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Offline Randy Eckstein

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2017 WAGS Convention--Reading, PA
« on: February 16, 2017, 09:51:35 PM »
The deposit check is sent and contract signed for the 2017 WAGS Convention in Reading, PA with incoming President Chuck Rogers as the local host member.

Convention dates are Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10 at:
The Inn at Reading
1040 N. Park Road
Reading, PA  19690

Phone number is 610 372-7811

Our room rate is $97/night (plus applicable taxes) and is good for the Convention dates and 3 nights on either side for those extending their vacation time.

**You must mention the Wagner and Griswold Society when you make your reservations to ensure the group rate and must make your room reservations by August 7, 2017 in order to be guaranteed that rate,

There will be more complete information being mailed out by Chuck in a couple months that will include more of the particulars and pricing, including the very generous Early Bird Discount that the WAGS Board approved for this year's Convention.

We will be having our now-famous Camp Oven Cookout again, most likely on that Thursday and hopefully on property at The Inn and welcome our past participants and any other members wishing to assist with the cookout to share their favorite recipe or wanting to learn more about how to use their camp ovens.  Please contact either me or Roger Barfield for more information or to join the fun.

Chuck or other members of the Convention committee or his local team may be in contact with you to assist with various aspects of the Convention and especially for your areas of expertise for doing a presentation or hosting a discussion on your favorite cast iron topic.  But don't wait on that call if you have a topic you would like to do a presentation on, call Chuck and let him know.

There had been some questions posed about the timing being moved up this year.  Much of that had to do with local hotel availability based on other events and reservations already in place.  We look forward to seeing a big crowd in Reading this year, familiar faces and new ones too!  If you've never been to a WAGS Convention, its a great opportunity to see, learn and ask questions about cast iron and to spend time with other like-minded collectors, swap stories, iron and enjoy good food.

See you in Reading in September!
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Offline Chuck Rogers

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Re: 2017 WAGS Convention--Reading, PA
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 10:24:57 AM »
Registrations have been mailed, and we've been recieving some early returns. Post mark those registrations by July 15th, and get the early bird registration of $75 per person. After that, the standard rate of $125 per person will start. ALL registrations must be received by August 7th.
Looking forward to seeing everyone In Reading PA.
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Offline Roger Barfield

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Re: 2017 WAGS Convention--Reading, PA
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 02:48:45 PM »
Just a reminder the early bird discount registrations need to be post marked by July 15 to get the discounted price. Just a few days left before the price goes up.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.