National Conference

The 139th NGAUS General Conference and Exhibition is almost here.

Attached in this link ( National Conference Letter (8-30-2017)  )is all the information you will need to prepare for the conference.  However, highlighted below are the most pertinent items.

We will provide a welcome reception for you, your guests and our Patriot Partners from 6:30-7:30 pm, Thursday, September 7, in the downstairs reception room of our hotel, the Louisville Marriott Downtown.  Major General Durr Boyles will address the membership.  At 7:30 pm, we will conduct a brief caucus to present administrative information and the delegation will make a decision on support for candidates to the elected positions of the NGAUS Board of Directors.  Food and drinks will be provided at the reception.  It is very important that everyone attend.

The NGAMS Hospitality Room will officially open for lunch at noon on Thursday, September 7 and will be open daily beginning at 6:30 am.  We do not have the room number as of today but will update as soon as we receive it.

Company Grade/Warrant Officer Mixer is Thursday, September 7, 7:30-11:00 pm at 4th Street Tavern/Capitol Sports Club & Social Club.

Opening session for the conference will be Friday, September 8, beginning at 12:00 pm at the Kentucky Exposition Center, East Hall A and B.  Subsequent sessions the following two days will also be held at the same location.  Please see enclosed schedule for details.

The Kentucky Governor’s Welcome Reception will be Friday, September 8, 6:00-10:00 pm at Churchill Downs.

Spouses Luncheon will be Saturday, September 9, 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Galt House Hotel.

SEC Hospitality Night is Saturday, September 9, 6:00-11:00 pm at The Tavern on Fourth located at Fourth Street Live, right around the corner from our hotel.

States Dinner will be Sunday, September 10, 7:30-9:30 pm at the Kentucky Exposition Center, East Hall A and B.  There will a cocktail reception starting at 6:00 pm.

See the attached schedule for details regarding dress codes and other events.  We are awaiting a complete bus schedule.  However, there will be transportation from our hotel to all events.  We strongly urge you to download the conference app found at

Delegates will receive their stipend at the conference and are reminded they must attend the Thursday caucus and all business meetings to qualify.

If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us at the NGAMS Office at 601-354-7555.  However, please be aware that I and the NGAMS staff will be leaving for Louisville on Monday, September 4 to prepare for your arrival.  We will be providing updates via Facebook at, Twitter @TNGAMS and email.  As always, you can reach me on my cell phone at 601-540-2794.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Louisville.

 C. Allen McDaniel II

Executive Director