51st Annual AAHLBC Convention
Co-hosted by the Utica Devils Booster Club and the Albany Devils Booster Club
The 51st Annual Association of American Hockey League Booster Clubs Convention will be held at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, New York on September 11th-13th, 2015 - co-hosted by the Utica Devils Booster Club and the Albany Devils Booster Club.
The cost for the convention is (US Funds):
Single - $355 per person
Double - $240 per person
Triple - $210 per person
Quad - $200 per person
The above prices are PER PERSON for the COMPLETE weekend including the evening meals on Friday and Saturday and Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Extra nights are $114.00 (US) inclusive of taxes per room.
Early arrival discount rates are available for Sept. 9th, 10th, 13th & 14th.
Arrangements for early arrival or late departure should be made directly with the hotel.
Please call 1-800-448-3500 or 1-518-869-8100 (directly to the hotel) and ask for the rate code “12A4SQ” for the preferred AAHLBC Convention rate for Wed/Thurs arrivals or Sun/Mon late departures.
Deadline for early room reservations is August 10th, 2015.
EARLY ARRIVALS PAID BY THE INDIVIDUAL. THIS COST NOT INCLUDED WITH THE CONVENTION PRICE.
The hotel has a large ground parking lot, and there is no charge for bus or car parking.
A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $50 (US) per person is required. Check with your booster club for your club's exact deadline date for deposits and final payments. These deadlines are very important. Please abide by them.
Events will take place on September 11, 12 & 13 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Some people will arrive on September 9 & 10 for extra time to explore the area, however, no special events are planned for those dates.
LATE PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THIS YEAR. NO PAY, NO GO, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
ALL CANCELLATIONS MADE PRIOR TO AUGUST 1ST, 2015 WILL RECEIVE A REFUND.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER THAT DATE ACCORDING TO OUR BY-LAWS.
ANY REFUND WILL BE MINUS THE $50.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT (EXECUTIVE BOARD DISCRETION ON SPECIAL CASES).
The weekend will be filled with hockey, side trips, socializing, guest speakers and lots of fun. The theme for the convention is “70's at the Disco" and will feature a dinner and dancing.
Side trips have not been finalized as of yet, but will be announced when they are set up.
|Convention Contact eForm||This form should be completed and sent to the email address on the form. This will ensure that future information will be sent to the proper people. Please include your AHL team’s phone number for group tickets.|
|Convention Registration Form
||This form is to be completed for EACH ROOM. Please remind attendees to accurately complete the ROOM INFORMATION block in the upper right corner, as well as, circling their day of arrival. The day of arrival is very important to coordinate room holds and hospitality at the hotel. Also, there are a very limited amount of standard handicapped rooms available, so we ask that only those who need these room types request them. They will be assigned on a first received and required basis. If you request a handicapped room and one cannot be provided, you will receive a phone call. Each booster club must make three copies. One to mail to the Treasurer, one to mail to the Convention Chair and a third to keep as a reference.|
|Convention Shirt & Pin Order Form (with Sizing Chart)
||This form should be completed and sent to the treasurer by the deadline listed on the form, if you would like to order shirts or pins.|
|Convention Side Trips
||This form is a list of side trips for this year's convention. Please fill out the form and return the completed to the address list in the form.|
|Convention Deposit List||This form is to be filled out once all club convention deposits are collected. Mail this form and a check matching the total amount as instructed on the form.|
|Convention Final Payment List||This form form is to be filled out once all club final convention payments are collected. Please follow form instructions.|
|Convention Hosting Order||This form contains the order of which each booster club is scheduled to host convention. Please note: File contains year each club will host, but not all clubs will have the ability to host. With that said, a club could move up in the order from one to five years. This file will be updated as we confirm whether clubs will host for sure or not.|