State Convention Reminders

Fellow AMVETS,

Convention Ads are coming in steadily, to date we have (5) out of 12 Dept Officers, (2) out of 5 Districts, (16) out of 39 Posts, (3) out of 16 Post Ladies Auxiliary, (1) out of 12 Squadron Sons of AMVETS and 11 Past Dept Commanders purchase ads. We are well ahead of the 18 March SEC deadline which allows us to start work on new ads for the June

Convention book.

On behalf of the Dept of MA Convention Corporation members a heartfelt thank you to each of you for your ad

donation and your continuing support of AMVETS Annual State Convention. 74th

CONVENTION STURBRIDGE HOST:

Starts – Thursday

,

June 7th 2018

Ends –Sunday, June 10th 2018

ROOMS:

Cut-Off Date 10 May 2018

Nightly Rate $95 + $11.12 Tax = $106.12

Check-In 4:00 p.m.

Check-Out 11:00 a.m.

AMVETS Room Representative: Jim Johnson (508).944.7006

NOTE: There have been changes to the hotel management since last years’ Convention. Therefore, even if you filled

out an AMVETS Advanced Room form when you checked out we strongly encourage you to call and double check on

your room assignment.

To ensure you have a current reservation, correct room rate, & assigned room number of your choice you must:

  1. Contact – Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center|Phone:

508-347-7393

  1. Inform Desk – You are with AMVETS and ask for Catherine “only”.
  2. If Catherine – is not available ask to be put thru to her voicemail, leave message stating you are w/AMVETS, your

name and contact number.

  1. If you do not follow these steps you will be quoted the Standard (i.e. not AMVETS) room rate.

Additionally, if you did not fill out an AMVETS Advanced Room form for 2018 Convention when you checked out last

year,hotel “WILL NOT” guarantee you will get the same room this year.

EVENT TICKETS:

Buffet, Music, Dancing – Friday, June 8th

$30.00 p/p. To purchase contact Jay Casey 508-655-6985 and send check to

2 Terrane Ave, Natick MA 01760 or Don McLean (617) 943.4337.

State Commanders Banquet – Saturday, June 9th

$30.00 p/p. To purchase Contact Joe Dineen (617) 429.1801 or Lou Floriani (413) 664.4141

Tickets purchased after 18 Mar SEC are $35.00 p/p. All tickets must be purchased and cash must be in hand by Friday, May 25th

. Effective 1 Jan. 2018 NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE CONVENTION!

CONVENTION BOOK ADS:

Cost

–1/3 page $35, 1/2 page $60, full page $100. Front & Back covers already sold.

Format

– Email MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe PDF, or a scanned copy. If you are unable to provide any of the latter, send

a hard copy with your check. It’s your responsibility to ensure officers names are updated, and proper names and

words are correctly spelled.

Deadline

SEC March 18

th

2018, if not rec’vd by then there is No Guarantee your ad will make the book printing.

Please e-mail your ad to

stephenj.garner@comcast.net

. Mail your check made out to AMVETS MA Convention Corp.

to Stephen Garner, 42 Spectacle Hill Road, Bolton MA. 01740-1408. Phone (978) 618.1883.

CONVENTION PIN

:

Four pin designs for the 2018 Convention were received by President Charlie Studebaker this year. One was selected

by the Convention Corp Committee at the 15 Feb. meeting, and it was sent to the ad book designer to incorporate into the front cover on 18 Feb.

 

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