MER Conference 2018
Middle East Region Conference
May 18-20, 2018
The Middle East Region, Civil Air Patrol is pleased to announce their 2018 annual conference and wing commander’s call / retreat will be held at The Woodlands Hotel in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. We encourage you to take time out of your schedules to come to the historic triangle and spend a weekend with us learning, networking, recognizing achievements, and spending time celebrating our nation’s volunteerism and vigilance in this historic area of our country that helped define the same. Bring the family and make a mini vacation of it!
For complete details, visit these links:
- Cadet Protection ROE
- Contact Us
- Required Forms
- Frequently-Asked Questions
- Golf Outing
- Map and Directions
- MER Merchandise Orders
Hotel rooms are being provided by The Woodlands Hotel. The hotel is offering rooms at the incredible rate of $108 per night for not only the conference, but three days before and after – as rooms are available.
Hotel Reservations can be made online at: https://aws.passkey.com/go/785702
For detailed information on the hotel and its amenities:
NOTE: The deadline to get the group discount is April 20 — be sure to register before that date and save!
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel direct: 855-231-7240
Please use the reservation code: 1805CIVILA to obtain the group rates.
Early Bird Registration — Register by midnight April 3 and SAVE!
MER Conference Early Registration (by 2359 April 3, 2018) – FREE MER Conference challenge coin with this registration
Conference Senior Members – $90 – includes all Saturday conference amenities, including seminars, snacks, lunch, reception, and banquet PLUS one free conference challenge coin
Conference Cadets – $80 – includes all Saturday conference amenities, including seminars, snacks, lunch, reception, and banquet PLUS one free conference challenge coin
Registration costs starting April 4:
Conference Late Registration (after 0001 April 4, 2018) – NO MER Conference challenge coin with this registration
Conference Senior Members – $100
Conference Cadets – $90
Additional coin may be purchased for $6 (while supplies last)
Friday Evening Social – $35 – Heavy hors d-oeuvres and cash bar
Golf Outing – $89
FRIDAY GOLF OUTING
Friday Afternoon, May 18, 2018
In addition to MER Conference, there will be a Golf Outing held on Friday afternoon. This event is open to all members of MER and their guests. There is an additional $89 fee for this event.
THE GREEN COURSE AT GOLDEN HORSESHOE GOLF CLUB:
Opened in 1991, Rees Jones drew inspiration from his father Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s iconic Gold Course to create the acclaimed Green Course in Colonial Williamsburg. Carved from the same beautiful parkland terrain, the Green Course is longer than Gold but also more forgiving—creating an entertaining challenge for golfers of every skill level.
Take a hole by hole tour at: https://www.colonialwilliamsburghotels.com/golf/green-course/
FRIDAY EVENING SOCIAL
Friday Evening, May 18, 2018
In addition to MER Conference, there will be a Social held on Friday evening. This event is open to all members of MER and their guests. The event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, fellowship, networking and good fun. There is an additional fee for this event.
WING COMMANDER’S CALL / RETREAT
Thursday and Friday, May 17-18, 2018
Network, review progress made to goals in FY 18, and to present the FY 19 ATP.
COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG TICKETS
Tickets for admission to Colonial Williamsburg will also be on sale for the discounted rates of
$20 for ages 13 and up
$10 for ages 6 – 12
Free for children under the age of 6
These tickets cover general admission to Colonial Williamsburg and are good for 7 days. General admission will cover the bulk of activities in the historic area from 0900-1700 each day. The tickets will get you into the Art Museum, Capitol, Governor’s Palace, Historic Trades, etc. The ticket does not include any evening programs.
For more information on things to do in Colonial Williamsburg CLICK HERE.
No Refunds will be issued after 2359 on May 10, 2018 unless they are in relation to a serious illness, injury, or death in the family. Requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
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MER Conference Project Officer: Capt. Robin Haight
Wing Commander’s Call / Retreat: Col. Jerry Weiss