Linda Mummert here with more exciting Convention News!
Tampa will host the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its Jurisdiction, Inc. (AEAONMS) for its Imperial Session in August 2014. Over 15,000 attendees will arrive in Tampa for the conference, producing over 15,000 hotel room nights and an estimated delegate spending of $6.2 million!
Tampa last hosted the group in August 2010. The week-long Imperial Session includes workshops, official meetings, mentoring sessions and the highlight for the conference - the annual parade, which features bicycles, clowns, strollers and marching clubs.
The AEAONMS was established as an Imperial Council of Prince Hall Shriners and acts primarily a benevolent, charitable and fraternal organization whose membership is dedicated to the principle of fostering civic, economic and educational development programs throughout the world.
The Worldwide Fraternal Shrine Family has a membership of approximately 35,000 throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Guam, Thailand, Panama and the Bahamas. To learn more, log on to www.aeaonms.org.
Until next time......over and out, and stay tuned in for more updates on things to do in Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay meetings!