PRE-REGISTRATION DEPOSITS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR CJCI CONVENTION 2020
SAVE THE DATE FOR CJCI CONVENTION 2020 – OCT. 23-25, 2020!
Super news! We’ve made our goal of 50 deposits and we’ve got a contract in place with the newly renovated Radisson Hotel Providence Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Yes, the Radisson is under new ownership and all sleeping rooms, function spaces, common areas, and restaurant are currently undergoing renovation. They’ll be ready for us in 2020 with fresh updates throughout the property. We’ll be sharing photos with you in the months to come!
If you would like to go ahead and make your reservation at the hotel ($119 double/$139 suite), please call the Radisson directly at 401/739-3000 and mention that you are with Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l or CJCI.
How You Can Help Us With Our Next Hurdle
Between now and September 30, 2019 (near our deadline to nullify the contract with the hotel to avoid paying cancellation fees), we need to get at least 75 deposits in total to be able to hold the event. We really think we can do this with your help!
Forward the link to this page to all your jewelry-loving friends. Be sure to include a personal note about why you want another convention to take place, and all the good times and educational opportunities we’ve shared. Spread the word on social media along with your favorite photos from past events to get other folks excited about joining us.
Additional Pre-Registration Deposits will:
- Allow us to exceed our break-even point in attendance, which mitigates a portion of our personal financial exposure in meeting guarantees with the hotel;
- Help to cover additional planning expenses as we move forward;
- Pay the first $100 toward the registration fee for attendees if a convention is ultimately held in 2020.
To make your deposit, use the PayPal “BUY NOW” button below (preferred method):
Or, mail your check for $100 payable to CJCI to:
P.O. Box 446
Benicia, CA 94510
Check deposits will be held uncashed until we meet our goal. In the event that we do not meet our goal, they will either be returned to you or shredded with your permission.
PLEASE NOTE REGARDING YOUR DEPOSIT:
Refundable – In the event that we determine it is not feasible to hold the event in 2020, all those making a deposit will have the option of receiving a refund or donating their deposit to the CJCI Education Fund after our announcement in early July.
Non-refundable – If we do move forward with planning after the June 30, 2019 deadline and sign a contract with a venue, the deposit will not be refundable even if the payee cannot attend in 2020. We will need these funds to mitigate our exposure to venue fees should we have to cancel the convention or have a low turnout for the event.
If you have additional questions or need further assistance before making your deposit for CJCI Convention 2020, please contact Melinda Lewis or Pamela Wiggins Siegel (melinda @ costumejewelrycollectors.com or pam @ costumejewelrycollectors.com).