Posted by: arbeam | March 13, 2014

April 12: Navy League Northwest Regional Conference

The Navy League Northwest Regional Conference will be held on 11-12 April at the new Allenmore Conference and Events Center, the home of Tacoma Elks Lodge# 174.


                                              2013 S Cedar Street, Tacoma, WA (

Regional conferences are held annually to bring together council members from the Pacific Northwest to discuss, share, and discover successful ideas that are working in other councils. These opportunities to learn from each other are not restricted to council officers. All Navy Leaguers are encouraged to come, meet one another and learn about the successes of the Navy League.

Navy League Northwest Regional Conference Registration

The Conference begins on 11 April with a Nominating Committee Meeting. There will be a Welcome Reception with No Host Bar at 5:45 PM, followed by a No Host Dinner at the New Smoke and Cedar Restaurant Friday Evening.

Saturday will start at 8:00 AM with Continental Breakfast. The Kick Off session will feature our National President Jim Offutt, speaking on the importance of the Local Councils to our Navy League.

The topic of the First General Session will be “Strengthening our Councils” and will concentrate on Membership and Fundraising issues. (Recruiting new members, member retention, affiliate relations, fundraising successes).

The Second General Session will concentrate on Sea Cadets, and Youth Activities (NROTC, JNROTC, STEM, etc.). Information on each topic will be presented, followed by a group discussion.

The Keynote Speaker will be RDML Richard Gromlich USGG, Commander, CG District Thirteen, and Northwest Navy League Recognition Awards/ Northwest Navy Leaguer of the Year.

The Third General session will deal with Internal and External Communications. There will be a formal presentation on Community Presentations followed by a group discussion on Newsletters, Websites, Social Media, News Releases, and Event Announcements.

The Fourth Session will be on Council Best Practices Each council will be given an opportunity to present two practices that they are most proud of. There will also be a Sea Cadet Break Out Session to allow the various squadrons to get together.

We anticipate a final closing session for evaluation and comments will wrap up and adjourn by 4:00 PM









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