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PRA Reunions and Meetings


History of PRA Annual Reunions/Meetings

After several years of the pioneer work by Bee Holmes, the first Annual Reunion/Meeting was held in Wichita, Kansas in 1979.  The list of Annual Reunions/Meetings to date follows:

 

Year Location People
1979

Wichita, Kansas

76
1980

Lexington, Kentucky

91
1981

Amarillo, Texas

101
1982

Nashville, Tennessee

70
1983

Albuquerque, New Mexico

66
1984

Louisville, Kentucky

43
1985

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

24
1986

Charleston, South Carolina

64
1987

Minneapolis, Minnesota

67
1988

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

60
1989

Little Rock, Arkansas

86
1990

Cincinnati, Ohio

63
1991

Seattle, Washington

65
1992

Madison, Georgia

102
1993

Arlington, Texas

108
1994

Harrisonburg, Virginia

51
1995

Tulsa, Oklahoma

100
1996

Tampa, Florida

90
1997

Sacramento, California

80
1998

Manchester, New Hampshire 

70
1999

Salt Lake City, Utah

49
2000

Syracuse, New York

42
2001

San Antonio, Texas

31
2002

Nashville, Tennessee

28
2003

San Rafael, California

36
2004

Richmond, Indiana

60
2005

          Portland, Oregon

35
2006

Richmond, Indiana

33
2007

NO Reunion/Meeting

 
2008

    Raleigh, North Carolina

40
2009 NO Reunion/Meeting  
2010 NO Reunion/Meeting  
2011 NO Reunion/Meeting  
2012 NO Reunion/Meeting          
2013 NO Reunion/Meeting
 
2014 NO Reunion/Meeting
 
2015 NO Reunion/Meeting
 
2016 NO Reunion/Meeting 
2017  NO Reunion/Meeting 

*Note:  These numbers reflect reported attendance by the host.  In some cases, the numbers reflect the number of people who attended the banquet while others reflect the number of people who attended just the conference.

The three words on the scroll of the Coats of Arms are "Vincit amor patriae"

"Vincit amor patriae" means "The love of my country prevails" or "Love of Country Conquers" which is the United States Army 28th Infantry Regiment's motto.   "Vincent amor patriae laudumque immensa cupido" means "The love of my country exceeds everything."

The following motto appears in English above the mountain cat of the original Baron Muncaster Crest.  "Firm, Vigilant, Active" -Virg. AEn. vi. 823 v. Muncaster b. Pennington

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