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40th Annual Meeting—Other Information

Air Travel

Sixteen airlines provide commuter, domestic, and international passenger service to and from San Antonio International Airport (SAT). These include:

Climate

San Antonio is located on the edge of the Gulf Coastal Plains. Summer is hot, but rarely over 100º Fahrenheit. There is an average 70% chance of sunshine during the summer months. Humidity averages 80% in the mornings and 50% in the afternoons. For evenings, light sweaters or jackets may be needed. For up-to-date weather information, check:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/San_Antonio.html.

Conference Attire

Casual dress is appropriate for all meetings and social events.

Copies and Faxing

Photocopying and faxing services are available at the Business Center of the Marriott Rivercenter. The San Antonio Copy Concierge located at 111 Soledad St. Ste. 600, (tel: 210-223-2679) can also assist with photocopying and faxing needs, and is only a short walk from the Rivercenter.

Internet Use

The Marriott’s full Business Center offers high-speed wired Internet Access. Wireless Internet Access is also available in the hotel lobby.

Dining & Entertainment

There are five distinct dining options at the Marriott Rivercenter. The Garden Cafe features casual family dining for all meals. Hanatai Sushi Bar has a menu of various sushi entrees and a relaxed atmosphere. For heavier meals, JW Steakhouse has prime steaks and fresh seafood. The Lobby Bar offers lighter fare and a large drink menu. Room service is available 24 hours a day at your own expense.

Directly outside the entrance to the Marriott Rivercenter is the San Antonio Riverwalk. Located in the River Bend District, the Riverwalk is home to numerous specialty shops, restaurants, taverns, galleries, nightclubs, and bakeries. Also within two blocks of the hotel are the Convention Center, the Alamo, Buckhorn Saloon and Museum, Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Plaza, and (one block further) the Arneson River Theater in the historic La Villita district. For more exciting information go to http://www.sanantoniovisit.com/ or refer to your registration packets.

Insurance

Liability insurance is the responsibility of each individual delegate. All delegates should have their own medical coverage.

Medical Services

The CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital—City Center (tel: 210-704-2011) is located at 519 W. Houston Street.

Marriott Message Service/Lost and Found/Child Care

The SSR Information Desk and Message Center will be on the third floor of the Marriott Rivercenter. Messages for attendees may be posted on a board near the desk. If you have lost something, go to the front desk of the Marriott for assistance. Child care is available through the hotel. Please call the Marriott Rivercenter for more details: 210- 223-1000.

Smoking Regulations

Smoking is prohibited in the Marriott Rivercenter.

Sales Taxes

The Texas state sales and use tax rate is 6.25%, but local taxing jurisdictions (cities, counties, special purpose districts, and transit authorities) may also impose sales and use tax up to 2% for a total maximum combined rate of 8.25%. For the latest tax updates visit:
http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/local/city.html.