Saturday, October 5, 2013

OCTOBER 8-13, 2013
The safety and security of all ASLCS PDS participants is paramount. 
It is recommended that folks travel in groups or at a minimum in twos when walking the "K" street area. The City of Sacramento has made improvements along this corridor but it is a "work in progress" and the possibility of being ask for money or being approached by people in need is unavoidable. 
The State Capitol has security posts at every entrance (metal detectors and scanners). It will be required of all attendees and participants to be screened as they enter the Capitol. If you are going to enter the Capitol, it is recommended you do so on the North entrance ("L" street side) and be prepared to remove all items that will sound the alarm while walking through the detector. Items such as coinage, belts, watches, etc., might trigger the alarm. Hand carried items such as purses, briefcases, and bags of any sort will be put through the X-ray machine. So, the less hand carry item you have the better. 
We look forward to having all participants in Sacramento, and we want you to enjoy your stay safely and securely. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Week of October 7-13, 2013:

The weather will be cooling down a bit during the week with a possibility of showers on Wednesday.
It is recommended attendees bring sweaters, jackets and layered clothing. The tempatures will range in the mid 70s during the day and the low 50s in the evenings.

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Week of October 7-13, 2013:

The following links will give you a preview of events occurring during the week.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Do you want to know a little bit about the Host State events that are planned for the ASLCS PDS in Sacramento? If so, checkout the info below.

Scheduled events while in Sacramento and recommendations on attire

Sacramento, Spanish for “Holy Sacrament”, became California’s state capital in 1854. The capitol building and its grounds cover 37 acres (15 ha) and was formally used for the first time by the legislature in 1869.  In 1943, Joseph A. Beek, Secretary of the California State Senate, and colleagues organized and created the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries. Mr. Beek would be president of ASLCS for the next 25 years. What better way to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of ASLCS than to attend its Professional Development seminar in Sacramento, California.

Several venues at historic state parks have been planned for your enjoyment:


The welcoming reception at Sutter’s Fort is where you can explore and experience a bit of the pioneer life. Captain John Sutter built the fort with the help of James Marshall, the millwright who discovered a gold nugget in 1848, opening the door to the California Gold Rush. You can learn about the history and see the many artifacts on display. For more information
We suggest you wear comfortable layered clothing and flat shoes because the ground is uneven and earthen and it will get cool in the evening. After dinner, music is being provided by “Latin Touch” and you are invited to dance to their variety of Cumbia-Latin Rock-70s-R&B-Old School memorable tunes.


An evening reception at the California State Railroad Museum promises to be a step back in time when railroads were king. Sacramento became a hub for California’s first railroad in 1856. Sacramento farmers were able to ship their goods to the east with the advent of the Central Pacific Railroad. The “iron horse” reduced the trip from coast to coast to days versus months. Learn about the transcontinental railroad and how it impacted growth in the west. You can look at old steam and electric locomotives as well as passenger and freight cars.
Suggested attire is business casual with a jacket or sweater and comfortable shoes. It gets chilly in the evenings. The reception ends at 8:30 p.m. and Old Town Sacramento is a short stroll from the museum where you will find dining and social venues.


An “open house” and lunch at the Stanford Mansion will surely capture the elegance and grandeur of the time. Currently, the mansion serves as California’s “official reception center” and was home to Leland and Jane Stanford.


What do wine and sugar have in common? The answer is a mere 20 minutes away from Sacramento in Clarksburg, Yolo County at the Old Sugar Mill. Originally operated as a sugar mill until 2000, the mill was converted to a wine tasting and wine crush facility that has grown to be a great place to hold special events. The host dinner at the mill will exceed your expectations and afford an opportunity to taste the fruits of several vintners’ labor.
We recommend business casual with a jacket or sweater and shoes that are comfortable for dancing. After wine tasting and dinner, you will have an opportunity to “cut the rug” to the #1 dance band in Sacramento, Hip Service.


Dress casually!

The “River City” sits at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers and is the sixth largest city in California with a population of approximately 473,000. It occupies an area of 101 square miles in the center of the Sacramento Valley, 72 miles northeast of San Francisco. Protected by the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east, the California Coast ranges to the west, and the Siskiyou Mountains to the north, the city enjoys a mild climate for most of the year. The average temperature in October ranges from a high of 83 to a low of about 50 degrees.
While visiting Sacramento, you will have a plethora of choices for dining and shopping in downtown and midtown. During your travels you must see Old Town Sacramento, located along the Sacramento River and home to the Delta King Riverboat. Once you are finished with Old Town, the art buffs can visit the renowned Crocker Art Museum, home to the Crocker family collection.

Between what’s planned, and the treasures you are sure to discover on your own, you’ll enjoy visiting with your friends and touring the city.