SEPT 29 – OCT 3, 2022 | LAS VEGAS, NV

2022 BIENNIAL CONVENTION

Hosted by: NV-3 Sagebrush Marines

Can’t make it? Join us next time!

OVERVIEW/AGENDA

Location

The Golden Nugget
129 E Fremont St.
Las Vegas NV 89101

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Registration Information
~ A $75 fee will be charged for
cancellations after September 1st.
~ No refunds after September 10th.  
~ Banquet registrations will be shut down
on September 16th due to Golden
Nugget’s contract for meal count.
~ Onsite registration will be $100 and may
not include banquet attendance.  
~ Refunds will be mailed 30 days after
convention finalization.  
NOTE:  The WMA convention bag with contents
will be mailed to those whose $75 fee was not
refunded after the convention.
Dress code 
Opening and Closing Banquets
~ Civilian: Semi-Formal/Formal/Cocktail
~ Military: Evening Dress/Blues/Service A
All other events:
~ Civilian: Business Casual
~ Military: Service C

THURSDAY SEPT 29TH
1:00 PM – 6:00 PMRegistration – Bel Air Foyer
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Meet and Greet with Elvis- Bel Air
8:00 AM – 4:00 PMRegistration – Bel Air Foyer
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMWMA Board Meeting – Pebble Beach
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMLE Board Meeting – Shoal Creek
10:00 AM – 12:00 PMPX set-up – Bel Air
12:00 PM – 3:00 PMPX OPEN – Bel Air
3:00 PM – 4:00 PMPM Flag Ceremony Rehearsal – Grand Ballroom
5:30 PM – 6:30 PMOpen Reception – Grand Ballroom
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM PM Opening Banquet – Grand Ballroom
8:00 AM – 5:00 PMRegistration – Bel Air Foyer
9:00 AM – 11:00 AMWMA Business Meeting – Grand Ballroom
9:00 AM – 11:00 AMLoyal Escorts Business Meeting – Shoal Creek
12:30 PM – 2:30 PMRecognition & Awards Luncheon – Grand Ballroom
3:00 PM – 3:45 PMWorkshop I USAA & WIMSA – Pebble Beach II & III
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

4;00 PM – 5:00 PM
PX

Workshop II SOCIAL MEDIA – Pebble Beach II & III
7:00 AM – 9:30 AM#VegasStrong Fun Run/Walk (Pick up Packets at WMA Registration)
9:00 AM – 2:00 PMRegistration – Bel Air Foyer
10:00 AM – 11:30 AMChapter Training (MAL’s included) – Pebble Beach
9:00 AM – 11:00Loyal Escorts Business Meeting – Pebble Beach
12:30 PM – 2:00 PMMemorial Service – Grand Ballroom
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
2022-2024 LE Board Meeting – Pebble Beach

Workshop III BOOK AUTHORS – Pebble Beach II&III
5:30 PM – 6:30 PMClosing Reception – Grand Ballroom
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Closing Banquet – Grand Ballroom
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMWMA Board Mtg – Pebble Beach

CONVENTION SPONSORS

A TIME TO
CELEBRATE
AND SERVE

Every two years, WMA holds a National Convention and Professional Development Conference that invites members and Marines worldwide to gather for a week of camaraderie and  commemoration. The convention includes educational seminars and business meetings to ensure the working order of the WMA organization. This bi-annual event brings together the community of women Marines who have a commitment to serve that goes above beyond the honor of the “blood stripe,” and steeps into families, friends, and communities. It’s a time to celebrate women Marines.

WMA Conventions deliver a wealth of opportunity for celebrating achievements through award ceremonies that recognize WMA members, chapters, Loyal Escorts and the WMA Auxiliary. Included are influential keynote speakers who present professional issues and a variety of leadership training. Active-duty Marines/FMF qualified may attend via TAD orders for seminars related to their Military career as well as mentoring from fellow Marines (per MARADMIN published in HQMC).

The convention has come a long way since the inspirational idea of Jean Durfee who help develop WMA into a world class organization and bringing the concept of community to its first convention in Denver, CO in 1960.

PAST
CONVENTIONS

1960 – Denver, CO
1962 – Cleveland, OH
1964 – St. Louis,
MO 1966 – New Orleans, LA
1968 – San Francisco, CA
1970 – Philadelphia, PA
1972 – Honolulu, HI
1974 – Galveston, TX
1976 – Boston, MA
1978 – T.S.S.MARDI GRAS Cruise, FL
1980 – Seattle, WA
1982 – Scottsdale, AZ
1984 – French Lick, IN
1986 – Buena Park, CA
1988 – Savannah, GA
1990 – Denver, CO
1992 – San Diego, CA
1994 – Orlando, FL
1996 – San Antonio, TX
1998 – Las Vegas, NV
2000 – Washington, DC
2002 – Minneapolis, MN
2004 – San Diego, CA
2006 – Louisville, KY
2008 – Houston, TX
2010 – Denver, CO
2012 – Philadelphia, PA
2014 – Kansas City, MO
2016 – Portland, OR
2018 – Washington, DC
2020 – Omaha (Cancelled due to COVID )

Skyline of Atlanta, Georgia at dusk.

Join Us in Atlanta for the 2024 Convention