92nd FRA/87th LA FRA 2019 NATIONAL CONVENTION

Memphis Tennessee, September 22-29, 2019


  

CONVENTION NEWS

Greeting Shipmates and Auxiliary Members

Memphis, Tennessee has been selected as the site for the 2019 National Convention by the National Committee.  The hotel selected is the Crowne Plaza Memphis East at 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Memphis, TN 38118.  The dates are from September 22 – 29, 2019.  It is located I-240 and Perkins 8 miles from the Memphis International Airport and 16 minutes from downtown & 13 minutes from Graceland.

There is on-site self-parking which is complimentary.  Complimentary airport transportation to and from the hotel and within a five-mile radius of the hotel.

Room Rates are $99.00 (without Breakfast) plus 17.75% tax and the City of Memphis Hotel Tourism Fee of $2.00 per day or $109.00 (which includes a Full and Complete Breakfast).  Room rates apply for up to three days prior and three days following the convention dates.

The cut-off date for the block of rooms will be held until Sunday, September 1, 2019.  Reservation requests received after 5:00 PM local time at the hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted based on guest room availability at the Group rate.

Telephone Number: Crowne Plaza Worldwide
Reservations 844-750-1135
See the most recent newsletter for more details.



CONVENTION TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Disclaimer:  Schedule is subject to change.”

 

DATE  / TIME    ACTIVITY/EVENT                               

Monday           9/23/2019
1200 – 1700    Tour – Graceland
1200 – 2300    Hospitality Room

Tuesday           9/24/2019

0700 – 0900    Past Regional President Beal Breakfast (Closed)
0900 – 1230    Tour – Downtown Memphis
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     9/25/2019

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 (Closed) 
1115 – 1245    LA FRA Past National President Luncheon (Closed) 
1115 – 1245    FRA Regional President, RPE, Regional Vice President - Luncheon (Closed)
1115 – 1245    LA FRA Regional President, RPE, Regional Vice President - Luncheon (Closed)
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 and overview.
1700 – 1930    Hospitality Room                               
1830 – 1100    Welcome Aboard Reception           

Thursday         9/26/2019    

0700 – 0800    FRA Registration                                
0700 – 0800    LA FRA Registration                            
0700 – 0815    FRA Past Regional President - Breakfast (Closed)
0800 – 1100    LA FRA 2
nd Business Session           
0815 – 0900    FRA Legislative Service - National Committee on Legislative Services, National Executive Director Tom Snee, Director of Legislative Programs John Davies, National Service Director PRPEC Chris Slawinski (continental Breakfast for attendees)            
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 (Closed)
1130 – 1245    Workshop: Whole Health Care Workshop - Veterans Health Administration Personnel share how to focus on your well-being (Lunch is provided for attendees)                                    
1300 – 1600    FRA 2
nd Business Session               
1300 – 1600    LA FRA Committee Meetings       
1600 – 2300    Hospitality Room                            
1600 – 2200    Navy vs Univ of Memphis –(Advanced tickets required)
1630 – 1830    Public Relations Workshop - Christina Hitchcock, DMD - Share what your branch does “Best Practices” and “strategies’ - Creating a Branch Resume 

Friday               9/27/2019

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    Casino  - Contact event organizers for details

Saturday         9/28/2019

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

Sunday             9/29/2019    

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

CONVENTION COMMITTEE

Chairman (FRA) Lawrence “Larry” Boudreaux, PNP
530-677-3925
larryboo@pacbell.net


Co-Chairman (FRA) Virgil P. Courneya, PNP

775-882-9201
virgil_courneya@att.net


Chairman (LA FRA) Helen Courneya, PNP
 775-882-9201 
vpc-hac-patches@att.net


Co-Chairman (LA FRA) Pat Boudreaux, PNP 
530-677-3925 
larryboo@pacbell.net

Treasurer Michael “Mick” Fulton, PRPSW 
619-410-1660 mickfulton@adeptworks.net


Member Cindy Rodham-Tuck, PNP

508-238-3607
cindyrodhamtuck@gmail.com


Member John W Johnson, PNP 

253-770-5935 
mwjohn4@comcast.net

Member Diane Hoover, PNP
410-757-9325 ladydihoover26@gmail.com