22 January 2015
Dear Patriots and Associates,
As you know our state convention is coming up on us very quickly. Arrangements have been made to hold this year’s Department convention at the Lamplighter Inn & Suites, 2820 N. Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803, on 16 May 2015. The Lamplighter Inn is located just off (south) of Interstate 44 at Exit 80. You can see the Inn (just up on the left) as soon as you exit the interstate.
Rooms at the Lamplighter Inn can be had for the following rate (mention Military Order of the Purple Heart):
Room rate is:
· Double or King: $71.95 per night (this rate is good three days before and three days after event if anyone wants to stay longer).
· Pets are allowed in the hotel – call them for rate.
· Free parking
Contact information for the Lamplighter Inn is: Tel: 417 869-3900 or 800 707-0326. Web-site is: http://www.lamplighternorth.com/ Cutoff date for reservations is 8 May 2015.
I’m trying to get one or two of the Missouri State Legislators to speak at the convention on veteran issues and initiatives pending before our state legislators in Jefferson City. It would be nice to have a good turnout of Patriots and Associates, so we can hear directly from our elected officials on some veteran initiatives going on in our state capital.
Again remember if you’re going to the staying at the hotel, the cutoff date is 1 May 2015. As for the convention – let me know if you are coming so I can finalize details as to number of attendees.
Yours in Patriotism:
Everett L. Kelly
Department of Missouri, MOPH