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The 63rd Annual
IAMPETH Convention

August 6-12, 2012
The Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Questions about the pricing? Email Debi Zeinert


I hope you are all as excited to come to Milwaukee in August as I am to be hosting you! This year, online registration will begin for current members on March 17th at 11:00 AM CST.   After you complete the registration form you can pay using PayPal. Registration will open to the public on March 31 and is expected to fill the convention quickly. Keep in mind, space is limited so register early to secure your spot and your top class selections. We are again running three classes at a time and we are asking for you to make a first and second choice for each class period. Please pay special attention to the skill level required for each class. There is something for everyone and I am sure you will find it hard to pick just one per session!

Within a month after registration you will receive an email (or snail mail if necessary) with the list of classes that you will be attending, so you can start gathering your supplies.

Don’t forget to reserve your hotel room and sign up for the shuttle!

Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store for you this year: a ‘Traditional’ Wisconsin Tailgate dinner buffet on opening night (members no additional charge; guests $45), followed by a presentation by the Master Penmen regarding their program. An ‘open to the public’ night - we will be inviting others to see who we are! The evening will begin with a short talk by Rick Muffler followed by demonstrations by YOU! Of course we’ll have the Round Robin and the Silent Auction and we’ll wrap up the week with a fabulous banquet ($45 each person) which I guarantee will be magical!

REGISTRATION: is for the entire week of classes. We do not take partial registrations or “per class” registrations. The fee you pay for the entire, information-packed week is what you might pay elsewhere for just one workshop.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: You can make your hotel reservations online or by calling them directly at 414-271-7250. If you run into any problems with the booking process, please let me know right away (contact information is listed below). We may need to add more rooms on certain nights if our original block of rooms fills up. This is easily done as long as rooms are available. Thanks for your cooperation.

CLOTHING: It is rare for Wisconsin to get into the 90’s, but considering it’s been 40 in February it’s anyone’s guess! Remember though, the air conditioning can be a bit cool. Our Monday night banquet is casual. Our Saturday night banquet is dressy.

VENDOR: John Neal Bookseller will be our vendor for the week, bringing all the items a penman could wish for! You may want to consider placing a pre-order to pick up at the convention. His website is www.johnnealbooks.com Their phone number is 800-369-9598. You can place a pre-order until July 25th, and be sure to tell them that it is for pick-up at the IAMPETH convention. When you are ready to pre-order, you can take advantage of an easy shopping feature of their website. Find and click IAMPETH 2012 under Instructor Book/Supply Lists in the menu on the left side of their website page. Then click on each of your instructors for their recommended items. Decide what you need and click on the ones to add to your cart! You can then add any other items from their catalog or website.

DISPLAY YOUR WORK: There will be tables set up for displaying members work. Everyone always enjoys seeing what others have been working on. In this way we continue to be sources of encouragement and inspiration to each other. If you’re a beginner, please do not be intimated to display your work proudly and also use this opportunity to show your work and get advice on how to improve your skills. Having others critique your work is the best way to learn how to get better.


The Place to Stay

The Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
: 414-271-7250

The Hilton Milwaukee City Center is a classic downtown Milwaukee hotel recognized as the city’s finest hotel with a tradition of excellence spanning nearly 85 years. Combining its 1920s grandeur and elegance with today’s modern conveniences, the gracious style is reflected in impeccable service and attention to every detail. The hotel is located on Wisconsin Avenue, steps from many popular attractions including the Lake Michigan parkland and shoreline, the Bradley Center Sports Complex, the Milwaukee Theatre, the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Harley- Davidson Museum, the Grand Avenue Mall and a bounty of boutique shops. Hop on the Trolley and for only $1 you can go to all kinds of great Milwaukee restaurants and attractions! (Trolley runs Wed—Sat and stops right outside the hotel).

The hotel rate for our group is $109.00 for a single/double rate, $129.00 for a triple and $149.00 for a quad, plus 15.1% tax. This rate will be extended three days prior to and past the convention dates based on availability. You must book your room by July 5 to receive the special group rate. You will have to pay the regular room rate if you reserve a room after July 5.

You can book your room online or by calling them directly at 414-271-7250. Be sure to tell them you are with the IAMPETH Convention. If you run into any problems with the booking process, please let me know right away (contact information is on the bottom of the next page). We may need to add more rooms on certain nights if our original block of rooms fills up. This is easily done as long as rooms are available. Thanks for your cooperation.

Room amenities include: Hilton Serenity Bed, iPod/Auxiliary Input Radio & Alarm, Workspace Desk, High Speed Wireless (fee waived for IAMPETH members) , USA Today Delivery, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron/Board, Lap-top sized in-room safe.

Hotel amenities include: ATM, Salon, Concierge, Gift Shop, Laundry/Valet, Multi-Lingual Staff, Room Service, Fitness Room, 2’ Deep Wading Pool, Outdoor Green Space, Paradise Landing Water park (weekends—adult pass $10), Game room (weekends)

Hotel Restaurant: Hungry? The Hilton Milwaukee Downtown has something for everyone. Start your day with a Starbucks® Latte or Frappucino, or enjoy a bountiful breakfast in the Hilton Café. Miller Time Pub is a favorite spot to hang out with friends, watch a game, or to imbibe in your favorite cocktail and boasts the best burgers in town! Milwaukee Chophouse has steaks and seafood. Chops is an upscale steakhouse with a comfortable, relaxed and warming atmosphere. In Room Dining - Choose from appetizers, entrées, snacks, cocktails and desserts that you can enjoy in the comfort of your room.

Parking: Hotel guests using the parking ramp will be charged $15 per day. If you are attending and not staying at the hotel you will have to pay the regular rate of $24 per day. There is also a surface lot across the street for $10 per day, based on availability. For other parking options visit www.parkmilwaukee.com


GETTING TO Milwaukee

Milwaukee County General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) has 48 gates and 40 jet-bridges on 3 concourses in one terminal. All international arrivals lacking border pre-clearance must pass through the International Arrivals Building. AirTran Airways is the largest carrier at the airport. Frontier Airlines and Delta Air Lines also have a sizable presence.

Hotel Shuttle: $12.35 each way. Go to www.goriteway.com to make your reservation, or call 800-236-5450. Use ‘MKE (Milwaukee Mitchell)’ in the ‘traveling from’ box and ‘Hilton City Center (D.Town)’ in the ‘traveling to’ box.

By Train: Round trip Amtrak tickets from Union Station in Chicago to the Milwaukee Intermodal Station are $46. If you choose to travel this way, please contact me and I will help you arrange transportation from the train station to the hotel which is just a few blocks away.

By Car: (printable file)
From the West (Madison; Minnesota)
Follow I-94 East to I-794 Eastbound (310-C)
Exit James Lovell Street (1-H)
Turn Right onto W Michigan Street
Turn Left onto 5th Street.

From the North (Green Bay)
Follow I-43 South, Exit Highland Ave
Turn Left onto Highland Ave
Turn Right onto 6th Street
Turn Left onto Michigan Ave
Turn Left onto 5th Street.

From the South (Chicago)
Follow I-94 West to I-94 West/I-43 North
Exit Michigan Ave 72-A
Turn Left onto 5th Street.


Any questions?
Please contact: IAMPETH President Debi Zeinert

Logo design by: Heather Held
The fattened script was inspired by a novelty script from the Blatz brewery in Milwaukee. The influence for the large M was from the large L that Laverne used to wear on her clothes in Laverne and Shirley!! I associate Milwaukee with beer and Laverne & Shirley. The flourish contains hops and barley. I also used a Madarasz style ending flourish as I saw it incorporated in so many vintage beer ads. I had been looking at Beer Ephemera sites for a quite a while before I started working out the design. I also made frequent visits to the beer store! Just the price I had to pay for this project. Hope you enjoy it!!! Thank you so much for the honour of being able to work on it. It stretched me quite a bit. I found myself doing so many drafts for this project but really enjoyed the challenge and chance to do it for our group. H. Held