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Re: [Killietalk] One AKAer if favor of a different time of year for the convention
Tom Grady wrote:
> I can also confirm right now - the 2008 AKA National Convention in 2008 will
> be on Memorial Day weekend in Syracuse, NY. Its not about moving it - its
> about contracts with the hotel as well as planning based on tradition.
> Just my two-cents worth anyway.
The "when" depends on everything from weather (for shipping) to
work/vacation schedules. We always shot for the third weekend in April,
when BAKA was holding WCW. That kept it away from convention and on the
raggedy edge of safe shipping. Easter often required adjustment, and I
think our experience was that shipping losses made moving it earlier
My preference would be for a summer convention so more families could
participate. I sort of like the lower air and hotel rates for
non-holiday weekends, but maybe that is a minor part of the costs,
anyway. In particular, I enjoy the kids when they can make it. We old
pot-bellied bald guys can be highly entertaining, but the enthusiasm of
the younger generation is even better, IMHO.
Wright Huntley - Rt. 001 Box K36, Bishop CA 93514 - whuntley at verizon_net 760 937-2276 (cell) 760 872-3995.
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