The Hamvention (r) is never going to move out of Hara, if:
1) Hara is still available;
2) It costs one dollar more to rent a different facility;
3) It takes **any** of the control of the Hamvention (r)
out of the hands of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association
4) It takes *any* of the financial benefit from the Treasury
of DARA and puts them into someone else's Treasury.
The Hamvention (r) is wholly-owned by DARA, **not** by the
Amateur Community. DARA will do with it what is best for
DARA, not for anyone else.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Mark Steven
> Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 10:08 PM
> To: Scott Robbins; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Dayton and the forum issues
> The Hamvention should consider Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Fair and
> Exposition Center offers something like 5 million square feet of sparkling
> clean exposition area, meeting rooms, banquet facilities and parking for
> something like 25,000 vehicles less than a mile from Louisville
> International Airport.
> Of course the major challenge would be having the Hamvention organizing
> committees pulling together an event from a distance.
> Honestly, the facilities at KFEC put HARA to shame, hell the local Greyhound
> bus terminal puts HARA to shame.
> Criteria should be: midwest region location, accessible by air, close
> proximity to major interstates and reasonably vital, active metropolitan
> area with some alternate destinations, decent restaurants and attractions.
> KFEC is about 5 miles from Churchill Downs, there's a triple A ball park
> downtown, etc, etc and a Waffle House within 3 miles.
> Will it happen? Naaaahhhh.
> Just my 2 cents worth.
> Mark, K9GX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Robbins" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 9:42 PM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Dayton and the forum issues
> >>>If the organizers really do care about keeping attendance up and
> > bucks flowing from contesters' and DXers' pockets into the vendors'
> > pockets, maybe they need to be a little more accommodating in the
> > assignment of meeting rooms next year.<<
> > At root of this whole discussion is really this: Dayton Hamvention
> > needs to ditch Hara Arena and move this national event to a different
> > venue, in a different city. Major shows like Comdex and NAMM change
> > cities every so often because it keeps the show fresh and gives people
> > another reason to continue to attend each year.
> > Scott Robbins W4PA
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