Saturday, April 10, 2010

ALAA Event Just Added!!!

We are proud and excited to say that planning and staging is coming together for the AFMS and CFMS Convention and Show in Southern California:

June 18-20 2010

AFMS/CFMS Show & Convention

hosted by North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society

Convention host hotel:
Anaheim Park Hotel
222 W. Houston Ave.,
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 992-1700
Toll Free (877) 491-1011

Gem Show Site:
So. CA Univ. of Health Sciences
16200 E. Amber Valley Dr.
Whittier, CA 90604
Hours: 10-5 daily

If you, like me are concerned about the closure of collecting sites then this announcement is for you! exciting addition to the Convention Schedule is the ALAA Roundtable - Guests are Welcome:

ALAA (American Lands Access Assn.) is an arm of the AFMS. It was formed as a 501-C-4 which enables us to lobby. This is done to keep our collecting sites open and the roads to them. California's collecting sites are under siege by many government entities as well as special interests. We are hoping to have all the clubs in California and beyond become members of ALAA and help us maintain our collecting sites.

Our meeting on Sunday, June 20, 11:30 at the host hotel will have as our featured speaker Del Albright, of the Blue Ribbon Coalition. This organization represents over 600,000 members/motorized clubs throughout the U.S. They have taken the government to court on a number of occasions when negotiations failed to keep roads open. We believe we have a common goal, they keep the roads open to our collecting sites. It's a win win situation.

Join us, we need you!

Shirley Leeson
ALAA Vice President