2018 NW Regional Convention

Gem State Branch & Unit #382 invites the Shipmates and Auxiliary members of the NW Region to the 2018 NW Regional Convention to be held August 17-18 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, ID.

Room Rates are $102 + tax, and the rate is good 4 days prior and 2 days post convention.

POC/Chair is PRPNW Tom Flanik (


FRA credentials are to be sent to PRPNW Dan Holloway

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2018 National Convention (91st FRA/86th LAFRA National Convention)

San Antonio, Texas has been selected as the site for the 2018 National Convention by the National Committee elected by the delegates at the 89th FRA/84th LAFRA National Convention held in Jacksonville, FL.  This will be a FRA sponsored convention, i.e. no branch or region is the host.

Hotel:  The committee has selected the OMNI San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio, TX  78230 (a Four Diamond Hotel).  The dates are September 23-30, 2018.  It is located in northwest San Antonio at I-10 and Wurzbach Road in the Colonnade Complex; 3 minutes (1 mile) to the Medical Center; 15 minutes (8 miles) to the San Antonio International Airport’ 15 minutes (12 miles) to the San Antonio Riverwalk Area; and Convention to I-10 and Loop 410.

There is on-site self-parking which is complimentary and on-site valet parking at the discount rate of $10 per day.  Comp-limentary airport transportation to and from the hotel and within a five-mile radius of the hotel.

Room Rates are $105 plus 16.75% tax.  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 Monday, September 3, 2018.  Reservations 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.

Reservations can be made b calling 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or by going online to the Customized Group Web Page  If making your reservation by phone be sure to mention “Fleet Reserve Association”.

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