2019 CONVENTION - FAIRBANKS ALASKA

 

JUNE 5-8 2019

PIKES WATERFRONT LODGE

BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW!  The hotel has given us a fantastic rate of $125.00 per night, plus tax, which is about 50% off the going rate for this time of year.  This rate is only valid for stays from June 5 through 8.  If you wish to come earlier or stay later, they have given us their Government rate, which is $154.00, plus tax per day.  The government rate may only be available for a limited time, so if you are thinking that you might come to the Convention, and there is a possibility you might want to come earlier or stay later, now is the time to book to get that rate.  They do charge the first night rent as a deposit for any reservation, but it is fully refundable up to 48 hours before check in.

You can book online at reservations@pikeslodge.com using the code, HAM19.  Or, you can call Mandi at 907-374-7170, Monday through Friday

 

 

Welcome to your Fairbanks hotel on the Chena River, Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. Our friendly staff await you! How can we help you today?

Pike's Waterfront Lodge offers 180 comfortable rooms and 28 cabins, many with scenic views, a steam room, riverside deck, restaurant, a comfortable lounge, and wireless Internet in the public areas and most sleeping rooms. We have a 24-hour exercise rooms, business center access and one free ice cream cone, plus access to outdoor activities such as Bocce Ball.  We offer Aveda aromatherapy room amenities. Our hotel is minutes from the Fairbanks Alaska airport and downtown Fairbanks and next door to famous Pike's Landing restaurant. 

Room rates are $125 for a standard room, double occupancy, with 8% room tax Room rates are 155 for View Rooms, double occupancy, with 8% room tax.

FAIRBANKS

Captain E. T. Barnette founded Fairbanks in August 1901 while headed to Tanacross (or Tanana Crossing, where the Valdez–Eagle trail crossed the Tanana River), where he intended to set up a trading post. The steamboat on which Barnette was a passenger, the Lavelle Young, ran aground while attempting to negotiate shallow water. Barnette, along with his party and supplies, were deposited along the banks of the Chena River 7 miles (11 km) upstream from its confluence with the Tanana River. The sight of smoke from the steamer's engines caught the attention of gold prospectors working in the hills to the north, most notably an Italian immigrant named Felice Pedroni (better known as Felix Pedro) and his partner Tom Gilmore. The two met Barnette where he disembarked and convinced him of the potential of the area. Barnette set up his trading post at the site, still intending to eventually make it to Tanacross. Teams of gold prospectors soon congregated in and around the newly founded Fairbanks; they built drift mines, dredges, and lode mines in addition to panning and sluicing.

 

Fairbanks is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.  Fairbanks is the largest city in the Interior region of Alaska. 2016 estimates put the population of the city proper at 32,751, and put the population of the Fairbanks North

Star Borough at 100,605, making it the second most populous metropolitan area in Alaska (after

Anchorage). The Metropolitan Statistical Area encompasses all of the Fairbanks North Star Borough and is the northernmost Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States, located 196 driving miles (or 140 air miles) south of the Arctic Circle. Fairbanks is home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the founding campus of the University of Alaska system.

 

At this time, my plans include the following, but are subject to change:

 

Wednesday, June 5

            Meet and Greet at KL7FQQ’s QTH, with burgers and dogs served

 

Thursday, June 6

             Morning take a ride on the Riverboat Discovery

            Lunch at dockside

            Visit Gold Dredge #8

 

Friday, June 7

Tour of North Pole, Alaska.  Visit the Santa Claus house, see live reindeer

            Lunch at Pagoda in North Pole

            Back to the hotel for a workshop

            Late afternoon travel to Pioneer Park

             Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake

            Evening at the Palace Saloon

 

Saturday June 8

             General Meeting

            Lunch at hotel

            Board Meeting

            Banquet at hotel

            Auction 

 

Sunday June 9

            Farewell breakfast

             Bocce Ball tournament for those not leaving immediately.  

      

 

 

 

 

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE MEMBERS WHO DONATED ITEMS FOR THE BOUTIQUE AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE CONVENTION AND DONATED ITEMS.

OUR MEMBERS WHO JOINED IN THE BOUTIQUE AND AUCTION WERE VERY GENEROUS WITH THEIR TIME AND FUNDS.  WE RAISED APPROXIMATELY $1300.00 FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND THIS YEAR.  LARRY AB3TY AND BRUCE K9ICP KEPT US LAUGHING THROUGH OUT THE FESTIVITIES.  BRUCE, OUR HOST DID A WONDERFUL JOB ENSURING WE ALL HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.

NEXT YEAR OUR HOST IS LARRY, AB3TY.  HE WILL BE HOSTING THE CONVENTION IN PENSYLVANIA.  PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.  BLESSINGS TO ALL.

 BOBBIE LIVINGSTON K4ZGH

SYSTEM PRESIDENT

 

 

 

1963 – FIFTY FIVE YEARS – 2018

 

  

 

 

NAME TAGS AVAILABLE

Magnetic or Pin type name tags like these are available at any time. Price includes shipping. Contact Jim - jimflowers@shaw.ca

  

    $15.00 for North America, $18.00 for DX

Mailing address to order is

Jim Flowers - VA7JSF
106-555 13th St
West Vancouver, B.C.
V7T 2N8

 

YL SYSTEM CAPS ARE AVAILABLE

  

$22.00 per cap + $3.00 for mailing = $25.00.

 Two caps can be put in one mailer - $44.00 + $3.00 = $47.00.

HERE IS HOW TO ORDER YOUR CAP:
 

 

 

 

LAST UPDATED: 21 JUN 2018