Petersburg Convention

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Wed Aug 24 06:31:31 EDT 2022

I'm reasonably certain it was the 1995 convention.  The hotel was just
awful.  The banquet, at the hotel, was sub par; I think the Directors'
wives pitched in to get the banquet going.  The hotel was very short
staffed.  Two elevators, one of which was broken.  Poor Roger and
Sherry(sp?)had checked the place out six months ahead of the convention,
and in six months it changed hands, went way downhill and was a complete
mess by the time we were there.  A lesson for people who take on convention

The convention itself, the tours, and the activities were still just fine.
Lot of great memories of people, some of whom aren't with us anymore.  It
was better than a great hotel with a terrible convention. I think I have a
picture of a display of cabooses, including 4 or 5 Virginian cabooses in
different shades of red.

Thanks Jerry (who has chaired a few fine conventions, btw).  I think that
historical convention list is on the website somewhere.

Frank Bongiovanni

On Tue, Aug 23, 2022 at 8:55 PM NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <
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> For those of you who remember the "adventure" that was our Petersburg, Va.
> convention, it's been announced that the old Ramada Inn is finally going to
> be torn down.  I used to have a list of all our convention locations and
> dates but it has since been lost to time and several hard drive crashes, so
> I don't remember the date, but for those of us who were there, it will go
> down as one of the most interesting conventions we have ever had.
> Jerry Kay, Jarratt (formerly Portsmouth) Virginia
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