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Virginia Moose Association
80th ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION
August 24th - 26th, 2017

Men's Headquarters
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
777 Waterside Way
Norfolk, VA  23510
1-757-622-6664

Women's Headquarters
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 East Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
1-757-627-4200
1-800-228-9290

NOTE:    This initial posting is to inform members of the dates and location of the upcoming 80th Annual VMA State Convention.  The posting, ' Does Not Imply ', that Reservations are currently being accepted.  NEITHER PROPERTY IS ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS !! at this time.

We look forward to your participation and to seeing you there.  If we can be of any assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at the VMA office at (434) 237-3006.  If you have any problems with the hotel, feel free to contact Ron Watkin at 703-328-0680

It is almost that time again.  The Women of the Moose is getting together for another Mid-Year Conference and Academy of Friendship session.  We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year and now is the time to get back to work.  We are attaching the meeting agenda for the January 19th though the 22nd 2017.

Highlights for this meeting include:

  • Friday 20th:  Opening address by Senior Regent Jeannette Logan
  • Saturday 21st:  Training and Information Workshops and a talk by our official visitor
  • Sunday 22nd:  The Academy of Friendship Conferral Ceremony and more

This mid-year conference is always a lot of fun.  We hope to see you all for a weekend of fraternal fun!

We know you have all been clamoring to get your hands on this.  The Virginia Moose has just released the Mid-Year Conference’s Agenda for January 19 through 21, 2017.  There is lots going on during this convention.  Things not to miss include:

  • Thursday, January 19:  Lodge Leadership / House Committee training starting at 8:30 am.
  • Friday, January 20:  The Welcome and Opening to the LOOM session with Artie Ransom
  • Saturday, January 21:  Different Workshops with speakers like Calvin Green, Kurt Wiebe, Neil Blankenship, and others.  And, Artie’s Quiz of Useless Information too!
  • Sunday, January 22:  Exit Meeting Breakfast

If you have not signed up for the Convention there is still time, even if you come and sign up during the convention.  Early sign-up preferred, but not necessary!  We hope to see you all for a great time!

With the Mid-Year Conference, well on its way, the Virginia Moose Association welcomes and announces Moose International's Byron Dalton and Denielle Baile as this year's annual VMA Convention official visitors. With all the transformational information coming out about the Moose fraternity, we look forward to hearing about all the great things the Moose has planned for the coming years.

If you are looking for hotel room or pre-registration forms information, please visit our website at Virginia Moose Association, Moose Conventions for everything you need to help in planning to attend the conference. If you find something is missing, please contact the Virginia Moose offices as soon as possible for help in finding the information you need. As always, we look forward to seeing everyone for what is turning out to be a great and fun time!

Byron G. Dalton
Assistant General Governor for Moose International, Inc.
Home Unit: Elgin, IL Lodge #799
Denielle Baile
Executive Project Manager
Home Unit: York, PA Chapter #694

If we can be of any assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at the VMA office at (434) 237-3006. If you have any problems with the hotel, feel free to contact Ron Watkin at 703-328-0680.

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: For each Virginia Moose Association convention and mid-year conference, the Association works with contracting hotels to book blocks of rooms based on prior usage. If you as a member are using online methods or a phone to make reservations and are quoted a higher rate and you accept the higher rate, you are responsible for payment to the hotel. Rates change; it is not responsibility of the Virginia Moose Association to correct these issues. Please use due diligence in booking a room. The posted rates are for a limited time. Please book early to get the best deals!

The Virginia Moose has opened for the Women of the Moose pre-registration for the 2017 Mid-Year Conference in Norfolk Virginia.  All members attending this conference should fill out a pre-registration form to lock in your attendance.  The cutoff  for filling out pre-registration is January 10, 2017.  While pre-registration is requested, you can still sign up at the Mid-Year conference.  By signing up early, we get an idea how many will be attending and how much to bring to the conference.

This year is looking like an amazing time with some great speakers.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the Mid-Year and in the hospitality rooms!  See you in January 2017!

The upcoming VMA Mid-Year Conference will be held January 19th - 21st, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Hotel Information: All hotel accommodations will be made by each LOOM and WOTM respectively-for this event no reservations will be handled thru the office. You are responsible for obtaining your own reservations and confirmation numbers, as well as any cancellations necessary. When calling the hotel, be sure and mention the "Virginia Moose Association". There will also be a link on our website at www.virginiamoose.org to make online reservations. Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours in advance. The Association will not be responsible for ensuring deposits are refunded in the event of failure to cancel reservations.

Room Rate will be $89 per night plus 14% tax=$101.46 per night

Due to a limited amount of rooms at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside during renovation process, a small block of rooms will be available at that property at a later date.

Reservations for the hotel will be accepted from

October 17th - January 5th, 2016

NO RESERVATIONS PRIOR TO OCTOBER 17th, 2016
NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER JANUARY 5th, 2017

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 East Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
1-757-627-4200
1-800-228-9290
self parking discounted to $14.00/car/day plus tax

Click Here to Book your group rate for the Virginia Moose Association Mid-Year Conference!

We look forward to your participation and to seeing you there. If further information is needed please contact the VMA office at 434-237-3006. If you have any problems with the hotel, contact Convention Manager Ron Watkin at 703-328-0680.

Virginia Moose Association
MID-YEAR CONFERENCE 2017
January 19th-21st, 2017

Hotel Information:  There will be no pre-registration made by the VMA for hotel accomodations.  All members must call the respective headquarters hotel direct to make reservations and obtain a confirmation number.  When calling the hotel, be sure to mention "Virginia Moose Association".  There is also a link on our website, at www.virginiamoose.org.

***The hotel will charge a one night deposit upon making reservations, and reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival, or you WILL BE RESPONSIBLE for one nights charge. The Association will not be responsible for ensuring deposits are refunded in the event of failure to cancel reservations.

Room Rate will be $91.00 per night plus 14% tax-billing amount of $103.74

Reservations for hotel will be accepted from October 24th, 2016-January 5th, 2017.

Click Here to Book your group rate for the Virginia Moose Association Mid-Year Conference!

NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED BEFORE OCTOBER 24TH, 2016

NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER JANUARY 5TH, 2017

Men's Headquarters
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
777 Waterside Way
Norfolk, VA  23510
1-757-622-6664

We look forward to your participation and to seeing you there.  If we can be of any assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at the VMA office at (434) 237-3006.  If you have any problems with the hotel, feel free to contact Ron Watkin at 703-328-0680