Swing Me in St. Louis

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32nd Annual IAGSDC convention

Dates: 22-25 May 2015

Location: St. Louis, MO, USA

Host Hotel: St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Hosting club: Gateway Squares

Convention committe title: Dance To The Middle, Inc.

Convention committee members: Aaron Wells

Calling staff:

Trail-in dance: Darren Gallina

Sound staff:

Vendor list:

Fun Badge Tour stops and highlights:

Pre/Post convention events & tours:

Date Time(s) Tour
Mon May 18 9:30am - 12:30pm Segway through Downtown St. Louis
Tues May 19 9am - 2pm Slots and Shops in St. Charles Tour
Weds May 20 9:30am to 4:30pm Forest Park - "Meet Me in St. Louis"
6pm - 10pm Experience The Central West End
Thurs May 21 9am - 12:30pm Gateway to the West
9am - 2pm Sights of St. Louis Tour
10pm - 2am Pub Crawl!
Fri May 22 9am - 1pm Walk on the Wild Side! - St. Louis Zoo
9am - 1pm A Tasty Treat - Anheuser-Busch & Ted Drews
9am - 4pm Taste of St. Louis Tour
Sat May 23 9:30am - 1:30pm Missouri History Museum
9am - 1pm Beautiful Blooms and Historic Homes
Sun May 24 10:00am - 3:00pm Wine Country

Notable Notes and Highlights:

Due to civil unrest in Ferguson, MO, the previous year, local authorities required political demonstration permits for both the Grand March, which was led out of the hotel and into the park across the street for a group photo, and the Fun Badge Tour, which had strict timing requirements with drastic penalties ($1,000 per 5 minutes if the tour was late returning to the hotel). The Fun Badge Tour was contracted out to a local tour operator, Destination St. Louis, who obtained the necessary permits through existing channels.

Specialty Tips: (per convention program)

IAGSDC officers:

IAGSDC meeting notes:

Registration statistics: 828

Attending clubs:

Honky Tonk Queen winner: Mary,Wanna?

Golden Boot Award: presented to John O'Grady and Leo Champagne by Phil Davis

10 Year Medallions - Recipients: 26

20 Year Medallions - Recipients: 23

25 Year Medallions - Recipients: 10

30 Year Medallions - Recipients: 6

Ephemera:

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