. Throughout the weekend, we will act as one, connecting councils, championing our goals and changing the way our region works together to better ourselves and others for the future. See below for all the details and register today!
Frats and Undying Love,
Alexandra Brownstein and Eliot Zedd, 31st Virginia Council Presidents
Montana Gura and Zach Schuler, 31st North Carolina Council Presidents
Hadassah Sternfeld and Toby Stanton, 58th Southeast Council Presidents
2021 Eastern Region Regional Execs Convention-August 27-29 Camp Weaver, Greensboro, NC
ATTENDEES: All Council Board members and chapter Presidents, S’ganim and Morim of Eastern Region BBYO from Southeast, North Carolina and Virginia Councils along with selected emerging leaders.
PURPOSE: To bring together Eastern Region leadership for a weekend of training, education, goal setting and planning.
COST AND REGISTRATION: The cost of the convention is $235 (not including transportation). Registration is open and will close on Sunday, August 1st at midnight.
- Register for Convention – go to Eastern Region Regional Execs Convention - BBYO and fill out our secure registration form
- Make sure you are answering all questions
- If you are having a problem registering, please email Elaine Denenberg at [email protected]. Refunds will not be given if you cancel the week of the convention.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available for Regional Execs Convention. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is Sunday, July 25th at midnight. The scholarship form must be completed online at: https://bbyo.org/scholarship-form. Each family will be contacted, via email, by the regional office with the amount of scholarship awarded the week of July 26th. Once you accept the scholarship, the regional office will register you for the convention and then you can pay the balance. If you are requesting scholarship money, please do not register online until awards are announced.
REQUIRED FORMS: BBYO has developed a relationship with CampDoc, the leading electronic health record system. All participants and parents are required to complete a health file before attending a BBYO convention. Once you have registered for the convention, you will receive an email inviting you to join CampDoc. Accept the invitation and complete all the forms. These forms provide dietary, medical and other important information. Teens will not be allowed to attend without a complete profile.
SUPERVISION: The convention will be staffed by BBYO professionals and chapter advisors. There will be 1 staff person for every 15 teens.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND WHAT TO BRING: Please bring toiletries, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, nice clothes for Friday night Shabbat, a laptop, a notebook and clothing for inclement weather. A full packing list will go out the week before convention. The teens will be staying in air-conditioned cabins. The food will be kosher style – no mixing of milk and meat. When meat is served it is kosher.
EMERGENCY: BBYO Emergency # 804-402-1036
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE/TRANSPORTATION: Registration will begin at 5:00pm and dinner will be served at 7:30pm on Friday, August 27th. The convention will end on Sunday, August 29th at noon. We are currently working on finalizing transportation from each city and will be in touch prior to convention about transportation details. Transportation cost is not included in the convention fee. Teens are never allowed to drive to BBYO conventions.