2021 Northwest Regional FRA/LAFRA Convention
The 2021 Northwest Regional Convention was held on August 28, 2021 at the La Quinta Hotel located at 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA 98421. It was hosted by Mt. Rainier Branch 104. This was the first Northwest Regional Convention held since 2019 due to the Pandemic causing disruption to the World’s way of life in 2020.
The NW Region Budget & Finance Committee recommended three items that the delegates at this convention vote to change:
#1. That the Northwest Regional Treasurer move $10,000 from the savings account to Edward Jones investment account.
#2. That the Financial Year for the region be changed to January 1st thru December 31st. The Treasurer will check into the feasibility of changing the financial year from its current July 1st – June 30th timeframe.
#3. Increase the NW Regional Essay Contest payouts for the regional winners to reflect $75 vs $50 for each first place winner, $50 vs $30 for each second place winner, and $25 vs $20 for each third place winner. This raises the total payout to $900 vs $600 if all six grades have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner.
The NW Region Time & Place Committee reported that the 2022 Northwest Regional Convention will be sponsored by Inland Empire Branch 038 of Spokane, WA and will be held August 19-21, 2022. A new site needs to be picked because the Hilton Brand hotels/motels will not honor the government rate in 2022.
The 2023 Northwest Regional Convention will be sponsored by Gem State Branch 382 of Nampa, ID.
Northwest Regional Officer elections were held and the following were elected for 2021-2022 term:
RPNW Michelle Davis – Branch 38
RVPNW Rex Faubion – Branch 104
NWR Sec/Treas Peg Burke – Branch 38
The Regional VP and Sec/Treas were sworn into office by PNP John Johnson at the convention. The Regional President will be sworn in at the 2021 National Convention in Spokane Valley, WA on October 8, 2021.