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not final yet Join the conversation! #AVMAconv www.avmaconvention.org I convention preview 77 Sporting Events Monday, July 18Sporting Clays8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Bus leaves at 6:30am)world shooting & recreational complex, sparta, il Fee $110This world-class shooter's paradise hosts the annual "Grand American," the premiere trap shooting event in the country, as well as the "World Cup Challenge" sporting clays tournament. Scores will be compiled in a Lewis scoring format and prizes will be awarded at the post tournament luncheon.Fee includes: Transportation, continental breakfast, 100 sporting clay targets, ammunition, and lunch. Note:  Bring your own eye and ear protection. Limited gun rentals are available for $10 by calling 1-618-295-2702. Registration is required in advance. Limited number will be accepted on site.Sunday, July 17Golf Outing8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Bus leaves at 6:30 am)spencer t. olin golf course, alton, ilFee: $110 Putt on over to this 7,000 yd. championship course designed by Arnold Palmer.Fee includes: Transportation, continental breakfast, green fees, cart rental, post tournament luncheon and prizes.Limited golf clubs are available for rent. Contact the golf course directly, 618-465-3888, X1 to reserve. Register today at www.avmaconvention.org.Registration is required in advance. Limited onsite availabilty.Trails for Tails 5k Walk/RunSunday, July 177:00 am START at America's CenterAdults: $25/children under 12 are freeJoin your colleagues and members of the St. Louis community for this annual AVMA event. Proceeds will benefit select St. Louis area shelters as well as the animal welfare programs of the AVMF.Registration includes a t-shirt, refreshments and awards.Register at www.avmaconvention.org

78 convention preview I www.avmaconvention.orgAVMA Discounted Hotels: The AVMA has negotiated discounts on downtown hotels. Most are within easy walking distance to the convention center. Shuttle service will be provided to the convention center from the farther hotels. Be sure to book your housing first and receive a discount code to save $25 off the registration fee.Online Registration: It's fast, easy, and lets you view hotel, lab, and special event availability before you make your selections. AVMA members will need your membership ID number to register at the member rate. Online registrants receive an instant, printable e-mail confirmation. Print or save your confirmation. By Phone or Fax: Call 877-303-0716 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-708-486-0716 (International) Fax printed forms to 708-344-4444, or mail to AVMA Registration/CompuSystems, Inc., PO Box 6271, Broadview, IL 60155. Onsite: Registration will be open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm on Friday, July 15 and from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm Saturday, July 16 through Tuesday, July 19.Discounted Air Travel: Book your air travel now and save! Travel Matters Inc, is the travel agency used by AVMA. When you purchase airline tickets through Travel Matters, you will receive a discount off the ticket cost, based on class of service and time purchase is made. Call 1.800.733.4180 or 1.847.397.4488 and tell the agent you are attending the AVMA convention. You can also email Travel Matters at travel@travelmatters.net with your travel questions, reservations, or car rentals in St. Louis (A ticketing surcharge will be included in the ticket price).United Airlines is also offering a discount to AVMA convention travelers. If you book directly with United at 800-521-4041 or online at www.united.com be sure to enter promo code 551SC to receive the AVMA discount.Airport Shuttle Service: GoBest Express is offering a discounted rate of $17 one way, per person or $32 roundtrip per person. The discount is offered if booked online until 11:59 p.m. on July 7, 2011. Walk-ups are welcome, but will not be eligible for convention rate. Children ages 5 and under ride free; children 6-12 are $11.00 each. A credit card is required and charged at the time of reservation. Visit www.gobestexpress.com and enter the group code "AVMA" to make your discounted GoBest reservation. Taxi Service: Taxis are available from both Terminal 1 and 2. Fares to the downtown hotels average $35 - $45 one way. Public Transportation: MetroLink light rail system services Lambert International Airport to the downtown convention center. Fare is $3.75 outbound from airport stations; $2.25 elsewhere. For more information, visit www.metrostlouis.org. The 2011 AVMA Convention will be held at America's Center, 701 Convention Center Plaza, in downtown St. Louis. NEW This Year: Book your housing before you register and save $25 on your registration fees! Go to www.avmaconvention.org and click the Housing/Registration button to reserve your hotel online or download a printable form. Hotel Reservations can also be made by calling 888-295-4523 (U.S. and Canada only) or 972.349.5813 (International). Registration and Travel Information