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Saturday EOGN Dinner at RootsTech 2013 in Salt Lake City
Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM (MDT)
Salt Lake City, UT
UPDATE: The ticket sales have now closed and a final headcount has been delivered to the hotel so that they may may prepare enough food.
Sometimes someone has to cancel at the last minute due to some emergency or other change in plans. If you wish, you can join a waitlist in case someone cancels.
You are invited to the EOGN Genealogists' Dinner!
This will be held at 7:00 PM, immediately after the close of the RootsTech 2012 Conference in Salt Lake City
Join us for dinner! You are invited to join other genealogists on Saturday evening after the RootsTech 2013 conference for dinner. Rumor has it there will also be a few door prizes.
We will meet at the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown between 6:30 and 7:00 pm on March 23, shortly after the close of the RootsTech conference. You are invited to join us for an informal gathering before dinner when the bar opens at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 7:00.
The location is a very short walk from the conference site. In fact, even wheelchairs will be able to travel the very short distance from the convention center to the dinner location. We have a reserved banquet room at the Radisson. It will be a genealogists-only evening!
Dinner will be buffet style and you can sit with friends or not, as you wish. A cash bar will also be available.
The agenda is simple: there isn't one. There will be no presentations, no programs, and little of anything else in the way of organization. This is a chance to sit with friends, even new-found friends, and to relax over a meal and discuss genealogy.
If you know anyone who has ever attended a previous EOGN Dinner, ask them if they enjoyed it.
We will meet at the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, the same location as last year's dinner. It is convenient, has a lot of room for us, and last year's meal was delicious.
The menu will be buffet style, including:
Assorted Rolls with Sweet Cream Butter
Dried Cranberries and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Mixed Greens with Candied Pecans Dried Cranberries and
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Wild Rice Blend
Grilled Salmon Filet in Fresh Lemon Dill Cream Sauce
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Ricotta, Spinach, and Artichokes
Thin Sliced New York Sirloin with Musthroom Bordelaise
Carved Prime Rib of Beef
Chef Choice Desserts
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Starbucks Coffee
Selection of Specialty Tazo Teas
Last year, almost everyone commented on the good food served by the Radisson.
Like past EOGN dinners, reservations are required. In fact, you will need to make a reservation online and print out your ticket(s) before you attend the conference. Only those with tickets will be admitted.
Unlike past EOGN dinners, payment must be made in advance. The charge is $45 and payment may be made with a credit card. The $45 charge includes everything at dinner except for sodas and alcoholic beverages. Those will be available at the cash bar.
OK, here's how to attend the dinner:
You absolutely MUST have a reservation in advance. No exceptions. In fact, you need to make the reservation online and then print your own ticket(s) on your printer and bring the ticket(s) with you. If you don't have a printer available, please let me know. I will have a list of attendees with me. If you don't have your printed ticket, I can check on your status. Having a printed ticket with you simply gets you admitted a few seconds earlier with no delays.
If you are bringing a spouse or other invited guest, make sure you make a reservation for everyone in your party. It will be embarrassing to tell your spouse that you are going out to dinner with others while your spouse is left alone in the hotel room because "you forgot!" If there are two of you, you need two tickets.
Past experience has shown that these reservations fill up quickly. However, if we don't fill the reservation list this time, reservations will close on Monday, March 19, at 9 AM Mountain time. I have to call the restaurant and give them an exact final headcount that morning. There will be no last-minute additions (unless someone cancels and you can obtain their ticket).
I'll see you at dinner. You could win a door prize. Bring your appetite!