Annual Convention webpage

The Association sponsors an annual convention for all ISMA members to gather for events ranging from educational sessions and guest speakers to discussion of issues and ISMA business. Hosted by a different local lodge each winter, activities also include business luncheons, theme dinners, and excursions around the convention city.

The highlight of each convention is the impressive Grand Lodge Officer Induction Ceremony followed by the formal Ship Masters' Grand Ball.

Note: Deadline for placing ads for convention book and calendar is Jan 25.
Absolute drop dead date.  Currently, the center spread and inside front and
back plus outside back covers are wide open.

Reminder, Jan 15 is cutoff for early registration.

ISMA Grand Lodge Convention 2017 Information Link

The 127th Annual Grand Lodge Convention will be hosted by Northeast Michigan Lodge 19, on February 2-5, 201 at the Ramada Inn (formerly Sanctuary Inn) in Alpena, MI.

2017 Convention will be held at:
Ramada Inn
1000 US 23 North
Alpena, MI 49707
Tel: +1-989-356-2151
Fax: +1-989-358-6732

A special Shipmasters Convention room rates:

All rooms are blocked along the poolside atrium @ $99.00 = tax for 2 people

A block of rooms have been reserved for February 2, 2017 - February 5, 2017. The special room rate will be available until January 2nd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

We have 2 freighter trip raffles.

Visit our website ismanortheastmichiganlodge19.com for details on raffle and registration. 

The Saturday theme is “Wild West” so sharpen your cowboy shoes and get ready for a fun night.

Contact Lee Barnhill captslim@hotmail.com or Pat Hart captpat@charter.net for more info.


Great Lakes Freighter Trip Adventure Raffle (click here)