Convention Schedule

Thursday 10/19/17

  • Early arrivals may pick up registration packets (area TBD - look for signage in the lobby/Atrium.)
  • Vendors begin set up at 5pm - Drake & Galilea rooms off the Terrace Ballroom.
  • Charity donations accepted at registration pick up area.
  • Evening Game Night in the Atrium for attendees arriving early.

Friday 10/20/17

  • Registration pick 10am - 5pm.
  • Charity donations accepted til 5pm.
  • Friday Evening Reception 7PM til...(Tuscany & Venice Ballroom) with cash bar.
  • A 'Costume Contest' Parade - so dress up utilizing something/s that you've won to win a prize!! (See Rules)
  • Photo Booth available for the evening.
  • 'Pick a Prize' drawings.

Saturday Morning 10/21/17 10am-Noon

General Sessions will be held in the Tuscany & Venice Ballrooms.  Please be sure to bring your Basket Competition voting tickets and your General Session Prize ticket. 

NOTE: All General Session tickets MUST have your name sticker affixed before placing in the drum. DO NOT BEND CARDS! 

  • Be sure to visit the Vendors (Vendor room closes at 9:45am.)
  • Doors will open at 8AM to view and cast you votes for the Basket Competition as well as dropping your General Session ticket in the drum.
  • Gwen Beauchamp will tell us about the highlights from the cruise last month.
  • Prizes will be given away beginning with all donated prizes.
  • Noon  - 1:30/2PM - break for lunch.

Saturday Afternoon - 1:30/2ish til 5pm

  • Vendor room open during lunch and will be locked during the afternoon session.
  • Be sure to return promptly for a game to win prizes.
  • Prize drawings with a few speakers in between.

Saturday Evening Banquet - Doors open at 6:30pm.

Return to the Tuscany/Venice Ballrooms and there's no reserve seating so why not sit next to and get to know someone new to you!

  • The winners of the basket competition will be announced.
  • Let's enjoy a wonderful meal together.
  • Drawings of the Optional  Upgrades.
  • Guest drawing.
  • Finish with National Convention 2018 updates & news.

Sunday 10/22/17 7am - Noonish

  • A private breakfast buffet will be set up in the reception area beginning at 7am. 
  • Vendors will be again open til 8:45 am and again after Session.
  • Balance of prizes will be given away
  • Then there will be a Q & A period
  • Swap/Trade/Sell prizes in the Michelangelo Room after the session ends.
  • Early registration will be accepted for the 2018 National Convention at the Registration Office next to the Vendors area until 5PM. If you brought your Cruise Convention Badge and register now for the 2018 National, you'll be entered into a special 'Dual Attendee Early Registration' drawing held each month until the 2018 Convention.
  • Vendors room can be open until 5pm.