140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Western Shrine Association (WSA).April22-26


$99.00 WSA Registration
The registration fees belong to the Western Shrine Association (WSA).  The registration fee covers the Noble and his Lady (or significant other) for the convention.  All WSA scheduled events require a WSA registration badge to participate.  The WSA badge is marked for the events that you paid for during registration and the badge is your access credential to those WSA events.
WSA registered participants receive:
Access to WSA activities designed to show Shriners young and old what being a Shriner is all about. They call the Shrine the playground of Masonry, think of WSA convention as your personal Big Playground in Las Vegas.  If you don’t have fun it is your own fault.
Areas are set aside for WSA participants to use for their relaxation and a place to make new and renew friendships with Shriners and their ladies from across WSA. More detail will be provided to you at WSA registration.
Access to a 900 SF suite on the upper floor of the hotel. This suite will be the WSA Hospitality Room. Registered WSA attendees have access to free beverages and snacks during the convention.  This is just another place to relax and make new and renew friendships. The hours are listed in the schedule of events. Once again, if you don’t visit you will be missing a fun place to mix with fellow Shriners and their ladies.
For those registered at the hotel and registered for WSA, there are reduced fees throughout The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, to include special discounts to On-property Shows and other featured activities. Check your hotel registration packet for details.  These coupons print out automatically at the front desk when you check-in.
Business Meeting. All Temples in good standing with WSA are “automatically” a member, this includes all the Nobility of that temple (there are no dues cards for this). The voting reps of WSA are: Current Potentate, Chief Rabban, Assistant Rabban, High Priest & Prophet, Oriental Guide, Recorder, Treasurer, the Immediate (Junior) Past Potentate of your Temple, WSA Officers, and any Past WSA Presidents. All Nobles are welcome to attend the business meeting to understand what is going on with WSA and interface and learn from the Imperial Presentation that have an impact on our fraternity.
For the Ceremonial, candidates will need to register, but since the ceremonial is an activity open to the public, the nobles may attend as long as they will not be participating any activity that requires them to register to participate in the event. The Mandarin degree does require the Noble to register to participate.
Final Thoughts: WSA has considerable costs associated with putting on the annual WSA convention.  Through your registered participation, you help WSA cover the costs for services that are necessary to provide an organized and rewarding experience. In addition, WSA requested from the hotel access to meetings rooms for Registration, Ceremonial, WSA business meeting, Unit Competition, a large hall for our Vendor Boutique, and areas for bands and other groups to perform on the property. In exchange, WSA has guaranteed a number of hotel room nights.  Your registration to stay in the hotel helps control the actual costs of the WSA convention to be charged to the WSA association.
 $1.00 Candidate Registration
We understand Candidates for the ceremonial have a larger expense to furnish and might not be at the convention for the entire duration. This is a reduced rate FOR CANDIDATES (and their Ladies or significant others) ONLY.

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