Tuesday, November 24, 2015

2015 November/December 2016 Convention

Combined Convention 2016!
May 20th – May 22nd, 2016

I thought I’d provide you with a quick update to the convention plans… Many have been asking pointed questions… like “how much?”

Funny that you ask!  We have been a very busy committee!  The final “price per delegate or attendee” has not yet been decided, but we are doing as much as possible to keep it reasonable.  We are well on our way to securing some major sponsors for some of the activities… Principal Financial is on board, as is Illinois Mutual Life.  Several other major sponsors are almost committed, only awaiting final approval from home offices!

That’s all good, but we need to deliver on our promises!  We have shared with them that this will be bigger than ever!  We intend to deliver at least 150 delegates and another 100 “guests” to the convention.  The rooms are blocked out and ready, the program is taking shape and dignitaries and politicians alike are lining up to join us! 

Some of the confirmed speakers are NAIFA National President Jules Gaudreau; our immediate past National Trustee Jill Judd and her husband, Hal; The Republican candidate for Governor of Washington, Bill Bryant (in fairness, Governor Inslee has been invited, but I’ve not heard back yet). 

There will be plenty of quality presentations, both certified for CE and not… and plenty of time to meet, network with and become friends among the many folks from both states! 

And Hospitality Suites, too!

So, I know I didn’t answer the “how much” question… yet.  We will get there.  For now, just put it on your calendar.  May 20th through 22nd!  Skamania Lodge!

Respectfully,  Wayne Lunday, Co-Chair

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