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2016 AAFA MEETING and REUNION
This is the homepage for the 2016 Annual Meeting in Shreveport, LA, October 14-16, 2016.
We welcome anyone with an interest in the Alford family (and Halford, Alvord, etc.) to join us, AAFA member or not!
Looking forward to seeing you at the AAFA Meeting/Reunion!
Last modified on Tuesday, June 28th. Click for Meeting Registration Package.
The 2016 Annual Meeting and National Alford Reunion is scheduled for October 14-16 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1419 East 70th Street, Shreveport, LA 71105.
The Wyndham Garden Hotel is newly renovated and non-smoking. It is located on 70th Street, also called LA 511, 1.6 miles east of I-49, exit 202. The hotel provides a roundtrip airport shuttle to the nearby (7 miles) Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV). The hotel offers amenities like free Wi-Fi internet access, free local shuttle service, a gift shop and leisure facilities that include a fitness center and seasonal outdoor pool. Also, there is a fully equipped business center perfect for finishing or printing a presentation, ample free parking including space for large vehicles and close shopping. The guest rooms are oversized, each recently renovated and thoughtfully equipped with essentials like a microwave, mini-refrigerator, flat-screen HDTV, ergonomic work station and an iron with ironing board . The hotel is near innumerable riverboat casinos, golf courses, shopping malls, attractions, parks and restaurants. Hotel web site.
The AAFA group room rate is $83.00 per night plus 14.6% room tax, single or double occupancy, king bed or double queen beds. This rate applies Wed, Oct 12 through Sun night, Oct 16 (for check out on Mon, Oct 17) and includes breakfast for up to 2 people per room per day (gratuity not included).
To make hotel reservations:
Call the Wyndham Garden Shreveport reservations at either 318-797-9900 or 877-999-3223.
When making reservations be sure to identify yourself with the group name of ALFORD AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION to obtain the group rate.
If ADA features are required, ask for their availability and if additional fees and taxes apply.
Reservations must be made on or before Wednesday, Sept 21 (Cutoff Date) to get the AAFA group rate. Make them now and you need not worry about it later.
Check-in time is 3:00pm. Check-out time is 12:00 noon.
The warm, casual on-site restaurant Draft Picks Bar and Grill is open 7 days a week for breakfast from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Breakfast consists of freshly prepared baked goods, fluffy, farm-fresh eggs, creamy southern grits, steel-cut oatmeal and a variety of healthy options - served both à la carte and buffet-style for heartier appetites.
Hotel Pet Policy
The Wyndham Garden Shreveport hotel:
gladly welcomes service animals at the hotel and is pleased to offer a fully ADA-compliant hotel, as well as a hotel that engages in green and eco-friendly practices, but
regretfully does not allow other pets.
Thanks to Tom Alford, AAFA #1386, for making the hotel arrangements and signing the contract.
This meeting will follow the pattern of recent AAFA meetings with segments:
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- Morning and Afternoon - dealing with Alfords and Research;
- Evening - Reception Buffet with no program - Fish Fry Buffet.
- Morning - the lively (but not boring) Annual AAFA Business Meeting;
- Afternoon (or sooner if the business meeting ends early) - Family Forum
Members talk about their Alford families and branches;
- Evening - the Annual Banquet with memorial, recognition, etc.
Attendee choice of either a Chicken Breast or a Roast Beef plated dinner.
- Morning - an informal show & tell and question & answer session.