Deadlines near for IWC-03, Sparks, Nevada
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IWC Chairman Jeffrey Valentine and members of BLE Division 158 will host the 2003 IWC at John Ascuaga's Nugget, Northern Nevada's premiere Hotel Resort & Casino.
This luxurious property has all the amenities, including eight restaurants, indoor pool, full service spa and nightly entertainment. The has secured a room rate of $89 per night, which is valid from Friday, May 30 through Saturday, June 7. For reservations, please call (800) 648-1177 and mention IWC '03 or BLE to receive the special room rate. Reservations should be made by May 1 in order to ensure availability.
The annual golf tournament will be held on June 2 at Wildcreek Golf Club, a short distance from the Nugget.
For the non-golfers, there will be a short bus trip to historic Virginia City, Nevada - location of the great silver boom of the 19th century - on June 2. Travelers will enjoy shopping and sightseeing at the bustling "ghost town."
A sunset dinner on June 3 - aboard the M.S. Dixie on Lake Tahoe - promises to be the social highlight of the convention.
Unscheduled attractions include: the National Automobile Museum in Reno; the Ponderosa Ranch (Home of the "Bonanza" television series) in nearby Incline Village; Wild Island theme park; and Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City and the Portola Railroad Museum (both are less than one hour away).
Travel to Sparks is easily made on I-80 by automobile; on Amtrak's California Zephyr by train (Sparks depot is walking distance from the Nugget); and by most major airlines to Reno/Tahoe International Airport. Transportation to and from the airport is included when room reservations are made. Rental cars are available, but are not a necessity. The Nugget also has RV parking (no hook-ups) available to guests at no charge.
Air and Travel arrangements can be secured by contacting: Rebecca Schalla at Travel Services of Nevada (775) 629-0568 Or e-mail: Rebecca@travelservicesofnevada.com.
For more details about the 2003 IWC, members may contact chairman J.L. Valentine at: (775) 857-2013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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