April 2014 eJournal - Pg 7
Vice President’s Message
NRA Meeting Time
by Vincent Shuck
We are looking forward to the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting that will be held in Indianapolis, IN later this month. The meeting will be conducted at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, April 25-27. First, I have something to divulge about Indianapolis.
It’s my birth city and the hospital still has a plaque hanging on its lobby wall commemorating this detail (just kidding). But, I did grow up in Southern Indiana and thus share a few of the Midwestern attributes that some people like. The city is the state capital and plays host to numerous conventions and sporting events. If you are into racing, it has the Indianapolis 500 (Indy Racing League and the largest single-day sporting event in the world), the Brickyard 400 (NASCAR) and the NHRA U.S. Nationals (drag racing). If that is not enough, Forbes ranks the city as one of the best downtowns in America, with many hotels, restaurants and museum options.
We will be there with our expanded Network presence and the booth will include some special events that may appeal to you. In addition to our effort to meet and greet our current members, we will be sharing Network information with the thousands of NRA members attending the convention and giving these nonmembers a chance to join.
As a special motive to visit with us, we will have five nationally-known firearm and self-defense authors signing their most recent publications at assigned times during the exhibit hall hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are pleased to announce that Massad Ayoob, Brian Ciyou, Grant Cunningham, Gila Hayes, and Kathy Jackson, will participate and bring their special penmanship talents to the booth for your review and interaction.
But we know you will not spend your entire meeting attendance stint at our booth. Don’t worry, there will be 600 other booth choices covering a spectacular display of firearms, knives, and shooting and hunting accessories.
You can also see and talk to outfitter companies, gun collector organizations and ATV manufacturers in the 400,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall. Admission is free to NRA members and their families. Not an NRA member or need to renew your membership? Our Network website offers an easy one-click opportunity to join or renew with the NRA! Please check out http://membership.nrahq.org/default.asp?campaignid=XR025721. For more information on the NRA Annual Meeting, pre-registration and assistance with housing or travel, go to www.nraam.org for your meeting attendance needs and questions.
Come join us in Indianapolis at booth #4262 and attend the convention – I am certain you will enjoy it. We sincerely look forward to meeting as many Network members as possible, sharing ideas with you and discussing your Network needs and suggestions.
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