1999 Awards Expo and Dinner

January 29, 2000
Sheraton Waterbury Hotel
3580 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT

A little Banquet Preparation

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Special thanks to all those who volunteered their time to make this years banquet happen.
Jean Kates - designed and over saw the assembly of the trophies (she also produce a 11 x 17 sized poster/calendar which you should start to see hanging at your dealers.
Betty Danilowitz - handled reservation funds, seating and misc.
Cathy Curtin - handles the raffle and its sponsors
Thanks to all those people who came out to help build this years trophies.
And thanks to Rick Ducette for organizing and donating the #1 plates through Rick Mathews of Applied Graphics, Amsbury, MA and lastly thanks to Stow Smead for his support and generosity.

Some candid pics from the night of.

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The mailing is falling behind due to waiting on CCS for the license forms so, if you want to get a jump on the banquet reservations click here for a PDF file you can print out and mail with your check.

For those of you who have not yet been to an Awards Dinner here is the schedule of the event:

Expo at 1:00 - dinner 6:30
This includes vendors with new products on display, racing videos (bring your favorite on VHS), cash bar and appetizers. Basically a five or so hour bench racing session. 

Dinner and Awards at 6:30
Buffet Dinner followed by: Worker Recognition, John Bettencourt Sportsman of the Year Award, Vanson Rookie of the Year Award, Karen Hornbecker Safety Award, Championship Trophy Presentation and a Raffle followed by music and dancing.

You will receive info the event which will include a reservation form and info on rooms at the hotel in a mailing which should go out before the end of November. If you do not receive this info before12/22/99 please email your address to steve@lrrsracing .com and I will get it out to you. We try, but you may still have been left off of someone's list. (we mail to racers lists present and past and to all the workers lists which are submitted to us).

Tickets $37 Adult and Children $14
(we are trying to keep the prices the same as last year)
"Table For Ten" can be reserved for $333
(you must organized your table and send in the check in full)

Rooms at the Sheraton are $75 
You must call the hotel for your reservation at 203-573-1000 and tell them you are with LRRS GpPro Roadracers group (regular price is $119 for single and $129 for double) and the hotel will hold a block of 95 rooms for us until 30 days prior to the event)
Also: if you arrive before 3:00 on Saturday (the hotels normal check in time) they will accommodate you as soon as the rooms are available from the previous nights guests and they have extended our check out time till noon on Sunday (buffet breakfast is available in the central restaurant). Bring you bathing suit and work out gear - there is and indoor pool, Health club (Universal, Stairmaster, Treadmill and Lifecycle), Sauna Jacuzzi, Racquetball and Wallyball.
For more information and directions to the Sheraton CLICK HERE

No tickets are available at the door 
(we have to give the hotel a head count)
Casual attire welcome

For info on participating in the expo, seminars and raffle email Cathy Curtin at ccurtin13@aol.com or Steve Aspland at steve@lrrsracing.com or call Betty "Bluenose" at 860-647-1941

If you have any comments or suggestions concerning the coming banquet contact me at steve@lrrsracing.com - Steve Aspland.

Pictures from the January 1999 banquet taken by Adam Glass - http://www.clarity.net/~adam/images/temp/banquet/