New Info 11/8/20
see text below about using PayPal for Registration
Lead To Cleveland
2021 Convention Registration
Update from the Convention Chair—
Early planning for our train convention has
been quite a project.
Our host hotel, The Holiday Inn Cleveland South, is open
but currently operating on a scaled back schedule.
Our primary contact, the Director of Sales, is currently
working every 3rd week at 1/3 of her normal salary.
They are planning for operations to be back to normal by
June ‘21 but caution that they expect to still be subject to 4
layers (federal, state, local and corporate) of guidelines at
the time of our convention.
With all this in mind we have been able to
come up with plans and pricing for the events scheduled at the
hotel—Monday’s opening All Aboard Party, Friday’s Throw-Back
BTOC Train Meet (an all day and nite event at the hotel filled
with trains, contests, some surprises and friends) and
Saturday’s Cleveland Banquet.
From all the uncertainties and questions
that cannot be answered at his time we are going to have 2
registration forms this year for Cleveland.
The 1st Registration Form will be in the next
edition of the BTO and will also be available on our Club’s
website for registration by returning a downloaded copy of the
form or by registering via PayPal.
Please note the deadline for the Early Bird Registration
discount. We are
hoping all those planning to attend will take advantage of this
generous discount by registering early.
For those members who
left their St. Louis registration dollars in the Club’s
treasury, simply fill out the
and that total will be deducted from the balance on your account
with the Club.
At a later date, possible well into the
Spring, a 2nd Registration Form will be
available to register for the daily trip events.
David Stachnik and myself are working with an exciting
number of venues that we will hopefully be able to book for the
Unfortunately, without success at this time since some venues
are still closed and some are scheduled to reopen in the spring.
Even those that are currently open are under restrictions
that would not allow us to attend as a group of our size.
Needless to say, planning All Tracks
Lead To Cleveland has been a challenge!
download as a pdf
(includes hotel info)
If you already have a paid registration for Cleveland, complete
this form and mail it. I'll adjust your balance and send you an
e-mail with the details.
We'll use PayPal as we did last year, with a $20 fee to reflect
the additional costs. Just fill out Registration #1 and write
PayPal on the back of the form where it says
Check enclosed for “Registration 1
Total”. Make check payable to Big Train Operator Club.
I'll invoice you for the total
cost plus the $20 fee. You can pay it online with your Credit
Card of Choice or PayPal.
The 2nd Registration form will not have an additional charge for