Northwest Regional Convention
Postponed until August 24 – 26, 2021

The 2020 Northwest Convention was postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Mt. Rainier Branch 104 will host the Northwest Region Convention on 8/24 – 26, 2021, at the La Quinta Hotel at 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA 98421.

The site has not changed but the dates have changed from a weekend convention to a weekday one.  Rates are cheaper and with all the hotel customers moving their meetings to the next year, weekdays were the most available.

Room reservation can be made by calling the hotel at 253-383-0146 and referencing the Group name FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION.  The rate of $99.00 plus taxes will be in effect four days before and two days after.  This includes a free Continental Breakfast. This is a non-smoking hotel.

Hotel Amenities:   Microwave and refrigerator in select rooms; Single cup coffee makers; Hair dryer; iron & full size ironing board; 24-hour business center; full service restaurant and lounge on site; outside swimming pool and spa; laundry facilities on site; and pets are welcome.

Nearby Attractions:  Joint Base Lewis McChord 10 miles, Tacoma Dome 0.5 miles, Museums 1. Glass Museum, Lemay Car Museum 1.0 mile and downtown Tacoma 0.5 mile. The Emerald Queen Casino, just over the freeway (I-5) will be opening in February 2020 and should be open in August when the convention is in session. There should be shuttles available from the casino.

Note:  The meals are listed on Flyer #2 that is attached to this posting.

Send Credentials to the following by mail or email before 8/1/2020: 
     PNP John Johnson (FRA Credentials Chair) – Original
     RPNW Bill Hall (NWR President) – Copy
     PRPNW Peg Burke (NWR Secretary) – Copy

2020 NWR Convention Flyer #1
2020 NWR Convention Flyer #2
2020 NWR Convention Flyer #3


93rd FRA / 88th LAFRA National Convention
Postponed until September 25 – October 2, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the above convention was postponed for one year.  

Portland, Oregon is the site for the above National Convention.  The hotel is the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR  97220.  The dates are now 9/25 – 10/2/2021.  Their phone number is 503-281-2500.  Be sure to mention “Fleet Reserve Association”.  The online reservation feature is as follows:  Highlight link and press Ctrl  on your keyboard & Click mouse to follow the link:

Room rates are $112 per night (without breakfast) plus 15.3% hotel 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 Tuesday, September 1, 2020.  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.

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

This National Convention is being hosted by the Northwest Region, Fleet Reserve Association.

2020 Nat’l Conv – Newsletter #2
2020 Nat’l Conv – Newsletter #1

94th FRA / 89th LAFRA National Convention

  • This convention will be held in 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.