REPA News

One Last Reminder about the REPA Convention

We want to remind all that the REPA Convention at the Birmingham Hyatt Regency (which starts on September 5th) is just over two weeks from the starting (September 5th)…

The last day to make room reservations at the REPA Rate was Friday, August 4th but perhaps they will still honor the REPA Rate!

The numbers to call are 1-205-705-1234 (not toll free) or 1-888-591-1234 (toll free)… Be sure and tell them you are coming for the REPA Convention!

If interested you can visit the Convention Page for more information on the Convention, including Hot Buttons to press so as to print off the Registration Form and its Instructions…

Remember that the Hyatt Regency is connected to a major mall just off the I-459 Bypass that goes around Birmingham on the south side… Makes for easy access to the hotel and loads of shopping at the Riverchase Galleria Mall!!

Hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim Holder

Eastern Air Lines Exhibit Grand Opening Reception

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Eastern flight attendants were planning to fly despite the rumors of the imminent shutdown, January 1991. Courtesy Atlanta Journal Constitution photographs collection.

The Wings of Man:
The Eastern Air Lines Experience
July 2017-June 2018
 
Opening reception September 7, 2017, with guest speaker Martha Hamilton. Light refreshments and exhibit viewing to follow.
 
We are pleased to invite you to a discussion with Martha Hamilton about the days leading up to Eastern Air Lines’ closure in 1991. A journalist for the Washington Post at the time, Hamilton closely covered the airline’s uncertain trajectory until its final flight. To give Eastern’s demise broader context, she’ll consider what works best to nurture competitive markets: deregulation or keeping businesses from growing so big that they dominate. Hamilton currently writes for the Pulitzer-prize winning International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
 
WHERE: 8th floor gallery of Library South, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, 103 Decatur Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 (for directions click here)
 
WHEN: Thursday, September 7, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Register for the event by September 1 (spaces are limited).

Register Now

YE OLDE Atlanta REPA Luncheon Notice

Hello All…..

Just spoke with Virgil Tedder and while we don’t have a speaker or program for next week’s Atlanta REPA Luncheon (August 8th) he does think we might have one for September and/or October…

We have a brand new screen and just can’t seem to be able to use it!!!

Soooooooooo…. Come prepared with some War Stories as the jokes (even bad ones) are getting hard to find…

Keith Crosby is getting better and perhaps he can actually tell a few rather than sending them to me via Email…

Anyhow, Piccadilly Cafeteria at 11:00 AM when it opens and it is in the same old place!

Jim Holder

Reminder on cut-off date for REPA Room Rate at the September 5th REPA Convention

Folks…..

We want to remind all planning to attend the REPA Convention at the Birmingham Hyatt Regency (which starts on September 5th) that the last day to make room reservations at the REPA Rate is Friday, August 4th… Sooooooooooooooo, best give them a call if you are joining us there!

The numbers to call are 1-205-705-1234 (not toll free) or 1-888-591-1234 (toll free)… Be sure and tell them you are coming for the REPA Convention!

Of course you can visit the Convention Page on the REPA Website for more information on the Convention, including Hot Buttons to press so as to print off the Registration Form and its Instructions…

Remember that the Hyatt Regency is connected to a major mall just off the I-459 Bypass that goes around Birmingham on the south side… Makes for easy access to the hotel and loads of shopping at the Riverchase Galleria Mall!!

Hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim Holder

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