Amelia Island-Florida Bar Tax Section Organizational Meeting

Event details

  • Thursday | July 2, 2015 to Sunday | July 5, 2015
  • 8:00 am
  • 6800 First Hwy l Amelia Island, FL 32034

A room block has been negotiated at Amelia starting at $249. Cut off for the room block isJune 11, 2015. To make your reservation call Omni
Reservations at 1-888-261-6161 or click on the link below to be taken to the Tax Section reservation page at Omni. We are guaranteed a certain number of rooms at Amelia, but once those are gone there are no guarantees! Make your reservations today!


Meeting registration forms will be sent out to members in the next week.
For questions please contact the Section Administrator: Arlee J. Colman: [email protected] or 850-567-5047


Dear Tax Section Members,

I hope that you will be able to join us this year for the Tax Section’s 2015-2016 Organizational Meeting at the Amelia Island Plantation. We have a diverse schedule of activities scheduled for this year with formal and informal CLE, family-friendly activities, and opportunities to catch up with old and new friends, including our members and excellent sponsors. The formal meetings and activities will begin Thursday afternoon, July 2nd, and run through Sunday morning, July 5th.

The attached schedule details the formal activities, beginning on Thursday, July 2nd, with the Director’s meeting from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by the Chair’s Welcome Reception from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. After the Chair’s reception, we are continuing our Poker Night starting at 7:30 p.m for the adults and a will also be showing the Marvel/Disney movie “Guardians of The Galaxy” with s’mores, popcorn and sodas for everyone else!

On Friday, July 3rd, we will have our Committee meetings that will be scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. followed by the Executive Council Meeting and lunch. We will be scheduling substantive tax meetings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for those wishing to focus their day on CLE. During our Lunch, we will be honoring two long-time public servants, Cherene Deem, former Senior Stakeholder Liaison Specialist, Stakeholder Liaison Field, Southeast Area, Internal Revenue Service and Marshall Stranburg, current Executive Director of the Florida Department of Revenue. After our formal business is finished, we will enjoy the company of family and friends at a Beach Party where we plan to have boogie boards, paddle boards, beach volleyball, drinks, snack and a tent. The party will run from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Folks will have time to change for our 60’s themed Family dinner where 60’s attire will be welcome.

On Saturday, July 4th, those interested will start the day with the Amelia Independence 5K run at 7:00 a.m. – walkers will be welcome. At 9:30 a.m., we will hold the “Ullman Year in Review”. Members and Families will be invited to gather together for a Family Lunch Buffet at 1 p.m. During the afternoon of the Fourth, you will have a choice of a broad range of activities including a group bike ride/ golf cart ride of the Amelia Island Plantation, a sea kayak adventure, playing golf, going to the beach or going to the spa. Saturday night, members and their families will be encouraged to make dinner plans with other members at one of the many excellent local restaurants before the Dessert and Fireworks reception starting at 8:15 p.m. The Family Hospitality Suite and the Adult Hospitality Suite will be available from Thursday, July 2nd through Sunday morning, July 5th.

We hope you can join us for a wonderful 4th of July Celebration!


Jim Barrett, Chair