Special Events

This is Your Chance to Win an iPad and Help Support the
“Code of Honor” Scholarship Program
Register to qualify to win 1 of 4 iPads. Your donation will help raise funds for the Code of Honor professional development scholarship program. The iPad drawings will be held at various
conference events that all delegates are invited to attend. Please remember, you must be present to win. Additional details regarding drawing locations and schedule will be posted soon. So don’t miss your chance to win an iPad!

Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30, 2011
Mark your calendar for The 8th Annual Bob Fowler Motorcycle Ride scheduled for Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30, 2011. Bring your camera!

There are two days available for rides this year. Each ride will be a full day of riding into two distinctly different Arizona climates. One ride will take us form the desert floor into the high country in and around Payson Arizona. The second ride will take us through some of Arizona’s historic mining country. You may choose one or both of these rides.

On Saturday we plan to head East out of Phoenix to the historic Town of Superior, Globe/Miami and then turn North to Payson with a lunch stop at the Mazatzal Casino. From there we will ride northwest the Town of Strawberry and Pine and then West to the Town of Campverde. From there we will continue West North West to Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Jerome and on to Prescott. From Prescott we will head back to Phoenix. This ride is around 350 miles and will take a full day. Sunday our ride will start out with the same roads traveled on Saturday until we get to the town of Globe. From this point we will turn South and head to the historic mining towns of Winkelman, Dudleyville and Mammoth with lunch at Biosphere II. We will then head North on the Pinal park way through some of Arizona’s most scenic Sonoran Desert. This ride will be about 275 miles. For more information or to register click here.

Maps for the ride can be found on these links: 1 or 2

Sunday, October 30, 2011 | 6 AM–3 PM
AZBO,“$20,000 Shootout” Golf Tournament
Come test your golf skills at the “Aquila Golf Course,” set beneath the dramatic backdrop of South Mountain, the largest municipal mountain park in the world. The AZBO Group has arranged
for a chance for a $20,000 prize for a hole in one during this four person scramble tournament, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to play while you are in Town. The course is a Gary Pank-designed course that recently underwent a bunker renovation and is the new crown jewel of Phoenix’s municipal golf courses, featuring an 18-Hole Championship Course that offers a challenging layout and welcomes all levels of golfers. The Course also features three lakes coming into play on five holes. It has continuous cart paths and is surrounded by scenic mountain views as well as Phoenix’s downtown skyline. A registration link to the golf website is now available for individual, or team, registration by clicking on AZBO’s website www.azbo.us.

Great weather, golf, and additional prizes are planned and don’t forget that chance to win $20,000, so come hit the links with the Arizona Gang. Buses will provide transportation from host hotels between 6 and 6:30 AM for the planned 8:00 Shotgun Start.

Sunday, October 30, 2011 | 7–10 PM
2011 Meet and Greet the Candidates Hospitality Night
This event is planned to be an informal affair that will allow attendees to meet this year’s ICC Board candidates at Sam's Cafe at the Arizona Center, where light snacks will be served
and musical accompaniment will be provided that will complete the casual evening.

NEW! Monday October 31, 2011 | 4–6:15 PM
Regions Meetings
Regions meetings will offer a variety of activities this year. Regions Presidents worked with staff this year to retool the Regions meeting schedule to make it more productive and

  • From 4pm-5pm, Regions members can get “down to business” and hold their annual meeting and elections in their own private meeting room;
  • From 5pm-5:30pm, all members and all those interested in forming one of the inactive regions (I,II, XI or XII) are invited to meet with current Regions leaders to gather information on how to begin the process and get tips on what has made existing regions successful and active;
  • Then, at 5:40pm all Regions members are invited to move to a specially designated area in the Expo hall for a private “meet and greet” with the Board candidates. Look for signs advertising the Regions meetings around the convention center and stop by to see what is happening in your Region.

Monday, October 31, 2011 | 7–11 PM
Arizona Chapter’s Welcoming “Halloween Monster Bash”
The Arizona Chapters would like to invite conference attendees to our “Monster Bash/Costume Party” to be held at the downtown Hyatt Hotel, which is attached to the convention center.
While costumes are not required, they are encouraged. Music, food, and fun will be on the agenda for this evening’s events. The audience will be asked to help judge the best and most creative costumes. Raffle prizes will also be given away. Look out for the Mogollon Monster, Arizona’s version of Big Foot. Here are a couple of local Costume Shops that would be happy to assist those interested in purchasing, or renting a costume for the event. (The first listed is closest to downtown.)

  • Easley’s Fun Shop – 509 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix – Phone 620-271-9146
  • Rubies’ Costume Co. Inc. – 4215 W. Lower Buckeye Road – Phone 602-269-9391

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | 8–10 PM
Hospitality Extravaganza
A few ICC sponsors and partner chapters are pooling resources with the host group of Arizonans to sponsor this evening’s hospitality event. Snacks, drinks, music, and good conversation
are the theme for this event that is being planned to take place at two local restaurants located in the Arizona Center, just east and across the street from the Downtown Sheraton Hotel and one block north of the Convention Center. 455 N. 3rd Street. The same general site as the Sunday “Meet and Greet” utilizing both Sam’s Café as well as My Big Fat Greek Restaurant for the large crowd that we are planning to have at this event.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | 10 PM
Northwest Hospitality Reception
Immediately following the Annual Banquet, follow the trail of umbrellas toward the urban oasis of “Planet Northwest,” (The Grotto, adjacent to the Arizona Center) sponsored by the ICC
chapters of Oregon and Washington. Imagine the lush greenery of a Pacific rainforest as you join the northwest contingent for music and drinks under the desert sky. We hope you’ll drop in! (Rain gear optional.)

For things to see and do in and around Phoenix click here.