The Department of the Chesapeake invites you to Richmond, Virginia, for the 2015 National Encampment. The Omni Hotel Richmond will serve as our headquarters from 20 August through 23 August. The Omni is at the center of Richmond’s financial, judicial, and legislative districts, blocks from State Capitol and just eight miles from Richmond International Airport. The hotel is located in the historic Shockoe Slip district and is close to first class dining and entertainment venues. The hotel has 361 guest rooms, a heated indoor pool and outdoor sun deck, 24-hour dining, full serve restaurant, ATM, business center, etc. Reserve your room now by calling (800) 843-6664. You may also book reservations online by following this link: http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/richmond/meetings/allied-orders-of-grand-army-of-republic-national-encampment-8
NOTE: We have sold out our block of rooms for Wednesday 19 August and the hotel is not able to honor our $99.00 rate for any additional rooms on that date. There are still many rooms available at our rate for Thursday through Saturday night, 20 – 22 August, but once we reach our block number for those dates, the hotel will in all likelihood not honor our rate for additional rooms. Please make your reservations early.
Local Site Committee
The Dept. host committee is PDC Mike Paquette (Chair), PDC Mike Beard (co-Chair), PDCs Mark Day, Steve Hammond, Robert Moore, Lee Stone, NCoS Kevin Martin, CCs Brin Lewis Faron Taylor, PCC Mike Virts, PDP Barbara Day and NPA Rosemary Martin (ASUVCW).
Pre-registration are Being Taken Now
Pre-register before July 31st $10/brother using the form provided. After July 31st the fee jumps to $20/brother. The fee includes (1) Friday campfire program, (2) memorial service, and (3) the Saturday hospitality room.
Special Optional Activities
Plans are in development for a bus tour to Appomattox and/or Richmond area Civil War battlefield sites. On Saturday, August 22nd from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. the Sons of Veterans Reserve will host a breakfast hosted by the commanding general; the breakfast is open to all brothers. SVR members are encouraged to attend in uniform with their wives and families. On Saturday, August 22nd at 6:00 p.m. will be the Allied Orders Banquet featuring a formal meal (with two entree choices) and entertainment.
There is no self-service parking available at the Omni Hotel, however we have a discounted rate of $10.00 per day for valet parking. Availability of the discounted rate will be tied to the name(s) on your hotel reservation. If you are sharing a room with someone who has a vehicle that they would also like to park at the hotel, be sure to include their name(s) when you make your reservation. Additional information regarding other public parking facilities close to the hotel will be posted soon.