Montana HOBY FAQs

Montana HOBY FAQs

  • Where will the seminar be held? The seminar will take place at Rocky Mountain College in Billings Montana, June 3rd – 6th.
  • When will the seminar be held? Seminar participants may register any time after 2pm on Thursday June 3rd but before 3pm on Thursday June 3rd. The seminar will begin with Ambassador Orientation on June 11th at 3:30pm and conclude with Closing Ceremonies on June 6th midayYou must be present for the entire seminar, including overnight.
  • Where should I go when I arrive?  Please go to the parking lot for Widenhouse Hall off Poly Drive. A HOBY volunteer committee member will greet you and check you in. A room key deposit of $40 is required. Please come prepared with either cash or check. Checks are to be made payable to ‘HOBY Montana’.
  • What kind of program is planned? During your HOBY Leadership Seminar, many dynamic leaders—all volunteers from the fields of business, education, government, and other professions—will address aspects of our changing world and the challenges future leaders will confront. The program will not promote any specific political party, religion, or way of thinking; but is designed to develop critical thinking skills by actively involving participants in discussions and informal debate. During the seminar, you will be asked to undertake a community service project(s) involving at least 100 hours during the year following your seminar, to make a difference in your school, community, place of worship, or other environment where you see a need. The program also includes outstanding speakers, leadership activities, social events, and a special closing ceremony to which your parents are invited.
  • What are the accommodations like? Participants will be assigned to a dorm room on floors reserved exclusively for the seminar. Everyone is to bring their own personal toiletries, sheets, blankets, pillows and a towel. Everyone will receive nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Participants should plan on eating before arrival; the first meal provided will be dinner on Thursday June 3rd. On the Medical History Records Form, please indicate any special dietary considerations, including vegetarianism, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • What if I need to take medication while I am at the seminar? Please provide information about your medication on the Medical History Records Form and bring the Physician Medication Verification Form with you to the seminar (documents are included in this form set). Make sure to read and comply with the Policy for Use of Medication During a HOBY Event.
  • If necessary, how may I be contacted during the seminar? Parents, friends, and family members are discouraged from calling students during the seminar due to the disruption caused to panels and activities. In case of emergency, your parent(s) or guardian may call Charly Malcom at 406-599-1060. The seminar will be chaperoned by qualified adults who will be staying at the facility 24 hours a day.
  • Who pays for the seminar? Your school, parent or other sponsor group has paid a Registration Fee. You are responsible for transportation to and from the seminar. All costs for meals, lodging and training materials have been generously provided by sponsors throughout our state, including businesses, foundations, individuals, and service organizations wishing to support leadership education.
  • What should I wear at the seminar? Participants will be given a HOBY t-shirt to wear for the duration of the weekend. Please wear appropriate semi-casual business clothing in addition to your t-shirt. Sunday is a “dress-up” day for our Closing Ceremonies. There will also be a dance during the program and the participants are allowed to change into comfortable, appropriate casual clothing.
  • What transportation arrangements have been made? You are responsible for your transportation to and from the seminar. Please include all details of your itinerary on the enclosed Participant Confirmation Form. If you have last minute transportation problems up to June 3rd, please notify Charly Malcom, 406-599-1060.
  • What if I am unable to attend the seminar? If circumstances arise that prevent you from attending the entire seminar, including overnight, we would like to give another student the opportunity to attend. Please return these forms to the person at your school who selected you, and follow up with a call to Stephanie Beeman, 406-670-8238
  • Who may I contact should I have additional questions? Additional questions or concerns should be directed to Charly Malcom, 406-599-1060, or mthobylsc@gmail.com.
  • What action should I take now? There is nothing you need to do right now.  Just be ready for an OUTSTANDING 4 days in Billings.