The Washington State Federation Executive Board voted to provide a $65 scholarship,
covers the cost of registration and the banquet, to all NARFE WSFC Federation members who attend this
training conference. Non-members will still be required to pay the $65 registration and banquet fee.
"We have a full schedule planned for you.
Topics include the 115th Congress, Strategic Planning Team/Committee reports,Membership Retention,
Online Reports Module (ORM),
the National Website and Service Officer." Rich WilsonMore information will be coming
The 2017 Region IX Conference will be held
in the Tri-Cities area on 9 and 10 June, 2017.
The conference hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn, 701 North Young Street,
TEL: +1-509-735-4600 FAX:
hotel is across the street from the Three River's Convention Center and Springhill Suites.
The cost is $102/night ($116 with taxes) and breakfast has been successfully
negotiated for our members (the normal breakfast+room rate is about $144/night). Hilton Gardens Inn will be providing an electronic
registration link that can be included in the registration form. If you want to check out the facility, information
is available - click this link. Reservations must be made no later than 19 MAY to get this room rate.
The block of rooms at the reduced cost is availble between 8 and
11 June, in case someone wants to stay aa few more days. If you will be staying longer, nancy is working with the Visitor
Center in Tri-Cities for information books and local discounts.
More information will be following soon!
the decision was made to hold, or support a Region IX Training Conference every two years for NARFE members from Washington,
Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The
first of these conferences was held in Ellensberg, WA in June 2013. The second took place in Clakamas, Oregon in 2015.