ATTENTION

The Orange Blossom Special convention discount rate of $105 will no longer be available after October 24, 2020.
Effective October 25, 2020 the new convention rate will be $125 so do not miss out on this $20 savings

 

NMRA Pacific Southwest Region 2021 Convention

September 8 - 11, 2021

Hilton Hotel / Orange County Airport

 

Welcome to the 2021 Pacific Southwest Region Convention website “Orange Blossom Special”

September 2021 is just around the corner and planning for the 2021 PSR Convention “Orange Blossom Special is well under way.  This convention will be held in the heart of Orange County at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport Hotel. The clinic rooms are all centrally located adjacent to the hotel lobby and just a short walk from the parking lot. We have at this time 26 clinics for you to attend, 6 are reasonably priced extra fare clinics well worth your consideration. Likewise, if you have a clinic you would like to give, we still have spots open and would welcome your support to our clinic program. Yes, we have Non-Rail activities in the planning as well as several exciting clinics and tours. If you register by October 24, 2020 you will get the discount rate of $105. After October 24, 2020 the rate increases to $125.

Due to the stay at home orders we only at this time have a few layouts and Op’s sessions finalized but are working to secure many more.  If you live in the Orange County area and have a layout you would like to show contact us, we would love to have your layout included on our tours.

For those of you who have spent many hours locked in your homes over the last 6 months working on model projects we will have a Show Room so you can show off all your hard work.  Check out the Show Room web page for more details. But I do want to call your attention to our “One Foot Challenge” contest, which will have cash prizes for first, second and third places.     

A big part of any convention is the social interaction and we have several events planed for your enjoyment.  Starting out with a welcome reception on Wednesday night at the poolside terrace. Thursday starts the day with the annual PSR Membership Meeting that includes a continental breakfast. Friday night the convention will host the Hobo Auction with many up-scale items up for grabs. This is always a fun event and a great time to hang out with your old and new friends. Saturday starts out with the always popular Hobo Breakfast followed immediately by a swap meet at the poolside terrace. Here is your opportunity to clean out your hobby room or garage and make a few dollars to help off set your convention costs. Of course, you can always buy other members stuff to take home to fill the space you just cleaned out. And Saturday night brings the annual Awards and Recognition Banquet at which the raffle prize winners will be announced.

As I stated before the hotel is centrally located in Orange County so all the layouts will be in easy driving distance. All convention activities with the exception of layout tours, Op’s sessions, prototype and Non-Rail tours will be held on site. The room rate for a double is $135 per night and includes free parking, internet, and a discount on all restaurant food in the hotel.  You can book the hotel rooms starting October 2020.

Our convention team is ready to welcome you to a few fun filled days in central Orange County.  We hope to see you at the 2021 PSR Convention.

 

Carl Heimberger
2021 PSR/NMRA Convention Chair      

 

 

Hosted by the Cajon Division of the NMRA.