New England Divison Conference & Quad State Convention 2014
The Department of Vermont will host the 2014 New England Division Conference and Quad State Convention Friday April 25, 2014- Sunday April 27, 2014 at the Essex Resort & Spar 70 Essex Way, Essex Vermont 05452. For reservations call 800-727-4295.
All reservations should be made by March 25, 2014, directly through the Essex Resort and Spar, To obtain the discounted rates mention the Marine Corps League Convention. Please make your reservations early so that you will be assured a room. We have made arrangements with Essex Resort and Spar for the same rates for those who which to come earlier or stay later to enjoy the Greater Burlington Vermont area. The Essex Resort and Spa is Pet friendly.
Registration will be held starting at 12:00pm on Friday, April 25, 2014 and continue on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00 am for those not already registered. A registration fee of $25.00 is requested to help defray the cost of the materials that will be handed out.
Rates are $109.00per person, per night, plus applicable tax.
Friday Night Buffet $33.00 per person
MEALS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE:
Saturday Night Banquet Dinner $54.00 per person
Saturday Morning Breakfast $18.00 per person
Sunday Morning Breakfast 18.00per person
CHECK MUST BE RECEIVED BY "March 25, 2014" Payable to the
Department of Vermont, MCL.Paymaster Barbara Kaufmann
P.O. Box 311
Jericho, Vermont 05465
Friday, April 25th, 5:pm in the Hospitality Room a brief opening ceremony will be held with the posting of Department Colors. Visiting Dignitaries will be introduced to be followed by a pre- Growl Buffet. Spouses are encouraged to attend. The Growl of the Pack will run from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. All Dogs are encouraged to attend and bring Strays and Pups. There will be an initiation of Dogs advancing and Pups joining the ranks of the Order.
Saturday, April 26th,Weather permitting The Fallen Comrades Ceremony will be held at 9:00am on the front lawn of the Inn. If inclement weather it will be held in the Hospitality Room /Patio. At approximately 9:30am, we will start the Business Meeting. The New England Division Officers will be introduced by the Department of Vermont Commandant and they will have the floor for business at hand. The Department of Vermont will then have the floor to discuss issues of concern. Thiswill be followed by individual State Department caucuses. At approximately 12:pm we will recess so all can enjoy the Attractions of the Greater Burlington area or shopping. There is an 18 hole executive golf course, The Links at Lang Farm, close by the Essex. Lunch will be on your own and you will find many fine restaurants nearby or you can remain at the Essex for lunch.
We will meet for a social hour at 6pm. (This will be a cash bar). At 7:00pm we will start the Dinner and Dinner Ceremonies. We will have, National Vice Commandant, New England Division, Richard Harrington to say a few words followed by our special guest speaker (to be announced). This will be followed with the installation of Officers.
Sunday, April 27th We will have a Buffet Breakfast and this will end the Conference and Convention. Thank you for attending, Have a Safe ride home.