NGALA Members,

NOTICE: 88th Annual Conference of the National Guard Association of Louisiana

 

The National Guard Association of Louisiana will host our Annual State Conference on 20-21 APRIL 2018 in Downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Registration is now open!

Events will be held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center, 201 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70801, and the Raising Cane;s River Center, 275 S River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. 

Events this year will include:

       1.  Friday Night Social: “Mardi Gras” Theme (Music, Food, and Drinks provided). Come dressed in your favorite Mardi Gras Costume we will be handing out awards for best costume.

       2.  Spouses event at the Lyceum Ballroom (Blue Dog Painting Workshop and Outdoor Cooking Show

       3.  Annual Business Session         

       4.  Childcare Available for Friday and Saturday (registration required with limited availability)

Registration for the Annual Conference is regularly priced at $70.00 per member at the door, $60.00 for pre-registration, and $50.00 for spouses.  Special Guests, Senior NCOs, and Enlisted members of the LANG are invited to attend the Conference at a reduced rate of only $30.00

Early Bird registration at the reduced rate of $50.00 is now available until 15 FEB 2018.  Take advantage of this discount now and reserve your slot to attend our Annual Conference! 

Details can be found by visiting our Association homepage at http://www.ngala.us or downloading the free NGALA Mobile App which is fast and easy.

Be sure to renew your NGALA and NGAUS memberships for 2018 and then register for the 2018 - 88th Annual Conference.     

Don’t delay, register today!

Sincerely,

COL Kenneth Donnelly

Chairman, National Guard Association of Louisiana  

**NEW** 2018 NGAUS CONFERENCE RAFFLE

Below you will find the flyer for our association's 35-Gun Raffle in support of NGAUS 2018, as well as a ticket example picture.  Tickets are being distributed to DRUs and Battalions this week/weekend.  Each ticket costs $100 and enters the purchaser into ALL 35 drawings for a chance to win 35 times with just one ticket.  Firearm values range from $500 to $1,700. 

NGAUS FLYER      TICKET EXAMPLE


Ticket purchases can be done in a few different ways:


1)  Purchase a ticket in person for Cash/Check/or PayPal.  (Checks made out to NGALA) Paypal at NGALA.Conference@gmail.com (Note that the e-mail address has a period between "NGALA" and "Conference")


 2) Purchase via e-mail:  Purchaser sends an e-mail to NGALASecretary@gmail.com along with their paypal account email address.  I will invoice them for $100.00.  Upon receipt of payment, I will send them a confirmation along with a scanned copy of their ticket.  If they desire a physical ticket stub, I will mail it to them.


 3) Purchase directly via PayPal:  Send a PayPal payment to NGALA.Conference@gmail.com for $100.00 per ticket.  Upon receipt of payment, I will send them a confirmation along with a scanned copy of their ticket.  If they desire a physical ticket stub, I will mail it to them.


 **Funds and ticket stubs can be collected by the association from the seller as desired, or at the conclusion of the sales drive.  First drawings will be on 13 MAR 18.  Please ensure that we retain the small portion of the ticket with the "name, phone, e-mail, and sold by" information and that the purchaser retains the larger portion of the ticket.  


Upcoming Conferences

    • 20 Apr 2018
    • 12:00
    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 14:00
    • Baton Rouge, LA
    Register

    Welcome members and guests to the 88th Annual NGALA Conference Registration Site. 

    Conference Fees 
    Early Bird:  $50.00 (expires 15 FEB 2018) 
    Standard:  $60.00
    At Event:  $70.00
    All Spouses:  $50.00
    NCO/Enlisted:  $30.00
         
    Hotel Registration Information  
    Booking Procedures:  For Reservations call directly to Hotel at 1-800-955-6962 (Recommended) or visit the website.  

    If reserving by phone, ensure you inform the hotel you are with LANG.  If reserving by internet,  you must select “more options” when you select the dates you wish to stay, then you must select “Add Special Rate Codes”, then type NGA in the offer code blank.  If you have any difficulty, please call the hotel.  

    **If members experience any issues with registering for the hotel, please contact CPT Nicholas Glatzer at 225-319-4763.**

    Rate:  $119.00 per night
    Event Code:  NGA
    Event Code:  National Guard Association of Louisiana
    Final Reservation Date:  29 March 2018.  Group rate only good for 20 April.
    Venue Information  

    Date: 20-21 April 2018

    Location:  Baton Rouge, LA

    Venues:

    Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center  201 Lafayette St. Baton Rouge, LA 70801.  No Self Parking.  Valet Parking 22.00.

    Baton Rouge River Center   275 River Rd S, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.  Parking is available in surrounding garages.  Parking Areas w/Prices.   Event Accessibility and Prohibited Items.

     

    The Lyceum 124 3rd St. Baton Rouge, LA 70801. 

    Event Timeline:
    20 Apr (Fri) - Team Zydeco Meeting (0900-UTC) Location: Hilton

    20 Apr (Fri) - Registration (1200-2100) Location:  Hilton

    20 Apr (Fri) - Friday Night Social Diagram (1730-2300) Location:  River Center  Shuttle Transportation, Child Care Provided.

    21 Apr (Sat) - Registration (0700-1000) Location: River Center

    21 Apr (Sat) - Business Meeting (0900-1300) Location:  River Center Child Care Provided at Hilton Hotel.

    Business Meeting Agenda

    •  Opening Ceremony\Roll Call 

    •  Outstanding Unit Commander Awards 

    •  NGALA Elections 

    •  TAG State of the Guard 

    •  NGAUS 2018 Update 

    •  Recognize Sponsors 

    •  Swear in Ceremony (New Exec Council) 

    •  Recognize Old Executive Council (Awards) 

    •  Turn-chair over to new Chairman 

    •  Close out Conference 

    21 Apr (Sat) – Spouse Event (0900-1300) Location:  Lyceum Shuttle Transportation Provided

    Spousal Event  Media Release Document

    This year’s spouse event will begin at 0900 at the Lyceum Building located at 124 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801.  We will begin with painting the famed George Rodrigue “Blue Dog” followed by a cooking demonstration with Marissa Turner of “The Outdoor Cooking Show”.  The event will end at 1300.  Anyone participating in the cooking show must complete the attached media release.  Media releases can be scanned and returned to brian.m.stevens1.mil@mail.mil or printed and mailed to:  MAJ Brian M. Stevens, 5445 Point Clair Rd, Building 34, Carville, LA 70721   

    Spousal Event Agenda

    1.  Painting with Pinot Artist led Blue Dog painting workshop

    2.  Outdoor Cooking Show with Marissa Turner

    Breakfast Buffet and Champagne Brunch

    1.  BBQ Shrimp and Grits; Vegetarian Meal; Seafood Allergy Selection

    2.  Buffet Style Fruit and Snacks with Various Drinks

    Child Care

    20 Apr (Fri) - Child Care Services (1700-2300) Location: Hilton

    21 Apr (Sat) - Child Care Services (0800-1400) Location:  Hilton

**NEW** CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2018

NOTICE: Call for Nominations and Election of Officers of the Executive Council of the National Guard Association of Louisiana (NGALA) for the 2018-2020 term.

NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION


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