2020 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

 


The Bahia Resort, Mission Bay - San Diego, CA
September 15th – 17th, 2020

https://www.bahiahotel.com/


The TREA National Board of Directors will be onsite at the Bahia Resort to hold the yearly membership meeting, previously known as the ‘convention’.

*** 2020  Proposed Bylaws and Standing Rules Changes updated *** click here

Important Information:
Schedule - 
Tuesday, September 15th:  TREA BOD Precon, virtual store, 5PM deadline for on-line voting
Wednesday, September 16th:  TREA 1st Business Meeting, voting results announced
Thursday, September 17th:  TREA 2nd Business Meeting and installation of new Board Members

Cost:  ZERO, no really – there is no cost to attend the meeting.  All meals and social events will be independent and on-your-own.  The hotel has a nice full dining restaurant as well as an indoor/outdoor Grill & Bar onsite. 

There will be a enjoyable Beach Dinner on Thursday night.  Tickets are available for $75.00.  
The menu will be coming so check back often. 

The hotel is only 4 blocks from the boardwalk and beach, which provide an array of different food choices.  

Room Rates:  TREA currently has a limited number of garden view rooms available for $169 (plus tax).  If you want to take advantage of TREA’s discount, call us at 303-752-0660 to secure your room.  These are available on a first come basis.  Payment to TREA is required via credit card. 
To make your reservation directly with the hotel, click here:  https://www.bahiahotel.com/groupcode?code=REAAC20
Their advertised rate is $228 (plus tax, includes resort fee).  
The Bahia Resort is located just 8 miles from San Diego Airport, making it a simple and cheap, $14.00 UBER ride.  Onsite parking is free.  

The Resort offers many guest room options; Garden View, East and West Bay View, East and West Bayfront, single level bungalows & multi-level hotel style buildings.  It is an expansive property.  If you have special lodging needs (floor level, elevator building, limited walking, etc.) make sure that you explain that upon making your reservation with the hotel.  The property has a large pool – with full bar service, a massive 24-person hot tub, a workout room/gym and a beach store where snacks, gifts and sundries can be purchased.  
Enjoy peaceful walks in the sand along the bay or venture ‘inland’ and through the lush jungle garden area, complete with gazebo and duck pond. 

At night, relax on the beachside cabana chairbeds or sit by one of the many fire pits with friends.  

Mission Bay (https://www.sandiego.org/explore/coastal/mission-bay-beaches.aspx) offers 27 miles of meandering shoreline, with a variety of waterways, inlets and islets to explore. It is bordered by several beach communities, each with their own distinct vibe. Grab a bike or scooter (available for rent from the Bahia Property) and explore the Mission Bay community – or, rent a boat (power or sail) and have fun in the bay.  Paddle boarding is a great form of exercise, especially for those ‘core’ muscles – an d when ‘the work’ is over, jump off into the cooling waters. 
    
If Mission Bay sounds familiar to you, it should.  It is the home of the world famous SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO (https://seaworld.com/san-diego/?utm_source=YEXT&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=YEXT) You can even see parts of the park from the top floor of the tower building.  Perhaps you can plan to stay an extra day and visit the marine life that SeaWorld is so famous for.  If you do, make sure that you check out MWR for discounted tickets.  

A 10-minute walk from the property will get your toes in the sand of the Pacific Ocean.  Along the way you pass many ‘beachy’ food, drink and shopping establishments.  No shortage of options here.  
Mission Beach also provides a 3-mile oceanfront boardwalk and the iconic Belmont Amusement Park. (https://www.belmontpark.com/)
 

Need a car for – but still worth seeing:
Located a short drive off the property is SUNSET CLIFFS and SUNSET CLIFFS NATURAL PARK. A 68-acre recreational area that extends 1-1/2 miles along the Point Loma peninsula’s western shoreline and features park lands, dramatic cliff formations and coastal sea caves.  Sunset Cliffs lives up to its name and has long served as an attraction for San Diego residents, as well as visitors, who gather on the cliffs each dusk to watch the most amazing sunsets you’ll ever see. 
www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/regional/shoreline/sunset


USS MIDWAY –  If you are in San Diego, this is a must.  No excuses.   Military entrance fee of only $10.00 (regular entrance fee is $26).  Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway (Museum) was America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Today, the interactive museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family as guests walk in the footsteps of the 225,000 young men who served on Midway. It is literally a floating city at sea. Visit the amazing flight deck and its 29 restored aircraft, flight simulators, and get inspired in the Battle of Midway Theater, included with admission. Admission also includes a self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors in several languages.   Visiting Midway is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should not be missed.   Just a few steps away from the USS Midway is the famous ‘Kissing Statue’ and the Bob Hope Memorial.  
https://www.midway.org/ 

CORONADO ISLAND and NAVAL BASE – Getting over the Bridge is not for the faint of heart – hold your breath and just drive – it’s worth it in the end.  An eclectic town that offers a little bit of everything.  From eccentric self-pampering at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, to the quaint galleries and boutiques of downtown to the must see beaches.  Rated best beach in the country in 2012, Coronado’s Central beach is, in a word, breathtaking.   It makes even non-beachy people a little jealous – it’s OK to admit it.   Naval Base Coronado (NBC) is a consolidated Navy installation that encompasses eight military facilities and covers 57,000 acres.  Unequalled in operational scope and complexity, NBC provides a shore-based platform for helicopters, aircraft carriers, SEAL Teams and other ashore and afloat commands for access to a comprehensive quantity of ground, sea, air, and undersea operational and training space. 
http://coronadovisitorcenter.com/   

https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrsw/installations/navbase_coronado/about/installations/naval_amphibious_base_coronado.html


OLD TOWN
The historic heart of San Diego. Created in 1769, Old Town San Diego was California’s first settlement with only a mission and a fort.  Indulge in authentic Mexican food at one of the many restaurants or dance to the strolling mariachis. Take a tour of a haunted building and spend a day at one of the many museums. Old Town is the place to celebrate San Diego’s heritage, and bask in early California ambiance. https://www.sandiego.org/articles/old-town/old-town-san-diego.aspx


FORT ROSECRANS NATIONAL CEMETERY –  Awe-inspiring is the only word that can be used to describe this National Cemetery.   What it lacks in scale, especially when compared to magnitude of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, it more than makes up for in simple beauty.  The magnificent cliffs that fade into the Pacific Ocean, create the perfect serene backdrop for the 101, 079 service members who now call this place home.   
https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftrosecrans.asp

https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftrosecrans.asphttps://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60750-d557349-Reviews-Fort_Rosecrans_Cemetery-San_Diego_California.html


SAN DIEGO ZOO – This world famous non-profit wildlife sanctuary is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and sub species and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.  Less than 30 minutes from the Bahia property, the San Diego Zoo offers up the opportunity to get a little wild --- on the safe side. 
https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/


MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT – Over 1 million recruits have been trained at this location – a feat to be proud of for sure.  Fox Company 2nd Recruitment Training Battalion is scheduled to graduate from here on Friday, September 18th.  This ceremony is open to the public.  This could be something worth seeing – the next generation of soldiers taking their place in the ranks.  
https://www.mcrdsd.marines.mil/

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Please note – As the world navigates the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we at TREA, the Board and the staff are doing the same.  We are staying focused and positive and are hoping for a well turned out Membership Meeting in San Diego.  While we are doing everything that we can to ensure an enjoyable time for you in San Diego, there is still much that is not known in regards to COVID-19.  All information is presented as of April 6th and is subject to change as the country and the world adjusts to this unknown environment.