March is here, and in just over two months we’ll be congregating for the 2015 Early American Industries Association Annual Meeting in Quebec City, Canada on May 13th through May 16th, 2015. We’ll be staying at the Ambassadeur Hotel & Suites in Quebec City. The hotel can be reached at 1-800-363-2619. We’ve contracted with the hotel for a reduced rate of $104 (Canadian) per night for double or single occupancy. These rates are good from May 10th, through May 18th, 2015, so you can extend your stay on either end of the EAIA meeting. But don’t delay, the cut off date for these special nightly rates is April 13th, 2015. When you call to make your reservation be sure to use the confirmation #220102 to insure that you get the special room rate and mention that your coming for The Early American Industries Association Annual Meeting.
We’ve got three days of great activities planned for those attending the meeting. You can look at the full schedule of events and even register right here at our website by clicking on the News and Events tab on the tool bar on the EAIA home page and scroll down to Annual Meetings. If you’re worried about the registration costs, don’t be! Several generous donors have provided six registration scholarships of $215 each to cover the cost of registration for this meeting. These are available on a first come, first serve basis for first time meeting attendees age 50 and under. To request one of these scholarships contact EAIA’s Executive Director, John Verrill at 703-967-9399. Also children 12 and under can attend for free and children from ages 13-18 can attend for a registration fee of $100. So please bring your children and/or grandchildren!
The image above is of one of the beautiful medallion that EAIA Past President Tom Elliott has designed for the upcoming meeting. Tom has graciously lent his talents to the design of these medallions since 2008. That year was EAIA’s 75th anniversary, and Tom has been providing the design for a medallion each year. Every person attending the EAIA Annual Meeting will receive one of these medallions. As you might expect, they’ve become collectible! This year’s design features the flag of Quebec and a cannon. The blue and white flag was adopted by the National Assembly in Quebec in 1948, and was the first provincial flag adopted in Canada. Its white fleur-de-lis (symbols of purity) and blue field (symbolizing heaven) come from a banner reputedly carried by French Canadian militia at General Louis-Joseph de Montcalms victory at Carrillon. Beneath the flag is a cannon representing the cannons which defended the city of Old Quebec. The obverse of the medallion as always carries The Early American Industries Association’s logo.
So, don’t delay, register for The Early American Industries Association’s Annual Meeting in Quebec City May 13th through the 16th, 2015. You’ll have a great time enjoying the sights, sounds, history and flavors of one of the world’s great cities. Hope to see you there!
Additional information related to the annual meeting, registration information etc can be found here.