WHITE COAT RALLY
Categories: From the KCMS Office
MSMS has organized a rally in Lansing on Tuesday October 20 to raise awareness about physician issues, including the fight against the proposed physician tax. KCMS is sending a contingent and is sponsoring a bus for travel. If you prefer, you may travel to Lansing independently and meet us there. We welcome your participation!
For those wishing to reserve a seat on the bus:
Please contact the Kent County Medical Society office with your name and a contact number
Where: Park and Ride on the East Beltline and I-96 by Marlarky’s Restaurant.
When: Tuesday morning October 20, 2009
Time: 9:15 am boarding
9:30 Bus leaves
Buses will be going directly to the Radisson Hotel where you can pick up your Rally Information Packet. Below is a schedule for the day.
Note: buses will be leaving from the Radisson to return to Grand Rapids. Last shuttle to parking area will be at 4 pm.
Check the MSMS website for updates on the schedule.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
9:30 a.m. – First shuttle buses will leave the Dunham’s store parking area to transport participants to the Lansing Radisson Hotel.
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Arrive at the Radisson to Register, pick up your Rally Information Packet, and enjoy Refreshments with your colleagues. A limited number of passes to the Senate Committee Meeting will be available at Registration on a first-come/first-served basis.
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Registrants will enjoy a light meal at the Radisson, and hear from MSMS President Richard E. Smith, MD and other leaders at 11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – **Senate Meeting pass holders will proceed to that meeting. All other participants will walk together from the Radisson Hotel to the Capitol for a Rally, which starts at 12:15 p.m. and lasts until approximately 1:30 p.m.
1:15 p.m. – Those who pre-scheduled meetings with their own lawmakers will go to those; or participants may choose to go to the Capitol Gallery to observe the House in session. Those who need to leave Lansing at this point may board buses every 15 minutes from the Radisson to the Dunham’s store parking area.
4:00 p.m. – Last shuttle bus leaves Radisson Hotel, returning to the Dunham’s store parking area.