I'll just add my few quick comments about the convention, and say that it was the best of the four I've attended. The rooms at the Orleans are very spacious and nice. The convention floor space was HUGE.
Everyone who helped make it go so smoothly deserves a big thanks. That not
only includes chairman Mike Skelton who did his usual great job, but the many other helpers who did many varied chores.
The board has chosen Wayne Thompson to be the new convention chairman, and made an excellent choice. But, he'll need the help of all of us.
The club auction on Friday night saw the sale of all 250 plus lots, with the total
$$$ amount exceeding $ 55,000.
Bid prices realized ranged from a low of $8.00, up to $ 3,500. for lot #63, a
$5. Dunes chip.
Other lots selling at higher prices were lot #205 for $2500.; lot #90 for $2000.;
lot #52 for $1200.; lot #66 for $ 1100.; and lot #234 for $ 1050.
Everyone appeared very pleased with the announcement that next year's convention would again be at the Orleans, and would be in June.