The 31st Annual Rocky Mountain Ball is a Black-tie (Mess Dress) Ball and considered a “widely attended gathering” of military and government representatives whom are invited through written invitation to participate as the guests of NDIA.
The NDIA host for the evening will be Henry Baird, President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
The evening will start at 1800 with a reception in the Hotel Elegante. The reception will be followed by the Ball in the Hotel Elegante Ballroom at 1900.
The Hartinger Award presentation, and Patriot Award presentation, program will start at 2100 and last no more than an hour. Dancing will follow the program. Valet parking will be available at the main entrance to the hotel.
While the Chapter has long been focused on military space activities, and to that end has bestowed the General James V. Hartinger Award for the past 30 years on senior officer and civilians that have made extraordinary contributions to America’s military space program. Named for the first Commander of Air Force Space Command, the award has been given to such individuals as General James V. Hartinger (award namesake), General Colin Powell, Gen Thomas Moorman, and Mr. Jeffery Harris. In 2014, the Rocky Mountain Chapter will also present the Patriot Awards recognizing outstanding service men and women from all parts and services in the Colorado Springs area.
Once again, we are pleased to extend the opportunity to purchase tables for this Ball. Table cost is $1,900 each. Six seats are returned to the company and four seats are held for guest seating as assigned by the Ball Committee. Companies purchasing a table may also purchase two additional tickets for a senior executive and spouse/ guest to be seated at a VIP table with senior military guests and their spouses. The tickets cost $400 each and include admission to our VIP Reception to be held prior to the general reception. Because of seating limitations, we must limit each company to two tickets, regardless of the total number of tables reserved. VIP seats are intended for the sole use of the senior executive and his/her guest only spouse/significant other and not another member of the company please). Companies receiving VIP Seats as part of a sponsorship purchase may not purchase addition VIP Seats.