The AVA holds its annual convention in a different U.S. city every August. At the convention, members are able to buy, sell and trade tokens as well as attend the auction and banquet. View our photos from past conventions.
AVA CONVENTION – Rich Mallicote, Convention Chairman
A great time was had by all. We had 35 AVAers attend this year’s Iowa convention. The dinner on Saturday night was great, although the heat in the train car left a lot to be desired. Since the pool was closed for maintenance, the hotel gave us all free breakfast every day we were there – which was fantastic. The meeting rooms were well set up. Overall, there were great comments by our members for our hotel and Ames, Iowa.
I was fortunate to attend the Minor League Field of Dreams baseball game on Tuesday after convention. The facility was unbelievable. It is a place you should go visit when you are anywhere near the area.
During the convention, we amended the Constitution and By-Laws of the AVA. If you would like a copy, please email me and I will send a pdf file back to you.
Tentative plans for next year are to hold the convention in Cheyenne, Wyoming (in my attempt to go to states we have not visited). We are scheduled to go west next year, and the things to do in Cheyenne look very good. When was the last time you FED and/or PETTED a bison? Cheyenne is a railroad town and has a great history. The tentative dates are August 3-6, 2023 so make your plans now to attend.