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NCRS 2017 National Convention Activities

2017 NCRS National Convention Schedule
Sunday July 9th through Thursday July 14th, 2017
San Antonio, Texas

National Convention Activities

The Texas Chapter has planned a diverse and entertaining list of activities that reflects the entire metropolitan area and embraces the heritage of Southern Texas and surrounding areas.

An array of bus tours and evening events for both Corvette enthusiasts and family members offers you the opportunity to experience a well-rounded week of fun.

In addition, there are numerous excellent Judging Schools, Tech Sessions plus the Advanced Judging Seminar. We look forward to welcoming you with some great Texas hospitality!

Plan to enjoy all of these activities as well as some very special Corvette displays and unique Corvettes.

Be sure to sign up for your favorite day trips and evening activities when you register. We only reserve enough transportation space to accomodate the pre-registered members. Once those Buses are filled- you are out of luck, sorry!

National Convention Youth Activities


Welcome Reception

Date/Time: Sunday, July 9, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Free to registered attendees

Come enjoy the 2017 NCRS Convention Welcome Reception and the “big surprise” guest at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center LDR and Grotto. The LDR’s fine Western art and rich furnishings evoke the maverick history and rustic elegance of the landscape that inspired it. On the banks of the River Walk, this fabulous venue flows out onto a river patio, seamlessly transforming into an al fresco setting for our private group and event.

Remember- CONVENTION ID IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES. You WILL NOT be allowed to enter without it!

LDR  Grotto

Pre-Membership Meeting Dinner

Date/Time: Monday, July 10, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Cost:           $45.00 per prerson
Location: Starlight Room in convention center

This idea worked out so well at last two years that is will continue to be offered. If you didn’t attend last year, make a point to do so this year. You won’t have to worry about getting out and then rushing back for the Annual Membership meeting. This year the menu will feature fine Italian foods and theme. And Just announced, NCRS member Steve Newsom will perform at the piano for entertainment during dinner. If you have never heard Steve play, you won’t want to miss this performance!


NCRS Annual Membership Meeting

Date/Time: Monday, July 10, 7:30pm - completion
Cost:           Free to registered attendees
Location: Starlight Room in convention center

Make sure you plan to attend this annual meeting for all NCRS members. There will be a brief business report followed by the Youth Judging Awards, Chapter Recognition, Chapter Flight® Awards, Founders® Awards, Sportsman Awards, Master Judge® and higher awards and selected additional awards. This is your meeting so please plan to attend.

A simultaneous Youth Activity will be offered for younger participants, aged 7 - 15. See Youth Activities page for details.


NCRS Awards Banquet

Date/Time: Thursday, July 13, 6pm - 7:00pm, cash bar, dinner at 7pm.
Cost:            Adults $85 per person Children under 13 $30
Tickets and name badge required for enterance.

Whether you are receiving an award or not, this is the last night to enjoy a great meal and good times with your friends. The evening begins with a social/cocktail hour at the Marriott Rivercenter Ballroom and dinner is in the same room. Dinner is your choice of bacon wrapped filet mignon or stuffed chicken, children will be served chicken. Please make your selection on your registration and dress is business casual. Preseating selection will begin on Tuesday at the Registration/Help desk. If you are to receive an award and cannot attend, please make arrangements for it to be sent at the Registration/Help Desk.


Year of the 1967 Display

Cost: $75 per vehicle. Sign up on the Judging Registration form

All NCRS members owning 1967 Corvettes are encouraged and are welcome to register their cars for the 2017 50th Anniversary Year of the 1967 Display at the convention in San Antonio. Any 1967 Corvette(s) registered for the year of the ‘67 will be displayed and receive recognition. So please register your Corvette early. The Texas chapter has promised to have 100 1967’s registered for the year of the ‘67 display.


Fredericksburg Shopping & Museum Tour

Date/Time: Monday July 10th 9:00am - 4:30pm
Cost:           $35.00 - includes transportation only. Lunch is on your own.
Limit:           50
Bus Departs: Pick-up staging area, Marriott Revier Center Hotel, E. Commerce St.

Fredricksburg, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, is the perfect vacation destination, with something for all ages and interests. Shoppers will find over 150 boutiques, art galleries and antique emporiums, not to mention an herb farm and wildflower farm. The men in the crowd will stay busy with the National Museum of the Pacific War’s new 6 acre campus.National Museum of the Pacific War’s



Sea World

Date/Time: Tuesday July 11th 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost:           $80.00 - Limit 50 attendees - includes transportation and entrance fees. Lunch on your own.
Bus Departs: Pick-up staging area, Marriott Revier Center Hotel, E. Commerce St.

Sea World, the largest marine life adventure park in the world, also happens to be one of the largest and most popular coaster and water ride adventure parks. Whether your ultimate ride includes height, speed, drop, track, cool downs or kid friendliness, SeaWorld San Antonio is the place to find it.

SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium, and animal theme park, located in the Westover Hills District of the City of San Antonio

www.seaworldparks.com/SanAntonio


Fredricksburg Shopping & LBJ Ranch Tour

Date/Time: Tuesday July 11th 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cost:           $45.00 - Limit 100 attendees - includes transportation and entrance fees. Lunch on your own.
Bus Departs: Pick-up staging area, Marriott Revier Center Hotel, E. Commerce St.

In additon to the description of Fredericksburg on the previous page, the LBJ Ranch was where President Johnson was born, lived, died, and was buried. After the President’s death in 1973, Mrs. Johnson continued to live at the Ranch part-time. Come and see the lands and structures that represent such a large influence in President Johnson’s life. The LBJ ranch is a working ranch where cattle still are raised.

https://www.nps.gov/lbjranch.htm


Alamo Private Tour & Dinner

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 11, - Wednesday July 12th, 5:45pm
Cost:             $100 - includes entry fee, dinner and cash bar.
Limit:            Limit 96 attendees each night.

A short walk from the host hotel, “The Alamo” is a 4.2 acre complex. Visitors from all over the world come to see the old mission where a small band of Americans held out for thirteen days against the centralist army of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Although the Alamo fell in the early morning hours of March 6, 1836, the death of the Alamo Defenders has come to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of Liberty. The memories of James Bowie, David Crockett and William B. Travis are as powerful today as when the Texan Army under Sam Houston shouted” Remember the Alamo!” as it routed Santa Anna at the battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Just a short walk from the Convention Center and Host hotel, the Alamo is a “must see” for all who come to San Antonio.
A private dinner featuring real “Texas Barbecue” and cash bar on The Alamo grounds is the chance of a lifetime. The private dinner will be held after the NCRS private Tour of The Alamo in the Alamo Hall. The dinner will be complete with Living History historians.

http://www.alamo.com/


Natural Bridge Caverns Tour

Date/Time: Wednesday July 12th, 10am - 2pm
Cost:             $35.00 - includes transportation and entrance fees. Lunch on your own.
Limit:            Limit 50 attendees.
Bus Departs: Pick-up staging area, Marriott Revier Center Hotel, E. Commerce St.

The Natural Bridge Caverns are the largest known commercial caverns in the U.S. The name was derived from the 60 ft natural limestone slab bridge that spans the amphitheater setting of the cavern’s entrance. This is a great tour for the kids.

The Natural Bridge Caverns’ tour introduces you to an underground world of natural beauty and amazement. Travel through a half-mile of the largest and most spectacular show cavern in Texas. You’ll walk 180 feet below ground level. See awe-inspiring ancient formations centuries in the making and still growing today, such as amazing stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones, chandeliers and soda straws.

http://www.naturalbridgecaverns.com/


Wine and Whiskey Tour

Date/Time: Wednesday July 12th, 4pm
Cost:             $50.00 - includes transportation and entrance fees. Lunch on your own.
Limit:            Limit 50 attendees.
Bus Departs: Pick-up staging area, Marriott Revier Center Hotel, E. Commerce St.

Pedernales Cellars is Texas’ premier boutique winery, producing world class wines, including benchmark Tempranillo and Viognier. Owned and operated by a sixth generation Texas family, Pedernales Cellars cultivates ecologically sound and environmentally sustainable practices in order to pass its legacy to future generations. Visitors to the winery can tour the geothermal barrel cellar, and then relax with a glass of wine on the tree-covered deck with breathtaking views of the Pedernales River valley. Come and taste the good life in your home away from home in the Texas Hill Country.

Garrison Brothers, home of the first and oldest legal whiskey distillery in Texas. Like everything in the Lone Star State, our dreams were big from the start. We didn’t want to make just any bourbon – we wanted to make the best bourbon ever made. Anywhere. We’re confident we succeeded and have no doubt you’ll agree.


Missions and Cathederal Tour

Date/Time: Thursday, July 13, 9am - 2pm
Cost:           $35.00 includes transportation only. Lunch on your own.
Limit:          50 Attendees per tour.
Bus Departs: Pick-up staging area, Marriott Revier Center Hotel, E. Commerce St.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a cultural oasis located in the heart of one of the nation’s truly dynamic cities. Contrasted to the teeming activity of metropolitan San Antonio, the 819 acre historical park offers visitors a unique opportunity to escape from the present and journey back in time to a fascinating episode in Texas history. Preseved within the park are four Spanish Colonial missions, each with an active parish church; Missions San Jose, San Juan, Espada and Concepcion. The tours also includes the famous San Fernando Cathedral. These churches are now recognized World Heritage Sites.

San Antionio Missions National Historical Park


Lackland Air Force Base Tour

Date/Time: Thursday, July 13, 9am - 2pm
Cost:           $35.00 - includes transportation only. Lunch on your own.
Limit:          50 Attendees
Bus Departs: Pick-up staging area, Marriott Revier Center Hotel, E. Commerce St.

Lackland Air Force Base is the basic military training center for all Air Force recruits, one of four training centers nationwide, as well as the site of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center and Inter-American Air Forces Academy for International students.

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy Tour is the largest U S military transport aircraft originally designed and built by Lockheed, and now maintained and upgraded by its successor, Lockheed Martin. It provides the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize loads. The C-5 is among the largest military aircraft in the world. The USAF has operated the C-5 since 1969. In that time, the airlifter has supported US military operations in all major conflicts including Vietnam, Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and it supported the US Space Shuttle program.

Military Working Dogs

Military Working Dog Tour The mission of the 341st Training Squadron is to provide trained military working dogs and handlers for the Department of Defense, other government agencies and allies through training, logistical, veterinary support and research and development for security efforts worldwide.

Each attendee will need to submit their name, date of birth, driver’s license number and issuing state. You will be contacted 30 days prior to July 13th, 2017 for this information. No refunds for ANY cancelations.

Lackland Airforce Base