69th Western Province Council Information

March 30 - April 3, 2016 ♦ Long Beach, CA


Key dates/deadlines
  • Jan 31 deadline to submit proposed amendments to Province Keeper of Records
           deadline for EARLY registration & payment to be received
  • Feb 29 deadline to book a hotel room at group rate (subject to availability)

  • Mar  1 deadline for awards nominations to be received by the Achievement Commission
           deadline for Province Keeper of Records to submit proposed amendments to all Chapters

  • Mar 16 deadline for REGULAR registration & payment to be received (late rates begin Mar 17)

  • Mar 24 credentials due, including delegate or proxy forms

Click here to register
REGISTRATION

  1. Register to attend (members)
    • Click here to pay registration
  2. Register to vote (chapters)

FEES
Early registration* (payment received by Jan. 31)
  • Alumni: $225
  • Senior Kappas (age 65+): $160
  • Undergraduates: $140
Regular registration* (payment received between Feb. 1 and Mar. 16)
  • Alumni: $275
  • Senior Kappas (age 65+): $210
  • Undergraduates: $180
Late registration* (payment received after Mar. 16)
  • Alumni: $325
  • Senior Kappas (age 65+): $210
  • Undergraduates: $180

* Official souvenirs must be purchased in advance; as such, registrations received March 17th and after are not guaranteed an official souvenir.


LODGING


Rooms are available at the The Queen Mary, a historic ocean liner permanently docked in Long Beach, CA. 

Group rates vary on room type (see below). To make a reservation, contact the Queen Mary at (877) 342-0742 and ask for the "69th Western Province Council" rate. The deadline to book at the group rate is Monday, February 29th.

 Inside (1 king or 2 twins) $109/nt 
 Standard (1 full) $109/nt
 Deluxe (1 king or 2 twins) $129/nt
 Deluxe King (Harbor view) $149/nt
 Family (2 queens or king + 1 twin) $169/nt
 Suite $309/nt


GROUND TRANSPORTATION

For your convenience, the following is a summary of transportation options for those flying into the Los Angeles area:

From Long Beach Airport (LGB)
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
$1.25; 1 hour & 15 minutes one-way
  • Take bus 111/112 to Transit Gallery station (45 min; $1.25)
  • Transfer to Passport shuttle to Queen Mary (15 min; free)
TAXI
about $30 - $35 + tip one-way; 20 - 30 minutes

RIDE SHARE (Lyft or Uber)
Ride share pickup service is not available at Long Beach Airport, but drop-off service is allowed for returns. $15 - $20 one way; 20 - 30 minutes.

From Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
$2.75; 1 hour & 30 minutes one-way
  • Catch the "G" shuttle to the Metro GREEN line (10 min; free)
  • Take Green Line train towards Norwalk, and get off at the Willowbrook / Rosa Parks Station (15 min; $2.75, incl. $1 fee for TAP card)
  • Transfer to the Blue Line Metro Rail train towards Long Beach, and get off at the Transit Gallery station in downtown Long Beach. (35 min; transfer included in TAP card)
  • Transfer to Passport shuttle to Queen Mary (15 min; free)
AIRPORT SHUTTLE (shared service)
about $17 + tip one-way; travel time depends on other passengers' destinations; allow for 60 - 90 minutes. Click here to book with a 10% discount on SuperShuttle. (LAX ONLY!)

RIDE SHARE (Lyft or Uber)
About $30 - $35 one way; 30 - 50 minutes.


AWARDS


Province award applications must be received by March 1st, 2016. Awards criteria can be downloaded here:
Further details for application submission can be found on the Achievement Commission's webpage.


GOLF TOURNAMENT


The annual Jack Sudduth Memorial Golf Tournament and Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at the Skylinks Golf Club in Long Beach. The cost is $125 per player.

For more information and to register for the tournament, click here.


VENDORS


Vendors who wish to set up at the 69th Western Province Council may registration their table/booth by submitting a vendor fee ($300) on the payments page (found here). For more information, contact Brother Lynn Greer at kenneth.lynn.greer@gmail.com.


SOUVENIR BOOK 

Information for chapters, companies, and individuals interested in purchasing advertisements in the Souvenir Booklet is forthcoming from the LBISB chapter.


POST-COUNCIL KAPPA CRUISE 


The Province has arranged for a cruise after the council meeting. The four day cruise, provided by Carnival Cruise Lines, departs right next to the Queen Mary. Destinations include Catalina and Ensenada, Mexico (passport required). 

For those who wish to stay an extra night upon their return on Friday morning (April 8th), the Queen Mary group rate is available (the booking deadline of February 29th still applies.)

The reduced Kappa rate is $299 per person plus taxes and port fees ($89 per person). For details and to book, contact cruise specialist Ms. Marion Adair at (800) 819.3902 extension 82393 or madair@carnival.com. 


FISHING TRIP 


The Long Beach/ Inglewood/South Bay Alumni Chapter will host a "Fishing with the Kappas" trip on Wednesday, March 30th from 6 am to 4 pm. Tickets are $60 each and must be purchased by March 27.

License required. Click here for further details, and to purchase tickets.


SILHOUETTES

The Silhouette registration form can be found here.