Association Events Update – May 2019

Spring is upon us and the PPA decided to open 2019 with a St. Patrick’s bash. Let me tell you, it was a bash! The members who attended had a great time and were able to really let loose and have fun. To be honest, we were not sure how our membership would embrace an adult-only event because we are known for family-friendly events. To our surprise, we had a nice turnout and everyone had fun. Mark Prager set the mood with music. The honor guard and bags and pipes did the opening ceremony; it was awesome that they were a part of our 1st annual St. Patrick’s Day bash. Along with good fun and great bartenders, we had games and raffles. Every member who attended received a challenge coin and was able to purchase LVPPA St. Patrick’s Day shirts. Yes, we will be hosting another St. Patrick’s Day bash. Mark your calendars for next year!

By the time you read this, we will have hosted our first Aviators game at the new Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin. As always, this event is very popular with our membership. We have two more scheduled Aviators games for the season, July 30 and August 18.

I also want to go over the process of giving out tickets (once again). We try very hard to be fair to all our members when it comes to giving tickets out. Please understand that each event is handled differently due to the nature of the event. When I ask you to email me an RSVP, I receive between 300 to 700 emails, depending on the event. I do an electronic drawing for VGK tickets because I receive so many emails for that event. I have a set amount of UNLV and Aviators tickets, and when all the slots are filled, I put members on a waitlist. If someone cancels, I call the next person on the list. The PPA understands that members have varied days off and hours and we try to make sure everyone has the fairest opportunity to obtain tickets.

My cellphone number is always on each email for our events, so if you ever have questions, please feel free to contact me directly. I am glad to explain the process to you.

Mark your calendars:

Aviators, July 30 and August 18
Trunk or Treat, October 25, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Santa Day, December 7