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2021 AFSA Convention

The Embassy Suites Hotel Napa Valley

Napa, California

November 7-10, 2021

Greetings to Everyone!!!  On behalf of your Board of Directors and your On-Site Host, Mark Lessler, I’m excited to announce that registration is now open for our Annual Business Meeting and Convention.  As you might have already seen from e-blasts that were sent out over the past month, our convention this year is being held in the beautiful Napa Valley, California from November 7 – 10, 2021.  We are excited to be holding our meeting and convention on the West Coast this year, and for having it in such an iconic area of the United States.  If you missed the previous announcement, don’t worry…everything you need to know is included in this article.  Also included is the official registration form.  Just as we did for our last convention, we encourage you to complete the registration form on-line and then mail your check to Gerard Dupczak (his address is listed on the bottom of the registration form).  By completing the form on-line, your information is automatically downloaded directly into the program just as you input it.  Your reservations, selections, and even your name badges are printed just as you want them.  Now, if you don’t have internet access or you just prefer not to input it yourself…No Fear!!!…Gerard will input it for you.  Simply complete a hard copy of the attached form and send it to him with your check.  He’ll take care of the rest.  To access the on-line registration form, simply go to the AFSA website at, click on the “Convention” tab and there you will find the link for the registration form.

One very special note…and I’m not just saying this to say it…Please get your reservations in as early as you can.  There are two very good reasons.

First, the Embassy Suites is a very nice and very popular hotel.  They are well-known for their made-to-order breakfast in the morning and their Manager’s Happy Hour every evening from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the hotel lobby.  They have no trouble filling rooms and they are generally sold out year-round.  They have made us a very generous offer on our rooms starting at $173.00 and they are allowing our group to stay at the convention rates for up to two additional days prior to our convention and two additional days following our convention.  However, your reservation MUST be received by them prior to the registration deadline in order to guarantee a room and to guarantee the AFSA rates.  Please, think it over and make your Embassy Suites reservations by September 3, 2021.  Reservation options are listed near the top of the Registration Form.

Second, all of the tours that we are offering have limited capacity in the tour busses and reservations are being accepted on a first come-first served basis.  Once a bus is full, all I can do is add you to the “back-up reservation” list.  If I have a cancelation, then I will go to the list and call the top name on the list.  In the event you paid but end up on the back-up list and you don’t make the trip…don’t worry…the trip fee you paid will be refunded to you.  You won’t pay for anything you didn’t receive.

The following is a day-by-day summary of what is planned for the convention.

See You in Napa Valley