REMINDER -- BALTIMORE COUNTY REGIONAL MEETING IS THURSDAY JULY 17 The event provides networking opportunities and updates on current/emerging industry issues for Baltimore County General Managers, their senior-level staff, and Allied Members. It is 10:30 to 11:30 AM at The Community College of Baltimore County, Hunt Valley Center. To RSVP click here. MARYLAND POST LABOR DAY SCHOOL START TASK FORCE REPORT CITES MH&LA The cover letter to the Governor, Senate President and Speaker of the House notes that MH&LA and Visit Baltimore made formal presentations in support of the concept during Task Force deliberations and prior to a 12-3 Task Force vote to endorse the concept. For a copy of the Maryland report click here. DELAWARE POST LABOR DAY SCHOOL START TASK FORCE ISSUES FINAL REPORT Following five months of dialogue and deliberations, a majority of the Delaware Task Force members approved a recommendation to the Delaware General Assembly Leadership that Delaware law be changed to require a post Labor Day school start. For a copy of the Delaware report click here. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE GOLF OUTING AND FISHING TOURNAMENT Both events are on Monday October 6 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge. For more details on registration options, special pricing on overnight accommodations and special discounts on pre event rounds of golf click here. MH&LA HAS A NEW ELECTED SECRETARY Congratulations to Bob Moore, Hotel Manager at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Bob was unanimously approved by the Board to serve as Secretary and member of the Executive Committee. This position is the first rung on a ladder leading to serving as MH&LA Board Chair. HORSESHOE CASINO BALTIMORE ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE Maryland's fifth casino will open on Tuesday evening August 26. In the interim, work crews are finishing installations of 2,500 slot machines, more than 100 table games, 25 tables for the World Series of Poker room, as well as an array of in house restaurants.