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Greetings Companions & Sir Knights:

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Southwest Regional/Department Conference to be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada October 29th & 30th.

We’ve “Labored in the Quarries” for many hours to insure this will be the most awesome Regional yet. This year’s conference includes high quality lodging, premium meals, and an outstanding hospitality room; all for your comfort and enjoyment.

The Golden Nugget is located at 129 East Fremont St, in historic Downtown Las Vegas; 12.4 miles from McCarran International Airport.

There is ample free parking onsite at the Golden Nugget. The Golden Nugget Hotel does NOT provide shuttle service from McCarran airport, but transportation to and from the airport and the STRIP is readily available via Lyft, Uber, SuperShuttle, Taxi, or RTC Transit.

The key to us getting our meeting spaces waived and top of the line accommodations is supporting the venue by having plated/buffet meals there. A lot of effort has been put forth this year to provide first-class meals at reasonable prices.

Please remember; our bodies not make money from these meals. So, please reserve and plan on eating the 3 meals with us; as well as, engaging in wholesome fellowship. Meal reservations must be received by October 18th. (Please note that the Golden Nugget food venues are extremely busy on Friday and Saturday, 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.)
We will be raffling off a Samsung 82” TV @ $20/ticket; ONLY 200 tickets will be available. Tickets will be given at registration & drawing will be held at the Banquet. Ticket refunds will be given if less than 100 tickets are sold. TV will be available for pick-up at the winner’s closest accommodating Sam’s Club.

There is a special activity for the ladies planned at $30 per individual; please refer to the excursion for the ladies in your registration packet. (Remember to bring money for souvenirs and/or cocktails.)

If you have any questions you may contact the Arrangements Chairman, Erick VanEckhoutte.

Be sure to submit your registration by October 11th to avoid the $20 late fee!

We can’t wait to see you in October. Take care, God Bless, and Viva Las Vegas!

With Fervency and Zeal,

M∴E∴C∴ Erick VanEckhoutte, KYGCH
Southwest Regional Deputy General Grand High Priest
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