Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting
Meeting Heads for Summerlin
Over 100 members and guests of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN) will converge upon the Suncoast Hotel/Casino in Summerlin September 19 for our annual Board of Directors’ meeting being hosted this year by the Summerlin Chapter. Chapter President Lonnie Strait has been working non-stop since submitting a bid to host this years’ annual meeting at the close of our 2015 annual meeting held in Carson City. RPEN’s Director of Finance/Operations, Kerry Armanasco secured the Suncoast following a site visit to that property and one other in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas. Construction commenced on the Suncoast in June 1999. When the project was announced, it was originally called the Sundance, but a copyright conflict arose with the Sundance Film Festival in Utah so it was re-named the Suncoast. The project, built at a cost of $185 million, opened September 12, 2000 with 432 rooms and 82,000 square feet of gaming space. Additional renovations of the property occurred in 2001 and 2003.