Read the 2016 National Convention Summary  
(Read the full Convention Report in the September Issue of AMRA News)

View the 2016 National Convention Photo Gallery

Your 2016-2017 National Officers

Your 2016-2017 Board of Directors


June 9 - 10, 2017 - Kissimmee, FL (Orlando) The Park Inn Resort and Conference Center
June 8 - 9, 2018 - Baltimore, MD - Holiday Inn Inner Harbor



June 3 – 4, 2016

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV   89109

Hotel Reservation Deadline:  May 12, 2016
See “Hotel Accommodations” below to make your reservation


Convention Advance Registration Fee - $15.00 ($20.00 on site)

Deadline: May 20, 2016

         (Fee covers: Member/Delegate/Guest Badge, Convention Program Report Book & Delegate’s Reception)

Click here for Convention Registration Form

 Mail Registration form to:
AMRA National Headquarters
National Convention Registration
5436 Peru St., Suite 1
Plattsburgh, NY   12901

For Convention information or to register to attend sessions by phone, call 1-800-424-2969

While serious business is a part of the National Convention, it is also a time to renew old friendships and make new ones – and take some time for fun in an exciting city with lots to do!

Located just one block off The Strip, adjacent to the Convention Center, the Westgate Resort & Casino is a Las Vegas landmark.  The Strip is easily accessible via an onsite station for the Las Vegas Monorail.

The Westgate was Elvis Presley’s “home in Las Vegas” from 1969 through 1976.  The hotel now features a 28,000-square-foot exhibition containing hundreds of Elvis artifacts never before displayed outside of Graceland and is home to Elvis Presley’s Graceland Wedding Chapel.

Spacious guestrooms and eight onsite restaurants ranging from the world’s largest Benihana and award-winning steaks at Edge Steakhouse to home-style cooking at Sid’s Café and the Ice Cream Shoppe will provide “something for everyone”.  Spend time in the 95,000-square-foot casino or on the newly-renovated Pool Deck.  Tennis anyone?  Enjoy one of the hotel’s six tennis courts or hotel guest access to the Las Vegas Country Club for a round or two of golf.

No one can deny that Las Vegas has it all and while we hope you take time to attend your convention sessions, there will be plenty of time for you to enjoy yourself with all the city has to offer.  To extend your stay, you can come early or stay late and take advantage of AMRA’s convention rate at the hotel for three days ahead of the convention and/or three days after the convention.

Of course, we hope your main objective will be to attend the National Convention’s Delegate Reception on Friday evening and the convention sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Also on Saturday are the Awards Luncheon and Annual Banquet.  The National Convention is your opportunity to see how your Association operates and to watch the delegates that represent you do the business of the Association as they amend the bylaws, adopt legislative resolutions and elect new National Officers.

Hotel Accommodations

Click Here to Register Online
Luxury Room Rates:  $59.00 + 12% Tax for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights.                                        
              Luxury Room Rates:  $89.00 + 12% Tax for Friday, Saturday nights

Rates are valid three (3) days before the Convention and three (3) after the Convention (based on availability) if you wish to enjoy additional time in Las Vegas.


Room rates:  Single/Double rates – shown above  
Hotel check- in time:   After 4:00 p.m. – check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
Hotel Cancellation Policy:  One night’s room deposit is required.  Room deposit is refundable, minus applicable hotel cancellation fees, if reservation is cancelled at least seven (7) days prior to arrival.


McCarran International Airport – 5 miles from downtown Las Vegas
From Airport
– SuperShuttle – 10% discount for convention attendees - $9.90 one way/$19.80 round trip.  Trip takes 20-30 minutes to hotel. Book online at - You must use group code: KZNLZ to get the discount.  From Terminal 1: exit baggage claim area via Door 11 (behind Starbucks) and proceed to SuperShuttle ticket booth to speak to a Uniformed Customer Service Representative.  From Terminal 3:  proceed from baggage claim area Door 53 to SuperShuttle booth on the right, to speak to a Uniformed Customer Service Representative.  Be sure to have your reservation confirmation with you.
Downtown Transportation –
Taxi, Monorail (Tickets available at Westgate Monorail station)

Entertainment -

Special Offers for AMRA National Convention Attendees from CIRQUE DU SOLEIL.

For a listing of other Vegas shows, CLICK HERE. 

Special Offer for AMRA National Convention Attendees from David Saxe Productions
Visit and use Promo Code AMR to get 2 tickets for the price of 1.
Attendees may also visit the box office and show their convention badge to get the 2 for 1 special offer.

National Convention Schedule 

Preliminary and Subject to Change


Keynote Speaker - TBA
Luncheon Speaker – TBA
Banquet Speaker - Richard Small, M.D., Chairman of Nevada Veterans Foundation

Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. – American Military Retirees Foundation Board Meeting

Friday, June 3, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - National Board of Directors Meeting (members welcome)
Friday, June 3, 2016– 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Delegate’s reception (members & guests welcome)

Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. – Registration, exhibits, AMRA merchandise sales
Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. - National Convention (delegates & registered members & spouses)
Saturday, June 4, 2016 – Noon - Awards Luncheon (spouses & guests welcome) Ticketed event – $40
Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. – Annual Banquet (spouses & guests welcome) Ticketed event - $65

Sunday, June 5, 2016 –9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Board Orientation (AMRA Board Members only)

Check back often for additional information –
We will continually update this site as details on events and speakers become available.