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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THURSDAY SEPT 29TH
1:00 PM – 6:00 PMRegistration – Bel Air Foyer
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Meet and Greet – 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
12:00 PM – 2:30 PMRecognition & Awards Luncheon – Grand Ballroom
3:00 PM – 5:00 PMWorkshops – Pebble Beach
3:00 PM – 5:00 PMPX
7:00 AM – 8:30 AMFun Run/Walk
9:00 AM – 2:00 PMregistration – Bel Air Foyer
9:00 AM – 11:00 AMChapter Training (MAL’s included) – Pebble Beach
9:00 AMLoyal Escorts Business Meeting – Pebble Beach
12:30 PM – 2:00 PMMemorial Service – Grand Ballroom
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM2022-2024 LE Board Meeting – Pebble Beach
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

1stMarDiv Association (AJ Burn)
4 Rivers Ranch LLC American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association Amida Technology Solutions, Inc Armed Forces Benefit Association Marine Corps Reserve Association

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Merrill Lynch
Michele A. Flournoy
Military Benefit Association Military Officers Association of America
Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Mutual Aid Association
Sharleene J Prieur
USAA
Alexandria Insights, Inc

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