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


  

LATEST CONVENTION NEWS
This year’s convention is hosted by the Northwest Region. The dates are 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.


CONVENTION SCHEDULE
(2021 will be updated once confirmed)

Schedule is subject to change

 

DATE  / TIME    ACTIVITY/EVENT                               

Sunday 10/3/2021
1200 – 1700 Tour – TBD
1200 – 2300 Hospitality Room

Monday 10/4/2021
0700 – 0900 Past Regional President BOD Breakfast (Closed)
0900 – 1230 Tour
0900 – 1200 FRA Registration
0900 – 1200 LAFRA Registration
1300 – 1500 FRA Pre Board Meeting
1300 – 1500 LAFRA Pre Board Meeting
1500 – 1700 Workshop
1500 – 1700 FRA Registration
1500 – 1700 LAFRA 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


Tuesday 10/5/2021
0730 – 0830 FRA Registration
0730 – 0830 LAFRA 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 LAFRA 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 LAFRA 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 LAFRA Registration
1300 1700 FRA 1st Business Session
1300 – 1700 LAFRA 1st Business Session
1630 – 1700 Workshop FRA App - Christina Hitchcock, DMD - FRA App installation,
Overview and updates
1700 – 1930 Hospitality Room
1830 – 1100 Welcome Aboard Reception


Wednesday 10/6/2021
0700 – 0800 FRA Registration
0700 – 0800 LAFRA Registration
0700 – 0815 FRA Past Regional President – Breakfast (Limited to PRP's)
0800 – 1100 LAFRA 2nd Business Session
0815 – 0900 FRA Legislative Service - National Committee on Legislative Services, National
Executive Director, Director of Legislative Programs
0900 – 1100 FRA Budget & Finance Committee
0900 – 1100 FRA C&BL Committee
0900 – 1100 FRA Veterans Service Committee
0900 – 1100 FRA Americanism Patriotism Committee
0900 – 1100 FRA Youth Activities Committee
0900 – 1100 FRA Honorary Membership Committee
0900 – 1100 FRA Public Relations Committee
0900 – 1100 FRA Hospital & Welfare Committee
0900 – 1100 FRA Time & Place Committee
0900 – 1100 FRA Future Planning Committee
0900 – 1100 FRA Membership Committee
1115 – 1230 LAFRA Past Regional President - Luncheon (Limited to PRP's)
1130 – 1245 Workshop: (Lunch is provided for attendees)
1300 – 1600 FRA 2nd Business Session
1300 – 1600 LAFRA 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


Thursday 10/7/2021
0700 – 0800 FRA Registration
0700 – 0800 LAFRA 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 LAFRA Registration
1130 – 1245 LAFRA 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 LAFRA 4th Business Session
1600 – 2300 Hospitality Room
1630 – 1830 Workshop: Branch Officer Training, one on one and Branch reports explained
1700 – 2300 TBD


Friday 10/8/2021
1000 – 1200 Installation of Officers Rehearsal
1600 – 1800 Photos
1800 – 1900 Installation of Officers
1915 – 1930 Cocktails
1930 – 2300 Awards Banquet & Dance


Saturday 10/9/2021
0830 – 1000 FRA Post Board Meeting
0830 – 1000 LAFRA Post Board Meeting

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

2021 CONVENTION NEWSLETTERS


Newsletter # 1

Newsletter # 2