This year’s event is being hosted by our Henderson Chapter at the Fiesta Henderson Hotel/Casino/Resort.
Every September officers and delegates from 18 RPEN Chapters state-wide come together to conduct the business of our organization and this year’s attendees may be considering a membership dues increase. It’s been more than six years since our last dues increase and although we are constantly looking for ways to cut costs, the cost of doing business always seems to outpace those savings. Our State Bylaws & Resolutions Committee led by past State President Hal Keaton (Two Rivers Chapter) will consider the dues increase when they meet in advance of our State Executive Committee’s next gathering in July, also being held in Henderson at the Fiesta. But a final decision will be voted on at the 2019 convention and if approved won’t take effect until July 1, 2020.
Our Annual Convention will also feature another round of workshops to include officer training, a legislative wrap-up, PERS and PEBP discussions and chair yoga since there’s a lot of sitting that happens during this 3 night/3 day event!
But it’s not all business, there will be entertainment Wednesday and Thursday nights with our Pat Fladager Special Recognition Awards ceremonies held Thursday night as well. Plus before the event concludes Friday morning, September 20, RPEN will see a new State President taking over when current State President Bernard Paolini (Boulder City) sees his term as President come to an end September 30. State Vice-President Vicki Cameron (Henderson Chapter) was elected two years ago begins her two-year term as President effective October 1. The September meeting will also see officers and delegates electing a Vice-President, State Secretary and State Treasurer as well.
Our State Nominating Committee led by Carmen Goicoechea (Northern Tri-County Chapter) is currently accepting nominations for those three positions.