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  Old  January 17th, 2005, 8:27pm     #31
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I am hoping tons of you want to come and hang out with fellow sweepers and attend the convention if it is in your budget. If you wanna just come and hang out and not attend the convention, thats cool too - lots to do in the Quad Cities area and the Saturday evening banquet is only $35. Stay tuned to this forum for updated details!

Our convention committee meeting was this weekend. We discussed the following information that I have been asked to pass along:

People who have paid to attend the convention are able to participate in all convention activities such as raffles, attendance to prize drawings and speakers, and vendor rooms. The $35 banquet fee (intended for guests of convention attendees) will azdmit a person into the banquet on Saturday evening for food and entertainment.
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  Old  January 17th, 2005, 11:35pm     #32
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would love to go but i cant because I will be in school. Gonna go summer semester. I am so sad
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  Old  January 18th, 2005, 12:41pm     #33
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ROOMS ARE BOOKING FAST AT THE QUALITY INN!!!!

Be sure and get your reservation in as they are filling up fast - I just spoke with the General Manager and we have already gone above the 10 rooms we had set aside for us - so if you are going and want to stay at the Quality Inn - DON'T DELAY
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  Old  January 19th, 2005, 11:43am     #34
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I just got off the phone with the Sales Manager - all OLS rate rooms of $59 are booked and they went way above the number of rooms we initially negotiated. They are almost to capacity.

The best price they can give us now is $74.99 Group Rate: OLS at either the Quality Inn 309-762-1711 or Econo Lodge 309-762-1748. The Sales Manager called around to other properties near the Holiday Inn and found many hotels charging $99-$109 for the convention weekend. You must let them know you are with OLS or you will not get the $74.99 rate. Any OLS member who stays at the Econo Lodge with the OLS rate will receive a ticket to come to the Quality Inn for breakfast.

If there are any problems, please let me know. Unfortunately they have had a not so pleasant experience already with an OLS member. The staff has been nothing but helpful and deserve our business and respect. I have a good relationship with the staff I have been working with and would really prefer if people went through me instead of taking matters into their own hands.

That's the latest
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  Old  January 19th, 2005, 10:47pm     #35
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Being that I'm in limbo with my job still(since sept) I'll have to wait till the last second. At least it's not far across the border. I so want to go.
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  Old  January 20th, 2005, 9:01am     #36
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I received this PM from a member I thought I would pass on to others:

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I saw the new rate that you posted, $74.99. Just thought some peeps might like to know that, if they qualify, they can book a cheaper rate either by calling or booking online.

50+ (Mature Traveler) Rate - $67.49 - $71.95

AAA/CAA Program Rate - $67.49 - $71.99

Rate depends on bed type and room type. If anyone qualifies for these rates, I would check to see what the inn has available before simply asking for the OLS rate.
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  Old  January 22nd, 2005, 10:25am     #37
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Who needs a bed? I slept on the floor under a table at the Ohio gig!
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  Old  January 22nd, 2005, 10:32am     #38
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Thanks KB, also Motel 6 and Quality's chain have online rates that are often the lowest rates around. Some chains offer military discounts too. Last year the Motel 6 online rate at Escondido was cheaper than AAA and other discounts. I cannot remember the name of the other hotel that I stayed for one night but it also had an online rate that was cheaper that AAA.

Binski pm me if you want to stay with me. I still have one bathtub open.
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  Old  January 22nd, 2005, 10:37am     #39
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I have a room Churchy but thanks anyway.
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  Old  January 22nd, 2005, 10:45am     #40
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I was joking. I have to joke sometime. See you in Moline.
Hugs to you Binski.
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  Old  January 22nd, 2005, 10:50am     #41
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Who needs a bed? I slept on the floor under a table at the Ohio gig!

Thanks bonx - a nice hearty laugh to get me through the day. I may pick up some American water and get a foot rub while running errands!!!
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  Old  January 22nd, 2005, 10:54am     #42
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Thanks bonx - a nice hearty laugh to get me through the day. I may pick up some American water and get a foot rub while running errands!!!
Just stay away from the bathtubs KB!
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  Old  January 22nd, 2005, 11:03am     #43
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  Old  January 22nd, 2005, 11:08am     #44
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Starbucksaddict can you do that at the convention, please?
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  Old  January 22nd, 2005, 11:10am     #45
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