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RE: [RC] Silver legacy the support of our convention - Ranelle Rubin


Actually when  we put on seminars, the sleeping rooms were always less than "Rack" rate, but likely would have also been available to more savy shoppers like yourself..I agree it would have eliminated the current missunderstanding had the situation been explained. I sure wish I was making it to convention this year..Moving to my new house on Sat..

Take care everyone, and shop till you drop!..Remember....

"She who dies with the most tack wins!"

Ranelle Rubin, Business Consultant
Independent Dynamite Distributor

916-663-4140 home office
916-718-2427 cellular
916-848-3662 fax

From: seamstob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: raneller@xxxxxxx
CC: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; jonnijewell@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC] Silver legacy the support of our convention
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 21:41:20 -0700

We understand how it works now that it has been explained BUT it was never put out to the membership that the rooms must be booked in the block to subsidize the convention costs. All we were told was to book under AERC. I would be curious to see how many people thought that meant a better rate.
If you do not work in that business you would not be aware of this.
Personally I figured we were getting a deal because we were paying for all the rooms ect. The hotel benefits from the convention without having to work very hard to attract clients. I wish I could do that with my business.
"Hey Paddi mind if we bring a few hundred folks over to spend money at your place for a few days?"
Had I not been killing time on line today I would not even have been aware of the rate difference.
This convention is a huge project for the staff at AERC and I thank them for all their efforts.
I hope to see you all at the convention. Bring your running shoes and jackets. The trade show is about a block from the actual convention head quarters.
Hope you take time to stroll down and visit us all.

The meeting rooms and vendor floor needed for convention are VERY expensive! In order for us, as AERC members to have use of these rooms, the hotel requires AERC to reserve a "block" of sleeping rooms. Typically, if many of the expected guests book outside of the block of rooms, it will end up costing AERC for them, or an increase in rates for the meeting rooms.

If any of you want convention to remain a reasonable rate in the future, I suggest you honor Connie's request and book your rooms through the block if possible.

To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] Silver legacy the support of our convention
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 21:13:03 -0600
From: txtrigger@xxxxxxxxx

But to me, it does not make sense that their "deal" to AERC is not as good as the basic deal someone can get by on line booking. I'd think that who ever the AERC contact is with the hotel, should at least ask them about it.

[RC] Silver legacy the support of our convention, Tx Trigger
RE: [RC] Silver legacy the support of our convention, Ranelle Rubin
Re: [RC] Silver legacy the support of our convention, CTH