Convention Information

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Convention Events

Hospitality Suite
The Hospitality Suite is hosted by the HAYLARC. This meeting area will be open during most of the convention hours. This is where you pick up your registration packets. It is a great place to meet others in your party, exchange e-mail, eyelash-QSL cards and addresses or leave messages on the message board.

YLRL Business Meeting
All YLRL members, please plan on attending the YLRL Business Meeting on Friday, Aug. 15, at 10am. This is where you get to hear proposals from the board and discuss issues that are important to you. The members make the decisions on where the organization is going next.

YLRL Member Group Photo
Let's show pride in our attendance at the convention year. All YLRL members are asked to attend. See one of the Convention Committee members or check the Hospitality Room for details on when the photo will be taken.

YL Luncheon
This YLRL Member lunch, immediately following the YLRL Business meeting, is provided to let you have fun and talk about what was discussed as the YLRL Business meeting. Sit with someone new, exchange e-mails and just have fun.

YL-OM Banquet
This is the highlight to the YLRL Convention. It takes place on Friday, Aug 15 at 6:30pm. This is for YLs, OMs and their families and friends to come listen to speakers, learn more about YLRL and enjoy themselves. The drawing for the YLRL Scholarship "prize" is done at this time and door prizes are passed out. Be sure to bring your camera to take lots of pictures. The banquet will be buffet style.

HAYLARC Breakfast
On Sunday, Aug 17th at 7am is the HAYLARC sponsored breakfast. All YL’s, families, guests are invited to “dutch” breakfast at Shoney’s Restaurant.



The tours for the Convention have been finalized and are listed below.


Historical Home Tour- Saturday, Friday, Aug 15, 2008:

  • 1:45 PM Guided visit to an Historic Home, with storytelling followed by a stroll through some of the historic downtown on the way back to the hotel. This is only five or six blocks each way and is interesting. We will arrange transportation for those who need it.
  • Cost $10.00

Hunstville Weather Service - Saturday, Friday, Aug 15, 2008:

  • 1:45 PM Tour using bus transportation.
  • Cost $5.00

US Space and Rocket Center - Saturday, August 16, 2008:

  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned chartered bus from the Holiday Inn-Downtown and return.
  • Cost for bus ride and Museum admission is $25.00 Adult, $20.00 Child. Tickets to IMax or 3-D movies may be purchased individually at the Museum, if desired, for $8.00 Adult, $7.00 Child.
  • Deadline to register for this tour is July 19, 2008.


If you have already registered for the convention, here is a pdf version of Tour-only registration form and a Word formatted Tour-only registration form.

If you have not registered, use the updated pdf registration form or use the Word formatted registration form, which now includes the tour information.




Hamfest Events

The 2008 YLRL Convention will be held in conjunction with the Huntsville Hamfest and Southeastern ARRL Convention at Von Braun Center (across from hotel).  The hamfest will take place on Aug 16 and Aug 17. Your registration fee includes the cost of the hamfest ticket. There will be forums, license exams, new Dealer show, flea market, prizes--all inside.

On Saturday evening, Aug. 16, there is a DX Banquet sponsored by the North Alabama DX Club (NADXC) with Ann Santos, WA1S as NADXC Banquet speaker. Here are details on getting tickets for the DX Banquet.

2008 DX Banquet sponsored by the North Alabama DX Club (NADXC)

Time: Saturday, August 16th at 6:30 pm
Place: VBC Ballet Room
Speaker: Ann Santos, WA1S
Topic: TX5C Clipperton DXpedition
Price: $35 per person
Contact: Jason Amos [email protected]
Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, August 12th. Jason must have check or cash in hand by that date.