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Announcing-- 14th Annual WAGS Convention !!!

The WAGS annual convention for 2016 will be held in Grand Rapids, MI on Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2, 2016.

We will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
5700 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616 957-1770

Easy access off the interstate for those driving and just minutes from Gerald R. Ford Airport with a hotel shuttle for those flying in.

Registration forms will be getting mailed out during April. Cost of the Convention will be $129. per person with a deadline of September 1, 2016. Earlybird registrations postmarked by August 1, 2016 will get a $10 discount.

We are encouraging all members planning to attend to go ahead and make hotel reservations as soon as you are able even ahead of registration. Our group room rate is at $109.00/night plus taxes. YOU MUST MENTION THAT YOU ARE WITH Wagner and Griswold or WAGS in order to receive the group room rate. This room rate is also guaranteed for 3 nights on either side of the convention dates for those that plan to arrive early or extend their vacation. Rooms can be cancelled until 6 pm the night prior to your proposed stay without penalty in case your plans change unexpectedly.

We are working on finding a local park suitable for another camp oven cookout and hope to have that info available by the time we mail registration material out

For those that have never attended a WAGS Convention before, we welcome you and really urge you to attend. Part of how we set these up depends on as many as possible staying at the host hotel so that 1) you don't have to lug your cast iron goodies all over town and 2) so that WAGS can keep extra fees and convention costs down.

Someone from the convention committee may be in touch with you to seek your help with some aspect of the Convention, be it Registration, Hospitality, Cookout, Local advertising, Presentations, Swap Meet and Favorites, etc. Many of you have been so generous with your time and talent and we look to "expand" on that group to get as many involved as we can. Please contact either Roger Barfield, Jack Glenn or myself if there is something you'd like to help out with.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in 6 months!!

Best regards, The WAGS Convention Committee

 

Past Conventions

March 1, 2003 (Organizational meeting of WAGS Charter members in Syracuse, NY)
2003 in Sidney, Ohio
2004 in Erie, PA
2005 in Chatanooga, TN
2006 in Sturbridge, MA
2007 in York, PA
2008 in Des Moines, IA
2009 in Plano, TX
2010 in Carlisle, PA
2011 in Fife, WA
2012 in Canton, OH
2013 in Erie, PA
2014 in St. Louis, MO
2015 in Chatanooga, TN

 

 

 

 

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