Seguin Manuel Castillas Chapter Making Strides in Preparation for 2019 State Conference
American GI Forum Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Chapter Commander Chris Aviles reports, “We continue to make progress in seeking sponsors for the upcoming convention as we look forward in making this event attractive for all attending. The sequence of events is presently being put together and will be ready to ask some assistance from the State in putting it together for preparing mailers and brochures and updates on out state website.
“I will be corresponding with the state in a more frequent manner. We will be working to be able to finalize budgets, registration fees, events, and itinerary from this point forward in preparation for the conference. We plan to make every attempt to give a weekly update on our progress forward. The committee chairs and key people will be meeting weekly to finalize all events and work with the state so that the business agenda can work around all planned events.
“As of now, the venue has been secured and the hotels prices are being been worked on. We also want to make sure we can properly contact all of the Texas chapters and inform them of all updates, rates, and fees, the itinerary, places and sites to visit and the conference sequence of all events.
“The Venue selected for the meetings is the ELKS LODGE located at 1331 C H Matthies Jr, Seguin, TX 78155 (830) 303-5844. The selected Hotels in proximity of the venue are: La Quinta Inn and Suites, located, 1501 Hwy 46 North, Seguin, TX 78155. we are working in getting a Group Rate and will pass this information on as soon as we get it. La Quinta Registration phone is (915) 888-3442. Another Hotel being selected is the Americas Best Value Inn, located at 1525 N State Highway 46, Seguin, TX 78155. We have set fees for the Conference pre-registration is set at $100.00 and registration on site will be $125.00.
Scheduled on our Itinerary is as follows: We have scheduled a Hospitality Room at the Hotel for Early arrivals on Thursday evening, June 6, 2019. We plan Continental Breakfast on Friday and Saturday. On Friday we will have the Women's Luncheon at the Elks Lodge and that evening we plan a poolside reception with music, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. On Saturday we have planned Lunch at noon and the Commander's Banquet that evening. We plan to have entertainment and a dance with live music. On Sunday we plan to have a Continental Breakfast at our usual Sunday Board of Directors Finance and Budget Meeting. Everyone that is still present is invited.
“We are working on the food (caterers), entertainment, hospitality rooms while seeking sponsors for each event. I continue working with members Louis Ramirez and Past Commander and the 2014 Conference Chair JP on all details. We plan on getting with the state office for information we might need in putting the entire event together. We intend to prepare mailers and have information posted on the State Website as soon as we finalize each detail.
“We’re hoping to reach all the chapters in hope of getting representation from each at this conference. Remember that our success depends on your attendance. As for us, we will make every effort to make this conference attractive, affordable, and with lots of comradery. This conference is being prepared with you in mind. We look forward to seeing you in Seguin in June!