2018 Important Information and FAQ’s

//2018 Important Information and FAQ’s
2018 Important Information and FAQ’s2018-07-19T10:27:15+00:00

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from Students and Parents:

  • Where will the seminar be held?
  • The 2018 HOBY Washington Seminar will take place at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1459 NE Stadium Way, Pullman, WA 99163.
  • When will the seminar be held?
  • Seminar registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 10:30 on June 21st 2018. Note that registration and move in will take around 15 minutes. The seminar activities will begin at 10:30am on June 21st, 2018 and the seminar will conclude  at 12:00 pm on June 24th, 2018. You must be present for the entire seminar, including overnight.
  • Where should I go when I arrive?
  • Proceed to Gannon-Goldsworthy Dormitories. A HOBY volunteer committee member will greet you and check you in.
  • What kind of program is planned?
  • During your HOBY Leadership Seminar, many dynamics leaders – All volunteers from the fields of business, education, government, and other professions – will address aspects of our changing world and the challenges future leaders will confront.  The program will not promote any specific political party, religion, or way of thinking; but is designed to develop critical thinking skills by actively involving participants in discussion and informal debate.  During the seminar you will be asked to undertake a community service challenge involving at least 100 hours during the year following your seminar, to make a difference in your school, community, place of worship, or other environment where you see a need.  The program also includes outstanding speakers, leadership activities, social events, and a special closing ceremony to which your parents are invited.
  • What are the accommodations like?
  • Participants will be assigned to dorms rooms with two participants per room on floors reserved exclusively for the seminar. Linens are provided, but often participants bring extra bedding (see packing list for more information), Everyone will receive nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. On the Medical History Records Form, please indicate any special dietary considerations, including vegetarianism, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • What if I need to take medication while I am at the seminar?
  • Please provide information about your medication on the Medical History Records Form and bring the Physician Medication Verification Form with you to the seminar (documents are included in the form set located at the top of this page).  Make sure to read and comply with the Policy for Use of Medication During a HOBY Event.
  • If necessary, how may I contact a student during the seminar?
  • Parents, friends and family members are discouraged from calling students during the seminar due to the disruption caused to panels and activities.  In case of emergency, your parent(s) or guardian may call co-Leadership Seminar Chair Eric Martin at 360-581-7581.  The seminar will be chaperoned by qualified adults who will be staying at the facility 24 hours a day.
  • Who pays for the seminar?
  • Your school, parent, or sponsor has paid a Registration Fee for the seminar.  All costs for meals, lodging and training materials have been generously provided by sponsors throughout our state, including businesses, foundations, individuals, volunteers, and service organizations wishing to support leadership education.  If you have not yet sent your payment please do so before the first day of the seminar.
  • What should I wear at the seminar?
  • Comfortable clothing is recommended for the seminar.  HOBY Washington will provide a tee-shirt that is to be worn for the majority of the seminar, and will be washed and returned for the next day. Good walking shoes are highly recommended as many activities will require some walking to and from.  Also a rain jacket or umbrella is a good addition in the event some showers fall upon the seminar during outdoor walking periods. A more detailed packing list can be found here.
  • What about religious services?
  • A non-denominational service in the schedule.
  • What transportation arrangements have been made?
  • You are responsible for your transportation to and from the seminar. Please include all details of your itinerary on the enclosed Participant Confirmation Form. We tentatively are offering a bus (Price $135 per student, including 3 extra meals and one additional night) scheduled to depart June 20th, at 4:15 pm from Kirkland and will return to Kirkland June 24th 7:30 pm. If you have last minute transportation problems, please notify Eric Martin, Co-Leadership Seminar Chair, at 360-581-7581.
  • What if I am unable to attend the seminar?  If circumstances arise that prevent you from attending the entire seminar, including overnight, we would like to give another student the opportunity to attend.  Please return these forms to the person at your school who selected you, and follow up with Eric Martin at Registration@HOBYWA.org.
  • Who may I contact should I have any additional questions?  Additional questions or concerns should be directed to co-Leadership Seminar Chairs Nicholas Panebianco and Eric Martin at lsc@hobywa.org or 360-581-7581.
  • What actions should I take now?  With your parent or guardian, carefully review, complete and sign the forms in this set by May 1st, 2018.