Companions & Sir Knights,
We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Southwest Regional/Department Conference to be held at the Orleans Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada November 2-3.
We’ve “labored in the quarries” for many hours to insure this will be the best Regional yet. This year’s conference includes a reduced registration fee, premium quality meals, and an upgraded hospitality room; all for your comfort and enjoyment.
The GG Chapter, GG Council, and Grand Encampment have obtained reduced room rates for you at the Orleans, BUT you must make your reservations by October 2nd or the rates will increase significantly. Go to www.OrleansCasino.com/groups and use the group code A8YRC10 to book. You can also call the Orleans for your reservation at 1-800-675-3267, however the online process is faster because you avoid hold times. Room rates are $54 per night for Thursday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday and $105 per night for Friday and Saturday. There is a small resort fee and taxes which will be added to those amounts.
The Orleans is located at 4500 W Tropicana Avenue and is only 4 miles from McCarran International Airport. There is ample free parking onsite at the Orleans, and transportation to and from the airport is readily available via taxi, Uber, or Lyft.
The key to us getting affordable meeting space and accommodations is supporting the venue by having plated meals there. A lot of effort has been put forth this year to provide a VERY high quality meal at an affordable price. Not only do our bodies not make money from these meals, but this conference has even subsidized them to some extent to make them affordable for you. So please reserve and plan on eating the 3 plated meals with us. Please also note that the Orleans buffet is extremely busy on Friday and Saturday (due to Senior and Local promotions, etc) and there are very long lines. Please do not plan on having meals there as it is highly unlikely you will be in and out in under an hour.
There are special activities for the ladies planned that will include shuttle transportation. Please refer to the ladies options in your registration packet.
If you have any questions you may contact the Arrangements Chairman, Chadwick Burks, at ChadwickBurks AT gmail DOT com.
Be sure to submit your registration by October 15th to avoid the $15 late fee!
We can’t wait to see you in November.
Take care and God Bless,
|Chadwick Burks, KYGCH|
|Southwest Regional Deputy Grand High Priest|
|General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International|