WOMEN MARINES ASSOCIATION (WMA) 28TH BIENNIAL CONVENTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

By | June 05, 2014

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MARADMIN 271/14 MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP// 
SUBJ/WOMEN MARINES ASSOCIATION (WMA) 28TH BIENNIAL CONVENTION AND  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE//
POC/M. J. SHEPPARD/CIV/UNIT: CMC (MPE)/-/TEL :(703)784-9371/TEL:DSN 278-9371//  GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS MARADMIN ANNOUNCES THE 28TH BIENNIAL WOMEN MARINES ASSOCIATION CONVENTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. THE CONFERENCE FEATURES SPECIALLY TAILORED WORKSHOPS (BY MARINES) FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE MARINES INCLUDING: A MENTORING PANEL WITH SENIOR ENLISTED FEMALE MARINES; A WORKSHOP ON MARINE HISTORY (HIGHLIGHTING FEMALE LEGENDS) PRESENTED BY A WMA HISTORIAN; A WORKSHOP ON RESILIENCY ON AND OFF THE BATTLEFIELD, PRESENTED BY SARAH PLUMMER; AND A SESSION WITH MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER  VERNICE "FLYGIRL" ARMOUR, DESIGNED TO HELP MARINES:
1) ELEVATE THE  LEADER INSIDE USING THE BREAKTHROUGH MENTALITY MINDSET, 2) USE  PLANNING TO HARNESS A "NO-SETTLE" ATTITUDE, 3) OVERCOME CHALLENGES  AND OBSTACLES AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS A TEAM. REPRESENTATIVES FROM  THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS WILL ALSO BE PRESENT TO ASSIST  MARINES WITH THEIR BENEFITS AND SERVICES. THIS YEAR'S GUEST OF  HONOR IS THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.
2. THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD 25 - 28 JULY 2014 AT THE WESTIN  CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. WMA IS A CIVILIAN NON-PROFIT,  VETERANS ASSOCIATION COMPRISED OF WOMEN WHO HAVE SERVED OR ARE  SERVING HONORABLY IN THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS' ACTIVE OR  RESERVE COMPONENTS. THE MISSION OF WMA INCLUDES THE PRESERVATION  AND PROMOTION OF THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF WOMEN WHO HAVE  HONORABLY SERVED OUR NATION AND CORPS. WMA CONDUCTS PROGRAMS FOR  CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES BY SPONSORING A SCHOLARSHIP  PROGRAM FOR MARINES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, AS WELL AS SUPPORTING  THE MCJROTC AWARDS PROGRAM.
3. ATTENDANCE IS OPEN TO ALL MARINES SERVING IN AN ACTIVE DUTY OR  RESERVE STATUS AND ALL FORMER MARINES. IN ORDER TO FACILITATE  ATTENDANCE AND COMMAND REPRESENTATION CMC (MPE) WILL FUND THE  CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE FOR 20 LOCAL (KANSAS CITY AREA) ACTIVE  DUTY MARINES TO ATTEND. COMMANDS MAY EMAIL REQUESTS FOR  CONSIDERATION TO THE MPE POC, BY 27 JUN 14, TO INCLUDE THE NAME OF  MARINE, RANK/GRADE, BILLET, DUTY STATION, EMAIL AND WORK PHONE  NUMBER. THE CONFERENCE FEE FOR THE MPE-FUNDED 20 LOCAL MARINES WILL  BE PAID FOR BY MPE. COMMANDERS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE TAD  FUNDING FOR MARINES' TRAVEL OR CONFERENCE FEES. COMMANDERS MAY  UTILIZE PTAD OR AUTHORIZE LEAVE FOR MARINES TO ATTEND. MARINES IN A  PTAD AND/OR LEAVE STATUS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THEIR OWN EXPENSES  WHICH MAY INCLUDE REGISTRATION, TRANSPORTATION, LODGING AND OTHER  TRAVEL EXPENSES. COMMANDING OFFICERS IN THE LOCAL AREA ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND/OR SEND THEIR MARINE LEADERS  AND SUPPORT MARINE ATTENDANCE IN ORDER TO FURTHER PROFESSIONAL  DEVELOPMENT.
4. MARINES WHO WISH TO ATTEND, BUT DO NOT HAVE THEIR REGISTRATION  FUNDED BY MPE, MAY REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE WITH THEIR OWN PERSONAL  FUNDS AT HTTP:FORWARD SLASH FORWARD SLASH
WWW.WOMENMARINES.ORG.
 THE REGISTRATION FEE OF 50 DOLLARS MUST BE PAID BEFORE 7 JULY 2014.
 THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL COST OF 205 DOLLARS TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF  THE MEAL EVENTS. ALL COSTS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ATTENDEE.
5. THE CONFERENCE LOCATION IS THE WESTIN CROWN CENTER, 1 EAST  PERSHING ROAD, KANSAS CITY, MO 64100; RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BY  CALLING 1-800-937-8461 OR AT 
HTTPS://WWW.STARWOODMEETING.COM/BOOK/WMAC2014. WHEN MAKING HOTEL RESERVATIONS INDICATE THAT YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE WMA CONVENTION  AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. ROOM RATE FOR CONFERENCE  ATTENDEES IS PER DIEM RATE OF 106 DOLLARS PER ROOM NOT INCLUDING  STATE AND LOCAL TAXES. ROOMS CAN ACCOMMODATE FROM ONE TO FOUR  GUESTS.
6. THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY FOR MARINES ATTENDING IS SERVICE "C" WITH  RIBBONS AND FOR THE OPENING AND CLOSING BANQUETS SERVICE "A" WITH  RIBBONS AND BADGES, OR DRESS BLUE "B" OR HIGHER EQUIVALENT. THE  UNIFORM FOR PERSONNEL ATTENDING IN A NON-DUTY STATUS IS SEMI-FORMAL.
7. THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS ACTIVE AND  RESERVE FORCES.
8. THE WMA IS A NON-FEDERAL ENTITY WHOLLY INDEPENDENT OF THE MARINE  CORPS.
9. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY (SES) MR. M. F. APPLEGATE, DIRECTOR,  MANPOWER PLANS AND POLICY DIVISION.//