2016 ISDRA Meeting Hotel Info (click here)

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2016 50th Anniversary Meeting Grand Lady

Friday evening's cruise will be aboard The Grand Lady with Captain Rick Deegan. The three hour cruise will travel downstream from Buffalo in the East Branch of the Niagara River sailing between Grand Island and Tonawanda, NY.

The Grand Lady is a US Flagged Vessel. At 80 ft long and 20 ft wide, it is of all steel construction, weighing in at 51 gross ton. Powered by 2 caterpillar diesel engines, rated at 250 hp each, the vessel cruises at 8 knots with a top speed of 12. The boat was originally built in Lacrosse, Wisconsin in 1993 by Skipper Liner Industries.
She operated for 5 years as The Naples Princess in Naples, Florida until 1998 when it was purchased by Rick Deegan and transformed into The Grand Lady, making its maiden voyage on the Niagara River May 14th, 1998.

The main deck dining area seats up to 72 guests maximum and also hosts our fully-stocked bar, caterer's galley, and heads. (That's the restrooms for you land lovers.) From the main deck, guests can head out onto the open-air bow deck or upstairs via one of two different staircases. Upstairs you can visit the Captain hard at work in the wheelhouse, take in the views from the open air aft deck, or sit and relax inside.

Silent Auction Info
ISDRA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Convention will once again feature the ever popular Silent Auction. Items will be on display starting at 7:30AM , Saturday, June 25th. Biding will close at 6:45PM that evening. Winners may pick up and pay for their items immediately following the ISDRA Awards Banquet that night or Sunday morning, June 26th starting at 8 AM. Cash, checks made payable to ISDRA and credit cards are all acceptable forms of payment. For anybody donating items to the silent auction : silent auction items will be collected Friday, June 24th at the hotel lobby registration table and again Saturday morning at the silent auction open. To facilitate the paperwork, we ask that you please let us know what you will be donating and its approximate value. You can either email the Silent Auction Organizer Beth Castaldi at bkcastaldi@directv.net ; or list your donation in the comment section on the event's FaceBook page. ISDRA's 50th Anniversary Celebration and Convention


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