2019 Board of Governors & Membership Planning Retreat


2019 Board of Governors & Membership Planning Retreat
August 16-18, 2019 • Courtyard by Marriott Oxford 
All members are invited to attend the Annual Retreat in Oxford, Mississippi! 
Join us for a strategic planning retreat. We will cover a host of topics and input from members will be crucial. This will be a chance for everyone to fully participate in crafting the key strategies that will move this organization forward.
Good food, drinks, and friends will be on hand all weekend! 

Schedule of Events:

Friday, August 16

Travel Day (Tip: Come early and enjoy all that Oxford has to offer. Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in.)

6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Dinner & Reception (cash bar)
Old Venice Pizza Co., 1112 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655

Saturday, August 17
9:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m. Budget & Finance Meeting
9:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting
10:00 a.m. — 10:50 a.m. Board of Governors Meeting
  • Expectations of Board Members
LUNCH (provided)
11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m CLE Hour
  • Speaker: TBD
12:35 p.m. — 1:35 p.m. Overview on Managing the Media
  • Speaker: Brad Chism, Chism Strategies

BREAK - 10 min

1:45 p.m. — 2:00 p.m Foundational Knowledge of MAJ
  • Daily Operations, Budget & Fundraising, Mission & Purpose
2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. Committee Planning & Goal-Setting Sessions
  • Session 1: Membership
    • Involvement, Expectations, & Benefits
    • Recruitment, Retention, & Diversity
  • Session 2: Politics
    • Legislative Session, Elections (Legislative & Judicial), JAMPac
  • Session 3: Pro Bono
    • Expungement Clinics, Silent Auction, Community Service Projects
4:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m

Group Outing – Gin Distillery Tour
Wonderbird Spirits, 618 County Road (aka Old Taylor Road), Taylor, MS 38673

6:00 p.m.  Dinner (on your own)
Sunday, August 18
Travel Day



Courtyard Oxford

305 Avenue E, Oxford, MS 38655



Hotel Accommodations:

CLICK HERE to reserve your room at the Courtyard Oxford. Reservations may also be made by calling the hotel directly at (662) 638-6014. Be sure to mention "Mississippi Association for Justice Board Retreat" to receive our group rate of $119/night. 

All reservations should be received to the hotel no later than Tuesday, August 6, 2019.