Back from the ICCA AGM!!!

The lovely and I got back from Chicago yesterday, and are enjoying the feeling of Fall in the air. It is one of our favorite times of year on the island (and in New England in general), and while the meetings were fantastic, it is good to be home.

And, so it is back to corkscrewing around the island, and preparing for our next adventures.

There really is too much to share with regards to what happened at the AGM, but perhaps a few pictures will help in telling the story.

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For those that need a little help… The meeting went something like this…

Right’s Reception, where Maurice opened the meeting by opening a bottle of wine. Tommy gets introduced as a new Addict, and congratulated by Sue–this was followed by dinner featuring a Chicago-style Screw Off–utilizing nifties as our weapon of choice. The next morning, Don presents “The Incomplete Corkscrew Story” followed by an architectural cruise on the river. This followed by an evening of Chicago blues music and dinner at the House of Blues.

The next morning was the buy and sell, a presentation on Newly Discovered American Patents by John Morris–where 70+ newly discovered patents were present and available for viewing, handling, and drooling over. An afternoon auction, and dinner at Smith and Wollensky–where another impromptu auction was met with an enthusiastic response.

The following day started with a presentation on the Devil in the White City, and shortly we boarded busses to tour the city, and the cite of the 1893 World’s Fair. After the tour, we found ourselves in front of “the Bean” for a group photo. Later that evening, we were at the historic Drake Hotel for our annual gala event. The punch was fantastic!

A hiccup in the planning occurred when our Bus to and from the gala failed to show up, but with some creative thinking from our bellman at the Monaco, we shortly were piling into limousines! Several attendees remarked, perhaps this is how we should travel all the time!!!

A really fun few days, and it was great spending time with all the addicts and go-withs!!!

See you next year in Belgium!!!!

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