Monday July 9th, through Sunday July 15, 2007 at the Holiday Inn at
the Plaza, One East 45th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. Hotel room reservations
can be made by phone at: 1-816-753-7400 (for the front desk) or toll
free at: 1-800-315-2621 (for the Holiday Inn main reservation desk).
Be sure to tell them that you will be attending the IAMPETH convention
in order to get our group rate of $94.00 plus tax, for double or single
You can also
make your hotel reservations online by clicking
to register for the convention, you MUST fill out the registration
form and workshop selection form. Be sure to choose only one workshop
for each time slot (either A or B), since they will be conducted in
separate rooms. Also be sure to sign up for our optional special events,
the annual banquet and the field trip.
trip will take place on Saturday, July 14th from 10:00am to
approximately 2:00 – 3:00pm. We have chartered a bus that will take
us to the wonderful Arabia Museum. The Arabia was a Missouri River Steamboat,
which sank in 1856 with a full cargo of goods. Shortly thereafter, the
Missouri River changed course covering the boat with silt. In 1987 the
Arabia was found and excavated and the cargo found inside was in remarkable
condition. A trip to the museum is an amazing look into our pioneer
past! You can read more about the museum on their website at:
www.1856.com After our museum
visit, we will have an opportunity to wander in the market area of Kansas
City. There are several shops there (including antique shops) and many
food booths and restaurants if you’d like to have lunch.
evening is our Annual Banquet dinner. This is “the main event”
to close the convention and is always a very special evening that you
don’t want to miss! If you will be attending, please be sure to choose
from the four meal choices on your registration form.
This year you
can register online using
PayPal, or you can
register by mail by sending both forms along with your check
made payable to IAMPETH to:
1818 Kennedy Road
Webster, NY 14580
DO NOT use registered or certified mail. If Kathy isn’t home,
it will be held at the post office.
will be arriving by air, fly into the Kansas City International (MCI)
Shuttle service is an easy way to get to the hotel. The shuttles
are constantly making round trips, so no prior reservation is required.
The fee for the shuttle is $17.00 one-way or $30.00 round trip. At the
end of your stay, you can stop by the hotel front desk to get a shuttle
schedule, or you can call and schedule your pick-up time. It is very
easy and convenient.
this year will be Paper & Ink Arts. Brenda will have on hand
all of the items a penman could wish for! You may want to consider placing
a pre-order, which Brenda will have available for you to pick up at
the convention. Their website is:
Their phone number is: 1-888-736-7773. If you place a pre-order, please
do so by June 25th and be sure to tell them that it is for pick-up at
the IAMPETH convention.
don’t forget to bring donation items for our annual Silent Auction.
This is an important (and fun) fundraiser for IAMPETH! Any items of
interest to a penman are welcome. In the past we have had paper, books,
tools, books on tape, lights, jewelry, Ink wells, paint, inks, frames,
note cards, pens, points and the most sought after….original pieces
of work! Please help us to continue the tradition.
remember to bring pieces of your work for display. We always
enjoy seeing what others have been working on. In this way we continue
to be sources of encouragement and inspiration to each other, and hopefully
to others who may learn of us through media coverage.
Come, join us, and once again,
“Share your Knowledge”