2nd Quarterly Conference 2014

2014 2nd Quarterly Conference Information

June 10-13, 2014
Morgan City, LA

Dear Fellow LATA Members and Guests,

Laissez les bons temps rouler – Let the good times roll! The St. Mary Parish Sales & Use Tax Department is hosting the 2nd Quarterly LATA Conference. It is scheduled for Wednesday, June 11, 2014 through Friday, June 13, 2014. We are hosting it at the Holiday Inn located at 520 Roderick Street, Morgan City, LA.

A four man golf scramble will be played at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild Golf Course, www.atchafalayagolf.com , an Audubon Trail Course and Golf Digest Top 10 Course for 2013. The course is located at 400 Cotten Road, Patterson, LA and play will begin with a 7:30 a.m. tee time on Wednesday. Registration is $70 with lunch provided.

After our Wednesday afternoon committee meetings, the evening social will be held at the Cajun Coast Tourism and Visitor Bureau’s infamous sinking building. It has been raised and shored up and is ready for us to pass a good time with Steel Drums and Parrots, www.steeldrumsandparrots.com , along with a delicious Caribbean meal and fruity umbrella drinks.

On Thursday, our day will begin with an informative auditor’s field trip to Oceaneering International’s, www.oceaneering.com, state of art facility where you will tour the operations, possibly fly an ROV and learn about the taxability of certain aspects of the industry. General Sessions follow for the afternoon with dynamic topics such as the Board of Tax Appeal legislation update, a review of the DOR’s proposed ruling on repair parts and much more.

A hard day’s work deserves a little fun. Dinner and entertainment will be at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. It is within walking distance from the hotel. Get ready to sing along with Todd Adams at our Pat O’Brian style piano bar.

After Friday morning breakfast, the general sessions continue with a technology update, successor liability and possibly a surprise speaker that will surely please the masses. The conference will conclude with a banquet lunch during which all door prizes will be awarded.

A wealth of knowledge, vast variety of food, and exceptional conversation will cost only $175 for members and $200 for non-members. Hotel reservations may be obtained by emailing the hotel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (985)385-2200. The room rate will be $77.00 per night for single occupancy and $87.00 for double occupancy per night. These rates will include access to the full breakfast each morning of your stay. We have also secures a small block of room at the new Holiday Inn Express just 2 blocks from our conference location. The room rates will be the same which includes a continental breakfast.

Please be sure to mention you are with LATA2014 to receive the discounted rate. ****Reservations must be made by May 15, 2014 to assure these rates.

Registration forms and updated information will be available on the LATA website at www.loata.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (985) 384-8510.


Jeffery B. LaGrange
St. Mary Parish Sales & Use Tax Department
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Conference Letter
Conference Registration Form
Golf Registration Form
Fishing Registration Form