School Transportation Association of Massachusetts

 Please join us for the 40th Annual STAM Convention & Trade Show!

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE STAM CONVENTION IS DUE WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013!

 

Please fill out your registration form and FAX to the STAM office at 508-378-8970

 

or scan and Email to stam@schoolbus.org ASAP!!!

 

Thank You!

We Look Forward to seeing you Soon at The Sea Crest!

 

 

 

Our featured speaker this year is Bret Brooks, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Instructor with the training and consulting firm Gray Ram Tactical, LLC.  Since 2007, the firm has provided specialized training for thousands of school bus drivers across the United States.  Their research has been used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.  They have also conducted webinar training with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT).  They participated in the 2012 NAPT Annual Summit and will be presenting at the 2013 STN Expo.  Bret Brooks has instructed and participated in various transportation safety and security related functions.  His focus of instruction includes issues concerning personal safety and security.  He is the creator of many awareness courses for school teachers, administrators, and school bus drivers.  Bret has been published in many academic journals and trade magazines including School Bus Fleet Magazine and School Transportation News.

 

ATTENTION SCHOOL BUS DRIVER INSTRUCTORS!!!

The STAM Convention & Trade Show is recognized by the DOT/RMV to provide the updated training required at least every four years; 540 CMR 8.00

If you have not attended an updated training program recently, make plans to attend the STAM Convention at The Sea Crest NOW!!!

 

Sunday, July 28th

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Welcoming Reception

 

Monday, July 29th

 

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration and Continential Breakfast

 

9:00am:  Annual STAMble Golf Mixer for Owners, Vendors, and Friends of STAM

9:00 am at The Cape Cod Country Club

Followed by reception and outdoor trade show 4:00 pm at Seacrest Resort

 

8:30 am – 4:00 pm:  Programs of special interest to:

 School Bus Contractors, Instructors, and Drivers

 

(1)  Preventing the Most Common Injuries

Presentation by Patricia Gipps, USI Insurance Services

 

(2)  Surviving Audits of Training Records

Presentation by:  Judith Dupille and Margaret Rohanna, DOT/MA Registry of Motor Vehicles

 

*Luncheon*

  

(3)  Verbal and Non-Verbal Indicators of Violence

Presentation by:  Bret E. Brooks, CEO Gray Ram Tactical, LLC

 

4:00 pm – Cocktail Reception, Golf Awards and Outdoor Trade Show

 

6:00 pm – Annual STAM Indoor Clambake

 

 

Tuesday, July 30th

 

7:30 am – Conference Registration and Indoor Trade Show opens with Full Breakfast

 

(1)   Trade Show Vendor Presentations

 

(2)   Verbal and Non-Verbal De-Escalation Techniques

Presentation by:  Bret E. Brooks, CEO Gray Ram Tactical, LLC

 

*Luncheon*

Guest Speaker – TBD

 

(3)   Panel discussion:  Department of Public Utilities and Registry of Motor Vehicles

With Brian Cristy and Staff,  Judy Dupille, Margaret Rohanna and Staff

 

(4a) MA Division of Employment Security*

Breakout session for Owner/Contractors only

*agency has not yet confirmed

 

(4b)  TBD

Breakout session for Instructors and Drivers

 

(Other sessions are being considered depending upon availability, timing and logistics)

 

Wednesday, July 31

 

8:30 am  STAM Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting

 

10:00 am STAM Workers’ Compensation SIG

Annual Meeting followed by Quarterly Meeting

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Overnight rooms are available NOW at The Sea Crest!

Book at the special STAM rate

A Very Good Value at the Height of the Cape Cod Summer Season!!!

 

More information and registration forms for the

40th Annual STAM Convention and Trade Show

will be available soon

Tel: 508 378 0440  Fax:  508 378 8970  email: stam@schoolbus.org