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A letter from the Philadelphia Chairman



     Your 2000 convention registration material for Philadelphia is enclosed. We hope you are planning to attend our 51st annual convention July 18-23, 2000, at the Adams Mark Hotel, Philadelphia PA.

     Arrange your lodging directly with the Adams Mark Hotel. Please use the enclosed hotel registration form. Cutoff registration date for the discounted rate is JUNE 18, 2000.

After this date you will pay the full rate, and the hotel may not have rooms available. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!!!

     Your convention registration form also is enclosed. READ IT CAREFULLY. Tours have been limited to allow time for other special events. Each tour will only be offered once.
Convention registration deadline is June 1, 2000.

Please use the enclosed return envelope for convention registration.

     Putting together a package of events that will touch the interest of all has been quite a challenge to our committee. The Tour of Philadelphia (Tour A) on Wednesday, July 19, is a fully guided tour of the city. The Atlantic City Tour (Tour B) on Thursday, July 20, is an all-day visit to the popular gambling mecca of the east. The Spirit of Philadelphia Tour (Tour C) on Friday, July 21, will include a luncheon cruise along the Delaware River. This tour has a maximum of 550 tickets, so make your reservations early. The Philadelphia Trolley Tour (Tour D) aboard an open trolley will be offered Friday afternoon.

     Also enclosed is the advertising sheet for our souvenir booklet. DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISING INSERTIONS IS MAY 15, 2000.

     For all who attend and register there is free access to the Hospitality Room, War and Video Room, Checkerboard Chorus concert, Business Meeting, Women's Program, and Memorial Service. There will be a "Block Party" Friday evening at the hotel, featuring the "Mummers." The annual Reception and Banquet will be held Saturday evening, July 22.

     Remember, register by JUNE 1, 2000.

Don't hesitate. Make your reservations early. Those who register after the deadline may not be guaranteed tickets for tours and events.

     The Philly Committee

     Edward Jackson, Chairman

     Mike Strollo

     El Hill