2017 Northwest Regional Convention  will be hosted by Mt. Rainier Branch 104 on August 25-26, 2017 at the Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel in Fife, WA.  More information will be found up till convention time on their Facebook page (FRA Branch 104) and their website (

The Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel is located at 5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA  98424.  Room reservation:  1-888-820-3555.  Group name is FRA Convention 2017.  The rate of $89.95 plus taxes will  be in effect 4 days before and 2 days after.  Non-smoking rooms are available.  There are suites available, please call the hotel for information.  Since this is a Puyallup Indian Tribe Casino, smoking is allowed in some areas of the casino/hotel.

Hotel includes:  Full Service Restaurant, a full Buffet restaurant, lounge, coffee bar, ATMs, indoor pool, room service, WiFi.  The hotel charges a $25 non-refundable pet fee.  RV parting is available for hotel guests.  There is a give shop next to the front desk.

Information on meals and pricing are in Flyer #2.

2017 NWR Convention Flyer #2
2017 NWR Convention

2017 National Convention will be held at the Hunt Valley Inn, a Wyndham Grand Hotel, in Cockeysville, Maryland on September 17-23, 2017.  It is sponsored by FRA Branch and Unit 4 of the Washington DC area.  The hotel is newly renovated and has a rustic atmosphere.  It is about 7 miles north of Baltimore, MD. Their website is

For room reservations, call 1-866-764-8359 or (410) 785-7000 or for online direct reservation visit: and reference the “Fleet Reserve Association Room Block” to get the discounted rate of $99 + tax per night.  There is plenty of free parking spaces.

A second newsletter with more information has been received and attached.

2017 Natl Conv Newsletter 3 – 1 Aug 2017 (v2)
2017 Nat’l Conv Newsletter 2

2017 Nat’l Conv Newsletter1

2017 Nat’l Conv Newsletter1-Menu