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The 1971 IJA Convention and World Juggling Championships will be held at the Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge in Rocky Hill, Connecticut near Hartford, on July 3,4,5.

Convention Chairman John Burke received no response to inquiries to Las Vegas Convention Bureau and he dropped from consideration Disneyland. Early in April, I discussed the situation with John and President Ken Benge by telephone. We further eliminated the reuse of the Los Angeles area.  I requested and received permission to organize the Convention in the Hartford, Conn. area.

John Burke and I will collaborate on setting the schedule of events, the fee structure and the scheduling of the Championships. I am working with the Greater Hartford Convention Bureau in lining up the charity show and public show. Jerry Greenberg of Brooklyn, N.Y. will be Show Director and will put together the acts for these two shows plus the banquet show.

A buffet banquet for Monday evening is all planned.

Arrangements are being made for judges and other personnel to help with the Championships. Experienced jugglers who are planning to attend the Convention but not competing in the Championships please contact me.

The Rocky Hill Howard Johnson Motor Lodge has several features which make it exceptionally suitable for our purposes:

1. Easy access. It is right on the main freeway. Bradley International Airport is only about 15 miles away. The site is 125 miles north of New York City and about the same distance south of Boston.

2. Excellent facilities. The main feature of the estab­lishment is a large, well lighted, high ceilinged, air conditioned meeting room which will be the hub of our activities. There are also large grassy areas surrounding the swimming pool that are good for juggling and completely secluded from the public.

3. Excellent outside facilities. There is a Howard Johnson Restaurant next door, plus several other restaurants and full shopping facilities within a radius of a quarter mile.

Complete details of Convention activities and arrangements will be in the April Newsletter - a special Convention Issue which will be out soon. Meanwhile, it is not too early to make your room reservation. Room rates are: $16.50 single, $21.50 double, $3.00 per extra person in a double. Make your reservation directly with the hotel. Be sure to state that you are with the International Jugglers Association. Write or phone: HOWARD JOHNSON'S MOTOR LODGE,  ROCKY HILL, CONN.

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