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Announcing-- 12th Annual WAGS Convention

The WAGS annual convention for 2014 will be held in St. Louis, MO on Thursday, September 25 through Saturday, September 27, 2014.

HOTEL: Holiday Inn South County Convention Center  
              6921 South Lindbergh Blvd.
             St. Louis, MO 63125

Located just off Interstate 55 at Lindbergh Blvd. in the southern part of the metro area with plenty of additional shopping and dining options in the immediate area.

Our tentative schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 25—Early registration from 12 noon-5 pm.  Morning golf tourney, more golfers are welcome to join in the fun and will be booked at a local course. Dinner camp oven cookout at a local park 4pm-7pm range, Hospitality room in the evening,

Friday, Sept. 26—Morning registration 8am-10am, convention opens with full day of workshops, Show and Tell, Reproductions, etc. Board of Directors meeting (time to be determined), social hour with cash bar, dinner and business meeting in the evening followed by Hospitality Room activities.

Saturday, Sept. 27—Morning swap meet, afternoon Favorites displays and voting, social hour with cash bar, evening Banquet and awards, Hospitality Room to end the evening.

We have negotiated with the venue for a breakfast buffet voucher for each attending member to use on whichever morning is most convenient for them during their stay.  Also for those planning on extending their stay either before or after the convention, Holiday Inn is guaranteeing the Convention room rate of $97.00 plus tax for three (3) days on either side.  Please let the Holiday Inn staff know when you are making your reservation that this is for the WAGS Convention in order to be guaranteed the rate for our block of rooms.

WAGS Conventions are a wonderful opportunity for learning, meeting new members, seeing more iron and aluminum than you’ve ever seen before, sharing knowledge and finding that special item that has been eluding you.  It’s also the only time that the membership meets to make decisions at its annual business meeting.  All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

On behalf of the local host committee, I encourage and welcome everyone to “Meet Me in St. Louie” for the 2014 WAGS Annual Convention.  We look forward to getting to know those of you we haven’t met and rekindling friendships with those we already know for a great time in the Gateway City. 

Additional details about costs, dates, agenda, etc. are available to WAGS members on the WAGS Forum.

REMEMBER: You must be a member of WAGS in advance of the convention in order to come to the convention. This is a hard an fast rule, as we have to have head counts to the HOTEL in advance. So if you even think that you may want to attend, get your application into WAGS ASAP.

Best regards,

Randy Eckstein

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



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