93rd FRA & 88th LA FRA 2021 National Conventions
Spokane Valley, Washington 
October 2-9, 2021


This year’s convention was hosted by the Northwest Region. The dates Oct. 2-9, 2021, in Spokane Valley, Washington. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines for group gatherings if still in effect. The safety and the wellbeing of our members is our priority.

The site is located at the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley, Washington. there is free on-site parking and WIFI; a complimentary shuttle to and from the hotel within a five-mile radius of hotel. Onsite is the MAX restaurant (menus & reviews), nearby is a shopping center and outdoor recreation by the river. To learn more about the hotel and surrounding area the hotel website is www.mirabeauparkhotel.com; you can also book your rooms on their website or call the hotel at 509-924-9000, using code FRAV21. The rate is $114 per night, plus 12.2% tax and $2 tourism fee. The cut-off date for the block of rooms will be held until Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. Quoted rates will be offered based on availability 2 days before and 2 days after the convention dates. check-in time is after 3 p.m. and check-out is noon. The closest airport is at Spokane, Washington.

The Northwest Region is currently researching possible tours and activities. On page two of Newsletter #2, there is an overview of important dates to help you plan your trip. On page three are the meal descriptions for the breakfasts, luncheons and the banquet. On page four there is an order form for the meals. On page five you will find the order form for the Convention Journal advertising and the following pages have information about reserving vendors or information tables; scooter rentals, tuxedo rentals; tours and more.

The Welcome Aboard Party will be held on Tuesday Oct. 5, 2021 at 1830 in the Tamarack and Spruce Rooms. The theme of the event will be announced in a future newsletter. However, we need your help to ensure that you will have a pleasant and entertaining evening. Admission to the Welcome Aboard Party is $10 per person. You can order and pay for your ticket on the meals order form.

A Note: At the Banquet, table(s) will only be reserve for the incoming FRA and LA FRA National Presidents.

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2021 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 Johnson mwjohn4@comcast.net

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 LAFRA JrPNP Bea Parco arpsw2014@gmail.com

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