LBA 60TH ANNUAL CONVENTION
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The Louisiana Beekeepers Association (LBA) will have their 60th Annual Convention at the Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown August 26-27. The event will begin Friday morning at 9 a.m. and conclude Saturday at 3 p.m.
- Dr. Juliana Rangel from Texas A&M University and Bob Binnie with Blue Ridge Honey in Georgia will be our guest speakers for the Convention along with other exciting presenters. See below the full agenda for times, speakers, and topics. *Speakers, topics, and times subject to change.
- Vendors with the latest technology and equipment will be present.
- Black Jar Honey Contest - bring a small jar of your honey and see how it compares in taste with others around the state! Please see CONTEST RULES for more information.
- LBA 60th Annual Convention Program
Registration for the Annual Convention is only $100. Each full registration ($100) may add one guest for $75. Children under 18 are FREE, but please complete registration for all attending to help us with our records. College students receive a registration price of $25/ticket with proof of Student ID. A one-day pass to the Convention for either Friday or Saturday will cost $40.
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Meal Options for the Convention:
There are options to purchase Friday lunch and Friday banquet tickets separately. After registering for the Convention, please click on the "New Registration" tab and select the lunch option, banquet option, or lunch and banquet option. Meals are purchased separately and are not included in the registration fee.
Friday Lunch: $12.00: Consists of chicken salad on a croissant, bagged chips, fruit cup, and a cookie.
Friday Banquet: A banquet will be held Friday night, August 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Downtown Holiday Inn conference center (the banquet room is adjacent to our meeting room.) The meal is being catered buffet-style by Southern Creations and is $25 per person, which includes a mixed green/fruit salad, stuffed chicken breasts, sliced roast beef with brown gravy, twice-baked potato casserole, rice, green bean almandine, roll, and bread pudding with white chocolate sauce! A Vegetarian option will be available if indicated on your registration. During the banquet, Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain will address the group, then a special presentation by Jimmy Dunkley on 60 years of LBA will be given to be followed by the live auction.
Saturday Lunch: Lunch is on your own. A special luncheon will be held for Club Presidents Saturday Noon. Registration for this luncheon by the Club Presidents is not required.
If you wish to provide support or participate in the LBA Convention as a sponsor, vendor, or advertiser, please visit this separate registration link to become a supporter.
Membership to the LBA is FREE through August 27. Beginning August 28, an LBA membership will cost $20. Please sign up to become a member today and disregard any invoice you may receive automatically through the computer-generated system.
Book your hotel room BEFORE AUGUST 11 using the LBA hotel rate code: BEE. Use this code when calling the hotel at 318-541-8333. *NOTE: If you have an issue with the reservation desk of not honoring the Code BEE and charging different rates, please email Stacy Blomquist at email@example.com with your room request: # of rooms needed, # of nights, and whether breakfast or no breakfast (which rate do you want).
Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
$109.00 Single Room
$119.00 Single Room with Buffet Breakfast (6:30-9:00am)
A stay at Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown, an IHG Hotel places you in the heart of Alexandria, within a 10-minute walk of Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital and Rapides Regional Medical Center. This spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Alexandria Zoological Park and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Alexandria Mall.
Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of the 168 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and iPod docking stations. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls.
Amenities: Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Dining: Enjoy American cuisine at The Levee, a restaurant which features a bar/lounge, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Full breakfasts are available daily from 6 AM to 10 AM for a fee.
Business Amenities: Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Alexandria? This hotel has facilities measuring 11800 square feet (1096 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
Attractions: Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Rapides Regional Medical Center - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Red River - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Alexandria Zoological Park - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
Pineville Recreation Complex - 4.4 km / 2.8 mi
CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital - 4.4 km / 2.8 mi
Dubuis Hospital of Alexandria - 4.4 km / 2.8 mi
Cabrini Hospital Alexandria - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
Alexandria Mall - 4.9 km / 3.1 mi
Rapides Parish Coliseum - 6.5 km / 4 mi
Riverside Hospital - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi
Johnny Downs Sports Complex - 9.3 km / 5.8 mi
Oak Wing Golf Club - 12.5 km / 7.8 mi
Kisatchie National Forest - 17.2 km / 10.7 mi
Jena Choctaw Pines Casino - 20.4 km / 12.7 m