Flamingo Gathering at Annual Meeting

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Distinguished Sunshine Chapter Members:
SUBJECT: AUSA Annual Meeting, October 12-14, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

October is almost here which means that the AUSA Annual Meeting is just around the corner. Don’t forget to mark your calendar if you haven’t already done so.
Once again, our Chapter will be recognized for many outstanding accomplishments to include the following awards and streamers in Chapter Category 3:


  • Corporate Member Support
  • Star Chapter
  • Army Birthday
  • Continuous Star Status (211 Months)
  • Family Programs
  • President’s Club – Gold
  • Contribution – ILW
  • Merit Chapter
  • ROTC/JROTC/OCS Support
  • Superior Chapter
  • Take the Hill
  • Chapter of Excellence
  • Support to Recruiting Command
  • Member Communications
  • Army Birthday
  • Army History

The honor of such recognition is possible because of our many volunteers and the support of Individuals and Corporate Members such as yourself; the foundation for our Chapter’s success. Please accept my sincere thank you for all that you do to support our Soldiers, their families and AUSA.

Hotel Rooms: The chapter has secured a limited number of rooms at the Hyatt or Renaissance. If you wish to be included, please provide Debbie Berry, Debbie.berry@lmco.com mailto:Debbie.berry@lmco.com your name, telephone and email contact info, arrival/departure dates and your hotel preference. We will accommodate to the maximum extent possible. Rooms will be on a first come basis with rates ranging from $319 to $324 per night plus 14.5% occupancy tax.

Chapter Badges: The Sunshine Chapter will order badges for members who submit requests for the traditional and colorful trail of ribbons reflecting our great efforts. To request, provide your name and contact info to Wells Barlow (wvbarlow@cfl.rr.com mailto:wvbarlow@cfl.rr.com), (407) 205-6476 no later than September 18.

Event Tickets: The Sunshine Chapter will purchase a limited number of event tickets (*listed below). We may be able to support Corporate Members in attending some of the Annual Meeting events. To request tickets, please contact Debbie Berry (debbie.berry@lmco.com mailto:debbie.berry@lmco.com) or Wells Barlow (wvbarlow@cfl.rr.com mailto:wvbarlow@cfl.rr.com), (407) 205-6476.

Hospitality/Meeting Room: The Sunshine Chapter continues to offer networking and camaraderie opportunities and meeting space. Hospitality for Sponsors and Corporate Members will be Monday evening with Tuesday being open to all of our AUSA guests. Times and location will be provided separately once details are confirmed with the hotel.

We need sponsors: We need your support to make this event a Sunshine Chapter success. The sponsorship form is attached and you can direct questions to De Voorhees (delloyd.voorhees@gdit.com), (407) 542-2171.

Further details regarding the Annual Meeting can be also be found at www.ausa.org http://www.ausa.org/.

Wells Barlow, President
AUSA Sunshine Chapter


Ticketed Events*

12 October
Guard and Reserve Breakfast* 0730-0900 Marquis Marriott
Exhibits Open 0900-1700 Convention Center Halls ABCDE
Opening Ceremony 0930-1115 Convention Center Ballroom
Corporate Member Luncheon* 1230-1430 Marquis Marriott
ROTC Luncheon* 1230-1430 Marquis Marriott
President’s Reception* 1830-2015 Convention Center Ballroom

13 October
Exhibits Open 0900-1700 Convention Center Halls ABCDE
Congressional Staffers Breakfast* 0830-0930 Marquis Marriott
Eisenhower Reception 1130-1230 Convention Center Halls ABCDE
Eisenhower Luncheon* 1230-1430 Convention Center Ballroom

14 October
3rd Region Breakfast* 0700-0900 Marquis Marriott
Exhibits Open 0900-1700 Convention Center Halls ABCDE
Sustaining Member Reception & Lunch* 1130-1330 Marquis Marriott
DA Civilian Luncheon* 1200-1400 Marquis Marriott
George Catlett Marshall Reception* 1800-1930 Convention Center Halls ABCDE
George Catlett Marshall Dinner* 2000-2200 Convention Center Ballroom

A full agenda of events can be found at www.ausa.org .

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