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Re: [Killietalk] Summer convention issues
Loyalty is a valid comment, Karl - but it does work both ways. I use the
term tradition because with the exception of 2 conventions in the 1960s (I
believe) the AKA National Convention has been held Memorial Day weekend. I
believe the word tradition means something that is done the same way over
and over. But traditions can certainly change.
When UNYKA won the bid for 2008 at the 2006 convention - we had a hold on
the convention site for Memorial Day weekend based on that past. The hotels
in many areas today are booking two years in advance and to get a place to
hold the convention - we had to make the arrangements before we even placed
a bid. In fact had we tried for another time of year - we probably would
not have a location near an airport - or even perhaps in central NY where
our group is based. Memorial Day weekend is the quietest weekend of the
year for the hotel we chose - because it is located on a college campus
(Syracuse University) and students have just graduated and summer session
has not started yet. That may sound a bit extreme, but we only had two
choices which came close to being able to host the convention at reasonable
prices in the entire Sysracuse region. The hotel we used 10 years ago was
already fully booked.
I am sure in some areas it is not hard to find a hotel - and in others, much
I am really not sure what weekend would work any better - perhaps some club
should submit a bid for a different time of year and see what happens? I
would support any bid passed through the Convention Assistance Committee and
help as much as possible to secure it. I am not adverse to change by any
means - particularly if it enhances the AKA. I am 98% certain I will attend
whereever and whenever it is held. I have missed a few conventions now and
then since the 1970s, but since the mid 1990s, only one and that was more
health related than any other reason. The National is my primary focus and
NEW is my secondary. Anything else would be a wonderful bonus on a rare
----- Original Message -----
From: "karl doering" <kilikarl at bignet_net>
To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Summer convention issues
> Hear are the pluses #1 If your driving less traffic coming & going ( not a
> Holiday) #2 airports less crowed( not a Holiday)#3 room rates would be
> less( not a Holiday) #4 young potential future AKAers out of school. Tom
> TRADITION is bull Its LOYALTY is what your looking for. You build it &
> will come
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "lee Van Hyfte" <littleleeper23 at hotmail_com>
> To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 10:30 AM
> Subject: [Killietalk] Summer convention issues
>> Hi Yall,
>> Love the ribbing by the way!
>> You know if this is some actual serious talk here. It is not impossible
>> have go through the appropriate channels and have it show up on a AKA
>> survey. That is part of what the annual survey is for. This kind of
>> takes time!!!!! at earliest 2009 or 2010!!
>> I like Allan's comments. Family time is family time. Exposing our
>> to Killies at an impressionable age can and will entice the next
>> How many people are unable to go because of extended and close family
>> graduating high school. Think about it!! Love of fish can only go so
>> When it comes to having to skip a graduation for fish. That could and
>> be life threatening when it comes down to the WIFE!!.
>> Not to mention I had to sell my soul to the devil just to make it to the
>> national this year. I am a RN in cardiac care, do you have any clue as
>> how hard it is to get a holiday weekend off. ANY OTHER DAY WOULD BE OK
>> holidays. Personally, I would go to every national but it is not
>> This one is close and at WAKO.
>> This AKA national will be a BIG ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Midwest nationals
>> always are. NO OFFENCE it is half way for many and dead center for
>> God Bless, Lee <><
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