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2012 ACA CONVENTION

Discussion in 'What's happening in the ACA' started by Pat Kelly, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Pat Kelly

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  2. Pat Kelly

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    I said I was tired and did not plan on attending this years convention.

    Well I just made my hotel reservations today.

    Changed my mind. LOL


     
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    What time are we showing up to carry the 600 tanks, enough wood to build a house and a ton of sand into the hotel?
    Oops, wrong convention. :p
     
  4. Pat Kelly

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    LOL

    I think I will get there about the time they are filling..... I hope. lol
     
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    I'm thinking about going this year. Just need final approval from the boss, er..., I mean wife.


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    I'm 50/50 on going.
     
  7. Pat Kelly

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    Yeah, 2 months ago I gave it a 5% chance I would go.
    Last month I told someone it was a 25% chance.

    Now I made my reservations and asked for the time off.
    Looking at the registration tonight.
     
  8. Pat Kelly

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    So far they only have one side trip, but its to the Rusty Wessel fish house.
    Its a very expensive and long distance, side trip but I can't miss it.
     
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    YES I WAS LOOKING AT THAT AND THINKING THE SAME THING PAT!
     
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    She's not gonna let you go with that attitude. :p

    I'm in. Fo' sho'.
     
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    i'll be there :)
     
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    we will be there as well :) Justh ave to figure outwhat to do with the kiddos
     
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    Jet in, drop off fish to show, jet out.

    Jet in, pick up fish and trophy, jet out.:D
     
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    We are most likely going.
     
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    I'm REGISTERED!!!

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    In case you haven't seen this, it's GOLDEN:

    http://tedsfishroom.com/2011/11/08/educate-tsa/

    Hi Everyone…
    This is mostly an issue for those of us in the states, but it may also affect anyone traveling through the USA. This is copied from what I posted in a new FaceBook Group called ‘Educate TSA’.
    I experienced the unfortunate mistake of having some fish confiscated at the San Antonio airport by TSA last weekend. Let’s get this problem fixed once and for all. TSA has POLICY in place to permit the carrying of fish through security, but not all TSA agents are aware of it. Let’s all do the following steps and get the problem fixed:
    1) Look up the contact information for the TSA Coordination Center at the airport in your area, send that person an email, or call them, and ask them to make all the agents aware of the TSA policy for live fish. You can refer them to the ‘Can I Bring” tool on the TSA.org website for an easy place to see that live fish are permitted through check points.
    2) Send an email to TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov and ask for clarification of the rules. You will get a response that confirms that live fish can be carried through the check points. Make a paper copy of this entire email. Every time you fly anywhere, for any reason, take a bag of fish with you (a single feeder guppy will suffice) and a copy of the email. If you have a smart phone, down load the TSA Mobile application which has the ‘Can I Bring’ tool on it and have it ready when you go through security. If you are told that you cannot carry the fish through, politely inform them that you can, show them the letter and demonstrate that live fish are permitted using the ‘Can I Bring’ tool on your smart phone.
    If this does not work, and your fish is confiscated, make sure that you get a business card from the agent with the contact information for the local TSA coordination center AND the agent’s name. When you get home, send a letter to the TSA contact email address (TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov) and the address for the local coordination center on the card explaining what happened… be sure to use the agent’s name.
    If we all make a concerted effort to educate the TSA about their own policies we can end the unfortunate confiscations of our fish.
     
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    I was wondering about how I would get fish back from ACA 2012, great post

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    I'm going. Planning on getting there Wednesday morning and leaving Sunday afternoon.

    Now I just have to finish the fish room before July!!!

    Andy
     
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    Well, it must be true that Tracey and I are going.
    I just bought airfare.
    It would have been a good bit cheaper to drive but with high mileage on both vehicles plus 10 hours each way we decided to fly.
     

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