2013 AOPL-API Summer Leadership Meeting

Sunday, June 23 - Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Surf and Sand Resort
1555 S Coast Highway [map]
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Please join the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) for the AOPL-API Summer Pipeline Leadership Meeting June 23 to June 25 at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. This meeting is one of the best opportunities to get to know your counterparts in the industry and have a voice in how AOPL focuses its efforts and resources.

Attendees will discuss:

• FERC orders and rulemakings;
• PHMSA regulations, actions, and possible future steps;
• Congressional interest in oil pipelines;
• Communications and advocacy; and
• Pipeline safety performance improvement, including a ranking of top priorities for the 2014 Environment and Safety initiative strategic plan.

Located directly on California’s pristine Laguna Beach, the Surf and Sand Resort offers something for everyone. Relax by the oceanfront pool or enjoy personalized treatments at the Aquaterra Spa. If you feel more adventurous, take advantage of the active lifestyle of Southern California with surfing, body boarding, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding or biking local trails. The Resort is in the town of Laguna Beach, which offers plenty of boutique shopping, art galleries and restaurants. Other local attractions include Disneyland, Legoland, whale watching and Catalina Island. After exploring the area, unwind in your beachfront room decorated in a palette of ocean colors.


AOPL will provide breakfast Monday and Tuesday mornings for meeting attendees only.

On Monday evening the reception and dinner will be on the beautiful Catalina Terrace. Dress will be resort casual. You may want to bring a sweater as we will be outside and cool breezes are always a possibility on the beach. This is the night designed to kick-off the annual meeting by renewing old acquaintances and greeting new attendees. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. If you or your guest has any food allergies, please note such when you register online for this dinner. The cost of the dinner is included in the attendee's registration fee. Guests may join you for an additional fee of $150 per person. Cancellations must be received by June 7th in order to obtain a refund.

The Monday Reception and Awards Dinner begins with a cocktail reception at 7:00 p.m. on the Catalina Terrace followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. You may want to bring a sweater. If you or your guest has any food allergies, please note such when you register online for this dinner. The cost of the dinner is included in the attendee's registration fee. Guests may join you for an additional $175 per person. Cancellations must be received by June 7th in order to obtain a refund.

This golf event is open to meeting attendees, their spouses and their business guests. The Member 18-hole tournament will be held Monday, June 24 at 12:50 p.m. The format will be a four-person “scramble.” This type of format suits all levels of play and everyone is encouraged to sign-up. Although the tournament scoring does not use handicaps, we ask for your handicap, if you have one, or if not, estimate your average score for a round of 18 holes. This will enable teams to be assembled in an equitable manner. The pro will have the carts set with your clubs and players names upon your arrival at the golf area for the tournament.

The course and warm–up facility are conveniently located at Monarch Beach Golf Links. AOPL will provide a shuttle to the course, which it about 10-15 minutes from the Surf and Sand Resort. Box lunches will be on the carts and available beginning at 12:30 pm. You will need to bring your clubs with you.

The fee is $225 and includes greens fee, cart, warm-up cage balls, prizes, scoring fee, and boxed lunch. Both team prizes and individual prizes will be awarded at the dinner Monday evening. Registration forms are due by Friday June 7th. After this date there will be no guarantee Monarch Beach can accommodate additional players. There will be no refunds for cancellations.

The Monarch Beach Golf Club requires a proper golf shirt with a collar and no denim. Metal golf spikes are NOT allowed. The Resort does rent clubs and shoes for men and women. Details are brands and pricing are below.

Arrangements for golf rentals and for tee-times outside of the tournament should be arranged independently. Also, if you would like suggestions for courses in the area, please contact Heather Keith or Call the hotel at 949-497-4477 and ask for the Concierge.

Several optional activities will be available on Monday morning and afternoon for spouses, children and/or non-golfers. Please indicate your interest when you register online. If you are interested in these activities on another day, contact Heather and she will make the necessary arrangements for you.
▪ Guided Sea Lion Ocean Kayak Tour - Paddle Southern California's most magnificent coastline and see Laguna Beach from the ocean. You will see a colony of sea lions, fish, marine birds and maybe dolphin and whales. The cost is $85 per person.
▪ SUP (Stand-up paddleboard) Lesson and Tour - Join the latest fitness craze while paddling around sheltered coves, reefs and tidepools, then out to Seal Rock to visit the sea lion colony. The cost is $100 per person.
▪ Surf Lessons - Have you and/or the kids always dreamed of California surfing? Now is the time. Join expert instructors for a two-hour lesson. The cost is $100 per person.
▪ Bootcamp - Anyone for sunrise exercise on the beach? Let Heather know if you or someone in your party is interested in a bootcamp-style exercise class on Sunday or Monday morning.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Surf and Sand Online Reservations
Surf and Sand Resort Website

Related Files:

2013 AOPL Summer Meeting Agenda
Monarch Beach Golf and Shoe Rental Information

Registration Includes:

The registration fees includes breakfast on Monday and Tuesday as well as the all receptions and dinners.

Meeting Attire:

For meetings, business casual, resort or golf attire is recommended. The average high temperature for the area is 75 degrees. The average low is 58 degrees.

Both evening events will be outside on a terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean, so dress comfortably and bring a sweater. Sometimes it can be cooler on the beach. While there is no specific dress code, in years past most men chose to dress in sport coats and shirts, without tie, women dressed in cocktail attire.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 06/07/2013
Name Price Available To
AOPL Member $450.00   AOPL Members
Companion/Guest Dinners June 23 and 24 $325.00  
Companion/Guest Dinner June 23 only $150.00  
Companion/Guest Dinner June 24 only $175.00  
Companion/Guest Golf Tournament only $225.00  
Companion/Guest Dinner June 24 and Golf Tournaments $400.00  
Companion/Guest Dinner June 23 and 24 and Golf Tournaments $550.00  
Companion/Guest No Events $0.00  
API Staff $450.00   API Staff

Cancellation and Other Policies:

1. Cancellations must be received by Friday, June 7, 2013 to receive a refund. Cancellations on or before June 7, will incur a $20 administrative fee. Cancellations after June 7 are not eligible for a refund. You may substitute another person without penalty.

2. There will be no refunds for golf tournament cancellations.

Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:

Please make your reservations with The Surf and Sand resort as soon as possible. The Surf and Sand Resort reservations number is 1-800-837-9230. Or go to https://reservations.jcresorts.com/surf/availability.asp?hotelCode=surf&requesttype=invBlockCode&code=1906ASSOC to reserve your reservation at the Surf & Sand Resort. Reservations must be made by June 5, 2013 to obtain the AOPL negotiated rates. Room reservations will require a one (1) nights deposit for each guest room reserved. Following are the group room rates available until sold-out:

Run of the House $305++

Standards Guest Rooms are set back from the waves crashing on shore and feature:

400 Sq Ft.
Pool & Ocean View
King Bed or Two Queen Beds
Home & Cordless Telephone
Marble Tiled Entryway
Shower & Single Vanity

As long as rooms are available, the group rates will be charged for all your reservation dates. If you are planning to extend for the entire week, verify your room rate at the time the reservation is made to ensure you are receiving the group rate for your entire stay. There is a daily resort fee of $15 for single or double occupancy. Guest parking is $30 per night.

There is a 5-day cancellation notice for room deposit refunds. Should you need to cancel your room reservation, contact the Surf and Sand Resort directly in addition to contacting Heather Keith at AOPL. The formal cut-off date for room reservations to obtain group rates is June 5, 2013.

Travel Information:

Airport Information
The distances from the Surf and Sand Resort to various airports are:

Los Angles International Airport 54 miles 60-90 minutes
John Wayne (Orange County) Airport 14 miles 25 minutes
San Diego International Airport 72 miles 75-90 minutes

Transportation To/From the Airport
The cost for a taxi from John Wayne Airport is approximately $40-$60 one-way. Rates will be significantly higher from LAX and SAN. The websites for local airports are below. These websites provide information on car rentals, shuttles and other limousine companies.

LAX – http://www.lawa.org/welcomeLAX.aspx
John Wayne Airport – http://www.ocair.com
San Diego International Airport - http://www.san.org

For more information please contact:

Heather Keith
Director, Programs and Administration