Thread Number: 44099  /  Tag: Conventions, Mini-Meets, Parties
All the Way to Santa Fe, the 2023 VCCC Convention
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Post# 459249   1/8/2023 at 12:15 by swivelsean (Santa Fe, NM)        

Dear VCCC'ers,
I'm excited to announce and confirm the 38th annual Vacuum Cleaner Collectors' Convention in Santa Fe, NM, on June 15th through June 18th, 2023.

The Convention hotel is the Marriott Courtyard Santa Fe, 3347 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507, 1-505-473-2800. The room rate is $156 per night plus taxes, for the nights of June 14th through the 17th. The deadline to secure that rate is May 14th. The Convention fee is $75.

Attendees may drive to Santa Fe, take Amtrak to Albuquerque connecting onto the NM Railrunner to Santa Fe, or fly into Santa Fe (SAF) or Albuquerque (ABQ). The Marriott will pick you from SAF. If one chooses to fly into ABQ, one can take a free shuttle bus from the airport to the NM Railrunner to then take the train to Santa Fe, secure coach service to the Marriott for a fee, or rent a car. The City of Santa Fe is one hour north of ABQ by train, shuttle or car.

Many fun experiences are planned for the Convention inluding clinics, competitions, vacuum digging, besides meeting new friends and reconnecting with others. Time will be set aside for seeing local cultural venues, sightseeing, or thrifting. The host will be presenting a 'Fiesta' style party with games and contests at his home and will have his collection of vacuums, collectibles and ephemera on display. This Convention is a collaborative effort with support from across the club and the nation. I look forward to seeing everyone in Santa Fe.
Best Wishes,
Sean Curry


Post# 459251 , Reply# 1   1/8/2023 at 12:37 by Jayelux (Dallas, TX)        

Thanks for hosting, Sean! Santa Fe is a great city, and as many of us can attest, your minimeets have always been over the top, so we anticipate this to be the best convention ever!

Post# 459264 , Reply# 2   1/9/2023 at 10:24 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Sean!!!!

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I believe Joe Kassock and I are DRIVING there!

 

Know that I will be there to help you in any way I can.

  I know it will be a great time.


Post# 459537 , Reply# 3   1/17/2023 at 20:32 by singingrainbow (Texas)        
Looking forward to it!

I'm excited for it already! Between seeing good friends, the wonderful setting of Santa Fe, and the activities in the works it'll be an excellent convention for sure.

And I'm always glad when a convention lands within driving distance, big help for vac transportation!

-Scott


Post# 460475 , Reply# 4   2/20/2023 at 13:41 by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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Here is the link to the club website. For those who are interested in attending the convention this year.

www.vacuumcleanercollectorsclub.o...


Post# 460857 , Reply# 5   3/2/2023 at 08:49 by Paulg (my sweet home Chicago)        
Count me in !

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I am very much looking forward to this convention. Though not a hard Winter, Chicago can get a bit dreary.
Hereís my chance (OUR chance) to get some SUN and FUN in lovely Santa Fe. Itíll be nice to just get out of the house for a few days and enjoy meets, greets and whatever else (the very creative) Sean (and gang) will put together.
Like everyone here, Iíve picked up a few vacs over the YEARS since some of us have gotten together. Beside treating ourselves to some overdue fun-time, I look forward to picking up a few obscure parts for my stale projects. I am also tired of talking to my cats as if they are my only remaining friends in the world. LOL. I want to see PEOPLE!
See ya there!


Post# 462814 , Reply# 6   5/2/2023 at 20:45 by kloveland (Tulsa)        
Schedule is posted to our website

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..if interested in attending!



CLICK HERE TO GO TO kloveland's LINK


Post# 462835 , Reply# 7   5/3/2023 at 22:33 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Wow, looks great

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Not that easy to get to the hotel. Does anyone need to share a room, ?

Post# 462901 , Reply# 8   5/5/2023 at 17:32 by swivelsean (Santa Fe, NM)        
Additional Hotel Info...

Dear VCCC'ers,
For those of you who haven't secured your hotel reservations at the Santa Fe Marriott Courtyard, 1-505-473-2800, for the Convention, the deadline is fast approaching. The room rate of $156 plus taxes is guaranteed for booking only until May 14th. You may be asked for the code, VCCN, for the convention rate.

I hope everyone who wants to attend chooses to do so. there will be plenty of fun activities and plenty of vacs looking for new forever homes. If you have any question please email me directly at txsjc1@aol.com, using Convention as subject title, and I will do my best to assist you.
Best Wishes,
Sean Curry


Post# 462902 , Reply# 9   5/5/2023 at 17:39 by Kloveland (Tulsa)        
VCCC website and registration info for the conventionÖ

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Click link below for the VCCC website.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Kloveland's LINK


Post# 462921 , Reply# 10   5/6/2023 at 13:42 by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Why are you holding it in Santa Fe New Mexico?
You should definitely hold it in Albuquerque it's a lot safer.

Keep in mind Cerrillos road is a dangerous place after dark.
This sort of stuff happens on the regular in Santa Fe


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Post# 462938 , Reply# 11   5/7/2023 at 09:27 by Kloveland (Tulsa)        

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Vacuumdevil,

The VCCC hosts conventions based on its members locations For example, last year. We went to Scranton because John volunteered to host us. This year Sean is hosting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



Post# 463029 , Reply# 12   5/8/2023 at 18:10 by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@Kloveland Yes but wouldn't you host at 30 more minutes away for significant safety increase? When I lived in the slums of New Mexico I went grocery shopping in the nice part of town to avoid all the problems. It was worth the extra 15 minutes out of my way. At the very least the north part of Santa Fe is a little bit safer with all the touristas around. Where where that hotel is located is about a half a block from being in a very dangerous area after dark.
You don't want to go south or west from that location unless you have good Spanish and Street presents.


Post# 463324 , Reply# 13   5/24/2023 at 10:00 by westinghouseman (Capron, Illinois, 13 miles due north of Belvidere, Illinois.)        
VCCC - Santa Fe Convention

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I will be attending the VCCC's Convention in Santa Fe this June. Marc Turbyfill, will be attending too. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Sadly, I missed last year's in Scranton.

Post# 463328 , Reply# 14   5/24/2023 at 10:50 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
We missed you both

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here, as well.


Post# 463369 , Reply# 15   5/25/2023 at 23:36 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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Well darn. Iím close enough to there to drive down but I have family visiting that very week (till the 16th evening). Iíd miss too much coming just in the 17th. Hope itís a great time for all


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