The annual convention of the Vacuum Cleaner Collector's Club will be held in Portland, Oregon, June 21-24th... This year will mark the club's 27th year! Convention Hosts/Planners: David Olsen & Brett Schiewe. Any questions or concerns, contact David via email: email@example.com
The cost per attendee is $75. One must be a paid member of the VCCC in order to attend the convention, or one can attend as a guest of a paid member. Registration fee is the same for everyone even if you may only be able to attend a portion of it. Registration fee helps pay for expenses of the convention; test-dirt, ribbons & other awards, etc...
We will conduct all the usual events plus a few new ones. The highlight of the convention will be a special tour of Stark's Vacuum Museum (see photos below!). Stark's has been in business for 79 years!
Click here for the registration form
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Important Convention Details:
The hotel provides transportation to and from the airport plus to light rail trains to the downtown area. The hotel offers a restaurant & bar plus a fitness center and business center. Website for the hotel is: Radisson Hotel - Portland Airport
Hotel Room Rate: $80/night (plus 12.5% tax) Single or double occupancyRate includes complimentary wireless internet and breakfast each morning!
This hotel charges a handling fee for any inbound packages sent via UPS, FedEx, etc... Prices vary depending on the weight of the box. Outbound package rates also apply. Please check with the hotel for more accurate rates.
-Select Comfort Sleep Number beds with plush linen package
-100% Non-smoking rooms
-Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet throughout
-27" TVs with remotes & cable
-No charge for local phone calls or credit card access
-Complimentary 24-hour Airport Transportation
-Plus Complimentary transportation to MAX Light rail
-Lakeside Bar & Grill
-Lakeside Lounge offering daily "Happy Hour"
-Complimentary Business Center
-ATM available (no charge from our hotel)
Portland, "The City of Roses", is the largest city in Oregon and the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest. It lies about 70 miles from the Pacific Coast on the northern border of the state of Oregon. About 50 mi to the east lies majestic Mount Hood, which forms the perfect backdrop for Portland's skyline. The city is noted for its scenic beauty, a lively music scene, a large number of microbreweries, and its eco-friendly urban planning policies.
Portland is the largest city between San Francisco and Seattle and has retained the relaxed air of a smaller town while still growing rapidly. The city has a surprising amount of urban amenities for a city of its size, including an impressive music and arts scene, but the city hasn't developed to the point of being overwhelming. There is also no sales tax!
The city has a lovely blend of historic and modern architecture and many lush parks to poke your toes into; Forest Park and Washington Park in the hills west of Downtown offer a variety of plants, trails, and wildlife near the city. Vistas of Mt. Hood and the Willamette River, stately Douglas Fir trees, and roses and trees at every turn give the city stunning seasonal color. Environmentally friendly practices, such as recycling and an extensive public transportation system, are part of the culture and fuel many progressive city planning practices. Unlike most similar-sized metropolitan areas in the country, you can drive 15 miles from downtown and be out in the countryside.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
|3:00 p.m.||Check-in begins at the Radisson, get your room! Convention Room opens and registration begins, light snacks/beverages will be provided, unpack and set-up, mingle, reunite, relax... dinner on your own, if you choose.|
|7:00 p.m.||Welcome & Announcements: President Morgan Frazer, etc.|
|7:30 p.m.||TBA (Show & Tell?)(Game?) (Both?)|
|Midnight||Convention Room closes for the evening.|
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
|9:30 a.m.||Repair Clinic(s)|
|11:30 a.m.||Leave for Lunch at Dave Olsen's in Tigard, OR|
|3:00 - 6 p.m||Stark's Vacuum Cleaner Museum|
|6:00 p.m - ?||Dinner on your own... convention room re-opens at 8:00 p.m.|
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012
|9:00 a.m.||Board meeting; closed to general membership|
|10:30 a.m.||General Membership meeting|
|12:00 p.m.||Lunch - provided at hotel|
|1:30 p.m.||Vote for your favorite vacuum(s) (non-cleaning competition)|
|2:30 p.m.||TBA - Another collection? Thrifting? Go Downtown?|
|5:30 - 6 p.m||Gather for dinner|
|6:00 -8:30 p.m||Banquet dinner with possible guest speaker|
|9 - 10:00 p.m||Raffle drawing; convention room open until midnight|
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
|9:00 a.m.||Farewell Breakfast|
|11:00 a.m.||See you next year!|