92nd National Convention Great for Whole Family

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Thousands of DAV and Auxiliary members from across the country will come together in the Sunshine State for what promises to be an important and quite enjoyable 92nd DAV and DAV Auxiliary National Convention.

This is the perfect location to bring the whole family, so please consider coming a few days early or staying after the convention to enjoy all Orlando has to offer. The convention itself features a full agenda. Members will elect National Officers and adopt resolutions, setting DAV’s legislative agenda for the year.

The national meeting of the premier veterans service organization dates are Aug. 10-13 at the Hilton Orlando, an upscale, resort-style hotel. The venue and the city have the perfect mixture of world-class amenities and unique leisure opportunities.

Centrally located in “new Orlando,” the hotel is convenient to everything the city has to offer, including art, theater, museums, shopping and dining. Pointe Orlando and Sand Lake Road are minutes away, offering some of the finest dining and entertainment in the United States. All the major Orlando attractions are close by, including SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks.

Orlando is one of the world’s most visited cities for good reason. Called “The City Beautiful,” there is much to do. First-rate museums, quaint antique districts and top-rated golf courses for some and thrilling theme parks, fantasy lands made of LEGOs and the wonder of the ocean’s depths for others.

About 50 million people visit Orlando each year, making it the most visited destination in the country. But don’t worry; there is plenty of room for everyone.

The Orlando Hilton boasts a magnificent resort pool and a big waterslide and fountain. Relax at the quiet pool and whirlpool. Drift in a long, winding, lazy river. Chill in a private cabana with ceiling fans, refrigerators, chaise lounges and Internet access. There are basketball, tennis, volleyball and bocce ball courts.

The hotel also has a putting green and a nine-hole executive putting course. Run the quarter-mile jogging track. Rejuvenate in the Hilton Fitness Center. Then take advantage of a complete full-service spa.

The dining options at the hotel are remarkable as well. You will find a balance of healthy selections, creative dishes, unique preparations, varying menus and a range of prices. The Hilton Orlando offers seven dining establishments on the property.

A free bus excursion to a casino in Tampa is being offered, departing the hotel at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12. For information on how to sign up, email Mary Ann Keckler at maryannkeck@aol.com or Rich Tolfa at rltolfa@aol.com.

The special National Convention rate for the Hilton Orlando is $124/single or double. You can reserve your room today by calling 407-313-4300. The hotel is located at 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, Fla.

For more information about the convention and how to obtain specially priced Disney tickets, visit www.dav.org/news/UpcomingEvents.aspx.