Chi-Town Shakedown

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27th Annual IAGSDC convention

Dates: 01-04 Jul 2010

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Host hotel/venues: Hilton Chicago

Hosting club: Chi-Town Squares

Convention committee title: Fruit Cup, NFP

Convention committee members: John Glover, Rob Sierzega, Gary Lange, Michael Pemberton, Fester Hugunine

Calling staff:

Also introduction to square dancing with Bob Asp and Curt Braffett

Sound staff:

Vendor list:

  • Gloria's Stained Glass
  • Eyecatchers Jewelry
  • The Badge Works
  • Footmatters
  • Shel-Don Custom Leathers

Fun Badge Tour stops and highlights:

  • Northerly Island (formerly Meigs Field) with views of Burnham Harbor and Northerly Island Prairie
  • North Halsted Street and the Center on Halsted
  • Hollywood Beach
  • Humboldt Park with its fabulous boat house and lagoon

Pre/Post convention events & tours:

  • Chicago Pride Fest!
  • Chicago Pride March
  • North Shore Gardens & Bahai House of Worship
  • Six Flags Great America
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio and Unity Temple
  • Chicago Architectural Cruise
  • Millennium Park Walking Tour and the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Museum of Science and Industry and Hyde Park

Notable Notes and Highlights:

  • National anthems sung by the Chicago Gay Mens Chorus during opening ceremonies.
  • A special call "Shakedown" was created.

Specialty Tips: (per convention program)

IAGSDC officers:

IAGSDC meeting notes:

Attendance: 1014

Attending clubs:

Honky Tonk Queen winner: Ima Cornholer

Golden Boot Award: presented to John Faulds by Bob Young

10 Year Medallions - Recipients: 42

20 Year Medallions - Recipients: 23

25 Year Medallions - Recipients: 8

Newsletter: "Chi-Town Shakedown Lowdown"


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