Great Plains Regional Conference

Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Waco South
2501 Market Place Drive
Waco, TX 76711

Date: June 14 – 16, 2019
Host: Texas
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Hampton Inn & Suites Waco South
2501 Market Place Drive
Waco, TX 76711

Make your reservation directly by calling:
(254) 662-9500 | Visit Website

The Hotel rooms are blocked off until 5/24/19 so make sure you get those booked as soon as possible and registration is due to us by

May 31, 2019

Each guest booked receives a FREE full breakfast

Call early to reserve handicapped accessible rooms.

We are excited to have you guys come visit us down in Waco, Texas!

We have some great things planned for you all and some great workshops planned by our National Grange Staff/Directors.

There are two tour options so make sure you choose which one you would like to go to.

There is a lot to see and do in Waco, so make plans to come down early or stay late.

Here is some great things about Waco: take a look

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to Karen Overstreet or Samantha Wilkins

SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)

Friday, June 14
4:00 – 7:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 – 9:00 PM Icebreakers/Community Service Project
Light appetizers/snacks will be available
9:00 PM Vespers – Texas
9:00 – 11:00 PM Learn some Texas Line Dancing & Two-Steps
Take this time to fellowship with one another, learn some new dances, or play board games.
Saturday, June 15
7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast (Provided by Hotel)
8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakout Session 1
Option A: Membership Workshop by Joe Stefenoni, NG Membership Director

Option B: Workshop by The National Grange Youth Team- Topic TBA

Option C: Junior Grangers-Capes of Honor- by Samantha Wilkins, NG Junior Director

9:00 – 10:00 AM Breakout Session 2Option A: Ritual? Is it still important? By NG Membership Team

Option B: Workshop by The National Grange Youth Team-Topic TBA

Option C: Junior Grange Workshop- Topic TBA

10:00 – 1:00 PM Leave for Tour
2:00 – 3:30 PM Grange Baseball
All are invited to come watch and participate in the Newest Grange Trivia Contest!

Choose Your Team: BLUE or GOLD and root on your Grange Youth Members as the compete for the chance to attend National Session.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Quilt Block
Learn how to create your own quilt block for the 2019 National Grange Lecturers Contest.

This option is open to all in attendance.

*BRING YOUR SEWING MACHINE IF YOU CAN* *MATERIAL WILL BE PROVIDED*

5:00 – 6:00 PM National Prep
Option A: 2021 Convention Planning Meeting (State Masters and Chairmembers)

Option B: PREPARE FOR NATIONAL 2019

Youth members are encouraged to sit down with the youth team and work through questions on youth programing and the trivia challenge.

Option C: A Word From the Directors (ALL ARE WELCOME)

Join NG Youth, Junior, & Membership Directors as they answer your questions, discuss programming and more.

6:30 PM Dinner, Contests and Dance
Join us for a special dinner and presentation of the Public Speaking and Sign- A- Song contests from our Juniors and Youth Members. Following dinner and contests we will have a dance!
11:00 PM Vespers – National Grange Youth Team
Sunday, June 16
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast (provided by hotel)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Worship Service
9:00 AM -10:00AM Wrap-Up and Good Byes

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