The Western Region Leadership Team is pleased to announce the 2019 Western Region Convention to be held in beautiful Bellevue Washington at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s Eastside, located at 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 from March 27th – 31st, 2019.

This year’s theme will be “THE COLLECTIVE ALPHA IMPACT : Fiscal Literacy, Civic Awareness & Fraternal Excellence”.
The challenges facing communities of color have not subsided. In fact, many indicators would suggest they have increased. Fortunately, Alpha’s unique position to develop leaders who disrupt the status quo and champion positive change in our communities and nation has not changed. Throughout this convention, our focus will be the continued development and deployment of our brothers to better leverage our combined potential to effect change in the financial, civic and fraternal arenas.

While all Collegiate and Alumni chapters are expected to register, at a minimum, their full delegate strength, all chapters should check with their respective District Directors for their target registration numbers. Additionally, as a kick-off to the weekend’s activities, a hosted reception for all Western Region officers, corporate sponsors and convention special guests will be held on Wednesday evening. All Western Region Officers are asked to indicate their ability to attend at the time of their registration.

Additionally, we look forward to a continuation of many of last year’s new social opportunities including; a full track of Ladies Activities with registration; the annual region-wide gaming tournament featuring Bid-whist, Spades & Dominos; a brotherhood smoke; and much, much more. Please see below for all items relative to convention registration, the venue and a few additional programming highlights.

REGISTRATION :
See below for rates, deadlines and the online registration link for the 2019 Western Region Convention.
https://2019wrc.eventbrite.com

Registration Type         Alumni                      Collegiate                      Deadline

Neophyte                       $200.00 + fees           $150.00 + fees            week 2 IMDP

Recent College Grad    $250.00 + fees                                               ends: 12.31.2018
Early Bird                      $275.00 + fees            $200.00 + fees           ends: 12.31.2018
Regular                          $350.00 + fees            $225.00 + fees           ends: 02.18.2019
Late                                $400.00 + fees            $300.00 + fees           ends: 03.06.2019
Last Minute                  $550.00 + fees            $350.00 + fees            —

Ladies Regular            $200.00 + fees                                                    ends: 02.18.2019
Ladies Late                   $250.00 + fees                                                   ends: 03.06.2019
Ladies Last Minute     $300.00 + fees                                                    —

SPONSOR A COLLEGE BROTHER :
Anyone wishing to sponsor a college brother may do so using the Eventbrite link provided above.

CANCELLATION / REFUND / TRANSFER POLICY :
All refunds or cancellations require a written and signed request from the purchaser. TO THE WESTERN REGION FINANCIAL SECRETARY (finsec@alphawest.org) AND RECIEVED NO LATER THAN February 28st, 2019. A 25% administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations or refunds. Transfers of registration will be entertained until February 28th, 2019 but the original purchaser will be responsible for logging into Eventbrite and updating all attendee info for the new registrant by no later than February 28th, 2019. Any changes or requests for registrant transfers following February 28th will not be honored. A “no show” will not receive a refund and WRC materials may or may not be mailed subject to availability.

HOTEL :
A nightly rate of $149.00 has been secured for this year’s participants however, reservations must be made by March 6th, 2019 to take advantage of this rate. Reservations can be made online here:
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/washington/hyatt-regency-bellevue-on-seattles-eastside/belle?corp_id=g-apal

SITE AMENITIES :
With its small-town charm and big city convenience, Bellevue, Washington is a modern oasis with endless activities and cultural attractions sprinkled in. Visitors will enjoy the natural beauty and scenery — from mountains to lakes —and the abundance of outdoor recreation. Located 9 miles from downtown Seattle, Hyatt Regency Bellevue connects you to world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and major corporate headquarters, including Microsoft.

  • Shopping: Our location within The Bellevue Collection makes it easy to enjoy the Northwest’s premier shopping, dining and nightlife destination in downtown Bellevue. Consisting of three upscale complexes—Bellevue Place, Lincoln Square, and Bellevue Square—The Bellevue Collection offers plenty of things to do for everyone. Head out for a day of shopping in over 200+ stores and boutiques, dine at more than 45 different restaurants, and explore the many entertainment options available.
  • Dining: Start your morning at Eques, the hotel’s award-winning breakfast restaurant, featuring a Pacific Northwest themed breakfast buffet. Join us on the weekends for brunch and create your own Bloody Mary cocktail. With over 50+ restaurants in The Bellevue Collection, we have everything from grab-and-go to upscale steakhouses with views of Mt. Rainier, Lake Washington and more, all connected via skyway to our hotel.
  • Featured Amenities: free internet access, business services, fitness center, pool, onsite restaurant, laundry, concierge, meeting facilities & pet-friendly

ACADEMY & RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS :
This year’s leadership academy and college brother’s retreat will advance on last year’s success. A few highlights include:

  • Hosted Reception and Kick-off for Western Region Officers, Corporate Sponsors and Convention Special Guests
  • Men’s Role in Healthy & Sustainable Marriages
  • Fiscal Literacy and Paths for Wealth Creation
  • Welcome Back – Alpha 201 for Reclaimed Brothers, What’s New & What’s Changed?
  • How to Grow your College Chapter Featuring College Brothers
  • Future Alpha Leadership – How to Prepare for and Move Up the Ranks of Service
  • Alpha Shark Tank – Investing in Our Own
  • The Western Region Bid Whist, Spades & Domino Tournament
  • Historical Deep Dive into Alpha History
  • Collegiate Step & Stroll Competition
  • Brotherhood Smoke
  • Miss Black and Gold Pageant
  • IMDP Training and Certification
  • College Advisor Training and Certification
  • and much, much, more…

We look forward to seeing you in Bellevue, Washington!!!

 

Fraternally Yours,

Bro. Dondrell Swanson
Western Region Vice President

Bro. Jonathan D. Madison, Ph.D.
Western Region Executive Director