Fw: National President's Message - National Convention 2010
Navy League President's Message----- Original Message -----From: Dan B. Branch, Jr.Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2010Subject: National President's Message - August 17, 2010August 17, 2010Members of the Navy League---Online registration for the 2010 Navy League National Convention being held in Jacksonville, Florida from October 18-24, 2010, is now available. Please note that the deadline for Convention registration is October 1, 2010. The hotel for the event is the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The Navy League rate at the hotel is $165/night (Group Code: NALE). The deadline for reserving a room at the Navy League rate is September 12, 2010.Information regarding the National Convention, Convention registration and hotel registration may be accessed via the link below.National Convention Chairman Diane Wright and her committee have developed an exciting program with some terrific optional events. A special opportunity is the Kennedy Space Center tour on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, departing at 7:15 a.m. (cost $125/person). During this guided tour of the worlds largest launch facility, you will get an up-close look at the coastal launch pads that unleashed the power to put people on the moon and send space shuttles to the International Space Station. The tour culminates at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, home of the largest rocket ever built. As an added bonus, the tour will include personal insights from Navy League Palm Beach Council member Robert Crippen, who is a former NASA astronaut and former director of NASAs John F. Kennedy Space Center. Bob a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, was the pilot of the first orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle program, STS-1 in 1981 and Commander of three additional shuttle flights, among his many assignments at NASA.Other optional events include: NAS Jacksonville Golf Outing on Monday, October 18, 2010 a historic tour of St. Augustine on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 the Welcome Aboard Reception on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 the Hall of Fame Luncheon on Thursday, October 21, 2010 the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Concert on Thursday, October 21, 2010 a Dinner Cruise aboard the Jacksonville Princess II on Thursday, October 21, 2010(Please note that the cost of the Dinner Cruise is $81 versus $75 which is listed inthe August and September issues of Seapower magazine.) the Sea Service Awards Luncheon on Friday, October 22, 2010 and the Reception/Dinner on Saturday, October 23, 2010Additional information concerning the events can be found at the Convention Web Site:I look forward to seeing you in Jacksonville!Daniel B. Branch, Jr.
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