5436 Peru St. #1
June 13 – 14, 2014
The DoubleTree By Hilton Williamsburg
Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 13, 2014
Convention Advance Registration Fee - $15.00 ($20.00 on site)
Deadline May 15, 2014
(Fee covers: Member/Delegate Badge, Convention Program Report Book and Delegate’s Reception)
Mail Registration form to:
AMRA National Headquarters
National Convention Registration
5436 Peru St., Suite 1
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
For Convention information 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 and relaxation in a beautiful city where history abounds.
Historic Williamsburg has enough interesting things to see and do that making this a family vacation would be a fabulous idea. Colonial Williamsburg is the nation’s largest living history museum, a replica of the site where John Smith and company established the first permanent English colony, complete with period dress and re-enactors living the old-time life. Often called America’s Historic Triangle, it’s an easy trip from Williamsburg to Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown Victory Center and Historic Yorktown. Learn about the Revolutionary War era and have fun doing it.
Williamsburg is also home to Busch Gardens, a 350 acre European-themed park with world-class roller coasters, fun rides, children’s attractions, animal shows and live entertainment. Visit the site of the first official Thanksgiving in 1619 at Berkeley Plantation and learn that Taps was composed here in 1862 at the Civil War Headquarters of General McClellan. Historic Yorktown, 15 minutes away, is most remembered as the site of the pivotal victory in the American Revolutionary War. In Historic Jamestown you can walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and the men and women who settled England’s first permanent colony in North America in 1607.
Don’t stop there – you can also visit the Mariners’ Museum, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, Water Country Park, Botanical Garden, Williamsburg Winery and if you’re really adventurous, go sailing aboard the 105 foot Schooner Alliance. William and Mary College is located in Williamsburg, along with many options for golfing, shopping and dining.
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 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The hotel is offering AMRA’s convention rate for 3 days prior and 3 days past our convention so you will have plenty of time to spend with the family, enjoy all that the area offers, and still make the convention meetings.
Call 800-222-8733 TODAY to make your reservation
Identify yourself as an American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) member
Ask for the Convention rate of $89.00
Parking: No charge for guests
Rates are valid three (3) days before the Convention and three (3) after the Convention if you wish to enjoy additional time in the Williamsburg area.
Hotel check- in time is 3:00 p.m. – check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
Hotel Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to expected arrival will be billed for one (1) night’s room and tax.
Closest airport is Newport News, VA (20 minutes from hotel). Richmond and Norfolk airports are (45 minutes from the hotel)
From Airport – TBA
Downtown Transportation – Taxi, downtown trolley, local bus
Keynote Speaker -
Kevin Secor - Special Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Liaison to Veterans Organizations
Luncheon Speaker – Rick Campbell - AMRA member and author of The Trident Deception (St. Martin's Press)
National Convention Schedule - Preliminary and subject to change
Thursday, June 12, 2014 – 4:00 p.m. – American Military Retirees Foundation Board Meeting
Friday, June 13, 2014 – Registration 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Pick up Advance Registration Badge - On site registration @ $20.00)
Friday, June 13, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. - National Board of Directors Meeting (members welcome)
Friday, June13, 2014 – 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Delegate’s reception (members & guests welcome)
Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Registration, exhibits, AMRA merchandise sales
Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. - National Convention (delegates & registered members & spouses)
Saturday, June 14, 2014 – Noon - Awards Luncheon (spouses & guests welcome) Ticketed event – $28
Saturday, June14, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – Annual Banquet (spouses & guests welcome) Ticketed event - $42
Sunday, June 15, 2014 –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.
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