157th Grand Lodge Convention in Atlanta, GA
July 3 - July 6
Grand Lodge Convention will be held in Atlanta, GA starting Sunday July 3rd through Wednesday July 6th, 2022.
It is each Lodge’s responsibility to send their Exalted Ruler to the National Convention; however, it is the incoming Exalted Ruler’s responsibility to complete the forms and see that the required funds are submitted to the WSEA Office by the April 11th, 2022 deadline. It is imperative the registration form and check be received by the April 11th, 2022 deadline or the Lodge will incur a $50.00 additional fee.
The Grand Lodge Convention OPENING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT 4:00 PM (Time subject to change) ON SUNDAY July 3rd at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young Intl Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. The Washington State Elks will be housed , along with all 8-States in Area 8, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, which is about a 15-minute walk to the convention center, HOWEVER bus transportation will be provided to and from all sessions. Signs will be posted.
All room reservations must be made on the form which is provided with a first night room deposit of $151.13 (Tax Included) along with the Hospitality Room fee and the Area 8 Reception fee for All ER’s or Alternate. These payments MUST BE PAID BY CHECK TO THE WSEA OFFICE and be received by April 11th, 2022. Room rates are $151.13 Single/double occupancy per night tax included. The hotel will NOT accept your individual reservations. Standard rooms available are all non-smoking with a standard king or two queen beds and every effort will be made to accommodate your desires (e.g., king or two queens, ADA handicapped or other special needs). All efforts will be made to house the Washington Delegation on the same and/or adjacent floors.
We want to make your trip to the Grand Lodge Convention an enjoyable one and will try to accommodate your needs as best we can. Your cooperation in filling out the forms completely and returning them prior to April 11th, 2022 will assist us to that end. Your mode of travel to Atlanta is strictly up to you, however, since most of you will be flying; make your reservations early to get the best rates and to arrive in time to attend the 4:00 PM Opening Ceremony on Sunday July 3rd 2022. Atlanta has many fantastic options for you to enjoy while there.
If you have questions regarding housing please contact me at the number and addresses listed above. Our hospitality room will be hosted by President Greg Balint and incoming WSEA Sgt at Arms Gary Hulse. This entire packet of information along with registration form will also be found on the Washington State Elks website.
Joe Basil, Chair
WSEA Grand Lodge Housing Committee