#35444 Jun 25, 2002
This Bulletin contains the summary schedule for our activities during
Convention Week in Fort Lauderdale. Detailed information can be found on our
web site at ---Links-Are-Forbidden
Our initial get-together will be the opening Sunday night of convention week.
We are planning an informal gathering to allow people to give a 3-5 minute
snippet of their own layout. This way we can begin to put faces with the
layouts we read about on the LD SIG mail list and in the Layout Design
Journal. Hopefully some of the Wednesday layout tour owners will make the
trip to describe what we will see during our tour.
Wednesday layout tours - July 17
Our traditional visit to significant layouts in the convention city area will
again be on Wednesday; but breaking from tradition we will tour from
midmorning until late afternoon principally to avoid the rush hour traffic
mess in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area. Bob Leonard has selected the
following layouts for our review. Maps to these layouts will be available at
the LD SIG Registration Desk Tuesday afternoon. There is a possibility that
the maps will include the GPS coordinates for each layout. Sign up for car
pools will be at the Registration Desk in the SIG Room.
Friday night banquet - July 19
After a busy week at the convention we will hopefully provide you a fine
dining experience for your relaxation and an opportunity to discuss of all
the events of the week and make plans for next year. The LD SIG banquet will
be on Friday night at the Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott in the Stranahan
Room. The menu selections are as follows:
Chicken Breast Forestiere (Medallions of Seared Chicken Breasts, Creamy Wild
Mushroom Cognac Sauce), Strip Loin Au Poivre (Roasted Strip Loin rubbed with
Black Pepper), and Seared Salmon Amandine (Saut..ed Norwegian Salmon Encrusted
in Sliced Almonds Lemon Herb Sauce). Our salad will be an Autumn Salad (Fresh
Field Greens, Tossed with Dried Apples and Walnuts, Raspberry Vinaigrette),
and the desert will be Key Lime Torte (Fresh Florida Limes in a Light Citrus
Banquet reservation cutoff is TUESDAY late afternoon per the Marina Marriott
contract. So register EARLY!!!
Sunday Calvin Winter's layout tour - July 21 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Calvin Winters Key West Extension
This layout has been set as a separate day from our normal Wednesday tour day
because of the prior commitments of the owner and in consideration to the
importance of the concept. So please, if you are interested, plan your flight
schedule accordingly. Calvin's layout has been published in Model Railroader;
February 2001 page 60, as the Key West Extension.
LD SIG business meeting
The yearly LD SIG Business Meeting will be held during the week, most likely
on Thursday. Check the LD SIG room for an announcement of the date and time
of this meeting.
Joe Brann LDSIG Coordinator
Bruce Metcalf LDSIG Vice-Coordinator
Bob Leonard LDSIG Vice Coordinator
Numerous LD SIG members will be clinicians during the convention. Hearing
these specialists provides a great opportunity to see how others have
incorporated LD SIG principals into their layouts.