IOTA Dinner Banquet (Visalia Convention)
The 17th annual IOTA Dinner will be held in conjunction with the 63rd annual Visalia
International DX Convention.
It will take place on Friday, April 20th, in the Plaza Room of
the Holiday Inn Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Drive, Visalia, CA 93277, phone:
559 651-5000. See the DX Convention Web site for details at:
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 (Islands On The Air) program following the dinner.
The program agenda is as follows:
1730 – 1830 Doors open, socializing and eyeball QSOs
1830 Welcoming Introductions by Rick, K6VVA
Dinner served, buffet style
1845 IOTA Programs/Speakers: RSGB IOTA Program Manager -
Roger, G3KMA; Cezar, VE3LYC; Martin, G3ZAY; Rick, K6VVA and Mike, K9AJ.
The dinner will be served buffet style in the Plaza Room at a cost of 33
USDs per person (service charge and tax included). The buffet menu will
contain entrée choice of beef or chicken along with salad, vegetables,
dinner rolls, dessert, and a beverage (coffee, ice water, or ice tea).
Vegetarian meal is available with two weeks notice. Wine and liquor can
be purchased separately from hotel staff.
Reservations and advanced payment will be required this year. Prepayment
must be received 10 days in advance; by April 10, 2012. Please send your
check to N6VR’s address below. He will confirm by E-mail receipt. At this
time, buffet service is set for 50 persons. And, as in previous IOTA
dinners, admission is free for those wishing to watch the programs without
dinner. Paid attendees will have priority seating.
For additional information regarding this event, please contact:
Ray Benny, N6VR – IOTA Dinner Coordinator
462 South Reed Road, Chino Valley, AZ 86323
Phone: 928 848-2158
Will Costello, WC6DX
Phone: 831 375-8133
As a note, the Holiday Inn has no rooms available. Check the NCDXC Website
for other motels. You may ask the NCDXC Convention coordinators if they
have any rooms reserved for foreign guests if you reside out of the USA.