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2018 NW Convention

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.

Hotel Information: The Riverside Hotel is located at 2900 Chinden Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83714. Attendees may call (208) 343-1871 and ask for the FLEET RESERVE group rate.  The rate of $102.00 plus taxes will be in effect 4 days before and 2 days after. All rooms are NON SMOKING. There are suites available, please call the hotel for information.

POC/Chair is PRPNW Tom Flanik (

The 2018 NW Regional Convention has the information on the hotel and meals.  The 2018 Northwest Convention POD has the updated POD and the information on the tours.

2018 Northwest Convention POD


FRA credentials are to be sent to PRPNW Dan Holloway

Regional Delegate_Credential_Form


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”.

The second newsletter has the information regarding the hotel, meals, and tours available.

2018 Convention – Newsletter 4 (Final)
2018 Convention – Newsletter 3
2018 Convention – Newsletter 2
2018 Convention – Newsletter 1