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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:29 pm 
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OLD REEL COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION
ORCA NATIONAL CONVENTION
AT THE BASS PRO SHOP DANIA BEACH FLORIDA

Dania Beach, Florida - June 17, 18, 19 & 20 2015
~ Schedule of Events & Thing To Do ~

Wednesday June 17

Check In and Meet & Greet: In the Marriott Lobby and adjacent meeting rooms. 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Silent Auction Donations will be accepted and set up at this time.

Thursday June 18

Morning - Breakfast 8:00 am - 9:30 am followed by room trading.
Afternoon - Fishing Contest – Deep Sea Fishing aboard the “Helen S”.
~ Fishing Trip will be from 1 pm until 5 pm – We will be meeting in the motel lobby at 11:45 am to leave for the boat at 12:00 noon - DON'T BE LATE!
Cost $40.00 per person, contemporary tackle included or bring your own vintage rod & reel for the ultimate experience and to be eligible for the contest.

~ For those not fishing, there will be room trading in the motel or choose an activity from the list below.
Dinner – Every Man For Themselves
Evening – Room Trading

Friday June 19

Morning – 7:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast with the Board – Marriott Restaurant located in the lobby.
8:30 am to 11:00 am Casting Contest & Ugly Reel Throwing Contest.
Afternoon – Lunch 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Afternoon Seminars: IGFA Library Tour 12:30 pm followed by seminars at the Marriott - To Be Announced
Evening – 6:00 pm ORCA Annual Banquet at the Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant Located within walking distance in The Bass Pro Shop.
Night – Room Trading

Saturday June 20

All Day Saturday - Old Reel Collectors Convention at The Bass Pro Shop
Show hours from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm – Set-up 8:00 am until 10:00 am - Show Will Be Open to the Public from 10 am to 2:00 pm
Lunch – Islamorada Fish Company or Marlin Bar Inside Bass Pro Shops
Breakdown from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Dinner – On Your Own
About The Show - We will be setting up and displaying at the Bass Pro Shop on Saturday and ORCA as a club has committed to remain set up there until 2:00 pm. Also - The public has been invited to attend the show and will be bringing in their old tackle for appraisal and to be auctioned on Saturday.

Things to do in the area:


Within Walking Distance Of Motel ~ Bass Pro Shop
Ft. Lauderdale ~ Jungle Queen Mississippi River Boat style cruise - http://www.junglequeen.com/
Ft. Lauderdale Trolley Tours - http://www.suntrolley.com/las-olas-link-beach-link/ -
Duck Boat Tours - http://fortlauderdaleducktours.tix.com/ ... rgNum=2619
Down Town Ft. Lauderdale ~ Las Olas Blvd Shopping 10 Minutes Away – Museum of Discovery & Science & IMAX Theater – Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art ~ 10 Minutes away
Ft Lauderdale activity and discount ticket site: https://www.zerve.com/d/fort-lauderdale ... icle-tours
Ft. Lauderdale Beaches ~ Relax in the sun or do some Surf Fishing ~ 15 Minutes Away
Miami ~ South Beach - Little Havana – Coconut Grove – Coral Gables ~ 30 Minutes South
The Everglades ~ 40 Minutes West – Airboat Rides – Walking Trails - Alligators
Everglades National Park ~ Museum - Nature Trails – Flamingo the Southernmost Point in the Continental US (Good Fishing) ~ 1:30 Minutes South
The Florida Keys ~ Key Largo ~ 2 Hours South – Key West ~ 4 Hours South
Coco Beach ~ Cape Canaveral & The Kennedy Space Center ~ 3 Hours North
Orlando ~ Disney World, Universal Studios, and Theme Parks ~ 3 Hours North


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Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:11 pm 
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I'm on a long-planned family vacation, but a look at that agenda makes me really wish I was at the annual convention. I hope everyone has a great time.


Mike N.


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