Sunday, November 07, 2004

Riviera Hotel and our 40th

I have just returned from Las Vegas where VP Nick Bockwinkel and Director Gloria Lovell and I met with the staff from the Riviera. The rumor that some clown spread about the hotel closing and looking old is pure hog wash. The Top of the RIV as it's referred to, is beautiful with a fantastic view of the strip. We will be holding the balony blowout and the awards up there, the good news is it's a great room to be in. The not so good is we will be limited to the original 560, and may have to cut it off at 520. But you can be sure with Terry Funk, Ernie Ladd, Kenny Jay,Paul Christy ,Bunny Love ,Les Thatcher and Sir Oliver Humperdink, we will be sold out. Not looking for a record crowd, but a quality group to share the ring of friendship, besides 500 is alot of friends to visit with in only 3 days.

Now for rest of the show, we have 6000 plus square feet on the ground floor next to the main convention entrance, close to the elevators of the tower we will be in, less then 200 ft to the buffet and a wee bit more to the nearest bar. The seminar will take place there on Thursday and Friday, in a nice section with high ceilings, Nick Bockwinkel will once again have his silent auction with items donated by our members, if you have something to donate please let me Know, what ever it brings at the auction you can receive a tax credit for the donation, Scott Hosey will also offer the nostagia fair for items to trade or sell, the fee you pay for the booth, covers the cost of the table, permit selling fee and sales tax permit. We do not ask you for a percentage of your sales and some have sold over a $1000.00 worth, and traded for a lot more. This is NOT designed to make money for the club but to provide a chance for the members to help cover their costs in coming to Vegas.

Plus there will be plenty of space to mingle, visit, and enjoy your friends. There are 3 bars in the hotel, plus a food court, and 2 upscale restaurants

We are getting reservations in every day, still have around 400 left but please don't wait and be shut out, when we reach the capacity we have to shut it down. Hope you make it to Vegas but don't wait too long.