State Conference

Join us in Flowood for the 83rd Annual Conference, May 14-16, 2021!

All events for the 83rd Annual NGAMS conference will be at the Refuge Hotel and Golf Resort, 2200 Refuge Blvd, Flowood, MS  39232.  There is a block of rooms at the below listed hotels.  The Refuge Hotel is the on property hotel and the other hotels are all in the immediate Flowood area near several outstanding restaurants and shopping.  Reservations can be made by calling the numbers and/or links below.  Use group code for each hotel.  Please note the Refuge Hotel will be a Sheraton chain hotel but it may not be in effect until after the conference.  Block deadline is Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Refuge Hotel
See link on NGAMS website

Hilton Garden Inn
601-487-0800
Group Code: NGA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
601-992-7773
Group Code: NGM

Townplace Suites by Marriott
601-882-9800
Group Code: NATS

Reservations can also be made for the Refuge Hotel on the NGAMS website at Refuge Reservations, Hilton Garden Inn at Hilton Garden Reservations, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites at Holiday Inn Reservations.  Townplace Suites does not have an online registration for the conference.  Please use the number above for registration. The rate is $96 per night, which does not include state and local taxes.  Again, use the Group Code when calling to ensure you receive the conference rate.

EVERYONE IS REMINDED TO MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATIONS WITH THE HOTELS.  YOU MUST RESERVE EARLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE INCLUDED IN THE BLOCK OF ROOMS SET ASIDE.

ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE IN THE NGAMS OFFICE NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, April 22, 2021. Tickets for events will NOT be available at the Registration Desk.  Cancellations will be honored with full refund until 12:00 p.m., Monday, May  10, 2021, if you contact NGAMS.  There are 4 easy ways to register for the conference.  Members may register at https://www.ngams.org, Events, State-conference, Individual-information or download and complete the registration form and mail to NGAMS or scan and email to gtaylor@ngams.org or fax to 601-353-1207.

Hospitality rooms will be in the Refuge Hotel.  All units will have hospitality rooms provided at no cost to the units beginning Friday, May 14, 2021.  Rooms should be coordinated with Lt Col Scott Gray  at 601-212-5626 or graydbunch@gmail.com.    The “AT EASE GANG” will have their own hospitality room again this year.

As we often get this question from spouses and guests here is a guide for attire:

Sporting Events:          Casual or attire appropriate for the event.  Collared shirts are required for golf, skeet shooting, pistol match, and tennis.

Friday Night Social:     Favorite movie character or casual attire.  There will be music and dancing for those who are so inclined.

Business Session:         Military:  ACU or ABU.  Civilian: Business casual.

Spouse Luncheon:       Favorite movie character or casual attire.

Unit dinner:                  Military:  Mess Dress or ASU with bow tie/Class A

Men:  Suit or coat and tie; no tuxedos required;

Women:  Short or long evening dress

We hope you will also make plans to attend the 143rd NGAUS Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina September 9-12, 2021.  No deposit needed at this time, just contact Greg Taylor at gtaylor@ngams.org with your name and email address (civilian preferred) if you want more information as it becomes available.  I look forward to seeing you in Flowood.

 

Sincerely,

COL(Ret.) Rodney Harris
2019-21 NGAMS President