June 9-10, 2017

Read the 2017 National Convention Summary

View the 2017 National Convention Photo Gallery

2017-2018 National Officers
(L-R) Stephen Wood-Treasurer, Deborah Smith-Secretary, Kirk Bennett-President
J.B. Kump-Second Vice President, Missing: Bill Knepshield-First Vice President

2017-2018 Board of Directors
(L-R) Front row: John Babcock, John Monahan, Kirk Bennett, Ronald Knepshield, Henry Wallace
Back row: Randall Stagner, Burt Hunter, Deborah Smith, James Dennie, Ronald Mills, J.B. Kump, Stephen Wood,
Roger Mick, Michael Fayette, David Thiel. Missing: William Knepshield, Betty Collins, Fred Gilman

Park Inn Resort & Conference Center
3011 Maingate Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34747

Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 22, 2017
See "Hotel Accommodations" below to make your reservation

Convention Advance Registration Fee - $15.00 ($20.00 on site)
Deadline May 22, 2017

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

Click here for MEMBER registration form

Click here for NOT-YET-MEMBER 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 or events 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! The hotel will honor our convention rate for three (3) days prior to convention and three (3) days following so that you can relax and enjoy all the action in this area where there is always someplace to go and something new to see!

Enjoy an unforgettable experience at the Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center Orlando, a full-service resort-style hotel located near Florida's most famous amusement parks and attractions. This family-friendly Kissimmee hotel is just minutes from Walt Disney World®
Theme Parks, including Epcot®, Disney's Animal Kingdom® and Disney SpringsTM. They are also close to SeaWorld®, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Old Town.
With great amenities like Free Wireless High-speed Internet and a concierge, you can enjoy comfortable, stylish rooms and suites, some of which overlook Disney’s Animal Kingdom®
park and nightly fireworks.

Two pool areas feature more than 3,500 square feet of pool deck, two outdoor heated swimming pools, a 10-person Jacuzzi whirlpool and a seasonal poolside bar. You can also enjoy a 10% discount on your breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel's
Savannah Bar and Grill.

Shopping, sightseeing, golf courses, restaurants and bars are nearby.


Book online:
You may also call hotel directly: 407-396-1400 - Identify yourself as an
American Military Retirees Association member to get the convention rate.

Queen/King Rooms at $85.00 + 7.5% tax (Resort fee waived)

Rates are valid three (3) days before the Convention and three (3) days after the Convention
(based on availability) if you wish to enjoy additional time in the Orlando area. To book additional dates online, use the link above - modify Check In/Check Out dates, select room and click "Search Again."


Room rates: Queen/King rates - shown above
Parking: FREE self-parking
Hotel check-in time: After 4:00 p.m. - check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Late checkout must be approved by the front desk
on the night prior to checkout and is subject to late checkout fees.
Hotel Cancellation Policy: Reservations may be cancelled without penalty outside of 72 hours prior to arrival. Cancellation within 72 hours will be charged first night's room and tax. No-show reservations will be charged one night's room and tax.
Orlando International Airport - 6 miles southeast of Orlando
From Airport: Mear's Shuttle - Book online in advance at - scroll to Book Orlando Shuttle for discounted tickets - code WEB10 should auto-populate. Discounted round trip is $33.30/person - one way discounted ticket is $20.70/person. Discounts not available at the airport. Be sure to have your online reservation confirmation with you!
Downtown Transportation:
Taxi. Shuttles to/from Disney available from the hotel.

Local Attractions:

NOTE: If you plan to spend time at Disney properties, you may wish to check the Disney Military Rates for 2017 - Visit for ticket prices. Tickets for our members are "Salute Tickets". Military member/retiree or spouse are able to purchase up to 6 tickets and the purchaser MUST BE one of the users. Call Shades of Green Attraction Ticket Line at 407-824-1403 for additional information.

Keynote Speaker - TBA

Luncheon Speaker - TBA

Banquet Speaker - TBA

NATIONAL CONVENTION SCHEDULE: Preliminary and subject to change
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - American Military Retirees Foundation Board Meeting
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - National Board of Directors Meeting (members welcome)
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Delegate's reception (members & guests welcome)
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Registration, exhibits, AMRA merchandise sales

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - National Convention (delegates & registered members & spouses)
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Noon - Awards Luncheon (spouses & guests welcome) Ticketed event - $32
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. - Annual Banquet (spouses & guests welcome) Ticketed event - $45

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 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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