A Message from the Chair

Dear UNYOC Members,

I wish I could say Happy Spring, but it really doesn’t feel that way for most of us still in a deep freeze. 

I wanted to share a letter of thanks from MLA for a recent donation from our Chapter to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) scholarships.  This donation will assist in providing financial support to those in need to attend the Institute. If you would like to read more about the institute, you can do so here

I hope that everyone is beginning to think about our Annual Meeting November 14-16, 2018  in beautiful Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Don’t forget to renew your UNYOC membership in order to take advantage of the member’s rate.  It’s never too early to start thinking about getting your travel documents in order. If you need more information please visit the Canadian Border Patrol website.

I hope spring finds us soon here and we can look forward to some warmer weather.


Deb Chiarella

Chapter Activities, Meetings

Apply for a Professional Development Award!

Applications are open for the UNYOC Professional Development Award. The amount of the award is up to $1,000 USD and there are six available.

Keep in mind that only members in good standing are eligible. Make sure you have submitted your dues for 2018 before you apply! Deadline is March 30.

Visit this page for more information.

Chapter Activities

Membership Renewal

As we begin a new year, UNYOC Membership Co-Chairs Elizabeth Stellrecht and Rita Ferri invite you to renew your UNYOC membership for 2018. Membership is based on the calendar year, January 1st through December 31st.

Membership benefits include:

  • Opportunity to apply for one of our professional development scholarships sponsored by the chapter;
  • Continuing education courses;
  • Access to the UNYOC listserv, a great way to not only stay informed of chapter events but exchange ideas with colleagues;
  • Reduced registration rates for UNYOC’s annual chapter meeting.

To renew your membership, please fill out the membership form (found under Membership) and submit it along with check payable to UNYOC/MLA.

Thank you for being a member of this organization; it is because of our membership that we are able to be a success.

Member News

Book your room for the 2018 meeting!

Planning on attending next year’s annual meeting? Book your room online at www.vintage-hotels.com with Group ID 1939610 or call 1-888-669-5566 and request the In-House Reservation Line. Use the Group ID or identify as a UNYOC member to get the special rate.

To book with a very special rate of $159/night please make your reservation by October 1, 2018. Space is limited, so please book early!