Brothers of the Western Region,

Your Western Region Leadership Team is pleased to issue this call to the 2020 Western Region Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to be held in lovely Los Angeles, California at the Westin Los Angeles Airport, 5400 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, March 25th – 29th, 2020.

This convention’s theme will be “ALPHA IN ACTION: Impacting Our Communities”. As we prepare to gather in the “entertainment capital of the world” we will use the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous contributions of African-Americans and other persons of color in the field of the visual arts including: filmmakers, producers, editors, writers, videographers, copywriters, casting directors, costume designers, set designers and more.

While all Collegiate and Alumni chapters are expected to register, at a minimum, their full delegate strength, all chapters should check with their District Director 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.

As a special offering, brothers who arrive on Wednesday will have an opportunity to participate in a day trip to the gravesite of our beloved Jewel Bro. Nathaniel Allison Murray before the convention enters full swing. Additionally, we look forward to a continuation of our newer 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 2020 Western Region Convention.

https://2020wrc.eventbrite.com

REG. TYPE

 

ALUMNI

 

COLLEGIATE

 

DEADLINE

 

Neophyte

 

$225.00 + fees

 

$175.00 + fees

 

ends: week 2 IMDP

 

Recent College Grad

 

$250.00 + fees

 

 

ends: 12.31.2019

 

Early Bird $300.00 + fees $225.00 + fees ends: 12.31.2019
Regular $350.00 + fees $250.00 + fees ends: 02.12.2020
Late $425.00 + fees $300.00 + fees ends: 03.11.2020
Last Minute

 

$550.00 + fees

 

$350.00 + fees

 

 

Ladies Regular $225.00 + fees ends: 02.12.2020
Ladies Late $300.00 + fees ends: 03.11.2020
Ladies Last Minute $350.00 + fees

 

SPONSOR A COLLEGE BROTHER :

Anyone wishing to sponsor a college brother may do so using the eventbrite provided here or 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) RECIEVED NO LATER THAN February 29th, 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 $145.00 has been secured for this year’s participants however, reservations must be made by March 11th, 2019 to take advantage of this rate. Reservations can be made online here.

SITE AMENITIES :

Situated just four blocks from LAX, The Westin Los Angeles Airport is a haven of wellness and renewal in a vibrant travel destination. Embrace refreshing accommodation in well-appointed hotel rooms and suites with refined comforts, signature bath products, ergonomic workspace and plush Westin Heavenly Beds. Ignite your senses with delectable American fare, fine wine and innovative cocktails at our stylish hotel restaurants and bars. Explore celebrated attractions including the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and the Forum. Elevate your experience with our signature programs and facilities – from the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio and RUNWESTIN™ to our unique Surf Lesson Room Package and our on-site Surf Concierge. Celebrate and succeed in sophisticated event space, enhanced by expert planners and custom catering. After a full day, refresh in our outdoor heated pool, relax in our whirlpool or enjoy our in-room spa services. Discover a relaxing sanctuary at The Westin Los Angeles Airport.

  • Venue : The Westin Los Angeles Airport is a great location near Inglewood, Manhattan Beach Surf Lessons, City of Champions, StubHub, El Segundo, Playa Del Rey and The Forum
  • Dining : The Westin Los Angeles Airport features multiple on-site dining options including: Daily Grill (American cuisine)– Delight your senses with a 1930’s-style dining experience. Savor delectable American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with a large appetizer and cocktail menu. Lobby Lounge (American cuisine)– Socialize with friends, chat with colleagues or simply relax in our stylish Lobby Lounge, a perfect place for quiet conversations and vibrant group gatherings, enhanced with wines by the glass, cocktails, craft beer and casual fare. Café BLVD (Coffee House)– Treat yourself to fresh-brewed Starbucks® coffees, Tazo® teas, fresh baked goods, pastries and other delicious grab-and-go items.
  • Other Featured Amenities : Airport shuttle, Business center, Car rental desk, Fitness center, High-speed internet at a price, Meeting event space, Parking, Pet friendly, Pool, Restaurant on-site, Room service

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
  • Day Trip to gravesite of Jewel Nathaniel Allison Murray
  • Welcome Back – Alpha 201 for Reclaimed Brothers, What’s New & What’s Changed?
  • College Chapter Sustainability in the West
  • Alpha Tank – Investing in Our Own
  • The Western Region Bid Whist, Spades & Domino Tournament
  • Historical Tid Bits – Our History, Our Story
  • Collegiate Step & Stroll Competition
  • Miss Black and Gold Pageant
  • Brotherhood Smoke
  • IMDP Training and Certification
  • College Advisor Training and Certification
  • and much, much, more…

We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles, CA!!!

 

Fraternally Yours,

Dondrell Swanson Grant Frink Jonathan Madison, Ph.D.
Western Region Vice President Western Region Assistant Vice President Western Region Executive Director