79th Annual Southeastern Meeting Association
Hosted by Travis L. Reed and the members of BLET Division 198 and Division 205, the 79th annual BLET-GIA Southeastern Meeting Association will be held at the Chattanooga Marriott from June 4-9, 2006.
Named one of Outside Magazine's Top 10 Cities in which to Live Big, Play Hard, and Work (If You Must), one of America's Top Five Family Vacation Cities by FamilyFun Magazine, and one of NPR Morning Edition's Great Cities, Chattanooga offers an assortment of exciting attractions, scenic beauty, incredible history, and romantic escapes.
Activities at the 2006 SMA will include a dinner cruise; a trip to the hands-on Discovery Museum for the kids; a Casino Night at the Chattanooga Trade Center Atrium; the annual golf tournament; the SMA Harley Davidson ride; a sight-seeing tour of the Tennessee aquarium (the world's largest freshwater aquarium), Rudy Falls and Rock City; and the annual banquet and dance.
Members can make hotel reservations at the Chattanooga Marriott by calling (800) 228-9290 or on the Internet at www.marriott.com/chadt. When registering online, be sure to use Group Code "BLEBLEA." Room rates are $97 per night ($110 for a double). The deadline for this room rate is May 14.
The SMA is offering an early-bird registration of $65 per person for those who register and pay-in-full by April 30. After that date, the SMA registration fee will be $75 per person.
The city of Chattanooga offers a host of outdoor leisure time activities, including: Whitewater rafting; hang gliding; caving; rock climbing and rappelling; canoeing; kayaking; horseback riding; hiking; cycling; and bird watching.
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