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Your 2015 National Board of Directors


June 3-4, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV
The Westgate Resort & Casino





June 12 – 13, 2015

The Netherland Plaza Hotel
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH   45202

Take a tour 

Hotel Reservation Deadline:  May 20, 2015

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

Deadline May 20, 2015

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

Click here for 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 by phone to attend sessions, 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.

Cincinnati has re-invented itself!  The city has enough interesting things to see and do that making this a family vacation would be a fabulous idea (as an incentive, the Netherlands Hotel welcomes children 18 and under to stay in their parents’ room FREE).  Cincinnati is the third largest city in Ohio and the 28th largest city in the United States by metropolitan population.  Resting along the banks of the Ohio River, this vibrant region spans three states (Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana).  

Cincinnati is a hub for Delta Airlines so travel into and out of the city is easy and convenient (the airport is 12 miles from downtown).  The city is home to the Cincinnati Reds and the Reds’ Hall of Fame, within walking distance from the hotel.  The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is just a couple of blocks from the hotel and the area is filled with restaurants, clubs, music and museums.  The whole family will love it!

The AAA Four-Diamond Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior and is considered one of the finest examples of French art deco architecture in existence.  The beautifully restored hotel (built in 1931) offers all the services and features you expect from a downtown hotel surrounded by fun things to do and fun places to explore.  The hotel also features The Serenity Bed Package by Hilton and access for all registered guests to The Gym at Carew Tower.

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 to and 3 days past our convention (depending upon availability) so you will have plenty of time to spend with the family, enjoy all that the area offers, and still make the convention meetings.  The hotel itself is considered a premier dining destination with its elegant menu and award-winning chefs - Enjoy 4-star dining at Orchid’s, PC Express and The Grille at Palm Court for casual dining or cocktails & appetizers at the beautiful Bar at Palm Court.  If you prefer to dine out, there are 20 restaurants within steps of the hotel lobby (Morton’s Steakhouse, Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steakhouse, Palomino, and Sunny Deli to name a few).


Hotel Accommodations

To register online: and choose Attendee

or Use Hilton toll-free 1-800-445-8667

Identify yourself as an American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) member

Ask for the Convention rateof $125.00 + tax

One night’s deposit will be required

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 the Cincinnati area.



Room rates:  Single/Double $125 + 17% tax
Parking:  Valet parking $25.00/day – parking available within walking distance of the hotel with prices ranging from $6.00-$21.00/day.
Hotel check- in time is after 4:00 p.m. – check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
Hotel Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made without first night’s room and tax penalty if done before midnight the day before arrival.


Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport – 12 miles from downtown Cincinnati
From  Airport – Executive Transportation Shuttle $22.00/one way, $32.00/round trip
Downtown Transportation – Taxi, Southbank Shuttle Trolley

Opening Session Speaker


Chadwick Watiker, MSW, LISW-S, BCD
Team Leader
Cincinnati, Ohio Vet Center

National Convention Schedule  

Thursday, June 11, 2015 – 4:00 p.m. – American Military Retirees Foundation Board Meeting

Friday, June 12, 2015 – Registration 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.:  Pick up $15.00 Advance Registration Badge (On site registration @ $20.00)

Friday, June 12, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. - National Board of Directors Meeting (members welcome)

Friday, June 12, 2015 – 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Delegate’s reception (members & guests welcome)

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. – Registration, exhibits, AMRA merchandise sales

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.  - National Convention (delegates & registered members & spouses)

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – Noon - Awards Luncheon (spouses & guests welcome) Ticketed event – $35

Saturday, June14, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. – Annual Banquet (spouses & guests welcome) Ticketed event - $65

Sunday, June 14, 2015 –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.