Monday, August 19, 2013

52 Ways to Use Your VRPS Membership: Week 34, Location-Location-Location

Some of the loveliest places in the state - for 58 years ....
by Nancy Turnage, VRPS Central Office

The biggest VRPS event of the year is Annual Conference.  As soon as one concludes, we begin planning for the next.  For the various committees, it is the opportunity to see their efforts come to fruition.  For the attendees, it is the privilege to reconnect and push comfort zones.  The 4-days are fun - filled with learning, socializing, exploring, networking, and more.  Take a look at some of the venues over the years:

1955 Hotel Richmond, Richmond 1985 Holiday Inn – Waterside, Norfolk
1956 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke 1986 Richmond Hyatt, Richmond
1957 Hotel Jefferson, Richmond 1987 NC/VA Winston Salem, NC
1958 George Mason Hotel, Alexandria 1988 Tyson’s Corner Sheraton, Virginia
1959 Hotel Jefferson, Richmond 1989 NC/VA Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach
1960 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke 1990 Hyatt Richmond, Richmond
1961 Hotel Jefferson, Richmond 1991 Sheraton / Marriott, Roanoke
1962 Hotel Jefferson, Richmond 1992 Williamsburg Hilton, Williamsburg
1963 Golden Triangle Motel, Norfolk 1993 Williamsburg Hilton, Williamsburg
1964 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke 1994 Williamsburg Hilton, Williamsburg
1965 Marriott Twin Bridges, Washington, DC 1995 Hyatt Richmond, Richmond
1966 Golden Triangle Motel, Norfolk 1996 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke
1967 Hotel Jefferson, Richmond 1997 Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach
1968 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke 1998 Hampton Holiday Inn, Hampton
1969 Olde Colony Motor Lodge, Alexandria 1999 Richmond Marriott, Richmond
1970 Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach 2000 The Homestead, Bath County
1971 Natural Bridge Hotel, Natural Bridge 2001 Williamsburg Marriott, Williamsburg
1972 Hotel John Marshall, Richmond 2002 Portsmouth Renaissance, Portsmouth
1973 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke 2003 The Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke
1974 Ramada Inn Rosslyn, Arlington 2004 Hilton Mark Center, Alexandria
1975 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke 2005 Hampton Road Confence Center, Hampton
1976 Omni Hotel, Norfolk 2006 Virginia Beach Convention Center
1977 Hyatt House, Richmond 2007 Williamsburg Hilton, Williamsburg
1978 Sheraton Motor Inn, Fredericksburg 2008 Richmond Convention Center, Richmond
1979 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke 2009 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke
1980 Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach 2010 Hampton Road Confence Center, Hampton
1981 Hotel John Marshall, Richmond 2011 Marriot Norfolk Waterside, Norfolk
1982 Sheraton National Hotel, Washington D.C. 2012 Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center
1983 Richmond Hyatt, Richmond 2013 Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center
1984 Sheraton Airport Roanoke, Roanoke 2014 The Homestead, Bath County
2015 Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

How many have you attended?  Some of them aren't even in existence anymore, and some have been re-invented or re-named ... the future holds great promise.

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