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February 23 – 28, 2012




Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270

Nestled in the heart of Rancho Mirage, at the base of the San Jacinto Mountain Range in the sun-drenched Coachella Valley, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa invites FSSA members to indulge in a wide array of
recreational activities, then retreat to the comfort of classic accommodations. From soothing spa treatments to individual golf lessons, the Rancho Mirage resort provides an ideal environment for rest and relaxation. Guest rooms feature plush bedding and French doors that open onto private patios. Sparkling swimming pools beckon for a refreshing swim. Rancho Las Palmas offers a variety of family-friendly
features for unforgettable meetings and vacations in the desert.


  • 27-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course
  • 20,000-square-foot European spa, with 26 treatment rooms
  •  Splashtopia, the incredible new water feature with lazy river, slides, sandy beach
  •  25 state-of-the-art hard tennis courts
  •  41,000 square feet of flexible event space
  •  Several onsite restaurants and lounge settings
  •  240 acres of tranquil lakes, gardens, and fountains





Keynote Speaker: Alan Beaulieu











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Fee Includes:


Speaker Presentations & Educational Sessions
Saturday Night Welcome Reception/Dinner
Sunday Breakfast
Sunday Lunch
Sunday Reception
Monday Breakfast
Monday Night President’s Reception & Dinner
Tuesday Breakfast
Refreshment Breaks
Printed Program and Meeting Materials





Golf is an optional event and is scheduled on Friday, February 24, 2012.

Golf tees off at 1:00 p.m. on the Rancho Las Palmas Country Club Golf Course.

Three distinct nine hole layouts add a unique flavor to every round played at the Palm Springs golf resort. The gently rolling terrain, palm-tree lined fairways, and incredible mountain vistas are classic California Desert Golf at its very best. The generous fairways of this very player-friendly course wind their way throughout the resort, and with six lakes and infamous Ted Robinson bunkering it provides a memorable challenge for even the best of players. The snow-capped Mount Jacinto is the background plus impeccable course conditioning, makes Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa the perfect location for the FSSA Golf Tournament.

The tournament fee is $125.00 per person, paid in advance. The fee includes greens and cart fees, prizes, range balls, and lunch.





There is no organized spouse/guest program. However, depending upon the number of spouses and guests who register, FSSA will set up gathering places at the Rancho Las Palmas. Spouses and guests registering for the 2012 Annual Meeting are invited to all of the events listed on the program.


Rancho Las Palmas


FSSA has reserved a block of Vista View Rooms, single or double occupancy. The guestroom rate is $199.00. There are only 21 rooms at this rate.

The Deluxe Room, single or double occupancy, is available at $215.00 per night.

These rates are per room, per night. Rates are subject to applicable taxes. Current room taxes total eleven percent (12.5%), but are subject to change without notice.

FSSA registrants staying at Rancho Las Palmas receive toll free, credit card, and local calling, entrance to the fitness center, in-room high-speed internet access, in-room coffee and tea and daily newspaper.




Bellman, doorman and maid gratuities are at the discretion of the individual guest. Generally speaking the usual gratuity for a doorman is $3-5.00. A bellman usually receives a gratuity of $2 -3.00 per bag. Maids generally receive $2.00 per night.




FSSA members are recommended to individually call in their reservations to the following number: 1-866-423-1195. It is important that FSSA members contact the Resort by January 22, 2012 and identify
themselves as part of FSSA, and provide their name, home or business address, email address (if any), requested type of room, requested bed type (i.e. king, double/double, queen, twin or suites), check-in and check-out dates, preference for smoking or non-smoking room and VIP status.

The FSSA rate will be accepted three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the contracted arrival/departure dates, on a space available basis.

The Hotel's check-in time is 4:00 pm. Rooms cannot be guaranteed prior to 4:00 pm. Guests arriving before 4:00 pm will be accommodated as rooms become available.

Check-out time is 12:00 pm. Prior to your departure, the bell staff can make arrangements to hold and store luggage for function attendees remaining at the Hotel past 12:00 pm.





Cancellations within 72 hours will be charged one night's room rate and tax. Should you need to change or cancel your reservation, please have your confirmation number or the credit card number used to reserve the room available for the Rancho Las Palmas agent.












Airport transportation to and from the Palm Springs Airport is available by taxi and shuttle service.

Rental cars are also available. Hertz, Avis and Budget service the Palm Springs and Ontario, CA International Airports. Please contact them direct or visit their on-line reservation centers.

American, United and Delta service Palm Springs Airport. Southwest Airlines services the Ontario, CA
International Airport.





On any given day during February in Rancho Mirage, you can expect early morning temperatures to be around 60 - 65 degrees. Temperatures in Rancho Mirage typically rise during the day, to an average of 75 - 80 degrees in the afternoon. The temperature in the desert generally declines by early evening, to approximately 60 - 65 degrees. It is generally dry during February, but an occasional thunderstorm maybe experienced.
  Area Attractions:  

Rancho Mirage is located in the midst of the natural wonders and other attractions.

FSSA members can explore the wealth of nearby tourist sites and destinations – from world-class shopping to the breathtaking San Jacinto Mountains, all conveniently accessible and within minutes of Rancho Las Palmas Resort.

Here are some of the key attractions:


  • The River Entertainment Center (0.4 mi)
  •  Palm Springs Aerial Tram (14.9 mi)
  •  El Paseo Shopping District (2.3 mi)
  •  The McCallum Theatre (2 mi )
  •  Palm Springs Art Museum (11.7 mi )
  •  Palm Springs Air Museum (10 mi )
  •  Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert (3.6 mi)
  •  The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens (4.3 mi)
  •  Agua Caliente Casino (5 mi )
  •  Joshua Tree National Park (46.5 mi )
  • Indian Canyons (12.4 mi)
  • Cabazon Outlets and Desert Hills Factory Outlets (31 mi)
  • Big League Dreams Sports Park (6.8 mi )


For More Details:


Amanda Lee
410-933-3453/410-931-8111 FAX


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