NCRS 2021 National Convention Activities

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2021 NCRS Palm Springs, California National Convention
Saturday July 17th through Thursday July 22nd, 2021

Renaissance Palm Springs

National Convention Activities

Sunday Cocktail Fiesta - Name badge required for entrance!

Date & Time: Sunday, July 18, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Convention Center Lobby
Cost: Free to registered attendees
We are thrilled to kick off the Annual Convention and reconnect after 2 years apart. Let’s enjoy margaritas and South of the Border inspired hor’s d’ oeuvres. Wear your brightest colors for this Fiesta! Cash bars and a specialty margarita bar will be available for purchase. Please note we have adjusted this Fiesta’s timing to allow you time for dinner at Palm Springs downtown eateries. Please visit the registration desk for dinner recommendations upon your arrival.
Registration ID is mandatory. You will not be allowed in the event without it!

NCRS Annual Membership Meeting

Date & Time: Monday, July 19, 7:00 PM - Convention Center California Grand Ballroom
Cost: Free to all members
Please plan to attend this most important meeting. It is open to ALL NCRS members. There will be brief “housekeeping” announcements followed by Chapter Flight Awards, Sportsman Awards, Master Judges advancements, as well as other select awards. This is YOUR meeting; please plan to attend.

NCRS Awards Banquet

Tickets and name badge required for entrance!
Date & Time:
Thursday July 22, 6:00 – 7:00 PM Cocktail hour, Dinner seating begins at 7:00 PM – Convention Center Primrose Ballroom
Cost: $75 adult entrée, $25 child entrée (Ages 6 – 12)
Enjoy a final evening together, and celebrate the week’s success. We encourage everyone to attend, whether you are receiving an award or not. Dinner is a parmesan-crusted sage butter chicken or a vegetarian dish and finished with a decadent chocolate dessert. Children’s pricing is available for ages 6-12 for chicken fingers and cheesy macaroni.
Please make your entrée selection on your registration and dress is business casual. Pre-seating table selection will begin on Tuesday at the Registration/Help Desk.

If you are to receive an award and cannot attend, please make advance arrangements at the Registration/Help Desk for it to be shipped.

Year of the 1971 and 1970 Display

Cost: $75 Sign up on the Judging Registration Form. All NCRS members owning 1971 and 1970 Corvettes are encouraged and are welcome to register their cars for the 2021 50th Anniversary Year of the 1971 and 1970 Display at the convention in Palm Springs. Any 1971/1970 Corvette(s) registered for the Year of the ‘71/‘70 will be displayed and receive recognition, a special plaque. So please register your Corvette early. Year of the ’71 and ‘70 plaques will be presented at the Awards Banquet.

Please note that registration of 1970 models must be handled manually by the National Judging Chairman. Please contact David Brigham via email (dwbrigham@gmail.com) after you have submitted your complete convention registration.

Wheelchairs

If you are wheelchair bound and cannot board/debark from a bus, please indicate. Without prior information, this service will not be available.


Palm Springs Aerial Tram and Downtown Shopping

Date/Time: Monday July 19th, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost:            $72.00 per person based on 50 guests.
Location:    Main Entrance Palm Springs Hotel 9:30 AM

Note: Contact Marilyn Heitzman mjh1945@msn.com phone: 513-760-6277 M-F 8AM to 4PM ESt to be added to Wait List for additional tour buses

NCRS Convention Name Badges Required

Wheelchairs: If you are wheelchair bound and cannot board/debark from a bus, please indicate. Without prior information, this service will not be available.

Aerial Tramway The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station elevation 8,516 feet, it is often 30+ degrees cooler than the desert floor. You will have time to visit the natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails.

Following the tramway experience, guests will be taken into the Uptown Design District on North Palm Canyon Drive, an area that offers five blocks of clasic vintage shops that draw collectors from around the world. The stores feature an array of treasures from mint condition deco and mid-century modern furniture pieces to Old Hollywood vintage jewlery and clothing. Guests will also have the opportunity for lunch on their own during their shopping time downtown.

Negotiated Value:

Deluxe Motorcoach roundtrip transportation
ACCESS Destingation Services uniformed personnel to oversee activity
Sightseeing enroute to Tram
Adminssion to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Pre-Board Tickets
Free time at the Top to Explore & optional 20 minute film on the construction of the tram
Free time in the Uptown Design District
All taxes and gratuities
Complete Coordination by ACCESS Destination Services




Note:

  • Multiple tours can be run on any given day, departing within a half hour of each other
  • The Aerial Tram is currently closed due to COVID-19, ACCESS will make a reservation for the group as soon as the tram is open for booking
  • Tours are subject to change based on current conditions & regulations in July 2021 due to COVID. ACCESS will promply communicate any necessary change to client.

Palm Springs Air Museum Tour

Date/Time:Tuesday, July 20, 2021 9:45 AM - 1:45 PM- If needed Second Bus Load: 12:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Seats Available:    50 Participants for the morning tour.
Cost: $78.00 per person-based on 50 guests (Visit the Helpdesk if you wish to change buses.)
Bus Loading Starts 7:30 AM Bus Departs: 8:00 AM Main Entrance Palm Springs Resort

Note: Contact Marilyn Heitzman mjh1945@msn.com phone: 513-760-6277 M-F 8AM to 4PM EST to be added to Wait List for additional tour buses

NCRS Convention Name Badges Required

Wheelchairs: If you are wheelchair bound and cannot board/debark from a bus, please indicate. Without prior information, this service will not be available.

Huey” HelicopterHuey” Helicopter 9:45 – 1:45 PM – Tour the Palm Springs Air Museum - Second bus 12:15 to 4:15 PM

THE EXPERINCE:See one-of-a-kind historical aircraft up close while leaning about our nation's past and aviation's future! The Palm Springs Air Museum is a privately funded, educational living history museum. With display space of 80,000 square feet and 46 military aircraft in inventory, guests will get the chance to view a P-40 Warhawk used in WWII and an F-16 jet among many others! CNN Travel recently named this the 5th best aviation museum in the US, in a category with such prestigious museums as the Smithsonian. This is a historian's experieance not to be missed!



Negotiated Value:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach roundtrip transportation
  • ACCESS Destingation Services uniformed personnel to oversee activity
  • Sightseeing enroute to Tram
  • Adminssion to the Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Private Docent Tour of Museum (One Docent per 10 guests)
  • Private tour of a B-17 Plane
  • Free time to explore & in the gift shop
  • Stop in Downtown Palm Springs for Shopping and/or lunch
  • All taxes and gratuities
  • Complete Coordination by ACCESS Destination Services

Note:

  • This tour has a minimum 20 and a maximum of 50 guests at an timeslot.
  • Tours are subject to change based on current conditions & regulations in July 2021 due to COVID. ACCESS will promply communicate any necessary change to client.

Celebrity Home, Architecture and Art TourCelebrity Homes

Date/Time:Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bus Departs: Hotel Main Entranceat 9:00 AM
Cost: $92.00 per person-based on 60 guests

Note: Contact Marilyn Heitzman mjh1945@msn.com phone: 513-760-6277 M-F 8AM to 4PM EST to be added to Wait List for additional tour buses

NCRS Convention Name Badges Required

Wheelchairs: If you are wheelchair bound and cannot board/debark from a bus, please indicate. Without prior information, this service will not be available.

THE EXPERIENCE:Since the 1920's, Palm Springs has been the playground for Hollywood's elite. On this city & celebrity home tour, learn what went on behind the walls of the famous estates occupied by those celebrities! From Sinatra to Liz Taylor, Sonny Bono, Marilyn Monroe and Liberace, the sizzle and scandals that defined the Hollywood scene in the Coachella Valley will be revealed. This driving tour includes "Little Hollywood" and the glamorous Movie colony, as well as many fo Palm Springs most distinctive landmarks.

The tour will conclude with a trip to the Palm Springs Art Museum-established in 1938 and known as the premier cultural institution in the valley.

Negotiated Value:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach roundtrip transportation
  • ACCESS Destingation Services uniformed personnel to oversee activity
  • Sightseeing Tour with attention to Celebrity Influence and architecture
  • Stops along the way for photos and up close viewing
  • Admission to the Palm Springs Art Museum
  • All taxes and gratuities
  • Complete Coordination by ACCESS Destination Services

Note:

  • Tours are subject to change based on current conditions & regulations in July 2021 due to COVID. ACCESS will promply communicate any necessary change to client.

Shopping Shuttle to El Paseo

Date/Time:Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Bus Departs: Main Entrance of Hotel at 9:30 AM
Cost: $38.00 per person
Limited to:  50 participants per bus

Note: Contact Marilyn Heitzman mjh1945@msn.com phone: 513-760-6277 M-F 8AM to 4PM EST to be added to Wait List for additional tour buses

NCRS Convention Name Badges Required

Wheelchairs: If you are wheelchair bound and cannot board/debark from a bus, please indicate. Without prior information, this service will not be available.

Shopping El Paseo

THE EXPERIENCE: El Paseo is the desert's premier luxury shopping and dining destination. Located just 30 minutes from the Renaissance Hotel, El Paseo boasts over 250 world-renowned designer boutiques, fine eateries and art galleries.

Today we offer a shuttle to and from El Paseo and allow guests to choose their own adventure!

Negotiated Value:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach roundtrip transportation
  • ACCESS Destingation Services uniformed personnel to oversee activity
  • Sightseeing Tour with attention to Celebrity Influence and architecture
  • Stops along the way for photos and up close viewing
  • Admission to the Palm Springs Art Museum
  • All taxes and gratuities
  • Complete Coordination by ACCESS Destination Services

Note: Tours are subject to change based on current conditions & regulations in July 2021 due to COVID. ACCESS will promptly communicate any necessary change to client.


Convention Contacts

Convention Detail Questions (hall and events): Mike Ingham
Email (preferred method): Michael.Ingham248@gmail.com
Telephone: (510) 420-0968 (Pacific Time Zone)


Convention Detail Questions (hotel and food): Kristen Holmes
Email (preferred method): kristen.holmes@conferencedirect.com
Telephone: (703) 283-2447 Eastern Time Zone

Tour Questions: Sherri Demmel
Email: (preferred): rdsqd2003@gmail.com

Judging Questions: David Brigham, National. Judging Chairman
Email: dwbrigham@gmail.com
Telephone: (781)237-3456 (Days- Eastern Time Zone)


Questions regarding Registration: Marilyn Heitzman, Convention Registrar
Email: mjh1945@msn.com
Telephone: 513-760-6277 (Days- Eastern Time Zone)
15769 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore, OH 43416-9711

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