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American Gold Star Mothers, Inc

ANNUAL CONVENTION 2013

Convention Details

June 21-23, 2013
Embassy Suites
3600 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Phone: 702-893-8000

All the AGSM rooms are gone and the hotel is otherwise full. See here for more information.

Reservation Deadline: May 22, 2013

Room rate is $109 King/ $119 Double per night plus tax. Make your reservations early to guarantee one of the blocked rooms. Check in 3:00 PM Check Out 12:00 PM.


Welcome to the Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas hotel, situated near the Las Vegas Convention Center and popular tourist attractions, including the famous Las Vegas Strip. Our all-suite hotel in Las Vegas is only three miles from McCarran International Airport and near the best shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities Las Vegas has to offer.

Enjoy a relaxing stay in a two-room suite featuring thoughtful amenities to help you feel at home. Relax on a double or king-sized bed in the private bedroom or unwind in the spacious living room equipped with a sofa and 32-inch flat-screen TV. The large dining/work table and high-speed internet access offer convenient work space to keep in touch with business and family.

Start your day with a delicious free hot breakfast, cooked just the way you like it, before heading off for business or recreation. In the evening, join us for complimentary drinks and a light snack at the Manager's Reception* at the Terrace Bar. Our Fountain Grille Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Other hotel amenities include a fitness center, heated indoor pool, an outdoor hot tub and sundeck.

Make business easy in the 24-hour BusinessLink-Business Center with convenient business amenities and services. Hold meetings, business conventions and social gatherings in a choice of versatile meeting rooms boasting more than 11,000 sq, ft, of flexible space to suit all occasions.

Additional Accomodations

The Embassy Suites in Las Vegas told us that all of our rooms are filled and they are filled to capacity otherwise. They gave us the names of 2 other hotels nearby.

Springhill Suites, 2989 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. Comparable to Embassy Suites, within walking distance, 702-433-5880.

Embassy Suites, 4315 Swenson Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119. Five minutes by car from the convention location, 702-795-2800.

There is a possibility that some rooms will be cancelled and there may be a minimum number of rooms available in the time between now and the convention. Call our original hotel to check on that possibility before making other reservations if you'd like. 702-893-8000


Group Events - The Terry Fator Show

Friday June 21
7: 30 PM - The Terry Fator Show at the Mirage Hotel, Special military rate $55 per person.


Dads and Guest Tour

Friday June 21
8 AM - 3:30 PM Dad's and Guests Tour of Nellis Air Force Base.
 


The 76th Annual National Convention Condensed Schedule

  • Thursday, June 20
    3 PM - 6 PM Early registration. Those going on the Dad's and Guests Tour will need to register on Thursday if at all possible.

  • Friday June 21
    8 AM - 11AM Registration for Delegates and Mother's Cupboard open for business.
    8 AM - 3:30 PM Dad's and Guests Tour of Nellis Air Force Base.
    1 PM - 5 PM Orientation, Workshops, Fundraising idea sharing, Rehearsal for Memorial Service.
    7:30 PM Group entertainment: The Terry Fator Show, Mirage Hotel.

  • Saturday June 22
    7:30 AM - 8:45 AM Last call for Registration.
    9:00 AM Official Opening of the Convention; Gold Star Manor program .
    10:00 AM until... Dad's and Guest Touring or chilling at the hotel on your own.
    BUSINESS MEETING BEGINS - Report of Nominations Committee.
    Noon Luncheon VAVS Program.
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Business Meeting Resumes; Nominations from the Floor, Amendments.
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Gold Star Sibling Connection.
    5 PM until... Dinner on your own, free time.

  • Sunday June 23
    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast on your own.
    10:00 AM Memorial Service, Hotel Meeting Room.
    Reception Following.
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Reconvene Business Meeting; Report of Election,
    Committee Reports and new business.
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Installation of Officers and Closing of Convention.
    6:00 PM Cocktail Hour with Banquet beginning at 7:00 PM. Old Grey Mares will entertain during this time.

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