WHY BE ORDINARY WHEN YOU CAN BE EXTRAORDINARY!!

MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US IN SAN ANTONIO!!

58th Annual NGAT Conference
March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel

"Be Extraordinary" at the 58th Annual NGAT conference that will be held 31 March-2 April 2017 at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. Our theme will cover topics that touch on making our organization extraordinary, make our association extraordinary, and make our members extraordinary.

 

REGISTRATION

All attendees must pay the $15.00 per person registration fee.

MEAL PACKAGES

* Registration fee is $125 per person and includes Friday Welcome Party, Saturday Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Registration closes March 1, 2017
* A $25 late fee will be added to all registration received after Mar 20, 2017
* All cancellation requests must be received in the NGAT office prior to Feb 10, 2017
(The deadline for meal packages is Mar 26, 2017. After this date, meals must be purchased individually as available.)

HOTEL

* Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel, 111 E. Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 SOLD OUT
* Make your reservations directly with the hotel at: 1-866-764-8536. Make sure to identify yourself as a member of the National Guard Association of Texas.
* Hotel rate is $121 single/double plus tax per night. Rooms may be available but not at the NGAT rate.
(NGAT cannot guarantee rooms after Feb 17, 2017)

ATTIRE

* NGAT Business Sessions: Business Casual
* NGAT Dinner: Army - Class A/Service Dress/Mess Dress. Air - Mess Dress/Service Dress. Civilians - Business Suit/Evening Formal Wear. Spouses - After-Five Attire.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

How to Maximize Linked In - Presented By Sara Helmy founder of Tribu
(Free Professional Headshots for all class attendees)

10 Things Every Guard Member Should Know About the Law - Presented by NGAT Life Member, COL Doug O'Connell

Junior Officer Symposium - Join us, as a six member panel speaks with Texas Military Department Company grade officers about their future growth as an officer in the Texas Military Department.  Brigade and Battalion Commanders will answer questions and give insightful career advise.  This symposium is only open to company grade officers.

OSHA General Industry Course - The OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Course provides employees and employers broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards in the workplace. Students will be introduced to OSHA policies, procedures and standards as well as general industry safety and health principles and work practices covered in the 29 CFR Part 1910. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive an OSHA 10-Hour completion card.
Click here to register!

CONFERENCE OPTIONAL EVENTS

GOLF TOURNAMENT - Fort Sam Houston Golf Course - Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 0800 start - Shotgun, Florida scramble with low net/low gross competition.  The golf tournament is open to both registered and non-registered attendees of the conference.  Registration includes green fee, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, and award plaques.

5K FUN RUN/WALK - Brackenridge Park – Fri, Mar 31, 2017 - 0730 - Come enjoy a leisure run/walk on Friday morning.  The registration fee includes wicking t-shirt and refreshments.

14TH ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION - Exhibit Hall - Fri, Mar 31 - Sat, Apr 1, 2017 - Bid on over 200 auction items and take advantage of some great bargains on gift baskets, jewelry, weekend getaways, and tickets to music, sports and other entertainment venues.  Donations for the auction are always accepted at the NGAT office.

TOUR OF THE SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS - Bus Tour - Fri, Mar 31, 2017 - Tour of the four southernmost Spanish colonial missions – Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan and Espada are included in the tour.  The missions along with the Alamo have been name a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO). (Minimum # of participants required)

SAN ANTONIO RIVERBOAT CRUISE - Boat Tour - Anytime - Enjoy a 35 minute narrated cruise along the San Antonio river and pass under the Market Street Bridge, cruise pass River Center Mall and along many other river attractions and sites.

WINE TASTING - Wyndham Hotel - Fri, Mar 31, 2017 - Sip, savor, relax and enjoy some exquisite Texas wines at our wine tasting at the Wyndham Hotel.

SPIRITS TASTING - Wyndham Hotel - Fri, Mar 31, 2017 - Enjoy a classic cocktail: “Bourbon”  It’s important to know Bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is Bourbon.  Come learn a little about the history and production of Bourbon and learn about the ways to enjoy this classic cocktail.

LICENSE TO CARRY CERTIFICATION Wyndham Hotel - Fri, Mar 31, 2017 - A License To Carry class will be held Friday morning of the NGAT conference.  The class will provide the required 4 hours of instruction as mandated by the State of Texas and a written test.  You must bring certification of your shooting with you to the class. You must be registered to attend the conference to attend this class. (Sign up now - Seats are limited) CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

SISTERS GRIMM GHOST TOURWalking Tour - Fri, Mar 31, 2017/8:30 pm - Join us for a stroll through the streets of old San Antonio as we recount the stories of centuries past and  BRING HISTORY TO LIFE!  By candlelight, your guide will take you through one of the nation's oldest cities and tell you the history and ghost stories no soul dare tell! Tour starts in front of the Alamo and is 90 mins long.

NGAT WELCOME PARTY RECEPTION WITH GEEKS WHO DRINK - Wyndham Hotel - Fri, Mar 31, 2017 - So you think you are a trivia buff?  Join your friends for some laughs and friendly competition in military trivia and movies.  Bring the whole family with you and enjoy an evening of fun with friends at the reception that will also include a board game room for all you gamers.  You can also catch a river taxi after the reception and explore the Friday night festivities along the San Antonio Riverwalk. The Welcome Party reception menu includes pasta and Kobe beef slider stations with all the trimmings and ice cold refreshments. 

SPOUSES LUNCHEON -- Sat, Apr 1, 2017 - Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Spouses Luncheon on Saturday at the Towers of the Americas.  Retired Marine Sergeant Major Chermaine Harrell was a military spouse herself, and is an Associate Dean with National University and will be e guest speaker. Registration fee includes lunch, entertainment and prizes. (More details coming)

SATURDAY AWARDS DINNER - Wyndham Hotel - Sat, Apr 1, 2017 - Dinner presentations include aextraordinary speaker Steadman Graham who will help your understand your leadership identity.  NGAT will also present the Minuteman and Scholarship awards.  After dinner, guests will have the opportunity to visit hospitality suites.

HOSPITALITY SUITES - All hospitality Rooms will be located at the hotel and units will compete for “Best Suite” award. SOLD OUT!!!!

NGAT SOCIAL LOUNGE - Visit and mingle with friends in a more conversation-friendly environment.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE NGAT CONFERENCE

Our Extraordinary Organization (TXMD):  Our guest speaker at the business session will speak regarding a professional topic related to the guard and we will have discussions and presentations about the guard's transformation.

Our Extraordinary Association (NGAT):  At our NGAT business session we will discuss our guiding principles, values and new programs (to include our new foundation).

Extraordinary members (That’s You):  Don’t miss our breakouts sessions that will help our members become extraordinary people by providing information to help them professionally.

* Civilian: LinkedIn (All attendees get a free professional headshot)

* Civilian: Spouse luncheon.  Dynamic guest speaker that talks about knowing how to finding your identity. (Proposed)

* Military: Breakout Sessions: Lautenberg Issues and changes in the law, Divorce and Military Retirement Benefits, Legal strategies for Service members to reduce taxes, Challenging VA disability determinations, Why everyone needs a will, Protecting Your Rights-10 Legal Issues Soldiers and Leaders need to know and the process of the Board for Correction of Military Records.


SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION HAS CLOSED

CHECK BACK FOR RESULTS IN LATE MARCH


BE ONE OF OUR EXTRAORDINARY SPONSORS & CORPORATE MEMBERS