93rd FRA/87th LA FRA 2020 NATIONAL CONVENTIONS

Portland, Oregon 
September 28 – October 3, 2020


  

CONVENTION NEWS
Northwest Region of the FRA is hosting the 2020 National Conventions. All FRA Members and family are invited and welcome to join us in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. 

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
 
The phone number is 503-281-2500 
Be sure to mention “
Fleet Reserve Association
The online reservation feature will be available at a later date.
Room rates are $112 per night  plus 15.3% hotel tax.
Please review the schedule of events below to plan your arrival and departure.
Room rates apply for up to three days prior and three days following the convention dates but you are advised to book early to ensure availability 
The cut-off date for the block of rooms will be held until Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
There is on-site complimentary self-parking.
Complimentary airport transportation to and from the hotel and within a five-mile radius of the hotel.


2019 CONVENTION SCHEDULE (2020 will be updated once confirmed)

Disclaimer:  Schedule is subject to change.”

 

DATE  / TIME    ACTIVITY/EVENT                               

Monday           9/28/2020
1200 – 1700    Tour – TBD
1200 – 2300    Hospitality Room

Tuesday          9/29/2020 

0700 – 0900    Past Regional President Beal Breakfast (Closed)
0900 – 1230    Tour 
0900 – 1200    FRA Registration
0900 – 1200    LA FRA Registration
1300 – 1500    FRA Pre Board Meeting
1500 – 1700    Workshop
1500 – 1700    FRA Registration
1500 – 1700    LA FRA Registration
1500 – 2300    Hospitality Room
1600 – 1700    FRA Education Foundation Meeting  Governors Boardroom
1600 – 1700    Membership Services Director of Membership Development - What Member Services Does – Overview and Feedback welcome

Wednesday     9/30/2020

0730 – 0830    FRA Registration
0730 – 0830    LA FRA Registration

0730 – 0830    Convention Orientation – First time attendees & alumni welcome.
Overview of the convention activities (continental breakfast for attendees)
0900 – 1100    Opening Ceremony
1115 – 1245    FRA Past National President Luncheon (Limited to PNP's) 
1115 – 1245    LA FRA Past National President Luncheon (Limited to PNP's
1115 – 1245    FRA Regional President, RPE, Regional Vice President - Luncheon (Limited to RP's and RVP's)
1115 – 1245    LA FRA Regional President, RPE, Regional Vice President - Luncheon (Limited to RP's and RVP's)
1130 – 1245    Branch Resources Overview - Christina Hitchcock, DMD - Branch Officers and Shipmate interested in Officer positions should attend. FRA Website (Lunch is provided for attendees)
1130 – 1300    FRA Registration
1130 -  1300    LA FRA Registration
1300    1700    FRA 1
st Business Session                 
1300 – 1700    LA FRA 1
st Business Session            
1630 – 1700    Workshop FRA App - Christina Hitchcock, DMD - FRA App instillation, overview and updates
1700 – 1930    Hospitality Room                               
1830 – 1100    Welcome Aboard Reception           

Thursday          10/1/2020

0700 – 0800    FRA Registration                                
0700 – 0800    LA FRA Registration                            
0700 – 0815    FRA Past Regional President - Breakfast (Limited to PRP's)
0800 – 1100    LA FRA 2
nd Business Session           
0815 – 0900    FRA Legislative Service - National Committee on Legislative Services, National Executive Director, Director of Legislative Programs, N      
0900 – 1100    FRA Budget & Finance                               
0900 – 1100    FRA C & BL
0900 – 1100    FRA Veterans Service                   
0900 – 1100    FRA Americanism Patriotism           
0900 – 1100    FRA Youth Activities                          
0900 – 1100    FRA Honorary Membership              
0900 – 1100    FRA Public Relations                        
0900 – 1100    FRA Hospital & Welfare                   
0900 – 1100    FRA Time & Place                              
0900 – 1100    FRA Future Planning                          
0900 – 1100    FRA Membership                             
1115 – 1230    LA FRA Past Regional President - Luncheon (Limited to PRP's)
1130 – 1245    Workshop: (Lunch is provided for attendees)                                    
1300 – 1600    FRA 2
nd Business Session               
1300 – 1600    LA FRA Committee Meetings       
1600 – 2300    Hospitality Room                            
1630 – 1830    Public Relations Workshop - Christina Hitchcock, DMD - Share what your branch does “Best Practices” and “strategies’ - Creating a Branch Resume 

Friday               10/2/2020

0700 – 0800    FRA Registration   
0700 – 0800    LA FRA Registration     
0730 – 0830    Workshop: Branch Resources Part 1   - Christina Hitchcock, DMD - Branch Officers and Shipmate interested in Officer Positions should attend. (continental breakfast for attendees)   
0900 – 1100    FRA 3rd Business Session 
0900 – 1100    LA FRA 3rd Business Session
1130 – 1230    FRA Registration
1130 – 1230    LA FRA Registration
1130 – 1245    LA FRA National President - Luncheon
1130 – 1245    Workshop: Branch Resources Part 2 - Officer Training- Presenter Christina Hitchcock, DMD - FRA Membership Services Portal, Group email, how to make your Branch work smarter Branch Report now and in the future. (Lunch is provided for attendees)
1300 – 1600    FRA 4th Business Session    
1300 – 1600    LA FRA 4th Business Session   
1600 – 2300    Hospitality Room      
1630 – 1830    Workshop:  Branch Officer Training, one on one and Branch reports explained
1700 – 2300    TBD

Saturday         10/3/2020

1000 – 1200    Installation of Officers Rehearsal 
1600 – 1800    Photos 
1800 – 1900    Installation of Officers
1915 – 1930    Cocktails 
1930 – 2300    Awards Banquet & Dance  

Sunday             10/4/2020

0830 – 1000    FRA Post Board Meeting 
0830 – 1000    LA FRA Post Board Meeting

2020 National Convention Committee
FRA Chair PRPNW Pete Lazzaretti pr@frabranch18.org

FRA Co-Chair PRPNW Margret “Peg” Burke fra.nwregion@gmail.com

LAFRA Chair PNP LAFRA Doris Fri doriscfri@gmail.com

LAFRA Co-Chair JrPNP Christina Murray christinamurray.lafra@gmail.com

Ceremonies PNP John Ippert mcpojdi@hawaii.rr.com

Financial Officer RPNW Bill Hall eaglesnest1048@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer PRPNW Margret “Peg” Burke fra.nwregion@gmail.com

Journal S/M Sarah Andrews office@frabranch18.org

Meals JrPRPNW LAFRA Rose Hall teter1951rh@gmail.com

Raffles & Auction Coodinator RPNW Bill Hall eaglesnest1048@gmail.com

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