Aquatic Resources Education Association
11 DRAFT UPDATED  DECEMBER 8, 2000 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FROM HOTELS for [insert your date] Annual Conference of AQUATIC RESOURCE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION The Aquatic Resource Education Association and [your state] are soliciting proposals from hotels interested in serving as host for its [insert your date] conference.  The following information is provided to assist potential hosts in preparing a preliminary proposal that will be reviewed and evaluated to determine which site will best meet the needs of the organization: SECTION 1. ORGANIZATIONS 1.1 THE AQUATIC RESOURCE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (AREA) The Aquatic Resource Education Association (AREA) is a professional organization of natural resource educators involved in providing fishery and aquatic resource educational programs and services.  Association members are employed either by state or federal fish, wildlife and natural resource agencies, universities involved in resource education, the fishing tackle industry and other partners.  Funding for these programs often comes from the Sport Fish Restoration Trust fund, which the United States Fish and Wildlife Service administers. 1.3 (your agency info goes here) 1.4 CONTACT PERSONS [DATE] Conference Coordinator: (Insert your agency contact here) 1.5 NON-PROFIT STATUS AREA is a national non-profit, public service organization.  The Association’s Federal Identification Number is 45-0438164. SECTION 2. CONFERENCE 2.1 AREA ACTIVITIES We organized and created AREA to foster, promote and encourage the following purposes: Increase AREA effectiveness through the promotion of continuous networking of local, state, federal, industry, fisheries and educational professionals involved in aquatic resource education programs by  1) identifying common goals; 2) addressing issues of common concern; and 3) developing professionalism and peer review. The conference is one forum used by AREA to achieve that mission.