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IOTA Dinner

Last Update: Wednesday, January 20, 2013

The 18th annual Islands On The Air (IOTA) Dinner will be held in conjunction with the 64th annual Visalia International DX Convention on Friday, 19 April 2013, in the San Joaquin Room at the Visalia Conference Center, Downtown Visalia, 303 East Acequia, Visalia, CA.  See Convention Web site for details on the DX Convention:  Please note change of Convention site.

This dinner is open to all who are active in the IOTA program or want to see beautiful pictures of far away islands.  If you do not wish dinner, you may sit and enjoy the IOTA program following the dinner.

The program agenda is as follows:

1830 Doors open, socializing and eyeball QSOs
1845 Welcoming & Introductions by Rick, K6VVA
1900 Buffet Dinner
1930 IOTA Program:

Don, G3XTT - Past RSGB IOTA Committee Chair,
Current RSGB IOTA Contest Chairman.
Presentation on OJ0.

Fred, PY2XB - PX8J IOTA Expedition

Rick, K6VVA - C6AVA presentation, plus several surprise topics.

If time allows, we have several other short presentations available.

2200 Closing

Door prizes: 
RSGB IOTA memorabilia
b. Three (250) QSL cards – LZ1LZ Printing
c. Coax Balun – Mark of Force 12, Jim of The DX Store
d. Grand prize: Kenwood TS-480HX - Phil Parton of Kenwood USA.

Every paid registrant gets one free raffle ticket.

The dinner will be served buffet style in the San Joaquin Room at a cost of $32.00 per person (service charge and tax included).  The buffet menu will contain entrée choice of sliced Tri-tip/fried chicken or Penne Pasta/Lasagna (not both) along with salad, vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, and a beverage (coffee, ice tea or ice water).  Vegetarian meal is available with a two week notice.  Beer, wine and liquor can be purchased separately from the Happy Hour Bar just prior, or at the Marriott Hotel bar.

Reservations and advanced payment is required.  Prepayment must be received 10 days prior to the Dinner: April 9, 2013.  Payment may be made by Personal Check, Cashiers Check, or Money Order payable to "Ray Benny".  Please send your payment to N6VR’s address below. You will receive an email confirmation.  At this time, buffet service is set for 50 persons but can be increased. And, as with previous IOTA dinners, admission is free for those wishing to watch the presentations without dinner.  Paid attendees will have priority seating.

For additional information regarding this event, please contact Ray or Will at:
Ray Benny, N6VR
IOTA Dinner Coordinator
462 South Reed Road,
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
Phone: 928 848-2158

Will Costello, WC6DX
IOTA Dinner Assistant Coordinator
Phone: 831 375-8133

As a note, the Marriott Hotel has no rooms available. Check the IDXC Website for other motels. You may ask the IDXC Convention coordinators if they have any rooms reserved for foreign guests if you reside outside of the USA.

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