Your Western Region Leadership Team is pleased to issue this call to the 2018 Western Region Leadership Academy & College Brothers Retreat. This year’s academy will be held in beautiful Bellevue Washington, a prestigious suburb of Seattle. We shall convene at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seatte’s Eastside, located at 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.

This year’s theme will be “Engagement, Leadership & Service”. We will gather for a high energy, high volume, streamlined weekend of training, engagement and preparation. This year’s academy will provide all attendees with well vetted tools and new perspectives on leadership to enable each brother to serve better, engage more and lead more effectively. In addition to all members of the Western Region Leadership Team whom are expected to be in attendance, each Alumni chapter has a minimum registration target of (2) brothers and each college chapter shall have a registration target minimum of (1) brother. Additionally, College chapter advisors, Chief Deans, Chapter Deans and Chapter Presidents should make every effort to attend as annual IMDP training & certification along with chapter administration tools & documents will be provided. Finally, a hosted Thursday evening reception for all invited Western Region officers and appointees will again be held to kick-off this year’s academy and retreat. Please indicate your ability to attend at the time of your registration.


Brothers may register for this year’s Leadership Academy & College Brothers Retreat via EventBrite
Regular Registration: $135.00 + fees (Alumni) $50.00 + fees (Collegiate) ends: 09.15.2018
Late Registration: $175.00 + fees (Alumni) $75.00 + fees (Collegiate) ends: 10.06.2018
Last Minute Registration: $300.00 + fees (Alumni) $150.00 + fees (Collegiate) ends: 10.13.2018


Anyone wishing to sponsor a college brother, please use the link on the eventbrite site above to do so.

All refunds or cancellations require a written and signed request from the purchaser. All requests for cancellations or refunds must be EMAILED AND RECIEVED NO LATER THAN September 13th, 2018. A 25% administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations or refunds. Transfers of registration will be entertained until October 4th, 2018 but the original purchaser will be responsible for logging into Eventbrite and updating all attendee info for the new registrant by October 4th. Any changes or requests for registrant transfers following October 4th will not be honored. A “no show” will not receive a refund and leadership academy materials may or may not be mailed subject to availability.

A nightly rate of $149.00 has been secured for this year’s participants however, reservations must be made by September 13, 2018 to take advantage of this rate. Reservations can be made online.

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

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

  • Thursday evening hosted reception & kick-off for Western Region Officers and Appointees
  • College Brothers resources & instruction track
  • Alumni Brothers leadership & development track
  • Digital documentation tools for chapter, area and district forecasting & reporting
  • Hands-on tutorials for communication, reporting & planning tools for use in your chapters, areas and districts
  • IMDP Training and Certification
  • College Advisor Training and Certification
  • and much, much more…

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

Bro. Keith Rogers
Western Region Director of Conventions

Bro. Dondrell Swanson
Western Region Vice President

Bro. Vance Payne
Western Region Assistant Vice President