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2018 RPEC Convention Call

Retired Public Employees Council of Washington’s 46th Convention

Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301

September 18 – 20, 2018
Session Convenes at 9:00 am on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

Convention committee meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Actual times and locations for these meetings will be sent to committee members and chapter presidents at a later date and posted in the lobby of the convention center.

NOTICE OF ELECTIONS

Nominations for Executive Board Officers and District Board Members will be held during session on Wednesday, September 19th; and elections for any contested positions will be held during session on Thursday, September 20th.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES

The convention registration fee for each delegate has been set at $120.00, as established by the RPEC Executive Committee.  This includes a convention packet, and three meals – a lunch and a banquet on Wednesday, September 19th, and a breakfast on Thursday, September 20th.

The goal is to have every chapter represented at the convention. If your chapter needs financial assistance, contact the Council office no later than June 1st, 2018.

The Convention Registration Form accompanied by full payment of convention registration fees for delegates, alternates and guests should be sent to the council office no later than Friday, June 21st, 2018. Alternates and Guests may either pay the full registration fee for a convention folder and meals, or they may purchase meal tickets only at a cost of $20.00 for the lunch, $36.00 for the banquet and $19.00 for the breakfast ($75.00 for all three meals). Special dietary needs can be accommodated provided we have advance notice. 

MENU

Tuesday, September 18: Delegates & guests are on their own for all meals.

Wednesday, September 19:

  • Breakfast: Delegates & guests are on their own.
  • Lunch: Grilled Hazelnut & Apricot Chicken, served with parmesan risotto.
  • Banquet (Choice):
    • Pacific Cod – Butter poached pacific cod with beurre blanc and basil, served with wild rice.

– (Or) –

  • New York Strip Au Poivre – with gorganzola butter, served with vanilla bean dauphinoise potatoes.

Thursday, September 20:

  • Breakfast Buffet – Egg whites with sautéed vegetables or Denver scramble with ham, bell pepper, and onions topped with cheddar cheese. Bacon, roasted breakfast potatoes and chilled orange juice.

Please note the deadline for payment of registration fees, individual meals, and any special dietary needs is June 21st, 2018.

LODGING AND RESERVATIONS

Requests for reservations are the responsibility of the delegates, alternates and guests attending the convention and must be made by calling The Red Lion Hotel Pasco.

Please follow these steps to reserve your room reservations.

  1. Call the Red Lion Hotel Pasco at 1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466)
  2. Use code RETI0917 and let them know you are with Retired Public Employees Council of WA.
  3. Complete individual reservation with agent.

Convention room rates are $111.00 plus tax and fees for single or double occupancy. All reservations must be made prior to Friday, August 27th, 2018.  The Hotel will accept reservations at the group rate until this cut-off date or until the block is filled.

Handicap accessible rooms are available upon request but are limited in number, so please make reservations as soon as possible.           

PARKING – There is plenty of complimentary parking located in the parking lot of the hotel.

CONVENTION Committees

Resolutions, Constitution, Legislative, Sergeants-At-Arms, Rules, Election and Registration Committees will be appointed by the RPEC Executive Board President.  Notice of appointment and committee meeting times will be sent later to appointed individuals and chapter presidents and will be posted in the Convention Center Lobby.

Committee assignments are made after the lists of delegates have been received by the Council Office and after the Friday, June 21st, 2018 registration deadline.

Please indicate with your Convention Registration Form if any of your delegates desire to participate on one of the following committees:

  • Constitution
  • Elections
  • Legislative
  • Registration
  • Resolutions
  • Rules
  • Sergeants-at-arms

Deadlines

June 1, 2018 – Chapter Financial Assistance Request
June 21, 2018 – Delegate/Alternate Registration Form & Fees
June 21, 2018 – Special Dietary Needs Requests
June 21, 2018 – Committee Member Requests
August 6, 2018 – Constitutional Amendments to Council Office
August 6, 2018 – Resolutions to Council Office
August 27, 2018 – Hotel Reservations Deadline

Click here for the Chapter Delegate Registration form.

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