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Eastern Regional Youth Conference


Hosted by Potomac Grange No. 1, Washington, D.C.


April 4-6 focus on Youth/Junior Competitions & Workshops 
April 6-8 Legislative Fly-In  

All events will be held or begin at the National Grange Headquarters
1616 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

Download Flyer | Schedule | Register

Grangers of all ages may participate all weekend! 

Deadline for registration: March 28

REGISTRATION
$30 for 14 and older; $15 for under 14

Includes ALL meals and Metro Card pre-loaded with $15 for rider benefits 

ACCOMMODATIONS 
Attendees in charge of own accommodations; must call hotel to book rooms 
Rooms blocked at two metro-accessible hotels, first come-first serve 
Reminder: This is Cherry Blossom Festival time in D.C. and hotels will go fast.

Comfort Inn Ballston 

1211 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA
(703) 247-3399
Group Name: National Grange
$99/night + 13% tax for single to quad occupancy (2 double beds per room)
FREE breakfast, free parking and is 7 blocks from the Ballston Metro (orange/blue lines)

Hilton Arlington

950 N. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA
(703) 528-6000
Group Name: National Grange Youth Conference
$149/night + 13% tax for single to quad occupancy
(2 queen beds per room)
Underground parking available for SUV size and smaller for $17 per night and is adjacent to the Ballston Metro (orange/blue lines); no free breakfast

Special Contest

Digital photo contest throughout weekend with National Lecturer, judging Sunday morning
*Bring a digital camera or cell phone with camera to participate

We encourage all attendees to bring gently worn shoes of any type for donation to Soles for Souls as our community service.

SCHEDULE

Friday, April 4

6:00-9:00 PM - Evening check-in at the National Grange Building. Food provided.
9:00 PM - Sign-a-Song and Public Speaking Competitions except Radio Spots (open to all ages)
Dance and Games

Saturday, April 5

Arrive at Grange Building by 8:30 a.m. for breakfast
9:00 AM - Workshop by National Youth Director Charlene Shupp Espenshade
10:30 AM - Workshop by National Comm Director Amanda Leigh Brozana
Noon - Lunch and Community Service
2:00 - Tour of Ford's Theatre (included in registration) * ½ mile walk
6:00 PM - Drills in Lafayette Square/National Grange Building
7:30 PM - Dinner followed by Grange Jeopardy and Radio Spots
Dance and Games to end the evening

Sunday, April 6

9:00 AM - Breakfast
9:30 AM - Worship service led by Potomac Grange Chaplain Grace Boatright
10:00 AM
- Workshop by National Lecturer Jim Tetreault
10:45 AM - Workshop by National Legislative Director Grace Boatright
Noon - Wrap Session/Brainstorming/Judging and Award Presentation
12:30 PM - Lunch with Speaker and Presentation of Korean War Certificate
Most youth and juniors will depart after lunch and the evening will begin legislative focus

Sunday, April 6 (Legislative Fly-In Focus)

3:30 PM - Briefing by National Grange Legislative Director Grace Boatright
5:00 PM - Press Release Preparation by National Communications Director Amanda Leigh Brozana (who will not let you eat until you have completed this)
Dinner and Workshop

Monday, April 7

9:30 AM - Pentagon Tour - Anyone who wishes to go on the tour MUST submit their social security number for background check; * Must be able to walk at least 1.5 miles
12:15 PM - Lunch and Presentation of William Saunders Award for Rural Awareness presented by Grange Advocacy
Afternoon - Visits to Capitol Hill as scheduled by Legislative Director
Dinner with Speaker

Tuesday, April 8
Issues Breakfast at National Grange Headquarters
Visits to Capitol Hill as scheduled by Legislative Director